If G.O asked you which one of his English cover songs you wanted him to either sing again and/or record but said you could only choose one, which one would you choose? That is such a difficult question as he has covered so many, and covered them well. I know I would have a difficult time making a choice. Really difficult. But I think if I had to choose just one, I would ask for Wildflower. Yes, even over Hurricane and any one of the other beautiful Eric Benét ballads he has covered. Even over Song For Your Tears which you all know is my kryptonite. Maybe it is because Wildflower has stood the test of time as an iconic ballad that has been successfully covered since it was written back in the 1970’s. It is gentle, melodic and the lyrics are simply beautiful. And think about it, which one of the many English songs has G.O consistently covered? Yes, Wildflower. He covered it as early as his Tykeys days, and as recently as January 2015. Clearly, it is special to him. Today, it makes its return in Vocal Virtuosity form, and a mere 27 seconds at that. Pure vocal heaven.
In June and July 2010, Y promotions were in full force and G.O was doing many radio appearances at that time, specifically on the SBS Ten Ten Club program. In fact, MBLAQ was everywhere: radio, television, live stage. I wish I could have been experiencing it all real time, but thankfully technology has preserved so much of it and as such, those many moments can be revisited often. I stumbled upon this clip during a search for something else and was mesmerized. I don’t know when G.O visited the SBS Gorealra studios but when he did, he shared this brief yet smooth and tender a cappella morsel of Wildflower.
The beautiful thing about G.O’s talent is that even when he gives a little, it is still so very much.
[Image cr. as tagged; Video cr. SBS]