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April 12, 2013

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K.Will Interview and Miscellaneous Thoughts

Hurrah! We got the chance to sit down with K.Will and interview him!. Here’s the video, in all it’s glory! We’ve been talking about this interview a lot over the past week. We made an announcement video for it, hinted at it in the KpopCharts Update, and mentioned it in our Music Monday on K.Will’s “Love Blossom” as well. This definitely seems like K.Will week and we sure have been hearing his newest song “Love Blossom” being played all around Seoul.

Well, the teasing is now over. Here’s our interview with K.Will! He came over to the studio on Friday night, answered some questions, and took some pictures with us. Woot! We were really lucky to have him stop by, since he JUST released his new song, and is surely going all over the place for his promotions. I like the idea of K.Will stopping by the studio as part of the promotional circuit, by the way. Maybe one day every band will stop by when they’re promoting? That’d be pretty freaking cool!

Also, Martina feels really disappointed about this interview because she was really sick that day. Something she ate did NOT go over well…I think it was the shrimp noodle soup she had. We weren’t going to cancel the interview but she just didn’t feel her normal energetic self but she tried to be as chipper as possible! If you noticed that she seemed less energetic than usual, that’s why. My sweet wife is such a trooper!

These interviews do take a while to edit, though, because there’s so much footage to go through, usually. It’s not just a matter of “film video upload video boom!” We gotta cut around things here and there, and make this video look good. K.Will doesn’t speak a lot of English, so Soo Zee was on the side translating. Putting up hard subs isn’t a breeze, either. Also, we’re not complaining here, we just know that a lot of people are like “Y U NO POST VIDEO RIGHT AWAY!” It’s because a lot of work has to go into making the final product :D

Here’s how it looks behind the camera:

K Will Interview Behind the Scenes

Oh! And some of you might be a bit confused by the intro sequence. We found his promotional video for “Love Blossom” to be hilarious, and wanted to recreate it. Here it is, if you haven’t seen it:

Ha! Now THAT’S a teaser. You get to hear some of the song and get some lols out of it. Super effective, in my opinion, as opposed to other teasers which we shall not name but I’m sure you’ll think we’re talking about though we might not be thinking about the teaser you’re thinking about. Oooh you so sneaky!

Lastly, we’re sorry if we didn’t pick your question and it didn’t get answered for the interview. We do scour through all of your suggestions, pick the top rated ones, and then send a whole slew of them in to the management to approve, so they get the final say in what we can talk about in the interview. Some of you had awesome questions, but we just couldn’t get them all in!

K.Will “Love Blossom” Signed CD Giveaway!

We had K.Will sign some CDs so we can give them away to you guise! It’s what we do for all of our interviews, and this is no different. It was awesome timing that K.Will got voted in for Music Monday since we were able to give away one for our Music Monday on K.Will’s “Love Blossom”. We’re giving away two more for this interview. And they have been signed all in different colours! OooOOooOooOH! We kept the one signed in blue, cause we love blue. Woot! If you want to win, 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.
2) Let us know in the comments to this video on YouTube, what you like most about K.Will. All of you Nasties: go show K.Will some support, and let him know how strong of an international following he has.
3) If you’re an Eatyourkimchi Nasty you can leave your comments here as well! Your chances of winning are higher here, because there are fewer comments compared to YouTube. Just giving you the inside scoop ;)

To the Facebook Nasties:
1) Click here to Like Our Page
2) Find the “K.Will 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.
3) That’s it. Did you expect a third step? It’s that easy. Just follow us on Twitter and share this link. We want to spread the word, yo!

Also, we’ve got some behind the scenes footage. I’d like to say that there’s footage of K.Will playing with our dog, because we say that as a lead in to all of our blooper footage for interviews, and then we never show it. Ha! So, we’ll just tease you by saying maybe you’ll see the Spudgy, maybe you won’t :D

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  1. Lol! Martina channeling her inner Smegal. Oh yeah. Suuuuureeeee you were giving K. Will his Golden Spudgy Award.

    7 years ago
  2. haha love his realization moment of you two being a married couple – you can’t fake funny moments like that!

