Monday, June 27, 2011

[Article + Vid] Kim Hyun Joong Reveals that He was in a Relationship for 3 Years





On July 26th, SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong guested on KBS Joy’s ‘Lee Sora’s Second Proposal‘ and revealed that he was in a relationship for three years.

Kim Hyun Joong began, “I’m a human being as well, so I did have quite a few people that I liked. The longest relationship I was in lasted three to four years. We’ve broken up, though.”


He went on to reveal that he was bad at expressing his emotions. “I don’t greet her if I like her a lot. I feel like it’ll be obvious that I like her if I say anything, so I purposely avoid it. Still, I make sure to sing a special song for her when we go for get-togethers at a karaoke. …But it’s always at the end of the day, so she’s asleep.”


                                           Kim Hyun Joong with Lee Sora



He continued, “I don’t want to lose her, so I’ll be more enthusiastic with my actions. I’ll try to come up with a coincidental meeting and naturally fit myself in. When I confess, I ask questions like, ‘Do you want to see a movie with me or do you want to just end it here today?’ If she says yes to the movie date, then it means we’re dating.”

Kim Hyun Joong had also previously revealed that his last relationship was five months ago.


Fans commented, “Then did he date the girlfriend he broke up with five months ago for three years?”, “Seeing him talk about get-togethers, maybe she was a labelmate?”, and “I didn’t think we’d hear about this on TV.”




Hyun Joong & Lee Sora at Interview portion



Kim Hyun Joong singing LOVE 



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Friday, June 24, 2011

[Photo / Scan] Kim Hyun Joong on Yes Magazine June 2011 Issue

Volume 1058








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Thursday, June 23, 2011

[News] Heo Young Saeng releases Rainy Heart music video!




Having concluded his “Let It Go” promotions last week, Heo Young Saeng has now released a MV for his ballad track “Rainy Heart” on June 23rd.

“Rainy Heart” is a medium-tempo ballad which emphasizes a calm melody and a melodious guitar, along with lyrics that express Heo’s vocal talents and features the rap of SS501 member Kim Kyu Jong.


Check out the music video below


“Rainy Heart” MV which also stars actress Park Chae Kyung!




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Monday, June 20, 2011

[News] Heo Young Saeng discusses his Solo Debut and SS501’s future




Heo Young Saeng has been one of the most anticipated solo debuts out of his fellow SS501members, and he’s definitely lived up to the expectations so far.

As the lead vocalist of SS501, many thought he’d be going with a traditional ballad, but he turned the table by coming out with a medium tempo dance track that’s ranking in on the charts. The song was even nominated for the “Music Bank” ‘K-Chart’ on the 20th.

The singer recently sat down for an interview with Kuki News to discuss both his solo debut and SS501. He began, “My goal was to get my name out there. They recognize me as an SS501 member, but they don’t really know who Heo Young Saeng is. I let go of all of my greed and released my album for that sole purpose, so it feels both surreal and joyful to be receiving such an unexpected amount of love. When I heard that I was nominated for first place, I was personally very surprised.”

When asked why he opted to go for a dance track as opposed to a ballad, he explained, “When I was wondering what image to make my debut as a solo singer with, I encountered ‘Let It Go‘. I, too, thought that a ballad would fit me better, but the moment I heard the song, I didn’t think it’d be so bad to show something unexpected instead. I worked hard to able to hear from people, ‘Heo Young Saeng matches this type of songs too.’”

At the mention of his fellow SS501 solo debuts, he said, “It’s not a competition against the other SS501 members, but rather a fight against myself. I never thought of competing against them because it was more important for me to put out an album that satisfied me. I did work hard for this, but there’s still a lot of disappointment left, as if I could’ve done better. I’m really thankful for my SS501 members for visiting my debut stage and sending text messages of support.”


The members may be in separate companies now, but he assured fans that they were all waiting for the day that the five of them would be back together. In order to prepare for that day, they never use the term ‘disbandment’.

He revealed, “A lot of people say that it was because one member brought about discord or so and so betrayed so and so, but it’s all different from the truth. It’s not like we can clarify every single rumor that comes about… It’s really frustrating and disappointing, but I’m just waiting for the day where all five of us come together again and put those rumors to rest. In order to prepare for that day, we never let the word ‘disbandment’ come out of our mouths. We all have our own situations, so we can’t put out an album or open a concert immediately – however, we do promise to become an SS501 that will continue to do our best in the positions we’re in and provide entertainment for our fans.”



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Saturday, June 18, 2011

[Translation / Romanization] Kim Hyun Joong Yes I Will Lyrics




HANGUL

Hey 거기 멋지게 잘 빠진 baby 나를 봐
예쁜 벌룬펌에 little pinky 웨지힐에 lady heat
혹시 내가 좀 끌린다면 worthy girl
솔직히 얘기 해 봐 긴장하지 말고
이미 네 맘은 벌써 나를 따라가고 싶겠지 melty
널 빠져들게 할 내 party

*Yes, I will love you, baby, I love you, baby, run
내 손을 잡아 baby, I love you, baby, run
Yes, I will love, love, love
Oh, yes, I will love, love, love
Oh, yes, I will love, love, love
Baby, I’m In love, love, love
Yes, I’m in love

다른 누구보다 want you
지금 무엇보다 need you
누가 뭐라 해도 want you
Shawty 나는 너만 need you
내 맘을 가득 채워 버렸어
너를 처음 본 순간

비틀대는 사람들 흥에 겨운 사람들
심장 터지도록 음악 volume 더 키워
If you wanna, 모두 다 소리치며 즐겨, oh, yeah

*

Oh, yeah 상상도 할 수 없어 in this club
모두 다 버리고 빠져들어 봐
I love you, baby, I’ll love you, you know I’ll love you
Love, love you, love, love, love
다른 건 잊어, baby, I love you, baby, run
누가 뭐래도, baby, I love you, baby, run

*
Yes, I’m in love

ROMANIZATION

Hey guh gi mut ji ge jal bba jin baby na reul bwa
Ye bbeun balloon perm eh little pinky wedge heel eh lady heat
Hok shi ne ga jom ggeul lin da myun worthy girl
Sol jik hee ye gi hae bwa gin jang ha ji mal go
Ee mi ni mam eun bul ssuh na reul dda ra ga go ship get ji melty
Nul bba juh deul ge hal ne party

*Yes, I will love you, baby, I love you, baby, run
Ne sohn eul ja ba baby, I love you, baby, run
Yes, I will love, love, love
Oh, yes, I will love, love, love
Oh, yes, I will love, love, love
Baby, I’m In love, love, love
Yes, I’m in love

Da reun nu gu bo da want you
Ji geum mu ut bo da need you
Nu ga mwuh ra hae doh want you
Shawty na neun nuh mahn need you
Ne mam eul ga deuk che wuh buh ryuh ssuh
Nuh reul chuh eum bon soon gan

Bi teul de neun sa ram deul heung eh gyuh oon sa ram deul
Shim jang tuh ji doh rok eum ak volume duh ki wuh
If you wanna, mo du da so ri chi myuh jeul gyuh, oh, yeah

*

Oh, yeah sang sang doh hal su up suh in this club
Mo du da buh ri go bba juh deul uh bwa
I love you, baby, I’ll love you, you know I’ll love you
Love, love you, love, love, love
Da reun gun ee juh, baby, I love you, baby, run
Nu ga mwuh re doh, baby, I love you, baby, run

*
Yes, I’m in love


ENGLISH

Hey, fine baby, look at me
Little pinky with a pretty balloon perm and wedge heels, lady heat
If you find me the least bit attractive, you’re a worthy girl
Be honest, don’t be nervous
You’re heart probably wants to follow me already, melty
My party will pull you in

*Yes, I will love you, baby, I love you, baby, run
Take my hand, baby, I love you, baby, run
Yes, I will love, love, love
Oh, yes, I will love, love, love
Oh, yes, I will love, love, love
Baby, I’m In love, love, love
Yes, I’m in love

I want you more than anyone else
I need you more than anything else
No matter what anyone says, I want you
Shawty, I only need you
You’ve completely filled up my heart
The moment I first met you

