K-drama star Seo In-guk says ‘I’m like Yoon Yoon-jae from Reply 1997’; opens on music, Indian fans | Exclusive

By Bhavna Agarwal: Seo In-guk began off as a singer in 2009 when he first launched his EP (Extended Play), Calling. In 2012, he obtained his first appearing breakthrough with Reply 1997, a present that continues to stay certainly one of everybody’s favorite. Dabbling between appearing and singing, Seo In-guk has managed to carve a distinct segment for himself within the final 13 years. He is thought for his gentle vocals and talent to painting nuanced characters onscreen.

Recently, in 2022, the actor/musician returned to producing music after a hiatus. After LOVE&LOVE, he adopted it up with Fallen. The tune options Seo In-guk as a person who’s coping with a breakup and conveys an emotional story of being heartbroken and rising from it. In an unique chat with IndiaRight now.in, we requested Seo In-guk concerning the single, his course of whereas making music and between appearing and music, what’s nearer to him. We additionally requested him about visiting India.

Excerpts from the chat under:

With dabbling between music and appearing, do you assume you might be in the most effective part of your profession proper now?

There’s lots that I nonetheless lack. I wish to present higher sides with good music and good appearing. So, I wish to proceed working exhausting.

Fallen is so heartbreakingly lovely. Where did you draw inspiration from?

More than on the lookout for inspiration for the tune, I seemed on the temper of the tune. The means of burning could be expressed in some ways. It may imply one thing that disappears and in addition one thing which is colourful. There’s additionally that risk. I put that sort of feeling when speaking a couple of breakup.

From LOVE&LOVE and Fallen, we see that you’ve transcended from one part of affection to a different. Which is the closest tune to you although?

‘Love&Love’ and ‘Fallen’ are each love songs which categorical the beginning and finish of a relationship. About the closest tune? Well, it’s Christmas now, proper? So, as of late I take heed to songs reflecting the Christmas temper, and work on related songs. This is a barely totally different reply, however that’s how I often work.

You did take a break in between for nearly 5 years from music…

While I used to be on a break from music, I used to be nonetheless making ready and didn’t take into consideration releasing an album or an OST. I simply wished to let individuals find out about me and our music by means of my work. Many individuals discovered pleasure listening to the album, so sooner or later, I feel I ought to discover a variety of good music and good albums for many who like me extra. With that feeling, I’ll proceed my actions in 2022. I’ll proceed you a number of good work in future too.

Are you conscious that you’ve an enormous fan following in India and other people love your music?

Honestly, I didn’t know that. First of all, I obtained to find out about it throughout this interview and it’s so superb that so many individuals like me, and that’s why I actually wish to go to India.

You collaborated with Ravi for Love&Love, who’s a definite voice so as to add. Do you have got plans to collaborate with extra artists sooner or later?

I wish to collaborate with extra artists and current various music. These days, there’s a Korean-origin singer referred to as Chancellor. I actually met hyung (brother) and spoke to him lots, so I wish to try this once more. I wish to work together with extra international artists and produce good music.

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Do you are feeling your love and deep sense of music is what helps you convey out delicate efficiency onscreen as properly?

I like that there’s a shut relation (between them). Speaking of music, the sensation and the which means of the lyrics matter, proper? It must be one thing that invokes empathy. The tune must be one thing that when anybody hears it, they really feel, “This is my expertise or my story”. When appearing, these strategies assist to emulate feelings.

In Fallen, the music video depicts the robust feelings of an individual transferring on. What is your course of for bringing out feelings which are robust for a music video?

Due to the character of the music video, feelings need to be proven inside a brief 3-minute interval, so there are a variety of dramatic expressions.For instance, if there’s a cup proven, the which means must be concise so that folks can assume “I’ve been there” and empathise with it. Even if I act comfortably like I do for the dramas, there are lots of extra expressions concerned within the music video.

What is fascinating about your music video is the truth that one can hint an previous pop vibe inside trendy R&B. Are you inclined in the direction of utilizing previous pop music?

Personally, I like previous pop music. Speaking of ‘Youth’ to a sure vibe is amiss after merely referring it to previous pop. So I simply rearranged ‘Youth’ to get the texture of previous pop music. And anyway, I like previous pop songs.

Between appearing and music, what’s closest to you? I do know it’s tough to reply but…

Actually, it’s tough for me to decide on. Speaking of appearing, I get to play totally different characters and meet my fans. But music is somewhat nearer to me. Speaking of music, as quickly as I open my eyes, there are situations the place I hear music even when I’m not listening to it. That’s why I feel music is nearer to me and appearing is somewhat tough. I feel it’s tough to select between the 2.

Coming to appearing, is there a personality you have got performed onscreen which is nearer to Seo In-guk in actual life?

I do not know, truly. But my shut mates at all times inform me that I’m extra like Yoon Yoon Jae from ‘Reply 1997’. So my persona is like I’m enjoyable when there’s enjoyable, however I’m additionally severe about sure issues. So, preserving these factors in thoughts, I can say that Seo In Guk is like Yoon Yoon Jae.

What’s on the bucket record for you in 2023?

I’ve plans for a live performance in February. In 2023, I wish to come again with extra tales and music. An album takes a variety of time to arrange and it additionally entails some luck. But greater than that,I wish to get nearer to music.That’s why I’m making ready for one thing mild on the strains of a ‘Seo In Guk mixtape.’

Any plans to go to India quickly?

As I used to be wrapping up for this yr, I used to be considering that I ought to make extra plans to satisfy my abroad fans. So, if the chance actually arises, I’d positively like to go to India and meet my fans.

You’re going to vow me, proper?

We’re promising it now.

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