Get to Know “All-Rounder” Group EASTSHINE!
The members introduce themselves, describe their first mini-album, recall what it felt like to debut, and more!
Please introduce yourselves and share what special skills or traits you each add to the group!
IEL: I'm the leader and write and compose songs!
HYUN: I'm shining-face HYUN, who's in charge of cuteness and visuals!
DONGJAE: I'm vice-leader DONGJAE, with eyes that quickly catch the details of the choreography!
PHOENIX: It’s PHOENIX, the youngest with always-bright smiles!
KARIS: I'm KARIS, with an attractive voice!
YOUNGGWANG: It's an honor to be the main dancer who moves better than others!
LUMIN: I'm the mischievous LUMIN, who wants to be a unique artist with various charms!
What words or phrases best describe EASTSHINE?
IEL: “Youth,” “monster rookie,” [and] “bright light”!
Congratulations on finally debuting! Do you remember what was going through your minds on your debut day?
HYUN: I think our debut day was more exciting than [nerve-wracking]. It was a day where I felt good thinking about what I've done so far to show you [my] best, and it wasn't perfect, but I was satisfied with how cool I was.
Please summarize what EMBERS is all about!
IEL: Our first mini-album, EMBERS, marks our beginning and contains songs about youth. There are songs that are sympathetic and comforting to people who are moving toward their dreams, [and songs about] social life and unrequited love.
What is a skill or trait that you hope being in EASTSHINE will help you improve?
DONGJAE: I think I prepared for my debut by spending time growing as an artist. In the future, I want to improve my musicality and learn more artistic [sensibilities] as an all-rounder, such as rapping, singing, and dancing.
What was the most fun part of preparing to debut, and what was the most challenging part?
KARIS: It was hard because of the hot weather on the day of the music video shoot, but [it was] a lot of fun to debut with our own songs and dances.
What kind of content can people find if they follow you on TikTok, and do you have any tips for making a popular TikTok video?
YOUNGGWANG: Rather than saying a tip, I think [our] hottest video was made because the pretty background and fresh feeling were well-captured.
Finish this sentence: “When people think of EASTSHINE, I hope they think ___”?
LUMIN: As a growing all-rounder group, I hope you can think of [EASTSHINE] as a talented artist [with] empathetic and comfortable music.
What kinds of concepts do you hope to try in future comebacks?
HYUN: With a more international concept, I want to deliver hopeful phrases, [like] BTS's “Permission to Dance,” with a hip-hop feeling and trendy music. [I want to] make music that is exciting, free to enjoy, and comfortable to listen to!
Lastly, is there anything else you want to say about yourselves or your music?
PHOENIX: We will work hard to become an artist who constantly develops and grows by giving you music that respects people’s each and every emotion!
Check out EMBERS here!
Answers have been lightly edited and condensed for clarity. Photos courtesy of TM Entertainment.