On June 4, MBLAQ had their comeback performance at the Lotte Card Art Center in Seoul. Before the showcase, MBLAQ appeared at a press conference and spoke about their thoughts on their comeback and also on their music.
Leader Seungho said, “While we each had our individual activities and prepared for our album, we didn’t waste any time.” He also added, “Since the team came together for the first time in a while and we want to show great performances too.”
MBLAQ finally made their comeback one year and three months after they released their 4th mini album “BLAQ% Ver” in March 2012.
During that time, Seungho and G.O took part in a musical “Gwanghamun Love Song” in Japan while Lee Joon appeared on several variety shows such as “We Got Married” as well as the drama, “Iris2”. Thunder is now acting in the drama, “Nail Shop Paris”, while Mir had great appearances in variety shows, like “Rules of the Jungle” and “Real Men.”
Some of the members were also involved in composing. Out of the six songs, two tracks were composed by Thunder and Seo Jung Hwan, while one was co-composed by G.O and Primary. Mir also wrote lyrics for three songs with another composer.
Mir showed confidence by saying, “Thunder and G.O told me not to be pressured when writing lyrics so I worked very freely. As a result, a very hot track was completed.”
Thunder commented, “The track “Sexy Beat” has a sensual feel. It’s the first track of the album and it shows harmony of the hip-hop rhythm along with a pop feel. “Dress Up” is an urban dance track about a fun love confession.”
G.O said, “While we were working on our title track “Smoky Girl”, I got really close to Primary hyung.” The singer later added, “I composed “R U OK?” which is about a man’s feelings after breaking up with his lover.
Last but not least Lee Joon stated, “We like disses and compliments so we just hope a lot of people will listen to our music. Other groups work hard and so do we. We are still in the process of finding our color so we hope you can continue to send us love.”
So how do you like their new MV, “Smoky Girl”?