Monsta X will carry out throughout an epic digital live performance, Dwell From Seoul with Luv, on Saturday (Aug. 8).
Introduced by LiveXLive, the one-of-a-kind livestream will function the idols’ solely stay music occasion for the yr, and can characteristic them performing a mix of tracks from their 2020 English-language LP All About Luv and hits of their native Korean, together with “Fantasia,” “Comply with,” “Dramarama” and extra.
Forward of the much-anticipated live performance occasion, (which was postponed to this weekend after initially being scheduled for July 27), the Okay-pop group chatted with Billboard over e-mail about all the pieces from the primary music they ever bought, the dream live shows they’d wish to attend, what’s left on their bucket listing as a band, their devotion to their followers (often known as Monbebe) and extra.
Dwell From Seoul with Luv is about to air Aug. Eight at 11:00 p.m. ET/ 8:00 p.m. PT. Take a look at 20 questions with Monsta X beneath.
1. What’s the primary piece of music that you just purchased for yourselves, and what was the medium (CD, vinyl, digital obtain, and so on.)?
Shownu: I keep in mind shopping for Kim Bum Soo’s album One Day as a CD.
Minhyuk: I purchased a full-length (common) album of Korean idol Sunbaenim.
Kihyun: A CD of SG Wannabe’s 1st album, and that was my first CD.
Joohoney: I used to hearken to loads of songs as MP3 information.
IM: What a Fantastic World by Louis Armstrong.
2. What was the primary live performance you every noticed?
Shownu: I do not keep in mind precisely, nevertheless it was most likely Ne-Yo’s live performance in Korea.
Minhyuk: Hmm, the solo live performance of Kim Junsu. It was superb.
Kihyun: It was a live performance by Kwill Hyung, a singer from the identical company as us.
Hyungwon: I suppose it was a live performance of YG singers (YG Leisure).
Joohoney: Bigbang Live performance.
IM: Psy Sunbaenim’s live performance, which is known for being tremendous excessive stress, was my first live performance.
3. What was your dream job if you have been little child?
Shownu: Swimmer, workplace employee and singer.
Minhyuk: I’ve all the time needed to be a singer.
Kihyun: President, scientist, pastor, and so on.. I had so many dream jobs I needed to be once I was younger.
Hyungwon: It might sound very surprising, however I had a time once I needed to be a lawyer.
Joohoney: After I was actually younger, a soccer participant was all the time on the facet of my thoughts.
IM: I thought of turning into a scientist.
4. Who made you notice you can be an artist full-time?
Shownu: I believe it may be easy and straightforward to begin what I would like proper now, nevertheless it was the followers who actually made me assume that I may very well be an “artist.”
Minhyuk: I believe I’ve satisfied myself that I’ve needed this job so badly.
Kihyun: Buddies or individuals round me helped me dream of getting this dream and change into a singer.
Hyungwon: I believe I got here to appreciate it as a result of my dad and mom supported me quite a bit.
Joohoney: Since I noticed Michael Jackson’s stage. I believe that’s the second I’ve needed to be an artist full-time.
IM: I favored to sing, and I began to have a dream of turning into a singer.
5. What’s on the high of your skilled bucket listing?
Monsta X: We wish to meet the followers as quickly as doable. We simply wish to share our ardour so badly with Monbebe everywhere in the world by means of the world tour. And we additionally wish to ship a message to everybody and followers by means of our music for an extended very long time.
6. What’s the final tune you listened to collectively?
Monsta X: As we’re getting ready for our Dwell X Dwell live performance, we’ve listened to the songs on the setlist collectively. Which songs did we hearken to collectively? Cannot let you know but!
7. When you may see any artist in live performance — lifeless or alive — who would it not be?
Shownu: The Weeknd.
Minhyuk: Michael Jackson.
Kihyun: Michael Jackson.
Hyungwon: Roddy Ricch.
Joohoney: Drake, Chris Brown.
IM: Travis Scott.
8. What’s the craziest factor you’ve seen occur within the crowd throughout one in all your units?
Monsta X: After all, there are some difficulties when performing on the live performance, nevertheless it’s so good to have the ability to be with Monbebe. After all, it is extra thrilling and enjoyable once we can carry out and run round with followers in particular person. There are such a lot of songs that the followers can work together with us for, equivalent to Fallin, Shoot out, Trespass, and so on.
9. What are your karaoke go-to songs?
Shownu: Sung Si-kyung and Im Chang-jung’s songs (they’re well-known Korean ballad singers).
Minhyuk: “For You” by Yim Jae Bum.
Hyungwon: BOL4’s “Blue.”
10. What film or tune all the time makes you cry?
Shownu: I used to be touched once I heard Beyonce’s “Hear” earlier than. I can not keep in mind if I cried.
Minhyuk: The film Life Is Stunning.
Kihyun: Kim Jin Ho’s “Household Image.” The lyrics actually hit me.
Hyungwon: The film The Most Stunning Goodbye. Simply listening to the title makes me damage.
