Thursday, April 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Gary and Gil 17 Years

During their first album, our cute Oppas.

This is the study they mentioned in their interviews.
The first studio they rented and never left until the album was completed.
Click here to see some photos of LeeSsang with their friends.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: In the Beginning

This is the 8th of a 10-part series that delves deeper into 10 significant songs of LeeSsang in terms of how it reflects on their career and what it shows about them as artists. These are not song reviews. 

Here are the other songs:





  • Turn off the TV
  • Rush
  • You're the Girl for a Guy Like Me
  • Simple Life
  • Outsider
  • Who Are You Living For?
  • 83.1






  • Album: Baekahjeolhyun



    Monday, April 27, 2015

    I Am What You See (난말이야) English LyricsTranslation






    Each moment has me living in either a win or loss,
    but each of that moment also gives me the reason to live the present.
    I run.

    순간 순간은 나에게 승리와 패배속에 살게 하지만
    순간 순간은 나에게 오늘을 살게하는 이유가 되네
    달려가.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: 83.1


    This is the 7th of a 10-part series that discusses 10 LeeSsang songs that hold a special meaning to our two kids. These are not reviews. It is more like a sharing to the fans what these songs stand for in the "real lives" of LeeSsang.

    Here are the other songs:




    Album: Re-Englightenment








    Song Meaning



    It is a song about loneliness, the kind that is inevitable, the kind that we all go through and how we can all survive it. 


    Monday, April 20, 2015

    Journey by LeeSsang (feat. Casker) English Hanggul and Lyrics



    Album: Hexagonal





    Journey by LeeSsang (feat. Casker)  English Hanggul and Lyrics




    Verse 01]
    거친 파돌 가르며 제주로 가는 배를 타고
    Cutting through that rough sea waves and cruising to Jeju Island,
    바다를 본다 멀미를 참고 이 바다 속엔
    looking at the view of the sea, bearing that nausea,
    추억이 많겠지 저만치 보이는 섬처럼
    the sea must be keeping a lot of memories, like the countless visible islands,
    외로운 이가 던진 이별의 반지 젊은이의
    a goodbye ring gift thrown into the sea by a lonely person,
    다짐과 해변에서 밀려온 사랑의 낙서까지
    a young man’s promise to self and the doodles about love from a far shore,
    그 많은 추억들을 벗 삼아 나는 여행을 떠나
    I take off on a journey seeing myself on that many memories.


    Gary in Shanghai

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    Friday, April 17, 2015

    10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Who are You Living For


    This is the 6th of a 10-part series that discusses 10 LeeSsang songs that hold a special meaning to our two kids. These are not reviews. It is more like a sharing to the fans what these songs stand for in the "real lives" of LeeSsang.

    Here are the other songs:









    An epic live performance of Who are You Living For above and below is the album version.




    Album: Black Sun
    The song features: Ryoo Seung-bum, Hwang Jung-min

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Get It In by Tasha (Yoon Mi Rae): A Song to Make You Forget

    Released back in 2011, Get It In is one of the songs that defines the superiority of Yoon Mi Rae as a rapper.

    There is so much attention thrown to the likes of CL (2NE1 leader and rapper). YG and other companies managing idols do a very good job marketing these idols as legitimate rappers. Although it is true that the fans still decide on who to support and what they consider to be good, Yoon Mi Rae is one of the few artists in Korea whose greatness cannot be denied.

    Yoon Mi Rae is real talent and real artist. She does not have an "image" on which her marketability depends. She sells her music and everything else is secondary.

    Get It In is one of the songs that displays her songwriting talent. Unfortunately, it is underrated.





    What the Song Stands For




    The song is about making a decision how you would  feel. The world will never run out of things to get us down. Morning news already makes it appear as if the world will implode anytime and nights feel like it will never end. This song serves to tell the world to f&$k off. We make the choice what kind of world we get to live in, despite the odds.

    In Vino Veritas (Trans: In Wine There is Truth) is one of the sickest raps ever written in Korea. Click here to listen to it and read the lyrics.  


    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Outsider

    This is the fifth of a  10-part series that will feature 10 songs of LeeSsang that every Leessang fan should understand. This series does not aim to provide a review of the songs. This is our attempt to explore the songs that have special significance in LeeSsang's career. 

    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Turn Off the TV. 
    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Rush
    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand:You're the Girl for a Guy Like Me
    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Simple Life





    Album: Library of Soul




    What is the Song About




    Outsider is an ode to their music. This is a song that explains to the listeners just what music means to LeeSsang and what it has done to them. 

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    Let Your Voice Be Heard: Kang Gary, Mad Clown & Other Musicians Fought and Won



    Early this year, Kang Gary voiced out his discontent over the failure of some composers to collect their earnings from live streaming sites. He said that the changes in 2014 on the pricing schemes and technical adjustments made it impossible for musicians to track down the profit they make for their songs. Moreover, the pricing changes discouraged more people from subscribing to unlimited streaming sites.

    Mad Clown joined Kang Gary in his protest, Soon after, other musicians followed suit.

    The musicians have some partial victory as Korea Music Copyright Association issued a statement promising to pay royalties to musicians in response to the protest initiated by Kang Gary and Mad Clown.

    Further, they also made some technical changes in order to track the profits each song makes and provide a utility to musicians to do this too.

    This is not, by a long shot, a signal that musicians are getting what they deserve but it's a good start.

    If there is anything we should learn from all these... speak up.


    Kang Gary's New CF in China

    Kang Gary just finished shooting a CF in China. 

    Click here to watch the video of the CF

    Below are some screencaps



    Click here for some more LeeSsang CFs.