Staggering people, excited people
Raise the volume so our hearts explode
If you wanna, shout out and have fun, oh, yeah

*

Oh, yeah, can’t even imagine it in this club
Let everything go and fall in
I love you, baby, I’ll love you, you know I’ll love you
Love, love you, love, love, love
Forget everything else, baby, I love you, baby, run
No matter what anyone says, baby, I love you, baby, run

*
Yes, I’m in love





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[Translation / Romanization] Kim Hyun Joong Kiss Kiss Lyrics



HANGUL

Yeah, kiss kiss

긴 꿈처럼, like a star, 너만 기다렸던 거야
이 세상 그 어떤 누구도 nothing’s better

커피 한잔의 여유도
널 보러가는 발걸음도
어느새 익숙해진 기쁨인 걸
이런 내가 아닌데
이런 적이 없는데
너라서 그래

Oh, I won’t stop
I’m loving you
색이 바라지 않는 꿈을 그릴 수 있게
To love with you
오직 너만이 줄 수 있는 하나의 magic for us

Kiss kiss
I want your kiss kiss
달콤한 kiss kiss
Oh, baby, baby
I wanna kiss kiss
I need your kiss kiss
둘만의 kiss kiss
Oh, baby, baby

TV처럼, like a dream, 주인공이 된 것 같아
이 세상이란 무대 위에 선 너와 나
좋은 영화가 나올 때
새로운 음악이 나올 때면
제일 먼저 생각나는 게 너인 걸
이런 남잔 아닌데
이런적은 처음인데
너니까 그래




ROMANIZATION

Yeah, kiss kiss

Gin ggoom chuh rum, like a star, nuh mahn gi da ryut dun guh ya
Ee se sang geuh uh ddun nu gu doh nothing’s better

Coffee han jan eh yuh yu doh
Nul bo ruh ga neun bal guh reum doh
Uh neuh se ik sook hae jin gi bbeum in gul
Ee run ne ga ah nin de
Ee run juk ee up neun de
Nuh ra suh geuh re

Oh, I won’t stop
I’m loving you
Sek ee ba ra ji ahn neun ggoom eul geuh ril su it ge
To love with you
Oh jik nuh mahn ee jool su it neun ha na eh magic for us

Kiss kiss
I want your kiss kiss
Dal kom han kiss kiss
Oh, baby, baby
I wanna kiss kiss
I need your kiss kiss
Dool mahn eh kiss kiss
Oh, baby, baby

TV chuh rum, like a dream, ju in gong ee dwen gut ga ta
Ee se sang ee ran mu de wi eh sun nuh wa na
Jo eun young hwa ga na ohl dde
Se ro oon eum ak ee na ohl dde myun
Je il mun juh seng gak na neun ge nuh in gul
Ee run nam jan ah nin de
Ee run juk eun chuh eum in de
Nuh ni gga geuh re


ENGLISH

Yeah, kiss kiss

Like a long dream, like a star, I waited for you
No one else in this world, nothing’s better

The leisure of a cup of coffee
The steps leading me towards you
Are all joys I’ve become familiar with
This isn’t me
I’ve never been this way before
It’s because it’s you

Oh, I won’t stop
I’m loving you
So we can draw a dream of lasting color
To love with you
Only you can provide this magic for us

Kiss kiss
I want your kiss kiss
Sweet kiss kiss
Oh, baby, baby
I wanna kiss kiss
I need your kiss kiss
Just the two of us, kiss kiss
Oh, baby, baby

Like TV, like a dream, I feel like I’m the star
The world is our stage and we are on it
Whenever a good movie premieres
Whenever new music comes out
You’re the first person I think of
I’m not this kind of guy
I’ve never been this way before
It’s because it’s you


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[Translation / Romanization] Kim Hyun Joong Break Down Lyrics




HANGUL
Uh, SL once again (that’s right)
You know what it is (uh huh)
Artmatic (yes)
Let’s do this

Shawty, yeah, show me what you got, yeah, oh

후회할 것 같으면 믿지마
또 주저하고 있다면 오지마
Baby, I, I love it, baby, I, I love it
원래 난 가로 세로 자를 재는 그런 사랑은 안 해 I, I love it, baby, I, I love it

