There is something so subtly seductive about these five guys. They are all handsome, to be sure. But I think there is more and it most probably has something to do with their voices. Jae’s voice in this performance is like velvet wrapped in silk. The tone of his voice is naturally so rich and soothing and in this performance, even more so.
All it took was the opening note by Junsu in this one and I was catapulted into orbit and left spinning on my own axis trying to grab onto something and catch my breath long enough to listen to the entire song!! My dear sweet Junsu…seriously my love, must you be so vocally superior every waking moment??? And then, Changmin trailing right behind you with his plaintive cry? Aieesh! Just another example of why these men are so respected and heartily missed in their full five man form. Just, wow.
And dear me, there is just something about a man at the piano. Yes, Yoochun, there most certainly is! Maybe coming fresh from the K-drama, Five Fingers, I am still having a thing about seeing a man at the piano (Ji Chang Wook wore the piano as a pretty hot and enticing accessory if I do say so). But before we see our Yoochun at the piano, he whispers in that smooth deep velvety tone: “Baby right now, right here.” I thought oh yes, I think we are in for a sultry ride!
I love this slow, easy jam with the ever-present killer vocals these men consistently bring. Such a sensual ride. Yoochun’s deep spoken words, the gorgeous harmonies – ALL of it! And oh my goodness when Yoochun and Junsu trade off at about the 2:31 mark. Absolute heaven! Love it! These guys and their voices never fail and are nothing short of perfection each and every time (studio or live). It’s just unnerving sometimes!! Still, I keep coming back for more. ♥
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I have to admit that when I listen to these guys sing, I get very emotional. This is the very serious power of music and the effect of a well-sung song. You don’t have to understand a word of it and it still translates. I really love this gorgeous ballad. I think I tend to favor those where beautiful Junsu opens the song up. This one is sung in Japanese and that amazing soul machine (still thanking Evez for coining that term!) Junsu wrote the lyrics to this beautiful song.
In this MV I don’t know who is shipwrecked. The girl. The guys. Both. Are the guys trying to find the girl? Is she just a ghost? Maybe I should take a look at the translation. Really though, I just like to listen to the song and feel it. Interpretation aside, it is film gorgeously. The color palette is almost monochromatic with muted tones and goes from golden hues to deep blues. I love the contrast. And our five handsome men are looking quite handsome.
But Junsu……..Junsu is so very lovely in this MV. My bias is quite evident, yes?
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The way these young men can bring the steady and harmonized vocals in their more upbeat and dance-oriented songs is wonderful. But, when it is ballad time, there is simply nothing sweeter. Each voice unique, each one having its rightful place, each one stellar on its own yet when combined with the other, a synergistic feast. So lovely.
In this offering I will have to honestly admit that Jaejoong and Changmin were working their vocal magic on me. And, Changmin’s soulful glances while singing kind of stirred a mini spaz in me and he is not even my bias. But I am not going to deny that he’s looking right cute in this video!! From their third studio album “O” – Jung.Ban.Hap., released in 2006, this TVXQ Tuesday song for you is One (not to be confused with Rain’s One – you knew I’d sneak him in somehow)!
Anyone else crushing a little on Changmin after this one??