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Kim Sung Kyu Mini Album Vol. 2 - 27
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Over two years since his last solo effort, Infinite's Kim Sung Kyu is releasing his second mini-album 27. Like with his first album, Sung Kyu pursues a modern rock sound and he has the support of Nell's Kim Jong Wan, who is producing the entire album. 27 includes "The Answer," Kontrol and "Daydream" featuring Tablo and Kim Jong Wan.

This edition includes a random photo card.

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Product Title: Kim Sung Kyu Mini Album Vol. 2 - 27 Kim Sung Kyu Mini Album Vol. 2 - 27 Kim Sung Kyu Mini Album Vol. 2 - 27 キム・ソンギュ 2ndミニアルバム - 27 김성규 미니앨범 2집 - 27
Singer Name(s): Kim Sung Kyu (Infinite) Kim Sung Kyu (Infinite) Kim Sung Kyu (Infinite) キム・ソンギュ(Infinite) 김성규
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Language: Korean
Disc Format(s): CD
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
Publisher: Kakao Entertainment (Kakao M)
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1039526051

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김성규 미니앨범 2집 - 27

1 27
2 너여야만 해
3 Alive
4 Kontrol
5 Daydream (feat. Borderline : TABLO & JW)
6 답가 (feat. 박윤하)

김성규 솔로 앨범 [27].
3년 전 첫 앨범 [Another Me]를 완성하며 주목했던 것은 인피니트 리더로서 성규가 아닌, 김성규만의 자아를 드러내는 것이었다.
그런 점에서 새 앨범 [27]은 3년전 보다 더 먼 곳을 향해 떠난 여행기와 같다.
그 무렵 청춘들이 멀리 여행을 떠나면서 자신을 되돌아보고, 낯선 곳에서의 경험을 통해 자신을 객관화해 보는 것처럼. 김성규는 스물일곱을 살고 있는 날 것의 자신을 담기 위해 인피니트라는 안전하고, 아이돌 음악의 중심에선 스타일이 아닌, 정반대의 방향을 향해 걷기 시작했다.
그 여행의 나침반이 되어 준 것은 넬의 김종완이었다. 김성규는 넬의 김종완을 보면서 가수의 꿈을 키워 왔고 지금 이 자리에 섰기에 그 의미는 단순히 회사 선후배의 관계라거나 프로듀서와 가수의 관계보다 더 남달랐다.
그 둘은 수 없이 많은 밤을 새우며 이야기하고 작업하며 앨범을 만들었고, 그 시간을 정해 두지 않은 터라 [26]일 뻔했던 앨범은 1년여의 시간이 지나면서 [27]이라는 이름으로 세상에 나올 준비를 마쳤다.
[27]은 'Kontrol'과 '너여야만 해' 두 곡의 타이틀로 이루어져 있다. 처음엔 두 곡 중 한 곡을 타이틀로 결정을 한 후 나머지 한 곡을 다음 앨범을 위해 아껴두자고 생각했을 만큼 두 곡 모두가 내부 모니터링에서 좋은 평가를 받았다. 하지만 오랜만에 나오는 솔로 앨범이니 만큼 더블 타이틀로 선보이자 결정 내렸고 두 곡의 상반된 느낌을 가지고 팬들에게 다가간다.
'Kontrol'이 도시적인 리듬감에 남자다운 의지가 담겨 있는 곡이라면, '너여야만 해'는 내츄럴한 비트 사이로 부드럽게 구애하는 스타일의 곡으로 두 곡이 정반대의 느낌을 담고 있다.
'Kontrol'은 인피니트 팬들에게 가장 큰 사랑을 받았던 황수아 감독이 연출을 맡아 특유의 유니크한 색감과 스토리텔링으로 관심을 받고 있으며, '너여야만 해'는 최근 "#HIPHOPISHIPHOP"이라는 전세계를 대표하는 래퍼들이 모여 만든 뮤직비디오의 디렉터로 세계적인 주목 받았던 KEEKANZ 감독이 연출을 해 상반된 느낌으로 음악의 영상미를 극대화했다.
특히, [27]의 사진은 포토그래퍼 LESS 작가가 맡아 꾸미지 않고도 자연스러운 김성규의 매력을 포착하며 앨범 발매 전부터 팬들의 관심을 모았다.
그리고 앨범에는 한국인 최초의 데프잼(DEF JAM) 소속 아티스트로 화제를 모았던 SPACE BOY가 참여한 'Alive', 타블로와 김종완이 결성한 팀 보더라인(BORDERLINE)이 최초로 정체를 드러낸 'Daydream’과 케이팝스타 출신의 박윤하와 함께 호흡을 맞춘 '답가' 등 어느 한 곡 빠짐 없이 퀄리티를 자랑하며 김성규의 앨범 [27]을 꽉 채운다.

