When it comes to K-pop, nothing really beats the golden era during the early 2000s where second-generation groups like DBSK, Girls’ Generation and Super Junior reigned supreme. 13 years down the road, the SM supergroup of ‘Sorry Sorry’ fame is still at the top of the game and they show no signs of fizzling out. The latest instalment of their long-running Super Show series is proof – tickets to their first two days in Seoul were all sold out in less than nine minutes, which makes us even more excited for their concert here.
Ahead of the upcoming Super Show 7 (SS7) in Singapore on 27 January, the boys recently took time out for an email interview with us where they talked about their touring memories, plans for the future and more.
Having been in the industry for over a decade now, what are some sacrifices you’ve had to make for your music career?
Heechul: For these days, I don’t think there’s a sacrifice only from us. I think everybody including the members and our ELFs all make sacrifices for one another and love each other.
While Super Junior has always been known for your bright image, were there times when you felt down?
Heechul: I suffered an accident 11 years ago, so my body condition was badly affected because of the repercussions. I felt really discouraged as I couldn’t even walk and run well. But now, I’m standing here on the concert stage performing for ELFs because they never fail to cheer me up. Of course, I would also like to show them that I am a professional.
Are there any new idol groups that have caught your eye recently?
Heechul: I am not sure if the Singapore fans know them, but I would like to give a shoutout to my students from Mnet’s Idol School whom I actually guided and feel responsible for. The girls have recently debuted as fromis and I hope nothing but the best for them.
We just had to ask – which member looks best in a ‘Black Suit’?
Heechul: I’m pretty sure I’m not the one, because I think I would suit casual outfits more!
As the first K-pop group to star on a home shopping channel, can Super Junior promote SS7 in home shopping style?
Yesung: We invite you to a new unpredictable world! You can find feelings from joy to anger, sorrow to pleasure – all at SS7.
What was the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you during Super Show?
Yesung: I can’t exactly remember when, but I think it was during SS3 or SS4 that I attempted to jump from the lift, but my shoes ended up getting caught [in it]…
Finally, what are your plans for the year ahead?
Yesung: In 2018, we would like to go on a new adventure to meet fans from all around the world through SS7.
You’ve heard ’em – don’t miss your chance to catch Super Junior at Super Show 7 in Singapore on 27 January 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to grab them before they’re all gone!
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