Report written by Kstyle News writer 望月美寿. Translated by xiahjunjjyu.
Currently serving the military, Kim Jaejoong held “2016 Kim Jae Joong 2nd Album Hologram real live Concert in Japan” on both days, 9th and 10 February. Kim Jaejoong, who is currently working hard in a special training in the intense cold. This time’s concert, labelled hologram concert, borrowing the power of the state of the art technology, is the idea that Jaejoong who is not here sings and dances. Yoyogi (National) Gymnasium, serving as the venue was packed filled with the fans who wanted to see a glimpse of Jaejoong. Will be reporting the performance on the 10th.
Before this time’s concert began, various thoughts flew about this concert which was also unusual. The excitement of the happiness of being able to hear the unreleased album “NO.X” made by Jaejoong first in this world and to begin with how does a hologram concert with the person himself absent actually feel like? Even if it is not real, want to meet Jaejoong! 3D Jaejoong might fly out (from somewhere)!? (laughs) Anyhow, the excitement for the zone of (having) no experience was staggering.
IT WAS REAL, IT WAS MAGICAL… JAEJOONG AMONGST THAT STRANGE ATMOSPHERE
After the appointed time of 7 p.m. passed, what was projected on the big screen was, zoomed in of Jaejoong’s beautiful powerful eyes. In the video of a scenery which makes you think of outer space, “even if you can’t see, the wish is reflected. If you want to hear my songs, if you want to see my form, I exist in this room right now, I will sing songs in this place,” such a cool narration was there…… at last virtual Jaejoong revealed itself! In a black lam shirt he started singing the rock ballad “Just Another Girl”. Encircling the surrounding was a real band live performance. With the white skin, front hair pushed up hairstyle, brilliantly designed shining bottom, Jaejoong himself dimly radiating, a strange atmosphere drifting in, to call it real it was real, to call it magical it was magical. Before the start, there was an announcement of “on account of the circumstances, please watch while remain seated,” as well, I saw the state of the audience as well perplexed over how to react to the prince Jaejoong who was descending down from outer space.
However, after singing finished Jaejoong while smiling shyly said, “thank you very much,” both the uneasiness and the bewilderment vanished. MC in Japanese. You can tell that this stage was prepared for the Japanese fans. “It’s been a long time right. The me standing right here, is it a reality or a dream, I don’t really know but (laughs) this happy feelings of being able to be together in this same space can’t be helped right (laughs),” progressing a fun talk like always Jaejoong, it is like as though he is in front of our eyes. “The new album was released right. I want to let everyone hear the new songs quickly. Next is a refreshing, bright song. I will sing the feelings of a man in love,” he said and what he started singing was “You Know What?” which was released on his birthday, 26th January. Continuing on with a ballad which has an acoustic feel “Breathing” singing it like speaking, continued with”All That Glitters” the one with a beat that makes you move.
SINGING ABILITY AND EXPRESSIVENESS… CHARM AS AN ARTIST
“Everyone, how was it? 3 new songs from the new album. Nothing like I’ve done before, it was with a feel different from (what i have done) till now right? I wanted to know about everyone’s reaction ever since the time I had made the album but…… (even if he paused after saying this, no reply will come so without thinking he gave a wry smile),” “everyone likes Jaejoong so, even if i sing a strange song you will still support me right (laughs) but, some times you make a composed conclusion musically, is what I believe,” and made us laugh. “Next is a ballad which will make you listen to it calmly and is a song with the point that it makes you feel, this is love,” the song he introduced as such was “다시 만나지만 다시 만나겠지만(Although We Met Again, We Would Meet Again)” and “서랍(drawer)” which traps the sadness in the chest (T/N: I don’t know why but in all the Japanese reports of the Hologram concert these two songs are titled as ‘Closer’ and ‘End of The Road’ respectively). Outfit was changed to a long T-shirt, the form of [Jaejoong] illuminated by a blue light, singing while sitting on top of a stone, was like a slightly lonely star prince, who was left behind on some planet. “다시 만나지만 다시 만나겠지만(Although We Met Again, We Would Meet Again)“ is a song written while thinking about the fans.
From here on, a short movie projected on the monitor screen portraying a young couple’s tragic love, after which, in the middle of stage form of Jaejoong reciting the piano suddenly appeared. Song is “Life Support”. Jaejoong who emotionally sings of lost love. Splendid. Singing ability as well as the expression prowess is remarkably upped! Fans grasping the penlight tightly and listening. The whole hall was absorbed in by Jaejoong’s singing voice. After this, clothes changed to a sexy black shirt, following the adult like cool image “원망해요 (Blame)” (T/N: in this report this song is called Blues for some reason..), “Love You to Death” was showcased. Jaejoong’s speciality high note and guitar’s collaboration was again wonderful.
DO YOU REMEMBER JAEJOONG’S FACE?
Over here, songs were on break for a moment. “Do you remember Jaejoong’s face” so called Jaejoong’s portrait corner started, firstly Park Yuhwan appeared. Smiling he talked about Jaejoong’s charm, “he is a handsome man like a manga/comic character right,” drawing was revealed. Next, Gummy appeared, “we have been said to look alike. Jaejoong has thin outline but his face is masculine right?” and revealed her work. The last one to be displayed was Junsu’s. “Jaejoong has a sculpture like face right. The eyes are impressive. He is warm and charismatic,” he said and what he drew was one big eye and lips only! The great painter Junsu for whom Picasso would have been shocked as well, the venue inside burst into laughter. After this, the portraits sent by the fans were shown. Sketches, illustrations, from cute till sexy. From the various faces of Jaejoong, fans love could be felt.
From here the live was restored again. When in a narrow red skin jeans form Jaejoong appeared, the hall came into high spirits instantly. It is irritating that I couldn’t stand up~. What he sang was “Glamorous Sky”, which became a big hit as the theme song of the film “NANA”. On this day, the only Japanese song. Cool Jaejoong, who was moving around to the left and right on the stage. Unintentionally a voice appears (saying) Jaejoong. Continuing on, in “Good Morning Night” fans very much gave out shouts of enthusiasm and heated up even more. At the moment when the excitement had reached it’s climax, silver tape burst out and rained down incessantly on the audience seats.
WITH LIGHT TALK BREATHING WITH THE FANS AS WELL
Over here was Jaejoong’s MC. While gasping for his breath, he talked, “everyone, aren’t you tired? Lies~ You are tired right?” he spoke. It was like as if he is there, his breathing matching with the fans. Certainly his talk is good. “For the time being, the Jaejoong over here is not real okay, no matter how much I sing or dance I won’t get tired (laugh),” he said and invited a roar of laughter. “Everyone do you still have energy remaining?” “YEAH!” “Then, I will sing an even more fun song!” and he emotionally sang “Welcome To My Wild World”. Waving his hands greatly, he induced the fans. Over here there was the introduction of the band members and, hot applause were given to the musicians who let us hear the best performance by hyping Jaejoong up. Over there Jaejoong re-appeared. Carried by the rhythm, swinging freely. The front of the leather jacket was all bare, the form of a thin macho with the abdominal muscles fully revealed was too sexy! What he sang was “Good Luck”. Outfit changed to a white jacket with a red pattern in it, “Everyone of Tokyo~! Are you enjoying yourself ? Till now I have sung a lot but regretfully this is the last song,” fan said, “eh~” “don’t want that~” after taking the pause of replies on the dot, “but, there is still a song left from the new album that i haven’t performed yet right. It is the album’s title track,” and what he sang was “Love You More”. Jaejoong looking comfortable in the burst opened rock sound, cool chorus part remained in the ears and won’t separate. In that hyped up condition, he plunged into the similar “Mine”. Stage too, the audience as well, were tension upped. Subsequently, the flames broke out with a bam.
During the encore Jaejoong appeared wearing a gorgeous silver jacket. He again emotionally sang a similar song “One Kiss”. And the last song was from the new album, a western music like composed ballad “Run Away”. The way of singing and the quality of voice was totally different from Jaejoong’s image up till now. It is a song which makes you feel of a new possibility and ability. The moment the singing ended, to the Jaejoong who became a smoke and suddenly disappeared, the fans unintentionally let out a voice of shock. To leave without even saying goodbye, it’s a bit lonely but, perhaps is it that after finishing his role Jaejoong returned to the virtual space. In the end again, “if everyone believes, then he is constantly together with us,” such a message from outer space (?) was heard…….
THAT DAY CERTAINLY JAEJOONG WAS THERE ON STAGE
In the video adorning the ending, recording scenes and concert making was projected. Jaejoong with no make up in the recording studio. The earnest expression while making the arrangements. And, in front of the green background Jaejoong emotionally singing all alone. But in his face at this time, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that many fans could be seen. Thinking about his form of talking with utmost effort is lovely. As a bonus, all the fans in the hall participated in the surprise project to Jaejoong. Sang “You Know What?” in chorus and, when putting up the cards all at once inside a pink heart the message of one alphabet “J” emerged. By the way, on the previous day the 9th, in the similar project, they celebrated Jaejoong’s birthday.
The first case with the real person being absent, before going, before seeing there was bewilderment as well in this time’s concert. However, after watching had ended, wouldn’t everyone have said in a single word of “I’m glad I went!!”. Above all Jaejoong’s charms as an artist left an overwhelming impression. The truth is, in this time’s new album, Jaejoong self composed and wrote two songs (“원망해요 (Blame)” and “Good Luck”) and handled lyric writing of 7 songs. This is his own music that he wants to do right now. Furthermore, I was shocked at the fact that he prepared for the fans this much in last year spring, in the terribly busy time just before his enlistment. That day, certainly Jaejoong was there in Yoyogi. Even if the flesh was not real, his soul was there with the fans. 10 months remaining to his discharge in December. Really anxiously awaiting for the day when we can hear Jaejoong’s live voice.
(T/N: I couldn’t find how her kanji/Chinese characters read as. They have several ways of reading it so I’ve left it as it is)
2016 KIM JAE JOONG 2nd Album Hologram real live Concert in Japan
Date and Time: 10th Feb 2016 (Wed) Start 19:00
Venue: Yoyogi National Gymnasium
01. Just another girl
02. 그거 알아? (You Know What?)
04. All That Glitters
05. Closer [다시 만나지만 다시 만나겠지만(Although We Met Again, We Would Meet Again)]
06. End of The Road [서랍(drawer)]
07. Life Support
08. Blues [원망해요 (Blame)]
09. Love You to Death
10. Glamorous Sky
11. Good Morning Night
12. Welcome To My Wild World
13. Good Luck
14. Love You More
16. One Kiss
17. Run Away
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