    7 years ago
  3. Cel

    I enjoyed the interview, but I think that Martina’s (lack??) of energy wasn’t too obvious.

    Perhaps it’s due partially to the language barrier, but K.Will seems to be more serene (vs. e.g. MFBTY) and the interview went very swimmingly.

    I look forward to your interviews more than anything! (except maybe WANKs or FAPFAPs for the nomz)

    7 years ago
  4. hehe loved the intro!!!

    hahahaha aaaawwww i was laughing so much when he was talking about appearing in the video and dying a second later!!! aaawww!!!

    BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHA he just realised you guys are married!!!!!!!!!

    7 years ago
  5. Yeah!! Thanks for all your hard work!

    7 years ago
  6. the intro and the ending :’D the perfection of them is just beautiful

    7 years ago
  7. Easier said than done! You know the best way to get interviews set up? The same way we got the MFBTY Interview: you gotta spam them on Twitter. They’ll listen to what you have to say :D

    7 years ago
    • If you stand outside your office in Hongdae I’m sure you’ll see Jay Park stumbling home from a late night out partying!
      Jay get spammed a lot on twitter anyway…:( can’t you phone/email his management at SidusHQ?

      7 years ago
  8. Does Soo Zee translate for you guys?

    7 years ago
  9. That intro…OMFG… I’m dying

    7 years ago
  10. Woah, Martina! Didn’t notice that you’ve been sick at all! (Read the post afterwards) I laughed out loud so much because of you! What a tough Lady you are, damn Simon! You’re lucky! :D

    7 years ago
  11. Thank you for the hard work…
    Yea… I’ve done subbing myself and it definitely takes huge loads of time…
    Not to say u need to cut and edit the video too…
    Definitely a really speedy but good job if u ask me.

    7 years ago
  12. What’s not to love about him! Regardless of what he or others say he’s extremely cute! Now, I love me some kpop boy bands but its awesome to have artist like him around. There’s no need for crazy clothes or videos or dance moves when it comes to him. All you need is that amazing voice and smile (omg fan girl moment!) after seeing this interview I love him even more! He seems like such a sweet guy. How lucky that you guys got to hang with him!
    P.s the intro was great! It was cool of him to play along ^__^

    7 years ago
  13. The thing I like the most about K.Will is his innocence and honesty. He’s a truly amazing singer and wins my American heart all the way. Watching this interview confirms in me that he is a truly awesome and funny person who deserved his EYK award, no question, and will go far with his passion and talent for sure! Keep sharing your love and passion K.Will!!!

    7 years ago
  14. I love K. Will because he’s different from other kpop idols. The fact that he is a solo artist even makes him even more different. Many of the kpop groups and singers do agyeo and other things that get boring after watching many that look the same. K. Will has interesting music videos and like Ailee, they are true talented singers who can actually sing.

    7 years ago
  15. K.Will is Music.
    I love his strong presence on the stage, even if he is one, it’s as if a lot of K.Will are singing on the stage. His voice is simply wonderful. Is it possible for a person have this amazing voice? Yes, with K.Will this is possible.
    And now, with this song, I can appreciate the Spring more!

    7 years ago
  16. This was a great interview and the intro/epilogue were so so so funny.

    I’m not really good with names so I was surprised to find out that a video I really liked: “Please Don’t…” was by K.Will, maybe because he wasn’t in the video so that I didn’t recognize the “singer/main character”? It’s too bad that he isn’t in his own videos. I did really like “Love Blossom” as well. He was at least in his own teasers this time. I can see that he has a fair bit of make-up on him (for acne scarring?) but I think that even Korean beauty perfectionists would have a hard time finding fault with the made-up version of his face. Get over it already. His wiki page says he can dance, it would be interesting to see him do that in a video. He also looks more….hmmm….what’s the word……friendly? and less machine-like even in his perfected state and perhaps this is why his fans adore him so. The announcement video, kpop chart update, and KMM gave me the impression that his looks and not being in his own videos would be talked about more in the interview but I guess that he had to stick to the company line on that one. Ah well.

