Minggu, 25 Desember 2011

[Photos+Video] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) - Gathering+Lucky Launching in Jakarta (Dec 18th,2011)

Video Credit: tienary @ Youtube
Photos by hyunited6686 , Go-Kpop, @KHJFacts_Indo
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There was a gathering on Kim Hyun Joong's "Lucky" album Launching, produced by Warner Music Indonesia, on December 18th, in FX Mall Jakarta, Indonesia. We're so excited, coz finally we can get the album easily in Indonesia ^_^

Photos by GO-KPOP

Photos by hyunited6686

[Screencaps] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) Magazine Photoshoot and Ramen Time at Japan DATV by elley

Credit: elley0606


[Fan Account] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) - Music Bank 2011 Year end Special + Jaksal Ilsan Story by wonderrrgirl

Music Bank 2011 year-end special! Early in the morning, we were greeted with the bad news that Henecians won’t be allowed entry because they cancelled the arrangement to allow fan clubs to enter, due to a strike by KBS workers. As such, only people with tickets are allowed entry… this is a sad news because this means a lot of Henecians won’t be able to enter, and HJ won’t have loud cheers later on during his performance….

I was at KBS broadcasting station at about 2.30pm, slightly early because I was bored in the Guesthouse. Dyane and Camy went shopping on their own, since they aren’t fans. I thought I’ll be alone but I met some Taiwanese KHJ fans there so we spent some time chatting and catching up with each other. Told them to go to Sadang outlet for Jaksal Chicken later instead… kekeke I hope they saw wuri HJ? ^^

Anyway, the unnies came later on and we made our way inside after showing the tickets.

Enjoyed the show very much! Hyun Joong was having rehearsals before the actual live show. While waiting he stood around and as usual, his body swaying to some music in his head. ^^ While it was his turn, he did a run and went off backstage. Afterwards all the stars came out again to start the show. Shy Hyun Joong once again stood at the side near the back, not talking to anyone at first, until Super Junior came out and he started chatting with them, plus some members from Secret. (I don’t know their names)

I guess everyone already watched Hyun Joong’s performance on TV… I think the music is a lil soft for his part and it doesn’t fit the manly image that Breakdown is to portray…. Still, I enjoyed his performance very much. It has been rather long since I watch a performance of his live, since I missed out MAMA and all. Seeing him perform Breakdown yesterday brings back a lot of good memories of seeing him performing live… I realised as well just how much I miss the Hyun Joong on the stage. I’m really so happy to be able to watch this performance yesterday.

Saw other stars as well; CN Blue, BEAST, A Pink, F(x), Secret, Super Junior, GNA, SISTAR… quite happy because I’ve not seen CN Blue before. Their live was great! I like the songs they sang yesterday ^^

Afterwards, unnie passed her present to HJ. We were thinking it might be hard t0 pass it because there are too many fans outside and the situation is quite messy. But HJ, hehe thankyou~ ^^ He was in the car, and when he saw us, he rolled down his window further to say hi and reached out to take the present. People behind were getting excited and pushing (they are not HJ fans I think but just general KPOP fan girls who want to see every idol) so HJ said “be careful”  with that familiar worried expression and slowly weaved through the crowd to leave safely.

Afterwards, ahlia unnie and I decided on Ilsan Jaksal for dinner, because I haven’t been to that outlet yet and I have a present to pass to Hyun Joong’s mom. So after thinking very very very very hard…… we decided to go Ilsan. (haha! anyway there’s always another time keke)

[Video] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) Christmas Greeting Via Henecia Japan

Credit: lovesomin @ YT 

[Photos+Fancam] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) Before Music Bank [23.12.11]

Credit: HYUNBAR66.CN


Single Review] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) - "Marry You"

Credit: writer_girl on soompi

After “Break Down” and “Lucky Guy,” two high-energy singles, Kim Hyun Joong is back, challenging a more laid-back and acoustic-inspired track, in the form of his new release, “Marry You.”

Though a bit out of character, considering Hyun Joong’s previous solo releases, “Marry You” shifts Hyun Joong’s focus from image and performance to a more musical one. And surprisingly, he carries the shift rather well.

The good thing about Kim Hyun Joong is the fact that he actually makes an effort and tries to push himself musically, and he makes sure that it shows. That’s what ultimately made this shift smooth. Sure, there are a lot of other, better, singers than him in the industry nowadays, but "Marry You" shows his incentive to better himself as a singer. Talent is only half of the equation, effort is just as important, and Hyun Joong gets a perfect score for effort.

And in reality, "Marry You" is actually quite good. It’s not extremely stunning or anything, but it works as a pop song. It’s a no-frills song. It is what it is and what you hear is really what you hear -- there’s nothing hidden between the lines, nothing about to creep up on you, but ultimately the song’s biggest selling point is in fact it’s simplicity. There aren’t any extremely shocking parts of the song, and no major shifts in sound or dynamics, but it’s that consistency that ties the whole song together very well.

It's easy to listen to and it's very calming -- something you’d listen to to relax at the end of a hectic day. The guitars give the song a much-needed dose of character, but doesn’t disturb the calm feel of the song. The melody complements both the rest of the instrumental, and Hyun Joong’s voice, and the soft harmonies throughout are a nice addition.

“Marry You” is definitely worth a second, a third, a fourth, and maybe even a fifth listen. It’s easy on the ears, but it has body and it’s such a pretty song in itself.