Time to get excited K-pop fans because One Way's Peter Hyun and Sky are back with another episode of their new "One Way to be a K-pop Star" podcast!
This week, the boys talk about some of the hard work that goes on behind-the-scenes when preparing for a comeback, and how producing is a tough gig - even when you're in a room with Super Junior!
In the months prior to a comeback, the company spends time figuring out a concept and musical direction. For SM Entertainment, the agency gets in touch with countless producers - including Peter and Sky - and put together a list of up to 1,000 songs in preparation of a group's album.
Peter and Sky had the privilege of working with Super Junior on their track "Rockstar" - and it is not all that it is cracked up to be!
With a group as large as Super Junior, it is a logistical nightmare to get all the members into the studio at the same time. Once that difficult part is nailed, working in the studio is another long slog, one that can result in 12 hour sessions at a time. While ELFs will jump at the chance of being in a studio with Super Junior for 12 hours, there's no time to fangirl over the group when there's a song to be completed in time.
Not only do songs take many hours to record, it is a mentally taxing process due to the need to continually refine - and continually listen to - each and every single line and note until it is perfect.
The bottom line, meeting Super Junior is awesome, except if you're a record producer!
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