Jiseong on Being a Total Performer and His Inspiration in Making Music
Showing us his duality in this PARCINQ exclusive is TAN's main rapper and maknae on top, Jiseong. One thing you need to know about this 18-year-old performer is how he takes on every challenge along the way and fulfills his dreams on the next level. For Jiseong, dancing to share his music is a dream come true. The young idol has always been interested in music production, so it led him to be immersed in dancing in order to understand what makes a good beat.
Whether he's singing, dancing, rapping, or producing music, Jiseong is always up to taking a risk to shine through. Now, Jiseong shares his passion for music with his group, and one thing is for sure they will soar.
Jiseong is an art student majoring in rap, but he also happens to be a talented vocalist. Now, that's a total performer! As he performs on stage together with his hyungs, he continuously proves that he is a prodigy, a dreamer, and a player. SODAs anticipation knows no bounds as they wait to see what he has up his sleeve as a musician.
Let's get to know him a little more as we dive into what makes him so charming, his musical inspirations, and why he radiates the ultimate 'best boy' energy.
Q. You wanted to be a producer at first and started dancing to make better dance music. Can you tell us about that?
Jiseong: I think in order to understand music deeper and broader, you need to become a "player." By becoming a player in dance, song, and rap, I was able to gain experiences and inspiration and of course, I gained precious TAN members and the SODAs.
Q. What inspires Jiseong lately?
Jiseong: I think I get inspiration even from the small things in my everyday life.
Q. What is Jiseong's charming point?
Jiseong: If it's dance, dance. If it's rap, rap. If it's singing, sing. I think trying to do anything with confidence is my charm.
Q. Cute Jiseong or Mature Jiseong? Which side do you want to showcase more?
Jiseong: Well... To be honest, I don't want to miss either. Because I am both sides.
Q. What's the best thing about being the youngest/maknae in your group?
Jiseong: I'm receiving a lot of love and care from my hyungs. I am always thankful to them. I love you, hyungs!
Q. How was your tour in the Philippines? Any memorable experiences or fan encounters?
Jiseong: It was really nice. I think the most memorable experience was our first fan meeting in the Philippines. It was my first time meeting with Filipino SODAs, and I still can't forget the cheers when we appeared on stage.
Photography by RXANDY CAPINPIN
Art Direction by JOE ANDY
Sittings by PHILIP VARGAS
Fashion Film by IAN FRANCISCO
Camera Operator POGS FRANCISCO
Words by MARYANNE ROLDAN
Translators SUYA LEE & JIYONG PARK
Shot on Location B&B STUDIOS
Ranque Styling Team
Head Stylist MARK RANQUE
Associate Stylists SUYA LEE, JIYONG PARK
CARL ANGELO CAHUTAY, AND LALAINE VICTORIA
Styling by HYEBIN JEONG
Hair and Make-Up by NARIN KIM and DAYEONG LEE
Project Coordination by MA. ESTELA LUCENA NERI
Interview Translations by HANNAH GRACE BALTAZAR
Special Thanks to ShowBT Korea, SBTown, and Think Entertainment.