[ARTICLE – AngelJoong] Kim Hyun Joong: The E-Factor & Fans Fight for Future Free from Hate
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Kim Hyun Joong is a True Artist with the Rare Ability to Evoke an Intense and Visceral Emotional Response Leaving us Helpless and Happy in the Intoxication of Bliss
I downloaded Kim Hyun Joong’s live version of ‘Creep’ by Radiohead performed at Budokan 2012 from Youtube again last night. I had this song on my old phone, and lost it when I changed phones. I finally found it again and have been playing it on repeat all morning and fighting back tears. I am not sad. I am moved. This song was a popular tune in the United States about 20 years ago. I liked the song when it was playing on the radio stations here constantly during it’s height. I did not purchase the song and I did not go to any of their concerts or anything like that. I liked the song. That was all. Now, I LOVE this song! Not just because Kim Hyun Joong covered it, but because of HOW he covered it. When I listen to his little introduction before starting the song, I can’t understand a word of what he is saying in Korean. It doesn’t matter. Just the gentle sound of his voice, and the inflections he makes when he makes a joke in Japanese and teases the fans makes me feel warm and happy. I don’t need to understand the words he is saying, because I understand the Emotion he is Evoking. This happens all before he even sings the first note.
Once he starts singing, I am dead on my feet. Shot through the heart by the emotion filled notes. His voice is so tender, gentle, beautiful. Even when he says: “Your’re so f***ing special,” a profane word that usually offends me to hear, still seems so sweet and cute. He even makes a profanity a blessing with his sweet delivery! LOL! At the end of the song when he belts out the high note with all of his power, I am completely gone. I am lost and drifting in this beautiful feeling. THIS is the mark of a TRUE ARTIST. He took a song that did not impress me that much and turned it into one of my favorite songs. I am in love with it and have been listening to it now for 4 straight hours. It’s kind of in the background while I’m working, but when I have little pauses in my work, I am able to just relax and feel deep peace washing over me. This is the effect of the Artist Kim Hyun Joong. His voice and manner bring deep Peace and Tranquility even while covering a song that has very depressing lyrics, actually. Here are the English Lyrics: