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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF 15 days ago

SuperM talk about what it was like to form a super K-Pop group during debut press conference

AKP STAFF

On October 2, SM Entertainment's super K-Pop group SuperM attended their debut press conference in Seoul's Dragon City hotel. 

Made up of members including SHINee's Taemin, EXO's Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127's Taeyong and Mark, and WayV's Lucas and Ten, SuperM's debut is a joint project between SM Entertainment and American music label Capitol Music Group

During this press conference on October 2, SuperM's Baekhyun opened up about the process of forming this super K-Pop group with his fellow labelmates. Baekhyun said, "There wasn't anything difficult or problematic while we prepared for this group. Because we are SM Town. We have experience working together on collaborations on a regular basis, and it feels great forming a joint team with fellow labelmates whom I know are talented. Because all of the members were so capable and devoted, everything progressed smoothly." 

Here, member Lucas added, "All of the hyungs were so kind and likable so we all became close very quickly," while Ten likewise shared, "These hyungs were hyungs I've always wanted to collaborate with, at least once in my life. I was so happy that they took good care of me." 

Next, Taeyong revealed, "At first, I worried about a lot of things. As a hoobae artist, because I grew up watching the hyungs promote, I wondered if I would be able to get on their levels. But I think I worried for nothing. When we were all together, we just laughed all the time. That's how much fun we had [preparing for the group]."

Meanwhile, SuperM will be debuting this October 4 at 6 PM KST with their 1st mini album, 'SuperM'. 

  1. Baekhyun
  2. Kai
  3. Taemin
  4. Taeyong
  5. Mark
  6. TEN
  7. Lucas
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whenjunhui481 pts 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

this is so great. its so good because they are all super talented and most of them were already friends but also because i think they are all really nice guys too

i mean ok i may be biased but i cant think of a better group of people to work with (well except seventeen ofc. seventeen is a dream team to me)

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T_Jazz1,174 pts 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

This hierarchical thing in Korea, I still can't get used to it. The younger ones, even when it's only a couple years or even a few months, having to defer or yield to the elder. And I wondered if that was the reason Taeyong seemed to be more quiet than all the others.


In this group's promo videos, NCT looks as if they're working hard to stay on their best behavior. 😅 I understand how the hierarchy maintains peace and order but the dongsaengs look stiff and frightened. Ten and Lucas not hamming it up in front of a camera, whaaaaaat? Could it really be intimidation? Because in my eyes, Taemin's a superstar and none of them come close to Baekhyun's vocal prowess [RIP Jonghyun, SM's Bearer of Soul]. But they all know each other! And none of them have (or is it - haven't displayed?) Taeyong's and Mark's skill. Aside from that even, Taeyong has his own vocal style which makes NCT recordings stand out. I know he's working but I hope he gets to genuinely enjoy himself on this project.


These last couple of years, I've listened to these three groups more than I have American performers. Yet I held out pre-ordering SuperM's CD until... It's hard for me to purchase music I haven't heard unless it's recorded by real musicians I respect. But as soon as I heard "Ten on the Floor," I couldn't click "Pre-order now" fast enough on Amazon.


And I can't wait! I'm excited for this! ♫ Damn! ♫

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