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Our Interview with Eric Nam

March 5, 2013

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Woohoo! Our interview with Eric Nam is finally up! Sweet! It took us longer than usual, because we were away in Japan for 11 days and didn’t edit videos as much while we were there. But it’s ready now! So, check it out and let us know what you think! We talk a lot about what it’s like starting off in the Kpop industry, and we also talk about Eric Nam’s video for “Heaven’s Door.” If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out here!

Anyhow, we’ had a great time with this interview, which we were really interested in doing, because Eric Nam is still fairly new in the Kpop world. We get a lot of email from people asking us how they can break through in Korea as a Kpop artist, but – if you can’t tell – we have no clue how to answer this. If we knew how to be Kpop artists, we’d be Kpop artists. Well, that’s not true. We’re not interested in that. Being a Kpop artist is insane. BUT!!! Some of you want to go that route. So, speaking with Eric Nam about it, and seeing what his experience is like, is something we found fascinating.

Moreso, Eric Nam – though he’s Korean – grew up in North America, so his experience here is as someone with somewhat Western sensibilities, you know what I mean? It’s different for him since he doesn’t necessarily think wholly as a Korean person immersed in Korean culture, so we think it’s something that we can understand a bit more, and you can understand more as well. Let us know what you think!

And, as always, whenever we do an interview we also give away signed CDs. We don’t keep them ourselves, obviously! We just give them to you guise. Thanks for setting up our studio, so – here are some CDs for you! We can’t give them out to everyone, of course, so we have random questions and tasks to be entered to win. For a signed copy of Eric Nam’s CD, here’s what you gotta do:

To Our YouTube Subscribers!
1) Click this link to Subscribe to us on YouTube. Non YouTube subscribers get no CD. We actually picked a winner for our BAP CD giveaway recently, but they weren’t subscribed, so guess what they DID NOT get? The BAP CD, that’s what!
2) Let us know in the comments to this video on YouTube, what genre you think Eric Nam should get into next and why. Not that he’s bad at his genre now, but he’s open to trying new things. Help him choose!
3) If you’re an Eatyourkimchi Nasty and would rather leave your comments here than in YouTube, that’s ok! Just leave your YouTube username as well, so we can see if you’re subscribed to us! Answers left here have a better chance of being seen, anyway, as it’ll be a few hundred vs a few thousand. Just sayin, yo!

To the Facebook Nasties:
1) Click here to Like Our Page
2) Find the “Eric Nam Contest Thread” and like that post
3) Similar to the YouTube thread, in the comments to that contest thread, answer the same question. It’s like you enter twice with the same answer!

To the Twitter Nasties:
1) Click this link to Follow us on Twitter:
2) Click this link to Retweet this Post. JEBUS! THIS IS THE EASIEST ONE TO DO! Just do it!

And, lastly, there are some scenes that didn’t make it to the final cut, like Eric Nam playing with our dog. You know, I almost wrote “like Eric playing with our dog” but that would suggest that we’re on a first name basis, which – I feel – we should be, considering he played with my dog, but…no. I can’t just call him Eric. Maybe he didn’t play with my dog enough. Anyhow, check it out!

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  1. I vote he play cello in a video!! Cello power. Or he can invite me to do it! ERIC I’LL PLAY CELLO FOR YOu! Oh yeah, represent the South, I’m from Florida! I don’t know -16C either unless you want me to say COLD`

    4 years ago
  2. Anything would be good really! His soothing voice will make anything sound AMAZINGGG!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  3. If Eric Nam wanted to do something different and yet similar to his vocal style, I would suggest the wide range of music that falls under the genre known as “Celtic”.

    There is a song by the title “You Raise Me Up” that seems very suited to him. It was originally by the duo Secret Garden, but became more popular when Josh Groban covered it.

    Other songs I would recommend for him from this genre are “Carolina Rua” (Lynn Hilary), “If All She Has is You”, (John McGlynn), and “Summer Fly” (Hayley Westenra).

    Thank you Simon and Martina, it is so hard not to add a new bias after watching one of your interviews. Not that I’m complaining! :-)
    Youtube: roseandradio

    4 years ago
  4. I think Eric should develop his own sound! its kind of weird when artist jump from genre to genre for no reason, i think he should let this sound evolve and change with his personal style and voice and what kind of emotion he really wants to convey with the song. but personally i think he could do really well with a lot more powerful singing parts! :D youtube: hdflksdjf (i know, my 12 year old self was so creative)

    4 years ago
  5. Ohmygosh > . < such an awesome and funny interview!! *____* you've got yourself another Nasty *yey*

    Amazing work guise!! :D

    ♥♥♥♥

    4 years ago
  6. I love his music now, but I would like to see him do more of a pop-rock sort of music. I would totally dig seeing him in rocker clothes and make-up, which would be totally opposite of what he is doing now. Cough cough….Plus his voice would sound good too!

    Youtube name: JennaLaw24

    4 years ago
  7. He’s cute & funny ♥ I absolutely adored the mv when i first saw it so i told my friend about it and she was like “ohhh he’s cute” and i was like “i know!”… after watching this interview she couldn’t stop humming the song. kekeke~
    I think he should try out some rock. It goes with his voice.

    youtube:LovelyAsAUsagi

    4 years ago
  8. From HMartyMartin: I think Eric Nam would do well in jazz or R&B. Eric has a great falsetto and I think either of those music genres would be a great compliment his vocal range.

    4 years ago
  9. I think Eric should go into soul/R&B. The boy’s voice is phenomenal! It’s got a bit of soul grittiness to it and so I think that genre would suit him well. Plus, it’s not too far from what he’s doing now so it would be an easy transition. BUT I might add I think he’s got such a great control over his voice that he could probably sing just about any genre. AND since I love EVERY type of music, I’d certainly listen to whatever he were to put out. :D
    YouTube name: chuckthegirl

    4 years ago
  10. I feel Eric Nam should go with a fun and positive music genre, one he feels is comfortable and easy to sing. I think he has a lovely voice and would work well singing ballads or maybe something that has surprising depth and breadth that expresses his life experience. It has to be both intriguing and refreshing. A song with him playing the piano would also be very fitting for him. R&B might blend well with his voice and singing talents, but a slight “jazzy” feel with smooth saxaphones would work.

    mia javier (Youtube username)

    4 years ago
  11. Poor Martina, you don’t have that bad a voice!!

    4 years ago
  12. “…or electro-disco pop, if thats even a genre xD”

    It is, it’s called disco-pop or nu-disco :3 I’m assuming you’re talking about something along the lines of Lovey Dovey by T-ARA or Lipstick by Orange Caramel

    4 years ago
  13. No, it’s not just the UK; I kind of low chuckled at that too :3 We so nasteh~

    4 years ago
  14. Eric speaks Spanish. Yay (^.^)/. Well I think Eric can sing any style and and would be good something like a alternative rock or flamenco. But I think he should try the next time soul and R&B. Those two genres would be sound well with his ​​voice.

    (yt: hana27natsuki)

    4 years ago
  15. wha!he’s really sweet~ and natural! he has an amazing aura!FIGHTING!

    4 years ago
  16. I think he should do jazz next since it’s a genre he said he enjoyed listening to. The best music a musician can make, is the music they love.
    Plus he has the perfect voice for scatting.
    Youtube Username: ninjaaax3

    4 years ago
  17. This guy is a total win!

    4 years ago
  18. Oh my goodness he is adorable! I am now a fan

    4 years ago
  19. He has such a nice personality! I think he should do some hip hop and rap. I love rap. >___<

    Youtube: akina24

    4 years ago
  20. i would like him to do like a rock rnb stile with a little country mixed in. its crazy i know. but i think it would work with his voice. youtube name is thealexrevan. thanks. i realy love it when you interviw peoples.

    4 years ago
  21. I think I’m in love.

    4 years ago
  22. wait can i change my answer? cuz since it seems like you all get along pretty well, i think he should do a comedy album with you two!! :D all the kpop parody covers with an actual idol? all the views you’d get ;] youtube: notachibisuke

    4 years ago
  23. You guys are totally hoarding the videos of celebrities giving Spudgy tummy touches. This is definately a ploy to have us all as your nasty minions to help take over the world~

    I honestly am gonna become a fan of his. I always smile listening to Heaven’s Door and his covers are amazing. And he’s very attractive. I’m blaming you two for making me realize how cute Korean guys are!

