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So, around a month and a half ago we announced that we were invited on the set of U-Kiss’ new music video. And then, after our announcement, we were pretty silent about the whole thing, not because we’re meanies, but because we had to wait for U-Kiss to release their song and video before we could release the behind the scenes footage. Couldn’t be spoiling the surprises from their music video, right? And now it’s finally out! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here:

 

We were lucky enough not only to be able to interview U-Kiss at this time, but also to get a look at what shooting a music video is like. There are lots of things going on that we didn’t talk about in the interview or our little talk during the behind the scenes footage (which is embedded below and in the playlist above). So, we’d like to talk about some of those things here:

1) Kevin’s still as nice as ever: for starters, we were really surprised that we were invited to begin with, especially considering how thoroughly we ripped into “Believe.” I mean, we know that we weren’t being mean-spirited, and that we like U-Kiss’ music usually, but would U-Kiss and their management know that as well? So, when we actually got to the set, right before we walked into the building, which was in a pretty isolated part in Korea, the thought flickered in our minds: “is this the place that we are coming to die?” What if they’re all waiting with hacksaws? Hahaha! No! They wouldn’t do that, right? *gulp*

But they didn’t kill us! We walked in and saw everyone already busy at work. After a short while, Kevin came out of the change room and cheerfully waved and happily stood beside us and chatted with us for a while. We talked about how there are different sounding songs for different audiences, and this song here, “Stop Girl,” is made for more Western sensibilities. We totally agree, because it’s A LOOOOT better than their last song. In fact, I think it might be Simon’s favourite song of theirs since “Shut Up”. Martina is still loving “Neverland”.

Anyhow, Kevin bore us no animosity whatsoever. We had a good catch up on what everyone had been up to and how hard they have been working (seriously, we still think they need a vacation), and he also talked about the fact that they didn’t realize until they watched our Kpop Music Monday that, indeed, they looked homeless. And he had a good laugh about it. YAY! See angry kpop fans? Members of your favourite groups can understand when something is just a joke and they can even laugh along with it. That makes us really really happy. We remember how much respect we had for AJ when he first met us on Jeju Island for the Inkigayo concert and he called us out on making fun of his math lyrics. Yet, after that he hung around and chatted with us with a big smile on his face and no anger whatsoever. This time around we had a chance to chat more with Eli too, and he was also really fun and awesomely nice. Although there is a bit of a language barrier with the other members of U-Kiss, the U-Kiss boys are still one of the absolute nicest kpop groups we’ve had the chance to meet, so altogether we just want to group hug the whole lot of U-Kiss. GROUP HUG!!!! *Mordney sneaks into the hug* What the!?? GET OUT OF HERE MORDNEY!!!

We’re going to talk about the video more tomorrow for Kpop Music Monday, so we won’t give our opinions here, but we’re just happy that A) Kevin’s really nice, still, and B) They’ve gone beyond videos of homelessness. Huzzah!

2) How the hell does every group not hate their own music by now? Let me elaborate on this: yes, it’s an awesome song, and we don’t hate it at all. It’s still quite awesome to us. But, when we were there on set, the song was played non-stop, over and over again, as the scenes were shot, reshot, taken from different angles, and more angles, and even more angles. In between the takes, the makeup crew would rush over and furiously fan the sweat off their brows and touch up their makeup and then scurry out of the shot again before it started the cycle anew. I know for us, for Music Monday, when we’re editing our videos we almost HATE them by the time we’re done, because we’re looking at the same footage of ourselves for a few hours. Here, though, it’s the same song ALL DAY LONG. And I imagine when they practice the dance, it’s the same song all month long. That’s pretty intense. Anyhow, the point of this paragraph is less to say that U-Kiss should hate their song and more to say that we’re amazed at how much work goes into making a video and how often scenes are shot and reshot to get it just right.

3) The mass amount of people working behind the scenes is totally insane. The camera crew and the huge rig, the directors watching the scenes, the makeup artists, the stage hands cleaning the floor to prevent unwanted footprint dust, the people removing and re-building the set as soon as the shot is finally finished, the stage hands manually turning the lights to get the wanted effect…it’s crazy busy! Seriously: while they were shooting the video on one wall, the crew was dismantling the setup on the other wall and building a new one.

And in between the shots, the members that aren’t filming are either sleeping, or practicing with the choreographer, or getting their makeup touched up. Kevin was the only one to greet us when we first came onto set because he told us he filmed his solo shots very very early in the morning, and then went to sleep. So now the other members are just getting ready to film their shots, which is why we don’t have footage of all the members doing their solo shots. So they have to rotate between sleeping and filming, and then being well rested enough to do the final filming of them altogether as one group. Crazy beans!

