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Woohoo! Our interview with MFBTY is now ready for the world to see! It’s in three parts: the first being talk about their album and video. The second part is their actual video (check it out, yo!) and then the third is more personal questions about them as artists, the music industry, and just some more personal stuff as well. We hope you like it! We’re still experimenting with different interview formats, so this looks a bit different than our Clazziquai Project interview, and it looks different than our Eric Nam interview (which we’re still working on), so let us know what you think :D

Anyhow, we were really happy with this interview. We were supposed to only talk with them for an hour, but we almost went on for two hours because the conversation was going so well. We even told MFBTY that we didn’t want to go past their deadline, but they were totally down for staying longer, which was really awesome of them. Seriously, those guise are cool. And they have so much insight into the industry, and we would have loved to have sat with them for hours more and just gobbled it all up. We’re happy with what we got, though. It was just hella difficult to edit! How do you choose what to cut out and what to keep? It’s all so good!

More importantly, we were really amazed with what TigerJK told us. He was really happy to be able to do this interview with us, which surprised the hell out of us because – really – the honor is ours, not theirs! WE’RE the ones that are lucky to have them come by the studio! The point is, though, that he wound up thanking everyone on Twitter for organizing this. It was you Twitter Nasties who kept on Tweeting us, MFBTY, and their company, in hopes of getting this all arranged. It was your hard work that made this happen. So, thank you all, really, for setting this up. One of the things we always talk about when we describe our channel, even when we’re here in Tokyo talking to CEOs about what makes our channel successful, is that you guise, you Nasties, aren’t our audience. You’re our collaborators. We’re not making videos for you, but WITH you. The effort you put into this site and these videos we do our best to match. This interview is as much a product of your work as it is ours. So, thank you. Really. TL;DR – HARASS JYJ TO GET THEM TO COME TO THE STUDIO! Hahahaha no, I’m joking…

or am I?

Moving on, now for the CD Giveaway! Yes, we’ll be giving away a BOATLOAD of signed, not for retail purchase, MFBTY CDs! Good luck getting these anywhere else. We could have kept them all for ourselves, but we want to give them to you instead. Thank you all for making this interview happen. Here’s what you gotta do:

First, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out MFBTY’s “Sweet Dream.” You’ll need to know it well in order to enter the contest. Here’s the video, with contest instructions below

 

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2) Let us know in the comments to this video on YouTube, what you thought was most interesting about the Sweet Dream Music Video. MFBTY said there was a lot more to the video and a lot of symbols. What symbol stood out for you the most?

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2) Find the “MFBTY Contest Thread” and answer the same question there. That’s it!

And, lastly, we’ve got some extra footage from the event that didn’t make it in. Check it out!

 

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  1. Omg, I laughed so hard when I saw the people next to the mini marshmallow sticker booth watching MFBTY take photos

  2. Amazing interview! They seem so fun to be with. I grew up in Miami and I definitely feel some city flava!

  3. Bizzy somehow reminds me of P.O from Block B

  4. I fudging love this song! There are 3 parts that are recurring in my
    head. 1 When the mechanical tiger ripped into him, for me it showed how
    all the pain and suffering was holding him down how it was almost
    consuming, it was eating him up. 2 When he flew up above the ‘earth’, it
    felt like he was breaking free of everything that weighed him down.
    When he finally woke up in the end It was kinda like coming back to face
    reality, a new day; masking everything he subconsciously felt inside.

  5. Great interview!

    My favourite part of the video was definitely the outer space/flying up from the bed and then crashing back to earth part. It was just really beautiful to look at, and even the bed collapsing was nice. That’s almost what it feels like waking up from weird dreams sometimes, like you’re crashing back to reality.

  6. My favorite part is when the tiger came and ate Jk ! I think a lot of the things on the video had to do with JK sickness !! Loke he not being able to moveand the tiger that came in and tore him apart, fot me it was a bit sad !! I liked also the part were he sees the astrounat and then you realize than that is Felix the guy that jumped form the space, I don’t know what it means but I liked it !

  7. I really loved the part when they coat with flour the steak, I don’t know what kind or if it was a symbol at all, but when I saw it I was like yah, if you do it that’s how you do it man! XD

  8. Hm I loved the video as a whole, but my favorite concept was the human=machine idea. They had him all hooked up to these medical things, as if preserving his life, keeping him alive. But in the end, he is shown to be completely mechanical. I think this showed a really true contrast in human life. Our biological mechanisms versus the emotional, vulnerable aspect.

