Investigation of KHJ

Investigation of KHJ
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Kim Hyun Joong

Kim Hyun Joong
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Kamis, 13 Oktober 2011

[Photos] Kim Hyun Joong @ Strong Heart Recording [11.10.13]

credit: weibo

[Screencaps] Kim Hyun Joong Full MV Lucky Guy

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[News] Kim Hyun Joong on expectations for “Lucky Guy”, going solo, and SNSD [11.10.13]

Source & Images : KoreaTimes via Naver
Credit: leesa86 @ Allkpop

SS501‘s Kim Hyun Joong is making a comeback with his second solo mini-album, ‘Lucky Guy‘. For this latest work, he experimented with a variety of genres, from the punk-rock feel of “Lucky Guy” to the sweet ballad, “I’m Your Man“.

The star recently sat down for an interview with the Korea Times, where he revealed his thoughts on ‘Lucky Guy’, his solo promotions, and the overabundance of idols in the industry.

Check it out below!

▲Do you have any particular expectations for this album?

Kim Hyun Joong: “I just hope a lot of people listen and enjoy it. I’m interested in hearing what the public has to say about it, more than my actual fans. The sales for ‘Break Down‘ weren’t bad, but I wasn’t satisfied, which is why I focused a bit more on the music this time.”

▲You are only promoting your album for three short weeks. Is that enough time?

Kim Hyun Joong: “I wish I could promote it a while longer, but I have a performance that was scheduled prior and wanted to release the album before then. It’s too bad, but I’ll work hard during the time I have.”

▲Which song is your favorite?

Kim Hyun Joong: “Lucky Guy”. Why? Because it’s the title song (laughs). I want to have a good time performing this song on stage, because I couldn’t when I was performing “Break Down”.

▲Is it lonely performing as a soloist after being in a multi-member group?

Kim Hyun Joong: “Not at all. I want to focus on making a phenomenal album, and when it’s all said and done, I’ll put on a free concert for my fans.”

▲What do you mean, when it’s all said and done?

Kim Hyun Joong: “The career of a dance artist is short-lived. It’s not realistic for me to be in my mid-thirties and dance to 20 songs in a row on stage. I want to hold a final concert for my fans, while I’m still in my prime.”

▲Rain has just enlisted in the military, meaning that there is now a void in the ‘male solo-artist’ domain. Are you looking to become the next Rain?

Kim Hyun Joong: “Rain has accomplished so much during his career. It’s a little different for me though, because I debuted with a group. Although it may not be me, there will be a solo artist who will surpass Rain’s achievements.”

▲Don’t you think that K-Pop these days focuses too much on the music of idol stars?

Kim Hyun Joong: “I too was an idol star, but I don’t really have any particular thoughts about that. The music the idols are performing now might just be the music pushed by their agency. The stubborn ones will probably break out and produce a solo album to do the kind of music that’s right for them.”

▲Have any junior idols caught your attention?

Kim Hyun Joong: “Not sure, I didn’t really watch any music programs, except when I was promoting “Break Down”. I’m keeping a close eye on SNSD though, because I know they are making a comeback at a date similar to my own.”

▲Aren’t you a little intimidated to go head-to-head with the SNSD girls?

Kim Hyun Joong: “No, not really. I’m not trying to win against SNSD, I just think that the industry will be more lively with their comeback. There will be people who will listen to my music, despite SNSD releasing a new album.”

▲Any plans to go back into acting?

Kim Hyun Joong: “I think I could maybe in June of next year. Nothing specific has been decided yet, but looking at my schedule, I think that would be best. I played two gentle roles for the last two, so this time I want to play the rough, bad boy.”

▲What appeals more to you, acting or singing?

Kim Hyun Joong: “Both have their own appeals. With my music, I can show you what I’m about, but when you act, you live the life of another person. When I sing, I want to act, and when I act, I want to sing (laughs). It’s just hard to do both, is all. With singing, though, you get rated once a week on music programs so it definitely keeps you grounded.”

▲What are your plans for this album?

Kim Hyun Joong: “The media and the public shocked me by asking if I was really releasing another album already. I thought maybe I rushed myself, but it’s something I put a lot of effort into and I want to work hard until early next year. I thank my fans for always keeping up with me, and if you have $0.70 to spare, how about you download my new single, haha.”

[Video] Kim Hyun Joong Full MV LUCKY and Rehearsal is Out!!

credit: official youtube kimhyunjoong606@YT

김현중 'Lucky Guy' M/V (Full ver.) (Kim Hyun Joong - Lucky Guy)

Here's the surprise of him,Rehearsal of LUCKY MV!!

[Article] Kim Hyun Joong 김현중:: 46 Interview Series (Oct 10) - Golden Part


Only the very important parts extracted from a total of 46 interviews that he has done with more than 15 media presses on 10th Oct (Monday) at the Intercontinental Hotel. King Hyun Joong is the Legend!

인용한 소스(Source quoted): 김현중 다음 검색

(1)After 30 years old, will stop being a dance singer, and will turn to band singer cum actor. He admits he’s too impatient, because he wants to do all that he can as a dance singer while he still has the ability now, or it will be too late due to army. He also dislikes to become like a handicapped person if he rests for too long. He cannot stop doing things he love so much.

