The most recent cowl stars for Esquire Korea are the good-looking members of TXT!
Following their group and solo photograph shoots, the 5 TXT members sat for particular person interviews the place they spoke concerning the group’s chemistry and objectives, their favourite idols, their upcoming mini album, and tons extra.
Whereas chatting with Beomgyu, the interviewer talked about his knack for selection reveals and the singer revealed his long-running love of “2 Days & 1 Night time.” He selected the forged’s chemistry with their company as one of many present’s finest points, which led to a dialogue about TXT’s unbelievable teamwork.
Beomgyu shared with amusing, “It positively wasn’t like that from the beginning. Since all of us got here to grow to be celebrities, we’re all individuals with robust opinions and particular person personalities. So we actually didn’t get alongside properly at first. We fought loads and everybody believed they have been in the fitting. Over a protracted time period, we’ve continued to search out center floor by understanding one another and being thoughtful. To the purpose the place we will get alongside properly, even when we’re finally collectively three hundred and sixty five days a yr like this. I believe different idol groups are like this too.”
Referring to the group’s efficiency at Lollapalooza final summer time, the interviewer requested whether or not it’s extra nerve-wracking to carry out for individuals who could not particularly be TXT followers. Beomgyu confidently replied, “That truly makes me really feel higher. In a state of affairs stuffed with ‘my individuals,’ I stand on stage actually fortunately, however I get excited in conditions like festivals or the place there are extra members of most people. It means there’s room to make these individuals ‘our individuals.’ I grow to be extra motivated and I really feel actually good.”
Beomgyu sweetly added, “I’ve a lot delight in my members. I believe the second I really feel most grateful that I’m in TXT is once we’re making a efficiency collectively.”
Whereas watching KARA’s iconic reunion efficiency on the 2022 MAMA Awards, Soobin wrote a message to followers revealing that he had shed a number of tears. Confirming that it wasn’t simply an expression, Soobin defined, “I did tear up. With my members including to the story, it grew to become misconstrued like I had cried for 3 hours.” Soobin shared, “In actuality, I shed about one or two tears. Only for a couple of minute.”
On what led to the tears, Soobin elaborated, “Ever since I used to be youthful, I actually favored KARA. To be trustworthy, throughout KARA’s prime, I used to be too younger so that they weren’t idols that children my age generally favored. Since my older sister was a fan of idols, she would all the time have music reveals taking part in and I naturally began liking them. That’s why in contrast to my different associates, I alone was a KARA fan. I had waited earnestly for this [MAMA] efficiency and thought I needed to see it it doesn’t matter what, so whereas fixing my hair and make-up within the ready room, I ran out and watched on the TV within the hallway. When the primary efficiency started, I mechanically teared up. They have been my first loves. The primary idols I favored.”
As TXT’s chief, Soobin was requested about his best energy. He answered, “Actually, I don’t suppose I’m that excellent chief who’s agency, decisive, and has every little thing drawn out of their thoughts. I lately mentioned that I respect BTS‘s RM, however he’s severely like that. In each side, the vary of his ideas is extremely deep and he has robust convictions about his private preferences and route. I don’t suppose I’ll be capable of grow to be that type of chief. As an alternative, one factor I can confidently say is that I’m a snug individual. I imagine that not less than to my members, I’m somebody they really feel most snug with who makes their thoughts open up simply with dialog.”
As regards to the group’s present purpose, Soobin shyly and humbly shared, “That is too huge of a purpose, however I believe a Daesang (Grand Prize).” The interviewer teased him for being so shy and he responded, “To be trustworthy, even simply final yr, if I received this query I’d’ve responded with one thing like ‘happiness’ or ‘well being.’ However nowadays, my members work so laborious. Beginning final yr, their ambitions started to develop so now we’re overflowing with motivation like, ‘Hey, it doesn’t matter what, let’s now grow to be Daesang singers’ and ‘Let’s actually grow to be a bunch that may observe up BTS.’”
Soobin continued, “I really feel very proud and together with that, there’s an environment the place we find yourself working even more durable. That’s why I believe I’ve come to suppose like that and say ‘Okay, let’s win a Daesang collectively. That means we will grow to be happier and more healthy.’”