*Baby 너를 내게 맡겨봐
You make it 좀 더 깊이 느껴봐
Can you take it, can you take it?
Feel it 빠져드는 리듬에
So crazy 터져버린 순간에
Just break it, break it, break it down, down, down

타오르는 fantasy 그 떨리는 그 몸짓들
No, no, I, I love it, baby, I, I love it
환상 속을 헤매 돌다 더 이상 난 참지 못 할 끝을 느꼈어 I, I love, baby
내 모든 걸 가져 가 oh, baby

*

내게 너를 맡겨봐 baby, baby, come on now
번지점프처럼 날 향해 네 몸을 던져봐
이 순간을 가져봐
너의 모든 걸 걸어봐
네 심장을 열어 그 안에 내 이름을 적어봐
I know you want it, girl
I’ma give it to you, girl
날 통해 깨어날 수 없는 깊은 꿈을 꿔
널 데려가줄게 새로운 세계로 매일밤
망설이지 말고 내게로 와 let’s break it down

*

Baby 내 이름을 불러봐 break it down
Can you take it 이젠 나를 느껴 봐 yeah, break it down
Feel it 끝이 없는 리듬에
So crazy 녹아드는 순간에
Just break it, break it, break it down, down, down



ROMANIZATION

Uh, SL once again (that’s right)
You know what it is (uh huh)
Artmatic (yes)
Let’s do this

Shawty, yeah, show me what you got, yeah, oh

Hu hwe hal gut ga teuh myun mit ji ma ddoh ju juh ha go it da myun oh ji ma
Baby, I, I love it, baby, I, I love it
Wul le nan ga ro se ro ja reul je neun geuh run sarang eun ahn hae I, I love it, baby, I, I love it

*Baby nuh reul ne ge mat gyuh bwa
You make it jom duh gi pi neuh ggyuh bwa
Can you take it, can you take it?
Feel it bba juh deuh neun rhythm eh
So crazy tuh juh buh rin soon gan eh
Just break it, break it, break it down, down, down

Ta oh reuh neun fantasy geuh ddul li neun geuh mohm jit deul
No, no, I, I love it, baby, I, I love it
Hwan sang sok eul hae meh dol da duh ee sang nan cham ji moht hal ggeut cheul neuh ggyuh ssuh I, I love, baby
Ne mo deun gul ga juh ga oh, baby

*

Ne ge nuh reul mat gyuh bwa baby, baby, come on now
Bungee jump chuh rum nal hyang hae ni mohm eul dun juh bwa
Ee soon gan eul ga juh bwa
Nuh eh mo deun gul gul uh bwa
Ni shim jang eul yul uh geuh ahn eh ne ee reum eul juh guh bwa
I know you want it, girl
I’ma give it to you, girl
Nal tong hae gge uh nal su up neun gi peun ggoom eul ggwuh
Nul de ryuh ga jool ge se ro oon se ge ro meh il bam
Mang sul ee ji mal go ne ge ro wa let’s break it down

*

Baby ne ee reum eul bool luh bwa break it down
Can you take it ee jen na reul neuh ggyuh bwa yeah, break it down
Feel it ggeut chi up neun rhythm eh
So crazy no ga deuh neun soon gan eh
Just break it, break it, break it down, down, down


ENGLISH

Uh, SL once again (that’s right)
You know what it is (uh huh)
Artmatic (yes)
Let’s do this

Shawty, yeah, show me what you got, yeah, oh

If you think you’re going to regret it, don’t believe me
If you’re hesitating again, don’t come
Baby, I, I love it, baby, I, I love it
I’m not into the type of strict love that you measure from every angle, I, I love it, baby, I, I love it

*Baby, leave yourself to me
You make it, feel a little deeper
Can you take it, can you take it?
Feel it, falling into the rhythm
So crazy, the moment it blows up
Just break it, break it, break it down, down, down

Burning fantasy, your trembling body movement
No, no, I, I love it, baby, I, I love it
I’ve been wandering around a fantasy, but I can’t take it anymore, I’ve reached my end, I, I love, baby
Take all of me, oh, baby