This is why I really hate it when people say, “oh kpop is so easy and has no talent, anyone can do it.” WRONG. The members of all the kpop groups are insanely talented, not just for their dancing and singing abilities, but with their ability to discipline themselves and persevere through insane work schedules. They have to be able to sleep on cue, wake up on cue, and be bright eyed and bushy tailed whenever it requires, and that’s something a lot of us are unable to do. When people are cranky and tired, it’s like, WATCH OUT WORLD GARRHHHHH DINOSAUR SCREAM CRANKYPANTS MCGEE GIVE ME COFFEE OR I’LL RIP YOUR THROAT OUT ARGHHHH FASTER I SAID FASTER WHERE IS IT ARRRHHHHHH WHO IS MAKING THAT TICKING SOUND WITH THEIR PEN IN CLASS I’LL KILL YOU AND STOP BREATHING SO LOUDLY YOU LOUD BREATHER YOU ARHHHHHH BABY ON AN AIRPLANE AGHHRHHRHHRHHRHHRHR TURN OF THE RADIO I HATE THAT DJ TRAFFFIC JAMM NOOOOOOOOOO THE SUBWAY IS SO LATE ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEE *FLIPS A TABLE* !!!!! Not that we’re like that. *shifty eyes* I do love my coffee.

Anyhow, we divided the interview from the Behind the Scenes footage, and we added it all to the playlist above, so make sure you check it out!

 

Also, someone needs to get that Mordney off set. He’s a bit creepy.

Oh yes, and very importantly, U-Kiss were also nice enough to give us a bunch of signed copies of their new album! What are we gonna do with them all? We’re not gonna keep them for ourselves (maybe just one…) of course, but give them to you guise! If you want to win them, here’s what you gotta do:

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  1. Ok, I’ve got to get it out…OMG KEVIN IS SO PRECIOUS!!!!! There I feel better. This was so cool and they are so gracious!

  2. Selena Sedano

    My YouTube name is: dulcenenadepeewee

    Well there are many things I like about U-Kiss, and I don’t think
    this text box will let me type them all up. However, one of the things that I like
    the most about U-Kiss is that I found out about them through Eat Your Kimchi. I
    had never listened to K-POP until I discovered Eat Your Kimchi this past March.
    I was randomly looking through some videos when I came across the first
    interview you had with U-Kiss . When I heard AJ mention the r squared pi thing,
    I thought it was funny so I immediately looked up their song 0330. After
    listening to it I looked up more of their songs and became really addicted and I
    had no idea I was going to love K-POP so much. I sometimes feel bad for my
    roommate who has to deal with me *fangirling* over K-POP boy bands, such as
    U-Kiss. U-Kiss along with you,(Simon, Martina, Spudgy, and (now male) Dr.
    Meemersworth) have opened my eyes to music I never thought I would be listening
    to and have also made me aware of the possibilities that the world has to
    offer. Such that, I plan to study abroad in South Korea and learn more about
    the Korean culture. While this may seem very absurd, U-Kiss plays a huge role
    in the fact that not only do I plan to study abroad, but the fact that I’m in
    college today. Since, U-Kiss is constantly encouraging their fans to follow their
    dreams and stay strong, and when I thought no one believed in me to continue my
    dreams, U-Kiss made it pretty clear that I should not do this for anyone but
    myself. So thank you U-Kiss for allowing me to fight for what I want, and thank
    you (Eat Your Kimchi Family) for allowing me to discover these talented boys
    and other K-POP artists and showing me a music world beyond what I am exposed
    to here in the United States.

  3. So sorry for the triple post! I was having technical difficulties!
    cycguerra

  4. I watched Weekly Idol with U-Kiss yesterday and when I found out that Dongho’s hobby is knitting I was just blown away. A guy who can knit! How extraordinary is this! It brings him to a new level of awesomeness :D

  5. YouTube username: ForeverAKissMe
    What I love most about U-Kiss: Their friendship & how they’re very close with each other & how they’ll never give up for their goals [They’re very inspirational] & I love each one of their personalities & the way they love their fans so much that I can actually feel their love for me as a KissMe & how their music makes me energetic & just seeing them smiling & happy makes me feel so happy no matter what I’ve been through the day. They’re very precious to me & I’ll never ever stop loving them ~♥

