YOUNITE Debuted BRANDNEW MUSIC On April 20th With An EP Called Youni-Birth† The K-pop group consists of nine members: Eunho, Eunsang, Steve, Hyunseung, Hyungseok, Woono, DEY, Kyungmun and Sion.
Youni-Birth consists of six songs, most notably the song “1 of 9”, which gives fans an introduction to the members. After the release of Youni-BirthShowbiz Cheat Sheet emailed YOUNITE questions about their debut, and Eunho, Eunsang, Steve, Hyunseung, Hyungseok, DEY, Kyungmun and Sion sent back some answers.
This interview has been edited and abridged.
YOUNITE’s debut EP is called ‘Youni-Birth’
Showbiz cheat sheet: You just released your first EP Youni-Birth† What do you think of your debut?
Eunho: It’s a moment we’ve all dreamed of. I’m nervous but looking forward to showing my best as this is just the beginning for us.
eunsang: Our fans, YOUNIZ, are already supporting us and sending so much love. We are motivated by their support and love.
Showbiz cheat sheet: With what goals do you want to achieve? Youni-Birth†
Hyunseung: I know we just debuted, but with this album I hope we can get into the top list of music shows, or even win the number 1 in music shows!
Showbiz cheat sheet: You released a music video for the song “Everybody” before you released it Youni-Birth† The song is about taking the time to focus on what makes you happy. Besides YOUNITE, what are some hobbies you enjoy?
Kyungmun: On my rest day I would usually sleep and eat well. I also have a new hobby these days: sewing jewelry.
Zion: I like to watch video content like drama, movies or just funny videos.
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‘1 of 9’ is the first single from the EP
Showbiz cheat sheet: The song “1 of 9” of the album helps the fans to introduce YOUNITE. What is one thing you all want YOUNIZ to know about you as individuals?
Steve: The reason the “I know it’s not easy” line is telling is that because all nine of us have so many charms, we understand how hard it will be to pick one out of nine of us. I hope you’re not too stressed, and take the time to choose your member!
Showbiz cheat sheet: Do you have any funny stories or memorable moments while filming the music video for “1 of 9”?
Hyungseok: I was actually surprised by a hidden camera while shooting the “1 of 9” music video! During the intermission, I fell asleep for a while as the shooting lasted late into the night. Members soon woke me up and said the shooting was over, so I got up to change and go back to the dorm. Then everyone started laughing, and I realized that the shooting was still going on, and they played a hidden camera at me.
Showbiz cheat sheet: Do any of you have a favorite song on? Youni-Birth† If so, why is this your favorite?
DEY: I want to recommend “EVERYONE” to our fans because it represents our free-spirited and powerful energy very well. You can really see our true charms in this track!
Zion: My favorite song is “RING RING RING”! It’s a quiet song, but it also delivers a popping and clear vibe every time I listen to it. It makes me feel good when I listen to it!
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YOUNITE shares their future goals
Showbiz cheat sheet: Looking ahead, what do you want to achieve as YOUNITE in the coming year?
Hyunseung: We want to show everything we’ve prepared to more fans. I also hope we win the Rookie of the Year award by showing our improvements in every performance!
Showbiz cheat sheet: Looking even further ahead, what do you hope people will say about YOUNITE in five years’ time?
Eunho: I hope YOUNITE will be remembered as the one and only with a unique color. We want to be a team with our own energy and vibe.
eunsang: I can see YOUNITE as a more mature, improved group in five years. I also hope YOUNITE will be able to share true feelings and sincerity through music. I hope our music can really speak for itself and convey heartfelt messages to all listeners.
Showbiz cheat sheet: What is the most important lesson you have learned from each other since you became YOUNITE?
DEY: Of course we are all different individuals, so our personalities and ways of life are very different. But we learned to respect and care for each other by living together in one house.
Kyungmun: From other members I have learned the passion and courage to challenge myself.
Showbiz cheat sheet: What do you think makes you nine such a good team?
eunsang: First of all thank you for saying we are a good team. We try for each other and are motivated by each other, and I think it adds to the factor that we build the team we have now. We will work hard to be a team of individuals who can spread positive messages and impact in the future.
Hyungseok: I think a close bond between all nine members has also helped a lot in the process of coming together as a team. And because we have two leaders, it can be easier than one person leading the other eight members.
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