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Lee Seung Gi on his Music Career and Kim Yuna

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2011.11.29 14:39 Mwave Lee, KyungNam

Lee Seung Gi, who recently returned to the music scene after a two year absence with his fifth album Tonight, made an appearance on the November 27 broadcast of Mnet’s MIC, where he discussed his music career among other things.

Lee mentioned his single Era of Love, which he wrote himself, was completed in 20 minutes.

He recollected, “I was in Japan for a shooting. And every time before I went out to have a beer I would write down something that I wanted to share. And I ended up adding a melody to it and recorded this. That was the song, Era of Love.”

Lee Seung Gi on his Music Career and Kim Yuna

Lee continued, “In the early days, I used to focus on all small things, like facial expressions and posture, while singing 3-4 minute-long songs. However, since I worked on the fifth album, I’ve learned how to enjoy the process more. I came to let go of any greed and let myself be more free and relaxed.”

He also revealed the back story behind shooting a commercial with figure skater Kim Yuna. He said, “The photo released at first was edited by a computer. I filmed it, standing next to a standing mike with tennis ball on top of it. And later the mike was replaced with Kim Yuna’s photo.”

He continued, “At that time, I put my arm around the tennis ball, and smiled at it, imagining her face might be there around. Actually I acted with the tennis ball.”

But he said he filmed the following commercials with the real Kim Yuna. When asked if he was close to Kim, Lee answered, “I still feel awkward. We didn’t have time to get close to each other, and we’re working in very different fields, so I still think of her as ‘figure skater Kim Yuna’.”

“Everybody cannot be close to each other just because they shoot a commercial together,” he smiled bashfully.

Photo credit: Mnet

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