That's a wonderful interview by the German kpop forum "Remarkable". Thanks ReBorn and "Remarkable"
for doing such a great interview . After reading this interview you will love ReBorn more and more!!
I'm sure about it ;)

   [110503] Interview with the Korean musician "ReBorn"

Interview by Kimia
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Name: Hoon Cho
Stage-Name: ReBorn
Birthday: 26.01
Birth Place: Inchoen, Korea
Height: 176cm
Melodeep Records
official website:
Twitter: @its_reborn
Cyworld: (personal website)

Your stage name is "Re-Born". Why did you choose this name? What's the meaning behind it?
I was born again since i started to make music. I couldn't concentrate on a thing, not even 30 minitues. But if i start to make music, i don't even notice, how time passes. I don't even go to the bathroom in hours. Sometimes I'm surprised by myself. Music is something really important to me. That's why i call my self reborn since i started music.

Did you always want to become a singer?
No, never. I wanted to be a producer making real good music. I'm still working hard on it.

Why did you decided to be a singer?
I really didn't want to sing. But there was no singer, i liked nearby me. I thought 'what if i sing?'. That's how i started to record a song. It was not bad. (People told me that, i didn't agree though.) Now I'm a singer. Funny huh?

When did you started to do music?
It's been 10 years already. I'm still bad. I need more practice.

Where and how do you write songs? Do you go to your favorite place and wait for inspiration
or do you just have moments of inspiration where you take a pen and write it down?
Mostly in my studio or at home. I have a mobile composing system, so I can make music anytime, anywhere I want. When it's hard to write a song, I go to the Cafe very often (I love coffee sososososo much :) Real Esspresso!!). It's really helpful when i got stuck with a song. Sometimes I get up from bed and run to my laptop. I don't want to miss a sinlge nice melody :D.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
From everywhere, everyone, every feeling. Sorry it's hard to explain. It just pops up suddenly.

You debuted some days ago with your song "You with me". What's the story behind this song?
There's a man who loves a woman. It's been few years they've been going out and they start to loose each other. At this time, the man tries not to break up by telling her their stories from the beginning of their love and what he is going to try, how he's going to keep his word.

You're first mini album "Born to Soul" was also released some days ago. How would you describe the sound and feeling of this album?
I tried to make the songs not too light, not too deep. Every song goes smoothly. I want them to be listened to not just once, not listened few times and than been thrown away. It's very easy to listen and feel, I think.

If you could choose one song out of it, which represents your music, which would it be?

It's really difficult to pick one. They are just like my children (I don't have one though :D). They all have different stories. I can't just pick one sorry ^^;

As a musician what's most important thing for you?
To keep my first intention: never chasing money instead of music.

What's your goal as a musician?
Songs i made, have stories. I want poeple feel what I tried to say with the songs. If there is one person who cries or smiles after listening to my music, I'm done.

Which musicians do you like? who are your idols, your influences?

Actually I don't listen to Korean music, neither the present ones. Musiq child, Craig David, Jamie Fox, there are thousands of artists i like :)

Do you have a philosophy of life or a favorite quote?
Enjoy my life. Love every hour, I have. Don't do, what I wouldn't like if others do it.

What are your interests expect music? what do you do when you don't do music?

I love fishing, snowboarding(only in Winter), playing pool, drinking (I like to talk with friends drunken haha). These days? Replying German fans!!

If you didn't became a musician what would you do now?
Just a salesman? Or a business man? I don't know. I wanted to become a musician since i was a child.

Did you ever thought your songs would have such an impact on german fans?
How could I? Even in Korea. I always think my songs are not that good, not enough to make poeple like them. Friends told me 'your songs are good', but I thought they lied. I never ever thought that it'll be liked over so there so much.

What was your first thought when you found out that you've got so many german fans?

Am I in heaven? Is this a dream? I told my friends about it. They coulnd't believe it. (I didn't even try to explain them because I couldn't believe it either.) Wow...I'll never forget the feeling I had felt at first.

What comes into your mind when you hear "Germany"?

Sososososo surprised. Never felt this before in my life. Shock, good shock. Germans really get me to work hard.

What are your future plans? Any new songs in work?
I'm working on a project album called 'SooDoGwon brothers' which means 'Metapolitan brothers' (with musicians who live around Seoul). It's coming out this July (not fixed yet). This album will be great. I'm so excited about it. And I got lots of tracks already made (only re-recording left). When they are done, I'll publish them as a single. Please enjoy them too :D.

Thanks so much for this interview with us. We'll support you in future too and we're waiting for new music of you! Keep on the great work! Thank you!

You asked me hard questions haha. I'll keep your support and love and I'll pay you back with great songs. Thank you all!

"Danke schon!!!!"
ReBorn's album will be released on itunes on the 20th June. Till then you can buy the album on yesasia or other korean music download sites! Please support him with buying his album!


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