  6. Youtube username: cycguerra

    There are so many reasons to love U-Kiss! Their music is incredible, and they are constantly progressing with their sound and videos. Every time they come out with a new song and video, it is evident that they have matured. It’s as if they even take your (eyk’s) opinions into consideration when making the next video and song. “Stop Girl” really shows how much they’ve paid attention to their English, and even given the longer English sections to their English speaking members. Their dance is also very mature and incorporates a lot of male and female dance interaction that actually makes sense with the song. Besides their overall maturation in music and video, U-Kiss seem like such down-to-earth people! The fact that they hardly slept and still continued to work, as well as include a special interview for eyk and their fans really shows how much they care about their fans and how hard working they are. After all of that, they were still able to be cheerful and humble. That really gives a great impression of them! All in all, U-Kiss is just amazing, and they really deserve everything they have and a lot more! U-KISS FIGHTING!! And thank you eyk for going there and giving us fans such a wonderful/ special treat!

  7. Youtube Username: cycguerra
    There are so many reasons to love U-Kiss! Their music is incredible, and they are constantly progressing with their sound and videos. Every time they come out with a new song and video, it is evident that they have matured. It’s as if they even take your (eyk’s) opinions into consideration when making the next video and song. “Stop Girl” really shows how much they’ve paid attention to their English, and even given the longer English sections to their English speaking members. Their dance is also very mature and incorporates a lot of male and female dance interaction that actually makes sense with the song. Besides their overall maturation in music and video, U-Kiss seem like such down-to-earth people! The fact that they hardly slept and still continued to work, as well as include a special interview for eyk and their fans really shows how much they care about their fans and how hard working they are. After all of that, they were still able to be cheerful and humble. That really gives a great impression of them! All in all, U-Kiss is just amazing, and they really deserve everything they have and a lot more! U-KISS FIGHTING!! And thank you eyk for going there and giving us fans such a wonderful/ special treat!

  8. YOUTUBE USERNAME: cycguerra
    There are so many reasons to love U-Kiss! Their music is incredible, and they are constantly progressing with their sound and videos. Every time they come out with a new song and video, it is evident that they have matured. It’s as if they even take your (eyk’s) opinions into consideration when making the next video and song. “Stop Girl” really shows how much they’ve paid attention to their English, and even given the longer English sections to their English speaking members. Their dance is also very mature and incorporates a lot of male and female dance interaction that actually makes sense with the song. Besides their overall maturation in music and video, U-Kiss seem like such down-to-earth people! The fact that they hardly slept and still continued to work, as well as include a special interview for eyk and their fans really shows how much they care about their fans and how hard working they are. After all of that, they were still able to be cheerful and humble. That really gives a great impression of them! All in all, U-Kiss is just amazing, and they really deserve everything they have and a lot more! U-KISS FIGHTING!! And thank you eyk for going there and giving us fans such a wonderful/ special treat!

  9. Youtube’s Username: Bana Ting <3

    My favourite's part the part in which UKISS sang,"Stop Girl, in the name of love," reason being that this 7 words when sang, made you really have the feeling when you have been abandoned and hurt by your loved one. Furthermore, its UKISS, 7 member group, 7th Mini Album, and the chorus is exactly made up of 7 words, "Stop Girl, in the name of love." :) Thank You! I hope I can be the album's KISSME! :)

  10. thisisjustforfunval

    I’ve watched the interview more that a few times now, and I keep finding it really adorable the way Kevin says “Oh yeah!” around the 8:35 mark. Have no idea why I find it to be so adorable. ^_^

  11. Delia M. Alarcon Molina

    Youtube name :Deliesita94

    My reasons to why I love U-Kiss are because of just small things like this 05:52 “howdie” … I live in Texas, but used to live in VA and whenever I talk to my friends they go like that…. lol not everyone in Texas says that Kevin xD06:57 “oh yeah” AJ… kevin forgot about you lol jk08:47 Dongho so cuteee that make me smile They can just act like little kids and be all cute out of nowhere. They do things and look like they are so down to earth and don’t act like they are better than anyone.

  12. AudreyKoopman

    I hope this isn’t too late but, Youtube name: AjunebuggybugK

    I can’t even explain why I love Ukiss so much. They weren’t my first kpop group, none of them are my ultimate ultimate bias (not to say I don’t love love love the members), and my favorite kpop song (if I had to pick right now) isn’t by them. And yet, I feel this strong need to support them. I buy their music, I always vote for them here, I try to watch their videos as often as possible to help raise views. And I really don’t know why. If I really try to think up a reason the best thing I can say is that they just feel so real in comparison to other groups and they work so hard. And though I know a lot of groups haven’t won an award, I feel its more heartbreaking that Ukiss hasn’t gotten that yet.

