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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SOCOOL magazine. EXO




TAO
Unforeseen Sights
It is really difficult to connect the word “youngest” with him, after all, with that physique from martial arts exercise, it really does create a fearful aura. Just like a martial arts master who has been isolated (t/n: to train in the mountains), his cleanliness has been protected. With “unexpectedness”, Tao who uses out of the ordinary eyes to see the world, is now slowly walking out towards the west that he could once only gaze at. (t/n: that he’s walking out from the mountains to the mainland.)

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A Stature…… (pauses for a while) and rapping.

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A Kris, Lay, Lu Han, Sehun, Kai…… (If we didn’t stop him, it seems like he would have called out all the members names.)

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A Earphones and perfume.

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A …… (He didn’t manage to think of anything, then let us not force him any more.)

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A A boss.

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A Beef!

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A Irreplaceable.

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LU HAN
The Road to Integrity
His cut off point is between a man and a boy. He’s cute enough to be like a child yet handsome enough to be like a man. There aren’t any tears on the road to manhood and there shouldn’t be any. The road to manhood is filled with thistles and thorns, even if all is lost you must hold onto that fraction of self-esteem. After opening his heart, Lu Han only lives for his integrity.

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A Sports.

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A LAY

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A Perfume

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A I hope that we will be the same as we are 10 years before that, helping each other! Working hard together!

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A Football player (that is why he shone at the Shanghai Asian Dream Cup, for more information please check our report in this issue)

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A Xiao Lu (Could it not be Xiao Lu?) (t/n: the second xiao lu is pronounced in a different way from the first, he way some korean members would pronounce it)

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A The air.

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CHEN
The emotion found within the high notes
Languages, environment as well as homesick…. Although the road from Korea to China is not far, but to Chen, that road was difficult. When you lose the stimulus of vision, after the communication has been interrupted, only then will you realise that when Chen holds is that radiance that you can feel even when your eyes are closed. Once you understand his voice, only then will you comprehend his uniqueness.

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A High notes

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A Baekhyun

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A MP3

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A Best of best!

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A Vocal trainer

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A They all call me “Jongdae” ……. (Shows us a pitiful face, you mean it isn’t ‘Chen chen’?, So Cool will evacuate the other members)

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A Fate.

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XIUMIN
Men must have their duties.
In every group, there are all sorts of roles: lead vocalist, rapper, the face, dance…… His role is “sub-lead dancer” and “sub-lead vocalist.” However in reality, his more important duty is being EXO’s biggest brother, it’s the most “dutiful” role there is. Even though the burdens heavy, he does one’s duty, Xiumin does very well in his role.

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A Cleanliness.

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A TAO

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A MP3

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A Handsome uncles… …? (Yes, that is right, EXO in their thirties)

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A Architect

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A Jongdae-Jongdae, even though it’s not a nickname.

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A Younger brothers who I want to protect.

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LAY
Multi-faced Prism
Reserved was our first impression of him, that is, if you’ve never seen this handsome boy’s teenage-year videos. He’s a person where the more you taste him, the more flavours you get, also the type of person where the more you see him the more profound he seems. His modesty leaves a favourable impression on people, leaves you at wit’s end and also breaks your heart. There are still many Lays that have yet to be discovered, his shyly half-hidden sides which are waiting for you to unearth.

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A Nothing.

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A All of them were very deep

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A Face mask

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A I don’t dare to imagine.

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A Student, high school student

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A J.B.Lu (Can you guess who this is?)

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A Eternal

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KRIS
The Song of the Mysterious Garden
Scorpios give people the feeling that they are very mysterious, just like this person who has yet to fully show his true nature. A Scorpio’s birthstone is opal, which gives him the ability to look straight through people. Kris’ heart is a mysterious garden, always making people lose themselves at different places. He in turn takes a sweeping view of this all, and once more places the royal crown upon his head.

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A Height.

