Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Camellia - Youn Sun Nah's "Hymn of Death"

Love For Sale Still

A while ago, I made a post about a song from "Camellia", which is heard at the end of the Japanese trailer. However, I could not find the version used in said trailer.

Well, I just did and here it is. I checked the movie for it (just for sound, so I wouldn't get more spoilers) and it can be found near the end of the "Iron Pussy" segment. Which is not giving me much hope for a happy ending there, but I kind of expect the whole thing to be one big depression inducing fest of sobbing and pain. Korean drama. Need I say more?

The singer is Youn Sun Nah and I love her version as much as I loved Lee Mi Bae's. When tears start falling and you get goosebumps all over, you know you have good music. Or depression, but I'm pretty sure I don't have that.

If I have understood the concept of "han" correctly and it is indeed like the Greek "kaimós", then this song is filled to the brim with it. It gets in your gut and makes your heart sink.

As for the picture above, I just put it there to strengthen my resolve not to watch this without sound and wait for the Korean audio version at the end of March. And to make the rest of you fangirls lose it like I did when I saw this scene. And so that I can stare at it... For some time...

But here is the song for you. Enjoy them tears.

And because I just discovered a new lovely voice, talent and musician I can bow down and praise, here are two covers she has done. She is a jazz singer, so the feeling is different than the originals, but they are still lovely.

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