    There are some things that I can say that make Ukiss special to me. One, they have the first and only kpop song that has ever made me cry. The first time I listened to their song ‘Someday’ it was a Youtube video that had English subtitles. And for some reason the lyrics, the feeling of that song, the passion in their voices…it just got to me. I started to cry. But in a good way, with a smile on my face and everything. That is actually my all time favorite Ukiss song, I love the meaning behind it. Two…ok, I lied. I’ve cried to other songs, but less because of the song and more from what was going on around me. This past April my grandpa passed away. I had their Neverland cd playing in my car, so the next morning the song ‘Baby Don’t Cry’ came on. I only know English, so the lyrics I understood had a different meaning entirely to me at that moment. They sang “So baby don’t cry baby tell me why You’ leaving me tonight you’ leaving me tonight.” To me, it related to my grandpa and I cried. Once again in a good way. I had cried the night before when I heard the news, but I was trying to be strong and not cry. This song helped me get it all out. And the song ‘Take Me Away’, that one really got me. “Somebody take me away ‘Cause I can’t take this pain,” that line pretty much explained how I felt. And I’m really thankful for those songs letting me be able to cry like that. As I said, I needed it. They were the most helpful when my grandma passed away later on in the year because I had been out of town when it happened. It didn’t feel real so I never really cried (besides, I found out while standing in the middle of Manhattan, not really ideal for break downs lol). I just listened to them when I got back home and was lying in my own bed and I cried myself to sleep.

    Now to be less depressing, although it isn’t depressing to me, I smile when I think about how those songs helped me. I think these boys are hilarious. I think they all have beautiful voices. They can dance very well. They’re attractive too. I just love them all for no real reason beyond that I just do, because they are them.And thats the best answer I can give.

  13. Youtube Username: ZippityxDooxDah
    This is mine and my friends’ entry about why we love U-KISS, incorporated into a parody of their song Stop Girl. J We originally made an actual performance video but due to internet and uploading problems we were unable to get the video up in time. Instead, we’ll be sending the lyrics to the song, which were incredibly fun to write and sing. We love you eatyourkimchi & U-KISS! <3

    Oh, so it's been a long day, fangirling like a boss
    Reblogging U-KISS posts all day and, I’m so tired
    Oh, so it's been a long day, and I’m drinking coffee now
    With some r-squared pie
    And U-KISS by my side, Imma make it through the night

    Some days I’m married to Dongho
    Some days I’m married to Kevin
    But you know I love them all everyday yeah
    U-KISS gave me all that I needed
    Seven boys, omgsh I’m completed
    My expectations, you’ve exceeded
    Listening to stop girl everyday yeah

    Don’t stop, in the name of love
    Don’t stop, reaching for the top
    Don’t stop, your dreams will come true
    It’s a shared dream
    My love for U-KISS is real

    And you just gotta know that
    Hard work will pay off
    Baby, KISS-MEs are here for you
    You taught me not to give up

    Some days I’m married to Dongho
    Some days I’m married to Kevin
    But you know I love them all everyday yeah
    U-KISS gave me all that I needed
    Seven boys, omgsh, I’m completed
    My expectations, you’ve exceeded
    Listening to stop girl everyday yeah

    Don’t stop, in the name of love
    Don’t stop, reaching for the top
    Don’t stop, your dreams will come true
    It’s a shared dream
    My love for U-KISS is real

    NOW STOP
    I’m a KISS-ME but I wanna KISS-U
    I’m Cinderella at the ball, you can be my boo
    Tick Tack you’re making my heart go bingeul
    Let’s Top that, now it’s time, for me to say

    STOP – Hey, it’s 0330. (you mean 3:30 am) it’s getting pretty late
    Better wrap this up real quick, got a Philo class at 8
    Heard you liked dance covers, but I gots here 2 left feet
    So I sang this song instead, now it's back to the beat

    Don’t stop, in the name of love
    Don’t stop, reaching for the top
    Don’t stop, your dreams will come true
    It’s a shared dream
    My love for U-KISS is real

    Sometimes your fashion choices (that seaweed hat) it throws me off
    But my love for you, boy, it’ll never stop (never stop yeah)
    Wanna bust-a-gut, watch eat your kimchi
    The girls max, Nicole, Tina, Carren, and me, Kathy

    Don’t stop in the name of love
    (We love, love, love)
    U-KISS

  14. they are talented and as a new fan u-kiss i hope to see more and for Simon and Martina you guys are amazing every time i watch your videos it makes me want to come to Korea more and more and being from Toronto as well i see how well you are doing for your selves and it give me more strength with in me to make that an end result once i graduate from University so thanks

