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

By beansss   Monday, July 18, 2016   34,743   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

chocobar99 Wednesday, July 20, 2016

*not coldplay I mean chris martin kekeke -_-

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.

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

ATA chocobar99 Thursday, July 21, 2016

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

chocobar99 ATA Thursday, July 21, 2016

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

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.

chocobar99 ATA Friday, July 22, 2016

whatever you said then

Lavenderbluekm Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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

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

Lavenderbluekm angelvsdevil Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ohh thank you!:D

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!!

backtothelight Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Seunghyun: "The best thing I saw after being an FTISLAND member is seeing fans who wants to leave left. Fans who really loves music stay, and those who dont didnt." Savage Seung xD

angelvsdevil backtothelight Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Just like what hongki said : those who wanted to leave already left, those who have stayed are the real fans

backtothelight angelvsdevil Tuesday, July 19, 2016

yes exactly! :D

beashineeshawol backtothelight Tuesday, July 19, 2016

No wonder he's my favorite member ^_^

love_B2ST Tuesday, July 19, 2016

THANK YOU for not being mainstream F.T. Island!!! I didn't like the older songs...

MyTwoCent Tuesday, July 19, 2016

theyre trying to sell music ...while the rest are trying to sell an image to get by.

YueYuu MyTwoCent Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Yeah, I think the most people who want to become idols don't really care that much about music. They don't think about themselves as musicians but as entertainers. You can tell those apart who are only or mostly in for the music and I think you can also hear that. Even though other groups have amazing producers producing there songs or expensive equipment, you can hear it if someone makes music cause they want to and cause they love to.

LIA_FTISLAND MyTwoCent Friday, July 22, 2016

Well at the end the music will exist until last and the image will fade away... Just my opinion

primazaza Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Their whole interview is a must to read. For once a Korean interview lets them talk about music and not only ask them about useless stuff like dating or conflict...

fidetoart primazaza Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Yes people should read their interviews. DJPri translate them on her tumblr

Blue82 fidetoart Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Link please?

fidetoart Blue82 Tuesday, July 19, 2016

djpri (.) tumblr (.) com or you can search on google djpri tumblr

Blue82 fidetoart Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thank you. It was a really good interview and I loved when he called Primas maniacs.

fidetoart Blue82 Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thank you ^^ We are indeed a maniacs lol

Blue82 fidetoart Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Out of all the groups I'm a fan of I definitely think being a Prima is the most chill. Everyone is nice and completely devoted. Now we just have to hope FtIsland is around another 10 years.

RAS33 Tuesday, July 19, 2016

There new song was so good

jadekpop Tuesday, July 19, 2016

"Rock isn't dead,its just sleeping"

ycarris jadekpop Tuesday, July 19, 2016

now is awaken.... FT is comeback

CDOCOOLS Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Well, i really enjoyed their new song.. keep doing you.

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