ASTRO Shares What The Group Means To Them After 5 Years In The Industry
ASTRO recently stunned fans in a pictorial and interview for Elle Magazine!
In the interview, ASTRO got excited about the release of their latest album, All Yours. Cha Eunwoo began by expressing his gratitude that the photoshoot that included the clothing brand Vibrate featured red, blue, and purple colors to match the concept of their album.
This album has the YOU, ME, and US version, and this photoshoot has a red background, flower props, a blue sofa in the background, and purple flowers. While filming, we wondered, ‘Oh, did they purposefully do this?’ and had even more fun filming.
Cha Eunwoo also mentioned that the photoshoot was enjoyable because Vibrate is a brand that is famous for baseball caps and denim, which are Eunwoo’s favorite. He says that those items go well with any situation, like going to the airport or everyday life.
Sanha talked about the photo of him wearing a graduation cap for the album teaser. He shared that he wanted to show an adult vibe after debuting at 17 and being the maknae of ASTRO. He said, “I can now show a lot of different things compared to before.”
When the interviewer praised Sanha for his bold poses, Sanha replied that he was happy to hear the compliment. “Is it because I’ve aged?” He questioned, “Like the title track of our album, ‘ONE,’ I would say learning is most important to me. I don’t think everyone can be perfect, so I think it’d be good to live life while learning others’ strengths when we meet people.”
Moonbin shared that he enjoys the style of the hat [baseball cap] he held in the photoshoot in his daily life. He commented that he doesn’t really follow fashion trends and instead picks items that go with everything, like a baseball cap. Therefore, this photoshoot was very comfortable for him.
[As our 5th Anniversary passes,] Every moment after our debut feels like ‘youth.’ There are so many emotions I felt with the members and I’m feeling a variety of emotions even now. When we make a comeback, I feel more alive. We can leisurely enjoy the stage more as our experience builds and it feels like we could do anything now.
Regarding the clothing for the photoshoot, MJ revealed that it was nice to wear denim in a sexy photoshoot rather than the usual diverse clothing ASTRO wears on the stage. When asked how he felt to be on the stage together with the members, MJ said “happiness.”
Like the title track ‘ONE,’ I think that the one important thing is happiness. Today, I’m happy. It’s even more meaningful to be together with the members. I’m happy during days like these when I’m not anxious and finding happiness in the small things.
Meanwhile, JinJin shared his thoughts on being called idols with both refreshing and sexy charms. He explained that he loves the word “refreshing” since it means that he is giving his fans good energy. He shared that adding sexiness on top of that makes him feel like he has everything.
What I feel most these days is that if I don’t do anything, nothing will really happen. That’s why I want to personally take on more challenges and put my thoughts into action. This comeback is the result of my attempts at making rap and experimental things on stage.
Rocky revealed that he truly enjoyed the new style that Vibrate allowed him to show. He said that it’s fun to try various styles as ASTRO often does. He was then asked a deep question: “How do you want ASTRO to be remembered?”
It might be embarrassing to say this but… we started off wanting to actually be like a star like the meaning of ASTRO when people think of us. I want to give comfort to people as a group that remains in their memories at least for a little while. Similar to how people look at the night sky when they’re tired, I want ASTRO to be a special friend in life that gives comfort like the stars in the sky.
Check out ASTRO’s latest comeback, “ONE,” down below!