  15. I love ukiss because they are sexy and amazing singers/dancers. I love their personalities, they are so kind with their fans and 3 of them can speak english! Ukiss members are so hardworking, they released so many mv´s this year, they don´t give up and i’m sure that they will win an award soon. I also love their fandom name, it sounds good. They are very humble and they are frendly with each other, this makes me so happy. I wish them the best. youtube marianagaara

  16. What I like the most about U-KISS… I like that they’re not perfect and they’re not afraid of showing their imperfect side. That they know what is their weakest point and they work hard to change it into their strong point. That despite the fact that they sometimes (ok, almost all the time) behave quite… childishly… *cough cough* That when it’s time for being serious they can change their attitude 180 degrees. That they’re not afraid of being themselves. That no matter what they will work hard to achieve what they want to. That they never give up. That they care mostly about others than themselves. That they never disappoint. That everything they do, they do well. That they aren’t haughty. That despite the fact that they’re far away from me I feel like they’re so close. That their sense of humour is just like min. That they’re funny and nice. That their tweets are so sweet. That they make me feel needed. That with them my life has more powerful colors. That they’re just like an older brothers to me, who for mainly have fun of everything, but at the same time work hard and also have this kind of useful knowledge about the life, that helped me many times. That thanks to them I was able to meet a lot of people, who now are my friends. That they’re just like a family to me. That they made me love them so much.

    But all these reasons come down to one sentence – WHAT I LIKE THE MOST ABOUT U-KISS, IS THAT THEY’RE… U-KISS.

    (youtube username: VESPERGOLDofficial)

  17. I love UKISS because they are UKISS. There isnt anything more to say. UKISS is always working hard, for Kissmes and themselves. Theyre one of the most underrated bands in the history of kpop. Their warm and bright personalities also made me love UKISS. Even though they havent won anything, they continue to push an are one of the happiest/craziest bands I know. Their music is as amazing as they personality too. Whenever Im unhappy, I just listen to their music. When i feel like giving up or crying, think of UKISS and their tough times which reminds me to smile and keep going. Is there anymore to say about this band? ♥ Saranghae UKISS! Fighting~!

  18. What i like about Ukiss is.. their determination, they are a role model to anyone who needs strength. They have tought me to continue fightin for my dreams, to no loose hope. They are my everyday power.

    But i think that other important charecteristic is that for me they dont look as some kind of unachievable beings, they have too many qualities that for sure they can be but their kindness, humility, etc just makes me feel like they are more human than nobody else…
    youtube account akariYtaiyou

  19. Before I
    start rambling (which I will, and I apologize in advance), let me just say that
    the first time I really paid attention to U-Kiss was May 1st 2011, because of
    you guys! I remember watching that impromptu interview and being completely
    taken over by their kindness and friendly personalities – especially Kevin’s.

    Anyway,
    before I found U-Kiss I wasn’t at my best. Times were rough and everything
    kinda sucked. And then I listened to Someday. That song pulled me in like a
    magnet, and turned me into an emotional mess the first few times because of how
    much impact the lyrics had on me.

    I decided
    to keep up with the group during the Neverland era. Watching them on music
    shows sparked my curiosity, so I went back and watched their old shows…
    seeing how fun they were and learning certain things about the member’s
    personalities made me feel much closer to them. After catching up on everything
    there was to know about the group, I concluded that there were a lot of things
    I liked about them. I could mention the obvious ones – music, talent,
    personality, ubiquity, Kev—*cough* I mean what. *innocent face*

    But what I
    admire the most about U-Kiss is how they never stop smiling. Seeing them give
    their all to try and show everyone how very talented they are makes us Kiss Mes
    feel incredibly proud. But we can’t help but feel they don’t always get the
    recognition they deserve, which can bring us fans down at times. Yet they keep
    their chins up, and keep being the joyful kids we know they are. No matter what
    life gives them, they always take the risks necessary to achieve the goals
    they’ve set for themselves and face every day with a big smile. They never lose
    that glow, regardless of how tired they may be.

    And it’s
    that exactly that made me grow so fond of U-Kiss. Unlike most groups, who I listen to for fun, because their songs are entertaining, I like U-Kiss
    because of the passion they put into everything. The hard work, the smiles, the
    kindness, the effort. The dream chasing, the “willingness to die on stage”.
    There are plenty of reasons for me to like a K-Pop group, but nothing compares
    to the feeling of having someone to look up to.

