In light of their comeback with their 1st full album 'All Light', ASTRO posed for a sporty and contemporary pictorial with 'Marie Claire' magazine!
Dressing up in casual, sporty styles combining winter wear with spring wear, ASTRO broke free from generic styles of photoshoots by attempting a series of contemporary poses and arrangements.
In their interview, Cha Eun Woo described their comeback concept as, "A European sort of 'Refreshing'... Eastern European. There's the vintage feel of Prague, and notes of classical music from Vienna. Our teasers also had these moods." Jinjin added, "Thank you for putting it in such elegant terms (Laughter)."
The members were then asked to choose their personal favorite tracks from their album! Cha Eun Woo answered, "Can I choose two? One is 'Love Wheel', which gives the feeling that we created a bridge between ASTRO and AROHA... Another one is 'Bloom', which we all made together." Moonbin also chose two and shared, "'Role Play', which gives a different feeling because only the vocal members participated, and the refreshing '1 In A Million'." Jinjin named title track "All Night", Sanha picked "Moonwalk", Rocky chose "Bloom" as well, and MJ said, "There are many songs which emphasize more sexy tones, but for those of you who miss ASTRO's 'bubbly and refreshing' image, listen to '1 In A Million'."
Finally, the interviewer asked ASTRO what other special skills each member had other than the musical roles in their group. MJ said, "Mine is being loud... I love fooling around with the members so much, that's my happiness." Moonbin answered, "I'm good at pointing out reality to others. Like telling MJ hyung and Jinjin hyung to work out. They've tried to many times, but they've never succeeded. I was proud that Sanha started working out these days, thinking, 'This kid has some interest in working out'. Another special skill is teasing the hyungs." Jinjin agreed with, "Yup, your best skill." Here, Rocky chimed in with, "For me, it's teasing Eun Woo hyung." (All of the members agreed and added, "Eun Woo's arch nemesis.") Cha Eun Woo responded to this with, "I'm scared [of Rocky]. (Laughter.) The members are very playful, so we're always teasing one another."
ASTRO's full group pictorial and interview can be found in the February issue of 'Marie Claire'!