  9. I’m loving MFBTY(please forgive the month of ignorance since this has been out!!) and how different they are from most KPop I’ve heard so far.

    This song is mad eclectic – it jumps between so many genres of music but flows perfectly. Whether they stay with this style or not, I think it is amazing! And now I have a solid crush on Bizzy :)

  10. (Worth a shot)
    The symbolism that really stood out to me the most was the shackles. Yes, they weren’t as “big” as the tiger going for the steak on Tiger JK’s stomach. However, the shackles could represent how he’s being held back by someone or something. He was trying to fight it and escape but he was not able to. He then gave up. He was then tortured by the metal tiger, was shot into outer space, and then crashed back down to Earth. In the end, everything in the room disappeared and you can see the shackles hanging open on the side of the bed. He is free.

  11. For me what stood out the most was that JK’s hands and feet were in chains and I also often feel chained down and this song and music video are a great inspiration to me. I love MFBTY! And EYK as well:)

  12. I just posted my comment a few hours ago but it went away when I log back in… :( well here are my thoughts again. :)
    The most interesting scene was the scene when the tiger started to have a taste of Tiger JK. I believe that the main symbolism was Tiger JK on the bed. In my opinion, it represented the time when Tiger JK began to experience the effect of transverse myelitis. He was restraint to his bed because of this terrible disease and Yoo Mi Rae would always looking down at him with feeling sadness and helplessness because she couldn’t do anything. This disease had put so much restraint on him that whenever he tries to break free, he couldn’t (noted by the part that he was revolting in his bed). But now he is resurrected, he will not let this disease constraint him any longer, he’s tiger, and he will show the world that he can do the impossible (noted by the scene where he was shot up into space). And whatever he does and wherever he goes, Yoo Mi Rae will go wherever he goes.

  13. what’s interesting was the scence when the tiger started to have a taste of tiger JK. I believe that the main symbolism was Tiger JK on the bed, I think it represent the time when he was realize that he had tranverse myelitis. He couldn’t leave his bed because of it and even Yoon Mi Rae couldn’t do much with him, looking at him with much sadness (although she tries to hide her pain with her half smile). Although he did try to break free, he couldn’t because the disease had put so much restraint on him. But he’s a tiger, he canfight back this terrible disease and wherever he goes Yoon Mi Rae go with him. With this new group his dream would just be to do things that out of this world and show people that you can fight whatever that’s holding you back.

  14. I liked the simplemost fact that the video showed pretty much a perfect mixture of these three. It was unique and had the type of creativity that you would expect from this group, and this group only

  15. Yoon mirae is flawless shes the only woman id go straight for lol

  16. CONTEST : The video as a whole was very interesting but the symbol that I think stood out for me was the part when they were in the Jeep and the scene when they were ridding the bed .hahaha I think it symbolizes them wanting to get out of this world and going to another world different from this. The sweet dream. And that they want to get there no matter what, no matter how hard it will be to get there they want to get there . And in the end of the video you can see that they have achieved their goal of getting into the new world.

  17. I don’t know what they really mean in the MV but here’s my idea: I believe it has to be something about JK’s illness and other stuff, he said sometimes he can’t move until he consume his medication, so we have in the MV to JK over there chained, then bizzy and yoon mi rae came in to help him, support him, so they try to call his inner self, to bring him back from his dreams, and nothing better than a tiger to help a fellow tiger lol also in life you have to bear a lot of pain but at the end it worth in order to feel yourself out of space but always returning to the place you belong and having your feet on the ground because life plays dirty sometimes, you can’t always be up there, you need to be prepared and wake up from your sweet dream.

  18. I don’t know what they really mean in the MV but here’s my idea: I believe it has to be something about JK’s illness and other stuff, he said sometimes he can’t move until he consume his medication, so we have in the MV to JK over there chained, then bizzy and yoon mi rae came in to help him, support him, so they try to call his inner self, to bring him back from his dreams, and nothing better than a tiger to help a fellow tiger lol also in life you have to bear a lot of pain but at the end it worth in order to feel yourself out of space but always returning to the place you belong and having your feet on the ground because life plays dirty sometimes, you can’t always be up there, you need to be prepared and wake up from your sweet dream.

