Kpopmap joined NU’EST for their 5th mini-album, “CANVAS” comeback showcase!
Having 6 months past since their latest comeback, NU’EST have returned better than ever with more refined charisma for their all new mini-album, “CANVAS” with the title track “Love Paint (every afternoon)”. With spectacular visuals and performances, the Cartoon-Idols (idols who look like they just jumped out of mangas) have returned with better than ever music.
In order to bring the L.O.V.Es one step closer to the NU’EST boys, we present a brief yet fulfilling coverage of the boys’ latest showcase! The showcase was held on August 29, 2016 at Yes 24 Live Hall in Seoul. The boys performed their title track “Love Paint” and sub-track “Thank You”, as well as held a time for photos and interviews.
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With much time and preparation that has gone into the new album, NU’EST is back to steal your hearts and paint them with love! Here are the 12 things only found at a NU’EST showcase.
NU’EST’s “CANVAS” Showcase
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1. LOVE CARTOON
The boys are as if they just popped out of a romance manga book. The boys return with dreamy visuals and stunning performances. As they took time for a photo time, they each posed in their own manga prince poses. It was undeniable that you’d fall right into their charms through their latest comeback.
2. LOVE REN
We’ve always known the maknae to be unique without of this world visuals. Many mistake the idol for a girl – he’s considered prettier than a girl – but the pretty flower boy lost much of his feminicity, and instead returned with an ethreal presence. All throughout the showcase, Ren showed a one of a kind charm that could only defined as “Ren”.
3. LOVE PAINT
The NU’EST boys stand for new New Establish Style Tempo for a good reason. During their performance of their title track, “Love Paint”, the charisma was off the charts. With kalgunmu on point combined with unwavering vocal skills, NU’EST truly came back with their teeth gritted in determination for their upgraded stage. We don’t doubt that the track will be on the autumn playlist for all the K-Pop lovin’ girls.
4. LOVE SMOOTH
During the performance of the NU’EST’s title track, “Love Paint”, one word came to mind. Smooth. The boys’ choreography was as smooth and slick as the satin shirts that they wore. With such flow in their sultry routines, you can’t help but be mesmerized by each members’ stage charms. We occasionally found ourselves gazing at the idols who looked like our dreamiest fantasies come to life. We may have drooled a bit.
5. LOVE THANK YOU
Besides their incredible performance and stage manners, the boys took our hearts away with their live performance of the sub-track, “Thank You”. It was hard to decipher who was the main vocalist – each member had remarkable talent and vocal skills. It could be argued as unmatched among other idols. NU’EST’s live performance is definitely worth watching live when the opportunity arises.
6. LOVE BAEKHO
R&B soul down to the core of his bones. Baekho’s voice during their performance of “Thank You” sounded even better than the studio version. From the live performance, the audience could literally feel the actual emotions he pours into the song. Baekho is truly one of the best idol vocalists to keep an eye out for!
7. LOVE MUSIC
The boys tried their hands at composing for the new album, which could be seen as a continuation from their past February album, “Q Is”. Every member took their hands at writing lyrics for the tracks in their new album. The most special written song for the boys would be “Love Paint”, where every member took part in conveying their story. The NU’EST boys wished to solidify their own color as NU’EST. With a future base and R&B combination, NU’EST showcased their own deep serenity color. It appears the boys are truly becoming more of an artist than simply idols.
8. LOVE TIME
The concept for the new album is Time. Each track was created with a specific time of day set in mind. The track fits perfectly with what you should be listening to at what time of the day. The NU’EST boys want you to wake up to the voices of MinHyun and JR with “Daybreak”. Continue the morning with “R.L.T.L”, and greet the most active part of the day with “Love Paint”. Then cool down at night with “Thank You”, and finally, say goodnight with “Look”.
9. LOVE DANCE
Much to the theme of Pledis Entertainment, the boys even made their own choreography. JR took the stage to introduce us to the 3 main point dances to “Love Paint” – the Birth Stone dance, the Kiss dance, and the Connection dance. The Birth Stone dance features the boys interacting with the back ground dancers as the idols grab the fist of the dancers that look like birth stones. The second dance melts the hearts of all NU’EST fans as the idols blow a sexy kiss into the crowd. Lastly, the Connection dance is a hand routine of intricate design that is the epitome of their connecting flow-like choreography.
10. LOVE FAMILY
It couldn’t be helped that the subject of being compared to their younger brothers, SEVENTEEN, was brought into light at the showcase. However, the NU’EST boys shut down any rumors of jealousy and accusations that Pledis prefers the younger brothers. BaekHo took the mic to fully explain how they all felt as a family in Pledis, with each artist cheering each other on. He continued to explain how each group gains synergy from each other, helping each other improve. In terms of any comparison, NU’EST explained that they have such a different concept than their younger brothers, so they feel a comparison aside from healthy rivalry is unneccessary.
11. LOVE COMEBACK
Considering that their new “CANVAS” album was a continuation of their previous album, “Q Is”, we asked NU’EST about their plans for the rest of the series. The leader, JR, took the mic to explain that they had only discussed the series up to the current album. The boys appeared to have put their all into this album. MinHyun expressed his wish for this album to help continue their momentum to continually comeback with better music.
12. LOVE NU’EST
Ren took the time to reflect back on what it means to be a NU’EST member. The idol expressed how he hopes that the team will be able to continue on strong with an unbreakable bond. When asked what kind of team he wished to be, Ren mentioned how he dreams that the boys will be able to bond even stronger together like Big Bang.
Paint your heart with NU’EST’s love through their all new comeback!
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