The most recent cowl stars for Esquire Korea are the good-looking members of TXT!
Following their group and solo photograph shoots, the 5 TXT members sat for particular person interviews the place they spoke concerning the group’s chemistry and targets, their favourite idols, their upcoming mini album, and tons extra.
Whereas chatting with Beomgyu, the interviewer talked about his knack for selection reveals and the singer revealed his long-running love of “2 Days & 1 Night.” He selected the forged’s chemistry with their friends as one of many present’s finest elements, which led to a dialogue about TXT’s unbelievable teamwork.
Beomgyu shared with amusing, “It positively wasn’t like that from the beginning. Since all of us got here to turn out to be celebrities, we’re all individuals with sturdy opinions and particular person personalities. So we actually didn’t get alongside effectively at first. We fought so much and everybody believed they have been in the suitable. Over a protracted time period, we’ve continued to search out center floor by understanding one another and being thoughtful. To the purpose the place we are able to get alongside effectively, even when we’re in the end collectively 12 months a yr like this. I believe different idol groups are like this too.”
Referring to the group’s efficiency at Lollapalooza final summer time, the interviewer requested whether or not it’s extra nerve-wracking to carry out for individuals who could not particularly be TXT followers. Beomgyu confidently replied, “That really makes me really feel higher. In a state of affairs filled with ‘my individuals,’ I stand on stage actually fortunately, however I get excited in conditions like festivals or the place there are extra members of most people. It means there’s room to make these individuals ‘our individuals.’ I turn out to be extra motivated and I really feel actually good.”
Beomgyu sweetly added, “I’ve a lot delight in my members. I believe the second I really feel most grateful that I’m in TXT is after we’re making a efficiency collectively.”
Whereas watching KARA’s iconic reunion performance on the 2022 MAMA Awards, Soobin wrote a message to followers revealing that he had shed just a few tears. Confirming that it wasn’t simply an expression, Soobin defined, “I did tear up. With my members including to the story, it grew to become misconstrued like I had cried for 3 hours.” Soobin shared, “In actuality, I shed about one or two tears. Only for a few minute.”
On what led to the tears, Soobin elaborated, “Ever since I used to be youthful, I actually favored KARA. To be sincere, throughout KARA’s prime, I used to be too younger in order that they weren’t idols that youngsters my age generally favored. Since my older sister was a fan of idols, she would at all times have music reveals enjoying and I naturally began liking them. That’s why in contrast to my different buddies, I alone was a KARA fan. I had waited earnestly for this [MAMA] efficiency and thought I needed to see it it doesn’t matter what, so whereas fixing my hair and make-up within the ready room, I ran out and watched on the TV within the hallway. When the primary efficiency started, I routinely teared up. They have been my first loves. The primary idols I favored.”
As TXT’s chief, Soobin was requested about his best energy. He answered, “Actually, I don’t suppose I’m that good chief who’s agency, decisive, and has all the pieces drawn out of their thoughts. I just lately stated that I respect BTS‘s RM, however he’s critically like that. In each side, the vary of his ideas is extremely deep and he has sturdy convictions about his private preferences and route. I don’t suppose I’ll have the ability to turn out to be that type of chief. As an alternative, one factor I can confidently say is that I’m a snug individual. I consider that a minimum of to my members, I’m somebody they really feel most comfy with who makes their thoughts open up simply with dialog.”
On the subject of the group’s present objective, Soobin shyly and humbly shared, “That is too huge of a objective, however I believe a Daesang (Grand Prize).” The interviewer teased him for being so shy and he responded, “To be sincere, even simply final yr, if I received this query I might’ve responded with one thing like ‘happiness’ or ‘well being.’ However lately, my members work so laborious. Beginning final yr, their ambitions started to develop so now we’re overflowing with motivation like, ‘Hey, it doesn’t matter what, let’s now turn out to be Daesang singers’ and ‘Let’s actually turn out to be a gaggle that may comply with up BTS.’”
Soobin continued, “I really feel very proud and together with that, there’s an environment the place we find yourself working even tougher. That’s why I believe I’ve come to suppose like that and say ‘Okay, let’s win a Daesang collectively. That method we are able to turn out to be happier and more healthy.’”