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A CHANYEOL

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A Keys

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A Actor at the Hollywood level, but will still continue coming out with albums

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A Professional basketball player, NBA’s pretty good

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A I like them calling me ‘duizhang’ (t/n: leader)

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A Pizza (Because you like to eat it? Because you eat it often now? We cannot figure it out…)

SUHO
Microscopic Love
He is someone who you will fall in love with, he’s gentle and tender. His brightness can chase away the darkness. His talent will make you surprised, but will not cause a distance between you and him to be formed. His strengths are like the morning sun and the stars in the sky, but under your microscopic love, he represents everything that is perfect.

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A Being the official spokesperson

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A D.O.

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A MP3 player

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A I have become a perfect artiste. EXO will be holding world tours!

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A Teacher.

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A (Pitifully) They call me ‘Jun Ma Hao’….

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A Buff. (The method in games to increase your defense rating? If you choose EXO, your strength will double and your energy will increase by a hundred times!)

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KAI
A worrisome and suspicious person.
He is the kind of person who silently tolerates things, waiting for every difficulty to become an advantage. He goes around stealthier than a ghost, his actions are faster than a thief’s. When you realise that at some point in time, your breathing and emotions all rise and fall along with this man’s, he has already stealthily walked into your heart. He doesn’t need to get your permission, because he is KAI, no one will reject him.

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A Memorising the names of soccer players. (This must be one of the games in the dorm that the members dislike, because if they play this, KAI will never have to wash the dishes.)

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A D.O.

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A These are the only two things that I need.

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A I haven’t thought about it yet. (Too straightforward.)

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A Ballet dancer.

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A Kkamjong. (The first time seeing someone so calmly saying their nickname!)

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A Life.

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CHANYEOL
The strength of smiling
His smile brings lots of healing. It chases the darkness and negative things away, and causes depression to disappear. With his seriousness when sucking on his fingers, it is as though the person in the picture has smelt the seductive smell of food; even when he’s sneezing, the people around cannot help but frown along with him. This is a kind of influence, a kind of virus called CHANYEOL.

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A Enthusiasm. (Flashes his signature ‘teeth smile’, it’s too white and blinding! Xiao Cool couldn’t help but flash him a ‘teeth smile’ in return.)

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A D.O. and BAEKHYUN.

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A MP3 player

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A The peak, we are all the TOP.

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A A composer.

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A I like calling CHEN’s real name ‘Jongdae’. (Once again on the charts.)

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A Everything.

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BAEKHYUN
To understand this person, I’m afraid that you will need an instruction manual. If there are no instructions, he will keep challenging your sanity, forcing you to accept surprise after surprise. There’s nothing bad about it, it’s just that your heart will constantly be beating very fast. When your eyes meet, when he sings… … even right now, he’s bringing you into BAEKHYUN’s world.

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A Games.

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A SUHO.

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A MP3.

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A Emblems of China and Korea! The representative group of Asia!

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A Self-employed entrepreneur (What kind of self-employed job would you have? You need to apply for a industry and commerce business license!!)

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A Beef! (TAO said beef as well, you two people with the ‘beef’ horoscope.)

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A Oxygen.

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D.O.
Brave to dream
Everyone dreams, sweet dreams or bad dreams. Some people have lots of bad dreams; as time goes on they are afraid to sleep. He is cautious and conscientious, doing what he can do to the best of his abilities, and not requiring anyone to worry about him. As it is him by their sides, everyone else can dream with a peace in their heart. And D.O. has won trust, becoming the best safeguard to his ability to make beautiful dreams.

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A Nothing.

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A KAI.

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A Earphones.

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A Holding our tenth anniversary concert!

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A Too many.

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A I don’t have a nickname, neither do I really make nicknames for other people.

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A Family.

SEHUN
Seduction is a kind of sickness.
He has yet to develop, doesn’t tease, isn’t special, isn’t incisive. But, the feeling he gives others can really be described by this word – seductive. His innocence envelopes you, his goodness sucks you in, his sincerity touches you, his deepness surrounds you. SEHUN is the one who is the strongest hunter; once you’ve been hit there is no chance of you escaping.

Q Within the 12 members of EXO, I am number one in terms of _______.
A Baby. (Are you trying to say that you are the youngest and the cutest?)

Q When the 12 of us first met, my deepest impression was with _______.
A LAY.

