As he makes his way towards the Enlistment Reporting Centre today, I'll have all the songs embedded in my heart. It's like saying goodbye to a good friend, an 오빠.
When I got the album from Alison a few days after she returned from the Concert in Daegu (Read her review here), I did not automatically rip open the plastic film covering the CD. I did not immediately put the CD into my car CD player. I took my time to do so.
Because I know that this album would have to last me for the next 2 years. Just like in any parting, you'd want the last gift to be lasting. That's why it took me a few hours before I could actually muster the courage to listen to all the songs.
I told Alison that I had the impression that this album was rushed - perhaps because Kyung was too busy. That was why I was so pleasantly surprised with the beauty that's present in each and every one of the songs. Call me biased. But if you appreciate a good voice, beautiful lyrics and simple, yet mesmerising music, you'd love this album too.
It's a beautiful parting gift. I dare say that I like this album better than The Ballads - perhaps because the songs are soothing and pleasing to the ears, and they fed my longing for these new songs for the past 2 years.
My favourite is 어디에도. Simply because of the simple , sincere lyrics. I can totally identify with what's written , having been there, done that . I dun think he'll have the time to sing this song live. I will try to make an MV of it. T-R-Y.
Anyway, if you have not gotten your copy, visit Lilac Dreams to check out where you can puchase your very own album.