MACG Magazine is proud to share this series of interviews conducted with various artists who contributed to “Winter Dreams”, a project celebrating South Korea and its hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Click here for streaming and lyrics video. The interview series is presented in English and Hangul where necessary.
MACG Magazine (MM): What was your inspiration for your song/this project?
HEO (H): 승자가 되지 못한 선수들의 열정과 고뇌.
The enthusiasm and agony of the players who have not become winners.
MM: What does this project mean to you?
H: 기념비적인 컴필레이션에 멋지고 젊은 음악가들과 함께 참여한 것.
We (were able to) participate in this monumental compilation with wonderful young musicians.
MM: How does this body of work compare to previous works?
H: 원래 어두운 음악을 하기도 하지만, 승리하지 못한 선수들을 생각하며 진중하게 작업했어요, 결과적으로 처절하게 무거운 사운드가 되어버렸네요.
We usually do make music with dark tones, but this time I thought about the players who did not win and tried to approach it with such seriousness. As a result, the sound turned out to be the heaviest.
MM: What do you hope the fans take away from this project?
H: 추운 겨울의 가슴 뜨거운 BGM이 되면 좋겠어요.
We hope it becomes a heartwarming background music against the cold winter.