Singer Se7en who recently released a new song produced by J.Y Park sat down to conduct an interview with SBS TV‘s ‘Midnight TV Entertainment‘.
On the episode that aired on February 8th, Se7en, who has made a comeback for the first time in a year and six months revealed the true personality of Big Bang‘s T.O.P.
“When T.O.P comes out on TV, he looks extremely fierce and charismatic,” he said. “But behind the scenes, he has so much aegyo.”
Further in the interview he shared his thoughts on producer J.Y. Park. “J.Y. Park is 12 years older than I am so I don’t know if I’m allowed to say things like this, but, he is really adorable,” he said.
“JYP is just as hard to please.”
YG artist, Se7en, has held hands with JYP for his recent comeback. The result? Sizzling. His new song, “When I Can’t Sing,” has debuted in first place in various music charts. Seoul Newspaper asked Se7en, seven questions.
Q1. How did you come to work with JYP?
A: I really liked it (the song)
Since long ago, (Park) Jin Young hyung and I am very close, so as a joke we always said, “lets work together.” A while ago, I had a chance to see him again with Yang (Hyun Suk) CEO and (Park Jin Young) played this song for us to listen. After hearing that it has been made a year ago, I thought, “I really like it and want to sing this song.” After choosing the title song, I started working on my album.
After releasing the teaser for his new song, “When I Can’t Sing“, earlier this evening, Se7en continued to roll out his promotions by unveiling the full tracklist for his new album!
On January 29th, Se7en tweeted an image containing the names of all six tracks on his mini-album. The names of the tracks are:
01. “Somebody Else”
03. “When I Can’t Sing”
04. “That Person”
06. “Make Good Love”
Considering how the text for “When I Can’t Sing” was highlighted in white, it’s more than likely that this J.Y. Park-produced track will be Se7en’s main song.
The JYP Entertainment team seems to be making big moves. With a mysterious teaser featuring J.Y.Park playing the piano and a title of “JYP introducing…“, there were hints at the possibility of a new artist debuting in the near future.
The teaser was released on the 26th via JYP’s official homepage as well as J.Y. Park’s Twitter page. He wore a black suit and sat before a grand piano, playing a melodious ballad piece. On his Twitter, he also wrote, “It’s my first project of 2012. Whose song do you think it is?”
Some circles around him are speculating that he may be creating a second generation of Wonder Girls. Like Wonder Girls and miss A, they expect his new girl group to become just as talented and established in the music industry.
And as the Wonder Girls are currently promoting in the States, the fans are eager to see a JYP girl group in Korea as well.
On December 18th, the third episode of SBS ‘K-POP Star‘ aired and viewers were able to watch French contestant, Julie Chabrol perform “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green.
After finishing her live performance, the three judges of the show gave varying opinions from praises to disapproval. For those who have seen the previous episodes, you should have noticed the striking difference between J. Y. Park and Yang Hyun Suk‘s criteria for qualifying contestants. This episode was another example of that dissimilarity between the two producers.
First, judge BoA commented, “You have f(x) Amber‘s vibe. You seem like a tomboy. You have a good voice as a foreigner, but skill wise..I don’t know. I’ll be honest, you would be good as a visual. I want to see you sing in Korean in the next round and I’ll make a final decision then. So for now, I’ll pass you to the next round.”
However, producer J.Y. Park disqualified the foreign contestant revealing, “I like it when an artist is comfortable on stage, but I don’t like it when they are comfortable without any skills. You have the attitude of a star, but don’t have the skills like one. That is very frustrating to me.” Regarding this statement, the contestant showed her determination as she stated, “I want to go further in the contest. I haven’t shown my fullest potential yet.”
It’s being reported that J.Y. Park will appear in ’Dream High 2‘, the sequel to the popular teen drama series which is scheduled to air in early 2012.
According to a representative who revealed on November 21st, “J.Y. Park is scheduled to play a character that will connect the events of Season 1 to Season 2. At this time, the scripts for the first three episodes have been completed and J.Y. Park’s character (Yang Jin Man) is in there. He is the only character from Season 1 that will appear in Season 2. Unless the script changes dramatically, it is nearly confirmed that J.Y. Park will act in the drama.”
In the first season, J.Y. Park starred as the poor English teacher, Yang Jin Man. But he didn’t just teach English — he also taught the preparatory music lessons as well.
While his role was very comedic, it was also very endearing. Through this, J.Y. Park was even nominated for the ‘rookie actor award’ at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards.