Tuesday, October 11, 2011

[News] Kim Hyun Joong Talks About Album Concept

Learn about why Hyun Joong choose this kind of concept for his 2nd mini album from the translation of carolicity of AllKPop.


[News] Kim Hyun Joong discusses the concept for “Lucky Guy”
Credit : carolicity@AKP

Kim Hyun Joong recently sat down with reporters to talk about his upcoming music video for “Lucky Guy”.

“‘Breakdown’ was a very powerful track, whereas ‘Lucky Guy’ is more of an upbeat song that I will be able to enjoy with fans… The concept this time around was inspired by the movie ‘Ocean’s Eleven’.”

He continued, “This music video was shot with a gambler concept, but although the background and atmosphere make it seem like it’s in a casino, in reality, I’ll be playing Blue Marble.” (Blue Marble is a Korean board game similar to Monopoly)

With his last mini-album selling 110,000 copies, Kim Hyun Joong holds the record for the highest figure of album sales out of all the solo artists this year.

He joked, “Since the 1st mini album sold 110,000 units, I hope the 2nd mini album will sell 220,000 copies.”

Kim Hyun Joong will be hold his comeback stage on October 20th through Mnet’s ‘M! Countdown‘, and after three weeks of promotion, he will hold his first solo Japanese tour in November.


Anonymous said...

i love this album for so many aspects. overall, the tongue in cheek humour. from the cover to the mv. that the gambler concept is used by him, a korean singer, is such a cheeky poke at his own cultural stringent rules.
the lyrics are a hotpotch of earnest and silly nonsense. U, i'm your man both seriously earnest. do you like that and lucky guy both full of lighthearted whimsical words.

But the music, ah the music is the one serious solid sustenance. it's the music you can listen to without any visuals, in the shopping mall, in the car, in the club, on the dancefloor, through the earphone, waiting for whoever, whatever. the only thing you probably cannot do while listening to it... studying. the music, the lyrics and his singing especially... too distracting.

i'll buy his album (ordered already) to tide over to the time when i get to attend his concert. hearing him sing live. that would be the ultimate treat.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to Hyun Joong.
Love him very much.