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I haven’t posted in AGES but I just can’t help but share the new single of JaeJoong from his first full solo album. The track is called “A Sunny Day” featuring Lee Sang Gon.

Unlike the main tracks from his previous mini album, this song is a ballad – which I think is one of the genres where JaeJoong really excels. I love him the most when he’s singing these kinds of ballads that’s why I fell in love with this song instantly. It’s so easy to listen to and so soothing. JaeJoong’s voice really never fails to enchant me when he sings ballads such as this one. I can’t wait for the release of the full album!

For all JYJ and JaeJoong fans, the long wait is finally over.

JaeJoong finally releases his mini-album entitled “I” (album title was changed from “MINE”  to “I”) today and it did not disappoint. The long wait of the fans was worth it because the mini album was exceptional and impressive. It contains a variety of tracks that are individually amazing and that are all actually capable of being title tracks of the mini album. JaeJoong indeed prepared for this album so well and he was able to deliver a masterpiece. I’d have to say – personal bias aside – that this is one of the best albums I’ve heard  in recent years. It breaks away from the usual K-Pop style of songs nowadays. The songs in this album are raw and beautiful. No auto-tunes/dubstep or any other song enhancers of the same kind were used. Only the beautiful melody, fantastic arrangement and JaeJoong’s unbelievably versatile vocals could be heard and that’s what made these songs even more amazing.

Below are the tracks from JaeJoong’s mini-album “I”:

MINE

This is the title track of his mini-album This song actually reminds me of the Japanese track “MAZE” that he released before when he was still with DBSK. This is the authentic Rocker Jae that we’ve all been waiting for. Again, JaeJoong’s voice is what makes this song amazing because I think his husky voice really suits the rock genre. The piano parts at the intro and middle of the songs were also great. It’s kinda anti-climactic (especially the middle piano part) but I think it also makes the song interesting because it somehow gives the song more drama.

One Kiss

What I love most about this rock-ballad is the melody, the instruments used as well as JaeJoong”s raw and husky voice. You can just hear the rawness of his voice when he hits the high notes – just stunning.  Also, I love how he was in control of his low and high notes. The transition from low to high and then back to low is so smooth that he makes it sound so easy. This is my personal favorite in this mini-album.

All Alone

From Rocker Jae, we go back to  Jae the Balladeer. This is another genre where JaeJoong excels because his voice is just as amazing when he sings these kinds of songs. “All Alone” is such an emotional song. I actually got teary-eyed listening to this track because it just gives you that sad and painful feeling. The way JaeJoong sang it also adds to the emotion the song gives off. His voice is so soothing and emotional that it would be impossible not to be moved when listening to this.

You Fill Me Up (내안 가득히)

Again, the melody and arrangement is amazing. It’s the most balanced song in this mini-album, in my opinion, because it’s not too rocker-ish and it’s not a ballad, too. And may I add that out of all the songs in the mini album, this is where I found JaeJoong’s husky voice to be the sexiest. :) This is definitely another favorite.

Healing for Myself (나만의 위로)

This is part of the OST of his movie “Jackal is Coming”. Another ballad where he proved how versatile his voice is. Those high notes towards the end left me in awe. I also love how the songs seems to be divided into two parts and my favorite is the 2nd part where the drums were injected in the melody of the song.

In conclusion, I’d have to say that “I” is beyond amazing. It’s so great that I’ve run out of adjectives to describe it. JaeJoong and the other people behind the production of this mini album are geniuses. I sound like a broken record but seriously, this mini-album is a masterpiece. I am so proud of JaeJoong for releasing an album that showcased talents and proved how much of a real artist he has become over the years. For someone like me who has been his fan for the years, I’m happy to see his improvements over the years and how he developed into the amazing artist that he is. He is such a talent – a gem that we don’t see that often especially nowadays where people (especially in K-Pop) gives priority to looks over talent. He is indeed perfect.

JaeJoong is visual AND vocal shock. Enough said. :)

…and I am speechless.

Ok, not totally speechless but I just don’t know the right words to express the beauty and depth of this MV. It’s so masterfully done that it can rival the MVs produced by top companies in the Korean music industry. The visuals were superb and JaeJoong was able to convey the right emotions for each setting and was very effective in portraying the images of a lost soul/captive/dark angel. When I saw the teaser for this MV, I actually felt it’s a bit scary because of the dark concept (well, too dark for my taste) but now that I finally watched the full MV, I came to understand why he chose such a concept and I’m glad he did because there’s no better way to interpret such a powerful song with meaningful lyrics other than with a majestic MV like this one.

Check out JaeJoong’s full MV below and see for yourself!

 

I know I’ve been out of the blogging circle for so long already and I swear I regret not being able to post about JYJ and Kpop anymore but I just can’t stay silent any longer – especially not when my ultimate bias Kim JaeJoong pre-released such an impressive track from his mini album “Mine”.

JaeJoong has pre-released his track “One Kiss” today off his upcoming solo mini album entitled “Mine” which is slated to be released on January 17.

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Check out the full song below:

I’ve always loved listening to JaeJoong singing rock songs because it fits his voice perfectly so just imagine how ecstatic I was to hear ‘One Kiss’. I knew JaeJoong has got great vocals but he ever fails to impress me with his new songs and this is no exception. I love how husky his voice was and how powerfully he hit those high notes. I love the emotion on his voice, too and his transition from the low notes to the high notes – just perfect! As other fans would put it, listening to ‘One Kiss’ is complete eargasm. And as if his amazing vocals isn’t enough, he also wrote the lyrics of the song which is equally amazing. I would love to hear him perform this live because I’m sure it would be epic. ‘One Kiss’ is an amazing masterpiece that will surely be remembered for it’s greatness.

