From an urgent viral hit in 2014 to a member’s health battle having to have her sit out of several album releases, EXID’s road to K-pop stardom has been atypical however the cheers from the KCON crowd would make one think otherwise. Earning a few of the biggest roars at KCON 2018 NY, the lady group performed their ’90s-inspired new single “Lady,” plus a couple of other singles, to greet their U.S. fans on the East Coast.
day 2 concert of KCON 2018
Backstage at the ultimate, because the news hit a record-breaking 53 just, 000 K-pop fans had attended the festival officially, EXID spoke to Fuse viewed their finest memories from the ’90s back, looked forward to what’s coming next and much more.
FUSE: Your latest single “Lady” is actually inspired by the ’90s. You guys are ’90s babies, growing up for the reason that right time. Do you remember any songs which were really really popular in Korea through the ’90s time or from your own childhood?
Jeonghwa: I was very young, born in 1995, so by enough time I could actually pay attention to music and remember it had been already the ’00s so most likely the other members which are better off answering this question. [Laughs]
Hani: JYP [Park Jin Young], I liked JYP songs really.
Hyelin: I’d have school festivals and my pal and I’d actually cover groups like S.E.Fin and s.K.L. and I believe that helped my dream to become singer actually.
LE: I recall songs from Biggie- who’s from NY! Where we have been!- and Tupac, yes, needless to say. Songs like “California Love,” I recall listening to a whole large amount of old hip-hop music and songs. We feel like trends repeat themselves and we’re so happy that they are in a position to sing songs that people heard whenever we were younger.
Do you see any trends from your own childhoods returning?
Hyelin: I recall “fanny packs.” In Korea, it had been called by them a sack, but it’s called a fanny pack. Yeah, but it’s returning, we call it a member of family side, you understand, a side bag because it’s cooler. But also for me, I recall that it is specifically something my father wore in those days, however now it’s a thing that people wear.
Hani: Bucket hats are back style. And like the way the rim bypass and round just, trends around bypass and, you know? Also to add on compared to that, with regards to pants even, then there have been pants with really wide legs back, but it’s needs to come back. And again fashion once, it comes and goes.
No more skinny jeans for me personally. Thank you for anyone memories, but seeking to the near future forward, what else does EXID have to arrive 2018?
Jeonghwa: Solji’s health has been recovering perfectly so when we’re watching her health progress, we’re seeking to keep coming back as all five. I’d like an organization comeback and the group wants the fans to keep to anticipate us another as all five. We do hope that the fans continue steadily to await us really.
“We feel just like the world is merely beginning to come around and show love for K-pop”
2018 feels as though an extremely special. EXID’s music is reaching so much more people than ever before, I think. Can you feel that it is a special year too?
Hyelin: To begin with, we didn’t have just as much time and energy to go abroad, however when we do see our group mentioned in the media we consider it and we’re always touched to see what’s being said about us and that we’re being discussed overseas. Whenever a chance is got by us to go abroad, you can find fans at the airport and the ones are the occasions when we recognize that we’re being loved overseas. Anytime we overseas see our fans, we get so much energy therefore much support. We’re always very thankful.
Jeonghwa: Not only we, but all of the Korean teams try so hard to attain their dreams and it’s really just right given that we feel just like the world is merely needs to come around and show love because of this genre of music.
Hani: And we feel so proud that it could you need to be because we’re section of this genre, you understand? We note that K-pop culture keeps growing at this time actually, getting to be accepted in this global world, and it’s really really surprising. Which means this sense is felt by us of pride to participate this growing genre.