    Edit: Totally random, but can we have him and Kevin of U-Kiss have a nice off? They seem like two of the sweetest guys ever!

    4 years ago
  24. I think his next CD should be some kind of combination of bluegrass and Euro-symphonic metal with a hint of polka/throat singing. Or, more seriously, something more folk-y, similar to Mumford and Sons. (YT: Robert Radyin)

    4 years ago
  25. I’m so glad that you guys interviewed Eric! I’ve been following him since he first started making YouTube videos, and it’s great to see how far he has come since then. I think his voice has a really calming, soothing quality to it, so R&B songs are something I’d like to see him do in the future. Something along the lines of the Mario cover he did way back.There are playful, soulful, and sweet qualities to his voice that suits the genre so well. I do admit, I’d love to see him do something edgier, but his voice in R&B-esque and ballads is just ermehgerd amazing.

    This is one of my favorite interviews that you guys have done thus far! He seems so at ease and comfortable. T^T That charm hahah.

    YT: xXUchihaxHaydenXx

    4 years ago
  26. Wow he actually killed it when he spoke Spanish I was instantly smitten ♥ He seems so nice and cute and I can’t help but wanna support him (≧▽≦) He is really good at singing ballads but since he is just way to cute I wanna see him maybe doing some rock kinda and have him do smokey make-up *w* but that’s just me xD (YT: luisanayeli1992)

    4 years ago
  27. Loved the interview! You guise really hit it off with Eric~ He seems like a really chill dude!

    4 years ago
  28. I would really like to see the finished photos from the picture booth, I wish you guys would post them.

    4 years ago
  29. I honestly think Eric should go into Jazz. When I heard him sing 2 different tears (by the wondergirls) I was absolutely amazed by how soulful his voice sounded. His voice is so strong and powerful, it totally enraptures you. I think Jazz best suits his epic voice.

    Youtube username: Skullskum

    4 years ago
  30. I honestly think Eric should try doing Reggae or R&B. Because I think his voice may really suit those genres. Maybe Jazz as well?

    4 years ago
  31. his voice is so nice, i think he’d really suit something like rock ballad… not only because that’s my favourite genre… >__ >

    4 years ago
  32. Ahhh, thank you for interviewing him!! You just made a new fan–I’d seen his videos in the recommended section on YouTube before, but I never clicked on them until now. Thank you for showing what I’ve been missing this entire time TT TT

    I really love his current style–it’s really soothing, and not the type of music I usually listen to. Literally, the first time I heard Love Song, I could feel the muscles in my chest relaxing, and halfway through the song I realized I was smiling. He makes me want to lie down in the grass at the park on a summer day and do nothing but listen to his voice. Haha, maybe that sounds kind of creepy.

    Even though I love what he’s doing right now, I think it would be cool if he did some funky jazz or rock music. Like Maroon 5’s older material!! He has the perfect voice for it too. I think he should do some rock ballads too, a la FTIsland’s Severely. Ahh, he would rock that song so much. I think this would fit perfectly because I think his voice is perfect for songs with deeper lyrics… his voice is so beautiful and emotive, I cannot get over it. If he wants to get into more mainstream pop someday, that’s his decision, but I hope he stays unique no matter what.

    Thanks so much for introducing me to such an amazing artist =D

    Youtube username: lovelysarang789

    4 years ago
  33. First of all, OMG!!!!!!!!!! ERIC NAM!!!!!!!! CUTES THING EVER!!!!!! Ok now for the answer to the question. I would see him more in the Jazz genre.. I think it would be a little different in Korean (since it is what he is going for) and i believe it fits his voice perfectly. I mean seriously. I can even imagine a jazz and ballad mix with his voice and cuteness. I kind of don’t see him in any other genre though i would love too. I also believe that he has a voice to die for and he is cute and funny.

    4 years ago
  34. Simon’s shirt at the end looks like it came from SHINee’s wardrobe.

    4 years ago
  35. Eric should do Tibetan monk chanting next.
    Youtube: mufflerwarrior

    4 years ago
  36. I loved this interview!! As for the competition, ERIC NAM CD COME TO MEEE >> Youtube: MeaganMichelleM

    Being somewhat of a Georgia girl, woo Eric being from ATL!! He should introduce some more Country-infused Kpop to the scene!! Like 2Yoon’s 24/7 song, but with a little less cheese

    4 years ago
  37. I love your purple couch, it’s so vintage and awesome, but the more I look at it the more I feel like maybe it’s not right for the studio? like interviews and stuff…. Idk… anyone else think that?

    4 years ago
  38. Something R&Bish, a la Justin Timberlake in “Cry me a river” Youtube: Ilbakee

    4 years ago
  39. After downloading his album and giving it a good five times listen to, I could see Eric Nam releasing an album in a “Bruno Mars” fashion where each song almost has its own genre. R&B to Pop to Reggae-ish… etc. A sort of cross-genre album that really appeals to his talent as an artist. Hell, throw some great covers in there and I am sold on it already.

    4 years ago
  40. Ooh, you so nasty

    4 years ago
  41. I don’t know.. is the MBC kpop star audition the same thing as SBS kpop star audition? Cause last year me and a friend went to do the SBS kpop start audition in LA… and god it was SO crazy!

    4 years ago
  42. I commented my answer as to what style I thought Eric should try on youtube already, but I’m going to comment it here too… That’s not cheating is it? o.O …I only commented once!…

    YT username: Ella020115

    Well I thought that he should try for an orchestral ballad type of song, with a bunch of strings and such, I thought that it’d suit him and would sound freaking awesome. Another style or type of song that I thought would suit Eric would be a sort of ethereal rock ballad. I think it’d be an interesting combination considering his tone and way he sings. I couldn’t decide between the two, but I think they’d both sound pretty darn cool.

    4 years ago
  43. YT username: DazzlingLoves

    Eric is just so amazing, sweet, natural, and bubbly~ I love him so much, that is why he is on my bias list :3 I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz and Lonely by 2NE1 were covered very well and even if he wasn’t an idol I would still be a fan >///< The interview was cool!
    I think he should try out jazz, ballad, and maybe pop. These genres totally fit his personality and voice perfectly!

    4 years ago
  44. a small request: I’m guessing it’s because (super tall) Simon is behind the camera, but could you guys lower the camera a little? The view is so high, we’re almost looking at the tops of their heads.

    4 years ago
  45. Eric Nam has such an awesome personality! I really enjoyed watching your interview with him =)
    Now for my answer as to what genre he should sing next.. AFRICAN TRIBAL. Hahah my serious answer is that I think it would be really enjoyable to hear him have a go at American pop or folksy music! I think it would be a good fit for his voice and tone and I hope the opportunity for him to go that route appears in the nearby future!
    Youtube: ChocoChipCookies02

    4 years ago
  46. Umi

    O.O WOAHHHH~~~!!!! <3 This Eric guy is so down-to-earth and open than all the other interviews that I have seen.

    4 years ago
  47. He’s funny!
    Oh yeah, according to the internets -16 celsius is 3 degrees fahrenheit.

    4 years ago
  48. He should like make his own genre of music… the eric nam genre… who wants
    to hear that? PUT YO HANDS UP *raises hand*
    No but seriously, I really like him with the acoustic love song kind of genre…
    I don’t even know what that would be categorized into.. OMG SEE THERE YOU GO!
    ERIC NAM GENRE…
    yeah either that or pop his voice would suit that… and I just hope to God he
    never raps in his songs… or who knows? He could make that awesome.

