OSTrich Mondays #7
I love you too, ahjumma. My drama-writing cogwheels feel rusted after the writing and stu-dying experience of the previous weeks. All stress has left the building a.k.a. Kwon’s body and a hangover-like condition has taken charge of the overall situation. I passed one exam, i failed one, but i will have my chance on negotiating to sit anew for it and i’m still waiting for the grades of the other two to come out. It’s flowing well so far and i’m really glad. However, It pains me feeling unable to write about dramas and day by day the urge to return stronger than ever grows, hopefully enough i will manage to catch up with everything i have scheduled. And i have many plans!
So, this time the next OSTrich Monday attempt felt easier because of the wonderful Missienelly chingu and i’m thankful for that! Currently, Ode to My Father (국제시장) is one of the most awaited films for the non-Korean speaking but Korea-obsessed (and not only) audience. The box office sensed its grandeur, so did the Korean audience! The OST i’m about to offer, in combination with the movie scenes, forge an emotional core through scene intensity and heartfelt vocals accompanied by the acoustic guitar chords and caressed by the slightly climaxing yet not pompous electric guitars. The main idea of the song is simplistic, but music doesn’t have to be complex to depict a world of emotions and the song succeeds in it in the most representative way through longing, agonizing vocal lines floating like cries in the wind and the soothing interpretation of Kwak Jin Eon (곽진언) and Kim Feel (김필).
OST’s continuation; Bad Person (나쁜사람) is from a drama i haven’t watched yet, Faith (신의). However, it holds a modern elegiac aesthetic through its rhythmic tempo and the blending of Jang Hye Jin‘s elegant vocals and fairytale-like interpretation and MC Sniper‘s melodious hip hop rhymes in a like-minded musical motive which emotionally compliments both vocal aspects.