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[Album Review] Heartstrings : Bring Lee Sin along with you wherever you go, AND! plus Joo-hee if you wish. (+ video)

2011/08/27

"Heartstrings" with Park Shin-hye, Jung Yong-hwa, Song Chang-eui and So Yi-hyun

Lee Sin screams to the world, "You've fallen for me, you melted because of my sweet love". Hey Lee Sin, fairly say, who won't fall for you?

The anthem is a definite for Heartstring and the STUPID lovers. Actually, I'm still wondering why Lee Sin chooses STUPID as their band's name? Any idea?

It might stands for something like 'Saintly Talented Ultimate People In the Drama'. No no no. That's lame. Hmm…Or maybe Lee Sin and friends become 'stupid' when they extremely in love with someone? Just like the nerdy but cool drummer:

"You're my star. From a very long time ago, I know that you're the one that I've been dreaming of". Yeo Joon-hee yells out.

Which one do you prefer? Lee Sin with his outstanding anthem 'You've fallen for me' or Joon-hee with his ultimate 'Star'?


1. You've fallen for me (3:11) – Lee Sin

Declare yourself as a Heartstring lover? If it's so, then this sophisticated national anthem of the movie must be familiar to your ears. Hear this song, and it will evoke your memory of Lee Sin and Gyoo-won's love journey. Lee Sin will personally sing for you and express his maddest love, but unfortunately not for you. His ultimate love, is, (I know but I just can't bear to wish that it is me), Gyoo-won.

Lee Sin screams to the world, "You've fallen for me, you melted because of my sweet love?". Lee Sin, wake up, mate! With your charming personality, and you're a super talented musician, everyone will fall for you not only because of your sweet love.

Anyway, despite Lee Sin's untouched voice that magically charms us, the music is seemingly as 'another cheerful K-pop'. Maybe the absence of the keyboard is the answer. The anthem is majorly decorated by guitar and drum. But sadly, the rhythm doesn't sound right to my ears. The ending is the hero of the song. It's getting more intense, fast, and fairly provocative. It concludes the anthem with a perfect flux.

2. Because I miss You (4:34) – Lee Sin

"Same day, same sky, but it's Only You not here", cries Lee Sin.

Missing someone can never be good. The music is emotionally done and lyric will drop your mood from happy shalalala to the deepest saddest feeling ever. The song really expresses his feeling and its Lee Sin's self-actualization that he's a good actor, and singer, and a guitar player, and literally a lover.

The message is strongly denoted. In a scene where Lee Sin cries whilst singing, oh I extremely bear not to shed a tear.

The music is overall 'charismatic'. But if only it's perfected with a female's voice, it might tickle people more to loose their emotions. 

3. Give me a Smile (3:42) – M Signal

This is the boss! It's my favourite out of 4. Catchy, relaxed, constant flux, not overly emotional, simple tunes, Perfecto! Carefully examine the lyric, WOW! It teaches you to always SMILE, and happiness will appear and bring love to you. SMILE smile smile!

I was surprised when I reached the bridge, it yells out something outstanding from the rest of the song. But uniquely, the difference is the attraction. The high pitch is tastefully done. CLAP! 10 out of 10 song. Nothing much to say. It's only that the song has infected me to keep clicking the replay button again and again.

4. Star (3.13) – Kang Min-hyuk

Voila! Here's the cool nerd drummer with his massive portion of food. Maybe it's the unbelievably amount of food that he eats which makes him has such an unbelievably voice!

If your favourite is a ballad song, but not overly emotional, this is the best option for you. The first few seconds of the opening is extremely catchy with the hard beat of percussion. But unfortunately, I just lost my interest to the music itself and the thing that stops me from putting of my earphone is nonetheless, Min-hyuk's charismatic voice and his passionate love story. "You're my star. From a very long time ago, I know that you're the one that I've been dreaming of, lalalalala…"

Lee Sin? Joo-hee? Lee Sin? Joo-hee? Aargh…Hard to decide! Both are awesome. They are just different. Keep thinking and thinking and thinking. Voila! Lee Sin for me! Because Joo-hee has already got his Star since a looongg time ago. How about you?

Written by : Liviana Andrian (pimbrella@gmail.com) 

Also available on YesAsia (OST part 1 and 2)

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