    4 years ago
  49. YT username :Strawberryturtle96
    Eric should try jazz and more acoustic tunes cause his voice is really unique and would really suit simple tunes that enable his voice to shine. I don’t think he needs all the fancy techno,electro-pop stuff because his voice alone is BRILLIANT! (because he doesn’t need to try too hard, he is great the way he is) and BALLADS I love ballads and yeah.it would be nice if he sticks to that cause its my two favorite things combined. Proud to be an original subscriber to him before he got signed , I’m no stalker but I feel like I was there with him on this journey because we followed him every step of the way :)

    Thanks EYK simon and martina ;) And good luck to everyone else ~

    4 years ago
  50. YT username : Strawberryturtle96

    Eric should try jazz and more acoustic tunes cause his voice is really unique and would really suit simple tunes that enable his voice to shine. I don’t think he needs all the fancy techno,electro-pop stuff because his voice alone is BRILLIANT! (because he doesn’t need to try too hard, he is great the way he is) and BALLADS I love ballads and yeah.it would be nice if he sticks to that cause its my two favorite things combined. Proud to be an original subscriber to him before he got signed, I’m no stalker >_> but Glad that I knew him before cause I feel like I was there for the journey :)

    Thanks EYK and good luck to everyone else ~

    4 years ago
  51. The interview’s out, the interview’s out!!~ //spazzzzz. Now excuse this long post. 8D
    I love how Eric seems so chill and comfortable.
    xD I can so imagine Eric being told that he’s saying something completely weird. Sounds like me and my Mandarin teacher. “You’re either asking the waitress how much it costs for a plate of dumplings or how much does it cost to sleep with her for one night because of your tones. How do you keep saying the wrong one?!” o -o All I can say is whoops….? Pronunciation is a pain in a different language. x.x
    Ahh yeah youtube. I remember after listening to Eric for the first time, I checked out his youtube and was like, “Wait… I’ve seen one of these before…. Wuhhh….?” And then this other time I was rewatching some of Megan Lee’s (who, in case you don’t know, is another youtuber who recently signed with a company, whoo~) videos and just stared at one of the collaborations and was thinking: That guy looks a lot like Eric Nam. //reads description. Oh. . . . -mindblown-
    From someone who tries their best to avoid coffee as much as possible, I don’t really know how bitter black coffee is. o.o //thinks she’ll be referring to it as hardcore coffee now.
    And pfft Eric, ya dork. “Well, I don’t know if I’m an idol. Am I an idol? . . . Well, that’s weird. That’s awkward.” I think that just made my day. -giggles-
    MALAMUTEEEEE. So fluffy. T_T That is brilliant with the treats though. :3 (-16 degrees C –> ~3 degrees F)
    Mom’s friend’s son is the story of my life, but daughter instead of son. Oh stereotypical Asian parents, y u so judgemental and comparative?
    Love the Polish and Eric’s enthusiasm when he said I love you in it. Simon, you’re gonna spread it to every idol out there~
    I demand Spudgy belly rubbing footage. D: You tricksters, you.
    And lastly, thank you to the whole EYK crew for this awesometastic interview and making my day so much more awesome~ <3

    4 years ago
  52. I’m curious about something… since the person who won the contest wasn’t a subscriber, are you going to have to pick a new winner?

    4 years ago
  53. I’m such a huge fan of Eric Nam! I’ve been a fan ever since I
    heard his debut song, “Heaven’s Door” and found out that he is from Atlanta,
    just like me. I love his voice, and he’s also super cute! I honestly was super
    excited when I saw you tweet a pic of the interview with Eric Nam. I’ve been
    anticipating this interview ever since I saw that pic. I’m not quite sure which
    genre he should try next but maybe an R&B/acoustic style song, similar to
    the various covers he’s done like “Someone Like You”. I think that would really
    suit his voice well! It would also be interesting if he tried a pop/dance song,
    even though he said in the interview that he can’t really dance. I still think
    it’d be really cute. He’s already done covers of pop songs like “Loving U”, “Lonely”,
    “I Need a Girl”, and “2 Different Tears”, so it’d be interesting if he had a
    pop song of his own. However, I don’t really mind which genre he decides to pursue
    next because I’ll still support him no matter what he decides to do :)

    Youtube username: xSARAHLYx

    4 years ago
  54. Ohmygoodness, Eric Nam.
    “I don’t know if I’m an idol. Am I an idol? Huh, that’s weird.” STILL IN SHOCK
    I cracked up when he said that. :D
    And I really love Heaven’s Door too!! NEW FAN!!

    4 years ago
  55. 1st: ERMYGERD ERIC NAM!!! HE’S SO AMAAAZZZING!!! >.<

    2nd: Oh gosh *haha* if Eric Nam were to do another style, then I would say…like the kinds of music he listens to. He said he listens to jazz, electronic, pop, and all bunch of other styles music, so I think since he listens to them, why not try it himself? I bet he'd do really awesome because he's just that amazing! Whatever he does in the future with music, I'll always support him because he's super talented! :D

    4 years ago
  56. Eric Nam is seems so sweet, adorable, down to earth, and bubbly so I think that he should choose a genre that fits his personality! In my opinion, I think he should try jazz, pop, or a ballad. His voice would definitely fit those!

    4 years ago
  57. I
    really really love his voice and I agree with what he said that his
    type of voice is really hard to find in korea and I would totally love
    to hear a song from him with sexamophones and trumpets ! I guess that
    makes it like R&B and Jazz …I don’t know I just want to hear him
    sing really soul full music the kind that gives you goosebumps every
    time you hear it :) <3

    youtube: SweetPoisonTwins

    4 years ago
  58. I definitely think he could pull off a light rock style. K-pop needs a touch more rock now and then and from there he could always branch out further. ^-^ – Starsania on Youtube as well.

    Oh and he should totally do English tracks as well as Korean ones. He’s got that to his advantage.

    I have to say I didn’t know much about Eric at all but I’m loving the vibe he gives off. Thanks so much for the interview! =D

    4 years ago
  59. 1) I feel that this interview might have turned me into a fangirl. And not only me, I guess ;]
    2) What surprised me (positively) about “Heaven’s Door” was that it’s entirely in Korean. Knowing the tendency to throw English phrases into Kpop, I would rather expect his company to take advantage of his perfect English and insert some catchy lines, easy to remember for international audience. But nope! No soft options.
    3) Simon Stawski – makes Kpop idols speak Polish since 2011. Bardzo, bardzo dziękuję!

    4) Yay yay yay, giveaway! I’m gonna stick to my first thought and the first thing that came to my mind when you asked what genre Eric should get into was: “I wanna see him do SKA!” Or something ska-like, I’m not really good with genres. You know, happy Jamaican-sounding music with trumpets. In collaboration with Baro! And maybe with others as well so that more people would share the happy, but Baro is a must be. I think it would match Eric’s optimistic attitude, he seemed so fun and full of positive energy despite his busy schedule in the interview :)
    YT username: Agatapaszcza

    4 years ago
  60. forgive my sad youtube name: lildigiboy

    I would say a song type like NU’EST’s Yoboseyo would be nice. Small dance
    sequences like in yobosayo would kill two birds with one stone. It
    would still be ballad-y for his voice and a dance sequence would help
    him gain some dancing skills.

    4 years ago
  61. I think he would actually do really well with Clazziquai’s style of music. He has a wonderful voice that I feel would go well with a
    soothing electronic vibe. Just as Alex can do ballad type, and obviously electronicy jazz/pop style hah.

    Erics voice is very soothing sounding so honestly hed go well with anything. :P But i say electronic/jazz/pop

    (giannathekiller on youtube)

    4 years ago
  62. Eric Nam should get into electronica like Clazziquai because he has a unique sound and it would be interesting to hear his sweet, gentle voice creatively autotuned. He should try to do a collaboration with Clazzi like Seulong did for “How We Feel” (still can’t get over how awesome that song is!). The ultimate reason why this would be an awesome collaboration is that EYK could help initiate and/or organize it since EYK has both of their contact info! *hint* *hint* ^^

    for YouTube account… I just log in using my Gmail ([email protected]) so my name just comes up to be Sara Lee… I think that’s how it works x.x I promise I’m subscribed to (only) EYK! >.<

    4 years ago
  63. It may sound weird but I can see Eric doing some sort of Alternative
    Pop, or even Ska. He could also probably be genuinely good at K-Trot if
    given the chance. I think those 3 he should try out some day~

    my youtube UN is puffypandaa ^____^ I posted this on your YT but since you stated it has better chances to be seen here I did it here.