*

Leave yourself to me, baby, baby, come on now
Throw yourself at me like you’re bungee jumping
Take this moment
Put everything on the line
Open your heart and write my name in it
I know you want it, girl
I’ma give it to you, girl
Fall into a dream you can’t wake up from through me
I’ll take you to a new world every night
Don’t hesitate, come to me, let’s break it down

*

Baby, say my name, break it down
Can you take it? Feel me now, yeah, break it down
Feel it, endless rhythm
So crazy, melt into the moment
Just break it, break it, break it down, down, down



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[Translation / Romanization] Kim Hyun Joong Please Lyrics



HANGUL

Hey Yeah
술에 취해서 I cried
너의 집 앞에서 너를 기다려
불이 꺼진 집으로 들어가는
그와 너를 보고 숨이 막혔어
눈을 맞추고 입을 맞추고
그를 안고 잠이 들
네가 너무 미워서
입술 깨물고 눈물 삼키고
정신 나간 사람처럼 서 있어

난 오직 너라고
영원히 너라고
터져버린 눈물에 주저앉아 불러
널 불러

I just don’t get it, get it,
Why don’t you get it, get it,
제발 너 그 사람 보며 웃지 마
제발 너 그 사람 입 맞추지 마
Cuz you’re the cheater, a liar,
and a killer

눈을 감으면 Baby
아직도 네가 곁에 있는 것 같아
네 숨결이 네 사랑이 내 안에서
도망가지 못하게 붙잡고 있을래
비가 내려서 모두 씻겨서 이별한
그 기억들을 사라지게 하고 싶어
어둠 속으로 더 먼 곳으로
내 아픈 눈물들을 데려가 줘

난 오직 너라고
영원히 너라고
터져버린 눈물에
주저앉아 불러
널 불러

I just don’t get it, get it,
Why don’t you get it, get it,
제발 너 그 사람 보며 웃지 마
제발 너 그 사람 입 맞추지 마
Cuz you’re the cheater, a liar,
and a killer

퍼지는 담배 연기 사이로
너를 흩어지게 해도
하얗게 네가 더욱 깊게 새겨져
너를 못 잊어

Oh Girl

다시 내게로 와
미칠 듯 소리쳐 너만을 사랑해
너를 보낸 잘못에
후회하며 빌어
난 빌어

I just don’t get it, get it,
Why can’t you get it, get it,
제발 너 그 사람 품에 안지 마
제발 너 그 사람 사랑하지 마
Cuz you’re the cheater, a liar,
and a killer

Oh Baby, I need you
You took my love
and killed it girl
You took my love
You took my love
and killed it girl
You took my love
and killed it girl
이러지마
You took my love
and killed it girl
Why my heart cries
Oh Girl, (It’s) like you killed me
You took my love
and killed it girl
Baby you killed it

제발 날 떠나가지 마



ROMANIZATON

Hey Yeah
Sule chwihaeseo I cried
Neoui jib apeseo neoreul gidaryeo
Buli ggeojin jibeuro deuleokaneun
Geuwa neoreul bogo sumi makhyeosseo
Nuneul matchugo ipeul matchugo
Geureul ango jamideul
Nega neomu miweoseo
Ipsul ggaemulgo nunmul samkigo
Jangshin nagan saramcheoreom seo isseo

Nan ojik neorago
Yeongweonhi neorago
Teojyeobeorin nunmure jujeoanja bulreo
Neol bulreo

I just don’t get it, get it,
Why don’t you get it, get it,
Jebal neo geu saram bomyeo utjima
Jebal neo geu saram ip matchujima
Cuz you’re the cheater, a liar,
and a killer

nuneul kameumyeon Baby
ajikdo nega gyeote ittneun geot gata
ne sumkyeori ne sarangi nae aneseo
domangjaji mothage butjabgo isseulrae
biga naeryeoseo modu ssitgyeoseo ibyeolhan
geu giokdeureul sarajige hago shipeo
eodum sokeuro deo meon goseuro
nae apeun nunmuldeureul deryeoga jweo

Nan ojik neorago
Yeongweonhi neorago
Teojyeobeorin nunmure
jujeoanja bulreo
Neol bulreo

