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We are now passing the first half of 2017. The Every DAY6 project’s precious new songs, which one can call proof of DAY6’s musical development without exaggeration, have become a great compilation and are now set to be launched as a full-length album.
The project’s first half has come to an end, and amongst the many precious gem-like songs, those which would be too much of a pity to let go of are brought back alongside spring, as the first full-length album named [SUNRISE], similar to how we have come to meet DAY6 taking a firm step and sending the new sun up to the sky.
Corner for closely studying the DAY6 Teaser
DAY6’s Off-The-Record Story looking back on the Every DAY6 Project’s first half of the year
Q. When looking back on the Every DAY6 Project’s first half of the year, were there any episodes during the processes of composing or recording the January to May songs which stuck with you?
Wonpil: I think preparing February’s “How Can I Say” was the hardest, because we spent sleepless nights recording and bringing countless modifications to the song.
Jae: Yeah, it even surpassed the number of modifications we brought to “Letting Go”.
Sungjin: Coming up with the title track took the longest time, so after we finally decided on one, we were really tight on time for actual preparations.
Young K: Yeah, time was so tight, we basically held boot camps to maximize the process, didn’t we? When we would get stuck on a song’s composition, we would put each other’s ajae skills (translation note: the equivalent of dad jokes ;)) and mental to the test all while cooling down our heads (laughs). It was hard but just as much, these were pleasant memories.
Sungjin: Not only “How Can I Say”, but also “I’m Serious”, “You Were Beautiful”, “DANCE DANCE” etc. while preparing the songs for the Every DAY6 Project we worried and got stuck a lot on how we should present our music. However because of this, we were able to challenge various genres of music so I think it became an even more valuable experience to us.
Wonpil: Yes it was the same while composing “DANCE DANCE”, I remember how much fun filming the music video was.
Sungjin: Our true ensemble form was presented, and the usual form of us messing around and playing in the ensemble room was properly reflected.
Young K: Most scenes were basically filmed with us looking at the camera and throwing music at each other while giving off a playful mood right?
Dowoon: We gave our bodies in to the music to the extent that our director felt embarrassed and would say”Shush, I’m leaving!”.
The method to enjoy the first full-length DAY6 album in more depth! Introduction to and points to consider about the songs on the album, according to DAY6 members
Q. We are curious as to the meaning behind, or the meaning decided on with the first full-length album’s name [SUNRISE].
Sungjin: Sunrise, just like the word says, means the sun coming up.
Young K: The time when the sun comes up means the start of the day. We DAY6, through our first full-length album SUNRISE, also make our start. We chose the name with this meaning in mind.
Wonpil: Yes exactly, just like how with the sale of our very first full-length album, DAY6 starts now.
Sungjin: Also in terms of the long run, starting with this [SUNRISE] album, our hopes and aspirations for the proper start of DAY6’s musical history are held in the album’s name.
Q. In regards to this album, could Day6 members give us a one-line evaluation of individual song charm points?
Young K: I would like to point out that our new song “Lean on Me” has a special feature that cannot be heard in other songs. Don’t you think Dowoon’s mellow melody really stands out?
Dowoon: I would say in one word that the title track “I Smile” represents Day6’s evolved sound.
Wonpil: I think “You Were Beautiful” is a song which highlights each member’s individual vocals. The part that goes “That last time, the way you looked at me, the way you said goodbye, even all that, to me…” is a killer isn’t it? (Laughs)
Jae: “It’s Winter” is a song where sorrowful vocals and feelings of sadness mix harmoniously.
Q. Some of Day6’s existing songs are also available on this album in newer versions. Could the members of Day6 explain the newer altered versions?
Dowoon: I just want to say that the reboot version of “Letting Go” is simply amazing. The chorus chords and classic rock melody in the bridge part are really beautiful.
Young K: When first composing this song, we were hesitating between having or not a rap for the bridge part. We ended up choosing the rap version for the first public release of “Letting Go”. The other version is now also released because it highlights the rock and pop undertones of the song and has an unusual charm to it, so we wanted fans to hear it too.
Sungjin: We also made the arrangement and mastering such that the guitar sound is intensified and the rock element is highlighted.
Q. Which song on this album are you most attached to?
Young K: I already mentioned it in last month’s WriteUpDAY6 but for me it’s “Man in movie”.
Dowoon: For me it’s “DANCE DANCE”. It’s an exciting song with the carefree atmosphere I like.
Sungjin: I would like to choose “It Would Have Been”. It not only has the clean, accoustic sound I like, but the overall flow is also good, and each member’s voice has a part where it stands out.
Wonpil: As expected, for me it is “You Were Beautiful”. When I listen to this song, my emotions are stirred and I get this strange, faint feeling.
Jae: I will also have to go with “You Were Beautiful”. Even now, when I listen to it while alone and concentrating, it’s a song that makes my heart hurt.
Q. While the Every Day6 project in underway, Day6 is seeing a lot of self-growth. We’re wondering about which aspects you feel you have shown most growth in?
Young K: I can feel that I am steadily developing through composing new songs and preparing for concerts every month. By having to overcome the obstacles involved with the process, I think I am developing both individually and teamwork-wise.
Sungjin: That’s right. I think our sound is gradually becoming richer and we are developing into a band with our own distinct colors. Most importantly, I think I can see progress in Young K’s songwriting abilities. (Laughs)
Wonpil: It seems like we are becoming better at expressing ourselves instrumentally and vocally. So the emotions can be felt more and more sincerely.
Q. May we hear about your activity schedule and aspirations for the second half of the Every Day6 project?
Sungjin: For the second half of the project as well, Day6 will be greeting everyone through the Every Day6 project from July to December, in order to fill the year of 2017 tightly. Please look forward to our future songs as well. Most importantly, Day6’s first full-length album is coming out very soon. Please also look forward to all our promotion activities for our first album [SUNRISE].
Wonpil: Now marks the start of Day6!
DAY6 capable of creating power songs
A sneak peak at their song-making process
We present you Day6 delivering their June songs in more detail and the behind story of their first album release!
In order to become people who will shine, will be not lose patience, no matter how long the time spent in the lonely darkness. This illustrates Day6, whom through the Every Day6 project, do not lose patience and silently walks the path of their individual youths. Seeing Day6 break free of the characteristics of a band, constantly challenging and trying a variety of genres all while projecting their individual colors, we think it is clear that more than anyone else, they will become artists who shine. , Day6’s day starts now.
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