miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2011

Kim Kyu Jong lanza versión de Yesterday para bailar

A pocas semanas del lanzamiento del video clip de ´Yesterday´, el cantante surcoreano se convirtió en instructor de baile para los fanáticos.

Kim Kyu Jong, uno de los integrantes del grupo SS501, lanzó la versión de baile de la canción ‘Yesterday’. Como se sabe, el video musical con la primera versión de la canción se hizo popular por el paso de Kyu Jong ‘suspender dance’.
En esta nueva edición, el ídolo asiático baila frente a un telón de fondo blanco pulido enseñando los pasos de baila para los fanáticos, quienes están muy contentos por la simpatía indiscutible como instructor de baila que destila Kyu Jong.

Fuentes: http://www.rpp.com.pe/2011-10-24-kim-kyu-jong-lanza-version-de-yesterday-para-bailar-noticia_415764.html

Video: b2ment (cuenta de youtube)

jueves, 13 de octubre de 2011

miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2011

Kim Hyun Joong discusses the concept for “Lucky Guy”

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.

Single Review: Kim Hyun Joong - "Lucky Guy"

After releasing "Break Down" earlier this year to commercial success, Kim Hyun Joong is back with a fresh new sound. How does "Lucky Guy" fare? Not bad, not bad at all.

Lucky Guy" is all about quirk, attitude, and chaos -- fun chaos. It sounds like something straight out of a TV sitcom opening song from the early 2000's, with the finesse and production technology of 2011. The song is fun to listen to, and rather than barraging listeners with all these fancy auto-tune variants and overused synth loops, we're given actual instruments playing actual melodies.
The quirk of this song is highly dependent on the instruments - that gutsy electric guitar line and those raw, yet clean and smooth drums, but surprisingly, Hyun Joong's vocals do a lot for the overall effect too.
Let's be honest. Hyun Joong has never been the best singer in K-Pop. He's easily out-sung by many, many other idols. However, he's always been consistently okay, and sometimes he has his good moments -- and "Lucky Guy" is one of them. His light and airy vocals are a good contrast to the arrangement, and prevent the song from going all over the place. All the other elements of the song are so intense that if someone with a bigger, sharper voice were to sing it, the song would be too much.

"Lucky Guy" starts rather simply, but another thing that draws in listeners is how fast the dynamics change. They don't change every two seconds or anything; you're still able to take in all the individual parts, but before you get bored, something changes, leaving you at the edge of your seat in anticipation of what's going to happen next.
The hook is also consistent with the entire theme running through the song -- it sticks with you, but it's not too repetitive. It's a hook you can actually hum to yourself, because you remember it and because it's humanly possible to sing it without fancy studio tricks. And that's what can, and will, ultimately make this song popular -- the fact that other people can sing it too.
There's no arguing that technology has done things we would've never been able to do otherwise, but as time passes, new advances will come, and what is new now will become obsolete in the distant or near future. What will transcend time and remain are creative songs, strong arrangements, and melodies. And that's what "Lucky Guy" has -- a strong arrangement and an actual, sing-able, melody.

The return of Kim Hyun Joong is too soon?

Following the launch of his first solo mini-album album "Break Down" four months ago, Kim Hyun Joong returns this week with another mini-album "Lucky." Although many people felt that his return is too soon, Kim Hyun Joong thinks that it has been long overdue. "Many people are saying how quickly that I'm coming out again, but I personally think that a long time has passed. There will be another single album in January."

"The debut solo album was able to reflect the solo side of myself and this time I'm presenting my music to everyone. I have put in a lot of effort in the music, it suits everyone. I had wanted to show that I can perform on stage alone through 'Break Down,' in my new songs, I hope everyone can pay more attention to my music."

In the new album, Kim Hyun Joong participated widely in album production and worked closely with C-Luv who has produced "Rainism" for Rain and MBLAQ's debut album, along with Steven Lee who has been working on not only Kim Hyun Joong's debut album but also fellow SS501 members, Heo Young Saeng and Kim Kyu Jong's debut albums as well. The album has attracted much attention due to the wide selection of musical styles, ranging from punk rock to American R&B through the five songs.

Kim Hyun Joong will be showing his maturing singing skills in "I Am Your Man." He was also honest to add, "frankly, people do not harbor much curiosity in my music, that's why I want to show more, wanting to sing songs that are appealing to everyone. I know people's expectations are not so high, so I have selected music that are relatively simple."
"The acoustic version of 'I Am Your Man' gives a calm feeling, I have been receiving vocal training so there will be many changes, including my way of singing. Female fans may like the sound, my voice has indeed improved progressively."
Title track "Lucky Guy" embodies rock band music that speaks of Kim Hyun Joong's style, a genre that he loves. "In fact, I am very worried that the public could not accept such a song, and we had also invited a band and guitarist for live accompaniment. Although it is band music, I hope that we could present a song that we can dance to even without the presence of a band. The most exciting is club music, but since it no longer exists, I feel that band music would add more flavor."

The title track "Lucky Guy" is Kim Hyun Joong's favorite, recording for the song has also been very interesting. "In a part of the song, there is a howl, I have wanted to put a female's voice initially, but it's really hard to find that kind of sexy voice, so I used a wolf's howl instead."

