Forward of his comeback, DAWN talked with W Korea about his music, childhood, and extra!
Whereas on the subject of his upcoming mini album, the interviewer talked about that they’d heard DAWN buzzing his title monitor in the course of the picture shoot. They expressed their shock because it sounded fully completely different than his solo debut monitor “MONEY.”
“It’ll be very completely different,” replied DAWN. “It’s a hip hop monitor, however the association is actually minimalistic. It retains going with only a drum and bass. It’s a track that introduces me. That’s why the primary verse says, ‘My identify is DAWN.’ I do some very delicate boasting right here and there too [laughs]. For instance, saying that I’m often quiet but when I get on stage then I develop into a ‘psycho’ like PSY.”
DAWN went on to speak in regards to the lyrics of “MONEY.” “I wrote that track on the top of feeling confused mentally,” he stated. “I inform my very own tales by music, and I began doing music simply enthusiastic about how there are a number of individuals who admire that. However once I made it my job, cash turned a wall that I confronted. The music that I goal to make is completely different than the music that the general public, not to mention the company, need. And all points ultimately boil all the way down to cash.”
“In the event you take a look at the lyrics rigorously, you’ll see that I’m in a fierce battle with cash,” he stated. “I wrote these lyrics like I used to be writing a letter to cash, in order that they have been written like complaining to a previous lover. Saying, ‘I like you a lot however I hate you, I need to have you ever however I need to get away from you.’ That’s why the final line ends it just by saying, ‘I don’t want you.’” DAWN shared that the lyrics for “MONEY” had taken lower than an hour and he’d initially simply written it to present to followers, fairly than to launch it as a single.
When requested if he nonetheless has an “I don’t want you” relationship with cash, DAWN stated with amusing, “My ideas have modified. If there’s one thing that I can clear up materially, then I need to clear up it with cash. However I may by no means promote my soul for cash. I believe I’ve drawn a line.”
When DAWN talked about how he had been the kind of child to only keep inside and draw, the interviewer requested how he ended up being a singer who performs in entrance of massive audiences.
“My mother could be very lively and open,” he stated. “She was a stomach dancer, and she or he was a ‘tremendous mother’ who was keen about her work and household. Since I used to be at all times simply staying at dwelling, she instructed me that if I wasn’t going to even research, then I ought to a minimum of dance. She stated that males who dance are cool. I’d say ‘I don’t need to go’ day after day and I discovered to bounce whereas singing, after which in some unspecified time in the future I fully fell in love with it. Then I naturally bought forged and now I’ve ended up right here.”
DAWN later described dancing as one thing reverse from his character. “I grew up within the countryside the place there was nobody round, and I infrequently met different individuals,” he stated. “I’d spend all day at dwelling and generally exit to gather bugs—that’s all I did in a day. So at first, I used to be very petrified of different individuals. I believe I broke out of that field once I was dancing in entrance of an viewers. That’s as a result of dancing is a approach to join. I slowly realized, ‘I don’t want to fret about what different individuals suppose,’ and ‘This isn’t a giant deal.’”
The artist was requested if there’s something he needs to speak about in his music in some unspecified time in the future.
“I need to write songs that as many individuals as potential will have the ability to relate to,” he stated. “There are such a lot of songs on the earth which might be pleasing to the ears. In that method, I need to write a kids’s track too in some unspecified time in the future. Additionally, I believe that love is an important factor in life. Together with love between a pair, love for fogeys, and extra broadly, even love for the Earth’s surroundings.” He additionally shared that he hopes that the music he writes will give individuals a optimistic vitality.
DAWN was requested to explain what sort of individual he’s to his girlfriend HyunA. DAWN stated with amusing, “Individuals generally watch HyunA and I on a range present and say, ‘It’s a cat who’s drained and torpid after enjoying with its butler,’ and it’s precisely like what individuals see.” In Korea, cat house owners are sometimes jokingly known as “butlers” or “servants” for his or her cats.
“I’m relaxed and calm about every thing,” he stated. “Then again, HyunA is at all times overflowing with vitality. I believe possibly I convey some stability to HyunA. Not by way of materials issues, however psychological stability.” He laughed as he says that even he thinks he’s a pleasant boyfriend.
DAWN was additionally requested in regards to the which means of his tattoos. “To be trustworthy, they don’t imply a lot,” he stated. “The primary one I bought was the deer drawing on my again. The one on the aspect is a lettering tattoo that I bought without cost then. I even have small ones right here and there of HyunA’s drawings. The numerals on my shoulder are for my birthday. I’ve included all of my household, because it signifies that as a result of I’m the youngest, my household was created within the second I used to be born.”
The complete interview and pictorial might be discovered within the October problem of W Korea.
DAWN will make a comeback on October 9 together with his first mini album “DAWNDIDIDAWN,” which incorporates collaborations with Jessi and Crush.
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