상상은 여권이 필요없는 여행이다
Kim Ji Soo ~ “Sleep Just 5 Minutes More”
I posted quite a while back about my excitement over Kim Ji Soo’s new album, A Beautiful Love. While not my most favorite Kim Ji Soo song ever, I do think “5분만 더 자” happens to be my favorite song off the album. Convenient, since it’s the title track. It’s just a cute little song about being there for his girl, and wanting her to get just an extra five minutes of sleep in the morning. It’s accompanied by an equally adorable and somewhat typical Ji Soo-style wonky mv that even features him in drag as a weather forecaster (…it’s not as horrific as you might imagine).
But because this isn’t my absolute favorite Kim Ji Soo song, I’d like to share some of his songs that I have been enjoying recently:
“어린 아저씨 (Young Middle-Aged Man)”:
I think part of the reason I love this song so much is that I understood almost the entire first verse and chorus the first time I heard it, but I also liked it because I liked what I understood. It’s about how he’s sad because he looks so much older than his friends (he looks like an “ajusshi” whereas his friends look like students… and I’ll admit, my mind was COMPLETELY BLOWN when I discovered that he was younger than me), but ultimately it’s ok because people listen to his music. It’s sad, funny, touching, and upbeat all at the same time, which is very much like Kim Ji Soo.
I do think I have previously mentioned that practically the only reason I watched Dream High 2 was because of the duets between Kim Ji Soo and Sistar’s Hyorin. Well… I didn’t realize until just now that this song, “Sunflower,” was also in that drama. Maybe I just passed over it or maybe I forgot to look it up later, but I didn’t rediscover it until I meticulously went over Ji Soo’s last album, Vintage Man. “Sunflower” is about a man’s thankfulness for being showered by the sunlight from this flower (naturally his girl), for being able to see it and be close to it. I think. Haven’t quite looked up all the words I don’t know, but that’s the sense I got from reading the lyrics in that video. But it’s a beautiful, soothing song that pulled me in with the opening notes of the cello.