  19. I don’t know if my first post worked, so here I try again.

    The most interesting part of the video is the jeep scene. I
    loved the background effects that were used to make the jeep look like it was
    traveling in different setting. My favorite setting was the digital light
    splices that flew across the window at the forty second mark. Also, the
    transition from Tiger’s hospital room to the jeep was really cool to watch. The
    special effects in this video were great.

    My favorite symbol is Tiger’s voyage in outer space. I see
    this moment as Tiger coming back to his senses. The symbol comes with a couple
    of stages. First, traveling to the moon can be a symbol of Tiger having an
    outer body experience. People sometimes claim that they have an outer body
    experience when they are in a comma. Second, when he sees the astronaut this is
    the peak of his comatose and he relies that he needs to awaken. The astronaut
    has the name Felix on it, which I think I heard, in the interview, is someone
    who Tiger admires. Therefore, it would make sense for someone who influences Tiger
    to be force that brings him back to reality. Tiger’s family, friends, and now
    an influential person are going to help him wake up. Finally, departure from
    space symbolizes Tiger literally and mentally coming back to Earth. When I was
    growing up my friends would tell me to “Come back to Earth” when I was day
    dreaming and they needed my attention. Like the cliché phrase, Tiger is coming
    back to Earth and also breaking his comatose state.

  20. The most interesting part of the video is the car scene. I
    loved the background effects that were used to make the jeep look like it was
    traveling in different setting. My favorite setting was the digital light
    splices that flew across the window at the forty second mark. Also, the
    transition from TIger’s hospital room to the jeep was really cool to watch. The
    special effects in this video were great.

    My favorite symbol if Tiger’s voyage in outer space. I see this
    moment as JK coming back to his senses. The symbol comes with a couple of
    stages. First, traveling to the moon can be a symbol of JK having an outer body
    experience. People sometimes claim that they have an outer body experience when
    they are in a comma. Second, when he sees the astronaut this is the peak of his
    comatose and he relies that he needs to awaken. The astronaut has the name
    Felix on it, which I think I heard, in the interview, is someone who Tiger
    admires. Therefore, it would make sense for someone who influences JK to be
    force that brings him back to reality. JK’s family, friends, and now an
    influential person are going to help him wake up. Finally, departure from space
    symbolizes Tiger literally and mentally coming back to Earth. When I was growing
    up, my friends would tell me to “Come back to Earth” when I was day dreaming and
    they needed my attention. Like the cliché phrase, Tiger is coming back to Earth
    and also breaking his comatose state.

  21. My favorite part of the video is when the lyrics say “Inhale, exhale” and the smoke goes in and out… SO COOL!

  22. My favorite symbol in the music video was probably the room itself or the tiger
    The entire song talks about sweet dreams and how they are, but I find it ironic that in a song about a dream that is nice and fuzzy or maybe even crazy (in a good way) that the set is in a dark and grey room. I think it may stand for no matter what your circumstances are or where you are, you can always find something good and happy even if just in your dreams. Tiger JK even managed to do that while being attacked by a tiger! Maybe the tiger is Tiger JK’s inner fears?

    * On another note, I’m so happy you guys interviewed them! One of the best interviews yet~

  23. The sleeping guy is the old tigerjk. How he has a life with tasha and bizzy but now he is gone but the new tigerjk realizes that he nneds to be able to live with his old slef and new self and been human is leaving with the bad and good.

  24. The most interesting about the mv be the theme of fantasy, out of reality which came out to be a SWEET DREAM.

    Symbol that stood out for me the most must be the room!!! The video begins with a man who was tied by handcuffs and legcuffs to the bed, inside a room. The room then transferred into a car, whereas the journey started, JK, Tasha, Bizzy drove underwater, above the sky, and finally arrived the destination. The final stop of the car trip was back into that room as they were searching for that man.

    The scene where the robot tiger ‘attacked’ the man, he was not tied up, those machines and tubes he was with before were also gone. The man then rose up and flew into the universe but when he was backed, he dropped into the same room, the same bed, until he was really awake from this fantasy dream.

    After all things the man have been through, or dreamt, tied up on bed, some people trying to save him, ‘ate’ by a robot tiger, flew to the moon, fell back into the room (omg that rhymes!!) . All these crazy and mad stuff happened, he chose to believe that it’s a SWEET DREAM rather than a nightmare :DD ONE LOVE&RESPECT THANKYOU EYK for the interview and giveaway!!!