I just don’t get it, get it,
Why don’t you get it, get it,
Jebal neo geu saram bomyeo utjima
Jebal neo geu saram ip matchujima
Cuz you’re the cheater, a liar,
and a killer

peojineun dambae yeongin sairo
neoreul heuteojige haedo
hayahge nega deo-uk gipge saegyeojyeo
neoreul mot ijeo

Oh Girl

Dashi naegero wa
Michil deut sorichyeo neomaneul saranghae
Neoreul bonaen jalmote
Huhwihamyeo bireo
Nan bireo

I just don’t get it, get it,
Why can’t you get it, get it,
Jebal neo geu saram pume anjima
Jebal neo geu saram saranghajima
Cuz you’re the cheater, a liar,
and a killer

Oh Baby, I need you
You took my love
and killed it girl
You took my love
You took my love
and killed it girl
You took my love
and killed it girl
ireojima
You took my love
and killed it girl
Why my heart cries
Oh Girl, (It’s) like you killed me
You took my love
and killed it girl
Baby you killed it

Jebal nal ddeonakajima



ENGLISH

Hey Yeah
I was intoxicated so I cried
I waited for you in front of your house
With the light off, I entered the house
I saw you and him and I choked on my breath
Eyes were fixed and you kissed
You embraced him and fell asleep

I really hate you
I bite my lips and swallow my tears
I stood there like a crazy person

To me, it’s still only you
Forever, it’s you
With bursting tears as I collapse, I call out,
I call out for you

I just don’t get it, get it,
Why don’t you get it, get it,
Please, if you look at him, don’t smile
Please don’t kiss him
Cuz you’re the cheater, a liar,
and a killer

When I close my eyes, Baby
I think I’m still at your side
Your breath, your love are inside me
I tightly hold you so you can’t escape
Because it rains, the separation is all washed away
I want those memories to disappear
Into the darkness, into a further place,
Please take away my painful tears

To me, it’s still only you
Forever, it’s you
With bursting tears,
As I collapse, I call out,
I call out for you

I just don’t get it, get it,
Why don’t you get it, get it,
Please, if you look at him, don’t smile
Please don’t kiss him
Cuz you’re the cheater, a liar,
and a killer

Between the spreading tobacco smoke
You disperse
You become more deeply etched in white
I can’t forget you

Oh Girl

Come back to me
Shouting like crazy, I love only you
It was wrong to let go of you
Regretfully, I beg
I beg

I just don’t get it, get it,
Why can’t you get it, get it,
Please, don’t embrace in his arms
Please don’t love him
Cuz you’re the cheater, a liar,
and a killer

Oh Baby, I need you
You took my love
and killed it girl
You took my love
You took my love
and killed it girl
You took my love
and killed it girl

Don’t do it this way
You took my love
and killed it girl
Why my heart cries
Oh Girl, (It’s) like you killed me
You took my love
and killed it girl
Baby you killed it

Please don’t leave me



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Monday, June 13, 2011

[News]Kim Hyun Joong Break Down Album Review





Kim Hyun Joong’s mini-album “Break Down” bumped its way into K-pop last week, marking this the fourth solo release from a SS501 member this year. Recognized for his position as the leader of SS501 and for his acting gig in the little-known drama (sarcasm tag), “Boys Over Flowers“, Kim Hyun Joong is drawing more attention for his solo endeavors recently.

Now that promotions are underway, has the hype and anticipation been justified?

Let’s break this thing down and find out!

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Track List:

01 Intro (Let Me Go)
02 Break Down (feat. Double K)
03 제발 (Please)
04 Kiss Kiss
05 Yes I Will
06 제발 (Please) (Inst.)

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“Break Down” opens with “Let Me Go“, an anthem-like introductory track filled to the brim with bells, pedal tones, and broad melodies. It’s quick to say this early on in the listening process, but this track could have been the one breakout song off the entire mini album had it been extended to full length. It features Kim Hyun Joong’s voice in the cleanest treatment; one that works in his favor given that his vocals are one of the most limited of the bunch. The song is thick and hefty, and it works here (Let Me Go).



