SEVENTEEN has blown up in U.S promotion and gained a lot of attention after their performance on The Late Late Show With James Corden.
From choreographing, songwriting, and more, everything is self-produced by these 13 members.
In a Rolling Stone interview, SEVENTEEN members revealed the pressure they face of being self-producing idols. So Rolling Stone asked the members if they felt any burdens and pressure from being titled as “self-producing” idols.
Seventeen is among a handful of groups where the members are active in the production process (Woozi co-wrote all six tracks of ‘; [Semicolon]’ and Hoshi leads choreography). Is there pressure that comes with being known as ‘self-producing idols?’Rolling Stone
Whenever we talk about music, all the members candidly share their opinions and proactively keep the conversation going. Once we start talking, we can go on for hours, and at that moment, we’re genuinely happy. To me personally, and to the team as a whole, this is a precious and meaningful process. We want to continue improving and working hard in the future as well.Vernon
Member Dino shared the story about how self-producing work makes everything more significant despite its difficulties.
It’s really exciting to share our stories with the world through our music and the process is very meaningful to us. Though it’s not always easy, we’re very thankful, because it’s a rewarding experience that we’ll fondly look back on one day as a good memory. We’re especially grateful to our CARATs (the official name of Seventeen’s fandom) who always listen to and enjoy our music.Dino
When Hoshi was asked about his creation process, he talked about the key factor they prioritize before performing.
K-pop groups are known for bringing a visual component to a song’s lyrics with choreography. Hoshi, as performance unit leader, what is your creation process?Rolling Stone
The visual element is a key factor we prioritize when planning our performances. We try to visually interpret the energy and atmosphere unique to each song using our movements, and we approach each song in a different way while taking its genre into consideration.Hoshi
Dino talked about the unique concept they bring to make their performances look original.
We think about the different concepts we want to show, and what we can do to make our performance more refreshing and original.Dino
The group also recetly perform for The Kelly Clarkson Show on January 13.