Aaron Yan thinks of himself as the ‘vase’; leaves Fahrenheit to become ‘first brother’
Being honest is seen as the starting point for someone to turn mature. Aaron joined Fahrenheit when he was just 19 years old and he left the group 3 years ago. The 28 year old were given the leading roles for ‘Just You’ last year and ‘Fall in Love With Me’ this year. Hoping to break away from a ‘vase’ image (refers to the best looking member of a group with least talents), he expressed: “I didn’t know how anything was done back in the days, others kept calling me handsome and said I only have the looks, what else could I be other than a vase? Stop lying to yourself.”
Starting from scratch, there are no regrets for Aaron. “Choosing to go solo wasn’t an easy job. Fahrenheit was popular, but their performances weren’t well-recognised, their songs weren’t sung well, dances weren’t danced well, dramas weren’t acted well. At the time, I felt guilty for all the applause which I had received.” Hence Aaron prolonged his contract with H.I.M. International Music, providing that he is given a chance to ‘release a solo production’, Aaron said: “I was being overly protected while I was in Fahrenheit, I got pushed forward, kept doing the same things over and over again, there wasn’t a chance for me to learn how to become a professional singer and actor.”
Aaron once met DBSK while he was performing overseas, he said: “From just singing one song, I could already see what their group had and what we didn’t.” Therefore even if he had to start from scratch, even when his boss didn’t agree, he still insisted on doing so. It has been 3 years, there is still a long distance to becoming successful, but at least Aaron has already taken a step out right now.
He also expressed his thoughts on Fahrenheit being dubious over their jobs. “In the past, Wu Chun seemed to be a most popular one out of Fahrenheit. Most of the magazines companies will ask to shoot him, and ‘incidentally’ ask the other 3 members to be part of the shoots as well. I was very aware of this, I wasn’t stupid.” The line between fashion trend magazines and idol magazines were also very clear, we were only allowed to choose either one between the two styles. “Wu Chun, Jiro Wang and Calvin Chen were all over 25 years old and requested our management team to not receive idol magazine jobs for them to shoot, but at the time, I was only in my early 20s, hence a lot of my fans were kids, did they care about my feelings? Did they know how I live my life to this job?”
He expressed with honesty that the only member which he still have contact with is Wu Chun. “Because he really does see me as a partner who has worked hard for something together.” He added that he ‘aren’t friends’ with the other two members, “Our boss didn’t force us or say we have to become friends, as long as we look like we are a group on stage. But sorry I cannot act this out, when we can’t become friends, a feeling of truth and harmony cannot be presented.” Therefore even up to now, the most we would do for each other is to send each other flower baskets whenever we have a new production press conference.
Source: China Times 20140920 // ETtoday 20140920