With TXT’s fourth anniversary developing in March, Huening Kai was requested concerning the largest modifications he’s skilled because the group’s debut. He responded, “If I evaluate myself to once I was a trainee, I’ve grown about 20 cm (roughly 7.9 inches). My character has additionally calmed down a bit. Previously, I used to be a bit extra passive, however I’ve now grow to be barely extra lively. But when I’m to select the best change of all, I believe it’s my eagerness. I really feel extra keen now than once I was making an attempt to debut.”
Huening Kai comes from a musically-inclined household, together with his youthful sister Huening Bahiyyih selling as a fellow idol with Kep1er. On working in the identical trade as his sibling, Huening Kai commented, “After simply seeing her at house, I really feel each fascinated and completely happy once I run into her at broadcasting stations. Whereas she in all probability feels equally watching me, once I see her make cute expressions or act fairly for the digicam, my physique twists up with out me even realizing. Nonetheless, I hope she is aware of that I’m all the time cheering her on.”
Forward of TXT’s upcoming comeback with “The Title Chapter: TEMPTATION,” Huening Kai teased, “For this album, the idea clips, teasers, and trailers all have a robust fairytale ambiance total. The narration that comes out within the trailer is the fairy Wendy from ‘Peter Pan.’ If we spoke a couple of boy’s development and ache within the final sequence, I believe you may have a look at this one as a narrative a couple of boy who doesn’t wish to grow to be an grownup.”
When requested what he considers “cool,” Taehyun remarked, “The perfect factor about being BTS’s direct juniors is that we get to see them typically and really intently. One thing I felt most desperately whereas watching them is that there’s an aura you exude solely when you’ve gathered expertise. Even after they’re not dancing or singing and are simply residing their each day lives, they nonetheless look cool. I wish to attain that type of coolness.”
He elaborated, “It doesn’t matter what, I believe you concurrently want a down-to-earth and heat facet. If my followers discover me uncomfortable as soon as I develop that aura, there’s no level. I imagine these two issues need to co-exist to actually be a cool individual.”
Taehyun shared of his 2023 purpose, “I wish to introduce my music. I’ve fairly a little bit of music that I’ve made. I’ve a thirst for music that isn’t solely happy by our crew promotions. In fact recklessly showcasing a style or idea that matches too properly with our crew coloration may very well be inappropriate so I’m discovering a technique to showcase my voice with out breaking the picture or story of TXT. For instance, I believe a mixtape may very well be a great technique. I’m constantly discussing with our company and we’re reviewing it positively. It’ll be good in the event you stay up for it.”
Yeonjun is well-known amongst followers for being a legendary BIGHIT MUSIC trainee who constantly got here in first for his or her evaluations. He spoke about how this wasn’t all the time a great factor, saying, “Whereas I all the time positioned first, I practically by no means received optimistic suggestions and I used to be all the time tormented with the thought that I needed to do higher as a result of I used to be first. At the moment, being first meant that I might solely go down,” including that his constant success sometimes put him in a rut.
Nonetheless, Yeonjun commented positively on his nickname “BIGHIT’s Legendary Trainee” (“BLT”), sharing, “Finally, it’s a nickname I actually love. Whereas it’s true that there was strain, it was additionally a driving pressure. If in case you have that type of title, you may’t do something half-heartedly. In no matter route, it utilized properly for me.”
Yeonjun expressed his pleasure and affection for the group’s upcoming mini album and spoke about appearing within the music video, saying with amusing, “I additionally imagine my appearing wasn’t too shabby. Nonetheless, we needed to do a brand new type of expression on this music video, so it was laborious. Because it was a fantasy vibe, it wasn’t straightforward…however I believe the top end result got here out fairly so I’m trying ahead to it.”
Increasing on his fascinating in appearing, Yeonjun shared, “I did have curiosity. That’s why I even tried cameos, however appearing is kind of tough. So I’ve presently determined that it will likely be higher to focus extra on my fundamental job after which take into consideration [acting].”
Whereas Yeonjun has expressed his want to broaden into a wide range of fields, together with style, the singer defined that for now, he desires to wholeheartedly concentrate on his music profession. He elaborated, “My fundamental job in addition to the sector I’m most excited by is truthfully music and performing. I’ve a number of greed and am overflowing with ambition however that’s what’s most vital. Greater than something, nowadays I preserve considering, ‘I wish to grow to be one of the best on this subject.’”
TXT’s full pictorial and interviews will likely be featured in Esquire Korea’s February challenge!
Catch Yeonjun’s cameo look in “Stay On” beneath:
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