While Pentagon wasn’t the most recent artist on the KCON 2018 NY lineup, they could have already been the K-pop act with to prove. Year . 5 after their debut a, the 10-member boy band found an urgent hit in the rising success of “Shine,” a feel-good bouncy hip-hop number that highlighted the group’s penchant for slick raps and playful melodies. The track not merely became their first hit in Korea, but marked a breakout success for them on the U.S. charts too.
Backstage at the festival, the nine Pentagon boys (member Yanan had a previous commitment overseas) were clear within their intentions to help keep the momentum going while recognizing the effort and experimentation that brought them to where these were today. Continue reading for their applying for grants what contributed with their breakout hit, exciting future plans and much more.
FUSE: It’s great to possess Pentagon in NY for the first East Coast performance! How are you currently all feeling?
Hongseok: I believe everybody’s excited to stay New York, for most people, this is actually the first-time being within NY and meeting our fans in NY therefore i think everybody’s excited.
You’re down a known member, but one of the primary groups here still. What’s it like traveling with nine or ten people?
Wooseok: We won’t easily get bored, because we have been nine members still, but we sometimes have a conflict if we order food-
Hongseok: Because everyone has different tastes! But we’re focusing on it.
Pentagon debuted in late 2016, but “Shine” actually was a slow-burning hit that got you noticed. Why do you consider it took a short moment for folks for connecting with that song?
Hui: We debuted per year . 5 ago and tried various things and concept. That year . 5 in, we could actually discover the color that fits we and, speaking because the leader, we’re so very proud we could actually find exact color that fits the team perfectly. I believe due to that, the general public could actually enjoy what fits Pentagon so well in a song like “Shine.” Something I would like to add is that I’ve felt recently the entire year . 5 was an extremely special and heartfelt time for me personally since it was a period which has made us recognize that we have been very grateful. Per year . 5 we received this love and the love of the general public after, and we’re only now realizing it and we are able to appreciate it a lot more. Since it took that very long time, we’re in a position to appreciate greater than if it came soon.
You produce and write your personal music, just how achieved it eventually click where you thought this is actually the right sound for you personally?
Hui: So, instead of discovering that perfect matching point of locating the song that fits us, the entire year . 5 they were creating music during, a thing that I realized was that a few of our music may be just a little hard to hear beginning with very early each morning. Before we’d written ‘Shine’, I had thought maybe that people wanted to develop a song that may be easily paid attention to whether it had been morning time or before people visited sleep, and that has been the foundation of “Shine.” E’Dawn was also involved with it so we could actually develop a very unique song that has been easy-listening but, in exactly the same sense, had a note and an extremely fun sound to it.
You guys have released songs beneath the Vocal Rap and Unit Unit names. Any kind of more sub-unit projects in the ongoing works?
Shinwon: Actually, another unit is had by us. The real name is WooShinYan-three members Wooseok, Yanam and shinwon so WooShinYan. We will release music. We’re very lonely and lazy… [Laughing]
Hongseok: [Clarifying] They can not promise when they’re going turn out as a unit, however they are experiencing plans and having discussions about getting the unit.
“We’re very confident that people are likely to shine amongst all K-pop stars.”
What else do we have to find out about Pentagon in 2018?
E’Dawn: I heard was that Triple H was gonna be developing soon. [Laughs] With excellent music, and the colour of the group is gonna be something very new that was not seen yet.
Hui: And in August, we are returning in Japan also. And as as you possibly can soon, we’ll to push out a new album in Korea.
And while fans are awaiting for that, execute a message is had by you for them?
Yeoone: To begin with, we have been thankful for all the support that we have been shown, but we also want all our fans to possess high expectations because we will show more surprises soon. Also, what we’re most pleased with and what we wish our fans to learn probably the most is that we’re very confident that people are likely to shine amongst all the K-pop stars. You can find so many great K-pop artists, but we’re gonna shine amongst them among the better performance artists and we will make fans pleased with us as an organization.