- 그리운, 페이지를 넘기며.. (Piano By Yuhki Kuramoto)
A piano piece capturing the essence that is Yoochun: brightness along with sweet melancholy. Subtle optimism. The notes travel you to a special place that is moody and dark but with several rays of sun coming through. As a piano player myself, I couldn’t have asked for a better beginning to this mini album. You can close your eyes and imagine him playing it, in a big black piano, in a candle-lit room surrounded by paintings and heavy velvety curtains. It’s like a private moment he shares with us all.
- 감기지 않는 마음
Right after the last piano note of the previous piece, here comes his deep, sweet, baritone voice. It feels like this is a continuation, as if it’s the same piece. Only this time, along with the piano chords, the subtle sound of the guitar comes to make the feeling lighter, to make you leave that dark-lit room and find yourself on a beach at dusk. It’s the moment when the day says goodbye and the night starts making its presence. Isn’t this the time when most of us feel our love for him more strongly? After a hard day’s of work, his voice is the light breeze caressing your cheeks and the music is the sound of waves reaching your ears and bringing you peace. A combination that brings happiness and relaxation.
- 당신의 지갑에는 얼마의 사랑이 있나요.
The little gem of a title track. The sound of maturity and experience that comes with it, but so sweet and childlike at the same time. The melody is a perfect accompaniment to this lovely message that he wants to convey. A music video that touched our hearts, lyrics that will stay with us forever. This is what he has in his heart and he has shared it with us so we can gain strength from him. Who didn’t cry with this? Who will forget the soft notes, his expressive voice, the lyrics, and most of all, this title that got so misunderstood by some at first, but it’s so Yoochun. You have to know Yoochun to realise what’s behind it. How much love do you have in your wallet? It is so deep that it makes me cry. Even in an object as is a wallet, its purpose being to keep money within, you can find love. From the couple of pounds you’ll use to buy your loved ones something to bring a smile to their faces, to the pictures you save in it, to always be reminded that it’s love that matters, even inside a wallet.
- 마지막 앨범까지.. (Feat. 요조)
The atmosphere is now lighter, but still sweet and melodic. I now find myself in a beach bar, and I’m sitting on a comfortable chair, while he’s singing sitting on a chair, a girl beside him to give extra warmth to the music with her soft voice. This is like a promise of things to come, a better future. The colours are white now, with some orange hints and light blues, like his individual colour. It’s a nice early evening, to spend with your friends or loved one. Have a light cocktail or mixed juice, or a glass of white wine, listen to the music, sway a bit with it, have fun. This is a song like that. Enjoy the little pleasures that life gives you.
- 그녀와 봄을 걷는다.. (Live Ver.)
The indie pop gem we’ve been waiting for ages. When I first listened to this, I thought, is this really written by him? It could have English lyrics and I’d think it was Coldplay or another British indie pop band. You can see Yoochun’s influences here: he loves melodic music. Music that is always pleasant to the ears, never too harsh, never too sudden, and never ambiguous or an acquired taste. Says a lot about his personality, doesn’t it? What a romantic guy at heart. Don’t you worry, we will never leave. We’ll always accompany you. And we thank you for this gift that came so unexpectedly.
- 당신의 지갑에는 얼마의 사랑이 있나요. (Inst.)
We finish like we began. Back in the dark-lit room. But this time, we’re deep into the night, we’re wearing our pajamas, maybe holding a glass of wine in our hands, our feet comfortably resting on a table or a chair. This is a piece to relax and enjoy the melody. Then memories are welcome, but there’s no talking, just images going by fast. Like watching a movie, but with images of your own life. This is a piece to do that: reminiscing. A retrospection at the end of the day. A perfect ending.
Thank you, Park Yoochun. Your gift will always be cherished and treasured and have a special place in my heart.
Written by: Lina
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