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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 136

Today, I would like to open the door to the Retro Room once again and listen to G.O sing one of my all-time favorites of his English cover songs, WildflowerWildflower, a quintessential love ballad, is going to be the gift that will keep giving here as G.O has covered it so many times over the course of his career. The individual performances in and of themselves will be well worth revisiting, one at a time.

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[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: More #10 ~ All of Me Believes G.O Is Already A Legend

All of Me Blog Post

The more I commit myself to accepting the fact that I am a fangirl, and G.O my one and only true bias, the more I believe that there is no such thing as coincidence. On August 17th, after a long hiatus of my series 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee, I published a post entitled Undercover Cover Lover, a discussion, for the most part, of the English songs G.O has covered over the course of his career with Tykeys and now MBLAQ. Two short days following the publication of that post, a video leaks of G.O covering yet another Western R&B artist’s song: John Legend’s All of Me.

If it is a coincidence, then I’d have to say the universe has a pretty cheeky sense of humor. That aside, the 1:41 clip of just his voice and piano lays further foundation that G.O is sincerely born to sing and is a master at his craft.

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


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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He’s A Free and Gentle Flower…

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On January 16, 2015, G.O had his first stage of the new year and it was a delicate reminder of how truly gifted he is as a vocalist. The Gimhae Arts & Sports Center held its Big Happy Concert on the evening of the 16th, and invited G.O to perform. Fans of this amazing man were indeed hungry to see him even though the effects of the two Curtain Call shows in late November had not yet worn off. You see, once he throws out the line to reel you in and captures your heart and soul, you simply have to surrender to the ever-present urge to want to see him over and over. Trust me, this is a fact. This first stage was special not only for us, but even more so for him.

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