A special music show to celebrate Kim Junsu’s mini-album ‘Just Yesterday’ release was held at Hyundai Card Music Library in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of October 15.
On this day Kim Junsu explained about his title track ‘Just Yesterday’, “It is the first time with a lyrical ballad for a title as my solo. It’s a challenge but not an unusual challenge. I decided it as the title because it’s a song you can feel the taste of autumn”.
Kim Junsu added, “This is the first time the famous Sim Kyu Seon(Lucia)-ssi wrote a song for another singer,” and, “It is a song that I sung and a song with a different ambiance. It is full of sadness and perplexity but it is beautiful if you examine the lyrics. It will be as if looking at a love letter that a man handed to a woman”.
Kim Junsu’s title track ‘Just Yesterday’ of the same name to his new mini-album was completed as a sad ballad consisting of a sensible voice unique to Kim Junsu as a song written and composed by singer-songwriter Sim Kyu Seon.
In addition there are available 8 songs of a variety of genres: from dance and hip-hop songs that his performances of ‘OeO’, ‘Midnight Show’, ‘Silk Road’ and such are anticipated; up to his past regular albums’ title tracks ‘Tarantallegra’, ‘Incredible’, and ‘Flower”s acoustic versions.
XIA Junsu also said, “I feel I should tell all my fans that I’m so sorry that you are coming to see me do a concert without new songs. Although I was pressed for time, I made a mini-album and wanted it to be heard at my concert”.
Continuing, he elaborated, “I have really a lot of songs that you’ll see squeezed into this concert’s cue sheet. There were times I had to manage with different songs since I didn’t have song by me actually when I was doing a solo concert at first. Now I am proud of myself that I can choose a song with ease on my own”.
Furthermore he requested, “After I selected good songs in the various genres of ambience to have a degree of completion as much, I ask that you look forward to it”.
He cleared up the mystery of ‘OeO’, “It has a lot of dance music that is based upon hip-hop and it is a song based on EDM(electronic dance music) the most among my songs up to now”.
And “EDM is a general trend in clubs these days. Also, it is not a current trend where DJs are creating music and making a lot of producing album, and singers do featurings but this song in a club is a track won’t have a sense of incompatibility when coming out. I tried mixing to adjust the focus in the EDM sound”.
Kim Junsu even spoke about ‘Silk Road’ that he has the most attachment to, “It is one of the tracks I created to be played like a bonus track. The humorous lyrics is its distinct characteristic”. ‘Silk Road’ has wit expressing love between a man and a woman and the Silk Road. Its bold lyrics is eye-catching.
Following, he evoked laughter, confessing “It covers my voice in a sitar, a traditional instrument of India. Images of trade merchants who traverses continents, will float up. I had started with the Silk Road at first, and was vocalizing about the Silk Road funnily. Fans will say ‘tears are flowing from the title’ when they open the tracklist and I am very sorry. Everybody will be deceived”.
Adding, he revealed uncommon affection, with “It deals with a man’s desire about his first love”.
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