Get To Know the Leader and Guitarist of Bursters, Junyong!
Meet one of the few Korean rock bands called Bursters! After the release of the album Lost Child on September 25, 2015, the band continued to make attention-grabbing emo rock music with the release of the track “Barriers.” In 2019, the band went on a UK tour, performing in cities like Norwich, Birmingham, Brighton, London, and Manchester. They also just released their newest studio album Once and for All on March 31, 2020.
As you can see, not only does the band make creative music, it is also filled with talented people with stunning visuals. One of them is Junyong who fills the positions of leader, guitarist, and maknae of the group. Aside from being a skilled guitarist, he also has a distinctive voice, style, and looks.
If you love K-pop but also want to take a step further and see what the K-rock scene has to offer, you can deep dive into this profile of one of Bursters’ members, Junyong, below!
BURSTERS’ Junyoung’s Full Profile
Stage Name: Junyong (준용)
Birth Name: An Junyong (안준용)
Position: Leader, Guitarist, Maknae
Birthday: December 15, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Blood Type: N/A
BURSTERS’ Junyoung’s Fun Facts
- He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
- He has an older sister named An Areum.
- He can speak English fluently.
- He, Gyejin, and Daegun have been friends since middle school, and they worked together to form Bursters.
Bursters’ Junyong’s Visual
We think everyone can agree that despite not belonging to a K-pop idol group, Junyong’s visual matches the top-notch visuals that we often see in K-pop groups! His personal style reminds us of the minimalistic models who appear cool and always composed in whatever situation. He looks rich, classy, and charismatic, as a leader should be!
Ah, and he has amazing side features!
When he performs, we are reminded of the campus sunbae who is popular and liked by everyone.
And, who would’ve thought that behind that metal voice of his, he looks this cute???
And, his height! It looks good on him! *lovey-dovey eyes*
So, have you fallen in love with him yet? :p
BURSTERS’ Junyoung’s Latest News
On March 31, 2020, the group released their newest full-English studio album titled Once and for All with the track “Smells the Rot” after the band went on a UK tour that included cities like Norwich, Birmingham, Brighton, London, and Manchester.
In an interview for Guitar.com, Junyong and Gyejin as the guitarists of the group shared some information about the album and their hopes for the future.
“The album took about three years to make,” shared Junyong. “Being in the hardcore genre, we wanted to dispel the misconception that you can only do the hard stuff. We’re not afraid of the softer stuff. We wanted to break down the barriers of what hardcore music can be,” he continued.
It was also revealed from the interview that their new music was inspired by Bring Me the Horizon and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda.
Junyong then shared a bit more about the band’s new approach. “We can cover a lot more ground sonically now than we could before,” said Junyong. “We found we could express more because we had this extra element, a new tool for making our music. We believe that the time for relying on traditional instruments has passed. It’s time to expand and incorporate other elements and blend genres,” he added.
Explaining more about their new song, Junyong said, “’Smell the Rot’ is a song that makes our blood boil, especially when we play it live.” He went on, “It’s everything we do at its peak. It’s the band at 100 percent.”
Aside from sharing about their new music, Junyong and Gyejin also shared the difficulties and barriers that they have faced while making a career in the midst of a K-pop saturated industry in their homeland.
“We face real difficulties coming up against K-pop,” said Junyong. “If the entire music scene was being overlooked, if it was a universal problem for all genres, that would be okay because we’d all be in it together.
With K-pop enjoying such a strong presence though, the question we get asked a lot is, ‘Are you still doing rock music?!’ because it’s something that’s very much on the decline. We hate it when people look down on genres other than K-pop. We’ve definitely felt that,” he explained.
Speaking about their hope for the future, they revealed that they want to enter a global music world with their music.
“The truth is, in Korea, the rock scene is diminishing,” said Junyong, “These days, there are fewer chances for rock bands to perform. Even on rock-festival bills, there are fewer spots for rock bands. It was a conscious choice to go out there and find the spots where there is still a vibrant scene. We’re trying to reach those places.”
Check out Bursters’ new song and MV below!
So, those are all the things that you need to know regarding the leader and guitarist of the K-rock band Bursters’, Junyong! So, what do you think about him? Have you fallen for his charm now that you know him better? Share your thoughts with us in the comment box below!