    4 years ago
  64. omgoodness, i am going to MARRY this man xD definitely my ideal guy :)))
    ANYHOW, onto ze answer:
    With his voice, Mr. Nam would be great at ANY genre he chooses to pursue ^^. But if I HAD to pick one, I definitely would say that he should go into RnB or pretty much that genre with ANGSTY ballads ahah. My FAVV song from his album would have to be 지우고 살아, or Erase and Live or whatever if i translated it well enough because he really sets the mood and POURS HIS HEAR OUT into those 4 minutes and 20 seconds. RnB would fit his voice because of how smooth like luscious hot chocolate with those awkwardly half melted marshmallows bobbing up and down is xD. ERIC NAM TOTALLY has the boy you have that BIG CRUSH ON image going on (im the creepy girl that has the “secret” crush :PP) but I really hope that he goes into more soulful music in the future. And who knows, maybe when he gets into singing and HOPEFULLY DANCING, you guise can give him some NEASSTYY hip thrust and lip rubbing lessons ). Anyways, THANK YOU SO MUCH for interviewing him EYK. He’s definitely my favorite singer AND LIFE ROLE MODEL– no, he is MY IDOL even if he finds it awksauce ahah . anyways, THANKS!
    YOUTUBE USERNAME: MooMoo4173435

    4 years ago
  65. ATLANTA?!?!?! I’m from Atlanta! Go Eric Nam!!!
    And he seems really sweet – so.. I’m a new Eric Nam fan!

    4 years ago
  66. He seem’s so sweet and funny, he’s like a waft of fresh air. I think he would do great with some Jazzy saxamophone, but I can totally see him doing something Roh Ji Hoon-ish. When he said he is a part of B2M ent. I was all excited because Heo Young Saeng and Kim Kyu Jong are there also! I think the three of them should get together, their voices would match well in a ballad :)

    4 years ago
  67. Youtube name: starlight23ful

    I think Eric Nam should do a rock concept ;D Or maybe an upbeat dance-ish song (of course with a simple choreography so that anyone could dance to it xD) ^_^

    4 years ago
  68. Thank you for the interview >.< Eric is a very sweet guy ^^

    Well if he had to change his music style he could do what I call the "Boyfriend change" which is going from "cutie style/sweet colors" to a more "sexy/dramatic style/dark colors" (minus the dancing parts, even though he did OK in his performance of Ma boy in the unit Brother19 with Roh Ji Hoon). If he happens to do it I think my heart will explode and my soul will rest peacefully~
    But whatever he comes out next with, if it's completely different or it sticks to acoustic, I will support him because I love his music. He is very hardworking and passionate about music, and I admire that. I'm proud to be his fan :)

    Youtube username : KawaiiKuroNekoSan

    4 years ago
  69. He’s so cool, i’ve become a new eric nam fan!!

    4 years ago
  70. *sad pouty face* Why do you always tease us with saying the interviewees are playing with your dog and then never show us? It’s mean to get out hopes up to see idol puppy love (that sounded better in my head) and then only to have our bubble pop (bubble bubble bubble pop) when it’s not included.

    How cute is he!? I mean seriously he seems like such a sweet and fun person!

    4 years ago
  71. He was like “WHERE IS MA FOOD” haha I loveEric nam ,cant wait for part 2!

    4 years ago
  72. I’m glad that this interview didn’t have random broll of Simon’s nostrils.

    4 years ago
  73. He’s is such a lovely person and the interview is so much fun I even made a wallpaper from the “I can do this” part XD.

    As for the new style, he may try some Jazz it’d sound good with his voice *0*

    4 years ago
  74. I love Eric’s tone and his acoustic style! But if he had to try another style of music, I would love to hear him in an up-beat song, super fun and catchy. It would be nice for spring and summer :) I could sing along during the hotter days to come. OR, to contrast with all the other songs from the kpop industry, a jazzy-edgy-groovy song would be amazing! Especially with his voice!

    PS: I’m a subscriber! My user name is MissMarieLouiseT on youtube.

    4 years ago
  75. Are you guys planning on uploading the sticker booth photos you take during your interviews? I’m always curious how they come out – I bet they’re super cute! Loved this interview. Eric seems really down to earth! I think it’d be interesting to see him dabble in Indie Rock :) (YT houkouonchirere)

    4 years ago
  76. Are you guys planning on uploading the sticker booth photos you take during your interviews? I’m always curious how they come out – I bet they’re super cute! Loved this interview. Eric seems really down to earth! I think it’d be interesting to see him dabble in Indie Rock :) (YT houkouonchirere)

    4 years ago
  77. woww when I watched yall talking I couldn’t help but thinking that he seems so American!!! Not Kpop like/ Korean at all. He seems really friendly too! I think he should look into R&B music… similar slow tempo and beat as ballads are. I also love R&B as well. :)

    YT: XoceanxsunX

    4 years ago
  78. I really love Eric Nam and this interview was so enjoyable to me. ^_^ So funny and relaxing! Yay for EYK and Eric Nam!
    Now, onto the question, although I really love the acoustic ballady songs he has right now, I think another style that would really suit him would be rock ballad songs (Kim sung kyu) because I think his voice could really work with the power and flow of them~ I think he could succeed with many other music genres as well. [ jazz sounds, pop-rock…]

    ( Youtube username: AnimeLoverMusic <—- so original. 8D)

    4 years ago
  79. omg he’s so cute!! and also when he spoke in spanish I was like *o* !!! te quiero! :D haha

    4 years ago
  80. …I read this and I was just thinking I should post this here too because I read that youtube won’t get noticed much, my answer isnt really good either but my fan girl side for eric makes me want to post here…so I think eric should do either a soothing genre or a pop song! His personality and voice suit those genres! my youtube username was changed to Yena Kim..but I am suscribing to you :-P wow this was long…°~°

    4 years ago
  81. Such an awesome interview!! I would love to see Eric Nam as an alternative rock artist. I could so see him jamming out with his guitar (if he plays it) and jamming! Plus his voice is very apt to do so!

    Eric Nam fighting!! :)

    Youtube username: whatshappening17

    4 years ago
  82. Youtube: I Am A Person
    Although I’m not a huge fan of ballads, I’d love to see a 0330 or maybe Love Song (Bigbang) type song from Eric Nam~

    4 years ago
  83. I think pop-punk! Like “All Time Low- Remembering Sunday” or “Mayday parade” for a couple examples. I know they are groups but I would love to hear his voice in some of those songs!!! Even if he did something like “LIGHTS” or “Automatic Loveletter” who are single artists!! >_<
    In all honesty he probably could sing the dictionary. So anything would probably do. I like it all! :)

    4 years ago
  84. I think he suits the style of soft hip-hop songs or maybe some ballad style rapping!! R&B is nice and natural with his type of voice:D I checked out his YT channel and saw his videos…his voice is really nice and special with no auto tuning at all.He’s just an amazing singer and cute!!xDD
    YT: Kyomica27

    4 years ago
  85. In polish “Kocham cię” is more grammatically correct than “Ja ciebie kocham”
    Anyway I still can’t believe he said that ! and that Simon is speaking polish ^u^
    Natalie from Poland

    4 years ago
  86. First off I’m a total Eric Nam newbie and would never have listened to him if I didn’t watch your interview with him. Since he was so cute I just had to check out his music video and got stuck for his voice. So I’d like to say thanks Simon and Martina for doing this interview.

    Second off all I would like to hear Eric Nam do jazz or rapping. I want to hear him sing jazz because I felt that it would be interesting when he mentioned it in the interview. And I would love a song where he raps because I want to know how it will turn out.

    Youtube: FinxFlicka

    4 years ago
  87. First of all, SANKKYU SO MUCH FOR THIS LOVELY INTERVIEW~ I WAS WAITING FOR THIS INTERVIEW AND IT’S FINALLY HERE<3

    To be honest, I really like the acoustic sound going on. He's so cute and squishy and I just wanna huggle him~

    BACK to the point, if Eric would go for different type of genre, I think either K-Indie (like Urban Zakapa) or R&B (maybe like 4MEN..?) would suit him! Because of his powerful vocal skills (and that angel voice of his), it would be really awesome to get that "soulful" feel from him. I could totally see him playing the piano and singing away and hitting the falsetto (oh dear heavens, my fangirl feels)

    But ya knooooooow, I'll support Eric for whatever music he does! :D

    (Youtube: inspiritmaryanne)

    4 years ago
  88. he i so funny!

