Rookie group Boyfriend has been capturing the hearts of schoolgirls everywhere with their boyish charms and good looks. Especially capturing the hearts are ‘Kim Hyunjoong twins’ Youngmin and Kwangmin, ‘Yoo Seungho’s doppelganger’ Jeonngmin, and ‘K-Will’s smiley boy back-up dancer’ Minwoo, the group has been stirring commotions on online forums since their debut.
In response to such attention the members said with a smile, “It’s a pleasant nickname, ‘pet-idols.’ Boyfriend can be trained without a problem. However, at the same time the name can be a little burdensome because it seems like we’re getting more attention for our visuals than for our talents.”
They also explained that they felt awkward with the name ‘Boyfriend’ before their debut. The boys said that they had goosebumps and shivers when Starship Entertainment first revealed the group name. However, they soon realized that it was actually a pretty catchy name with a good meaning and in the end they agreed.
Their title track “Boyfriend” was produced by Brave Brothers, famous for his works with singers such as Son Dambi, After School, Big Bang, Sistar, and others. The song has a unique rhythm and an addictive chorus, all of which helps emphasize the group’s vocal talents. The track itself in conjunction with its corresponding ‘Aegyo (cute) dance’ has garnered much popularity for the group.
Although the performances seem to be a little more than simply cute, the boys revealed that they actually ended up short of breath after each stage. Leader Donghyun explained, “With the exception of the chorus, the choreography is very difficult because it is broken up to fit different beats. Dancing and singing to the song simultaneously was really hard for us, especially at first. Now that we’re becoming a little more accustomed to the stage it isn’t as bad. We’re beginning to enjoy our performances more and more, especially when we notice the crowd’s faces.”
Their official debut was only a month ago but the group is also receiving love-calls from overseas and even had a notable amount of international fans attend their first fan signing. Boyfriend said, “We’re planning to give everything we have in Korea before we start anything overseas. Our goal is definitely to receive the best rookie award this year.”
Boyfriend has been busy working on their next album since their successful debut and plans to show fans a new side of themselves apart from the powerful dancing that they were doing before, so make sure to keep an eye on these super rookies.
Source & Photo: Sports Chosun
Credits: KS at Allkpop