94 | Walking Backwards

Urban Zakapa – Walking Backwards

돌아서기 아쉬워 거꾸로 걷는다
끝을 아는 내 발길 거꾸로 걷는다

거꾸로 걷는다 거꾸로 걷는다
돌아서기 아쉬워 거꾸로 걷는다

거꾸로 걷는다 거꾸로 걷는다
돌아서기 아쉬워 거꾸로 걷는다

눈 감아도 보이는 내 등 뒤의 길
차라리 모르는 채 거꾸로 걷는다

거꾸로 걷는다 거꾸로 걷는다
돌아서기 아쉬워 거꾸로 걷는다

거꾸로 걷는다 거꾸로 걷는다
돌아서기 아쉬워 거꾸로 걷는다

To turn back would be such a pity, I’ll just walk backwards,
My footsteps already know the end, so I’m walking backwards.

Walking backwards, walking backwards,
To turn back would be such a pity, I’ll just walk backwards.

Walking backwards, walking backwards,
To turn back would be such a pity, I’ll just walk backwards.

I can see the road behind me even if I close my eyes,
I’d really rather not know at all, I’ll walk backwards.

Walking backwards, walking backwards,
To turn back would be such a pity, I’ll just walk backwards.

Walking backwards, walking backwards,
To turn back would be such a pity, I’ll just walk backwards.

93 | Ceramists

예술위해 포기한 게 많도록, 세상에게 주는 예술을 그 정도 아름답죠.
Your soul shines in your art. The time, skills and attitude you take towards your art may just be the same ones you adopt in life. Your art is as beautiful as all that you have given to it.

EARWORMS: K-Pop Rapper x Singer Duets

I’m not sure why I’ve never blogged about this before but – these are really good earworms.

Given my strong liking of Korean rap, it really shouldn’t surprise anyone that these are perhaps my favourite type of K-pop Collabs. With strong rap tones and honey smooth voices, these collabs are the perfect meld of contradictions.

1. Gary x Jung In – Your Scent (사람 냄새)

When I was at Zinc Hair Salon a while back, my stylist Nicky recommended this to me, saying he loved this song more than any other Gary collabs. Which is saying something, since Gary x Jung In collabs are mostly earworms of mine. So I heard this and within the day I was hooked. Both catchy and sensible, the lyrics are not about mooning over someone, or being foolish in love. Hear it for yourself and see!

2. Drunken Tiget x Yoon Mi Rae x Bizzy – The Cure (살자)

This song totally caught my ear at the 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun and from then on, it’s been a favourite of mine. It’s really quite rare to hear Korean songs about things other than love, money, fame, they themselves, etc. Listening to these songs brings healing. I hope you get healed by this song too! PS: All David Choi fans – they had a collab with him too!

3. Soyou x Junggigo – Some (썸)

This song was all the rage just 1-2 months ago, with it being performed quite a few times on Yoo Hui Yeol’s sketchbook and Junggigo shooting from the unknown to known. Well, for the non-R&B fans anyway. They called this the Soyou effect, although to be honest he’s exceptional on his own as well. Not much explanation is needed for the national Ssome anthem.

4. Raina x San E – Midsummer Night’s Sweetness (한여름밤의 꿀)

Raina’s sweet and aegyo-filled voice is a good match for San E’s upbeat rapping. This song might possibly be the most well-known summer song of 2014, with it topping multiple charts. Definitely was on my playlist for over 2 weeks.

5. Swings x Yoo Sung Eun – TRAP

One of the few OSTs that caught my ear, I got this one while watching My Secret Hotel (it’s really not bad, Yoo In Na is as gorgeous as ever) and have been listening to it non-stop. Besides, I can’t possibly exclude Swings, can I? Yoo Sung Eun’s voice is perfect for Swings’ tone, and they really should do more collabs.

 

That wraps it up for now, a list of five rapper x singer duets I enjoy. People have asked who my favourite rappers are, and currently they’re: Tablo, San E, 1llionaire, Swings, MINO, GD, Bobby, B.I. – I would say that I listen to a lot of underground and YG rappers, but not necessarily the idol ones. 🙂

Until the next Earworms post – farewell!