An recent issue of Malaysia’s The Star newspaper featured an interview with our angelic 9.
Reporters from Malaysia’s The Star newspaper attempted to obtain an interview with the 9 ladies while they were in Jeju Island for the Wonderful Jeju Super Concert on April 24th 2011.
Unfortunately, prior scheduling commitments precluded any opportunity to conduct a live interview, so eventually, the reporters settled on an interview conducted via e-mail with the girls.
The following are some contents of the interview which was published in the Star2 section of the paper on June 12th 2011:
2010 was a very good year for Girls’ Generation. How are you going to top that?
Taeyeon: I’m not sure how we will prepare our concept for our performance, but we will never disappoint our fans.
Yuri: Many fans like our style. We will come back with a perfect stage which is full of SNSD magnetism.
Sooyoung: We always try to show fans a mature and varied performance. We hope they will love our new album, Mr Taxi (released in Japan last month).
People always accuse Asians of copying the West in music but when Lady Gaga released her single. Bom This Way, recently, she was accused of plagiarising your Be Happy by your international fans. What does this say about the growth of K-pop?
Taeyeon: Yes, many people throughout the world are interested in Korean pop music. But it is more important how K-pop applies to various styles rather than just being copied in other countries.
Yuri: There’s a craze for popular Korean cultures in many Asian countries because Korean pop music is a successful combination of the old and new.
Sooyoung: It is inevitable to refer to western music because it was developed earlier than Korean music. However, K-pop also reinterprets its style well.
Seohyun: Recently, Korean pop music has become successful in the western market. I think it is because there are so many singers who work hard at it. That’s why it’s getting popular with foreigner audiences.
Sunny: Because of the growth of Korean pop music, many fans can easily get the experience. So we will try to put up better performances for our fans.
YoonA: I would like to show our music to fans from other countries. We are supposed to go to Japan next.
Fans love your style. Can you recommend any Korean fashion lines or shops for Malaysian fans who want follow your style?
Taeyeon: I would like to introduce Myung Dong as a great place for youngsters’ culture.
Yuri: There are many famous places, but I would like to suggest Rodeo Street, Sinsadong garosugil.
Sooyoung: We also read many fashion magazines to find the best fashion.
The article also mentioned:
“Unfortunately, they were not able to say when they’ll be heading to Malaysia for a concert” – Star2
(An interesting interview, if I do say so myself.)
sources: The Star Newspaper, http://www.fanwonder.com
yay.. proud to be a malaysian.. ^^ i wonder how they get SNSD’s emails.
Snowie IcedIcing FaNy said:
Yes, finally The Star interview SNSD !!!
aww.. but sadly didn’t say when they will come Malaysia
still waiting ^^
so, I assume this means that a concert in Malaysia is POSSIBLY somewhere on the negotiation table in SM?
After all, given the girls’ usual style in interviews, if they are aware that they are not scheduled to perform in Malaysia anytime soon, they will say something like “we hope to come visit our fans in Malaysia soon and put up a wonderful performance for them” or something like that. However, they are also good at keeping mum about things they may know but can’t comment about (eg. when they were questioned about Kara’s earlier troubles).
Could this mean that they are preparing for a possible concert in Malaysia, and a gag order has been imposed by SM?
thanks for the post, its an interesting interview. Hmm, if thats true, they might not pass by sg too :/?
SNSD MALAYSIA IS HERE AHAHAHA COME HERE AR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *jump *jump *jump OVER HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! *JUMP *JUMP*JUMP!! 🙂
Missed the last one about a year ago ~ (i stay somewhere near bukit jalil and if not mistaken is a public performance ><)
I buy the news.!!!!….love snsd.. Please come to MALAYSIA ..Malaysia SONE wait for SNSD
As of last year (if i’m not mistaken) JYJ came to Malaysia, thus putting all negotiations between the company that brought JYJ and Sment to a halt, (Super junior were meant to come as well) So unless they reconcile their differences or a different company tries to bring SNSD in… i’d rather be pessimistic for now =[
wuhhuuu!when are they coming to malaysia?please do come!
I’m so gonna go KOREA!! ^-^ Daebakkkk!
when i see another page… one reporter have tell story jeju concert… are the reporter go there as real reporter or fan… really bias to big bang group… i always see even some reporter have they favorite but they not really to showing to hard…
cm’on soshi! plis come 2 malaysia!
malaysiaaa malaysiaaa malaysiaaa malaysiaaa malaysiaaa malaysiaaa malaysiaaa come hereeee -.-
LOL! i shud keep that issue! gonna search 4 it! XD
Gary Kirkpatrick said:
Soo Young knows her stuff.
i knew it i shud keep buying the star!!!! arghhh!!! why did i stop buying it!!! i missed my chance!!!!
thumbs up for malaysian SONEs and malaysia newspaper (Y)
too bad while i was reading, i came to the end of the sentence and felt abit sad 😦
sm, give them a break 1st, then a world tour pls … 🙂
i love to read the star newspaper, but its quite thick in size….haha..XD
come to malaysia SNSD! there are many sones here!
SNSD, fighting! ^^
Sorry the off topic subject (and spam >.<), but any of you guys is going to sign up for the 2011 k-pop Cover Dance Festival?
I want to participate sooooo much, but i can’t seem to enter, it doesn’t accept my e-mail or something….
Here’s the official homepage if you’re interested: http://www.coverdance.org/
If anyone knows something, please share!!! x3
JeTi Baby said:
^O^/ anyone notice the first line of the article ~ “IT should be a no-brainer. They look impossibly flawless, their style is trendy and their beats are infectious.” DAYUUUUM RIGHT THEY ARE!!! and that statement, ooops i mean FACT, really is a no-brainer… >O<
About that wholee plagiarism question. Taengoo, to me she answered it with a true leaders' response. Also Sooyoung, really gave a sensible response, and if you think about it, its really quite logical. i mean it really was inevitable to have to refer to western music, they would have to at some point in time anyways. (bhuahahahha, its just all apart of SoShi's plan for world domination) and the application and interpretations of the style that k-pop gives/provides rather than C&P.
i missed the news again lol, i never read newspapers anyway. aww i really wish jyj didn’t come to malaysia through the same agent. i prefer soshi over them, no matter how much i love the boys. hmm, i really really hope the girls will come here soon, need to start saving just in case. this news is daebak! i love the questions asked and the answers given by the girls. they are really professional!
Soo really is a good speaker, ah my dorky princess!
i must love boys over girl’s but what im i supposed to do when snsd got my attention a lot……………….their all daebak!! like variety show’s or non their just the best!!!!
are you freaking serious? there no evidence at all to say that Lady Gaga born this way copied snsd’s song.
If it was copied then SM would sue Lady Gaga record agency or whatever, but they didn’t. Malaysian newspaper is so stupid.
i really do want the girls to come to malaysia><