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‘Reply 1997’ Makes Kim Dong Ryul Embarrassed, Proud, and Nostalgic

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2012.09.07 12:00 Mwave Grace Danbi Hong

One of the best things about tvN’s Reply 1997 is the beautiful music that brings its viewers into a world of nostalgia as songs of their past start trickling into their ears.

Included in this group of nostalgic people is singer Kim Dong Ryul, whose songs were actually played in the drama many times.

After the airing of episode 14 on September 4, Kim Dong Ryul went to his Facebook to write what the drama meant to him.

‘Reply 1997’ Makes Kim Dong Ryul Embarrassed, Proud, and Nostalgic

He wrote, “This is a drama that I, who is past-oriented, can’t help but to love. With all the little details, the passion of the actors, and the carefulness of the staff…

Every Tuesday night, my heart grows warm. Not only that, but the elaborately chosen background music… It makes me remember that, Ah, there were songs like this.

The songs I miss that don’t have autotune.. Songs that sing of the past and suddenly, I’m in that place.”

‘Reply 1997’ Makes Kim Dong Ryul Embarrassed, Proud, and Nostalgic

“Even so, whenever my songs come out, I’m a bit embarrassed and fidgety, a feeling that I’m making a cameo with my awkward face….but for my songs to come out three times in a drama that tells the story of someone growth, I’m very thankful and proud.

That my songs remind someone of their school years, their youth, and first loves, it’s why I started music in the first place. If my songs didn’t even come out, I might have been a bit upset.”

Kim Dong Ryul’s hit songs, Shall I Say I Love You Again, and Drunken Truth were featured in Reply 1997, which ends on September 18.

Photo Credit: Music Farm, Kim Dong Ryul’s Facebook, tvN

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