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Saturday, June 16, 2012


부활 (BOOHWAL)'s immense fame now did not actually come easily to them but was earned through blood and sweat. They had many lead vocalists who came and go, and some, even to places that was far beyond our reach. What better song to promote Boohwal than 사랑할수록 (The More I Love)? This song brought Boohwal back together after Lee Seung Chul and Kim Tae Won went their separate ways.  

After regrouping, Boohwal released their third album in 1993, featuring the hit single, "사랑할수록 (The More I Love)". The album was a success but there's a very tragic story that comes with this amazing song. The original vocalist at the start of the recording, 김재기 (Kim Jae Gi) was involved in a traffic accident and unfortunately passed away. After his death, his younger brother, 김재희 (Kim Jae Hee) was scouted by 김태원 (Kim Tae Won) as he had that similar, distinctive vocals his brother possessed. 

I believe that Boohwal songs appeal to the public as its' lyrics just tells the story of their life. I know a lot of people in the music industry these days try their hand in composing and songwriting but not many succeed. Kim Tae Won, however, is one that did. His honest lyrics that tells the story of the band's hardships, the rise and fall, the pain and everything they went through together is what sets him apart from others. Not to mention, his lyrics aren't exactly easy to sing as it needs to match the color of the music he's trying to portray. 

Boohwal's story of a painful love whereby the more they love,
 the more pain they feel. 


한참동안을 찾아가지 않은 
저언덕 너머거리엔
오래전 그 모습 그대로 넌 
서있을 것 같아
**내 기억보다는 오래되버린 얘기지 
널 보던 나의 그 모습
이제는 내가 널 피하려고 하나 
언젠가의 너처럼
이제 너에게 난 아픔이란걸 
너를 사랑하면 할수록
멀리 떠나가도록 스치듯 시간의 흐름속에

이제 지나간 기억이라고 
떠나며 말하던 너에게
시간이 흘러 지날수록 
너를 사랑하면 할수록
너에게 난 아픔이었다는 걸 
너를 사랑하면 할수록
멀리 떠나가도록 스치듯 시간의 흐름속에...

Video of Boohwal with their current lead vocalist, 정동하 (Jeong Dong Ha) performing '사랑할수록'. The lead vocalist may have changed many times but a good song will forever remain a good song. 
Whether it's Kim Jae Gi/Kim Jae Hee or Jeong Dong Ha singing it, it's still awesome :)

OH! Even Lee Seung Chul performed it with Boohwal before. There's so many different versions of this song! All good, of course :)

*Puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttssss!* :)

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