NewJeans: Hanni, Danielle, and Minji speak English in an interview with SiriusXM.
Members of NewJeans have had incredible careers as K-Pop idols, beginning with their surprise self-titled extended play, which went on to become one of the year’s biggest releases.
Another unusual characteristic of the ensemble is their engagement in songwriting despite their lack of experience. Sometimes K-Pop groups must wait years before they can create lyrics or compose tunes, but Hanni, Danielle, and Minji of NewJeans have all contributed to their music before their first anniversary.
Danielle, who contributed to NewJeans’ “Attention,” spoke about her experience in an interview. She stated that their company’s CEO, Min Hee Jin, urged all members to contribute to their debut release, which came naturally to her because she had always been interested in lyrics and music. Participating in songwriting was a good experience for all of them.
Hanni stated that hearing the opening of “Hype Boy” reminded her of a ticking clock. Hanni’s mind quickly related the sound to a scene from the renowned Disney film Alice in Wonderland, in which the main character, Alice, falls down a rabbit hole surrounded by clocks.
“I wanted to express that feeling of falling into something without it being on purpose. In Korean, the lyrics are ‘빠져버리는 daydream,’ but when it gets translated to English, it’s ‘got me chasing a daydream’ or ‘falling into a daydream.’” Hanni said.
The members of NewJeans agreed that Hanni perfectly captured the song’s vibe. Minji even said that the line was her favorite part! The girls’ creativity proves they’re multitalented on and off the stage.
Watch the full NewJeans interview below. They discuss their role in the songwriting process.
Here, Hanni provided a wealth of perceptive responses. It’s extremely unusual for an idol group, especially a new group, to go into depth about anything. It demonstrates that they have some degree of artistic independence. I like how Ador is handling the project.
Hanni sounds adorable when she talks Korean and, of course, Vietnamese, but when she speaks English, her voice is more mature, and I like her Australian accent. She is the trilingual queen!
Hearing Danielle speak during the interview was enjoyable since she is so intelligent and articulate, and her tone and speaking cadence are excellent. I always enjoy it when Danielle gives acceptance speeches. I adore Minji when she speaks English and is proud of Hyein and Haerin for making an effort to do so.