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1st anniversary party
(Dani Dani cake, doljanchi, message)
Paper airplane VCR
Do you remember how things went a year ago today?
Wow, it really has been a long year, but it’s amazing how vividly I can remember things. I really worked hard on “What are you up to” and “Intro (Through the night)”, which I performed. Once I was preparing for “What are you up to”, I kept asking myself, “Would my DANITY really like this?” I can still feel that excitement I felt a year ago.
The stage looked like a river of flowing paper, when it turned from a black and white footage symbolizing your debut a year ago, to your own vivid colors representing you today. I heard you spent a lot of sleepless nights thinking about that opening stage.
I wanted to present our past memorize in a pretty way, so I was trying to find my own way of expressing a sense of nostalgia and excitement at the same time. I hope the following performances I’m about to give can make everyone happy.
How are Rooney, Peter, Ori and Zhang-Ah doing?
They’re doing very well. Right now, Rooney and Peter are living with my grandparents on my mother’s side at their new place, which they moved in just recently. Fortunately, my grandparents love my cats, so they’re having a great time in their new home. I got them on a video call a few days ago, but I don’t think they recognized me. It’s been a while since I saw them. I call their names “Hey Rooney, hey Peter”, but they never respond to that, and if I make a weird sound, it might feel strange, so…
Can you tell us the three things we should keep an eye out for today?
1. I took photos for an art book in a place that looked a lot like an intimate theater. But, I didn’t have my DANITY, so I posed like I was waiting for my DANITY. The art book will be here soon. But unlike other normal art books, this one has a storyline.
2. If you look at the title here, it has a candle, right? It represents everything about DANITY and myself over the past year. That’s what the word “DAN1TYST” means to me. It’s a party to celebrate our first anniversary!
3. Now, if you look at my second mini album, MAGENTA, you’ll notice how it’s burning like the color you see on the edge of the sun. And it has a serene and comforting element that keeps it neat and simple. Personally, I wanted to express the beginning and end of summer with this album. I took part in writing the lyrics for five of the six songs in this album. Simon Dominic, Jamie, YUMDDA, and Dvwn worked with me, which meant a lot to me, and that made this album so much better. That’s why people aren’t really sure what to expect. For example, “What kind of style can we expect from a collaboration between YUMDDA and Kang Daniel?” unique music style with, which is why the music sounds so characterful and different.
You said your relied on your diary for color on me, so where did you get inspiration for this album?
To be really honest with you, I learned a lot over the past year, which has gone by in a blur. I experienced a lot, so I got a lot of ideas from what I went through last year. Additionally, movies I saw were very helpful, but I didn’t focus on one particular object for this album. I tried very hard to reflect as many of those things as possible in my lyrics this time.
Jung Dongyoon: I have been his (Kang Daniel) manager for 9 months. DANITY members say he is puppy-like, but actually he is a perfectionist. He is not just puppy-like.
(When I see Daniel) He’s always smiling and happy. Thankful for even small things. That makes him a happier man than others. So, people around him feel so comfortable and happy to work with him.
Seo Youngjun: He’s trying to be perfect at an obsessive level. Feels like he doesn’t tolerate a single mistake about himself. I admire him for that. And I’m learning from him as well.
If we want to express the word “charisma” as a person, it will be Kang Daniel.
Even on a really busy schedule, he performs perfectly on the stage. It makes us feel really proud and fulfilled. We can’t help but feel happy.
Kim Ingyoo: To show a perfect figure, even when practicing choreography, he keeps on working without eating anything. I think he won’t be easily enticed.
We have practiced and prepared for various performances together as well as appeared on the same stage. Those moments were fun, enjoyable and happy rather than difficult.
Andy Won: He’s got a lot of ideas. He’s kind of like an idea bank. He’s like a genius.
Artist Kang Daniel. Human Kang Daniel. He has two distinct sides. He has both of them at the same time, so it makes him more attractive and makes the people around the artist happy.
Kim Jihyun: I’ve watched him while working with him on various advertisements, shootings, and promotions. He’s an artist who considers the process as important as the result. So, he values every process to be able to get good results. It feels like he’s sparkling at every moment? Nothing but Pro Kang!!!
Because he does everything perfectly and passionately, the shooting results come out so pretty. Looking at such results, we are proud and happy too.
Do you remember what you grabbed for your first birthday as a baby?
I don’t quite remember what I grabbed back then, but I think it’s a pencil. That doesn’t mean I studied a lot, but I really liked drawing things. And I want to write things for the songs I’m going to release things in the future.
What kind of message from DANITY recharges you?
I feel the best and energized when people tell me good things about my music. Personally, I really love the songs on this album. This album reflects my personal preferences heavily.
It’s time to give all of our DANITY with us today a thank you gift.
I thought long and hard about what kind of gift would make everyone happy, and I came up with this special thank you message.
To DANITY: DANITY, you made me who I am today. Words simply can’t capture how much I appreciate you, and I want to be with you for a long, long time! Thank you, DANITY!!
Tell us a little more about “Waves”.
Well, first of all, the song “Waves” itself really highlights a glamorous performance and a striking image. As you saw in the music video, we used a large set, and we took a lot of time getting the sensual and visual aspects, including my accessories and suits. And we were able to produce a more energetic and distinct music video because of Simon Dominic and Jamie, who featured and appeared in this project.
Can you tell us what this meant for you today?
Above all, I want to thank all of our DANITY from all over the world from the bottom of my heart and thank you for taking the time to celebrate the first solo debut anniversary. I’ll never forget the memories we made today, the caring comments, and the love you sent me. I sincerely hope that I’ve made music you can all like. I will become an artist who reciprocates the love of our fans with a variety of different contents.
I really wanted to give our DANITY a night to remember with fun and happy memories tonight, but I’m not sure if I’ve done that. I’ll do my best for this next performance. I will be coming back with the MAGENTA album, so please keep an eye out for me in the following weeks.
It was such a happy first anniversary! Today, I want to say a big thank you to DANITY since we made another beautiful memory together. I really miss you, DANITY. There’s not much time left until we see each other again. So, until then, please keep healthy. I’ll do my best to show you good performances! Thank you always!!