4:21 pm - 01/17/2013

FNC Entertainment to debut "funky" boy band later this year

FNC New Year Photo

In a talk with the company's CEO about their new office building as well as the history of the company, it was revealed that FNC Entertainment will be debuting a new idol band later this year. Calling them free-spirited and funky, the new band is surely expected to hold a different concept from the company's other bands CNBLUE and FT Island.

FNC Entertainment's CEO revealed that "The next band will be more free and inhibited," and "A male band debuting this year leaves the modesty that CNBLUE has. They are a funky band and enjoy themselves well", explaining the differences with their current artists. FT Island is considered to be a dynamic young band with focus on Hongki's vocals, while CNBLUE inhibits a more pop oriented sound.

The concept and idea of a funky, jazzy rock band was already revealed a while ago, when it was discovered that some idol group members had been FNC trainees before appearing in their current groups. It's also rumored that the younger brother of FT Island member Seunghyun, Sehyun, as well as former CNBLUE member Kwangjin might be possible candidates for the line-up of this new upcoming band.

FNC Entertainment is known for its idol bands FT Island and CNBLUE, solo artist and former FT Island member Oh Wonbin and M Signal. They also debuted solo singer Juniel as well as girl group/idol band AOA last year.

Will you be anticipating this new band?

Sources: Koreaboo and Yonhap News
missnothings 17th-Jan-2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
Omg. 2013 is going to be the year of the idol bands. Calling it now.
sora501 17th-Jan-2013 10:38 pm (UTC)
i miss wonbin
meterstandkaart 17th-Jan-2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
Haha, the first thing I thought of was funky as in smelly, ragged.
hellodee16 17th-Jan-2013 11:46 pm (UTC)
idk, do they rly want to debut another band so soon?
how's AoA working out for them...
missnothings 18th-Jan-2013 12:33 am (UTC)
I don't think people really get AOA, cause sometimes they're a girl group, sometimes they're a band.... it just doesn't work. They really just need to be one or the other tbh.
benihime99 18th-Jan-2013 09:38 am (UTC)
They're doing ok
FNC band usually start slowly but their case is a bit different since they didn't start in Japan like the others did and the hybrid thing is not always working.
Most people didn't expect FNC to have a "idol" kind of group
Although I like all the girls I think it would be better to have just the band one and the visuals to actually be actors
b1gay4 17th-Jan-2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
FNC shouldn't have so many bands bc cnblue nd fti are enough after that aoa nd junile fiasco
twinkystar16 18th-Jan-2013 01:03 am (UTC)
he's trying to expand the company
and who's gonna pay for the new building, he need new source of money
b1gay4 18th-Jan-2013 03:09 am (UTC)
but after putting so much worrk into aoa, is it rlly working in his favor? i mean this is only based on my more or less half-assed observation but it seems 2 me like the new singers are costing them more to create than how much $$$ they're actually getting out of it
twinkystar16 18th-Jan-2013 04:04 am (UTC)
aoa is a flop, but not Juniel
her digital sales for illa illa is good, much better than FT Island and Cnblue's combined sales, higher than other established group
and bad man is doing okay too, definitely not nugu status

Edited at 2013-01-18 04:06 am (UTC)
asnindie 18th-Jan-2013 12:00 am (UTC)
I like the sound of the group, but who is the CEO kidding, he'll make their sound in to pop.
oystersauce87 18th-Jan-2013 12:44 am (UTC)
Excited for Sehyun and Kwangjin, if it's true.
twinkystar16 18th-Jan-2013 01:01 am (UTC)
i'm excited for Kwangjin to re-debut, that cutie pie
oh gosh he's been training for like 6 years
i heard he's gonna be the leader
and yay for Sehyun!Seunghyun gonna be excited as well for his lil bro

Edited at 2013-01-18 01:02 am (UTC)
lb_x 18th-Jan-2013 01:31 am (UTC)
I really want to be excited, but AOA disappointed me. "Funky, jazzy rock band" sounds interesting thought.
chunsakuma 18th-Jan-2013 01:56 am (UTC)
They need to debut a female version of CN BLUE first tbh.
krobwell 18th-Jan-2013 02:19 am (UTC)
i hope they sound like ska
sandritablue 18th-Jan-2013 04:59 am (UTC)
He will fail, he needs to focus on FTI, CNBLUE, AOA,Juniel and Msignal first....where in the name of god is MSignal??
The way he describes FTI and CNBLUE is annoying, he puts them in a box when what they want to do in real life is be out of the box, they want to try different sounds...

Edited at 2013-01-18 05:02 am (UTC)
nekohae 18th-Jan-2013 06:44 am (UTC)
stop it FNC, and please focus on what you have now, kthx
benihime99 18th-Jan-2013 09:41 am (UTC)
Too soon
Let's solve the AOA problem first
song_jihyuk 18th-Jan-2013 09:56 am (UTC)
fnc is already that big omg,tears in my eyes :')
___varying 18th-Jan-2013 10:15 am (UTC)
They probably decided that male idol bands are where the money is at. But this might not even be the problem, lol, since AoA might have done better had the members been properly-selected/the group properly-structured.
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