    Martina certainly looked peppy in the sticker booth, I guess that even if you’re not feeling well, it’s fun to look forward to that part ^_^. I did find that the side view of K.Will on the couch seemed a little out of focus and there was a largish finger smudge on the lense of the camera while in the sticker booth but I’m sure you knew that and neither had much of an impact on the overall enjoyment of the video.

    Cyber_3 – hopes that you are only mildly inundated with “nasty” questions for next time to catch the guest off guard – LOL!

    7 years ago
  17. So, because I love K.Will, I’m entering on a bunch of different platforms. :P My comment is too long to post on youtube (hehe), so here it is! To make sure I’m subscribed though, my account is KAZ1167. You guys actually picked my indie video request a few months ago (the MC Sniper song) so that’s one way to check my account and see that I’m subscribed to you guys!

    Obviously, K.Will has a fantastic voice and I, personally, find him attractive. But one of the things I find so compelling about his work is how innovative he is, both with his songs and his music videos, for being a mainstream KPop celebrity now. Love Blossom, for example, is so refreshing to listen to across both Kpop and American pop, based on it’s light, jazzy, upbeat-pop style. His music isn’t just one-note pop and I honestly find myself unable to skip his songs when the come up in my iTunes shuffle. :P And his videos never disappoint. Love Blossom? Hilarious. Please Don’t? BRILLIANT. I also really respect his decision to convey such a complex story line in a kpop video with “Please Don’t”. You don’t typically get deep, meaningful story lines in Kpop videos and he really took a risk in picking that plot rather than using a hackneyed boy/girl story. It was so clever and intelligent! I think too, that a big reason I’m a fan was his response video to winning a golden spudgy! Haha. But seriously. He didn’t have to make a response video to winning the award, but he took the time to craft one for all the fans who voted for him. HOW AWESOME IS THAT? :) Also, that outfit he was wearing during the interview was hella snazzy. Props to anyone that makes a blue suit, check shirt, and paisley tie work.

    7 years ago
  18. K.Will is devilishly handsome ;)

    7 years ago
  19. Magdas S

    Why do i love Kwill? Let me count the ways!

    He likes simon, martina, and spudgy.

    Hes smart (only one who doesn’t get on the scary rickety dangerous spinning ride of doom in his last video,)

    He likes ice-cream

    He has a gorgeous voice and face.

    He was nice enough to thank you guys with a video.

    His hat is COOL!

    7 years ago
  20. Wow K.will is so easy going and comfortable in this interview. You guys are awesome at making people feel like if you’ve known each other for a long time. K.will looks so handsome just standing there during the bloopers at 0:45. He is attractive in many ways. From charming to style of dressing. I totally melted on the “Te Quiero” part. K.will is simply my one and only favorite solo singer. I love how his voice ranges from deep to high. Ex: When he did a cover of mariah carey’s songs and boyz II men. He’s just so awesome! His music is so uplifting. People look at me like I’m crazy when I’m smiling while listening to his songs. I actually spend hours with his songs on replay. His romantic voice makes me watch any drama he osts’ for. I’m glad to be a fan of such a great singer. I think I’ll go crazy the day he gets a gf or gets married. Sigh*

    Thank you guys (Simon and Martina + eatyourkimchi staff) for making it possible for fans to get closer to their idols.

    PS: I noticed you guys were wearing slippers, If I were you guys, I’d the ones he used and put then on a shelf with a sign saying “K.Will wore these! do not touch” =P

    7 years ago
  21. ;A; don’t be sad k.will ,we can form a duo so you don’t have to be lonely anymore :)

    7 years ago
  22. Great interview!! Lol the intro was fantastic (and so was his original teaser!)
    Of course I watched it with my family, and afterwards my dad asked me to show him ‘Please Don’t’.
    Then, after we saw Please Don’t, he asked to see the KMM for it – which doesn’t exist. And he was shocked!! xD

    Hahaha I bet you never expected to get a ‘Y U NO REVIEW’ from a 60 year old Caucasian dad :p

    7 years ago
  23. I will also post the question in your TL;DR segment. >_<

    7 years ago
  24. he isnt very showy or in other words he doesnt show himself off like some people might and his music is really smooth and easy to listen to. hes aweeeeesssssooooommmmemeeeee!!!!!!!

