It isn’t straightforward for anybody to voice their deepest fears, and within the case of a Okay-pop idol group, this may be going through the top of their run collectively. Yet here’s a lady group who not solely selected to face their fears upfront, however went additional to use it in selling themselves.
Nine-piece band Nature made a splash return into the Okay-pop scene Monday with the brand new single “Rica Rica,” amid raised anticipation not solely from followers but additionally from normal audiences, after declaring to the world: “Nature Can’t Go Down Like This.”
“The mockumentary introduced us to many people who weren’t aware of us, playing a key role in building up to our comeback with ‘Rica Rica,’ and we feel grateful of such impact,” Nature’s chief Lu stated throughout an interview Friday.
Returning after a few yr and a half with new music, Nature braced for the return with a four-episode YouTube collection titled “Nature Can’t Go Down Like This,” a mock-documentary collection exhibiting the band self-producing their music and getting ready collectively.
Although it was all in enjoyable, the band stated that they had their worries at first in embarking on such an idea.
“We didn’t think we were a group ‘going down,’ but we were worried the video might make us seem like one. We tried harder in order to leave the right impression,” Loha stated.
Contrary to the issues, the movies uncovered Nature to listeners who had beforehand been unaware of them. While it is usually followers who depart feedback under such self-produced selection content material from Okay-pop idols, Nature’s current show was tagged with supportive messages from individuals who found the group after watching the episodes.
Not every little thing concerning the show was fabricated, the group stated. Sohee, the final to be part of the group in October 2019, stated she virtually cried whereas speaking about their lengthy hiatus.
“I was 200 percent genuine in that part. I almost burst into tears while filming the scene. I joined the group hoping to do well, but the new coronavirus situation broke out before we could do anything. I actually cried a lot talking about it,” Sohee stated.
But with their return now imminent, Sohee stated she feels the happiest of all of them, and wait had been invaluable for each herself and the band.
“The one year and six months of break was gold for me. I wouldn’t have this positive mind if it weren’t for the time. Although it was a shame that we had to take time off, I’m still grateful. I’m happy to be a part of Nature and I also love the members,” she stated.
A yr and 7 months since their third single “Nature World: Code M,” the bandmates had been trying ahead to reuniting with followers, collectively dubbed “Leaf,” more than something.
“As we had been away for a long time, at first, I was worried about what I should say to Leaf when and how I should act when we meet again. But, right now, I just want to see them fast,” Uchae stated.
The new album is a two-track single consisting of title observe “Rica Rica” and B facet “Dear Leaf.”
Deviating from the group’s earlier pure and female picture proven in “Girls,” “Rica Rica” boasts of a fiery vitality and alluring appeal.
“’Girls’ had a pure sexy concept, so it was all about putting on less, no accessories, no nail decorations, pure makeup with the minimal amount of colors,” Lu stated. “But for the strong concept of ‘Rica Rica,’ we put on bright-colored dresses, topped by excessive jewelry that could better show the choreography.”
The iconic choreography of the tune was impressed by the standard Zaouli dance of Ivory Coast in West Africa, the band defined.
“As it’s a traditional dance, we worked even harder so that we don’t dishonor or come to make fun or the dance moves,” Loha stated.
About the backlash regarding cultural appropriation of conventional Indian marriage ceremony make-up and gadgets, the band denied any such intention.
“We were especially cautious as we understand that such issue (of cultural appropriation) is a sensitive matter these days. We had no intention of mocking other traditions, but the members and staff will make sure we take more caution next time,” Loha stated.
Meanwhile, Sunshine is sitting out from the band and its promotions due to health-related causes, Loha defined.
B facet “Dear Leaf” is a present for followers who’ve waited such an extended whereas for Nature, the band stated.
“It’s our fan song for Leaf. We wanted to deliver how thankful we are and we hope they like it,” Sohee stated.
Haru and Saevom stated the bandmates had been in a position to get to know one another higher by the lengthy break.
“The members have become tighter through the mockumentary production,” Haru stated. Saevom added, “We’ve become closer. We spent the time catching up with each other and working on our friendship.”
Chaebin stated, “There was a time when I wasn’t so thrilled to go up on stage, because I felt so tired. But the hiatus made me realize how much I loved the stage.”
“We’re a very energetic group and the stage is where we belong. We’re just excited to be able to show ourselves off where we belong,” Loha added.
Marking 4 years since debuting in 2018, Loha stated she wished to get pleasure from the entire course of more than ever.
“I think enjoying something also requires effort, and this time, we want to try our best to just enjoy the moment because we couldn’t during all our previous comebacks,” she stated.
Loha added this was the beginning of their new journey.
“I feel like we’re debuting again,” she stated, including, “We’re preparing for a new album. We don’t want to show that ‘Nature can’t end like this,’ but that ‘Nature will succeed like this.’”
By Choi Ji-won (email@example.com)