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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. K.Will is devilishly handsome ;)

    7 years ago
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Hello everyone,

    First I would like to say that I really love Simon and Martina. I look forward to watching your video’s and they always make me smile. I would like to ask a favor though to all the nasties. I am currently a graduate student doing a research project on why people like celebrities. I have a quick 6 question survey that would require no identifying information from you. If you are willing to help me just check out the link herehttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FG2R6DR. It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!

    7 years ago
  11. freakin loved the cheesy intro :)

    7 years ago
  12. I absolutely love his voice and I really like that even though he is very talented he is so humble. Keep up the good work k.will. And thanks so much eyk crew for bringing in such awesome talent and for introducing us to great kpop and indie groups! I honestly don’t know what I would do without fabulous kpop music to listen to. Now I’m going to get some gelato.

    7 years ago
  13. Hello everyone,

    First let me say that I love Simon and Martina and always look forward to your videos. I have a favor to ask everyone. I am a currently a graduated student doing research on the reasons people like celebrities and have a quick 6 question survey that I would love if people could fill out. Don’t worry you don’t have to tell me any identifying information. Here is the link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FG2R6DR. Thank you to anyone who is willing to help.

    7 years ago
  14. 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
  15. What I like about k.will is that he has such passion and emotion when he sings… You can really get into the beat and mood of the music while listening to his songs ^^

    His songs are completely unique and really catchy, while his MVs are compelling, because they all have their own distinct concept. I also like how his songs and MVs match,instead of contrasting, because sometimes i watch MVs that have no relation to the song what so ever..

    Anyways, lastly he is a really gifted singer ^-^

    7 years ago
  16. K.Will’s music complements his singing in many ways. I think his singing style is very unique compared to other Kpop singers out there.Also in addition to his music, the MV’s that go along are very interesting and make me love him and his music that much more. Whether he has his videos or not his voice is very powerful and moving and that is what keeps me coming back for more.(lets not forget his good looks!)

    7 years ago
  17. Why do you guys want me to say why I love him? I love him becase how the heck do you not love K.Will?! I may sound a bit teatrical here, but his voice… how can I explain what his voice does to me? I could hear him for years without stopping and never get tired of it… and when he said “te quiero” and “je t’aime” *-* gooooosh!!!! I could hear those single lines with his voice forever <3 He's so freaking talented, and sweet, and though some may not find him attractive, I think that's what makes him even more valuable: he has earned a name for his skills, not for his looks (although his smile…asdfghj)

    7 years ago
  18. MG

    I really love his dimples! His voice is beautiful he has so much talent. He seems really nice. And really prepared he didn’t stumble on any of the questions very professional. I love his voice and he seems to have very interesting videos that tell a story. I’ve always loved videos that tell me stories , that make me cry or laugh and think or even have a social statement to make to their audiences. I also think KWill is very handsome and should act in his videos. I don’t care if I win even tho I’d love one of his CDs. I wanted to come on here to Encourage Kwill to appear in his next or future videos In this international fans mind and heart You K Will are very handsome and I miss seeing your face in your videos, but love to see you on your stage performances like Inkigayo where I can see you sing. Thank you for coming on EYK to talk to us international fans. And Thank you Simon and Martina for bringing this to us.

    you tube: Maribelle Garcia

    7 years ago
  19. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT K-WILL would be his super amazing voice… He is one of my favorite Soloist apart from Lee Hi… His voice just gives me the chills as he conveys so much emotion in all of his songs and I hate it that he doesn’t come out as the Lead in none of his videos because he should … He is super Handsome and Amazing and HOT lol… This video helped me now more about him and his personality and I love the beginning haha to funny … YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING AND LUCKY TO MEET HIM AND HE IS LUCKY TO HAVE MEET YOU GUYS LOVE YOU GUYS

    7 years ago
  20. What I love about K.Will is that he doesn’t sound super kpop-y. Yes, there are the regular pop beats in some of his songs, but they always have a small jazz touch to them or are just happy sounding. I love it! Plus, it’s super amazing how he got to be with you guys! :D He’s a nasty xD

    7 years ago
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. On a totally unrelated note from my last post, I also wear the same jewelry almost every day and feel weird if I don’t. I’ve had three of the same rings for four or five years now.