    4 years ago
  89. He’s soooo cute!! …n im with him on the Fahrenheit turning into Celsius thing and viceversa lol…I’m an American too sooo..I dont use Celsius loll. And also I feel like if I were around him I would be able to talk normally cuz he reminds me of one of my friends ^^ n lol at the Hard Core Coffee :D you guise made me laugh a lot ^^ (like always buuut with a new addition ^^)

    4 years ago
  90. He is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen~! Well, person… ^^

    I feel he should be a little SHINee (Sherlock) or MBLAQ-esque (This is War, Mona Lisa) or maybe like Jaejoong’s ‘Mine’. By that, I mean a little more fierce with a song that you can’t help but get stuck in your head. Ya know what I’m sayinnn’? ^^

    4 years ago
  91. where can we see the funny photos that you made with him?

    4 years ago
  92. WOW! I am so happy you interviewed Eric Nam. He is certainly a breath of fresh air! ^^ Also, I dont feel like a pedo for liking him! ^^ LOL

    I would love to hear him do something like Blues/jazz. His voice is silky smooth and would go so very nicely with it. Also something along the lines of Indie-Country.

    BTW my youtube name is Janet Marie i think lol!!!

    4 years ago
  93. OMGGGG i just love his song and I just love his way of speaking and *lovestruck* Wahhh this interview thanks so much for uploading it. :D <3

    4 years ago
  94. Hmmm.

    He has a really unique voice and really it seems as if any genre would suit him. But there are already so many korean pop songs already he should maybe aim for something kind of indie rock-ish.

    There aren’t many korean rock songs (in proportion to how many pop songs there are) and I really like rock (hahaha)

    Maybe he could also try something smooth and ballad like because it also sounds like his voice would match that genre perfectly.

    To be honest anything would suit him and it would really depend on what he felt in his heart he most wanted to do… just go with the flow and hope something good comes out ^_^ the music that comes from the heart is always the best.
    (but with a voice like that, anything that comes out would be good haha ^^)

    my youtube is: TheJapannah

    PS: he is so adorable… i mean… he’s an ’88er isn’t he? how is this possible???

    4 years ago
  95. Eric has a great personality and seems like such a chill, genuine guy (with a gorgeous voice to boot). His album was fantastic, and I’d love to hear more ballads from him. That being said, I’d love for him to experiment with different genres. Definitely R&B but maybe rock and boy-band pop too. Maybe even an English track? :) With his voice, anything is possible. Can’t wait to see what he comes out with next!
    (YT:perfectsunlight)

    4 years ago
  96. Eric Nam should go into pop next, he should start dancing. Hehehe. Youtube: kaijuandy

    4 years ago
  97. Eric Nam is the greatest! I can’t believe it! HOLD HIM TO HIS PROMISE Simon and Martina hahaha :]

    4 years ago
  98. youtube: misskategray
    he should try having jazz as a new concept. The thing that stood out with Eric Nam was the fact that he sounded different from typical debut artist. I think he should keep up releasing different styles of music in order to stand out. much love! (:

    4 years ago
  99. I saw those cute slippers at the end and Martina who took your stool?

    4 years ago
  100. Can I just say he’s so AH-DO-RA-BLE! Thank you again, EYK
    for introducing us to new artists!

    Personally, I feel like Eric Nam is the male IU version and
    IU is probably my favorite female Korean artist. So I guess that technically
    makes Eric my favorite too? I also think that Eric is in the right genre for
    now because I think it really suits him. But I am thinking maybe R&B
    in the future? Even though I like all kinds of music, I’m particularly R&B
    bias. I know it’s kinda similar but I can see him doing that. I don’t know if
    you guys know 4men? They’re my favorite too and collaboration with them would
    definitely be soooooooo awesome! (Although,
    I would pay to see 10cm & 4men together…)

    I think alternative rock is also a good fit for him. I feel
    like Korea needs more of the likes of Coldplay and The Script, don’t you?

    4 years ago
  101. already wrote this on facebook, but posting it here is also okay, ne? :D
    Eric (see, I used his first nameyou should too, after all he played with your dog!) has a voice that goes well with nearly anything as long as he wants to sing it. Personally I’d love to hear some soul from him, or maybe acoustic songs like Jason Mraz’ I’m Yours, but I really, really think he’d be awesome with slow, ballady rock. He just has this voice that gives you goosebumps all over, and imagining him sing some low, sexy notes makes me shiver xD
    Still, all in all I think that the music that would suit him best is actually the one he wants to sing. Doing something you love passionately is always better than singing songs that are just given to him I don’t doubt that he can pull that off, I think even if it’s not his choice he will do it well, but I believe singing songs he personally loves will make him sound the best >3

    Oh and YouTube: MephMelle

    4 years ago
  102. I love his laugh. Gosh, it’s really nice. Plus his answer to ideal girl was so pices like, I’m surprised he’s not one.
    I think his voice would beat suit a song like Fiction. Not sure what kind of genre that is, but definitely something pop ballad-y?
    YT: jessicaaaturbox3

    4 years ago
  103. He just is so adorable and funny. Lovely interview. :)

    4 years ago
  104. OMG! hes so adorable!!! loved this interview! thanks guise!<3

    4 years ago
  105. I definatley looked up how cold that would be xD it would be 3.1999 degrees F.

    4 years ago
  106. I think he should do jazz, because of the sexophones :D (but I would like to order a heavy metal album too, please) It would allow him to show the other side of himself (ooo, you so nasty!)

    (my yt: Lexie McAdams)

    [by the way, why is he so adorable and funny? I was literally squealing when he said ‘I love you’ in Polish (and Simon, it’s ‘Kocham Cię’ instead of ”Ja ciebie kocham’, but it isn’t a mistake, it’s just way more natural this way xD Still, I love you Simon for making kpop idols speak Polish ^^]

    Aww, he is just so cool, like, he just completely messed up my list of coolest people out there (he is even coming close to Kevin, how is this even possible? <33). He is just so honest and natural, unlikely some other people who are really awkward and speak only what their agency tells them to say. I wish more people knew about him (it's my mission from today! let's show this mv to every kpoper I know <3). I hope he can stay healthy even with those crazy schedules.

    PS. S&M THANK YOU for introducing his music (and him <3333) to me. Without you I wouldn't be able to hear his angelic voice

    ~~

    Sorry for my english T.T

    4 years ago
  107. I think he should do jazz, because of the sexophones :D (but I would like to order a heavy metal album too, please) It would allow him to show the other side of himself (ooo, you so nasty!)
    (my yt: Lexie McAdams)

    Aww, he is just so cool, like, he just completely messed up my list of coolest people out there (he is even coming close to Kevin, how is this even possible? <33). He is just so honest and natural, unlikely some other people who are really awkward and speak only what their agency tells them to say. I wish more people knew about him (it's my mission from today! let's show this mv to every kpoper I know <3). I hope he can stay healthy even with those crazy schedules.

    PS. S&M THANK YOU for introducing his music (and him <3333) to me. Without you I wouldn't be able to hear his angelic voice

    ~~

    Sorry for my english T.T

    4 years ago
  108. I think Eric has and extremely unique voice that is soothing yet powerful at the same time. I’d really want to hear him sing an alternative rock song, like the kind of music Phoenix, Nell, and the snuggly one from Infinite does.

    youtube: candymoonbeam

    4 years ago
    • OMG YESSSS. im a huge fan of phoenix too :3 and id love to see that ksdjfhaslkfhasdlkfd

      4 years ago
  109. I think eric nam should go on doing love ballads. his voice is so sweet that just melts my heart hahahha It would be perfect for him to realize sone kind of american pop music as well.. something like sweet dreams of MFBTY, making able to us listen his perfect english,, and doing a colaboration with Ailee would be great as well (she has a perfect english too) hahaha love him,, cant wait for him to realize another song!! 에릭 오빠 파이팅~ ㅋㅋ

    4 years ago
  110. Wow, I’m a new fan after watching this interview, he’s a total fresh air amidst the many many performers in the KPop realm. Wonderful, wonderful voice. I checked out the songs from his album and it’s totally my style (acoustic-y… idk what it’s called -sadface-).

