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F.T. Island talk about why they chose hard rock for their comeback

By jubilantj   Friday, August 5, 2016   14,644   2,654   9
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F.T. Island detailed their recent comeback on the August 5 airing of 'Sketchbook,' talking about why they opted for a hard rock sound and the song-making process under Hongki's production team Hong's Tower


Hongki explained, "I didn't know that our sound would become so heavy. There was a rough sort of feel [to the songs] before the editing process, but as we worked on them, they became heavier. It sounded awesome so we decided to stick with it." 


SEE ALSO: F.T. Island asks fans, 'Are You Ready' for their 10th anniversary world tour


Hongki also talked a bit about Hong's Tower, the production/song-composition team he himself formed and organized. He said, "There used to be seven people [on the team] but now there are four. Jaejin recently left the group." Jaejin, put on the spot, justified his leave with, "If you want to be a part of Hong's Tower, you have to pay the monthly rent to use the recording studio but it was too expensive so I just left." 


F.T. Island concluded their talk by expressing their desire to continue doing music even when they're above the age of 50, adding, "We hope that the band scene [in Korea] will rise again and that music will become more diverse." 






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happy_jellybean Sunday, August 7, 2016

I almost freaked out thinking jaejin left the group

xxxjiyu Friday, August 5, 2016

they're bringing back the memories with acoustic ver of 'Thunder' ^^

Black_wind Friday, August 5, 2016

Yes Korea.... you need that rock n'roll

elp6 Friday, August 5, 2016

their performance as usual, flawless. They are just too good!!!!!

RoAnon9935 Friday, August 5, 2016

And the fans are loving it, it is above expectations. Their next come back they're going to have to be more creative then ever. XD

love_B2ST RoAnon9935 Friday, August 5, 2016

more creative.... and hard rock! xD

Aleeis RoAnon9935 Saturday, August 6, 2016

I wonder if they will still plan on a double comeback this year. Maybe in the winter? I sure hope so, cause that would totally make my year complete.

RoAnon9935 Aleeis Saturday, August 6, 2016

Well TECHNICALLY they have unless your just counting one country. :-P Remember they released a CD in April in Japan.

Aleeis RoAnon9935 Sunday, August 7, 2016

Yeah, but they were meant to have 2 Korean comebacks. They always have at least 1 or 2 in Japan every year anyway. It's expected. I am awaiting more FT awesomeness to take over Korea. Plus I'm living here now. Of course I want more FT in Korea!

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