Their first new song in half a year. We spoke privately with Tohoshinki about the Japanese version of the title track from their Korean album “Catch Me,” released in September of last year.
--“Catch Me -If you wanna-,” your new theme song for the drama Saki, is a cool dance number. It's dancy and distinctive, and it shows a new side of Tohoshinki. It's a great way to start 2013.
Yunho: The melody line is our easiest to listen to so far. I think dance and formation are crucial features of the song. I really want people to anticipate seeing a performance of it.
Changmin: They really captured the feeling of a body that’s breaking apart in the music video. We really tried our hardest and did our best making it, so I hope you all look forward to it.
-- What have you been up to recently in your downtime?
Y: Recently I’ve been watching movies from the 90s that I like. I watched Forrest Gump again. He has a positive mindand runs towards his dreams. That kind of character energizes me; it’s great.
C: Recently I’ve been getting into plastic models. Some time ago I found a model spaceship from Star Wars and bought it. I’m still in the middle of making it, but I know it can sell for close to ten times the price. I’m starting to understand the depth of plastic models (laughs).
--By the way, what do you two like most about winter?
Y: I’m the type who likes how cold it is in the winter. I love when my friends and I walk down the street and do things like having snowball fights with one another (laughs). After I go home I warm up with tea and feel so happy.
C: I like eating delicious nabe* and taking walks. I love it when I can be warm inside, but breathe in the cool from the outside, too.
--Lastly, do you have any new year’s resolutions for 2013?
Y: To show of a new Tohoshinki in 2013, I want to put all of my effort into doing my best. Then, the new album and tour of course, and a variety of challenges in different fields. I want people to see a new me.
C: Tohoshinki will be doing several activities in 2013 . It would be great to make many great memories with everyone.
*Japanese hot-pot dish.