(2)He actually already thought of [LUCKY]‘s concept and 3rd album’s concept before [BREAKDOWN].

(3)On final/last day being a dance singer, he will open a free concert for fans all over the world at a huge venue in Korea, maybe like the Olympic Stadium or Jamshil Stadium. to thank all his fans, every single one.

(4)His previous girlfriend was a non-celebrity. Wasn’t together for long, and broke up before [BREAKDOWN] because was too busy. He has no wish to date for now.

(5)When he prepares for his album, it was a complete full month without night sleep

(6)★Korea 60%, Overseas 40%; in Korea, Actor and Singer 5:5.

(7)The werewolf’s howl at 「Lucky Guy」 02:21 is by Hyun Joong himself. ^^

(8)「U」 was the final recorded song. It was recorded after his Aug 2011 Asia Tour. His condition at that time wasn’t good, it was toughest song recorded.

(9)It does not matter to him whether a full album/mini-album. It is meaningless (I think so too). It’s the quality that matters. and he wants to keep releasing albums in mini- or single manner. Just like format “KHJ’s 1st album”, “KHJ’s 2nd album”, “KHJ’s 3rd album”, etc.

(10)Fans worry about him going to Sendai for Japan Nationwide Tour. his reply was that it is a place where people live too. If they are alright, he will be too. The stands were decided before the March 2011 earthquake. and he wants to keep to promise.

(11)Chorus for song 「웃어요(Smile)」 was originally to be done by JYJ Junsu and Jaejoong, but they were releasing album at same time, recording time wasn’t right so could not.

(12)He says wants to get married at earliest 35 years old.

(13)He created the Uzooshin character because he likes outer space of course, and it would be so cool to see a thousand alien faces in a pitch dark venue, under one roof (concert/event venue), staring at him.

『Most Importantly』
(14)★It’s almost impossible to release another SS501 album due to the group name’s copyright by DSP Entertainment. But it is possible for a unite joint stage, maybe at big events like year-end ceremonies, etc. Friendship has never affected. It is not wise to spread rumors around like their album is already recording and will be released when-when-when; it will be more wise to just speak the truth because then, fans won’t be waiting aimlessly, though it may be more hurt.

계획 하에/Planned Project

-인터뷰중에서 인용만-


October 2011 – 2번째 미니앨범 2nd mini-album [LUCKY]

※3 weeks of [LUCKY] promotion※

November 2011 – 일본 전국 투어 Japan Nationwide Tour in 7 cities

December 2011 – 디지털 싱글 Digital single


January 2012 – 3번째 미니앨범 3rd album

※3rd album : 2~3 weeks promotion※

end-January 2012~May 2012 – Asia Tour/World Tour in 12 countries (purely music only)

March 2012 – Starts preparing for acting (see script, read and observe through a variety)

June 2012 – 3rd drama

Year-end (Oct-Dec) 2012 – 4th album

Dec 2012~ – 2nd solo concert

[Article] Single Review: Kim Hyun Joong - "Lucky Guy"


After releasing "Break Down" earlier this year to commercial success, Kim Hyun Joong is back with a fresh new sound. How does "Lucky Guy" fare? Not bad, not bad at all.

"Lucky Guy" is all about quirk, attitude, and chaos -- fun chaos. It sounds like something straight out of a TV sitcom opening song from the early 2000's, with the finesse and production technology of 2011. The song is fun to listen to, and rather than barraging listeners with all these fancy auto-tune variants and overused synth loops, we're given actual instruments playing actual melodies.

The quirk of this song is highly dependent on the instruments - that gutsy electric guitar line and those raw, yet clean and smooth drums, but surprisingly, Hyun Joong's vocals do a lot for the overall effect too.

Let's be honest. Hyun Joong has never been the best singer in K-Pop. He's easily out-sung by many, many other idols. However, he's always been consistently okay, and sometimes he has his good moments -- and "Lucky Guy" is one of them. His light and airy vocals are a good contrast to the arrangement, and prevent the song from going all over the place. All the other elements of the song are so intense that if someone with a bigger, sharper voice were to sing it, the song would be too much.

"Lucky Guy" starts rather simply, but another thing that draws in listeners is how fast the dynamics change. They don't change every two seconds or anything; you're still able to take in all the individual parts, but before you get bored, something changes, leaving you at the edge of your seat in anticipation of what's going to happen next.

The hook is also consistent with the entire theme running through the song -- it sticks with you, but it's not too repetitive. It's a hook you can actually hum to yourself, because you remember it and because it's humanly possible to sing it without fancy studio tricks. And that's what can, and will, ultimately make this song popular -- the fact that other people can sing it too.

There's no arguing that technology has done things we would've never been able to do otherwise, but as time passes, new advances will come, and what is new now will become obsolete in the distant or near future. What will transcend time and remain are creative songs, strong arrangements, and melodies. And that's what "Lucky Guy" has -- a strong arrangement and an actual, sing-able, melody.

[Info] Kim Hyun Joong Fan Sign Event @ Daegu on 19th Oct

Miane,i'm late,just get some trouble!!! T__T


▶ Date/Time : 2011. 10. 19. (Wed) PM 7:00

▶ Venue : Daegu Science University