Gwanghwamun is a place where lovers’ memories are contained in it…. It also treasures the time flow. That is why Lee Moon Sae’s ‘Gwanghwamun Love Song’ could be created. Also another ballad singer sings about Gwanghwamun calmly and lonely… He is ‘SuperJunior’s Kyuhyun.
Please forget about splendid idol Kyuhyun, since Kyuhyun is just a ballad singer. Someone said that he’s the next generation’s ballad singer that would continue Sung Si Kyung. Could anyone have imagined ‘SuperJunior’ Kyuhyun and ‘Radio Star’ Kyuhyun sing traditional ballad song that well~?
We came up with this thought of wouldn’t Kyuhyun have had hard times since he took his first step as a ballad singer since it’s not easy to break the prejudice toward an idol. Besides, Kyuhyun has a title as entertainer. He would’ve also got intimidated by the comeback news of Toy and Park Hyo Shin.
It seems like he has made great effort. Maybe practicing would’ve been the only thing to survive since there is nothing to gain without effort. When we listen to ‘At Gwanghwamun’, we fall into Kyuhyun’s voice without noticing since he sings neatly without any techniques. We cannot imagine how much he had practiced until he could sound like this vocal.
He wasn’t poor at anything. We understood why everyone says that singer is told by songs and actor is told by acting skills. What did Kyuhyun want to say through ‘At Gwanghwamun’? It wouldn’t be just the common farewell story of lovers. He would’ve wanted to tell his growth within it. What do you think, Kyuhyun?
‘At Gwanghwamun’ is a song which I prepared secretly without letting members know for 2 years. It was the work of releasing solo album among ‘SuperJunior’ members for the first time. I was nervous and felt uncomfortable. I couldn’t release the solo album even though I finished the first recording since many affairs overlapped. So I waited for the time.
I also got angry. I planned to act solo in 2007. It came out in about 7 years. I worked in group and entertainment programs in the meanwhile. I started entertainment in order to act in solo since people don’t listen to songs when the artist doesn’t have profile. So I decided to sing after promoting my name.
The problem was at controlling my conditions. I ran out of energy with SuperJunior’s album activities, world tours, entertainment programs, and musical performances. It was really hard to regain my energies. Voice that I wanted didn’t come out when I did recording. So I prepared the solo album by abstaining from drinking for a month.
The reason why I could make sad voice is thanks to my experience of love. Fans would not like this but I believe one cannot sing being a solo since birth. One has to love and also break up. But I don’t have much experience of love sadly. So I asked for writing the lyrics to my best friend, TVXQ!’s MAX.
Composer Kenzie made up for parts where I was not good at and insufficient. I thank Kenzie the most at this work. Actually, ‘At Gwanghwamun’ was a song that was planned to be given to SuperJunior’s ballad unit, ‘K.R.Y’. But I gaped after it. Kenzie who knew my passion than anyone else accepted my request without hesitation. Oh, Yiruma also gave a big help.
‘Super Junior’ Kyuhyun revealed Chinese version of his first solo track ‘At Gwanghwamun’.
On the 26th, Chinese version of his first solo album title track ‘At Gwanghwamun’ was released in Korea, China and Taiwan through online music streams.
The song has already swept #1 on major music charts as well as taking the first spot on iTunes music charts in eight Asian countries showing its huge popularity. Fans are showing much interests in this new version of the song.
Kyuhyun’s solo track ‘At Gwanghwamun’ has lyrical melody with a touch of Kyuhyun’s sentimental voice. The song metaphorically portrayed the changes of season after leaving his love.
KYUHYUN’s ‘At Gwanghwamun’ Chinese Ver. has just been released!
Today chi ver of title track At Gwanghwamun will be released, everyone please show me more support!^^
Kyu Hyun’s 1st solo album is getting explosive reactions.
Kyu Hyun’s 1st solo album, ‘At Gwanghwamun,’ was released on November 13th, and the album’s title track, ‘At Gwanghwamun,’ debuted #1 on Melon, Olleh Music, Genie, Naver Music, Daum Music, Bugs, Soribada, and Monkey3 Charts.
In addition, the album also debuted #1 on Hanteo and Synnara Charts, and many fans are showing explosive reactions for the album.
The album was also released in other countries through iTunes, and it debuted #1 on iTunes Charts of Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Macau. In addition, the album peaked #1 on iTunes Japan, #2 on iTunes Panama, #3 on iTunes Philippines, #7 on iTunes Columbia, #8 on iTunes Mexico, #9 on iTunes Finland, #16 on iTunes Chile, #18 on iTunes New Zealand, #19 on iTunes Canada, and #24 on iTunes America.
Kyu Hyun is going to make his first solo debut performance today on KBS 2TV ‘Music Bank,’ and he will also appear on MBC ‘Show! Music Core’ and SBS ‘Music Trend’ this week.
Meanwhile, Kyu Hyun will meet with his fans through TV performances, and many other promotion events.
‘Super Junior’ Kyuhyun wore ‘the first solo’ armband with the support of Super Junior members.
Fall mini-concert <At Gwanghwamun> was held at Yes24 Move Hall located in Mapogu, Seoul on November 13 to commemorate Kyuhyun’s solo album release. 200 fans attend the event and Kyuhyun sang live his title track ‘At Gwanghwamun’ and other songs including ‘Eternal Sunshine’, ‘My Thoughts, Your Memories’, ‘One Confession’, and ‘Flying, Deep in the Night’ and broke up the whole crowd.
While talking about his latest whereabouts with MC Moon Ji Ae, he was asked “Any jealousy from other members toward your solo debut?” and he answered “That’s why I’ve been keeping it a secret while preparing for the album for two years.”
He added “I thought all members would be jealous of me, but Ye Sung hyung called me and congratulated me. I think Kang In was on the booze and he said ‘Don’t look down on me even if your album goes well off’ and Hee Chul who is in Japan and other members in London sent me streaming selfie showing their support”. Kyuhyun seemed to be surprised by members’ loyalty.
He continued “We do group chat in mobile messenger and members kept sending me cheering messages such as ‘I love you Kyuhyun’, ‘Good job our youngest member’. I took them wrong” and shyly smiled.
Meanwhile, Kyuhyun’s solo title track ‘At Gwanghwamun’ is a ballad song accompanying Kyuhyun’s soft voice with monologue-like lyrics that metaphorically express saying goodbye to his love to changes in season. Kyuhyun will begin song promotions through KBS2 <Music Bank> on November 14.
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