Brown Eyed Soul’s Sung Hoon Aims for a New Image
While no one can deny now that the soul of Brown Eyed Soul is the amazing harmony between all four members, Lee Sung Hoon, who′s currently promoting his own solo album, admitted that the group was once laughingly called ′Naul and Boys.′
Lee, who recently released solo album Lyrics Within My Story, met with enews to talk about his album and various other issues, even though the singer rarely appears in front of cameras for TV shows, let alone interviews.
But apparently, the talented young man has turned over a new leaf, and is trying to be more enthusiastic about broadcasts and interviews.
Sung Hoon said about his days in Brown Eyed Soul, “When I was with Brown Eyed Soul, I kept quiet a lot because I was the youngest member. Because of that, Brown Eyed Soul was once said to be ‘Naul and Boys’. But I didn’t care.”
“Because the voices of the other members, Naul, Jung Yeop and Young Jun, were so soft, I heard that my voice stood out too much,” he added. “Because I sang thinking of the harmony [we were supposed to make] in the back of my head, I wasn’t able to come out more individualistically. So I put in a lot of my own colors in this album.”
For Lee, making his own album must have been somewhat of a relief, despite the fact that Brown Eyed Soul, a group composed of Naul from Brown Eyes, Lee Sung Hoon, Young Jun, and Jung Yeop of I Am A Singer fame, is well-beloved and respected.
Sung Hoon said, “Because I don’t like standing in front of people, I just concentrated on music and I didn’t care about making my face be known. It was comfortable having people not know what I look like, but sometimes when they don′t recognize me, it becomes too much, and I feel let down. I′ll work harder to let people know about me."
Sung Hoon is currently promoting his new single Marry Me.
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