What are the items you have the most affection for lately?
I really deliberated over the bracelet and the pants that I have on right now before buying it but I really like it. I usually shop overseas or online.
There are also a lot of shopping areas in your hometown LA, aren’t there?
That’s right. I really like LA’s Melrose Avenue.
Don’t you want to live in LA again?
I do but right now I don’t really think of it. I’ve adapted to life in Korea and I’m comfortable here now.
What are you concerned or interested in lately?
It’s always about our team. Pretty much some time has passed since our debut so I talk even more with the members now. Whenever we see each other being exhausted, we give strength to each other.
What is Mark’s 2019 To-Do-List that you want to keep by?
I want to travel by myself. Since I’ve lived in the US, (I would like to go to) Europe. I’d like to travel for about 6 days.
Mark’s solo song ‘OMW’ is memorable with a hip and dreamy feel; what raises inspiration musically for you?
I think a lot when I’m alone. I don’t usually get inspiration out of the blue. Even for this solo song, I thought about it a lot and as I thought ‘Shall I just talk about my story?’, I worked on that.
Is there an artist you’d like to work with?
I like Post Malone lately so I listen to him a lot. Mentioning him like this, if I do get to work with him someday, it would be fascinating right?
Between GOT7’s cute concept like ‘Just Right’ and a charismatic concept, which do you personally prefer more of?
Um. In the middle? I like something like ‘I am me’ which is one of the songs in our album. But I don’t know. The fans say they like our cute sides. There was also a time when I thought we should keep doing the cute concepts. Since that matches us. Seems like what we want to do and what we should do differs. What I personally like may not match us as a group. Since we are a team, everyone’s opinion is important.
What kind of side do you want to show to the public and fans as solo(ist) Mark?
When I’m by myself, I’d like to show various sides of me. That’s why this photoshoot is a good opportunity for me too. I want to always try new things. Today was really fun too.
You seem like someone with a lot of tears and emotions. What kind of person are you in actuality?
Whenever I reveal my heart to someone else, I always cry. That’s why I don’t talk more and I think by myself and I became used to that. Being like that, I began to talk lesser. I’m much better now compared to how I was before.