[REVIEW] JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong Reignites The Power Of 1980s Rock With ‘Butterfly’ The Debut Single From ‘WWW’

K-pop is not a genre typically associated with having strong rock roots.

But then again, Kim “Hero” Jaejoong is not an artist known for playing by the rules.

The former TVXQ member famously provoked the wrath of his former record label SM Entertainment, after he, Park “Micky” Yoochun and Kim “Xia” Junsu left their former band and label to form JYJ.

Back in July, SM Entertainment was asked by Korea’s Fair Trade Commission to stop their numerous attempts to sabotage JYJ’s career.

Jaejoong now is poised to launch a solo career (he remains an active member of JYJ), with his first full-length album “WWW,” due out October 29.

“Butterfly, “the debut single off of “WWW,” is a shot in the arm of the South Korean music scene, with a sound that is more headbang than Big Bang.

With soaring electric guitar riffs reminiscent of 1980s axemen like Slash and Randy Rhodes, Jaejoong has offered up four and a half minutes of surprisingly well-executed retro rock.

His vocals are passionate without becoming sickeningly sincere.

In his singing performance, the JYJ vocalist seems to be looking even further back, calling to mind arena legends like Paul Rodgers of Free and Bad Company or Steve Perry of Journey.

While no man alive (even Journey’s current sound-alike vocalist) can recreate the power that giants like those two singers achieved in their prime, Jaejoong simply seems content to work some solid rock and roll into the K-pop landscape.

And while there are occasional rhythmic flourishes that resemble a sound a bit too close to the horrid Nu metal sounds of 10 years ago on “Butterfly,” it is a problem mostly confined to the drum set.

With a musician behind the drums more content to simply lay into the pocket (see original Guns N’ Roses drumming powerhouse Steven Adler for an example of this) and a producer devoted to channeling the great rock sounds of years gone by, K-pop could have just found its newest, perhaps even its only, real rock and roller.

Source: KpopStarz
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[LYRICS] Kim Jaejoong’s single “Butterfly” – English, Hangul & Romanization

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Singer:  Kim Jaejoong
Lyrics: Kim Jaejoong
Composition: Hwe Jang Nim, 2JAJA
Arrangement: Hwe Jang Nim

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[ENGLISH]

I want to confirm then continue
Seen in this discontinued world
At the end of the loud voice
I want to know the reason even more

[HANGUL & ROMANIZATION]

확실히 알고 가고 싶어
hwaksilhi algo gago sipeo
끊어진 이 세계로 보인
kkeunheojin i segyero boin
시끄런 목소리 끝에
sikkeureon moksori kkeute
이유가 더 알고 싶어
iyuga deo algo sipeo

할 일이 없어 누굴 욕해
hal iri eobseo nugul yokhae
지옥의 지루함을 보낸
jiogui jiruhameul bonaen
나비의 뻔한 답답한 괴성소리
nabiui ppeonhan dapdaphan goeseongsori
날 뛰어드는 고통을 더 넘어서
nal ttwieodeuneun gotongeul deo neomeoseo
날개를 피어 날아 올라갈게
nalgaereul pieo nara ollagalge

Follow way Butterfly
Follow way Butterfly
너를 찾아 가겠어 Hello Hello
neoreul chaja gagesseo Hello Hello
나야 맞아 Follow Follow
naya maja Follow Follow
열은 식혀 Butterfly 빠져나가려 해도
yeoreun sikhyeo Butterfly ppajyeonagaryeo haedo
더 늦었어 용서해도 해도 oh 넌 Butterfly
deo neujeosseo yongseohaedo haedo oh neon Butterfly

인생의 즐거움을 느껴
insaengui jeulgeoumeul neukkyeo
지루한 삶은 이제 버려
jiruhan sarmeun ije beoryeo
달콤한 향기만 쫓는 나비야
dalkomhan hyanggiman jjotneun nabiya
그걸론 아까워 할 일이 그것뿐이 없어
geugeollon akkawo hal iri geugeotppuni eobseo