    They’ve
    given me a lot to be thankful for. I found a home in the fandom – and I call it
    home because it feels just like one. Mostly everyone I know is down to earth and
    humble, as if we’ve all learned it from them. I used to get sad by the thought
    of them not winning awards, or being shadowed by other groups when they
    promote in Korea, but I don’t so much anymore. At some point I realized, as I’m
    sure they have as well, that that stuff doesn’t mean anything when you consider
    the bigger picture.

    Their
    struggles speak to me on a personal level, and constantly remind me that no
    matter what, I need to keep my head held high and fight through all the bad
    moments, because “someday, the day to smile will come”. They’ve
    taught me to be patient, to face hardships with a grin and get up after all the
    trips and falls, no matter how big the bruises and the scratches might be. :)

    I know I’m pretty much on the other side of the world (hello from Portugal, by the way!),
    but still they manage to change my life every day. Chances are slim that I’ll
    ever get to meet them, but I hope one day they’ll know, one way or another, how
    much of an impact they’ve had on my life. More than anything in the world, I
    want them to know that even though they may not be winning awards left and
    right like other groups, they’re leaving a huge mark on some of us fans, and
    nothing in the world should be more precious than that.

    Youtube username: x1simplicity

  20. I can’t call myself an expert on k-pop business, because I’ve been there for too little of time. But U-Kiss was my second discovere group, which just dragged me more deep and more seriously into the abyss of k-pop. I just love to see their smiling faces, to hear them laugh.. So the main thing, that I love about U-Kiss, is their viral smile, that can make me smile too even in the darkest days ^^

    (YT: chemilija)

  21. I can’t decide what is what I like the most about U-Kiss. Can I choose EVERYTHING? They are one of the most hardworking Kpop groups out there. They give their all since debut day with every performance, song, cf, interview, etc. They are super duper down to earth and humble. I definitely started liking them because of you both. I remember when you met Kevin and he was so excited because he watched your videos, not that many artists do that. He was your fan. They were so friendly and with great energy. What i like the most about them is that I believe if I were to meet them randomly on the street and call out their names, they would greet me as a friend who they’ve known for a super long time, that is how they treat their fans. They deserve more recognition than what they currently have.
    oops I forgot, my youtube name is jtracy09

  22. I can’t decide what is what I like the most about U-Kiss. Can I choose EVERYTHING? They are one of the most hardworking Kpop groups out there. They give their all since debut day with every performance, song, cf, interview, etc. They are super duper down to earth and humble. I definitely started liking them because of you both. I remember when you met Kevin and he was so excited because he watched your videos, not that many artists do that. He was your fan. They were so friendly and with great energy. What i like the most about them is that I believe if I were to meet them randomly on the street and call out their names, they would greet me as a friend who they’ve known for a super long time, that is how they treat their fans. They deserve more recognition than what they currently have.

  23. sexycookiezone

    What I like about U-Kiss??
    I’m not really good with words, but here we go…

    First, I’m really touched reading so many lovable comments from Kissmes :)
    About U-Kiss, when I started to get into K-pop I didn’t pay attention to them..Why WHY?? lol But I got interested with Shut Up, I really liked it!!
    After that I watched variety shows, interview etc.. and without even notice I got really attached to them. It’s been a long time since I know them and my love for them, unlike happened with other kpop bands, is not wavering but getting stronger. Every comeback I love them more.
    The best thing about loving these boys so much is that I met a lot of other kissmes!! We’re all like a family, and it’s really amazing how everyone of us work so hard to make our boys happy..that makes me happy too :)

    I hope U-Kiss can feel all the love from international Kissmes, even if we are miles and miles away, living somewhere nobody knows about (like me…¬¬) We Love U-Kiss!!!
    Youtube username: sexycookiezone

  24. What I like the most about U-KISS is the fact that they are extremely hard workers and very down-to-earth.
    They take criticism very well, I remember watching the interview at Jeju Island, and they just joked around about the 0330 Kpop Music Monday with no hard feelings. They also took the time to talk with you two back then, and invited you to their music video filming. Again, they did this with no hard feelings about the Believe Kpop Music Monday. They really give fans an example to follow, we should all learn to take criticism gracefully. This is how they are down-to-earth.
    Sometimes I have to wonder how they deal with their hectic schedules. They released DoraDora, and not to long after, they released Believe. As soon as they were finished promoting Believe they went to Japan for a little over a month, and promoted Dear My Friend as well as A Shared Dream. As soon as they were done in Japan, they went back to Korea and released Stop Girl. I had no idea filming a music video took as long as you two have informed us. And for them to do this and still smile at the camera is still something admirable. They are my model to follow when it comes to work ethic.
    I don’t know if Kevin, Eli, and/or AJ will get to see this, but I appreciate the hard work that all of U-KISS does to create music. I’m not going to say that you guys should take a break, because if it is your decision to work with this much intensity, I will respect that. But I do wish you the best of luck, and please take care of yourselves. I will continue to support you guys in the future with as much dedication as U-KISS has shown.
    YouTube Username: FlorMoHdz