    7 years ago
  25. Oh my goodness gracious! I love K.Will so much because his songs have so much emotion, and it’s also relateable to international fans as well. His voice is just absolutely amazing! Also, his music actually targets something that everyone has gone through, and isn’t similar to other artists in the K-Pop industry, and I really admire that about him. ^-^ Thank you SO MUCH for interviewing him and giving us a chance to win his CD. Love you, Simon and Martina! :DD

    7 years ago
  26. Ris

    This was such a fun interview. I love that K.Will was down for the funny intro sequence. His management may have approved the questions, but he still seemed so candid. I like that he gave his us a glimpse at the person behind the star. Thanks to the whole EYK Crew for all the hard work in getting this out so quickly!

    I know I’m going off-track here, but I have to thank you, Simon and Martina, for turning around my opinion on “Please Don’t…” Although I liked the song (omg, his voice!), I was less than impressed with the video. After watching Reply 1997, having Seo In Guk’s character in the MV be the one in love with his guy friend just felt fan-service-y. But after hearing your guys’ review, I thought more about my reaction and realized I should be giving the MV major props for being so thematically gutsy.

    That said, “Love Blossom” grabbed me immediately. Such a catchy song and fun music video!

    Anyway, thanks, Simon and Martina. And K.Will fighting! Hope to see him act in – and live through – his next music video!

    7 years ago
  27. I’ve been too busy with school that I didn’t notice the interview was uploaded. -__- I waited so long. Now I’m debating on completing my hw or watching this first. Gahh! I’ll be back in a bit =P

    7 years ago
  28. I love K.Will’s music because he just works super duper hard to get recognized since he is not a pop singer in a group. I AM A FREAKING HUGE BALLAD LOVER!
    And his voice is ONE OF A KIND yo~ I.LOSE.MY.PANTS. every time I listen to his songs! It’s this softness in his voice that I love^^ He’s one of those rare singers that has true vocal talent~
    I’ve actually heard him sing live & it sounded EXACTLY like it is recorded! It was crazy! IAlmostFaintedNoJoke! I got too excited…I’ve been a huge supporter for a long time now^^ K.Will is my #1 ultimate bias for the reason of his voice, music, personality, looks so thank you for doing this interview!
    -케이윌’s wife^^

    7 years ago
  29. Oh my gosh.. K.Will is sooooooo funny!His face when Martina talked about Simon in the shower, He was like ‘wait,, what?! huh?’ AHAHAHAH I died. Anyway, I love K.Will because he is a unique artist, he has an amazing voice and he and he is original!! I admire him because he is popular for his music and originality, not just his looks.

    7 years ago
  30. I never imagined something would take my attention away from staring lovingly at K.Will and then in the middle of watching this for the second time I noticed the Doctor Who adipose in the background! OH MY GARD! I want one of those! K.Will can just steal your’s and bring it to me, that’ll work just great! XD

    7 years ago
  31. Loved the interview! Thank you everyone who contributed into making it happen!! :D

    I first knew of K.Will from the program Immortal Song 2, which is a show I watched when I first got into kpop and honestly watched because of FTIsland’s Hongki. After weeks of watching the show for the idols I liked, K.Will became a fixed guest and I immediately loved him! His personality was so funny, cool, and awkward (hehe) and his voice and performances were amazing!! He was able to pull off many different styles and even dance unexpectedly well! I couldn’t help but groove to his jazz songs, be serenaded by his R&B songs, and melt by his ballads. He is truly an amazing artist whom I have grown to love! He still remains my favorite solo artist of Korea. ^^

    Youtube Account: MNKYMNKYMNKY

    7 years ago
  32. What I like most about him is his nice voice. He just sounds so
    friendly! I just can’t help but like people with friendly voices AND his
    music is always beautifull. His MV’s are also THE most interesting to
    watch because they have a plot.
    And last but not least he’s a genuily nice guy and I like him :)

    forgot to post my youtube name: ZeroZafira

    7 years ago
  33. I love how K.Will seems so nice and that he even thinks about his international fans and that’s really amazing. I think kpop artists should be like this too. my youtube username is Sheepyangel.