    I can imagine him doing rock-jazzy genres in the future. He’d sound great singing something jazz related and he’d probably be comfortable doing so too. Genre aside, I’d love it if he could also release an English single one day soon. Just a hopeful thought ♥ :’D

    YouTube name: BeEnvious

    4 years ago
  111. I love his voice and I could see it working with well with country music because he has this twang in his voice, especially in Heaven’s Door. I also think he could do many other genres like rock ballads and R&B though.

    4 years ago
  112. Honestly, I was kind of hoping that he could stay in this cutie bubbly natuaral aegyo fillled genre (I dunno what it’s called) and do a couple collaboration songs with like Juniel (Something similar to her song Stupid) but If he had to get out of it, I would say something ballad-y like BtoB’s Father or 2AM’s I wonder if you hurt like me. Not something sissy cry baby sounding, but something very powerful and passionate.

    Youtube: KiRAWRra131

    4 years ago
  113. WOW I can’t believe how cool and laid back he is. Seems like this was one of the most natural interviews I have seen in a while.
    I mean what a great aura he has! Great interview!!! you made a new fan! (^-^)/
    (I wish we could see him playing with Spudgy though!)

    His voice and sound is soothing so I think he could do well in many genres BUT I personally want to hear him do some kind of jazzy R&B style music. His voice would suit it so well!! (YT: MiNmaXluvr92)

    4 years ago
  114. I watched the extra scenes video twice and didn’t see Eric Nam playing with Spudgy. Am I blind or was that part left out despite what the text says? D:

    4 years ago
  115. After this interview I wanted to listen to his music, so I did, he’s amazing!!! WOA his voice! Love it! Thank you EatYour Kimchi to have introduced me to an awesome person, I shall try and win the cd! And I shall love him even more!

    4 years ago
  116. the parent thing is not only in Korea in mexico too ugh i can stand, I’m going to follow him,
    i would like to see him sing, ballads but with a orquestra vibe to it i know a metal band that does that and they are awesome Maybe some heart break songs with a rock vibe too
    P.S. thank you EYK you are introducing me into new awesome k-pop artists like K.Will and know Eric Nam BUT JYJ is still my number one and TVXQ

    4 years ago
  117. OMG YOU GUYS GOT ERIC NAM TO ANSWER MY QUESTION!!! And he even said my name <3 <3 Thank you thank you THANK YOU so much! You have made my week! :D
    Anyway, my suggestion would be he should do some salsa kind of crooning, with really popping acoustic guitar and maybe a little french horn in the chorus. I think his smooth voice would be great with a spicy, latin style.
    -Margo Kaller

    4 years ago
  118. First of all, I’m so glad to see this interview! Eric should definitely try Indie! It’d not only suit him, but his voice as well. Maybe even sing English Indie music too! His voice is amazing and sounds good in both Korean and English. In my opinion not many K-pop idols have that talent/opportunity to sing in both languages. So to see that from him, would be nice and refreshing!
    Thanks for the awesome interview! I know I’m not the only one who would love to see him in another Eatyourkimchi interview! :)

    4 years ago
  119. OMG!! Im so proud to say that you have gone so far!! I’ve seen all your videos since the beginning of time…anyways back to business …I say that Eric Nam should do a pop/R&B style…kinda like Bruno Mars style :D Youtube name: yvera93

    4 years ago
  120. So, i don’t know if someone answered this …but I will still write it: -16 degrees Celsius is 3 degrees Fahrenheit…

    4 years ago
  121. First I have to say that this interview was really great! I absolutely love Eric Nam’s voice and think it would be perfectly suited for jazz. But I would prefer something not really jazzy jazz, more like slightly jazzy because I’m not a huge fan of actual jazz. (Does that make sense to anyone besides myself..?) Anywho, I really think he could do any genre he wanted to with that voice. (youtube: pumkinpatch22)

    4 years ago
  122. I didn’t know that Eric Nam was with B2M! It would be wonderful to hear him do a duet one day with Heo Young Saeng or Kim Kyu Jong one day. I think all three of their styles fit well with each other, especially him and Young Saeng.

    This interview was really great and it has kind made me want to seek out his album now and get to know more about Eric Nam and his music.

    It would be interesting to hear Eric Nam do a very R&B dance track ala the sound of Usher. You know smooth not overly dance track bouncing off the walls sweating off your….uhm anywho.

    My YouTube user name is thisisjustforfunval

    4 years ago
  123. Honestly, before I watched this I only watched Eric Nam’s Heaven’s door music video once. I liked it,but that type of music for me is usually a every now and again thing. But after watching this:

    I COMPLETELY fell in love with him! OMG he is so sweet and kind and adorable. And he seems so down to earth.

    Thank you so much for having this interview

    4 years ago
  124. No Idea what as far as music is concerned, but can I just say, as a mom, what a sweet, gentle young man he appears to be. As I watched his interview I kept thinking, I wonder what his mom and dad and family are thinking right now. How proud of him they must be! I hope his life goes well and he stays as happy, healthy, and peaceful as he appears to be….whether that means being an ‘idol’ or just being able to do and be what he loves.

    4 years ago
  125. I don’t think he should do pop. I do think he should try rock music though. :)
    (YT: Gelousie)

    4 years ago
  126. I Think Eric Nam would be great for indie rock style, his voice is great :’) R&B would also would be great for him :D

    4 years ago
  127. u guise need to scan the sticker sheets and put them on the website!

    4 years ago
  128. OMG I Love Eric Nam so muuuchhh~~!! klsjgyrafueksjg *I’m having seizures right now but don’t mind*

    Hi guys! It’s a pleasure to watch this interview with Eric Nam here in Eat Your Kimchi!!

    *That aegyo-photo part was so freaking awesome, wanna try that…*

    And for Eric Nam’s new music genre I would say “Rock ballads”. Yeah, that’s it. Because he has so extremely good-sweet voice and I think some rock will ROCK US, I mean, that would be absolutely awesome to hear Eric Nam singing rock ballands. I’m going to cry with Eric Nam’s new songs, really.

    Waiting your next video!

    Youtube: YuuTakahashi382

    4 years ago
  129. I think Eric Nam should try R&B or something with a similar style to Jay Parks Star because after watching this interview I thought that he could pull off the man-aegyo quite well~ lolol xD (YT: TachesDeRouge)
    Loved the interview~! ( ๑॔˃̶◡ ˂̶๑॓)

    4 years ago
  130. I think his voice would be amazing for a rock type ballad, something like Journey’s style :)
    I also think he would sound great doing trot!
    Youtube: Harshkpoptruths

    4 years ago
  131. I really love the acoustic guitar sound with his voice, I think he’s
    perfect already :3 But yeah I’ll be lame and agree with everyone that
    he would also sound amazing with a jazz sound. SEXY SAXOPHONES FO LYFE

    YouTube username is BrittBeastly as well :3

    4 years ago
  132. I think that Eric should do some blues because his voice is so sweet … and i want to see him dancing too!! *O* . He has a great voice, so i think he can do any genre. And he should sing in spanish too!!, that would be so cool!! Really great! *O* I’m from Chile! ^^

    4 years ago
  133. He’s a great dude, artistic and humble. His soft voice is really great. He is not an idol, he is an artist :’)

    4 years ago
  134. Eric has a cute face with heaven voice. I really like ‘Heaven’s Door’ and ‘Erase’ in his album. He fits songs with sweet and flying melody. If he want to try new thing, cuz he is good at english too, can try rap/hip-hop. But if it’s a risk, just do pop and R&B. I think he can pull off every genres. I think he should cover some English songs to get ppl’s reaction first. But recently, powerful voice and energetic songs bing to us so much energy, he can think about. I think some songs like Kelly Clarkson’s Because of you and Stronger, Ailee’s I will show you, One direction’s what make u beautiful, … are good suggestions.

