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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 574

I think you will agree that the overall exercise of this countdown series has placed me in a perpetual state of nostalgia. I suppose it is not all that surprising given the parcels of history I have been sharing throughout these past 500+ days. Sometimes I wonder if the nostalgia makes fans sad in some respects. It is undeniable that MBLAQ has evolved and changed since their debut in more ways than simply the change in dynamics from a five man group to three. Still, the journey to the now is an important part of their collective as well as individual journeys. Therefore, I like to look back, even way back like I will do today with a From The Studio moment and the MBC Chin Chin radio performance of This Love.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 142

There is no remedy to help calm the fluttering of the heart, the emotional overload and cacophony of feels I experience when G.O sings in English. Of course, I love when he sings in Korean. Well, I just love when he sings. Period. And yes, Korean may be the language he speaks, but I think it is music that is the language of his heart.

It is true that music will always be a language that bridges the gap of understanding, a vibrational language that need not be understood in word when conveyed with honest, pure and passionate emotion. Nevertheless, Seung Ho, G.O and Cheondung’s offering of Maroon 5’s This Love (in English) on 아이콘 [Icons] was nothing short of heart-stopping.

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[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: #10 ~ Undercover Cover Lover

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When you wake one morning and realize all you want to do is sing, you hear music in everything. I have a feeling this is exactly what G.O felt when that realization hit. From that point on, he most likely became an ardent student of music. And although it was no doubt he was hearing his own compositions in his head and perhaps keeping a journal of poetry that would transform into lyrics, the first songs he sang were probably the songs of other artists. For G.O, I suspect the songs he sang in those early days were his guide and his lessons, and the artists themselves, his mentors and his teachers. It is no wonder then he would ultimately pay homage to them by covering those songs that guided him to become the incredible vocalist he is today. The beauty of his education, however, is that he did not limit himself to the songs of Korean artists. His deep respect for music (all music) and his choice to cover many songs that were sung in a language foreign to him (English) are valid and honorable reasons to continue to love this amazing man.

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