Meet GHOST9, a seven-member boy group from South Korea that made their mark on the kpop world in 2020 with the EP “PRE EPISODE 1: DOOR.” The monster rookies recently came back with their newest release, NOW: Who we are facing. A continuation of the group’s album series Now: Where We Are, Here & Now: When We Are In Love. Today we’ll speak with the group about their music, hopes for the future, and more!
TS: What’s the meaning behind your group name GHOST9?
Junhyung: The team that surprises the world as they appear as unexpectedly as a ghost
Shin: Appear surprisingly as a ghost and become a group that gives out dreams and hope.
Kangsung: Like a ghost, we will approach the audience anytime and from anywhere. I don’t want to be a scary ghost, but rather a supportive spirit.
Junseong: The seven members and nine ghosts named “Gleez” travel the world and send out hope and courage. As mentioned, we want to become a global group.
Prince: Our group name GHOST9 comes from our group’s origin love story in which a world where ghosts and our members interact.
Woojin: We are friends of Gleez and have our own worldview.
JinWoo: We will approach global fans as ghosts could.
TS: Which member do you think fits this comeback the best?
Junhyung: Everyone did well. I myself think that this album suited our group best.
Shin: The moods best fit Woojin and Junhyung. I believe, too, that this album was the best so far.
KangSung: Me, I think I looked pretty cool.
Junseong: Junhyung / Because he was able to fit both strong and soft moods.
Prince: Junseong, his vocal colors, and sharp dancing style fits this concept well
Woojin: Kangsung: He showed the best expressions yet. Personally, I believe this album fits me best and the album concept as well.
Jin Woo: Choi Junseong, dear Jun Seong was born a natural in terms of expression and talent.
TS: Out of all the songs on your [NOW: Who we are facing] EP, which is your favorite?
Junhyung: I like the song called Dreaming. I like the lyrics “now, escape your dreams” especially.
Shin: control/ “The finale completed again by you”
Kangsung: Control/”Ay Look where I’m at now maybe climax더 빠르게 뜨겁게 달려 마치 master make it highlight 선율 위에 masterpiece,”
Junseong: milestone/”Where you at, I want you. I am here.”
Prince: Cosmos/chorus part
Woojin: In the song Triangle, I like best my part, “Even the shaken scope to which I am getting used to little by little”
Jinwoo: Control – “Look at me straight, slow”
What’s the story behind your latest single, ‘Control.’
Junhyung: We sang about a strong attraction and passion towards a specific entity
Shin: It expressed accepting some entity (Ex. Bipolar personality)
Kangsung: As described in the lyrics, the message says to come to us no matter what situation you are in and that we control you like a maestro.
Junseong: The members of GHOST9 were playing around with Mafia and then got owned.
Prince: The song is about being controlled using love~
Woojin: It’s about wanting others to come to us under our Control.
Jinwoo: It’s about controlling your hearts!
What sets GHOST9’s music style apart from the rest?
Junhyung: It’s a colorful theme that suits anything well.
Shin: We excel in performance, which entertains both the eyes and ears.
Kangsung: We have the ability to be multiple colors like a Chameleon
Junseong: Since we are more free and open, we express things without hesitation.
Prince: We have a dynamic and a wide range of concepts that set our group’s color and style apart.
Woojin: We are unique because we try more diverse concepts and try many things that others do not.
Jinwoo: We are GHOST9, a group that stands out in performance energy!!
Which song from any of your albums would you recommend to someone who’s never heard your music before?
Junhyung: I want to recommend Think of Dawn, which marks the beginning.
Kangsung: Flying At Night, Think of Dawn, and Up All Night.
Junseong: Think of dawn- because it is our beginning.
Prince : Antenna: It’s different from our hard-hitting title songs.
Woojin: I recommend Control from this album. I want to showcase it because it has the best quality among all our songs so far.
Jinwoo: The title track Control!! It contains such a strong beat!!
What’s the secret behind GHOST9’s great teamwork?
Junhyung: I think it is our faith towards each other.
Shin: Our faith towards each other
Kangsung: Our friendship and faith so far. And trust.
Junseong: We are cautious in our actions and try to understand each other.
Prince: Practice ˙ᵕ˙
Woojin: We always are together and eat together.
Jinwoo: Practice. We worked hard and sweat a lot practicing to coordinate our movements and performance energy.
Lastly, what would you like to say to your fans?
Junhyung: Please look forward as we will come with lots of music and colorful performances! We are always grateful and love you all.
Shin: Thank you for always being on our side, and we will try harder from now on, so please keep an eye on us!!
Kangsung: Although we are all in different situations and afar, we know that our hearts are connected. We are aware of this and are always grateful. We love you.
Junseong: We always miss you and want to showcase more of what we have. See you soon~
Prince: Thank you for always supporting us, and I hope we can meet soon someday 🙂
Woojin: Thank you for always supporting us. We will continue to be more diverse and grow as a group, so please always pay a lot of attention.Jinwoo: I just want to say that we are always thankful for our fans and look forward to what’s to come!!