[TRANS] http://bit.ly/2npoMx4 Sooyoung's interview with Sports Donga (part3)
-"Hope to be remembered as the byword for Girls' Generation forever."
'Into the New World' was sung by Ewha Women's University students to unite them during a rally. It also rang out during the candlelight protests, pressing the impeachment of Park Geun-hye. Girls' Generation was like a language amongst those in their 20s who enjoyed idol culture. The language of the heart that makes you feel united through music.
-What meaning does 'Into the New World' hold for Girls' Generation?
"I think it's a classic amongst girl group debut songs. Haha. The thing idols have to keep up to appeal to the masses is self-confidence. Having a song that people of different generations can sing together is something worth being happy about."
-According to Yomiuri in Japan, TWICE is being focused on as 'the K-pop group to succeed Girls' Generation'.
"I'm proud that they're being introduced as a group 'to succeed Girls' Generation'. During our generation, every rookie was called 'the 2nd BoA'. Now, 'the 2nd Soshi' is going to be coming out."
-How does it feel seeing girl group juniors nowadays?
"They're really pretty and do well. Our girl groups don't show their personal emotions. Because we always have to smile/laugh. How can you be happy every day; I want to applaud them for maintaining a smiling face all the time."
-What's Girls' Generation's strength?
"We try to take after each other's good points. If one person works hard, the others do as well. If one person does a good deed, it influences the others. Another strength is that we greet people well. More than anything, we didn't succeed at once, so we don't forget our 'hungry mindset'. We also know how precious popularity is."
-What's a good way for Girls' Generation to be remembered?
"I hope we will be the 'byword' for girl groups forever."
If you had to pick a crisis during Girls' Generations 10 years, it would have to be Jessica's leave from the group. I think that might be what made Girls' Generation become stronger. Sooyoung recited a well-known line from a popular drama.
"All the days we spent together were nice. Because the day was nice, because the day wasn't nice, and because the day was just right...."