ATEEZ address criticism of their music appeal following the end of their world tour
ATEEZ boldly responded to the criticism they received against their musical appeal after returning from their world tour, The Fellowship.
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ATEEZ shares his stance on his musical journey
ATEEZ sat down with Yonhap News in Seoul for an interview on March 23rd. In addition, the group talked about their experiences after touring different countries.
The group shared stories of how happy they were to meet and connect with fans who supported them from all over the world.
However, during the interview, the journalist pointed out that the group has not yet had a hit song that is popular around the world.
[📷] ATEEZ WORLD TOUR [THE FELLOWSHIP : BREAK THE WALL] ANCHOR IN SEOUL Poster
2023. 04. 28(FRI) – 04. 29(SAT)
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— ATEEZ(에이티즈) (@ATEEZofficial) March 17, 2023
This more or less referred to how the band’s musical appeal was somehow limited to Korea only and did not receive much attention from other countries.
But Hongjoong, the leader of the group, disagreed with the criticism. He calmly explained that they should focus on keeping their essence.
He said, ‘That’s something we always think about, but even so, I would say that it will be difficult for ATEEZ to undergo such a radical change just for the sake of having a winning song, a song that can satisfy 100% . public.’
In addition, he stated, ‘We want to keep the ATEEZ frame while continuing to make music that will earn the sympathy of many listeners around the world.’
On the other hand, San also spoke a few words about the issue.
He said, ‘It is a constant dilemma for us to appeal to the general public. But that’s why we make ATEEZ music.’
San added, ‘So, I think if we continue on this path we’ve decided to take, someday, maybe people will start to notice us.’
referring to their sound as “ateez sound” & saying that they won’t change it just for the sake of a viral song, it’s so commendable. it is a characteristic of a true artist, and characteristics of artists who truly love their craft, what they do and artists who truly love music. https://t.co/ME5xdBUVKQ
— liya 🇵🇸 (@halatzia) March 23, 2023
Fans react to ATEEZ’s bold response to criticism
ATEEZ fans were proud of the members who stood up for themselves and the kind of music they made.
After that, they could not share their happiness with the bold but appropriate decision made by the eight-member group.
Additionally, many fans took to Twitter to celebrate the group and flooded the site with compliments about it.
A fan said, ‘Ateez makes ateez music.’
Ateez makes ateez music
— Kiki ⛰️ // Sannies #1 Ra ⛰️ (@Kiaarwaa) March 23, 2023
Someone else chimed in saying, ‘They truly love what they do. Our teezers.’
They love what they do 🥲 our teezers
— iday ⭑ ⁸ STAY GIRLS || ia for spring break (@hotemonerd) March 23, 2023
Another user said, ‘I found Ateez, I found my happiness.’
Another fan said, ‘they are artists who create music for quality, not for popularity.’
they are artists who create music for quality not for popularity
– ✨ I found iteez, I found my happiness✨ (@513_8z) March 23, 2023