After sharpening their skills on the touring circuit playing festivals and arena shows in Japan this year, F.T. Island made their long-awaited comeback in Korea with the release of the compilation album All About. For the first time in the eight years since their debut, the band members were able to flaunt their musicality by adding self-penned and -composed tracks including “Morning Coffee” (crafted by bassist Lee Jae Jin), “Last Love Song” (guitarist/keyboardist Choi Jong Hoon) and “Orange Sky” (vocalist Lee Hong Gi).
Comprised of highlights from the band’s previously released Japanese singles, All About is a lavish production of both aching and uplifting tracks drenched in the quintet’s signature elements of expansive guitars, driving drums, moody bass strums and explosive vocals.
Billboard met with members Lee Jae Jin, Choi Jong Hoon, Song Seung Hyun and Choi Min Hwan at FNC Entertainment HQ in Seoul for an exclusive video track-by-track interview, in which they discussed their creative process and influences behind each track.