Super Junior hopes to give people strength through their song
On August 5th, Super Junior finally made their long-awaited comeback on KBS’s ‘Music Bank’. The boys met up with reporters in their waiting room to talk about their hopes for this promotion cycle.
Super Junior began, “Our society is going through such hard times lately…”Leeteuk named some of the issues currently headlining on the news, such as college tuition fees and employment, and went on to say, “I’m scared to even read newspaper articles. There are so many people who are suffering in life and it’s so upsetting. We hope that everyone will listen to ‘Mr. Simple‘ and brush off their worries, if only briefly. We want to be a source of strength for them.”
As such, the song contains positive and uplifting lyrics like, “There are good times and bad, and your performance can rise and fall. It’s okay, because you’re amazing just the way you are.”
Their choreography also contains a ‘point’ where they ‘brush off their stress’ and straighten their shoulders broad and proud.
Leeteuk talked about their own struggles by revealing, “Our digital ranking often rises and falls. We just checked the charts before as well. Every time we go on stage, every time we go in for an interview, we’re always nervous. I think, however, we’ve found a way to control our stress. After appearing on a lot of variety shows, I find myself laughing more. I laugh even when it’s not funny because laughing makes you feel better. I’m overcoming depression with my team.”