Cherry Filter (체리 필터) is a South Korean rock group formed in 1997. Their unique sound - consisting of emotional ballads, punk rock, rave and trance - prevalent in their last two albums has given them fame across the nation. The song "낭만 고양이" (Nangman Goyang-i, "Romantic Cat") from the album Made In Korea made Cherry Filter famous.
When Cherry Filter was first formed, everyone was curious about the meaning of the name "Cherry Filter". Youjeen stated in an interview, she wanted a name that expressed both femininity and masculinity, a filter representing masculinity and the cherry representing femininity. The band includes Cho Youjeen as the vocalist - who branched off into a solo career for 2 years in Japan, then returned to Cherry Filter - Jojinbo on guitar, Yaenhead on bass, and Sonstar on drums.
Cheung Woo Jin, also known as Zin, (born April 20, 1976) is the leader and the guitarist of the group. Yaenhead (born September 21, 1976) plays the bass. Sonstar (born January 13, 1977) plays the drums and raps in several songs. Youjeen (born July 5, 1977) is Cherry Filter's vocalist.
In 2001, Youjeen temporarily left Cherry Filter to pursue a solo career in Japan, there she released music with the help of LUNA SEA member J and former The Foo Fighter member Franz Stahl. She released 5 singles and 2 albums over the course of two years. After the release of her second Japanese album BEWITCH (Teichiku Records), her activities in the Japanese music scene ceased, nevertheless Youjeen is still active in South Korea as part of Cherry Filter.
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