    #LeeSsang Reunite

    Thanks to DC LeeSsang

    Several days ago.

    Wish you could all see LeeSsang performing live again on TV. They have always favored live events over TV performances but we hope sooner than later, Gil and Gary will perform again live on TV for all of you to see.

    For now, please make do with photos and videos.


    New Project: LeeSsang Discography

    It's about time for a complete discography of LeeSsang be put in one place.

    This is a work in progress but if you have anything to contribute, please message us.

    Hope you make do first with what we have, we will try to complete it as we go along.

    Click here: LEESSANG COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY

    Friday, April 10, 2015

    10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Simple Life


    This is part of a 10-part series that will feature 10 songs of LeeSsang that every Leessang fan should understand. This series does not aim to provide a review of the songs but explains how the song represents an important chapter in LeeSsang's career. 

    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Turn Off the TV. 
    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Rush
    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand:You're the Girl for a Guy Like Me


    Above is one of our favorite LeeSsang performance of all time. 





    Album: Library of Soul



    What is the Song About


    This is probably one of the most underrated songs of LeeSsang. Perhaps because of its easy and fast beat, many miss the special meaning of the song and the manner by which it was told. 

    In Simple Life, Gary and Gil talks about their difficult and painful beginnings and how these pains and difficulties made them realize the easy trick in living their life and pursuing their dream. 

    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    Throwback Thursday: The 5 Kids

    I think this is one of the episodes Kang Gary enjoyed the most. This is where his friendship with Yonghwa started. Simon D has been friends with Yonghwa for a long time and everyone knows that Gary is one of Simon D's favorite hyungs.


    Anyone wants to join us in re-watching this episode?

    Click here for a nostalgic look at LeeSsang's history.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    LeeSsang Song Review: Clown

    Clown, from the album, was and will never be the name of LeeSsang's fan club. Unlike idols, LeeSsang fans don't tag themselves a certain nickname. Clown, however, is one of Gary's and Gil's favorite song ever. 

    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Turn Off the TV. 
    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Rush








    Song Thesis


    Clown is about the sadness and pain that clowns need to endure in order to make people laugh. Told from the point of view of the clown entertaining people, it delves into how people's laughter reflects their sadness. 




    #LeeSsang Reunite

    More of our two kids...

    Thanks to everyone who shared the photos.


    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    Thinking of You by Young Jun feat. Kang Gary English Lyrics



    Thinking only of you, thinking only of you
    The night passes by without care for my feelings
    I am thinking only of you. I am thinking only of you again
    No one knows I have been up all night

    Click here to understand why LeeSsang manages themselves and put up their own label instead of joining big ones like SM and YG.

    I am losing my heart because you keep on stealing it
    I disappear in my longing for you, nothing else to say
    The day passes by as I long for you,
    I’m thinking of you
    The deeper the night gets, the more I burn up
    I am thinking only of you again
    Until the white moon crumbles
    I can't stop

    Gil and His Female Friends

    Gil has been in variety shows for a long time. In time, he has developed friendships with lots of female celebrities. When LeeSsang appeared in You and I, Gil said that many of his female friends started becoming his friend when he was still young, some even go back to when he has not even debuted.

    He does not talk about them a lot and he does not publish photos but here are some of his friendships we can share with you.

    Click here for some of the most adorable old photos of Gil and Gary.

    BoA


    BoA chose Gil to be his partner hi Infinite Challenge because she felt comfortable with him. The two are so close that BoA felt comfortable enough to play a joke on Gil on broadcast. When she was interviewed about her appearance on Infinite Challenge, BoA said Gil once confessed his love for her. She said he texted her at 3am saying he like likes her. Gil was stunned but BoA laughed at the sight of Gil bald head sweating. She quickly said it was all a joke and she just enjoys teasing Gil.




    More after the jump

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: You're the Girl for a Guy Like Me

    This is third of a 10-part series that will feature 10 songs of LeeSsang that every LeeSsang fan should understand deeply. These songs represent a very important part in LeeSsang's life.

    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Turn Off the TV. 
    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Rush






    What is the Song About


    You're the Girl for a Guy Like Me is a the last song Kang Gary released which he wrote for his ex-girlfriend. The song is a cry of pain, a last ditch attempt to get the girl back he has wronged and loved. 

    Friday, April 3, 2015

    Kang Gary Hopes You Could Watch 'It Follows'

    Kang Gary's promo





    Movie trailer and information after the jump.


    Gaeko and Choiza (Dynamic Duo) Talk About LeeSsang

    Choiza: They're the best right now. Not only are they just a hip hop group but when it comes to artists overall, they're first. We recently went out as guests to their concert and even the people by the rail were all standing. It felt like there were 4,000 people in a 3,000 people audience. When I see them, I'm very envious and tend to get jealous in some ways. To think that once they were rivals with us but now they're just so far ahead of us. But I'm thankful. I'm thankful that during the 2 years we were gone in serving for the army, they were doing so well that even our names were mentioned as it would fluctuate in talks of being rivals with them.






    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    More Photos from Kang Gary's Macau Solo Showcase

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    10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Rush

    This is part of a 10-part series that will feature 10 songs of LeeSsang that every Leessang fan should understand.

    Click here for 10 Songs LeeSsang Fans Should Understand: Turn Off the TV.

    Rush is the very fist single LeeSsang released. It was part of their very first album LeeSsang from Honey Family.






    What is the Song About


    Rush embodies Gil's and Gary's essence, two guys who want live their dream of making music. The song is about how two people decided to use their painful past and even more painful present to rush towards their dream.

    LeeSsang Song Review: To. LeeSsang