    7 years ago
  34. Shamelessly copying from my youtube comment – Well I know I’m probably with the 80 million other people who say his singing, but specifically what really strikes me is how he reaches for the higher notes. I find that it stands out for me compared to others as it’s a climb, not like he suddenly got kicked in the family jewels. Just feels related to how we talk in that we’ll heavily emphasis the words we want noticed. So, it has different layers of subtlety (and not so subtle moments) that doesn’t disconnect from the lyrics. Kind of nice to not have that “Aaaaaeeeeyyyyyy” thrown in. I also do kind of like the fact he’s not in the videos as it is easier to concentrate on the plot set up in the MVs. Otherwise I’m distracted looking for him haha.

    7 years ago
  35. I love that K.Will is a beautiful person. Not just physically (although he seriously is) but the way he speaks, holds himself and sees things is truly beautiful. And he seems to be humble and have a good sense of humour. Can’t go wrong with that

    7 years ago
  36. What I like most about him is his nice voice. He just sounds so friendly! I just can’t help but like people with friendly voices AND his music is always beautifull. His MV’s are also THE most interesting to watch because they have a plot.
    And last but not least he’s a genuily nice guy and I like him :)

    7 years ago
  37. My favorite thing about K.will is definitely his wonderfully powerful and amazing voice and his humor. ;D In addition to the way he goes about everything with a smile and how he never lets anything bother him. Even though his company doesn’t put him in his own video because he “isnt up to kpop standards in terms of looks,” he never lets it bother him and just laughs it off. I of course think his company is being completely ridiculous and that he looks extremely hansome and sweet and has a very michael buble vibe. Overall K.will is a fantastic musician and person and i love his music <33333 Saranghaeyo oppa <3333 Hwaiting!!!!!!
    youtube username: Jennifer Chiem

    7 years ago
  38. I love your guys’ intros. They’re so funny! =D

    And I think it’s crap that some say K.Will isn’t that attractive. Sure there are other Kpop artists who are more attractive than him, but he’s still a really attractive man! Well, at least in my standards. :)

    7 years ago
  39. I think the way you guys conduct interviews is so fun! XD the idols always seem to be enjoying themselves, and it seems much more comfortable than the kinds of interviews you see on TV. ;v;

    7 years ago
  40. I don’t understand how people can say he’s not attractive. I think he’s beautiful. Besides, it’s his voice that counts anyway, right?

    Speaking of his voice, OH MY GOSH HOW CAN HE BE SO AMAZING?!

    Youtube username: breakingmyheart43
    What I like most about K.Will is that he’s so humble and sweet, his voice is phenomenal, and he always connects with his songs, and his fans. I know how the emotion in Please Don’t feels like, because I’m in that situation right now.

    WARNING, LONG SAP STORY INCOMING;

    I met him at the college. I was the first to meet him out of everyone in our group, actually. It’s almost cliche, but it was definitely “love at first sight.” Unfortunately, he started dating one of my friends, who I have known for six years. I tried not to hang out with them. Looking at them hurt too much. I went through a really dark time during this. It was late at night, I couldn’t sleep, I felt like I was going mad. I took a razor and started destroying things in my room. I came out of that, though. And I pretended like nothing was wrong. Two months later, they broke up. I felt this small hope inside of me that maybe, just maybe, he’d notice me. He already knew how I felt. But then, a few weeks later, he started dating my best friend of seven years. They’ve been together for six months now, I think. And they’re so obviously in love that it hurts. It hurts because I still have feelings for him, even now, almost a full year after I met him and fell for him. It hurts because I’m so glad that my best friend is finally in a happy relationship, but it happens to be with the one I love. It hurts so much more because she’s my best friend and therefore always wants to hang out with me, but every time we meet up, she brings him, and they’re always so lovely-dovey. I keep trying to…not love him. I keep hoping that my heart will change for someone else, someone who WILL love me. And I really hope it’s soon.

    7 years ago