On September 2, I found myself at the Hollywood Palladium for K-pop sensation Junsu Kim’s concert, invited by music producer Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer and vocal director Ebony Rae Cunningham. When Kim performed “Uncommitted,” the track the duo produced for Junsu’s English debut single, the two immediately began jamming to the song and singing along.
As the song came to a close, Junsu thanked Automatic for writing and producing the single, and Automatic cheered back from the balcony: “You made it happen, man!”
Automatic is the president and CEO of InRage Entertainment, and Ebony Rae Cunningham is the vice president. She was the vocal stylist for “Uncommitted.”
APA: Moving on to your latest production “Uncommitted,” how did you get in touch with C-JeS and start working with Junsu?
A: There was a C-JeS executive. His name is Niddy, and he knew a friend of mine, who introduced me as a Sony producer. So Niddy contacted me and said, “You know, we at C-JeS are looking for songs for the group JYJ.” I submitted some songs and actually “Uncommitted” was a song that I wasn’t sure I should submit because it was a little bit softer than the other things I submitted. The other things were stronger, more up-tempo, more hard-hitting, whereas “Uncommitted” was mid-tempo and more like a ballad. What’s amazing was they called me back saying they loved “Uncommitted” and wanted it. I thought to myself “Wow, I almost didn’t submit that song.” [laughs] So that was so crazy. Read More →
Music critic for the August V-chart of China YinYueTai: BaoBao （爆爆）, the Executive Chief Editor of the South Korea Division of Cool Music (Cool轻音乐), a famous Chinese magazine for K-pop & J-pop
Today, Kim Junsu has the first-class background, the first-class talent, the first-class diligence and the first-class popularity, so it is almost as sure as nails that his new single—Uncommitted—will top the August V-chart. What’s more commendable than his incredible talent is that he never forgets who he is despite all the fame and success he has gained. Unquestionably he is now in a position where he can make his fans go crazy for him by only doing some sexy duckbutt-shaking or high notes. But he doesn’t want to stay where he is. He wants to be a real singer, a singer who wants to make everyone fall for his singing and dancing in spite of the lack of fair promotion on TV.
A globally best team was put together for Uncommitted. This R&B pop song, written and composed by Bruce Automatic Vanderveer, takes Junsu away from the K-pop world and into the western music world. Although one cannot connect Junsu in reality with the playboy described in the MV, Junsu’s acting as a good man with a playboy history is convincing since he has proven himself that he can successfully express temptation, Yuppie and darkness through his eyes. In this MV directed by Marc Klasfeld, a famous MV director for super stars, Junsu is telling you a love story through his eyes in every scene. With “Angel Xiah” (a characteristic gesture of Junsu, with both hands under his chin, a slight tilt of his head and the tadpole-like smiling eyes) in our memories, Junsu has grown up to be a brave and reliable man. Uncommitted? No. Junsu has been fulfilling the commitments he’s made to himself and his fans, as always; and he has been surprising us, as always.
(note: Only the Junsu-related is translated.)
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JYJ member Junsu started in New York and continued on to L.A., Mexico and Brazil for a total of 12,000 fans for his North American leg.
On Monday, September 10, Junsu performed in front of the 3,000 fans that came out to see him from Chile, Peru, Argentina,
Bulgaria Bolivia, Paraguay and other parts of South America.
Junsu greeted his fans in Spanish and also held other special events for his fans.
Junsu commented, “This tour gave me much strength and confidence. As long as I have my fans, I will continue to strive to be the best. I will always remember the love and support I received here from halfway across the world.”
After the performance, the fans held up a huge sign that read, “Thank you for coming. We love you Junsu.” One fan commented, “It must have been hard for him to come all the way here last time. I’m so glad that he came this time again. I will love Junsu forever.”
Another fan commented, “It took around 30 hours to get to Chile. I’ve seen his other concert in March but this concert was the best. Although it is hard for him, I am so thankful that he does not forget about his fans here.”
Junsu upon concluding his six Asian cities and five cities in North and South America is now preparing of the rest of his European tour.
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Intro + Breath + No Gain
As I have natural husky voice..
My voice has never been hoarse even if I sing for a many and long times..
But my voice is finally hoarse when I woke up in this morning..
Perhaps it’s because my tension melted away..
I think ‘it’s been a long time’…
on the other hand, ‘I lost my voice after my tour in South America… I’m so happy….^^ though my voice is hoarse..’
I feel like it’s a kind of medal that the hard works without rest for 3 weeks give me..
It’s a feeling that makes me happy just like languor..
And.. from the bottom of my heart, I’m so thankful to many fans who live in North and South America who made my heart beat more just like this and who give me energy to try to do my best..
Ah.. From now, I’ll take a rest a little bit ㅎ
Translated by: theyoungestmin
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