지옥의 지루함을 보낸
jiogui jiruhameul bonaen
나비의 뻔한 답답한 괴성소리
nabiui ppeonhan dapdaphan goeseongsori
날 뛰어드는 고통을 더 넘어서 (날개를)
nal ttwieodeuneun gotongeul deo neomeoseo (nalgaereul)
피어 날아 올라갈게 Follow way Butterfly
pieo nara ollagalge Follow way Butterfly

너를 찾아 가겠어 Hello Hello
neoreul chaja gagesseo Hello Hello
나야 맞아 Follow Follow
naya maja Follow Follow
열은 식혀 Butterfly 빠져나가려 해도
yeoreun sikhyeo Butterfly ppajyeonagaryeo haedo
더 늦었어 용서해도 해도 oh 넌 Butterfly
deo neujeosseo yongseohaedo haedo oh neon Butterfly

하늘이 부서지기 시작해
haneuri buseojigi sijakhae
너의 날개를 적셔 추락해
neoui nalgaereul jeoksyeo churakhae
비야 비야 대지를 적셔줘
biya biya daejireul jeoksyeojwo
모든걸 이 모든 걸 멈추게
modeungeol i modeun geol meomchuge

새하얗게 너의 영혼 찾게 널 위해 Butterfly
saehayake neoui yeonghon chatge neol wihae Butterfly
너를 찾아가겠어 Hello Hello
neoreul chajagagesseo Hello Hello
나야 맞아 Follow Follow
naya maja Follow Follow
열은 식혀 Butterfly 빠져나가려 해도
yeoreun sikhyeo Butterfly ppajyeonagaryeo haedo
더 늦었어 용서 해도 해도 oh 넌 Butterfly
deo neujeosseo yongseo haedo haedo oh neon Butterfly

Credits: PopGasa (English) + beautifulsonglyrics (Hangul & Romanization)
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[PIC] Junsu with the Director of Drum Valley Music Academy

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[TRANS]
Ah!! Some time ago [our] Director Park Sang Yeol was invited to Xia Junsu’s concert, and came back.
As expected, [we] hear that Xia Junsu-ssi is really kind. T_T So charming. Hehe
Hopefully he will also visit DV Music Academy in Pyeongtaek next time.

Note: Drum Valley is a music academy located in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province.

 

Source: DV Music Academy Blog
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[NEWS] JYJ Park Yu Chun awarded ‘Hallyu’s 10th-Anniversary Awards’ “Just as popular as ever in Japan”

JYJ Park Yu Chun accomplished splendid achievement at the ‘Hallyu’s 10th Anniversary Awards’ that was held on October 19 at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, Chiba city.

As stated by C-JeS Entertainment, “JYJ Park Yu Chun won 2nd place for ‘Best Male Actor’ and [his] drama ‘Rooftop Prince’ won 2nd place in ‘Production’ category. Although recently there has been a lack of Japanese activities, this proves that his popularity in Japan remains strong.”

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After the initial TV broadcast of ‘Rooftop Prince’ on Japan’s KNTV (cable) in July last year, and thanks to Park Yu Chun’s popularity, the drama also began airing in June this year on TBS (terrestrial). Furthermore, after the release of DVD and Blu-ray in April, Rooftop Prince Cafe was opened in Shibuya in commemoration of the drama’s big hit; [the cafe] gained vast interest by selling meals that Park Yu Chun ate in ‘Rooftop Prince’. ‘Rooftop Prince’ DVD set also ranked #1 on Japan Amazon’s Hallyu Drama Best-Seller Category for 4 months, showing that the [Rooftop Prince] fever is not cooling down.

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According to the Japanese DVD distributor, “Truthfully, based on voting, the hottest star is Park Yu Chun. ‘Rooftop Prince’ was the recent hottest drama all over Japan. Amongst officials, there is no hesitation in choosing Park Yu Chun as the Hallyu star with the most influential drama in Japan. Recently at Busan International Film Festival’s [Asian Film] Market, the interest was focused on ‘Sea Fog’ because Park Yu Chun was [confirmed] to star [in the film]; that’s one reason why [he is the hottest star].”

Meanwhile, on October 6, JYJ Park Yu Chun began filming for ‘Sea Fog’ (Producer Bong Joon Ho, Director Shim Sung Bo) with Kim Yoon Seok, Moon Sung Geun, and other powerful actors.

Source: Top Star News
Translated by: JYJ3 Team
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[INFO] Kim Jaejoong will participate in the Arirang Concert to be held at The Green Garden of The Blue House

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  • The Blue House holds the 1st Anniversary of Arirang’s UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
  • Kim Jaejoong will participate in the Arirang concert on October 27 (via @rubypurple_fan of JYJ3)
  • Applications for concert will be until Oct 25. Winners will be picked via lottery. (via @rubypurple_fan of JYJ3)
  • IU and Kim Jaejoong will participate in ARIRANG Concert which will be held at The Green Garden of Blue House (via @The_little_pear)
  • IU and Jaejoong as KPOP representatives, Poppin Hyunjoon as Hip-hop representative  (via @The_little_pear)

 

Source: The Blue House Website
Translated by: @rubypurple_fan +  @The_little_pear
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[NOTICIA] Jaejoong de JYJ «lo atractivo de la Semana de la moda»

Personalidad de la televisión de Hong Suk Cheon recientemente compartió una foto del guapo miembro de JYJ Jaejoong en la Semana de la Moda.

La foto fue compartida en twitter de Hong Suk Cheon con el siguiente mensaje: «Mi hermano menor Jaejoong quien hizo un aspecto fabuloso en Seoul Fashion Week. Él mantuvo su promesa a Lee Sang Bong y un aspecto elegante para arrancar, con muchas ganas de escuchar su álbum! Me estoy divirtiendo tomando fotos como un paparazzi.  Jaejoong tiene un sentido de la moda maravilloso? «Hong Suk Cheon y Jaejoong parecían ser amigos cercanos, viendo como Hong Suk Cheon llamado cariñosamente Jaejoong como su hermano relacionado no sanguíneos.

En la foto, Jaejoong está sentado junto a la pasarela vistiendo un suéter de impresión dálmata y gafas de sol. Jaejoong y Hong Suk Cheon asistieron al «2013 S/S Seúl Fashion Week» colección del diseñador Lee Sang Bong.

En noticias relacionadas, Jaejoong está haciendo una reaparición en solitario, y ha pre-lanzado «Butterfly» de su próximo álbum en solitario!

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Credit: Soompi
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[NEWS] JYJ’s Jaejoong Looking Good for Fashion Week

TV personality Hong Suk Cheon recently shared a photo of handsome JYJmember Jaejoong at Fashion Week.

The photo was shared on Hong Suk Cheon’s twitter with the following message, “My younger brother Jaejoong who made a fabulous appearance at Seoul Fashion Week. He kept his promise to Lee Sang Bong and looks stylish to boot- really looking forward to hearing your album! I’m having fun taking photos like a paparazzi. Doesn’t Jaejoong have a marvelous fashion sense?” Hong Suk Cheon and Jaejoong appeared to be close friends, seeing as how Hong Suk Cheon affectionately referred to Jaejoong as his non-blood related sibling.

In the photo, Jaejoong is seated by the runway wearing a dalmatian print sweater and sunglasses. Jaejoong and Hong Suk Cheon attended the “2013 S/S Seoul Fashion Week” featuring designer Lee Sang Bong’s collection.

In related news, Jaejoong is making a solo comeback, and has pre-released “Butterfly” off of his upcoming solo album!

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Credit: Soompi
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