Wonder Girls explain why they're focusing more on their Asian promotions
Having made their comeback with their new mini-album, 'Wonder Party', the ladies of the Wonder Girls recently sat down with E-Daily to talk about what inspired them to pursue the musical direction that they did.
The girls began, "We're a group that does pop music, and I think the positive response we're receiving now is because we put the focus on creating music that the public can enjoy."
Their title track, "Like This", is different in style from their past hits like "Tell Me", "So Hot", and "Nobody", but that's because the girls reflected back to what made those songs a hit and utilized it to their full potential. What they noticed was that the audience was happiest when enjoying the song directly with the girls on stage.
The girls maintained their position at the top of the charts like Melon and continued driving their popularity forward with their music video, which achieved three million hits in three days on YouTube.
They stated, "It'd be a lie if we said we didn't care about the songs of other artists but we didn't release this album thinking that we had to win number one no matter what. We would have been happy if people just enjoyed it, so it's fortunate that the song was well received. Additionally, it's so much more comfortable dancing on stage in sneakers."
'Wonder World' is their first release in seven months since their "Be My Baby" promotions last November. Compared to their "2 Different Tears" comeback, which took a year and six months since they crossed over to the States, the gap has gotten considerably shorter.
Not only that, but they've also increased their Asian activities. With the girls set to release the Japanese version of "Nobody", some have begun to wonder whether they're turning their focus away from America and back to Asia.
When asked about their increased activities in Asia, the girls replied, "Because we had to learn English in the States, the amount of time we spent there grew longer and longer, which meant we didn't have a lot of time to see our Asian fans. In an effort to show and share more of us, we mutually agreed to increase our activities. We rushed the release of our new song for our first Korean concert in four years on July 7th. Following that will be our Japanese promotions, the JYP Nation concert in August, our tour concert, and finally a new American album."
On their Korean concert, the Wonder Girls concluded, "There are new song performances that we've never performed on TV along with charming solo stages that we're sure the audience will enjoy right along with us."
Source + Photos: E-Daily via Naver
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