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F.T. Island open up about Korean music lacking variety + disagreements with their label

By beansss   Monday, July 18, 2016   33,144   3,599   111
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In a recent interview, F.T. Island, who recently made a comeback with their 6th album 'Where's The Truth?', opened up about a variety of topics. 

First, the group dished on their role in the music industry. They stated, "It's true that rock bands are for manias. In Korea, it's especially like that. It's unfortunate, because in Korea, variety in music leans one specific way. Around us, people ask why we make rock music if we know that [it's not the best selling]. But the reason is simple. We like bands, and we like rock. Someday, the age of rock bands will come." 

Hongki added on, "We always said that we wanted to make our own music, our way. But every time, our label said, 'let's show [the listeners] a new side'. So when we followed directions from our label and made music that was more for the general public, it didn't go well. But that was when the opportunity for us to make our own music arose. The result was our 5th album. F.T. Island was able to write and compose our own songs. That era was our turning point." 

Have you listened to F.T. Island's new song "Take Me Now" yet?

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chocobar99 Wednesday, July 20, 2016

For those comparing yonghwa and hongki's voice... does adam levine has strong stable vocal? no he has squirky vocal. does coldplay has strong vocal? no his voice is unique. does liam galagher has strong vocal? nope he has unforgetable vocal. does chester bennington has strong voice? yes he's quiet stable. does matthew bellamy has strong vocal? yes his voice is rock. So which one is better? NONE THEY HAVE THEIR OWN QUALITY

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chocobar99 Wednesday, July 20, 2016

*not coldplay I mean chris martin kekeke -_-

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ATA chocobar99 Wednesday, July 20, 2016

just going to point out that Adam Levine, Chris Martin, Liam Gallagher...they're not exactly considered great voices of rock music. They are very successful, so obviously people like them and they are talented, but if people are comparing, or ranking great voices of rock, they will never be at the top.

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chocobar99 ATA Thursday, July 21, 2016

thats what Im saying they have their own quality and what is that you diss liam galagher the king of rock

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ATA chocobar99 Thursday, July 21, 2016

King of Rock? I guess in your personal opinion, maybe

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chocobar99 ATA Thursday, July 21, 2016

apparently the best selling album of all time so no its a world recognition

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ATA chocobar99 Thursday, July 21, 2016

selling well does not mean the front man is the king of rock. It just means people like their music. We were talking about voices, and if you look at just about any industry list where they rank rock vocalists, he's not at the top of any list. He may appear in some lists, but he won't be at the top.

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chocobar99 ATA Friday, July 22, 2016

whatever you said then

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Lavenderbluekm Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wait a sec... So how is ftisland doing on the charts?

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angelvsdevil Lavenderbluekm Tuesday, July 19, 2016

They rank second on Mnet, and the rest around 50. But they never did well on digital so XD. They are both number 1 and 2 for album sales though

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Lavenderbluekm angelvsdevil Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ohh thank you!:D

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YueYuu Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I love that they sound way more heavier these days. I liked them before, I'm actually quite a fan of their music since their debut but this right here fits way more my original taste in music. I love that they're doing something else. Softer Rock bands are not that rare in Korea but they all sound kinda the same. Way to go!!

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