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[KpopHerald x TwitterBlueroom] Momoland talks new single, anime and eggs

By Yim Hyun-su

  • Published : Mar 25, 2019 - 16:19
  • Updated : Mar 25, 2019 - 16:19

Friday was Twitter’s birthday, and having released a new album last week it was time for Momoland to go live in the Twitter BlueRoom.

Wearing matching outfits in vivid colors, the seven-piece group filled Twitter Korea’s headquarters in Seoul with its energetic presence pretty quickly, showing no signs of nervousness despite the stream racking up over 450,000 views.

The singers touched on multiple topics during the hourlong conversation, including their favorite foods, their favorite places to go and their beauty routines. But their new album “Show Me” took center stage, and the session kicked off with the video of the lead single, “I’m So Hot.”

When one viewer asked if anything had gone wrong during the filming, Momoland didn’t hesitate to answer.

“Because Hyebin wasn’t good at throwing glitter, we ended up shivering in the cold,” JooE said, prompting Hyebin to laugh shyly.

“There is a scene at the beginning where I throw glitter with a bang. We were filming outside on a set in Namyangju and it was super cold,” Hyebin said.

She added, “I thought I was doing well, but I kept being told by everyone I was doing it wrong. I laughed it off at first but the director got more serious then told me not to laugh.”

Feeling upbeat, the bandmates seized the chance to plug their new release. JooE said “I’m So Hot” is about a relationship that can draw attention wherever you go.

Acknowledging how diverse the audience was, the band greeted fans in multiple languages including Japanese, Thai, Chinese, English and French.

(Momoland's Twitter account)
On a related note, Nayun said it’s always heartwarming to get handwritten letters in Korean from foreign fans.

One fan asked what anime the group was watching, and Yeonwoo answered, “I’m currently watching ‘Natsume’s Book of Friends.’ It’s so therapeutic.”

When the conversation veered back toward the new song, the band members shared their honest initial reactions.

Hyebin said she had liked it. Ahin, however, said she had cried in her dorm. In the meantime, Nancy said she hadn’t had a strong opinion at first but had grown attached to the song over time.

One comment made the band members burst into laughter: “The one with the checkered shirt speaks good Korean.” It’s worth noting that each and every member of the group is Korean, though Nancy is American as well.

During the livestream, JooE also expressed her love for eggs. When another member pointed out that eating too many eggs can be a bad thing, JooE said, “I know a thing or two about eggs. When you eat more than two or three eggs a day, it’s not that it’s bad for you but it’s just less beneficial to your health.

“It was when I was in either my fourth or fifth year in elementary school that I knew I loved eggs. Once in science class, I ended up bringing 10 eggs with me while everyone else brought one or two.”

Momoland’s BlueRoom live broadcast can be viewed again via the band’s official Twitter account, @MMLD_Official.

The Kpop Herald is the official media partner for the livestreaming show. Visit our Twitter account, @Kpop_Herald, for behind-the-scenes clips, exclusive photos and stories.

By Yim Hyun-su (hyunsu@heraldcorp.com)