- Sticker Style 1 Random photocard from 5-type
- 앨범 커버형 히든 포스터 3종 중 1종 랜덤

앨범 커버형 히든 포스터 3종은 커버 바깥 면은 동일한 이미지로 외관상으로는 구별 불가능하며,
제품 개봉 시 앨범커버 안쪽 면 이미지가 다르니 참고 부탁 드립니다.

-Album Size: 가로 142 * 세로 193 * 높이 16 mm
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June 22, 2015

Sung Kyu's 2nd solo mini
Infinite's Kim Sung Kyu once joked that he would switch agencies if he didn't get another solo album. Thankfully, he got it and it's even better than his underrated first album. Sung Kyu continues to dedicate his solo efforts to his first love of alternative rock, and he's again enlisted the help of his labelmate and idol, Nell's Kim Jong Wan. While Kim Jong Wan contributed one song (Shine) for Sung Kyu's first album, this time he completely wrote, composed, arranged and produced the entire album, the first time he's done so for another artist.

The mesmerizing intro track 27, an ethereal mix of synthesizer, keyboard and muffled back vocals, effectively sets the mood for the album, leading into the first title song, "The Answer" (Track 2). The song's opening chords and beats draw in the listener immediately, as does the repeated declaration of "I want you back." The moving Britpop-style ballad has a simple but stirring melody, and Sung Kyu's interpretation is expressive, particularly during the song's climax. The use of strings in the song's arrangement is outstanding, especially in the build-up to the ending.

The album's other title song, Kontrol (Track 4), starts out relatively unassumingly with electronic beats and a formless verse that sets up the striking chorus with its echoing vocals and cries of "Come back." Besides the haunting chorus, the detailed use of synthesizer in the climax is a delightful highlight of the song.

Alive (Track 3) begins simply with just keyboard and Sung Kyu's clean vocals, and gradually builds momentum with the addition of beats, strings and programming. The increasingly intricate arrangement is balanced by Sung Kyu's steady vocals and the emotionally raw lyrics about being trapped by thoughts of a past love.

The album has two collaboration tracks, Daydream (Track 5) featuring Borderline (Kim Jong Wan and Tablo) and "Reply" (Track 6) with K-Pop Star 4's Park Yoon Ha. The latter is a gentle guitar-accompanied ballad that lets the vocal performances shine, and Sung Kyu's voice sounds more mature and subtle here than usual. As for Park Yoon Ha, this song is actually the first time I've heard her, and she has a beautifully clear voice. Strangely, their two voices don't combine as well as expected, making the individual portions of the song better than the harmonization.

Kim Jong Wan's creative presence leaves such a strong imprint that one may wonder at times whether 27 is simply a Nell album delivered via Sung Kyu, which in itself wouldn't be a bad thing, either. However, Sung Kyu really does have a different style and tone than Kim Jong Wan, and this becomes clear in Daydream when their vocals come together. Where Kim Jong Wan's interpretation is wispy and dreamy, Sung Kyu's singing carries more power and emphasized notes, and one can hear that as vocalists, they bring different qualities to the song.

27 has such a consistent and complete sound that the six tracks may run the risk of sounding too alike. Fortunately, the simple but effective placement of the two collaboration songs – which offer variations with Tablo's rap section and Park Yoon Ha's female vocals – as the final two tracks also picks the momentum back up as the album approaches its end, capping off a well-produced and well-performed album that deserves more attention.

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January 17, 2016

I need 27 days of rest after listening to this Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Sunggyu shines so brightly on this album. He has come really far vocally and this album showcases it wonderfully. The Tablo feature was a fantastic surprise and one of my favourite songs on the album. This is all great sunny, day, easy listening, feel good music. You can feel the Jongwan in it, but Sunggyu brings out a really fresh taste.
The photobook is all eye candy. I feel shy looking at the big picture on the inside of the black case that wraps around the actual album, like w0w.
Highly recommend for good feels.
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This customer review refers to Kim Sung Kyu Mini Album Vol. 2 - 27 + 3 Posters in Tube
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Kim Sung Kyu Solo 2 <27> Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Have been waiting for your Solo 2 for a long, long time... Glad that it finally comes out! ^^

Sophisticated music and sang with strong emotion! Particularly love 'The answer' and 'Kontrol'. Very affective!!!!!

The CD jacket is beautifully designed! The back side is a hidden poster. There is a sticker card from 5 random selection within. The photo album has captured the beautiful angles of 428 who doesn't look like a 27-man at all! Have to agree with 428 that he looks like 17 inside-out instead! XD

Obsessed with Kyu!
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