    7 years ago
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Obviously K.Will has an incredible voice. But I seriously don’t get the non-handsome thing. He is so handsome! 내 스타일이에요! And he seems like such a sweetheart. I know he’ll probably never come to Canada, but when I go to Korea I will make sure to take in a K.Will performance and will make sure to have a huge fan sign, cheer really loud and shower him with lots of Canadian love.

    7 years ago
  32. What I like about KWill:

    The Voice:

    He has a really interesting timbre …. like you can recognize his voice from thousands. It’s quite unique! I remember when I first heard him sing on Immortal Song 2, the Vocalist special edition. He really captured my ears although to be honest at that moment *forgive me, Kwill oppa* I liked more Wheesung’s stage. Anyway, his voice was stuck in my head for a while.

    The thing with KWill in my opinion is that he has such a great ability to convey the feelings and the emotion of the song, whether it’s sadness, loneliness or happiness and the sweetness of falling in love. Good vocals are nothing if you can’t touch people hearts, but when you have both, like KWill, it’s WWWWOOOOOWWWW, Fantastic Baby (sorry for my VIP burst )!

    The Person:

    Unlike idols who go on so many variety shows, you can hardly see KWill on a TV show, even more when you don’t live in Korea and you have to be satisfied with what people post on the Internet , and more important what people sub … So yeah, the hard life of an international fan! Still, from the little time he was on IS2 I could see he is quite playful as he jokes both with his colleagues and his fans. From what I could see, I love his relation with the public, how he manages the stage and how he can bring together people of all ages. He’s a great artist!

    Having KWill answer my question was such a great gift for me, it is a moment I would never forget, a moment that I would tell my grandchildren about … seriously! And I gotta thank Simon & Martina for giving us the chance to know more about KWill, it was a great interview!!! Last thing, I’m happy to see that more and more kpop fans start to listen more to soloists like KWill and step outside the idol bubble for a moment (not saying that the bubble isn’t wonderful, full with bananas and puffy bunnies. I like the bubble myself! ;) But there are so many great voices that international fans are missing on :( ).

    This post is becoming tooooooo long! TL;DR KWill is a great artist and he deserves all the love in the world, so please

    K Will’s music 많은 사랑해요!

    Lavinia
    From Romania

    7 years ago
  33. I must say he’s one snappy dresser! Seriously awesome style. Great interview as per usual :)

    7 years ago
  34. Daesung and K.Will really do look alike! No wonder I love them and adore them both :)

    7 years ago
  35. This was a great interview (and Martina you did a great job considering you were sick). I LOVED your into so much because his teaser for his MV was so awesome.

    I think one of my favourite things about K-Will is that he seems to be genuinely surprised that we love him so much. It sort of translates into some great self-deprecating wit (which you could see on his CSI interview where he interviewed himself), and an adorable humble take on the idol scene. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2lLTyi387Y

    And I think it’s silly that people don’t appreciate his handsome and unique look, and he has that gorgeous voice to boot. K.Will hwaiting!

    7 years ago
  36. Love the end! “K.Will wait you forgot your golden spudgy…” lol 2 funny. This was an awesome interview yay! ^^

    7 years ago
  37. Thank you so much for interviewing him~ he’s so awesome! >_< I've loved him ever since "러브119" because his voice is so captivating! It's so exciting to see him on your website!

    7 years ago
  38. I love this intro so much! I was wondering what you guys thought about his teaser :PP And I love K.Will’s music because he’s got this jazzy passionate vibe that a lot of korean pop doesn’t have. And he seems super sweet :) Great interview guise! We love you K.Will and you’re a beautiful man so Starship Ent., put him in his own MVs yo!

    7 years ago
  39. I LOVE LOVE LOVE his voice and how he turns all his music into his own wonderful style. I like both the song and the M/V and I wish that he can apear in his own video more without dying after a minute. Hope you do well K. Will, Fighting!! Saranghayo!!!

    7 years ago
  40. Into was priceless. K.will has a angelic and unique voice. Simply exquisite. Every time I listen to his music, I swear I get goosebumps. Its pleasing to everyone ears. His lyrics are very meaningful and deep. He is an awesome musician. I just think that he needs to start appearing in his music videos more ;D Continue to shine and dazzle us with your warm, soothing voice and phenomenal talent Oppa!

    7 years ago