BamBam, “My Korean is good enough for me to live in this society… I write Korean lyrics using translation tools”

BamBam, a member of the group GOT7, showed affection for his first solo full album.

The April 4th broadcast of SBS PowerFM’s “Cultwo Show” featured special DJ Yoo Min Sang as well as BamBam and girl group Billlie as guests.


During the broadcast, BamBam talked about his first solo full album “Sour & Sweet”. He surprised everyone when revealing that he filmed the music video in Athens, Greece.

When Kim Tae Kyun boasted, “BamBam told me to come to Thailand”, Yoo Min Sang said, “I want to go to Greece”. Hearing that, BamBam said, “I have no power there (Greece)”, drawing laughter.

Kim Tae Kyun recalled, “The last time BamBam appeared on ‘Cultwo Show’, he told the whole production team to come to Thailand. He suggested doing a special episode about Thailand”. However, BamBam made everyone laugh as he expressed his disappointment, saying “It’s been four months but no one has contacted me”.


Bam Bam’s album has a total of 8 songs, including the title track “Sour & Sweet” of the same name. When asked about his favorite song, BamBam picked “TIPPY TOE” and explained, “I wrote this song in 2021. This song gives me a sense of attachment because I had been making it for a long time. I tried to write it with a bit of an LA vibe.”

He continued, “‘TIPPY TOE’ means ‘to tiptoe’”, adding, “This word has a lot of meanings. In this song, I wanted to express the feeling of being shy and not knowing what to do in front of the person I like.”

When asked if it was difficult to write lyrics in Korean, BamBam replied, “I look up words in the dictionary and use translation tools a lot”, adding “When I want to use any word or an expression, I ask people around me how to express them in a more Korean way so that they don’t sound too foreign”, drawing admiration


In the meantime, when the group Billlie showed up, Kim Tae Kyun praised, “Haruna is a Japanese member but she speaks Korean so well. She doesn’t sound like a foreigner at all. If you didn’t tell me, I wouldn’t realize that.”

He turned to BamBam and asked, “How long have you been in Korea?”. Bam amazed everyone when he replied, “It’s been about 10 years”.

In response, Kim Tae Kyun and Yoo Min Sang jokingly said, “You still sound a little bit…awkward”. BamBam reacted, “I’m not that smart, my Korean is good enough for me to live in this society. If the other person understands what I say, that’s enough”.

Source: Daum

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