Shining attraction, Kim Junsu
The man who made an unheeded choice into the will of God
Three Days in Macau with Kim Junsu.
Macau, which was thought to be clear and humid, was actually cloudy and sometimes raining. We thought that the city would be crowded, but one can experience leisurely slowness walking out of just one alleyway. Signs were lined up on the roads, but turning around faces one with a stone building that resembles Europe. Macau and our expectations were very different.
It was Kim Junsu who selected Macau as the photo shoot location. This photo shoot was work, but it was also a vacation with close staff. “Asia’s Las Vegas, a city in which the sun never sets. As the night sets in, the city instead becomes livelier. I like this kind of atmosphere.” Since elementary school, he imagined life as a singer. To the star who spent his 20s as how he imagined it as a child, Macau was a city that resembled the warm times he has spent.
“Come to think of it, I haven’t been able to rest for a year before coming here.”
A year ago, Kim Junsu was at JYJ’s concert in Tokyo Dome. With three concerts, they filled Tokyo Dome with 150,000 people from across Japan.
After that came the musical that earned him the Best Musical Actor award at the Korea Musical Awards, <Elizabeth>, in 2013, his second solo album, <INCREDIBLE>, which topped iTunes charts in 8 countries, including Singapore and Japan, immediately upon release and was 5th on the Billboard World Album Chart, as well as performances that once again proved his ticket power, his “Ballad & Musical” concert and the original musical production, <December>. It was a year in which he showed us that he knows exactly what he wants and what a talented artist like him can achieve.
10 years since he debuted. The landscape has changed, and a boy has become a young adult. For Kim Junsu, the word ‘growth’ doesn’t suit him, because his desired destination is not simply “going up”. The last 10 years were years of horizontal growth in Kim Junsu’s world.
A three day vacation before he takes footsteps towards another peak. The warmth of <December> that remains in him, we share with our readers the dialogue between him and us. Read More →