Joohoney: Yunha’s “Sea Youngster.”
11. What TV collection have you ever watched all through a number of occasions?
Minhyuk: Goblin (Dokkebi).
Hyungwon: The film Titanic.
Joohoney: Mr. Sunshine.
12. What’s one factor that even your most devoted followers don’t learn about you?
Minhyuk: A secret mole on my physique?
Hyungwon: I eat greater than you anticipate.
Joohoney: Vogue objects that I’ve.
13. How did your hometown/metropolis form who you might be?
Shownu: Simply letting me create my very own self? I do not know the way precisely, as a result of I do not look again a lot [at] the previous.
Kihyun: Nicely, it made me notice how good being near nature is for individuals.
Hyungwon: It let me meet many good individuals in my neighborhood.
14. If you weren’t musicians, what would you be?
Shownu: If it weren’t for a musician, I’d have been a dancer or farmer.
Minhyuk: Then, I’d have been a instructor I suppose.
Kihyun: Perhaps I’d have change into a prepare dinner or an workplace employee.
Hyungwon: Faculty pupil? I believe I might be learning as a pupil.
Joohoney: If I hadn’t change into a musician, I’d have been working with individuals who dreamed of turning into a musician by turning into a producer. I’d nonetheless be engaged on music.
IM: Nonetheless, I believe I used to be doing one thing on the humanities and bodily training facet.
15. What would a Grammy nomination imply to you, and do you assume it is a key a part of discovering success within the U.S.?
Shownu: Nicely. I have not felt that I’ve actually succeeded in my life but, however because it’s an enormous award ceremony, I believe the that means might be completely different and I’d be very grateful.
Minhyuk: After all it would positively be a giant enhance to Monsta X
Kihyun: After all it is essential when it comes to success, however I believe we can provide Monbebe unimaginable pleasure.
Hyungwon: It will be an honor, and I’ve been rising up listening to pop since I used to be younger, and I believe it might be fortunate to have the ability to sing our tune on the Grammy Awards.
Joohoney: It is an necessary that means in my profession and a dream that I wish to obtain.
IM: Even nominating could be tremendous appreciated and honored. I would like you to attend for us as a result of we’ve got many extra issues to point out you.
16.What’s one piece of recommendation you’ll give to your youthful selves?
Minhyuk: Take excellent care of your self.
Kihyun: All the time assume twice earlier than you act.
Hyungwon: By no means quit.
Joohoney: It’s okay. You are able to do no matter you need!
IM: Your life might be enjoyable.
17. What’s one new factor you every realized throughout the pandemic?
Shownu: Viruses are actually scary. I believe we must be ready prematurely.
Minhyuk: All the time get pleasure from this second and do your greatest.
Kihyun: My day by day life is so treasured and I miss my followers a lot.
Joohoney: It is onerous, however we have to get by means of it. ‘Trigger everybody deserves higher.
18. What did you study one another throughout the pandemic that you just did not know earlier than?
Shownu: They’re simply good as all the time and we’re good buddies to one another.
Minhyuk: We’ve all the time recognized one another very nicely.
Kihyun: Monbebe’s energy spreads additional and deeper than we thought.
Joohoney: We miss you as a lot as you might be treasured for us.
IM: There’s nothing we didn’t know, really.
19. How did you guys study and follow your new choreography for the livestream live performance whereas sustaining security throughout the pandemic?
Shownu: We have been simply working towards, discussing, taking part in, having a gathering and pondering of the followers as common within the follow room.
Minhyuk: Although it’s an Untact live performance, we are attempting to offer it a way of actuality to our followers.
Kihyun: We’re working onerous to just be sure you do not feel misplaced even in case you watch this efficiency at residence.
Hyungwon: I am doing my greatest to organize for the live performance with the hope that you will be completely happy to see it.
Joohoney: Because it’s an internet efficiency, I used to be fascinated about tips on how to seize it within the video to ship a vivid feeling
IM: I wish to make you’re feeling GOOD vitality.
20. How did you provide you with the surprises on your livestream live performance?
Shownu: I could not simply sit nonetheless due to the present state of affairs (pandemic), and as a musician, I used to be fascinated about tips on how to talk with the followers in a particular approach, and we ended up holding a live performance like this.
Minhyuk: We simply need Monbebe to be completely happy. That is all.
Kihyun: We haven’t proven our efficiency to Monbebe everywhere in the world for therefore lengthy.
Hyungwon: Whereas I could not go to see Monbebe, I thought of how I may resolve this disappointment and ended up doing an Uncontact Dwell. I can not meet you in particular person, however I wish to present you new performances by means of video. Hopefully you’ll perceive how a lot we miss you.
Joohoney: Monsta X live shows are recognized to be loopy enjoyable, so I used to be unhappy that we could not go on tour. That is why we’re holding this live performance for Monbebe who’re unhappy like me.
IM: All it’s a must to keep in mind is that we put in loads of songs from the All About Luv album.