Joon Young's interview with Haru Hana. Thanks to @l0u7n3a1 for translation.
Q: You released new album, "The First Person". Could you tell us the concept of new album and, the meaning what you mean into the title, "The First Person" JY: There're not many my photos on my single albums in the past, but since it's the 1st solo album, i added more photos in it because i wanted to show various my appearances to fans. I want you to sympathize 100% my story, or what i've felt, so i put my effort on lyrics. It's because of that, the title was naturally become "The First Person" Q: You worked on all songs of words and music and produce. Which part do you think you've developed comparing to the last album? JY: It's better to be said i've evolved working than i've developed. I think that i keep evolving by studying the progress like how to express what i want to express with lyrics and music. Q: Your cut was short on the title song, "Me and You" MV shooting, could you tell us something like episode? JY: This is not an episode, but the scene I've shown up was short comparing to my other MVs. We went to Jeju to shoot, i think that Joo Jae ssi and Han Eunseo ssi had hard time. I was just monitoring next to them... I'm thinking that i will add my scenes a lot on next MV.
Q: I've heard that "Me & You" are based on your breaking up experience. How do you work when you write songs based on your experience? JY: "Me & You" is the song i wrote actual process to break up. I'm not a type i decide what song i make from the start, but i leave a sketch every time i image good stories. Q: What is the thing Joonyoung ssi said good-bye recently? JY: I'm trying to separate from alcohol little by little recently. Q: Do you have any music you listen to recently? JY: I listen to NY independent band, Drowners, and Rachel Yamagata well. Q: You're close with Jonghyun san from CNBLUE, and you go traveling together, and you've posted the photo you went to his house in instagram. If there're interesting episodes recently, could you tell us that? You two don't have a fight? JY: Jonghyun and i are pacifist, so we don't have a fight. There're many opportunities i've gotten together with friends in Korea, but every time we got together, unfortunately Jonghyun kun was abroad.
Q: You're on Jp tv program, "Hanryu Zap" other day, how was that? You like Omotesandou very much, could you tell us your favorite shop? JY: All staffs were kind. Thank you very much for taking care of me! I like the characteristic atmosphere better than shops in Omotesandou. If i choose one shop, i like SAINT LAURENT. Q: Are there anything you want to do with fans except live concerts in Japan? There're many fan events like going to Onsen, baseball games, game tournament. JY: First, i want to increase oppotunities to meet Japanese fans. I want to think about fan events after i release albums in Japan and increase opportunities to meet Japanese fans. Q: What are you preparing for showcase in Japan? JY: I'm planning to sing a song of Japanese band which i like the best. Of course, i'm preparing it in Japanese. Moreover, i made the best set list from songs i've released, so please come a lot! Q: For the last, please send your message to Japanese fans who are looking forward to Japan showcase. JY: It's the stage (in Japan) for a while, so i'm looking forward and nervous, and the feeling i want to show various myself to all of you is strong, i'm preparing for it with my best. I'm thinking that i want to increase activities in Japan in the future. I'll make it be a nice stage, so please look forward to it!