  25. First, I love the tragedy part when there are objects coming out of his body. It’s like internal struggle with his myelitis. But also he’s moving his spine and body in unique ways, which also shows that he doesn’t let it affect him anymore. The “INHALE, EXHALE” part with Yoon Mirae singing and the visual effects was really cool too!!

  26. my fav part was when they were driving in a real car and then suddenly were driving on a bed. it’s like fantasy meets reality though fantasy always seems better because tiger jk does get eaten by a silver tiger at the end. a symbol that stood out was JORDAN’s name! haha. loved it!

  27. My favorite parts were the differentiation between real life and the dream world. For example them riding in the Jeep and then flashing to them all on the bed they’re pretending to drive… Or how JK is on the surgical Table but he himself comes to try to wake himself up with YoonMirae and Bizzy. (which in turn makes the viewer question which one is real and which is the dream)

    Also with Mirae singing to JK in the beginning was like she was begging him to wake up, then she gave up and tried to go after him as a last resort to help him. “Can you get away, get away, can you get away.. I wanna go go where you are(x3)” : and that’s when she flips the switch trying to make the dream world the reality. And they try with all their might to go the distance, and make their dreams come true.

  28. Personally the symbol that stood out the most to me (it may have just been coincidence or just my idealist nature) was in the very first 30 seconds of Sweet Dream when Tasha sings the line “I wanna go where you are” and looks down on her husband who is strapped to a medical gurney apparently about to undergo some procedure or treatment. Knowing, thanks to the fans who have explained it to me, the symbolism behind Tiger JK’s Frankenstein-esque scenes in terms of his transverse myelitis and the amounbt of physical pain it puts him in, Tasha’s closeness to her husband at that point in the song is beautifully done. Her husband is shown symbolically throughout the video to be in a great deal of pain, and the line “I wanna go where you are” demonstrates her longing as someone who loves him and cares for him to dive into the “place where he is” and maybe protect him from or take away some of the pain he is experiencing with the love she has for him. That kind of devotion and love for another person just…wow. Pulled at my heart.
    Love the couple dynamic you guys had with Tasha and Tiger JK. Bizzy was third-wheeling like a boss. :)
    PS: Same youtube account and twitter name.

  29. Couldn’t stop rewatching the interview, it was so awesome. My favourites, EatYourKimchi and MFBTY, in one room ♥

    As much as the tiger stood out for me, I like the transformer bed/car more lol especially the initial transformation of the bed at the 0:30 mark. I really liked how the scenes constantly switched btwn car and bed. It was a continuous theme(?) throughout the video and from my interpretation, it reminded me of when we were little where we played along with our imaginations i.e. building forts vs. building castles, driving beds vs. driving cars etc. Similar to imagination, it works well with the title of the song too, ‘Sweet Dream’, where anything in possible in dreams.

    Looking up the translations of the lyrics, that’s probably how they conveyed their message; when it comes to love, anything is possible. If it isn’t possible in reality, it can be possible in dreams :) AHH SO MUSHY

  30. The Symbol that stood out most to me was around 1:42 when MFBTY comes in and writes “MFBTY” on TJK’s chest. It’s representing the way that the industry/companies try to put certain labels on artists. After that, they put the steak on his chest and let the metal tiger totally destroy TigerJK. That was representing how after the industry labels you, they totally destroy you and overwork you because they “own” you. Overall the video was super cool and amazing. I’ve been listening to it over& over!

  31. most interesting part: was the metal tiger tearing up his body and then…weapons came out? O.O
    Here are some symbols I saw:
    The lyrics: “We were meant to be another time another life”, “For you, get get get it, let’s not talk about the past” and “We call it Karma, karma I don’t mean to harm you” probably meant that he did something bad in his past lifetime. The chains that were restraining him were symbolic of him being encaged of his karma and his destiny; there was no escape for him. The tiger was also probably the “god of death” and the members of MFBTY could have been the god of death’s “helpers” which gave him an opportunity for another chance thus he went into space then he got spat out again which is symbolic of him being reborn, given another chance. The destruction before he went into space that was taken place both inside and around him was symbolic of him being reborn. At the end of the music video we notice that the chains are now off of him meaning he can now rest in peace and
    to him it seems as if he just had a “Sweet Dream”.