  25. What I like about U-KISS is their determination. U-KISS debuted the same year as SHINee and in comparison…well you know without even having to say more. Although U-KISS came from a small company they pushed to try and make a name for themselves, as does all kpop groups that debut. However, in recent years with the influx of debuting groups if you are not successful in anyway within the first year you are dropped from all radars and no one hears from you again. U-KISS tries to defy that and push to create good music and entertaining variety shows. They like other groups have been subject to member changes and while some groups use this to an advantage others end up not making any difference. In the end, U-KISS has been through so much and if they wanted to they could probably just give up the music business and leave pursuing other activities without much effect to the industry. However, they choose not to and instead choose to fight for their spot in the Hallyu Wave. They never give up. Their determination to do well and produce music for their fans is stronger than their will to give up and for that I show deep appreciation for U-KISS. Instead of giving in their go on with their heads held high giving no f*cks to haters and antis. They know who they are and won’t turn their backs no matter how rough it may get.

    youtube: lunasea08

  26. What I like about UKISS… More like.. LOVE about UKISS?! I love their personalities, their humour, their kindness and how loving they all seem to be, how their music makes me want to have a song on repeat for 5 days 9am – 11pm which never has happened to me before, how they inspire me everyday to keep singing and get better, I love how they so gracefully move across the dance floor all in sync, how they also inspire me to dance. And I am also very grateful to them for the fact that they’re the reason I’m still singing everyday since I was about to give up. I truly wish they were my friends. ♥♥ That’s not all but it’ll have to do… Really do wish you pick me as one of the winners =] but knowing my own luck…. Dot dot dot xD
    YouTube : Speechless1993 :D

  27. YEAHdongho

    Thank you for conducting the interview! Kiss Mes really appreciate the way you treat UKISS and thank you for a wonderful review for Stop Girl :)

  28. I love ukiss because they are sexy and amazing singers/dancers. I love their personalities, they are so kind with their fans and 3 of them can speak english! Ukiss members are so hardworking, they released so many mv´s this year, they don´t give up and i’m sure that they will win an award soon. I also love their fandon name, it sounds good. They are very humble and they are frendly with each other, this makes me so happy. I wish them the best. my youtube name is marianagaara

  29. I love ukiss because they are sexy and amazing singers/dancers. I love their personalities, they are so kind with their fans and 3 of them can speak english! Ukiss members are so hardworking, they released so many mv´s this year, they don´t give up and i’m sure that they will win an award soon. I also love their fandon name, it sounds good. They are very humble and they are frendly with each other, this makes me so happy. I wish them the best.

  30. What I love most about UKISS is their ATTITUDE, their moral character as a whole :) Every Kissme and even you guys , Simon and Martina saw that good point in them :) They’re exceptionally kind hearted people despite their extraordinary talents and popularity :) Their fan service is extremely touching and makes you love them even more :) Not every idol would ALWAYS make their fans feel like a family. The GRATITUDE they always make us feel. Every ‘ saranghae’ ‘ I love you kiss me ‘ gives ineffable feelings of gratitude and love towards them as well :) Aside from the looks , charisma and talents , they have this thing that we , and other people cannot explain. Like a natural CHARM of an angel from heaven :) They are more of a family than an Idol for me , that’s because of what they show people, us :) More than what a band / group can do , fans get deeply attached to them through the HEART , and UKISS has that pure heart that can capture tons of people :) That feeling of knowing each other, like for your whole lifetime already , is a very unique ability, and UKISS has that :) I believe that their kindness and love would bring them farther than what the most talented people could reach. Because it’s the inside that matters most :) I love UKISS for that , they’ll be forever our family , miles away , but just a heart away to reach them <3 I love UKISS ! :3 :)))))

  31. haycheepoo

    I love U-KISS because even though they went through so much hardship, they’re still fighting and standing strong! Also, they inspire me to achieve my dreams and motivate me to become a better person by always trying and never give up, like what they did! I’m sure they didn’t just motivate myself, but many other KISSMEs out there! + They have the most approachable and down to Earth personalities ever! You guys have witnessed it yeah? :P ♥

