Because we are missing JaeChun these days ,
Let’s Spazz 2009, when they released “Colors (Melody and Harmony) / Shelter” single,
Wherever you are, We miss you Jaejoong & Yoochun!!! We love you and Junsu too
”COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~/SHELTER” is a special japanese single by Jejung and Yuchun released on September 30, 2009
♪ COLORS～ Melody and Harmony ♪
COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~ It is a commemorative song for the 35th anniversary of Hello Kitty in Japan.
[Excerpt of Jaechun’s Interview for Tokyo Weekly Magazine]
1. This special unit will only consist of two members?
– It started from the solo corner of live at Tokyo Dome. Yuchun asked me to perform in duet a song we’ve been composing together and I was worried at that time. That performance had led to this special unit activities.
2. Please tell me the remarkable part of the song
– Please check on Yuchun’s slow rap which really brighten up the song.
3. What is your most favorite part of the lyrics?
– The part “My music in my life~” I feel that our feelings are exactly like showed in that line.
4. If you have to point your counterpart vocal’s appeal?
– Yuchun’s voice is a bass, yet it has a high pitched tone part which makes one great impression together. I think it’s beautiful because there’s a possibility of his voice to pull out a great power.
5. Please tell us about the making of the music video.
– It took more time than you may think. We got a close distance with the small sets, it’s like Ultraman. The technology used is similar in Ultraman and Yuchun even tried to be one!
6. In accordance with the title, what is your favorite colors?
– I like black. It gives a good strong feeling!
1. When did you compose COLORS? And please tell us how’s the composing style of two of you!
– The completion of the song was during the nationwide tour of Tohoshinki in Osaka. This time, Jejung made the arrangement while I did the melody. We shared opinions just like usual, and talked to each other of what kind of song we’d like to compose!
2. Please tell us the part of the song we have to pay special attention on it
– The feeling is different from if we sing with five members, please listen closely to the harmony of these two people! In order to make everyone can easily remember the song in Tokyo Dome Live, we composed an easy/simple music, it suits to be sung in karaoke.
3. Your most favorite part of the lyrics, and why?
– “Even for one second, we’d like to stop the tears in the world and turn them into smile” – that part. The feeling when we sing the last part is also great, “Like a melody~ (and harmony in love)”
4. If you have to point your counterpart vocal’s appeal?
– He has an unforgettable voice! Jejung’s voice comes easy to the ear that I won’t be able to resist!
5. Please tell us about the making of the music video.
– It relates as well to the colors. At the beginning we’re in a pure white world, and as the song flows, the world turns into colorful fun world.
6. In accordance with the song title, what is your favorite color?
– It’s white.
♪ SHELTER ♪
The 2nd track on the ‘COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~’ single is the song called ‘Shelter’, composed by Jaejoong with “a little help” of Junsu, and the lyrics are by Yoochun and HUB
[Excerpt of Jaechun’s Interview for What’s In Magazine]
JJ: When I was composing a music in my room, suddenly Junsu entered the room; and said,
“As for the beginning of this song, isn’t this good?”
And he began to sing the begginig part of the song and taped it
and left the room right after that. ^^
As it happened so quickly, I thought,
“Oh? What was that? !” ^^
But then when I heard the song which was sang by Junsu, it was really good,
and thus the composition has become, “made by Junsu and Jejung.” lol
Reporter: lol. It was an intrusion victory by Junsu.
JJ: Isn’t it? （A witty smile）
Not only that, when Yuchun and I were recording in Japan,
Junsu went back to Korea,
so we could not interact with each other at the studio.
“Oh, what?! Junsu went back to Korea?” lol
Reporter: It sounds like Junsu.
YC: It really is, isn’t it?!
[Excerpt of Jaechun’s Interview for SONG Magazine]
Another new single, SHELTER will also be introduced.
YC: The music was written by Jaejoong! It’s a challenge for him since the music is kind of different than the music he usually mostly composes.
JJ: From the introduction up to part A and B, the melody is pretty dark and heavy. But starting from the chorus, the beat starts to be faster and brighter. I did enjoy this change of pace.
