[INFO] Jaejoong’s mini solo-album
From JYJ’s emotional, delicate, and beloved vocalist Kim Jaejoong’s first solo mini-album “I”.
Co-produced by Kim Jaejoong, recognized as a singer-songwriter who worked on JYJ’s album and songs from his dramas and movies.
Kim Jaejoong wants to work on a rock genre album with collaboration from Kim Bada, vocalist of Sinawe and only Kim Jaejoong’s explosive vocals can give justice to the songs. After 10 years since his debut, the lyrics of all the songs directly captured and expressed all the emotions he felt while working as a singer and actor. It is also an honest confession about his life through music. To describe this album, it is simply a “piece of work”.
01 One Kiss (Lyrics – Kim Jaejoong / composer – Kim Bada / arranger – Shaun)
“One Kiss” makes use of a full synthesizer, but the song combined with Kim Jaejoong’s husky treble voice, contains the base of rock elements such as hard playing of the drums and crunchy guitar sounds(T/N it is really a rock term). Despite its intense sound, the lyrics are melancholic and is all about remembering the past, creating a deep impression.
02 Mine (lyricist – Kim Jaejoong / Composition – Kim Bada, Shaun / Arrangement – Kim Bada, Shaun)
“Mine” is the the title track of the mini-album, it’s a song that was arranged by Kim Bada that showcases Kim Jaejoong’s outstanding singing abilities with his explosive vocals and exceptional interpretation of the song. The magnificent and crystal texture of the guitars in the middle of the track makes the listeners feel like one is racing through a tunnel.
03 내안 가득히 (lyricist – Jeon Haeseong / composer – Jeon Haeseong / arranger – PJ, Kim JinHoon)
It is a modern rock ballad that starts with Kim Jaejoong’s melodic voice and features his delicate emotions. The gentle melody and the lyrics fits the story about love, friendship, and relationship and about someone who is about to confess his love.
04 나만의 위로 (Healing for myself) (lyrics Kim Jaejoong / composer – Kim Jaejoong / arranger – Kwon Binji)
Sweet melody sad lyrics containing Kim Jaejoong’s yearning for a lover who has gone away. The gentle melody increasingly changes to a strong melody during the emotional part of the lyrics. In the second half of the song, Kim Jaejoong’s rock vocals is truly impressive.
05 All Alone (Lyrics – Kim Jaejoong / composer – Kim Jaejoong, Kim Sejin / arranger – Kim Sejin)
“All Alone”‘s outstanding piano melody evokes a lyrical atmosphere with Kim Jaejoong’s emotional vocals all throughout the song. The lyrics is about pulling a beautiful but sad memory stored at the back of your mind. If you listen with your eyes close, you will see a scene of the saddest but most beautiful memory.
T/N: I left the Korean titles as I’m not sure of the English translation for the songs.