  32. ERIC NAM OMGOMG IM SO EXCITED thank you sooo much for interviewing him xDDD i love you guise even more than i ever thought i could sajlfjdslkfjs

  33. Great interview, your best on yet in my opinion. I really like their music, and I’m not the type of fan who really focuses on the band’s musicians, music always comes first, but it was really nice to hear their thoughts, and they seem so smart and down to earth. I wish there were more strong women like Yoo Mi Rae in the K-pop industry. Great great interview!!!

  34. Awesome interview. If this was longer I would’ve still been a happy camper. Too bad we couldn’t see some of the sticker results. Some of the graphics I think were a little overused in the beginning, but balanced out as it went. Symbol-wise I’d say the two-fold message of trying to either restart an idea or dream vs. taking something old or inactive and then destroying it to create something new. Two different ways that are meant for the same thing, but with very different results (that don’t always pan out).

    Edit: It seems like you’ll always have one guy hugging a pillow in your interviews. Might be a fun game to guess who the “pillow hugger” is in upcoming interviews.

  35. What I found intersting about MFBTY , Is that they make their own music & are realistic. Yoon Mirae is an awesome women rapper. Along with Tiger JK & Bizzy. The graphics are incredible.

    What symbol stood out for you the most?

    I think the symbol or message is the guy who was asleep and was having a dream ^^

  36. This is the best interview yet. Very wonderful and charismatic individuals. The most meaningful part is where Yoon Mirae writes MFBTY and places the steak on top while he is chained down after, trying to revive him through medical method (the shock thingy) and then after the tiger (Tiger JK) frees and transforms him (painfully) from the inside out, helping him reach new heights.

  37. I loved this interview so much! I adore MFBTY and the song “Sweet Dreams”. The symbol which stood out the most for me in the video has to be when Tiger is launched in to space and has a brief encounter with Felix, that guy who freakin’ jumped out of space, you remember him? I think what this was trying to show is the stark contrast between being tied down, perhaps uninspired, to doing something so amazing, to be free. Tiger’s character in the M/V seems to showing that you can go from that one extreme to another; you can break free and be that person who does something amazing.

  38. Hi SImon and Martina! I loved the mv. and the song since it was released I luckly saw it on youtube the same day. In the mv. there’s a part when they’re sitting on a bed with a big wall background, that wall it’s full of words and I bet they all have secret meanings, I found two, the first one is “Smells” wich reminded me of Daesung from BigBang in the secret garden parody, so MFBTY are big fans of him huh . The second word I found interesting was “kaleidoscope society”, do MFBTY has a secret society that is too secret for me to know? secret as Illuminati secret society? (MFBTY if ur reading this please let me be part of it lol)

    When the interview with MFBY was uploaded, my niece and I watched it and she said something really funny about the video, she said if TigerJK farted after he inhaled and exhaled in minute 1:04 haha I ROFL’d so many times. Oh I forgot to mention that I saw a galloon in the mv. that has written ”XXX” on it…hmm, thats misterious too, do MFBTY hide their porn there and named it that way (so obvious!) in case they forgot where the porn was? lol

    Thats my contest entry, I really hope to win one of those amazing cd’s!

    THANK YOU MFBTY and EYK!! love you guise! (/^-^) /

  39. Answer to the Question!! BOOM!
    The scene at 2:12 mark, “What goes around, it comes back around. We call it Karma, Karma I don’t mean to harm you”, really super glued in my head. I mean, come on, I bet you couldn’t help but flinch while watching the scene. It looks so excruciatingly painful. Props to JK’s awesome acting! Spikes, bullets, jagged blade wheels and more odd spikes and even more spikes yeah, lesson learnt, don’t do bad so that Karma won’t bite you in the butt, or.. more like penetrate your torso and lower abdomen.

  40. My answer to the contest….

    Tiger(the one on the bed) is tied down in reality shown by the chains and stuff and he wants to be set free, wanting to do so much more but unable to (such as the words on the wall when they were “driving” on the bed, like above threshold and wanderers. In his dream, he dreamt that he, together with his friends try to help him break out of his restrictions and in the end, with the help of his true nature (the real tiger, or rather the digitally created tiger), he broke free of his limits and showed that there is so much that a person can actually achieve with with red bull felix jump reference. Yet, in the end, perhaps to reinforce a line in the song, what goes around comes around, he wakes up back to reality and show that if you don’t work hard and only dream about things, nothing changes.

    Still, I like how they included their kid, Jordan’s name in the mv too! Ohhhhh. I really hope I get to win one of their cds!

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