Park Bom’s Interview with Cyworld
Recently 2NE1’s Park Bom had an interview with Cyworld. Check out what messages she has for us and which songs she recommends us to listen to!
Park Bom has just released her second solo single titled “Don’t Cry” and has gained much love for it. It was an all-kill on various music sites for several days, which made Park Bom naturally feel very happy and thankful to her fans.
She recently had an interview with Cyworld in which she talked about “Don’t Cry”, her friendship with Teddy and so on. She also recommended some songs she likes to listen to very much.
The interview started with Park Bom’s message to Cyworld members.
Hello Cyworld members, this is 2NE1’s Park Bom.
I’m introducing myself with my solo song, “Don’t Cry”, this time. Even though I’m coming back after so much time since “You & I”, thank you for showing me so much love this time as well.
The song, “Don’t Cry”, was, of course, made by Teddy-oppa, who also made “You & I”, and is a fast-tempo R&B song that is matched well with a piano melody and house beat. Starting with my solo song, this time, 2NE1 will be releasing a new song every 3 weeks. YG Entertainment’s promotions manager, Miss Sandara, is ambitiously preparing 2NE1’s activities, so we hope that you guys will be excited for it~
There are a lot of fans who love your charismatic voice, do you have a secret to maintain your singing skills?
When I was receiving vocal training, I was often told that my voice is very charismatic, and so it seems like that became a huge confident booster~ I think it’s very important that singers must have confidence in their own voice and be very possessive and loving of their own voice in order to be a good vocalist.
I don’t have a special way of taking care of my voice, I just drink water often and stock up on healthy foods.
How is it like working with Teddy, whom you’ve spent so much time with? And was there ever a happy incident that you’ve had with him?
I work really well with Teddy-oppa. He’s a person that will give me courage and tell me I can do it when I think to myself, “Will I be able to express these feelings?”
Not so much of a pleasant incident, but when “Don’t Cry” was released, and I had seen that it was receiving a good response on several music sites, the first person I thought of was Teddy-oppa. I called him at 1 a.m. and just cried. That was the most memorable incident.
If you get suggested to appear on ‘I’m a singer’, would you want to participate?
Since I haven’t received an invitation yet, I haven’t actually thought about my decision to appear, however, if I really receive an invitation, it seems like I’ll have to think hard about my decision.
Do you think there’s an appeal of doing solo activities that’s different from 2NE1’s activities, and is there a type of music that you want to try when you release a full solo album?
I think the appeal of solo performances is that, when you do solo performances, you, alone, are responsible for the performance through your own capabilities. Because of that, the burden is greater, and its more difficult and lonelier, however, the sense of achievement you get from it is much greater as well.
If I end up doing a full solo album… I want to try doing a powerful song that has a strong sense of rhythm that will allow me to show off my performance and singing skills like Beyonce.
Please recommend some music to the Cyworld members from your previous activities.
YOU & I
The truth is, I’m very attached to this song since it was my first ever solo song. During the promotions, several people had shown their love for it but, whenever I hear that even now it’s still receiving love, I feel a sense of pride and am speechless. I have this hope inside of me that “Don’t Cry” will receive love for as long as “You & I” has.
As it is with anyone, there is always huge importance left behind from the first time. I have my own first solo song, too, but I can never forget my first song as a member of 2NE1. It’s even more precious to me, since it doesn’t only hold great importance to me but to the other members as well.
In the Club
I like how this song expresses the sad feelings of females in a different method. Truthfully, many girls, and I as well, express their pain of love or separation through tears, and other means of expressing pain, but I think that this song expresses it slightly differently. Is it only me that the slight sadness makes me feel even more sad?
If you were to recommend some music that has had a special place in Park Bom’s life?
BEYONCÉ – Irreplaceable
This is a song from my favourite and most respected artist, Beyoncé. During my time as a trainee, I mostly sang covers of Beyoncé’s songs, and this is one of my favourite ones.
ALICIA KEYS – If I Ain’t Got You
This is the song that I mainly sang as a practice song. There’s a version where Usher and Alicia sang it as a duet, and I want to sing it as a duet with another amazing artist someday as well.
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
I really like this song, so sometimes I would sing this on shows, but all of our YG Family members really like this song, so if it starts playing in our practice room or during filming, we all start bouncing around and sing along.
Source : Gokpop