– What kind of message are the lyrics filled with?
JJ: My world won’t exist if there is no you. You may not know about me, but I still keep thinking of you. It sounds a bit like a stalker… (laughs). It’s like this… a person doesn’t even know a thing about another person, but this other person somehow feels strength and encouragement just for the fact that the person does exist. So this song tries to express an appreciation for the existence of someone to other people.
YC: The meaning that connects, this song with COLORS are both expressing ‘a thankful mind.’ But COLORS is a song with more simple kind of music, Shelter’s music is more complicated. So it’s a good balance.
Video Credits: avexnetwork + KimMinSong
Excerpts Trans by: SharingYoochun.net (Tokyo Weekly ang Song Mag) + Junsulv@OneTVXQ.com (What’s In Mag)
Shared by: JYJ3
Related Entries: [HQ PICS] JaeChun ~ “Colors, Melody and Harmony” Promo 1, 2
Tagged: COLORS Melody & Harmony, Jaechun, Jaejoong, Spazz 2009, Yoochun
Yuchun-ah… we miss you badly… come back soon… Please?
Can they still perform these songs in concert? Do they own the rights? I love Colors and watch the live video of it in Tokyo Dome a lot.
I still think “Shelter” is one of the greatest songs by Jae/Chun. It’s still in my top 5 all-time favorites. I also love “Waiting For So Long” although they didn’t write that. Damn, I wish they could work with M-flo again but I’m sure AVEX would never let it happen. 😦
ooooh !!! ….now I’m curious to know your top 5
@meme 7& JYJ
Today it’s My Girlfriend, Shelter, Beautiful Thing, Kiss B and Mine. The Junsu songs rotate – some days it’s Uncommitted, others it’s Lullaby, Thank You or Reason. 🙂 I’m terribly fickle, you see.
no gain and Uncommitted are my favorite Junsu songs
I LOVED Jaejoong’s whole album …it was perfect for me .
as for JYJ it’s Empty ,Be the One,Heaven and ” the ” album .
not going to mention any of the old dbsk song .
@meme & JYJ
I totally love “No Gain” too. What a great song. That’s the kind of artist’s self-penned song that no SM group will ever be able or allowed to do. Some days, that’s in there, in the Top 5. 🙂
No Gain is written and composed by Jaejoong isn’t it?
“No Gain is written and composed by Jaejoong isn’t it?”
Yep. I think he also did the track to it that appears on Junsu’s album. He’s kind of becoming a “tracks guy” which is interesting because creating the track that the vocals flow over is a whole other talent in itself. But Jaejoong seems to be doing a lot of the instrumental work on songs he writes as well as all the other songwriting components we know he does. This is what I love most about Jaejoong – way way way more than I love how he looks, I love that he’s a serious and evolving songwriter.
yes, me too sis …i miss them so much T__T
that part where they smiled at each other …..❤
Thank you for posting this!!
This reminds me when I watched this video the first time, my first feeling was…..hmmm…..how come they looked at each other so deep and full of love….their eyes smiles so naturally to each other, just like they were lovers…..
I love them since then…..as I know them better, I love them even more!!
For me One Kiss is the ultimate favorite. I’m a long time fan of classic rock and power ballad (my favorite group is Queen, a 70’s rock band from UK). One Kiss blows my mind.
Melody and Harmony was just cute and it was my feel good song when I needed it ….every other dbsk fan at that time would keep insisting that balloons was the one for lifting your spirit and I seriously hated it ( witch was considered a crime in the book of Cassiopeia lol ) …ah ~ the memory’s .
but Shelter was still much MUCH better for me … especially the live at Tokyo dome .
u are the worst cassiopeia ever
balloons is terrible though. balloons and hug. wish i could unhear them, really.
