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오리엔탈 쇼커스 ~ 레트로 일 렌토

Oriental Showcus, “Retro, Il Lento”

 

This group took me by surprise. I just casually walked into the second day of Smile, LOve, Weekend, disappointed that my friend couldn’t come that day and that I had already missed The Lake. But even as I strolled in, not really paying attention, the sound coming from the group on the main stage got me in the festival spirit without me even consciously recognizing it. It wasn’t until I actually sat down and focused on them that I realized: they were REALLY GOOD. I mean, first of all, how can you say no to live brass? And secondly, every single song of theirs was so catchy! If anybody had been swing dancing (it’s a shame no one was), I would have stood up right there and then to cut in. My only hope is that one day I will be able to drag some of my friends who can swing dance to see Oriental Showcus live.

I particularly chose this song since the just released the album and I’m hoping they’ll make a music video for this song before too long. I also really liked how the second verse reminded me of Primary’s “Mannequin.” Lastly, I didn’t feel like letting all the “retro, il lento” phrases get complicated so I tried to simplify them. I’m sorry if this makes it more confusing. Lastly lastly, “il lento” just means slowly in classical music terms.

 

 

한국어:

 

Retro Il Lento

 

(You gonna be gonna be)

Retro

(Feel like feel like)

il lento

 

책상 앞에 갇힌 2p

마음 속에만 있는 Halloween

김빠진 콜라처럼 맥 빠진 midday

넥타인 벗어 던지고 just move your feet

 

모두에게 비치는 햇살보단

우리에게만 비치는 조명위로

칙칙함 보단 chic하게

이 밤 bright 하게

지금의 네 모습 그대로

just going on not alone

 

Retro, Il Lento

 

쳇바퀴 같이 같힌 2p

모두 다 똑같은 mannequin

똑같은 패션 지겨운데

따분한 연기 마치고

relax your mind

 

모두에게 비치는 햇살보단

우리에게만 비치는 조명위로

칙칙함 보단 chic하게

이 밤 bright 하게

지금의 네 모습 그대로

just going on not alone

 

Retro, Il Lento

 

(You gonna be gonna be)

Retro

(Feel like feel like)

il lento

 

 

English:

 

Retro, il lento

 

(You gonna be gonna be)

Retro

(Feel like feel like)

il lento

 

Like two pence locked up in the front of a desk

like Halloween that exists only in your mind

Like an exhausting midday that’s flat like cola

Throw off your necktie and just move your feet

 

[The lighting that only illuminates us

is more brilliant than the sunlight that shines on everyone else]

We’re more chic than black

This night will shine brightly

[Just keep going on, not alone

just the way you are right now]

 

Retro, il lento

 

Stuck in a two player game like a hamster wheel

Everybody looks like the exact same mannequin

They wear the same fashion even though it’s boring

They watch a boring performance to relax their mind

 

[The lighting that only illuminates us

is more brilliant than the sunlight that shines on everyone else]

We’re more chic than black

This night will shine brightly

[Just keep going on, not alone

just the way you are right now]

 

Retro, il lento

 

(You gonna be gonna be)

Retro

(Feel like feel like)

il lento

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