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[Album Review] CNBLUE ‘Can’t Stop’ Churning Out Hits With Their 5th EP

CNBLUE comes back on the Korean music scene, sporting a more mature look and sound for their 5th mini album. Let’s take a closer look with this album review of ‘Can’t Stop’.

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It has been a little over a year since CNBLUE released new tracks for their Korean fanbase leaving their fans waiting patiently for their return to Korea’s flourishing KPOP scene. In the meantime, the four member band has been busy literally touring the world on a musical tour around the globe. Their ‘BLUE MOON’ 2013-14 world tour took the young men all over Asia, Australia and North and South Amerca over a span of 10 months. CNBLUE made history being the first Korean band to tour around the world, for a young band of four, that’s a really big accomplishment yet even still, they don’t let one achievement cool off before they are onto the next hurtle to jump.

Finally having time to focus on their home-base, CNBLUE released their fifth extended play album ‘Can’t Stop’ and title track MV of the same name, on February 24th 2014 which topped the pre-order charts earning them the highest numbers on any of their previous albums in Korea. Since the enormous success of their last album, ‘RE:BLUE and its title track ‘I’m Sorry’, which was written and composed by group members lead vocalist Jung Yonghwa and lead guitarist Lee Jonghyun respectively, CNBLUE decided to come back strong with yet another self written album. This time around the band takes a different direction than expected for the fifth mini album and resurfaced with a British Rock tone as well as mature subject matter. Yonghwa takes the lead on album production as well as composing and writing the lyrics for five out of the six tracks, leaving Jonghyun in charge of his own unique composition.
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[NEWS] American Billboard Spotlights CNBLUE’s ‘Can’t Stop’

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America’s Billboard highly praised CNBLUE’s ‘Can’t Stop’ album.On February 24th(local time), America’s Billboard headlined a detailed article about CNBLUE(Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Jong Hyun, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Jung Shin)’s 5th mini album, ‘Can’t Stop’.

They wrote, “After earning its biggest hit on the K-Pop Hot 100 yet last February with the angsty “I’m Sorry,” CNBLUE returns with “Can’t Stop,” which sounds sure to send the rock-pop outfit to the upper rankings of the chart again despite a 180 in sound.”

They went on, “Opening with a tender piano solo by lead vocalist/guitarist Yonghwa, “Can’t Stop” automatically sets a romantic mood despite somber lyrics about losing a lover. The production grows more intricate but keeps its affectionate feel with soft percussion and low bass strums.”

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[NEWS] CNBLUE say, “We hope people will recognize our music as our own”

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CNBLUE finally returned after finishing a long tour.

On February 24th, CNBLUE officially released their 5th mini-album, ‘Can’t Stop’, which is filled up with songs of their own compositions and lyrics.

Jung Yong Hwa wrote five songs for the album, including ‘Can’t Stop’, the title track, and he said, “I am very happy with all of the songs.” Lee Jong Hyun, who wrote a song called ‘Sleepless Night’ said, “The CD is round and the album is angled,” quoting famous rock star Noel Gallagher.

The main concept of CNBLUE’s new album is ‘British’. They tried to express British Rock sounds that The Beatles, Blur, Oasis, Coldplay, Muse, and Keane presented, and their new songs sound much more softer and melodically. Continue reading


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[NEWS/Trans] (Starcast) 2014 Lee Jungshin’s Dream: Telling Stories with Photographs

Original article: http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=shm&sid1=106&oid=420&aid=0000000758

English Trans: Hi, everybody, I’m Junshin from CNBLUE. When I was a student, I had a dream, and that dream was to use photographs to tell a story. In 2014 I had a bit of free time in our schedule to fulfill that dream. I really enjoyed being able to take pictures.

What are your dreams and plans for 2014?

CNBLUE has been active for a few years now, so instead of taking pictures, most of time we are being photographed by others. Recently I suddenly remembered my dream, so I decided to start taking photos again. The memories of learning and researching about photography when I was young flooded back to me. I felt happy thinking of those memories.

In January 2014, CNBLUE had concerts in America and Latin America. We also had to shoot for the cover and booklet for our new album. We had a very busy schedule. But despite the tight schedule, I still had chances to use my camera to document some memories for everybody.

I took my camera everywhere and took pictures of all the interesting things I saw. It was a happy time. I wanted to share with everybody what I saw, what I felt and  a few words. So I prepared this.

The day of NYC’s concert:  I usually can’t get up early, but because of the jet lag, I was able to get up extra early and decided to take an unplanned trip outside. Even though it was snowing heavily, the streets were crowded with cars and people. Everybody went about with their busy day. People waited at the traffic light. There were people asking for directions while others walked briskly to their destination.

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[News] MNET America’s Series ‘GO!: CNBLUE’ Airs In Time for ‘Can’t Stop’ Comeback

MNET America follows CNBLUE on the heels of their ‘BLUE MOON’ World Tour and has the documentary footage to prove it.

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CNBLUE is about to blow away Korea and the rest of the world with their 5th mini album, ‘Can’t Stop’ promotional comeback but a few weeks before their grand comeback tour would start, they had to bring an end one of the busiest times of their lives. Media giant MNET America, the American subsidiary of MNET Korea, spent a few days with CNBLUE for the last week of January 2014, filming their every move as they completed various industry interviews and photoshoots for the channel’s documentary styled series, ‘GO!: CNBLUE. The film crew followed the four handsome members across the United States from NYC to LA and then to Mexico City as the band brought the American leg of their ‘BLUE MOON’ tour to a close.

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[News | VId] 140215 CNBLUE Featured as ‘Headliner’ for February by Mnet America

Hallyu Rock band CNBLUE are being featured as ‘Headliner’ for the month of February for Mnet America’s special program.

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CNBLUE has been one of the most hard working bands Korea has unleased since their debut in 2010. Just four years later, CNBLUE has made history by completing a first ever World Tour that has never before been attempted by a Korean band, earned countless awards for their musical capabilities and album sales, and have even won awards for their acting abilities. CNBLUE started 2014 with the premiere of their Japan exclusive movie, ‘Never Stop’, celebrated a fourth anniversary from their debut, and successfully completed the American leg of their ‘BLUE MOON’ World Tour with two concerts in NYC & LA and three more in Mexico, Peru and Chile, all with the month of January.

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