LOL …. I was a lurker most of the time because I never liked how a lot of cassiopeia were behaving and the ” rules ” of the fandom at that time …I was only into k-drama first and non of the k-pop acts / groups that were popular were doing it for me , then hug came out , and though I didn’t like it ( yes another one of my crimes as a cassiopeia ) it got me interested enough to be there fan and ignore thing like “triangle & the way you are MVs “
@meme & jyj
lol I think a lot of us pretended to be looking the other way when the Triangle album cover was released. 🙂 Others of us think it’s the greatest thing ever. That’s our big, wide, wonderful fandom, bickering and all. Since I have a lifetime aversion to joining things I could never have been a Cassie either. In fact, I think I probably could have started WWlll in Cassie-Land with my various exception takings and questioning “why is that exactly?” every 5 minutes.
actually now that I think about it …there was someone ( Jae was her favorite) that was like that …she was breaking all the rules , popping all the bubbles and raining on their parade ….I miss her .
@meme & JYJ
“she was breaking all the rules , popping all the bubbles and raining on their parade ….I miss her .”
It wasn’t me! LOL Honest!
omg my first kdrama was playful kiss…. so. messed. up. hyun joong is the worst actor lmao. so good-looking tho….
my first DBSK song was mirotic and i hated it. (the MV is nice though~) and then i saw the purple line MV and was like how…. are they even popular…. lol. then homin had their comeback and i became interested in their old stuff. and THEN i found The Beginning and ayyy girl stole my heart. no joke. i have kanye to thank for showing me the light that is JYJ.
my first drama was full house with rain …and my first kpop song was hug and then things like Bae Seul Gi tomboy …didn’t like either of them but was a fan from the start …and I always favoured Jaejoong and Yoochun for some reason , so when they ( sm ) said they weren’t releasing ” dating on earth ” I was royally pissed .
I feel old now ….
Best performance of the night for me.
you can’t say that without posting the video my friend .
We can’t find that in YT, Avex is so quick
but as posted by @mickymong below : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xihax8_jaechun-shelter-thanksgiving-live-in-dome-eng-rom-kanji-karaoke-sub_music
AVEX be damned!
It’s only Park Yoochun who is quit..
Junsu is active and JJ had begin this years is solo album.. And Yoochun after the drama I Miss U he is not that active.. Hope to see u soon.. ❤
My best guess on the burning question of “WHERE”S CHUNNIE?” that so many of us are asking is:
1. Reading scripts
2. Having talks with C-jeS and producers about the next acting role and
3. Playing golf.
That’s where I think Chunnie is.
I would say all 3
those were my thoughts too-except something along the line of china for a drama movie etc. wonder what his best golf score is now! i totally love melody and harmony forever. it is one of their crowning wondrous achievements at the soulmates! thanks everyone for the wonderful memory links~
“it sounds just like junsu” that’s right that’s my baby Junsu
A very awesome duo ….. Love the combiation of the voice especially whe they sing it live ….the chemistry is so good ..
Agree with you!! So happy to see this spazz post & listen to these songs again! Shelter is one of my most favourite!! It has a really nice sexy feel and it’s really awesome..how jaechun’s voice blends and complement each other!
Kekeke! Lol On the part which Junsu just barged in to sing and record the beginning part of shelter when jae’s composing.. so it’s JYJ’s song after all!!^^
I love all song of soulmate JaeChun.. colors, been so long.. miss u all 🙂
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I love COLORS～ Melody and Harmony so much but SHELTER is my favourite ever! the melody, the lyrics, the rap part and their voices of course! One of their brilliant song! I miss u Jaechun especially u Park Yoochun, atleast JJ has twitter..tsk..Love is patience..LOL!
Even how many I watch this, I’m still having goosebumps with this peformance, Jae+Chun=more than perfect 🙂
watching his, I’m confused who’s my bias, LOL
LOL!”confused who’s my bias!” dun worry, I’m confused too sometimes 😀
my jaw dropped & feel goosebumps too everytime seeing this video but it’s weird I can’t sing along with them no matter how many times I watched this video..I only can listen with wide open eyes but my mouth was totally froze! I guess coz our soulmate sang this song too perfect! should not ruin this beautiful song with my duck voice!