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As a fan, I am so proud  of JaeJoong (and the rest of the JYJ boys, too) for releasing such great songs and compositions and for being brave to take on genres that are not mainstream in K-pop.  I truly believe now that they are no longer in the “K-pop idol”  league with the rest of the idols nowadays. They can now be truly called as REAL ARTISTS because they experiment with their music and they dare to be different. JYJ as a group and as individuals are truly one of a kind. They are a gem in the Korean music industry that are unfortunately not getting the attention and recognition they deserve just because of some crap that the broadcast stations keep on pulling on them. But I am proud because even after so many years of being ‘banned’, they are still surviving and are still going strong, thanks to their talent and the support their loyal fans.

Anyway, I can’t wait for JaeJoong to release his mini album on the 17th of January! I am so looking forward to it because I know it’s gonna be mind blowing! :)

P.S. ‘One Kiss’ gained the top spot in the iTunes rock category in several countries today so congrats, JaeJoong! And by the way, I love his album photos released so far – mysterious and sexy! <3

JYJ’s Jaejoong praised for his acting in ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin’

As episodes one and two of MBC‘s ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin‘ hit airwaves on May 26th and 27th, JYJ‘s Jaejoong is receiving much praise for his acting in the new historical drama.

Jaejoong has taken the role of a high Joseon military official who was born from a noble family and a fateful rival to Dr. Jin Hyuk (Song Seung Hun).

Although there were a few awkward moments as this is his first attempt at a historical drama, Jaejoong successfully portrayed his character Kim Kyung Tak. His transformation to a strict military official in the Joseon dynasty and his sageuk dialect has surely captivated the audience.

Jaejoong has also been receiving countless praises as he had perfectly expressed the pain of being born out of wedlock but showed his friendly, softer side towards his loved one.

In celebration of Jaejoong’s first historical drama, fans from Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have put up a Twitter trend with the hashtag #JJinDrjin after the broadcast of episodes one and two. The hashtag reached the #1 spot for trending, proving that he’s one of the leading Hallyu stars of Asia.

Meanwhile, Jaejoong released “Living Like a Dream“, the soundtrack for the new drama, and has been receiving a lot of interest on music and portal sites.

Source & Image: TV Daily via Nate
Credit: Allkpop

120528 ‘Dr. Jin’ Kim Jaejoong, Warm Visual and Affectionate Acting Perfection

In the MBC weekend drama first aired on the 26th, ‘Dr. Jin’, Kim Jaejoong’s period drama transformation won enthusiastic responses from the viewers.

In ‘Dr. Jin’, Kim Jaejoong plays the role of Kim Kyung Tak, who possesses firm beliefs and strong mindset, using his charismatic period accent. Just like how the director praised on the press conference, Kim Jaejoong showed multiple aspect of Kim Kyung Tak’s character well in episode 1 and 2, such as the strictness of a cold officer and the warmheartedness of a fiancee. He used his eyes filled with rich emotions and expressed the complicated thoughts of Kim Kyung Tak, which really completed the drama.

From Jaejoong’s command of “who are you” towards Jin Hyuk in episode one, to the tension between the two during the beheading scene in episode two, he perfectly digested the old Korean enunciation and accent, and successfully showcased his period drama acting abilities. Furthermore, the pain of a unrecognized son and the gentleness of a loving fiancee captivated the hearts of countless female audience.

After the airing, the enthusiasm towards Jaejoong’s period drama transformation and his new charismatic character was vivid in comments of the broadcast company’s site and various forums. Both “Kim Jaejoong” and “Kim Kyung Tak” were at the top of the searches at all the main search engines. Viewers commented, “Where can I find an affectionate man like Kim Kyung Tak?”, “Men who are very hardworking are very handsome!”, “I really felt the pain of an unrecognized son, who couldn’t even call ‘father’”.

The popularity overseas is already beyond anything normal. After the airing of the first two episodes, the twitter trend list of areas including Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong all topped with #JJinDrjin, which proves that there were many fans who watched the drama steaming.

Furthermore, Kim Jaejoong’s participation in ‘Dr. Jin”s OST, “Living Like a Dream”, also created a huge discussion. As soon as the song was revealed last week, it was first place at Daum Music, Cy World, and after the airing of the episodes it became top search phrases at search engines such as melon, bugs, and ollehmusic.

Source: TV Report
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120524 Content of JYJ Jaejoong’s Bag Exposed, Earning 10 million in 2 hours

Korean idol group JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong’s charm really has no end. His fan meeting held on the 23rd sold all 2600 tickets in seconds and earning him 10 million TWD (~$337,900 USD). The fans knew that he was only going to sing two songs during the fanmeeting, and that he will spend the rest of time interacting and playing with fans. All the fans were very responsive, screaming at his every smile.

A fan expressed that even though the price was a little high, she was certainly willing. When Jaejoong picked fans to go onstage and play games with him, the fans in the back were complaining mildly, saying that he only picked the fans who were closer to the front and paid for more expensive tickets.

When the host flipped through Jaejoong’s bag, he not only found fragrance, sunglasses, iPad, headphones etc, but also dietary supplements and medicine. Jaejoong said, “I usually bring more supplements with me, because I generally don’t have time to eat while filming, so it’s easier to eat the medicines.

He also said that he really loves the bubble tea in Taiwan, and always uses the straw to try to get to the bubbles. But he wasn’t sure whether he was doing it right or not, since he always only reach the tea. He also wished that he could eat Taiwanese cuisine that he never tried before, and hopefully things that are good for a man’s body.

Source: tw.news.yahoo (Taiwanese News)
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