[Exclusive Interview] GreatGuys Wants to Record Our Good Memories Together

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GreatGuys, an eight-member idol group in their 6th year of debut, are back with their 5th mini album, RECORD OF YOUTH EP. 1: DESTINY, which begins a new series focusing on the time they’ve spent together with their fans since their debut, and on the new memories yet to be made in the future. The new mini-album follows the group’s July 2022 release of their 4th mini album, WE’RE NOT ALONE FINAL: ONLY YOU  ending the “Not Alone” series with a bang. Now GreatGuys will show their sweet and friendly side with the first part of this new series. 

RECORD OF YOUTH’s title song “luv luv luv” is an adorable, addictive song with a cheerful melody, honest heart and emotions, and witty lyrics and vocals, written and composed by GreatGuys member Dongin in collaboration with NUVO.

The album’s b-side track, “only U,” was also written and composed by Dongin, in collaboration with HOZE. The song consists of familiar sounds with acoustic pianos and guitars, and the color of the piece is further enhanced by using a simple but addictive synthesizer main theme. It is a fan song with a simple and soft melody and a message of love and gratitude to the GreatGuys’ fandom, “Grace.”

The album features each song, “luv luv luv” and “only U,” in three versions – Korean, Japanese, and instrumental – for six tracks in total. In addition, GreatGuys member Haneul created the choreography for “luv luv luv,” which is featured in the music video that will be released alongside the album.

KpopWise reunited with GreatGuys about their new release and what messages they want to convey with it. 

KW: Congratulations on your upcoming release, ‘LuvLuvLuv!’ Can you tell us a little bit about the concept and message behind the song? 


“RECORD OF YOUTH EP. 1: DESTINY” is an album where we look back on the time we have spent since our debut until now, and make new memories without forgetting everything we’ve been through. Let’s record the time we spent together as good memories for a lifetime. I just wanted to get the message across. The title song ‘luv luv luv’ is a synthwave genre song with a cool and refreshing sound and addictive vocal sampling. This is a song that allows you to fully feel the charms of GreatGuys.

KW: Could you share any memorable moments from the recording or production process of ‘luv luv luv’? 


When we were recording the music video for  “luv luv luv,” all the members were in very good condition and it went really smoothly! What was fun while filming the music video was the roller-skating scene. It was so much fun that I felt like I went back to my childhood again.

KW: How do you want Grace to feel when they listen to this album? 


“Luv luv luv’ is a very lovely song! As soon as they hear this song, we want them to think, “Ah! I want to love you, and I want to see the emotions of the person I love.” I hope you can feel it and love it beautifully.

KW: You participated in songwriting for this album, how does it feel? 


I participated in writing the lyrics from our “GANDA” album in 2018 and on “TOUCH BY TOUCH in 2021, I participated in writing and composing all of them as a producer. It’s a very difficult task every time I write the lyrics but I always enjoy the hard work because it’s so much fun.

KW: How did you come up with the choreography for ‘luv luv luv’? 


I thought that our “luv luv luv” choreography should be choreographed so that anyone can easily follow it. I put a lot of thought into expressing the shape of the “L” in “luv” in the song title as a point of the choreography.

KW: You get a lot of attention for your dances uploaded on SNS. How do you decide which dances you want to try? 


We are currently uploading a lot of cover dances on social media, and we are having fun dancing with our members! We make our selection based on how much time we can spend.

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