*hope too hear another collab from JaeChun
Best duet, hope they can produce more to light up our ears. however if they can not promote freely in SK and in Japan,then it does not make sense to have albums,that is probably why we don’t see Yuchun much lately.He is leaning towards to drama which can gain fans for him too and he is good at it as well
Here’s what I was thinking this afternoon about that: we all know that Chun has taken his role as head of his household VERY seriously. He will always live with his family. Any wife he eventually chooses will have to blend well with his Mom and Yuhwan, they will always be living together. Chunnie now views himself as the primary provider for the household.
OK, do you have any idea how many albums he and JYJ would have to sell in order for him to make the same money he makes as an actor? (And remember, with each success his price goes up.) There’s just no comparison, especially when you factor in the continuing banning of JYJ. I feel that Yuchun has put his career as an actor first now. I do not anticipate that any of the members would try to change his mind on that either. First and foremost they love him and they want what he wants for himself. Also, there’s the Asthma factor to consider. This is a difficult handicap and makes performing extremely taxing, scary and difficult were he to suffer an attack while performing. Since he refuses to stop smoking we can assume his asthma will worsen over time.
So that’s the rundown as I see it. That’s what I was thinking about this afternoon.
Ooohhh, I don’t think to mingle with Yoohwan will be be a problem. That boy is cuuuuuttteee and such a sweet heart. Chun’s mom also looks sweet and kind heart. It’s Jaejoong future spouse that I’m worry about. Seriously. EIGHT SISTERS IN LAW???
I agree with your analysis about why Chunnie is only focusing on acting and not doing an album. I have one more reason to add to yours. In an interview maybe two years ago, he mentioned that the one thing he doesn’t want to do is a musical because he doesn’t want to be compared to Junsu. Both Junsu and Jaejoong have put out really high quality and commercially successful albums. I don’t think Yuchun wants to be compared to two of the best singers in Korea. I really wish he would and would love every second of his music, but I think that is his mindset.
I don’t know what is holding up the JYJ album. I’m sure they have worked on it at least some, but they seem to be waiting to put it out, expecting I suppose that Japan and Korea will open up to them. Personally, I don’t really put my hopes in either of those things happening, but I hope they do.
“I don’t think Yuchun wants to be compared to two of the best singers in Korea. I really wish he would and would love every second of his music, but I think that is his mindset.”
I’d agree with you there. Now I KNOW this is not a popular sentiment here, I know there are a sea of fans who thrill to every note that comes out of Yuchun’s mouth. But I agree with Lisa – Yuchun can’t be happy with the state his singing voice is in now. He literally can’t be feeling confident about it. I don’t think he feels in the least bit competitive with Junsu and Jaejoong though – it’s not that. I just think he may be insecure about holding his own as a solo artist, even briefly, having not sung in so long. His voice is not the same as it was, there’s no doubt about it in my mind anyway.
As a matter of fact, I am one of those people who absolutely loves Yuchun’s voice. It’s not that I think he can’t sing, but that nobody in Korea could compete with Junsu’s voice. He’s a phenomenon, or as Yuchun said, he’s like Spiderman for singing – some different DNA for music.
Yuchun has always had a few issues with his vocal control and pitch from time to time – maybe when he is nervous. But I still like his voice the best. He has a rich soulfulness, a gentle tenderness, a strong masculine quality and super coolness in his singing. Nobody can match the quality of his voice in those areas.
Chunnie was my first bias, I liked him also in the early years although now going back and listening to his early performances I can hear that his range is smaller than he perhaps wished it to be. But he just hasn’t been singing and for all but a very few vocalists who can sing well come what may this is not good. Control goes out the window and Chunnie relied on his ability to carefully control his voice, pitch etc. Now it sounds to me like he is using more and more vibrato to sort of cover up what’s going on. It can’t be pleasant for him to have to resort to these kinds of vocal maneuvers when performing but then again, he won’t get down to business and spend the time to re-train his voice either. So it’s a problem.