Kim Hyun Joong said, the launch of this album complies with all of his requirements. It is not difficult to tell that he has put in a lot of effort from the pictures of the album cover. "I hope to be recognized in the things I want to do, not because of somebody's demands."

The album promotions will only last for three weeks due to various promotional engagements in Asia. Kim Hyun Joong too expressed regret, "three weeks is really short, unfortunately, but there are scheduled activities and to release the new album during this time although somewhat regretful, I will do my best. I hope to meet a lot of fans."
"Actually I did not anticipate that the response for my comeback being too soon, that's why sometimes I think I'm being impatient. Although the time was very short but I'd dedicated all efforts in completing the album, wanting to return sooner so that everyone will not forget about me. Next year, I should have something new to bring to you and I hope to have your continued support."

"Lucky" has officially hit the record stores on October 11 and fans may look forward to the full music video on October 13. Kim Hyun Joong's comeback stage is set for October 20 through Mnet's "M! Countdown."

martes, 11 de octubre de 2011

Kim Hyun Joong Releases Final "Lucky Guy" MV Teaser

"Mr. Lucky" scores with the cards and the ladies!

Kim Hyun Joong's agency, KeyEast, uploaded the third video teaser of their punk rocker/gambler on October 11. The music video clip for his upcoming single "Lucky Guy," which was released on Kim Hyun Joong's official YouTube channel, is the last installment to his gambling spree in music.This third clip takes viewers into the casino with Hyun Joong and his "Lady Luck" (played by actress Hong Soo Hyun). The actress is channeling her inner Megan Fox (during her "Transformers" days) in this hot new music video. Check out the newest teaser below:

Kim Hyun Joong's full length "Lucky Guy" music video will be released on October 13. Are you anticipating his dice roll in the complete music video?

Kim Hyun Joong Unveils His Second "Lucky Guy" Video Teaser

The time has come for the next installment in Kim Hyun Joong's musical gambling. The singer resembled a high roller in his very first teaser for the upcoming single "Lucky Guy". In the first video, he appeared cool, laid back and on top of the world in a series of images that stole fans hearts. K-Pop's new punk rocker leaves his boy band days (with SS501) behind as he ventures into a whole new genre. On October 10, KeyEast uploaded his second music video teaser via Kim Hyun Joong's official YouTube channel. Rock out with his new teaser [featuring actress Hong Soo Hyun] below:

Kim Hyun Joong's "Lucky Guy" teaser number three will be released October 11 and his full-length music video will debut on October 13.

sábado, 8 de octubre de 2011

Kim Hyun Joong Releases “Lucky” Music Video Teaser

Henecians, it is your "Lucky" day! 
Kim Hyun Joong is back with his newest single entitled "Lucky."  The SS501 leader is embarking on his second solo project to follow up his successful "Breakdown" promotions this summer.  The teaser video for "Lucky" was uploaded on the singer's official YouTube channel on October 7. The song, which embodies American's popular punk rocker elements, gives Kim Hyun Joong the opportunity to channel his inner wild child. According to his agency, KeyEast, Members of Day Break and Common Ground are reported to have helped him on this heavily westernized album, while famous songwriter and producer Steven Lee joined the mastermind production team. Henecians can also anticipate more rock, ballads and tender love tracks on the album like “Do you Like That”, I'm Your Man” and “U.”  What exactly will his new venture into this genre sound like? 

Take a look at the new teaser below:

Kim Hyun Joong's entire "Lucky" music video is scheduled to premiere on October 13.  Now that you have seen the teaser, do you think this new single will outshine "Breakdown"?

martes, 4 de octubre de 2011

Kim Hyun Joong revela la portada de "Lucky"

Son cinco los temas que componen el nuevo mini álbum como solista del integrante de SS501.

El cantante surcoreano Kim Hyun Joong, integrante de SS501, ha revelado la portada de su segundo mini álbum titulado “Lucky”.

Esta nueva producción musical presenta “Do You Like That”, tema en donde destaca la fuerza de los instrumentos. Además, hay otros cinco canciones como “Lucky”, la balada “I’m Your Man” y “U”.

FUENTE: http://www.rpp.com.pe/2011-10-04-kim-hyun-joong-revela-la-portada-de-lucky-noticia_409676.html

sábado, 1 de octubre de 2011

SS501′s Heo Young Saeng, Kim Hyung Jun visit M! Countdown to support Kim Kyu Jong’s solo debut

To support Kim Kyu Jong‘s solo debut, fellow SS501 members Heo Young Saeng and Kim Hyung Jun personally made a visit to the set of Mnet’s ‘M! Countdown‘!
On September 29th, the official ‘M! Countdown’ Twitter updated with a picture of the trio and the message, “Hyung Jun & Young Saeng came to support Kyu Jong’s solo debut. Kim Kyu Jong prepared for his solo stage amidst a friendly and heartwarming atmosphere.”
Dressed in his stage outfit, Kyu Jong can be seen posing between his two handsomely dressed group members. With arms slung over one another’s shoulders, the group smile for the camera while giving a thumbs-up for good luck.
Fans commented, “Such a friendly picture”, “He must feel so strong to have his members supporting him for his first stage”, and “Let’s make a daebak with your solo!”