Ok-pop Royalty TEMPEST Talk about Their Debut And What They Every Contribute


The Seven-member boy band TEMPEST affords listeners one of the vital energetic debuts of 2022 (up to now), bringing slightly little bit of a throwback nostalgia to Ok-pop’s next-gen youth. Even with a debut monitor titled “Unhealthy Information”, the charismatic refrain and presence of an addictive introductory beat in no trend equates to any misfortune for this profitable showcase of rookie expertise. 

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The place a number of artists may not uncover alternatives for progress and exploration till years later, the members of TEMPEST have shortly tackled the choice for members to contribute flare on choreography, or lyrics to their very own tracks, together with on their all-important work, “Unhealthy Information”. Together with the track’s catchy qualities, the members strategy their mixed careers with gratitude and a want to place their greatest foot ahead – suggesting that TEMPEST is a contemporary group with a capability to show respect for traditional traditions (artistically and the best way during which they carry themselves). 

As a short teaser of the outcomes to return, the group already discovered themselves making waves with its first-week gross sales incomes the group a spot at No. 2 on Gaon’s Album Chart, surrounded by expertise together with SUPER JUNIOR and TREASURE, each thought-about Ok-pop titans in their very own proper. Being only one month into their unforgettable debut and nonetheless so contemporary into the world of pop music, we have been excited to achieve perception into the group’s first heavy-hitter mini-album It’s ME, It’s WE, and extra particulars on the seven members that make the group really feel so cohesive from their first official moments. 

You’ve lastly debuted, and one may assume that comes with a plethora of feelings! What are a few of the extra distinguished ones you’re experiencing in the meanwhile?

LEW: There have been so many feelings as I lastly debuted as I had dreamt of. I feel the most important emotion I felt was gratitude. I feel I’m most grateful to the members, firm employees, and lecturers who’ve labored laborious with me, colleagues and acquaintances who’ve cheered me on, my dad and mom and household who’ve supported and labored more durable than anybody else by my aspect, and lastly to our iE who waited for a very long time and confirmed beneficiant real love and curiosity for us. I’ll at all times proceed to recollect this gratitude for everybody and do my greatest with a humble perspective. 

Now that TEMPEST has been totally realized, what would you describe because the trademark sound you hope to determine early on?

HWARANG: I need to really make songs with the road ‘It’s we TEMPEST’ in them (in reference to trademark relatively than a trademark sound). It’s a phrase that greatest represents us, and I assumed it could match nicely rhythmically too.

Clearly, in the case of debuting, you do your justifiable share of coaching and finding out to actually develop yourselves! What would you say is one thing that offers TEMPEST a singular edge?

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HYUK: I feel above all else, the moments when all of the members are collectively are essentially the most particular and treasured. Coaching and finding out have been doable as a result of all seven members have been collectively, and I feel it’s this course of that makes us so particular and distinctive.

Your first official single is absolutely spectacular and high-energy! Being your first work as a bunch, would you say that the monitor felt prefer it got here collectively shortly, or was it troublesome to get that desired finish consequence?

HYEONGSEOP: We’ve had plenty of difficulties attending to this second now. It’s laborious for seven totally different folks to turn out to be one. There have been many conflicts within the strategy of respecting and matching one another’s variations, akin to values, habits, and organic rhythms. Nevertheless, every time, we have been in a position to resolve the issue by way of conversations and develop as people. I feel this was doable as a result of everybody had an unchanging love for his or her dream of changing into singers. Moderately, as a lot as our teamwork has come collectively, the individuality and overflowing power of seven totally different folks combining work as a energy.

I at all times wish to take an opportunity to supply new artists the possibility to introduce themselves slightly extra totally as nicely – so I’ll leap into some persona questions for a number of of you to chime in on! If a few of you needed to decide one particular person within the group that intimidated you, who would you select, and the way has that modified if all of it?

TAERAE: HYEONGSEOP! At first, it was troublesome to get to know one another as a result of there have been no overlapping hobbies, however over time, we performed jokes on one another and have become very shut.

If you had turn out to be extra conscious of the group’s closing roster and had an opportunity to completely work together as a unit – who would you say was most likely somebody who tried to determine alternatives for the group by way of bonding?

EUNCHAN: The chief LEW actively led the discuss time between us. We at all times spent plenty of time gathering and speaking collectively after observe, and that’s what we do even now. Maybe as a result of we spent plenty of time collectively like that, we have been in a position to kind plenty of bonds.

Now that you simply’ve had time to work within the studio collectively very often, who would you say is probably going the quickest learner (both vocally or by way of choreography)?

HWARANG: HYUK is the quickest at studying. I’m the primary dancer, however I feel he’s the quickest member to familiarize himself with the dance and shorten the time to grasp it.

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Alternatively, being tedious has its perks as a result of you may actually take time to good one thing over time too! Who might be essentially the most meticulous in the case of their contributions to TEMPEST?

TAERAE: There’s nobody… I’m joking! I really assume LEW, the chief, is essentially the most cautious particular person.

Should you have been every going to inform us what you consider you add to TEMPEST, what would you need folks to learn about yourselves?

LEW: I need to be an amazing chief who can create a crew that shines anytime, wherever, even from afar. 

HYUK: Because the voice of TEMPEST, I need to present our uniqueness as a bunch and turn out to be a vocalist who will be remembered by the general public and the followers.

TAERAE: Certainly one of my nicknames is TAERAE Imaginative and prescient, and just like this title, I need to be an individual who has good imaginative and prescient (foresight) and can be with you for a very long time. 

HYEONGSEOP: I need to at all times present enchancment. I hope that we are going to turn out to be a bunch that offers goals and hopes to many individuals by way of music, phases, or numerous methods. For us to be a bunch remembered within the hearts of the general public for a really very long time.

HWARANG: As the middle of TEMPEST, I need to be HWARANG, who regardless of the storm that hits us can stand with the members to endure and overcome it collectively. I need to present the picture of TEMPEST that’s at all times collectively. 

HANBIN: I’m the sort to at all times attempt to carry good and constructive power. I need to ensure that I don’t neglect this and hold this vibe and power with our crew to ship the identical good vibes and messages to our followers. 

EUNCHAN: I need to be an individual who at all times grows. I see myself altering daily, however I need to transcend rising simply as a person, however along with TEMPEST as a crew and proceed to point out us growing and enhancing.

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It seems like there are plenty of teams debuting now which are pretty younger, and I admire that you simply’re all at an age (late ‘90s to early ’00s) the place you’ve had time to actually select the way you need to pursue your passions! What would most likely be one of the best recommendation you possibly can provide anybody who hopes to embark on the trainee tour?

HANBIN: You’re a trainee, so after all simply observe laborious! No want to fret about the rest. Typically issues don’t go nicely, however I might assume to myself, “I did my greatest, so I’ve no regrets.” My job is to observe, to do my greatest, to do what I can, and to not remorse doing it. It doesn’t matter what the long run holds, we did our greatest. Go for it!

TEMPEST’s music video for “BAD NEWS” will be seen here, and ensure to take a look at their electrical debut mini-album here!

  • Senior Employees Author for PopWrapped, with a penchant for Ok-pop, the horror style, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, tv, comics, and anime.


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