Unfortunately, some of that cohesion in the intro song is lost within the title track, “Break Down“; while the first track could stand on its own, “Break Down” doesn’t hold itself as upright, audibly, as Kim would like us to believe.

“Break Down” carries a lot of weight on its shoulders, and after a few listens, it becomes crystal clear that this song was designed to be a visual experience, structured to feature large chunks of ‘nothing’ for the sole purpose of tossing in dance breaks. It explains the poor vocal performance and nonsensical echoes sprinkled throughout the verses.

There are awesome dance tracks out there that have a life of their own with the capability of sufficing without having any visual accompaniment, but “Break Down” isn’t one of them. You have to be watching Kim Hyun Joong for this song to be remotely enjoyable, or else it breaks down (no pun intended). We are given a sick rap line, a commercial beat, but the song as an entity is lacking. The decent and indecent balance of the vocal processing doesn’t help.

Unless you’re watching Hyun Joong’s live performances, man cleavage and all, “Break Down” is nothing more than average, especially coming from a K-pop veteran.

'Break Down' MV


Following the title track is the slower R&B-pop track, “Please“. Kim Hyun Joong doesn’t sound as beat up in this song, and with nice melodies, the whole thing comes off much cleaner than the previous single.

As mentioned earlier, Hyun Joong lacks a truly potent voice. But what K-pop idols are skilled at is working with what they’ve got. Idols are considered idols for their versatility, which includes their singing, and more often than not, if it isn’t a fantastic production that is making them sound good, its the way they handle their vocals that hides any crutch they may have.

In “Please”, Kim Hyun Joong is given very rudimentary lines and he manages to deliver them to the best of his ability. The outcome: a well-versed, well-sung little number.

It’s a pain to hear K-pop idols fail to sell relatively simple songs, but the advantage Hyun Joong has is the experience of working with his limited singing voice. The man sounds good, even if the song is nothing fresh to the ears.







Then we have “Kiss Kiss“, a song that is ‘pop’ down to the very core. This is the kind of music that blends well with Kim Hyun Joong’s voice, since he’s quite nasally. “Kiss Kiss” is bright, carefree, and is better suited for Hyun Joong than the try-hard “Break Down.” Again, there’s very little innovation happening here, but as a piece of this mini album, it’s a refreshing song to hear. It has traces of Chris Brown, albeit very obscure ones.




The final track, “Yes I Will“, closes on a very different note than the first few tracks. The EP starts off very grungy, urban, and heavy, but this song and “Kiss Kiss” end things on a dance-pop vibe that is inconsistent within the album, but far more believable as music under Kim Hyun Joong’s belt.

The auto-tune isn’t overwhelming nor befitting in “Yes I Will.” The song adds to the diversity of what an EP aims for, and makes it clear that it isn’t Kim Hyun Joong who is responsible for this not bad-but not amazing solo debut; it’s the song choices (Yes I Will).

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Clocking in at six songs (including the instrumental) and under twenty minutes, “Break Down” travels slower than expected for the amount of tracks it contains. A majority of what anchors this mini album down is the average songs, but part of the blame has to fall on Kim Hyun Joong’s own vocal delivery.

It’s difficult to argue in favor of Hyun Joong’s skills as a singer, because they’re as plain and uninspiring as they come. In these cases, it’s up to the strengths of a song and the flexibility of such an artist to make it work – something K-pop idols are notoriously phenomenal in doing.

“Break Down” captures a few of these moments, but in the larger scope of things, this mini album unwinds to become just another K-pop release with minimal innovation and not enough of a musical departure by Kim Hyun Joong as an individual artist. “Break Down” is average at best, coming in at a distant fourth in the line-up of impressive SS501 solo releases this year (Heo Young Saeng (3.6), Park Jung Min (4.1), Kim Hyung Jun (5.0), Kim Hyung Jun (4.0)).



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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

[Article + Vids] Kim Hyun Joong breaks down in tears while reading his letter, “I’ve only been able to watch fans fight”








Kim Hyun Joong has returned as a solo artist and gave a word of thanks to his fans with tears pouring from his eyes.

On June 7th, after his mini-album “Break Down” release showcase was over, he read a letter that he wrote from his heart to his fans.

