K-pop Royalty TEMPEST Discuss Their Debut And What They Each Contribute

The Seven-member boy band TEMPEST affords listeners one of the vital energetic debuts of 2022 (to date), bringing a bit of little bit of a throwback nostalgia to Ok-pops next-gen youth. Even with a debut observe titled Bad News, the charismatic refrain and presence of an addictive introductory beat in no vogue equates to any misfortune for this profitable showcase of rookie expertise. 

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

As a short teaser of the outcomes to come back, the group already discovered themselves making waves with its first-week gross sales incomes the group a spot at No. 2 on Gaons Album Chart, surrounded by expertise together with SUPER JUNIOR and TREASURE, each thought of K-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 had been excited to realize perception into the group’s first heavy-hitter mini-album Its ME, Its WE, and extra particulars on the seven members that make the group really feel so cohesive from their first official moments. 

Youve lastly debuted, and one may assume that comes with a plethora of feelings! What are among the extra distinguished ones youre experiencing for the time being?

LEW: There had been so many feelings as I lastly debuted as I had dreamt of. I feel the largest emotion I felt was gratitude. I feel I’m most grateful to the members, firm workers, and academics who’ve labored arduous with me, colleagues and acquaintances who’ve cheered me on, my dad and mom and household who’ve supported and labored tougher 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 all the time proceed to recollect this gratitude for everybody and do my finest with a humble perspective. 

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

HWARANG: I need to truly make songs with the road Its we TEMPEST in them (in reference to trademark slightly than a trademark sound). Its a phrase that finest represents us, and I believed it will match nicely rhythmically too.

Obviously, with regards to debuting, you do your justifiable share of coaching and learning to actually develop yourselves! What would you say is one thing that offers TEMPEST a novel 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. Training and learning had been doable as a result of all seven members had been collectively, and I feel its this course of that makes us so particular and distinctive.

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

HYEONGSEOP: We’ve had a whole lot of difficulties attending to this second now. It’s arduous for seven completely different folks to grow to be one. There have been many conflicts within the technique of respecting and matching one another’s variations, akin to values, habits, and organic rhythms. However, every time, we had been in a position to resolve the issue by 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. Rather, as a lot as our teamwork has come collectively, the individuality and overflowing vitality of seven completely different folks combining work as a power.

I all the time prefer to take an opportunity to supply new artists the prospect to introduce themselves a bit of extra totally as nicely – so Ill soar 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.

When you had grow to be extra conscious of the teams ultimate 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 all the time spent a whole lot of time gathering and speaking collectively after follow, and that’s what we do even now. Perhaps as a result of we spent a whole lot of time collectively like that, we had been in a position to kind a whole lot of bonds.

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

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

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On the opposite hand, being tedious has its perks as a result of you may actually take time to excellent one thing over time too! Who might be essentially the most meticulous with regards to their contributions to TEMPEST?

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

If you had been every going to inform us what you consider you add to TEMPEST, what would you need folks to find out about yourselves?

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

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

TAERAE: One of my nicknames is TAERAE Vision, and just like this identify, I need to be an individual who has good imaginative and prescient (foresight) and will probably be with you for a very long time. 

HYEONGSEOP: I need to all the time present enchancment. I hope that we are going to grow to be a bunch that offers desires and hopes to many individuals by 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 irrespective 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 all the time collectively. 

HANBIN: Im the sort to all the time attempt to convey good and constructive vitality. I need to be certain that I dont neglect this and maintain this vibe and vitality with our workforce to ship the identical good vibes and messages to our followers. 

EUNCHAN: I need to be an individual who all the time grows. I see myself altering day-to-day, however I need to transcend rising simply as a person, however along with TEMPEST as a workforce and proceed to point out us creating and bettering.

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It looks like there are a whole lot of teams debuting now which might be pretty younger, and I admire that youre all at an age (late 90s to early 00s) the place youve had time to actually select the way you need to pursue your passions! What would most likely be the very best recommendation you would supply anybody who hopes to embark on the trainee tour?

HANBIN: Youre a trainee, so in fact simply follow arduous! No want to fret about the rest. Sometimes issues don’t go nicely, however I’d suppose to myself, “I did my best, so I have no regrets.” My job is to follow, to do my finest, to do what I can, and to not remorse doing it. No 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 Staff Writer for PopWrapped, with a penchant for K-pop, the horror style, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, tv, comics, and anime.

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