Oh, and I agree with you – Junsu is a force of nature. He’s got it all goin’ on. Naturally gifted and then trained and then he sings probably all the time, both on and off stage.He’s serious about being a singer and it shows.
I guess most people have stopped reading this thread by now, so I will comment back. I’ve come to the conclusion that each person listens to something different from songs. Rhythm or beat, overall arrangement or just the general sound, the expression of a certain mood. It sounds like you might have some training as a singer, so you listen to the skill or technique. I don’t really care about any of those things. I listen to the inner feeling of the singer as the song is sung. It goes beyond emotion, maybe more akin to soul. This is Yuchun’s specialty. His capabilities as a singer don’t really interest me much. His artistry and expression of his depth as a person are what keep his music on replay like nobody else for me. I don’t think I really listen to his singing so much as listening to him. If you compare Masaharu Fukuyama’s version of Saiai to Yuchun’s version at Tokyo Dome, it really shows up. Yuchun’s depth makes my heart hurt listening to the song.
I know that it takes quite a lot of time to get to know Yuchun before being able to listen to him like that. Commercial music does not give time for such a relationship with his music. Those who already are fans can hear it.
After reading the JYJ2 Magazine interview with him, I came to the conclusion that he is thinking about a solo album and coming up with ideas for it, but maybe isn’t ready to do it yet.
Anyway, I always appreciate your insights. Your a very thoughtful person.
Yes, guilty as charged. I am a singer and have been a singer and producer of vocalists for decades. You’re absolutely right, I am talking purely about technique. But as a singer, that’s what Yuchun is faced with – not relying on his fans’ ability to “hear through his singing to his soul” but the actual way he can create sound to best portray the songs he sings. So maybe we’re both right actually. Because the way you described your perception of his singing – who on earth would possibly tell you that was wrong? Certainly not I. I think this is an integral and essential part of the magic of a truly great and enigmatic star, to have this effect on his listeners. Still, as a technician/producer who has chosen singers for projects, produced many vocals and vocalists I stand by my comments as regards Yuchun’s “singer’s dilemma” — that which he is now challenged by going forward. I know he has promised a solo album and I would be thrilled beyond words if he did it because BY doing it he would have to work and work and then work some more on his vocals for it, which is in fact what he needs to do in any case to get back to where he was as a singer in earlier days.
I agree on everything you said about Yoo Chun’s voice, except for one line: “I know that it takes quite a lot of time to get to know Yuchun before being able to listen to him like that.” It could be true for some, but it wasn’t for me. It was instant, like a flash of lightning that went straight to my soul. It connected and hasn’t let go. I don’t know anything about techniques either, but I’d like to believe I could recognize a “force of nature” when I hear one. And Junsu is one. Nobody in his/her right mind would dispute that. But music has to speak to my emotions, my heart has to be the target. And Yoo Chun’s voice and music totally, perfectly, unconditionally did it.
Love your comment. Thank you for saying that.
Makes me miss him even more.
My wishful guess is that Jaejoong and Yoochun are busy together preparing JYJ come back albums at the moment. We know these two are the composers and song writers in the group since DB5K time. I imagine they’re spending time together, just like when they composed Melody and Harmony, simply the marvelous soul mate time, writing songs, composing, arranging for JYJ new album ❤ ❤ ❤
“We know these two are the composers and song writers in the group since DB5K time.”
I know. I used to think that too. Then I started hearing the songs Junsu wrote and included on his first and second solo albums and I also happened to run across this video of a sing/playoff between Junsu and Taeyang.
Now, I think Junsu is arguably the best instrumentalist among the 3 and a GREAT songwriter. Go figure.
“Fallen Leaves” he composed and wrote the lyrics too , check it out , It is amazing I love it ..one of my favorite songs
Oh yes, Fallen Leaves is an amazing and sophisticated composition. When I first heard it it sounded like a Broadway show tune to me ala some of the songs in The Phantom Of The Opera and this was before Junsu had even been in his first musical. Jaejoong has since said that this song best epitomises their feelings about the split and their outward journey. It really is a stunningly gorgeous melody.
