Rolling Quartz is a South Korean rock girl band signed under Rolling Star Entertainment. The band consists of five members, Jayoung, Iree, Hyunjung, Areum and Yeongeun. Rollin Quartz made their official debut in December of 2020 with the single Blaze.
We would like to express a massive thanks to the members of rolling Quartz for this great interview. We also wish that the readers will get the opportunity to learn more about the band.
Thank you for offering your time for this interview.
Jayoung: I am Jayoung. I write songs and sing.
Iree: Hello, I’m Iree, the guitarist of Rolling Quartz.
Hyunjung: Hi, I am Choi Hyungjung. I am a guitarist and known for being the prankster of the band.
Areum: Hello. I am Areum, the bassist.
Yeongeun: Hello, my name is Yeongeun. I am the drummer of Rolling Quartz.
Iree: Before Rolling Quartz was formed, Areum and I were in a band, “Rolling Girls” and the rest of the three members were in a band called “Rose Quartz”. When we decided that we should form the two teams, we thought for days on what to call our band. Since we couldn’t think of a great name, we chose to combine our former band names and call our band “Rolling Quartz”.
Hyunjung: The name derived from our former respective teams “Rolling Girls” and “Rose Quartz”.
Yeongeun: Our band’s name was combined from Rose Quartz and Rolling Girls.
Jayoung: I think because our personalities dislike being frustrated and like cool things, which affects the genre of music that we like. Whenever I listen to rock music I love, I get emotional and think to myself that I made the right choice by choosing music. I always dreamt of doing art-related work and made the decision to become a singer in middle school.
Iree: I have loved band music since I was growing up. I was attracted to the unique and grand sound that can only be found in rock/metal music.
I befriended Areum at a live club in Hongdae – although I can’t recall when our first meeting was – at the time, she was performing as a musician at the show, and I was a part-timer selling tickets for the performance. It never occurred to me when I was young that I would be doing music.
Hyunjung: I was asked by Jayoung and Yeongeun to join Rose Quartz, so I joined them after an audition. Jayoung and Yeongeun then got to know the Rolling Girls, so we joined forces with them. It has always been a dream of mine to be a musician.
Areum: I used to be a bassist in a band called Red Dot in Hongdae, then I got into a project group called Rolling Girls and later joined Rolling Quartz.
Yeongeun: I watched a band perform by chance when I was younger, and wanted to do music from then onwards. I am still doing music to this day. I got into metal music at the age of 20, and started playing rock and metal music that I love. I was introduced to Rolling Quartz by my drums teacher when I was in high school, that’s how I joined the band.
Jayoung: So many people have shown their support and love for me, which had a big effect on my mindset. I also want to affect the fans in a positive way.
Iree: We now have more people who are viewing our online performances on YouTube live.
Hyunjung: My mindset has changed, I think.
Areum: We currently spend more hours practising.
Yeongeun: Thanks to the love and support from Diadem, I received the strength to do music. My mind and thoughts have also become more positive.
Iree: Crying Nut, who has their 26th anniversary this year! I’ve loved and respected the band since I was in high school. I love their explosive energy while performing.
Hyunjung: There are just too many…
Areum: Watching Miyavi’s guitar performances makes me want to play base.
Jayoung: Misery Business!
Areum: Blaze! It’s a song that I really like.
Yeongeun: I like our debut song, Blaze the most.
Jayoung: The comic books that I’ve been reading since I was a child.
Iree: I have a pink wallet with an ivory tassel that my grandma got me. Before that I carried around a really worn out one. My grandma passed away in January, earlier this year.
Hyunjung: I can’t think of anything right now.
Areum: My cell phone.
Yeongeun: My phone that holds all my memories.
Jayoung: I read animations, work out and draw.
Iree: Play computer games!
Hyunjung: I game, work out and read books.
Areum: I’ve recently got really into resin art.
Yeongeun: Diamond painting cross stitch, miniature craft and other types of crafts are fun to do while watching entertainment shows.
Jayoung: I check my phone and start stretching. We don’t have a set amount of hours for practice. We continue practising until we get the sound that we’re satisfied with.
Iree: I sit down with all my cats and say good morning. I then start cleaning up the mess that the cats made during the previous night. We do practice every day but the hours of the schedule differ each day.
Hyunjung: I eat breakfast first. The hours of practice depends on the schedule.
Areum: I drink coffee first. We practice for about 2.3 hours a day, maybe?
Yeongeun: I prepare to head to the studio. We don’t really have a set amount of hours for practice but we spend time until we achieve what we’ve planned. We usually spend the whole day in the studio, where we eat and rest in between.
Jayoung: I’m really into pictures and art, so when fans send me pictures they drew of me, I get so happy. ㅠㅠ
Iree: On Twitter, someone commented something in English that we couldn’t decipher. It looked like a code of some sort, so I tried to figure it out. Later, I was told it was just something typed randomly on the keyboard with no meaning…
Hyunjung: There have been some interesting comments made by the fans that I recall.
Yeongeun: People have drawn pictures of us and edited our photos so beautifully, which makes us uplifted every time.
Jayoung: I want us to do a massive performance in venues like the Olympic Stadiums.
Iree: Festival tours abroad?
Hyunjung: I want to meet with Diadem and hang out with them.
Areum: Watch movies all day at home.
Yeongeun: I wish all the Diadem around the world would unite in one space and be able to communicate with us.
Jayoung: We’ll be back with a new project very soon!!! Please stay fit and don’t get sick. Be happy!
Iree: We’re preparing to release a single album in late summer this year. I wish the coronavirus would die down, so we will be able to hold our concert.
Hyunjung: I wish to become rich. Diadem Hermosa!
Areum: A new album release is our goal. Thank you so much for making each day for us a happy one. I love you.
Yeongeun: We’re currently working on our next album, so please stay with us. We are so happy because of Diadem – we also hope they are happy because of us. We will repay you with better music and performances. Thank you. Love you. ♡