For this weeks KPOP Song of the Week we’ve chosen “Tears” (눈물) by LeeSsang (리쌍) feat. Eugene (유진). This song was officially released at the end of January and has been slowly climbing the different KPOP charts. We have a few good reasons for choosing “Tears” for our song of the week.
- Firstly the video effectively tells an interesting story and relates really well to the songs lyrics. The split screen action and memories flashbacks help build a picture of both the good and bad times during the relationship.
- Secondly the song itself is not over powering or overproduced and so gives an honest feel.
- Finally all 3 vocalists are very different but compliment each other well and none of them over power each other.
- On the negative side, the dramatic video is nice but sadly doesn’t feature the singers which is a shame (a second version below does feature the singers).
Who are LeeSsang
LeeSsang is made up of two members Gil and Garie. As a group they’ve been active since 2002 and have released 8 albums to date. They’ve had good success over the past 11 years winning numerous awards and have become involved in other media projects.
Gil (길성준) is the older member of the duo and his role is mainly as a vocalist. Since 2009 he has been involved in a number of TV shows, most recently Mnet’s The Voice of Korea and as co-host of MBC’s Infinite Challenge. Gil can be followed on twitter, his username is: @Gillmeo
Garie (개리) or (강희건) is the younger member of the duo however he is the leader and main rapper. Outside of LeeSsang he is best known for his role on Korean TV Show Running Man. Garie can be followed on twitter, his username is: @gally5882
This song also features the vocals of Eugene (유진) also known as Yoojin. She is a member of KPOP Girl group The SeeYa (더 씨야) who formed in 2012 and released their debut single “Be With You” in November. The Seeya twitter account is: @THE_SEEYA
This version is called the LIP Version and features studio footage and less drama action:
A live version is currently not available if and when they record one we will link it below.
We hope you’ve enjoyed and agree with our choice for KPOP Song of the week. So many great new songs are being released at the moment, if you have any suggestions for next weekend, please let us know.
For last weeks KPOP Song of the Week “On and On” by VIXX please click the link.
Have a great week.Modern Seoul