The popular South Korean band, Stray Kids, had their fans, the stays, swooning in their latest interview by Harper’s Bazaar. Harper’s Bazaar is an American fashion magazine that posts the most amazing and innovative interviews on Youtube. The K-pop band has been active since 2017 and has achieved great success in such a short time. They became the first fourth-generation boy group to win a grand prize at 2021 AAA’s. The male idol group consists of Felix, Bang Chan, I.N, Seungmin, Han, Lee Know, Changbin, and Hyunjin. They have had incredible hit K-pop songs like Thunderous, DOMINO, Christmas Evel, God’s Menu, and Back Door, which has kept their fan base growing. They are known for their highly upbeat and energizing songs. The Stray Kids are known worldwide and have also collaborated with Alesso and CORSAK for the song ‘Going Dumb’. The idol group has also recently released a teaser for their up coming Variety reality show called 2 Kids Room.
They were recently seen in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. The band members were given ten minutes to draw each other’s portraits and were asked a few questions. Most of the members were seen having a little trouble multitasking with drawing and answering the questions. But creating a fun and playful environment, the eight idol group members started the ten-minute-long interview in a goofy manner before heading straight for the fun game of ‘Portrait Mode’. They started with introducing themselves individually. The stays must have been eagerly waiting for the interview to start.
A Game Of ‘Portrait Mode’ Begins
with an enthusiastic start, the interview began with a question about their secret talents. The eight members of the idol group are actually known for their excellent dancing skills and incredible vocals. One of the members of the group, Felix, is actually famous for his amazing deep voice, so there is almost no talent that is a secret within the group. When asked to Changbin for answering the question, we see him struggling with doing both of the tasks at once. Bang Chan and the other members start joking about Changbin’s inability to multitask while drawing the portrait. After a round of laughter, Changbin reveals that even though it is not a secret, but he considers rapping a talent of his.
Next up is Han, we see him insisting that his secret talent is his visual. A talent that the members say is known by nobody, so it’s definitely a secret. The next question that is asked to the members is about their dream collaborations, who would the members want to collaborate with if they had a chance, it could be an artist, a group, a director, or a producer. The members ask Han to answer this question first. While he chooses CB97 to collaborate with, Hyunjin, when he is asked, takes a fun approach and describes the person he wants to collaborate with as a great vocalist and rapper. He then jokingly reveals that it is baby Seungmin who he wants to collaborate with. I.N., the maknae of the group, went international and said he would like to collaborate with Bruno Mars.
Stray Kids Thoughts on ‘Thunderous’
In the Interview, while the members were completely engrossed with drawing the portraits, they were asked what was their favorite part of shooting the music video of their song ‘Thunderous’. Thunderous is the most famous and energetic song by Stray Kids. It is a song that is loved by all the stays, and it states that the members won’t be distracted by others and will keep to their principles regardless of what others have to say.
The song is a mix of trap and hip-hop and also includes some traditional Korean music. ‘Thunderous’ is a song that has charted number three on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales and has six wins from music show programs such as Music Bank, M Countdown, Inkigayo and Show Champion. Bangchan recalls that the place where they filmed was grand and traditional Korean. Seungmin reminisces that when they were shooting for the music video, he took his baseball glove and ball. He played catch with Changbin, Hyunjin and Lee Know at the shooting set.
With only five minutes left to the game, Felix concludes the question by explaining what his favorite part was of shooting the music video of Thunderous. His favorite part was how the Korean culture was shown in their music video since it was even shown in their song, which he thought was quite beautiful and unique for them to do.
The Saga Of The Interview Questions Continues
The next question asked was about the boy’s most exciting experience in their career up until now. With this question, Changbin was seen thinking back to the time when they did their first concert. All the members agree that it was definitely a memorable experience for them. Lee Know explains in Korean while struggling with drawing and answering the question that for him, every day is an exciting experience, every day when he is able to communicate with the stays, SKZ’s fans. Further, the eight boy group is asked what brought them joy the most in the year 2021.
I.N. and all the members give the credit of bringing joy in their life to Stays. And also, because of stays, they were able to win the first place in the music show, the SKZ members show their gratitude towards stays. Felix elaborates that even though the members are not able to meet their fans a lot when they make the content for their fans and the stays respond to it and give their feedback, it brings enormous joy to the eight-member idol group. When the members go live and get to talk to their fans, they receive a lot of nice, appreciative comments, and the way their fans cheer for them brings them the most happiness, and they are extremely thankful for that.
The Moment Of Truth: The Portraits
As the clock ticks and only two minutes of the game are left, the boys give finishing touches to their drawings. Hastily, the boys scribbling with their pens to finish up the portraits as the producers starts the countdown. Trying to justify his portrait Felix says that all of them are supposed to mess up in the game, and it is not supposed to be perfect. The boys have a fun time making fun of each other’s drawings. Stray Kids members have a fit of laughter as they see each other’s cartoonist drawings. They start with Seungmin, who explains that he made extremely large shoulders to show that he drew Bangchan, and he named his drawing ‘Kangaroo’. Next up is Lee Know, who drew Felix, when Han sees his drawing, he giggles and says the drawing looks like an alien, to which the members all agree and add up that it looks like ‘Spock’ from Star Trek.
Lee Know explains that he wanted to show Felix’s ‘Bling Bling’ personality. When Han shows his piece where he drew Changbin, all the members tell him that he did extremely well. Felix even suggests Changbin to take the drawing back with him it almost looks like a cartoon of him. I.N., who drew a portrait of Hyunjin, captures all of his features on point and is complimented for the well-drawn portrait. Hyunjin Drew I.N., and he made him look like a little child. Changbin shows his drawing of Han. He made two drawings the first one ended up being scary since he tried to make Han’s cheeks bigger. Felix made a playful drawing of Lee Know where he made him as a rabbit and wrote one of the lines Lee Know used once to introduce himself. Bangchan is the last one to reveal his portrait of Seungmin. Bangchan explains that he drew an image of Seungmin after forty years where he is going to be a rock star and a rapper.
The members ended the interview by thanking the viewers and promising that some new projects are lined up for the new year. So the fans have something exciting to look forward to. The Skz fans have been curious about Stray Kid’s next project that they will get to enjoy and so have been keeping up with them. Therefore, this is definitely a good news for them. You can watch the Interview on Harper’s Bazaar Youtube channel.