Oh! I’ve seen this video at my country in one of the broadcast station program. The topic for that day was “kpop idol who play instrument very well” or “best kpop idol member that can play instrument” or something like that, i just forgot exactly the topic lol. And Junsu placed at 2nd rank while Henry on 1st rank.. While “JYJ Junsu” was mentioned i just screamed and say “Mom,, this is one of the JYJ member, Jaejoong friend and he is so cute”. I was really happy to see Junsu in broadcasting station at my country 🙂 Hope see the others too 😀 #indonesia
I mean album (single not plural) ^__^
Yoochun: He has an unforgettable voice! Jejung’s voice comes easy to the ear that I won’t be able to resist!
Hi-5 YC, we have the same design of audio, lol
Shelter:(JJ) It’s like this… a person doesn’t even know a thing about another person, but this other person somehow feels strength and encouragement just for the fact that the person does exist. So this song tries to express an appreciation for the existence of someone to other people.
This song is for you Mr. KJJ (from me) 🙂
“It’s like this. . a person doesn’t even know . . . ” i am caught despairing reading those lines too. am thinking how could he actually be sitting on his own words for me. if it’s any consolation, the tumult he knows being at such receiving end.
is this a cheer on? to fill gaps and alleviate missing days, i am digging lately (like broken) personal dvd, cd, ipod and Yt channels for these songs. glad i recently able to save vimeo files (thanks courtesy of @Jaetaku/Sofia L.) in TL for Shelter, Been So Long, For You and Colors&Harmony at Thanksgiving Live.
panoorin ko paulit-ulit? nakakatuwang nakakainis sa sarili . . ewan, nakakainip. talagang nakakainip sis. . .
My daughter was asking me the other day, it’s been almost five years, how come na hindi pa raw ako nagsawa, paulit-ulit, how I wish I get bored already so I’ll stop longing for more, hindi ba mas madali yun? I’ll stop checking my TL if may updates ba !
no way is easy to us for now. just a coaster ride, up and down. sometimes i want to agree this is getting pathetic. their faces not on broadcast, uncertainties of projects/album. . . para namang batang makulit, hindi makahintay. cge nga, makapangmalaki ba tayo, maya maya takbo rin pabalik. lagot ang JaeChun na yan pag nagpakita, kurutin ko ng pinong pino sa panaginip 😀 😀 😀
Continuing with my wishful thinking of the soul mate spending time composing for JYJ new album, the only worry that I have is the amount of alcohol and cigarettes that they consume together. These two talented souls are so great together but also pathetic. I imagine JJ and Chunnie sprawling over sheets and sheets of songs, lyrics and compositions, giggling, completely drunk. And then they hug and bawling their eyes together. As much as the picture is endearing, I worry about their health ❤
Shelter is my favorite! Love Yoochun’s voice there he’s voice there! so sexy!!! >,<
and I miss Yoochun's rapping voice very much! not so many JYJ's song have Yoochun's rap in there… 😦
Thank you admin-san! this is good cuz i’mmissing yoochunnie too T.T
i remember when colors came out how i missed junsu too xD
SOULMATE indeed! x)
Thank you so much… when I first started knowing them, most of the songs that I like are Yoochun’s self composed songs 🙂
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Shelter, one of my all time favorite songs ever, esp the Tokyo Dome version 😀
For me Shelter is a song that gets better with each listen. And now almost 4 years later it still sounds fresh!
I love Shelter!! I think it’s my fav of Jaechun collaborations
They sound awesome as duet, their voices complement each other^^
Going to chime in and say that “Shelter” is one of my favorite songs, not just from Jae/Chun, but in general.
Along with the great lyrics and vocals, the melody has a beautiful blend of layers. ^_^
‘Shelter’ is really amazing wow……..i am really useless fan i didn t hear it before .it s a really good song….the tempo is sooo captivated and awsome.i want hear more song please JYJ3 post more song of JYJ pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase 🙂
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My Chunnie….I miss you!! Your voice is always my choice of smoothing…..whenever I need comfort.
jaechun soulmates 🙂