Having just made their comeback with the title track of their new mini album – ‘Shut Up’ in October, UKISS have once again headed down to Singapore, ready to put up an amazing show for their Singapore fans. They landed in Singapore on 18th November, held their exclusive fan sign event at IMM Garden Plaza with 500 KissMes and participated in the ‘The Kings of Freedom’ concert at Bedok Reservoir Park on the following day.
At the fan sign event, UKISS members greeted the fans with a big smile while KissMes welcomed them warmly with a fan cheer – ‘Kiss Me Kiss Me 유키스 x2, 사랑해요’.(Kiss Me Kiss Me UKISS x2 I Love You). The event then proceeded on with a Q&A session.
Who snores the loudest?
Majority of the members pointed their fingers to Kibum. Dongho commented that he once shared a room with Kibum and even imitated him snoring during his sleep.
Kiseop – Small built girls
Kibum – All girls that hold up Kibum placards (laughs)
Eli – All KissMes
Kevin – Girls who smile alot
Where would you go to, for a date?
Soohyun – Namsan Tower, you guys know Namsan Tower? (Fans: Yes!)
Eli – To the beach
Kiseop – Tallest building in Singapore
Kibum – Staying with the girl for the whole day
Dongho – Theme park
UKISS also played games with a few lucky fans. Fans were asked to dance to UKISS’ song – ‘Man Man Han Ni’, guess the member that drank the lemon juice or continue the lyrics of UKISS’ song – ‘Bingeul Bingeul’.
Winners walked away with personal gifts from UKISS members. Kevin and Kibum gave away their perfume with their autograph on the bottle while Alexander gave a self-designed T-shirt.
A surprise birthday party was held for Kevin, whose birthday falls on November 25th, right before the fan sign started. 500 lucky KissMes got their album autographed with their name written on it by the UKISS members.
UKISS held a press conference as well on the same day at Korean Tourism Plaza.
Trip in Singapore so far
Kevin – It is our third visit to Singapore and it has always been really great. We love the city, we love our fans and we’re having a great time so far.
Favourite Dishes in Singapore
Alexander – Chilli crab
Kibum – I like Chicken rice. It’s delicious, hot and spicy.
Kevin – Everytime we come to Singapore, we said that we’ve got to try the chilli crab. We tried it yesterday actually.
Dongho – I have a crab allergy but I like crabs and I ate alot yesterday.
‘Special’ message from the members of UKISS
Kibum – I’ve actually learnt Singlish, so listen! ‘I am really tired la but tonight concert die die can do la, right la.’
Soohyun – Singapore fans so cute la, beautiful la, okay la.
Alexander – Singlish is so easy la, can do la, why cannot la. Very shiok, thank you la!
Message to Singapore fans
Alexander – Please continue to love Kpop, not only UKISS but the whole Kpop and we hope that Singapore, Korea and every country can have a good relationship from now as usual and everybody remember love, respect and understanding is the key point to be one.
Kevin – In Korea, we will be trying our best to impress our fans. Enjoy UKISS and we hope that UKISS will be back in Singapore soon for another fan meet or concert, so please wait for us.
Most awkward member in ‘Shut Up’ MV
They mentioned that everyone was awkward due to the intimate interaction with the female model in the MV however Eli had no NG during filming. Alexander added that Eli did very well. They felt awkward as it was their first time having a beautiful model in their MV and they had to do lots of skinship with her. They felt sorry to all their fans but it came out well eventually.
The inner ‘bad boy’ image
Eli mentioned that they practiced a lot in front of the mirror especially Kevin who tried acting with his eyes to look like a ‘bad boy’. Kevin said that it was hard at first but they had to practice a lot and thank goodness it turned out well. They may look natural on screen but they still feel awkward! Kibum even said ‘you guys don’t know what’s the real UKISS!’ causing an uproar of laughter. UKISS ended off the question by showing off their ‘bad boy image’.
Why ‘Shut Up’ as title song?
Alexander said that they actually received a lot of other songs for the album but ‘Shut Up’ left the most impact on them due to the chorus and that is something that they haven’t tried before.
It was actually a continuation of their previous hit song ‘Man Man Han Ni’. They want to bring out the message that they’re not that easy so please do not overlook them. Now it’s time for all to keep quiet, sit down, listen to UKISS’ music, witness their bad boy image and enjoy.
They ended off their stay in Singapore as the international act for The Kings of Freedom Concert 2010.
UKISS kicked off with their hit song – Man Man Han Ni followed by Mworago, Bingeul Bingeul, a cover of End of the Road by Boyz II Men and their latest song – Shut Up.