Six-member male group Dalmatian (Inati 30 • Day Day 28 • Dari 27 • Jeesu 21 • Daniel 20 • Youngwon 21) has been gaining popularity as of lately. Last year on September, they made their debut with the digital single ‘Round One’ but didn’t gain the attention they deserved as the skilled group they are. However, after 7 months passed, they are the artists to look out for in reaching the top of the music industry. Dalmatian, who is promoting “The Man Opposed” after releasing their 1st mini album and have ranked within the first half of various music charts. Their member Daniel said, “Now if we walk on the streets, there are people who recognize us. We still have various images we want to show. Please anticipate us even more.”
-The responses to the title song are hot
“When we coincidentally hear our song while walking down a street, we think ‘Ah…we’re being loved.’ Every time that happens, we’re determined to work even harder.” (Inati)
“Not too long ago, the ahjumma (older lady) at a restaurant nearby our dorm knew our song ‘The Man Opposed.’ She even gave us more rice and side dishes. It’s fascinating to think that people know our song.” (Jeesu)
“Lately, there’s a saying we say amongst the members. ‘There is no tomorrow. Today is the greatest moment of my life.’ Since this album could be our last, we promote hard with that motivation.” (Dari)
-You exposed your bodies in the album jacket photos
“When we did the album jacket photo shoot, Youngwon’s body was glowing. His skin is whiter than those who are white. He’s a snowman.” (Daniel)
“Day Day always works out a lot on a regular basis. Even if our schedule ends late at night and we come home late, he still works out. Beyond a six pack, he has an eight pack. Dari also has a good body. That’s why we exposed it confidently.” (Inati)
-Last month, you held a showcase with the release of the mini album.
“It was on February 14th. We were so nervous in having our first debut showcase. It was touching singing in front of many fans.” (Day Day)
“When we were singing the ending song, I felt like I was going to cry. I thought it would be weird if I cried by myself so I held it in. but when the showcase ended and we were wiping off our sweat backstage, my eyes got teary seeing the hyungs. We didn’t say anything as we quietly wiped off our sweat and tears.” (Daniel)
-You also had your first fan signing since your debut.
“We were nervous more than any live stage performance since we get to see our fans up close and talk to them at that spot. My palms were sweaty so I kept letting go of the permanent marker. There’s also a member who spent all night practicing their signature.” (Youngwon)
-Recently on KBS 2TV “Music Bank,” Daniel got hit by Inati’s arm and was bleeding.
“There’s a part in the choreography where I pretend to hit Daniel. However, I couldn’t measure the distance correctly and hit Daniel. I thought I hit him lightly but seeing Daniel’s mouth bleeding, I was really surprised. There was a moment caught where I was surprised on the monitor. I was sorry and I apologized but Daniel said ‘It would have been a bigger issue if I got a nose bleed. Sorry hyung.’” (Inati)
Inati (accidently) slugging Daniel, LIVE BLEEDING
-Your future plans
“Before we released this album, we had a lot of discussion. The members prepared a lot in participating in writing the lyrics as well as composing the songs. Our debut song ‘Round One’ was an introduction This is just the beginning for Dalmatian. We will always be an upgraded Dalmatian each and every day.” (Youngwon)
Source: Ilgan Sports
Translation: BOSS! @ Dalmination
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Ahjummas should be charmed by Day Day's English. FIVE THOUSAND NINE FIFTY HOT PEPPER SAWCE.