Coming back after a year with their 5th album, 4minute members Hyuna and Gayoon have transformed into icons of the 1960s. With their muse looks, both ladies emancipated a different vibe despite the twin concept.
“We really do look like twins, don’t we? This is the first time we’re having a photoshoot just the two of us. As soon as we heard that we’re going to do a twin concept, we wondered if both of us would suit each other, but seeing at how our poses turned out, we really do look like twins.” – Hyuna
“Gayoon-eonnie is close to everyone. (This is because) She doesn’t frown and has a kind and gentle personality. In the team, she’s the most adult-like person. I hope to have such qualities of hers.” – Hyuna
“Each members personally came up with hair, makeup and outfit ideas for our 5th album. During Gayoon-eonnie’s promotion as 2YOON, She bought a rookie designer’s shoes in Thailand just for our new album. Her passion towards fashion is really amazing.” – Hyuna
“HyunBak! Faster get changed and have pizza!”, “HeoKka, watch this video. It’s really exciting, isn’t it?” Calling each others’ nickname during the photoshoot, their chatting and teasing looks really resemble a pair of biological sisters. To 4minute Hyuna and Gayoon, the both of them have indeed developed a close bond since their trainee days and even becoming members of the same team.
“Since the members’ names are similar, we call each other nicknames. ‘HeoKka’ is Heo Gayoon, ‘HyunBak’ would be Hyuna then. If one of the members calls someone with a nickname, then the rest of us will follow too.” The two ladies differ from their usual image where they put on a strong performance stage, singing charismatically ever since their debut song ‘Hot Issue’, ‘Mirror Mirror’ even till ‘Volume Up’. In reality, they are filled with laughter, and are like cute girls still going through their puberty stage. It was their first time shooting for a photoshoot together. While excited Hyuna is preparing her hair and make up, she couldn’t stop searching for interesting videos from her phone. She would then show Gayoon and other staffs, creating a friendly atmosphere at the studio. Every time that happens, Gayoon would respond or ‘Ssik’ while laughing, playing a role as the older eonnie.
“Gayoon-eonnie has this quietness but compared to me, she’s always mature, so she could do well with anyone. I have this straightforwardness, since I’ll express myself clearly. Unlike me, (Gayoon) eonnie’s expression doesn’t show. She has this gentle and kind personality in nature. Oh yes, I’m envious of eonnie’s thin ankles and vocals.” Hyuna’s praises made Gayoon smiled a little.
“Hyuna may expressed that she hates it to the other person, but still she’s pretty while doing it. She has this lovely character that you just can’t hate on. (Laughs) It seems like she’s born with this beauty. I’m really jealous of Hyuna’s sexiness that only she can portray on stage.” On other normal days too, they’ll be talking unreservedly about each other’s strong and weak points with the other members as well. They even wondered how it would turned out if someone were to compile all strong and weak points of every members.
“Before our debut, 10 trainees went through a survival war in hopes of becoming a 4minute member. We felt that we would become the chosen 4minute members. There’s this intuition about it. Since we shined the most when the five of us practice together.” It was apparent that the 5 of them possess different personalities, but amazing as well when they combine together as 4minute. All of the members have strong greeds. They would talk on many issues such as area of interest, music, fashion while not forgetting to provide advises to each other.
“We want to show a lot in this 5th album. Maknae SoHyunie has turned 21 years old, so things we want to express on have become broader. The new album concept takes us back to our initial intention with concepts such as ‘I’m the best’, ‘I’m the strongest’. This album also includes humorous lyrics girlfriends could relate to in their daily lives. We are currently practicing more than 6 hours a day for our comeback stage. Since we’re attempting a new performance stage, all the members have felt that they’ve indeed improved a lot.”
“We’ve seen quite a lot of muse looks from the 1960s in magazines. We seemed to have seen the outfits before but since we’re wearing them personally, we’re really excited. The Prada shoes that we’ve tried was one that we wanted to try for quite some while, it’s like our wishes have been granted. (Laughs)” – Gayoon
“When we’re with the members, we feel comfortable and we like it. The five of us will talk non-stop even other girl groups or staffs would be jealous of us. Between us, we would give straightforward suggestions regarding fashion, human relations, music, dance and sometimes, we would talk about rated topics too. (Laughs)” – Gayoon
Source: InStyle Korea