Q. You guys went to watch a movie together a few days ago, right? We saw on Twitter.
SG: It wasn’t the first time. We go frequently, but I think it was the first time after debuting. Before, we went frequently.
(You guys don’t have a lot of chances to watch movies, right?)
WH: We want to see them but we can’t because there’s no time.
Q. Your debut can be considered to have been with ‘Infinite! You’re My Oppa’. Do you keep in touch with the girl who was in it?
SG: We keep in touch with her occasionally, but L does the most.
L: Just seeing how she’s doing.. if she’s living well..
WH: He also whispers words of love. Do you love her?
L: I love her as a younger sister. We all keep in touch with her.
SG: Frequently, we text and talk to her on the phone. Jiae supports and monitors us a lot. I’m really thankful, and when we have time, I want to eat a meal with her.
Q. Can you really feel that you’ve debuted?
L: For me, I felt it just recently. I can’t sleep. As we debuted, we went on a variety of programs and had a lot to prepare and show everyone. I think that there are more things to practice now than there was before debuting. I also can’t sleep because I monitor myself personally. Things like that feel big.
DW: My decreasing weight and decreasing sleep. I feel things like that a lot. And as we keep promoting, the increasing screams of fans.
SG: A while ago, I went to Jeonju. Jeonju is my home town, and after a performance, I met my mother for a short time. If I hadn’t debuted, we would have had a lot of time together and I could have met with her longer. Because I’m busy, I can’t do that. When I talk to my mother on the phone, she says to me that before, she didn’t think this, but that now I really feel like a celebrity. That’s what she said. I felt that after debuting, there is a definite time constraint.
HY: Yeah, I didn’t really feel it before we promoted our title track, but I think that after promoting our follow-up track, I’m feeling it more.
SJ: Because of performances, I can’t see my parents a lot or have a long conversation with my mother, and that makes me sad. I felt that there is a limitation.
WH: I don’t think I’m feeling it, even now. I’ll work harder to feel it.
DW: You must not have feelings.
WH: Besides at music programs, I’m still not feeling it, and because we’re going back and forth between a busy schedule, when I think about what I did two days ago, I can’t even remember.
WH: But that’s just having a bad memory.
DW: When that happens, write in a diary.
(You write in a diary?)
DW: Yes. I write what I want to write. I write a lot of personal stories. A lot of it is about our schedule. We did this, we did that, things like that.
L: He writes daily tasks. I did this at this time.
DW: How do you know my diary so well? I’ve never shown it to you.
(Ah, yesterday, you guys did a performance with Jang Yoonjung. Are you close with her?)
WH: We got friendly with her yesterday. Really quickly. It was almost an intrusion, because there’s seven of us.
SG: We didn’t go on stage with her together. Rainbow sunbaenims went first.
Q. How was working with Tablo and Mithra?
DW: They made raps for us. When we were recording, they looked over our direction. They did it comfortably, so it came out well, and they caught things well. They helped us catch what direction our voices should go, helped with pronunciation, and thought of what direction we should go in.
(Did you definitely want to become a singer? That is, eum. We want to ask the reason you thought that you had to sing and dance.)
L: For me, instead of being a singer, I was interested in becoming an entertainer. I once saw a performance by Craig David and saw that there was a special thing that only singers had. So I became sure that I wanted to become a singer and began preparing, and became a singer.
DW: In the first year of high school, I once stood on stage doing dance and choreography. The team after me were people who sang. It was the first time that I had felt emotion from a song. I felt that besides dance, I could also identify with other people through singing, and I began my dream of becoming a singer at that moment.
SG: I was in a school band in high school and liked our company’s Nell sunbaenims a lot. I watched them perform live and thought that I wanted to become like them. I had the thought that after graduating, I wouldn’t go to college and instead just spend eternity singing. That’s why I auditioned and became a singer.
HY: Starting in elementary school, I watched television and thought that I must dance and sing, and began preparing in high school.
SY: I originally prepared to be an actor. While acting, I had an opportunity to go on stage to sing once. I sung and felt a different kind of charm. From then on, I prepared to become a singer.
WH: I felt it from the moment I was born. My career is a singer. I thought, I must sing while dancing.
SJ: During middle school, I ended up dancing at a festival. I can still remember the feeling of dancing on stage. I felt really comfortable and had fun while on stage, so I began growing my dream from then on.
Q. If you weren’t a singer, what do you think you would have done?
L: For me, photography. I think I would have become a photographer. Even though I don’t have a professional camera now..
DW: I have an interest in classical dancing and jazz, so I think I would have become a dancer.
SG: I’ve never thought about becoming anything other than a singer.
SY: Unemployed person!
SG: Just like Sungyeol just said, if I hadn’t become a singer, I would have just been unemployed. If I wasn’t a singer, I think I would be a dancer. I’ve liked dancing even from when I was young.
SY: I would have become a repeat student of acting.
WH: For me, a sports athlete or a cook. I think I would pursue something in the arts. I have a lot of interest in sports, like a soccer player. I would have become a sports athlete.
(You said that you wanted to become a singer ever since you were born.)
WH: Ah, I don’t have one. I’ve wanted to be a singer ever since I was born.
SJ: I have interest in art. I think I would have gone towards art. A painter or an art teacher.
Q. Isn’t it uncomfortable living in a dorm with seven people?
SG: No, it’s been uncomfortable even before debut. It’s been continuously uncomfortable. You would think we would get used to it, but the uncomfortableness is hard to get used to easily. Please let us move.
L: There are 12 people living in our dorm. We each take 10 minutes to shower, but it takes 1 hour and a half.
(Sunggyu, you’re the only member born in the 80s. It must be hard taking care of your dongsengs.)
SG: It’s really hard. It’s nearly always hard. I’m kidding. Because we have a lot of family members, I actually feel bad that I can’t take care of my dongsengs. Instead of it being hard, I think that I’m the one feeling sorry. I feel like I haven’t been doing my duties as a hyung.
DW: I think that because each person has such a strong personality, it’s hard to combine us together.
WH: Each of us does well on our own.
L: Sunggyu hyung keeps us in check. Because he’s the leader, he keeps us in check and gives us a lot of advice.
SG: Because we live together and share rooms, I don’t need to be that role in the middle since the dongsengs talk amongst themselves and solve their problems. There’s not a lot of things that I need to get involved in. I know their personalities.
SJ: I think that we all understand each other while conversing.
Q. Sungyeol, it’s your birthday soon. Birthday plans?
SY: I think that in the middle, I’ll keep practicing. We have a performance the next day. Schedules. The performance is the present. I am a true musician.
Q. You use Twitter a lot, right? You must find it fun.
SG: There’s a lot of response to what he writes. I think that’s what he enjoys.
L: The picture of us at the movies was also uploaded by Sungyeol.
(Compared to this, Sungjong has only tweeted once.)
SJ: My laptop is broken right now. From now on, I’ll use it more often.
L: We’re learning a lot.