Q Aside from your wallet, identity card, mobile phone etc, the thing that I must take when leaving the house is _______.
A MP3

Q Please use a short and simple word or phrase to describe what EXO and yourself will look like in 10 years time.
A The best. It should be an age where we are enjoying our own personal lives.

Q If I weren’t an idol, the profession I would have liked to be is __________.
A Just a normal person would be good.

Q A nickname made within the members is _______
A Xiao Lu (Pronounced slightly off), DIO, Jun Ma Hao

Q To me, EXO is ________.
A Family


Enjoying the ultimate faith, the pride that cannot be tamed.

Since this is a work using the SMP style, it is the same as the other previous works produced by SM that have the SMP style. Just like the name of the style, the influence they have on the stage draws people in – however the digital sales are normally less than ideal. But, surprisingly, ‘Wolf and a Beauty (Wolf)’’s digital sales were better than expected, and even managed to score four consecutive number ones!

Rino is SM’s in house choreographer. Naturally, she would not be careless in choreographing with regards to this large scale comeback. After looking at all of Rino’s works, you would find that her dances are all very ‘pliable but strong’. She incorporates the feeling of strength into her dances at the same time, without losing the softness of a female. Although this means that her choreography for SM’s male groups are destined to be viewed by some people as ‘feminine’, the Wolf dance this time is really too nice to look at. Using the members’ bodies to create a tree ensures that the whole song’s opening is filled with even more mystery and impact, and the caves and forest are very detailed moves that require slow analysis before you see the trick. (Looking at the ‘Ceci’ interview, the hints that the members gave really do have value~)

COOL: This is the first time since debut that EXO is meeting your various fans through ‘COOL MUSIC’. Please use the most unique way to introduce yourselves to our readers.
LAY: Hello everybody, I am the healing unicorn!!! LAY! (Xiao Cool also couldn’t help but yell out LAY!)
SEHUN: Hello everybody, I am the maknae, Sehun.
BAEKHYUN: Hello everybody! I am EXO’s crafty BAEKHYUN.
KRIS: Hello everybody, I am EXO’s KRIS.
LU HAN: Hello everybody, I am EXO’s LU HAN. (Hey, aren’t yours both a bit too simple?)
TAO: Hello everybody, I am EXO’s Romantic Kungfu Panda, AB Style Rapper TAO. (Lots of information~)
CHANYEOL: Hello everybody~! I am in charge of the voice in EXO, CHANYEOL.
D.O.: Hello everybody, I am EXO’s D.O..
KAI: Hello everybody … (pauses) Hello to ‘COOL MUSIC’’s readers, I am in charge of dancing in EXO, KAI. My charm is dancing. (hesitates) My bronze skin and eyes that cannot be woken up are my charms too.
XIUMIN: Hello everybody, I am EXO’s cute oldest brother, XIUMIN. (particularly cute, ke.)
SUHO: Hello everybody, I am the mother who protects EXO, SUHO!
CHEN: Hello everybody, I am in charge of the high notes in EXO, CHEN.

COOL: It has been about a year between your debut mini album and this official album. Who does everyone think changed the most during that period of time? When you hear the word ‘wolf’ which member do you first think of?
SEHUN: The members have all changed. They take more notice of their appearances, and like dressing up even more.
BAEKHYUN: TAO especially became even more handsome!
D.O.: I agree that it is TAO. Within that year, everyone has changed a lot. TAO seems to be the one who is the best at expressing the movements of a wolf. He looks like a wolf too.
KRIS: Actually for this comeback, everyone has had quite a bit of change in terms of appearance. TAO, LUHAN and SEHUN’s hair colour, CHANYEOL and my hair colour etc. But when you say ‘wolf’, the first person I think of is definitely myself.
TAO: It is definitely true that everyone had changes made. When you say ‘wolf’, other than KRIS, I still think of KAI. (Turns to look at KAI; KAI is spacing out.)
CHEN: I feel that I have had the biggest change. Through various performances, my dance skills are even better than the ‘MAMA’ era!


