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Group Double S 301 talked it all out from (topics) Kim HyunJoong to military enlistment.
Double S 301’s members are formed by Heo YoungSaeng, Kim KyuJong and Kim HyungJun. Members from SS501, Kim HyunJoong and Park JungMin, are not doing activities with them.
Double S 301 will be releasing their new mini album ‘ETERNAL 0’ and ‘ETERNAL 1’ concurrently through online music sites on 9-Dec. This album is the last of the series, the first being their first mini album ‘ETERNAL 5’ which was released in Feb this year. Together with the albums ‘ETERNAL S’ and ‘S’ released/to be released in Japan, it forms ‘SS501’. Even though it is difficult for the time being to have activities as a whole 5 members, but it goes to show that the members are still affectionate about SS501.
Double S 301 held ‘ETERNAL 0’ and ‘ETERNAL 1’ sale commemoration showcase on 8-Dec at Seoul Ehwa Woman’s University Samsung hall. They talked frankly about Kim HyunJoong, Kim HyungJun’s enlistment date, as well as the image they would like to show to the general public with this album.
Kim KyuJong said “We did activities as SS501 and we are born to a group like that. We always wanted to have activities as SS501. On Kim HyunJoong’s thing, I guess more time is required for him and the general public. When that is resolved, I think it will become better. Kim HyunJoong has not discharged from military yet, and is emotionally stressed so I think it may be difficult to talk about doing activities, so I didn’t mention to him yet.”
In addition, Kim HyungJun will be enlisting to military soon, “After the activities of Double S 301 this time round, I think I will get summoned for enlistment in the 1st half of next year. I have a bright personality so I think I will be able to enjoy my military service lifestyle.”
Double S 301’s new album title song ‘REMOVE’ is written and composed by Heo YoungSaeng, it talks about a guy who is trying to erase the past love after breaking up with his lover. It is a mid-tempo ballad song with groove rhythm and calm melody. 5 songs included in this album besides ‘REMOVE’ are ‘LALALA’ ‘MY YOU’ ‘LUV WITH U’ ‘My UNIVERSE’.
Heo YoungSaeng who is in charged of producing this album said “The emphasis I bear in mind while working on this album is to show members’ vocals. We are an idol group as well as a dance group, we have shown alot of stage performances and music, so I thought it would be great if I can show each member’s vocals this time.”
Double S 301 always has ‘Idol Breakaway’ in their mind, we are curious on the reason for it. Heo YoungSaeng said “When you think of idols, fresh and lovely image comes to mind. We are being seen like that even though we said ‘We are not idol’. The feeling is like when we go on a program and they asks us to perform act cute actions.” Kim KyuJong explained “When being labelled as an idol, it just feels like being confined to a rule. What Heo YoungSaeng is constantly thinking of is to make the members want to achieve something be it musicality or in choreography. Nowadays idols took part in writing lyrics, composing songs, choreographing, and they’re good. So in a sense we also want to breakaway from the previous idol image.”
Lastly Kim KyuJong added “I think we will not be able to do activities as Double S 301 for the time being when Kim HyungJun enlist for military. Among ourselves, we said we will work hard for the activities this time, and until Kim HyungJun returns, we shall work on ourselves individually. We will prepare for a robust activities and wait for Kim HyungJun’s return.”