    Youtube username: haycheepoop

  32. YouTube username: ForeverAKissMe
    What I love most about U-Kiss: Their friendship & how they’re very close with each other & how they’ll never give up for their goals [They’re very inspirational] & I love each one of their personalities & the way they love their fans so much that I can actually feel their love for me as a KissMe & how their music makes me energetic & just seeing them smiling & happy makes me feel so happy no matter what I’ve been through the day. They’re very precious to me & I’ll never ever stop loving them ~♥

  33. I don’t think I could truly express what U-Kiss means to me, but I will try. To me they are perfect in the most imperfect way. Bright personalities that make me smile even when I’m having the worst day. I just love seeing them happy. They don’t seem like just k-pop idols to me. They are more real. I feel like I could walk by one of them on my street, greet them like an old friend, telling them to stay healthy. U-Kiss, if you’re reading this, I hope u find happiness in everything you do and keep smiling. I love you <3 – Jamad from Canada (youtube: DaBomb673)

  34. U-KISS really is an amazing group. In the K-pop sphere where groups are easily disregarded or forgotten for their lack of originality or simply with the passage of time, U-KISS has worked from the bottom up and established themselves as one of the most internationally recognized K-pop artists. Unlike many groups, U-KISS does not have a sound that is distinctly them. Instead, their strength lies in their versatility — the U-KISS sound is simply THE U-KISS sound. Not many groups are not as exploratory as U-KISS because it’s not always successful from a business perspective or it’s just simply because they don’t have the skills to do so. No group, not excluding U-KISS, is at their peak at the time of their debut but that didn’t prevent them from persevering through the harsh industry and continuing to reinvent themselves as a group. They may have still not reached #1 but the work they’ve done up until now speaks for itself. Their dedication and passion for continual growth leaves its mark on all of their releases and over time, is what turned this former passive listener into an avid fan. Even after acquiring their many awards and recognitions that are surely soon to come, I hope they never stop reinventing themselves as artists. They continue to push their limits regardless of what rank the industry labels them with, which is truly admirable and what makes U-KISS particularly special to me.

  35. JayJLovesKpop

    What Do I Love About U-kiss? I basically Love everything about them I love their vocals, all their differences and I love all their songs, their new songs are AMAZING They were the first Kpop Group I listened to and they motivated me to listen to more Kpop groups first song I listened to was Bingeul Bingeul and I thought They’re cute and good singers&Rappers. This is my favorite K-pop band I would love to have their new Cd. I wish they had Alexander and Kibum still and Have all the members they have now. It would be awesome. That must have been amazing to meet them and interview them. Youtube Name ~ Filipinagurl24587

  36. I love U-Kiss for who they are. At first, I fell in love with just their looks and music. But as I continue to watch them, I learned more about them. I became aware of what things brighten them up and the many hardships they have gone through and still do. I will never stop being a kissme. I will always support them no matter what. I pray that U-Kiss could become more successful than they already are.

    I will also pray hard that Simon and Martina could become more successful! I’m so happy that you guys interviewed U-Kiss! I hope you guys can interview a lot more kpop idols! I know you will! Thank you Simon and Martina, watching your videos always makes my day. :)

    YouTube: kodac768

  37. U-Kiss is the only group that I take time to vote on MNet and stream on bugs for. They’re the only group whose music I purchase on the week of release to help on the charts. It takes time for international fans to log in and out to cast a vote and change our IPs to stream just to help them a little. I actually am a huge fan of most kpop groups, but U-Kiss is the only one that makes me want to go through all this extra trouble to help out. I do not pity them as many people do just because they have not yet won on a music show. I love them for their being real. I know that all groups act when they appear on TV, but U-Kiss has always been as real as they could be while entertaining. I was already a huge fan of their music, but after getting to know them a little through their variety shows I really grew to appreciate their music more than any other group’s. I don’t only listen to U-Kiss, but when I feel like crying, I like to listen to Someday and Take Me Away. When I am angry I like to listen to “시끄러!!” When I feel like dancing around I listen to “니가 좋아”. When I want to relax I listen to “Remember”. They have a song for every mood and excel at every genre they give a try to. So in the end, I support U-Kiss as much as I can because they make me feel happy and I want them to be happy because of that.
    (YouTube username: dassamusica)

  38. gekko-san

    OMG I really had the same thought, about Idols hating their own songs. When I watched the Making Off “Ballons” from DBSK. HAHA They had to dance to the same song over and over again.

  39. LOLLLLL just love they way Soohyun not-afraid-of-anything . his face while mordney seeking LOLLLLLLLLL he is like ‘haha idk im happy here btw who is mordney hahaha idont care”

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