He pulled out a letter and revealed his heartfelt feelings, “I’ve always been able to show my outer-self on stage, but I’ve never been able to show my heart to them. But I’ve finally gained enough courage to write this letter to share my feelings with my fans”.

Kim Hyun Joong read, “It’s already been 6 years since I’ve met every one. I thank you for believing in me and cheering for me all this time and never changing,” and he confessed, “I started looking back while I was working on the album. I realized how important the meaning of ‘together’ is”.

He continued, “I started feeling pressure and fear as I was trying to do this alone. It was hard to defeat this… I looked back over the past year, fans fighting and misunderstandings, only being able to watch over the situation made me think to myself, ‘I guess I have limits, too,” as his eyes started tearing.

He ended by saying, “I worked hard on the album by imagining how happy the fans would be looking at it. I hope that you will all be smiling and be even happier in the future.”

He added, “This album is not mine, but belongs to everyone. I’m very thankful to everyone that showed up here, and I want to tell everyone with my heart that I love you”.

Earlier on this day, Kim Hyun Joong performed his first solo title song “Break Down” at a showcase in front of 4,000 people.

Reading his Letter to fans









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[Vid + Translation] Kim Hyun Joong Break Down Showcase ; Reading Letter to his Fans





Okay I'm going to start reading it
I have known everyone for 6 years already
During this extremely long period of time
As always, believing and supporting Kim Hyun Joong, a person like this
Really very thankful
Actually, during the time when preparing this album
Although the time was not considered long
But it has allowed me to look back at the path that I have taken
I realized being together is so important
In addition, protecting me every moment
Now I am to handle all this by myself
In my heart, it is hard to avoid feeling worried and fearful
To overcome all this is so difficult
Over the past 1 year, seeing so many fans
Quarrelling among yourselves, suspecting one another
But I could only... quietly look upon all this
This has made me feel that I am so small, useless
But once I think about fans' excited faces after listening to my album
I start to feel energized once again, encouraged once more
From today onwards, hope to see everyone always smiling, being more blessed
This is not my album, but everyone's album
Sincerely thank everyone of you here
I wish to say "I love all of you"
Thank you, I love all of you
2011.05.10 or 2011.06.07
Kim Hyun Joong


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Credits
Video uploaded: sotkdzhadl @ YT
korean to chinese: Chinese Mother Fans
Chinese to English: yulinged @ lovekimhyunjoong.com

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Monday, June 6, 2011

[News] Kim Hyun Joong Talks About his Close Relationship with Bae Yong Joon




The ‘King of the Hallyu Wave’, Bae Yong Joon, made a surprise ‘voice appearance’ on SBS’s “Strong Heart“! On June 7th, Kim Hyun Joong made a guest appearance and revealed his close relationship with the CEO of his agency, Bae Yong Joon. He stated, “A while ago, I’ve heard that Yong Joong hyung went to Busan by himself so I went right away and stayed with him.” The singer also called Bae Yong Joong during filming, which he fortunately answered. Reportedly, Bae Yong Joon praised Hyun Joong and expressed his deep fondness for the star. He also joked around by saying, “I want to see Hyun Joong being hit by the wind [as punishment for telling a ‘weak’ story].” It’s said that Bae Yong Joon lived up to his reputation as a ‘man of gentle charisma’ by answering every cast member’s question.



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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

[Vid] Kim Hyun Joong Releases Full MV for “Please”



Last week, SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong officially kicked off his comeback preparations with the surprise teaser release for “Please“from his debut solo album, “Break Down“. He’s finally unleashed the full MV for “Please”, and it was definitely worth the wait!
Scenes were recorded at an indoor set on May 16th, and the entire production was overseen by directorJo Soo Hyun, who’s known working with TVXQBig Bang, and SNSD. Kim Hyun Joong was joined by actress Kim Min Seo as his special love interest.
KeyEast stated, “Before the release of the mini-album’s title track, ‘Break Down’, we have decided to release ‘Please.’ This music video is the work of some of the top staff in Korea, and we are sure fans are looking forward to seeing his new image.”

Check the video below:





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