    YT user name: trytomakeitperfect

    4 years ago
  135. So nice and homey interview~Thank you. So who had won the cutest title?
    It would be interesting, if he could sing rock style song. He’s cute and young, maybe it doesn’t fit him perfectly, but that would be really interesting to listen. Now his voice is sweet and then BAM another album with opposite style music and singing. I like acoustic songs and ballad, but it gets boring time to time, because it’s all about love and that stuff …Rap is also challenging, but it has to be good and I hope that words not be superficial, but what reminds you the true world and grabs onto your heart.
    YT: Imiliukea
    Yeah, so rock and rap for Eric Nam.

    4 years ago
  136. I always enjoy all of your interviews. It’s like your calming yet hyper aura soothes anyone that comes into the studio and thus produces funny, relaxing, honest conversations. *beats chest lightly with fist* Props, yo… It’s hard to translate my wannabe gangsta moves in text format. Did it work? ..Ahem.
    Truly, big companies can learn from you two. I don’t feel uncomfortable watching your interviews like I do with other journalists, if you will. Sometimes musicians can be stiff in interviews, but they never are with you two and that in itself is talent.

    As for the awesome possum sir (he could have been a Knight in his past life) Eric Nam, oh he can sing me to sleep. Like most are saying, indeedy he has such a soothing almost “clean” raspy voice if that’s possible. It is unlike most voices in the K-pop world, which is really nice. Hold up, don’t get me wrong, I do love me some other K-pop voices, no hating here; simply change is nice, ya.
    Anyhoodles, I can definitely “see” him fitting into either jazz or a kind of pop-rock–the sort of rock that Jaejoong has put out.
    Ooh myy gaaawd, I’m totally jazz bias. I think sir Eric Nam could have a lot of fun experimenting with his voice in this rather soulful area. As for the rock, which has a special place in my heart, oh he can make me weak in the knees if he does any screaming (powerful notes, you know).

    ….Sorry, had to take a moment there thinking about it. I’m good now. Overall, I am rather excited to see his progression, see where his passion for music takes him. With his attitude, I know he can reach cloud 9… Was that too obvious? I thought it was clever. Fine.
    (youtube: the3rdbar)

    4 years ago
  137. I’ve seen him before and I listened to his songs but I never realized the connection. x) The genre he’s doing at the moment is perfect for him since he has a soft voice, but I think (pop-)rock would a great challenge for him as well. Especially since his high notes sound angelic and he has this husky tone to his voice! And he could sing those songs in English :p
    My youtube: Myumeful

    4 years ago
  138. Oh Gawd Martina, your face shall be made into 523094823094 gifs and memes on Tumblr XD

    4 years ago
  139. Been loving Eric Nam since his youtube days, and I was very excited when he finally debuted. He is such a sweet, humorous, down-to-earth, and inspirational person. We may be the same age but I GREATLY admire all of his accomplishments, and he inspires me to do so much more. I just love his voice and I believe he can sing anything and everything. With that being said, I would love to hear him cover an acoustic version of “Hero/Heroine” by Boys Like Girls. He should try indie rock, indie pop, or pop rock.

    Twitter: @doubiELF

    4 years ago
  140. -16 Celcius is around 3 Fahrenheit. Yikes!

    4 years ago
  141. Soft ballad-y rock definitely with just his voice and a cool guitar at first. Cue a drum beat halfway through the song and let all instruments die out towards the end leaving us with Eric Nam’s sweet voice. I heard his other covers on youtube and he has a soft, almost raspy undertone. I would love to hear this type of song from him. Hwaiting! :D (Just in case you didn’t see my submission on youtube/fb) ;)

    4 years ago
  142. I agree that R&B and/or jazz would sound really good with his voice. The timbre of it, as well as his range, would sound awesome~ His voice sounds really smooth, which matches with those genres pretty well. But I think to be a true artist, all different mediums and genres should be explored. So try everything eventually!! Your voice is great! Eric Nam, 화이팅!! YT: katibear1000

    4 years ago
  143. User name: Panny162002

    I follow him from the beggining and I know that he goes well with the ballads, I would like that he try the indie rock … something like CNBlue or maybe like “60 seconds”… His voice is powerful and can be adapted to different music genres. By the way …If he sings in Spanish I can die in peace!

    4 years ago
  144. Youtube: Panny162002

    I follow him from the beggining and I know that he goes well with the ballads, I would like that he try the indie rock … or something like CNBlue … His voice is powerful and can be adapted to different music genres. By the way …If he sings in Spanish I can die in peace!

    4 years ago
  145. I think Eric’s right, he voice matches more on the side of acoustic and ballad songs. Its more unique! :)
    Youtube : Val7898
    Valerie Chan

    4 years ago
  146. I love you – Kocham Cię

    That’s easier :3

    4 years ago
  147. I think Eric should try the rock or jazz genres. His voice is really smooth which I think would really suit jazz, but at the same time I think it would be interesting to see how he would change and play around with his voice for the rock genre.

    Youtube username: musicmiss18

    4 years ago
  148. I think Eric Nam’s voice is one of those rare voices, it’s not a very technical voice, he has a great voice color which is great for portraying emotions, reminds me of 4MEN…I would love for him to stick with the acoustic and ballad songs–I’m a sucker for Ballads!!!

    4 years ago
  149. Mav

    He pronounced the words in Spanish perfectly!!!

    4 years ago
  150. ok… you guie have to stop this. seriously .. I have enough kpop people to follow i don’t need more.. EVERY freaking time you interview someone or even if you do a review of their video (a band or singer i haven’t heard of) I end up becoming a fan.. this is taking a lot of time out of my life! ahhhhhhhh

    ok im finished..

    4 years ago
  151. I think indie would suit him or maybe jazz, even though he sounds really sexy with his acustic guitar!!

    4 years ago
  152. AmyShoua is my youtube username
    Eric Nam’s voice is a very soothing sounding voice…He has the ability to portray an array of emotions in his voice. He has a very 4MEN-esque sounding voice…I think he can continue doing what he’s doing in this genre or I think he’d make a really nice ballad singer…I’m just a sucker for ballads

    4 years ago
  153. I also want to know where is the footage of MFBTY with spudgy !! I can’t find it anywhere !

    4 years ago
  154. He kinda reminds me of a young SE7EN…who apparently cannot dance. Unfortunately. Well, I think Contemporary R&B would be best suited for his voice. HE DOESN’T HAVE TO DANCE TO IT IF HE DOESN’T WANT TO! I mean, his tone is more of a soulful, and as Eric himself would say, ‘acoustic-y’ feel to it. Eric doing Contemporary R&B would be like a blissful eargasm…CUE COMEBACK TEASERS!

    yt: missnadster

    4 years ago
  155. I click on the interview without knowing him… how could I have missed this? his voice is just perfect and he is so adorable irl!

    OK, now to serious bussiness… I know nothing about music genres, but I do know I want his voice in the kind of music you listen when it’s sunny but cold and you are indoors drinking a cup of tea. that kind of calm happy songs like Sunday morning by Maroon 5 pop rock? or I shall call my new genre: the happy-sunny-morning-kindofsong genre.

    Btw my youtube name: xochitlBTK

    4 years ago
  156. Woo Atlanta!

    4 years ago
  157. That was a really fun interview!! He’s so funny! he has this ‘nasty’ personality xD so random

    4 years ago
  158. Youtube name: timbiriki007 …..This is tough. He’s so good at acoustic/ballad! But I think he should try a jazzy theme, kinda like the sound from Yoseob’s album. I’m really thinking about the song “But I” B)

    4 years ago
  159. Guise, maybe all the Spudgy footage is saved for uploading onto OpenTheHappy or something. Guise?

