Super Junior’s Live Press Conference
On August 4th, Super Junior held a press conference for their fifth album at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Nonhyun-dong, Seoul.
Hosted by Kim Sung Joo, the event brought in over 200 media outlets from Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and many other countries.
Because members Leeteuk and Heechul are now 28 year olds, the matter of mandatory enlistment for them is now looming over the group. All fit Korean males are required to serve 2 years in the army.
Leader Leeteuk began, “Because I have to enlist in the army, we will be promoting this album for as long as possible. I believe that the army is a duty that every Korean man must fulfill, so I will be enlisting when the time comes for me to do so.”
Leeteuk added, “Because of the army, we are planning not an Asian tour, but a world tour. I’m scared but not pressured by it. I want to come back with an album as soon as I am discharged from the army. I’ll make sure that there’s nothing to wait for so please wait for me.”
He continued, “The leaders of K-Pop, Super Junior, have finally made their comeback after a year and two months. We promise to promote as hard as ever.”
Shindong added, “I thought a lot about wanting to show everyone what we prepared as quickly as possible. Our music video will be released today, so please look forward to it.”
Sungmin said, “Everyone gave us so much love for our fourth album, so we will be going out to as many stages as possible to show everything we have.”
Eunhyuk continued, “There’s some pressure since we’re making a comeback amidst such intense attention, but the members all have a tight bond together so I’m looking forward to our promotions.”
When asked about their title track, “Mr. Simple“, Leeteuk replied, “It’s a track that emphasizes all the best parts about Super Junior. There are some who say it’s similar to ‘Sorry Sorry‘ and ‘Bonamana‘, but we’re sure that if you listen to it, you’ll come away with a different feel. There have been many unfortunate events going around lately, so we hope that everyone listens to our songs and receive positive energy.”
Shindong concluded with a smile, “We’ve prepared a lot of performances this time, even choreography that each of the members came up with on their own.”
Super Junior will be making their comeback on KBS’s ‘Music Bank‘ on August 5th.