COOL: The Korean media call “The Beauty and the Wolf (Wolf)” SM Company’s SMP’s ambitious piece of work. In the members’ perspective, what kind of special charm does this song hold?
CHEN: This album of ours, XOXO, has been split into two versions: a Kiss version and a Hug version. Kiss is the Korean version and Hug is the Chinese version. The album used the concept of old school and style of a yearbook. I hope everyone will give us a lot of support. When I first heard the song “The Beauty and the Wolf (Wolf)” I felt this burst of freshness, especially the “Saranghaeyo” within the song, it’s quite interesting. It left a huge impression. (Responsible for professionally introducing the album, he definitely memorised this!)
SEHUN: This song, “The Beauty and the Wolf (Wolf),” is really good at demonstrating everyone’s brand new image, right?
TAO: Yes, because in the first place, a stage with all 12 members in itself is a special charm. All 12 of us have different kinds of charm and by fusing them all together it’s really special. (The maknae line’s teamwork is incomparable)
SUHO: The combination of dubstep and hip-hop as well as the performance’s intense genre can leave a deep impression on people. With “Saranghaeyo”, it’s a really catchy lyric that is constantly echoing by everyone’s ears.

COOL: Just as Chen just said, what was the reason for choosing an old school and yearbook concept?
CHANYEOL: “The Beauty and the Wolf (Wolf)” is a song that can reveal the unique charm and powerful dance that only EXO possesses. But when considering the overall concept of the album, aside from the usual look, we utilised the old school and yearbook concept in order to present the occasional youthful image.
D.O: Even though the song holds quite an intense, sexy etc tone and all sorts of different charismatic features, and even though we’re already grown up, I still want to wear a school uniform just one more time……. (So a uniform advert should be filmed!)
SUHO: This is the first time that all 12 members are promoting together. Presenting a fresh student lifestyle is pretty good too.
CHEN: I also think that one reason we chose this concept is so that we can remember our school lives.

COOL: “The Beauty and the Wolf (Wolf)”’s MV is very characterful. When the members transformed from humans to wolves, it was incredibly eye-catching. The dance version, which was released first, really really caught people’s eyes. What’s the most memorable, key point in the dance? Which part was the most difficult during practice?
EXO: (in unison) The wolf ears! (This part left the deepest impression after all, imitating it is really easy too)
KRIS: There’s also the cave, the tree etc and moves similar to those. They really match up with the song’s style.
D.O: If everyone looks closely at the “tree” part when we’re performing, you can see how each detail is formed. When practicing, as expected I wanted to demonstrate a “wolf-like feeling”, so this part was pretty hard.
BAEKHYUN: I also think that in order to match the “wolf” concept, to perform like a “wolf” is very difficult. Just making the actions seem similar isn’t enough.
SEHUN: To be honest, the dance very easily allows people to connect with the story, so to perform it is very difficult.
CHEN: Especially because when we’re practicing all 12 of us have to cooperate, so our minds have to be really focused. This was pretty difficult.
TAO: (wanting to speak but having second thoughts for a long time) I think the most difficult part is probably the tree, I guess? (No one answers, kongfu panda is very sad. Pats you~)

COOL: The album included a lot of songs that were once featured in the teasers, as well as lots of new songs. Aside from the title song, what are each of your favourite songs? What’s the reason for your choice?
BAEKHYUN: “Baby Don’t Cry”! The fairytale lyrics and the powerful title song have completely opposing melodies, I really like it.
SEHUN: I really like “Peter Pan”, it’s a song that really makes people associate it with a fairytale. It’s a song where when you hear it your mood is really good.
D.O: The song I like is “My Lady”. The reason I like this song is because when we were first publicising the teasers, I sang this song solo. This time we included the whole song in the album, so I’m really happy.
TAO: Does no one like “Don’t Go”? I think that this song is the most intoxicating.
CHANYEOL: I like “3, 6, 5” the most. It’s now the summer, so this is a refreshing song. Moreover, it’s filled with hopeful messages inside.
CHEN: I want to recommend “My Lady” to everyone; this is the song that featured in the very first teaser video, so it’s very special.

.source; 倒倒天才_Critty
trans cr; amy + xuan + angi@exom-trans

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