With TXT’s fourth anniversary developing in March, Huening Kai was requested concerning the largest modifications he’s skilled for the reason that group’s debut. He responded, “If I evaluate myself to once I was a trainee, I’ve grown about 20 cm (roughly 7.9 inches). My character has additionally calmed down a bit. Prior to now, I used to be a bit extra passive, however I’ve now turn out to be barely extra lively. But when I’m to select the best change of all, I believe it’s my eagerness. I really feel extra keen now than once I was attempting to debut.”
Huening Kai comes from a musically-inclined household, along with his youthful sister Huening Bahiyyih selling as a fellow idol with Kep1er. On working in the identical trade as his sibling, Huening Kai commented, “After simply seeing her at residence, I really feel each fascinated and blissful once I run into her at broadcasting stations. Whereas she in all probability feels equally watching me, once I see her make cute expressions or act fairly for the digital camera, my physique twists up with out me even realizing. Nevertheless, I hope she is aware of that I’m at all times cheering her on.”
Forward of TXT’s upcoming comeback with “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION,” Huening Kai teased, “For this album, the idea clips, teasers, and trailers all have a powerful fairytale ambiance total. The narration that comes out within the trailer is the fairy Wendy from ‘Peter Pan.’ If we spoke a few boy’s progress and ache within the final sequence, I believe you may take a look at this one as a narrative a few boy who doesn’t need to turn out to be an grownup.”
When requested what he considers “cool,” Taehyun remarked, “The very best factor about being BTS’s direct juniors is that we get to see them usually and really carefully. One thing I felt most desperately whereas watching them is that there’s an aura you exude solely when you’ve collected expertise. Even after they’re not dancing or singing and are simply residing their day by day lives, they nonetheless look cool. I need to attain that type of coolness.”
He elaborated, “It doesn’t matter what, I believe you concurrently want a down-to-earth and heat facet. If my followers discover me uncomfortable as soon as I develop that aura, there’s no level. I consider these two issues need to co-exist to actually be a cool individual.”
Taehyun shared of his 2023 objective, “I need to introduce my music. I’ve fairly a little bit of music that I’ve made. I’ve a thirst for music that isn’t totally glad by our workforce promotions. In fact recklessly showcasing a style or idea that matches too effectively with our workforce colour may very well be inappropriate so I’m discovering a method to showcase my voice with out breaking the picture or story of TXT. For instance, I believe a mixtape may very well be a great methodology. I’m constantly discussing with our company and we’re reviewing it positively. It’ll be good if you happen to look ahead to it.”
Yeonjun is well-known amongst followers for being a legendary BIGHIT MUSIC trainee who constantly got here in first for his or her evaluations. He spoke about how this wasn’t at all times a great factor, saying, “Whereas I at all times positioned first, I practically by no means received optimistic suggestions and I used to be at all times tormented with the thought that I needed to do higher as a result of I used to be first. At the moment, being first meant that I might solely go down,” including that his constant success sometimes put him in a rut.
Nevertheless, Yeonjun commented positively on his nickname “BIGHIT’s Legendary Trainee” (“BLT”), sharing, “In the end, it’s a nickname I actually love. Whereas it’s true that there was stress, it was additionally a driving power. If in case you have that type of title, you may’t do something half-heartedly. In no matter route, it utilized effectively for me.”
Yeonjun expressed his pleasure and affection for the group’s upcoming mini album and spoke about appearing within the music video, saying with amusing, “I additionally consider my appearing wasn’t too shabby. Nevertheless, we needed to do a brand new type of expression on this music video, so it was laborious. Because it was a fantasy vibe, it wasn’t simple…however I believe the tip outcome got here out fairly so I’m wanting ahead to it.”
Increasing on his fascinating in appearing, Yeonjun shared, “I did have curiosity. That’s why I even tried cameos, however appearing is kind of troublesome. So I’ve at the moment determined that it will likely be higher to focus extra on my principal job after which take into consideration [acting].”
Whereas Yeonjun has expressed his want to develop into quite a lot of fields, together with trend, the singer defined that for now, he desires to wholeheartedly give attention to his music profession. He elaborated, “My principal job in addition to the sphere I’m most inquisitive about is truthfully music and performing. I’ve loads of greed and am overflowing with ambition however that’s what’s most vital. Greater than something, lately I preserve considering, ‘I need to turn out to be the most effective on this area.’”
TXT’s full pictorial and interviews can be featured in Esquire Korea’s February situation!
Catch Yeonjun’s cameo look in “Live On” beneath: