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Hello, 안녕하세요, I’m back with issue 15 of ‘The Attic Playlist’! My name is Jiwon, and ‘The Attic Playlist’ is a series I have designed to introduce songs by musicians who are less popular to foreign listeners yet definitely worthy of recognition. In each issue, I will introduce five songs by different musicians. For every song, I will provide the full lyrics in Korean. Then, I will pick out a few lines from the lyrics that capture the mood of the song and provide a translation of them, so non-Korean speakers can also enjoy the meaning of them.
‘The Attic Playlist’ will be published once every two weeks.
This week’s theme
Although I do like these songs, selections for today’s edition are more focused on the Korean dramas and movies themselves. I recommend them for their beautiful mise en scene, strong characters, and brilliant plot lines. The accompanied soundtracks will double the feelings these works generate.
This week’s playlist
1. 구가의 서(Gu Family Book) OST: 백지영(Baek Ji-Young) – 봄비(Spring Rain)
Image 1: ‘Gu Family Book’ Poster (from www.imbc.com)
2. 궁(Goong(Palace)/Princess Hours) OST: 제이(J), 하울(Howl) – Perhaps Love
Image 2: ‘Goong’ Poster (from www.imbc.com)
3. 해를 품은 달(Moon that Embraces the Sun) OST: 린(Lyn) – 시간을 거슬러(Back In Time)
Image 3: ‘Moon that Embraces the Sun’ Poster (from www.imbc.com)
4. 착한남자(Innocent Man) OST: XIA – 사랑은 눈꽃처럼(Love Is Like Snowflake)
Image 4: ‘Innocent Man’ Poster (from kbsworld.kbs.co.kr)
5. 아테나(Athena) OST: 브라운 아이드 소울(Brown Eyed Soul) – 내려놔요(Let Go)
Image 5: ‘Athena’ Poster (from enews.imbc.com)
6. 동감(Ditto) OST: 홍선경(Hong Sun-Kyung) – 슬픈 향기(Sad Scent)
Image 6: ‘Ditto’ poster (from blog.daum.net)
7. 8월의 크리스마스(Christmas in August) OST: 한석규(Han Suk-Kyu) – 8월의 크리스마스(Christmas in August)
Image 7: ‘Christmas in August’ poster (from photohistory.tistory.com)
8. 클래식(Classic) OST: 자전거 탄 풍경(Scenery of Riding Bicycle) – 너에게 난 나에게 넌(Me To You, You To Me)
Image 8: ‘Classic’ poster (from namu.wiki)
9. 백만장자의 첫사랑(Millionaire’s First Love) OST: 동방신기(DBSK) – 인사(Greeting)
Image 9: ‘Millionaire’s First Love’ Poster (from blog.daum.net)
10. 만추(Late Autumn) OST: 알렉스(Alex) – 되돌릴 수 있다면(If We Can Go Back) (Feat. 제인(Jane))
Image 10: ‘Late Autumn’ Poster (from bezzera.tistory.com)
I hope you have enjoyed the playlist, and feel free to comment below if you have any questions or concerns about my translation. I would also appreciate words of encouragement! All the Korean lyrics are from Naver Music, and all the videos are from Youtube.