    4 years ago
    • There shall be a Spudgy Secret Reel pulled from the EYK vault…….
      #the conspiracy theories are forming

      4 years ago
  160. eric nam-nam-nam rubbing spudgy’s tummy – 어디에서? ㅠㅠㅠ

    4 years ago
  161. Oh my gosh! You got the opportunity to interview Eric Nam ?!? I’m so jelly jelly !!! ㅠㅠ
    But…. Genre wise I think he is amazing singing what he is now. His voice is so smooth it just flows so well. Like me melting over his velvety voice. But as a new artist in the kpop industry, I would like to see him do more vocally things, such as Lunafly or 2Bic. Ahhhhhhhhh anything from him would be amazing….
    Oh! And seeing him do an English and Korean version of a song would be so cool!!
    Sorry….. Getting too excited
    YouTube: bdx96

    4 years ago
  162. I think he is so adorable. I think that the next thing he should try should be R&B. I think he would have a good voice for it.

    4 years ago
  163. I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Nam, I LOVE YOUUUUUU~tube. (Love Song is a great song, I’m glad he’s promoting it aside Heaven’s Door. Gotta say though, one of my other favourites off his album is track 3 – 지우고 살아. His voice is just so uniquely soothing even if he may not fully understand what he’s singing about~)

    Congrats to the EYK crew on another awesome interview!! From the moment I read the whispers of an Eric Nam interview, I was so excited for you to have him in the studio~ I watched his Artist Spotlight on LOEN Ent’s channel and find him to be a breath of fresh air in the K-Pop industry – he’s just so down to earth and aware of who he is and what he wants to do, despite facing initial hardships. Go go Eric Nam! (Aside from his death-defying language skills, Mr. Nam also happens to be an amazing photographer. And if you’re reading this, Eric, Bang Yongguk also has Tumblr so don’t be afraid to return to it! Your travel photos are awesome! Just be wary of scary fans…. Welp.)

    Martina, were you a little betrayed there? XD

    Can I just say how flippin’ awesome that sticker booth is – BEST ADDITION TO THE EYK NASTY STUDIO EVARRR. So many fun memories made! So many more fun times to be had! OOOH YESSSS.

    P.S. Nice slippers there, guise. Eric Nam, chillin’ in the Nasty Studio EYK Nasty style.

    I love being a Nasty.

    4 years ago
  164. I know you guys are not great fans of ballads, but I seriously think he’d be great with jazzy ballads (I’m thinking allong the lines of Michael Bubblé). (YT torntrof)

    4 years ago
  165. Holaaa…I really like Eric voice, so soft and sweet; and I love his fun and positive tune. But I think it would be FANTASTIC to hear him sing something Indie pop or indie folk (more edgy ). Thanks for the interview, I get to know a new singer thats diferent from the usual Kpop idols.

    4 years ago
  166. The scene you guys said that Eric Nam played with Spudgy was a lie?! *stabs myself*

    4 years ago
  167. Thank EYK for introducing us to Eric Nam, I actually really prefer this style to more pop stuff. But I think Eric could probably do a more dreampop/shoegaze type style. So working in something that suites his really sweet voice but is something very different, it’d be very interesting.

    Youtube: iveysbananas

    4 years ago
  168. I think an acoustic type of song or acoustic rendition of songs (r&b, ballad etc) would be the best for his voice. Something like Jason Mraz type of songs :) Somehow his voice is something that is addicting to listen to. I think it would a treat to his fans (especially the international fans) if he releases and english version of his songs. :)

    Youtube @ mangofrappucino

    4 years ago
  169. I want him to try out a Clazziquai-esque jazz, electronica sound from him; we don’t have enough of that. Maybe even a remix or just a concept, one-off album track, I think that would be pretty cool.

    Youtube: yanjaex2

    4 years ago
  170. He should try disco polo, he speaks Polish very well :)
    meggieandmacarena

    4 years ago
  171. LIES, I SAW NO FOOTAGE OF ERIC NAM PLAYING WITH SPUDGY T.T

    4 years ago
  172. I could see Eric doing some R&B in the future, but I would love to see him continue releasing ballad’s!! His voice is soft and sweet, but I think think that he could branch out and do some more upbeat and funky songs!
    P.S. – Great interview, and it’s awesome that he is from the States!!
    Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/feed/?feature=guide

    4 years ago
  173. I think Eric Nam should try some rock music! Something hard and edgy but not too crazy! The plus side is he doesn’t necessarily have to dance! Lol

    4 years ago
  174. This interview was so fun! I like Eric Nam. I think the next genre he tries ought to be jazz. Simon and Martina, you guys know John Park–his style of jazz singing and almost even blues is really lovely, and it’s rare as well.
    YouTube: ztigr777

    4 years ago
  175. How can a grown up man be so adorable?! And it’s not like you guys said “Show us some aegyo” or anything, it’s so natural! Plus his appearance and personality -as far as I can see- matches with his soft and soothing voice ^^ So if he wants to try something different, rock ballads would suit him I think. (YT: kendisinsan)

    PS: It seems that Eric Nam’s schedule is really packed, I hope he takes well care of himself :)

    Thanks for the great interview by the way. Loved watching it!

    4 years ago
    • I find it funny how it’s usually like the idol is all bombast and confidence on stage, but all sweet and polite and shy off; it’s like they kind of have to switch on the persona, so it’s kind of refreshing seeing someone who is as smiley and cheerful (and adorable :3) as their public image makes them out to be.

      4 years ago
    • He is so delightful that we might have to rename him.

      Eric Noms it is.

      4 years ago
  176. He should try disco polo, he speaks Polish very well :)

    meggieandmacarena

    4 years ago
  177. Eric’s voice, as well as others suited for ballads, would work really well for smooth, jazzy tracks. I’m thinking some sexy saxamophone, piano and trumpet in the background… Yeah. You think he’s sexy now? He’ll be on a whole new level singing jazz.
    Youtube: misskylamarie

    4 years ago
  178. Eric is so talented that he would fit to any style he want but I personally have a suggestion of reggae music. He could mix reggae and pop or jazz it would be so new and in his voice it’d be even more amazing ’cause he has a sweet and harmonic voice that brings us into the music as any other artist doesn’t.

    My youtube user is: JunzyCouple

    4 years ago
  179. You keep lying to us! First you said there was footage of MFBTY with Spudgy, and now Eric Nam, and the footage is nowhere to be found!! Lies. Is Spudgy in witness protection or something?

    4 years ago
  180. I think he should try RnB/more ballads (: He can even be the next ballad prince in the kpop industry! Youtube username: youngstars710

    4 years ago
  181. I think he should try RnB/more ballads (: He can even be the next ballad prince in the kpop industry!

    4 years ago
  182. He’s so sweet

    4 years ago
  183. Did anyone else saw at the beginning of part 2, that Eric still wanted to talk when Martina interrupted? :D Still a great interview though ^^

    4 years ago
  184. Oh my god he’s so adorable in that interview~ ^^ :3

    4 years ago
  185. i think he should start introducing some sex– i mean, SAXaphones into the acoustic-ness, and start building up to funk!! EXPLORE ALL THE STYLES!!!! youtube: notachibisuke

    4 years ago
  186. ♥♥♥♥

    4 years ago
  187. With his voice, i’d love to see him do some metal or ballad-y rock.. None of the bubblegum stuff though,, Youtube id @miah5mirotic

    4 years ago
  188. He should do celtic metal with bagpipes! Now that’s going to be shocking~~ (and also friggin’ awesome!)

    4 years ago
  189. Eric Nam has just stolen my heart. What a cutie pie! He reminds me a lot of Seo In Guk, and I think Eric could explore the same musical direction. Perhaps branch out into some R&B a la Roh Jihoon’s ‘Punishment’ or Seo In Guk’s ‘Tease Me’. Loads of potential to show off that smoky voice and get started with some laidback, smooth dancing. Pelvic thrusts are optional because I’m feeling nice.

    On that note I’d love to see him cover Gangnam Style or Fantastic Baby.

    YouTube: bubblesnbroomsticks

    4 years ago
  190. i think Eric’s voice is so sweet and soothing that he could do many genres. But i also think he would be really awesome at more up beat, rocky songs in the future. That would be really interesting to listen to :)
    For the moment i love the genre of music that he’s singing, very similar to Jason Mraz so his singing automatically makes me smile :D
    oh yeah, i think this was one of the best EYK interviews yet ^^
    Youtube: eepschizzin

    4 years ago
  191. I could see him doing some R&B tracks! He gots Seoul in his blood! :)

    4 years ago