Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/17/12

Eru.  He came back recently with another mini album.  It’s the 2nd part to “Feel Brand New” which he came out with back in April of last year.

I think he’s a got a great singing voice but other than being the son to famous trot singer, Tae Jin Ah, he’s not a stand out artist.  In my mind, I viewed Eru as Korea’s version of Robin Thicke.  Perhaps it’s the way they both carry themselves on the stage.  Plus, it’s hard not to look past their famous fathers.

Of course, they both say that they want to be evaluated on their own merit but I can’t help not thinking that I wouldn’t have given them a chance if it weren’t for the mention of their fathers.

I like that Eru doesn’t restrict himself to just being a ballad singer but there isn’t a unique niche that he occupies that another singer can’t easily fill.  He had announced that he’s got a new style with this album.

The title song “미워요 (I Hate You)”  features an electronic house rhythm ballad.  Don’t ask me to explain what that is as I understand all those terms separately but together I’ll just take his word for it.  The song is pleasant to listen to but really it sounds like boy idol band song.  There’s really nothing different at work here.

I prefer “드라이브 (Drive)” which features Shorry from Mighty Mouth.  I mean, he doesn’t really do anything new in this track either but it’s cute and upbeat.  It’s hard not to smile at the lyrics as its about confessing to a girl that she’s the one.  Here’s a track where I think the combination of Eru’s crooner charm and Shorry’s short, scruffy charm work so nicely together.  Eru’s smooth voice and Shorry’s impish voice have this nice balance.  It’s not too perfect and just enough down-to-earth.

Eru – 드라이브 (Feat. 쇼리 of 마이티마우스) (Drive (Feat. Shorry of Mighty Mouth))

이루(Eru) – 드라이브(Feat. 쇼리 of 마이티마우스)

드라이브

사랑하고

만나면 두 눈이 커져
입가에 웃음이 번져
너 땜에 가슴이 떨려
월 화 수
목 금 토 일

혼자란 슬픔이 지나
둘이란 기쁨이 시작
우리란 믿음의 시간
매일 매일 행복 해

한 두 번 세 번 할 때마다
그 만큼씩 줄 것 같아
아껴두고 미루던 말

사랑하고 사랑한다
세상의 사랑이 다 끝나도
부르면 눈물이 날 것처럼
간절한 너 만이 내 여자니까

나와 닮은 사람
거울 같은 사람
하늘 아래 하나 그래,
널 사랑한다

너랑 밥 먹으면 긴장 돼서
체할 것 같애
너를 바라보다 눈 마주치면
못 본 체 할 것 같애
그만큼 떨려와
그만큼 I don’t know why
이러는지
이젠 내 맘을 보여 주려해

한 두 번 세 번 할 때마다
그 만큼씩 줄 것 같아
아껴두고 미루던 말

사랑하고 사랑한다
세상의 사랑이 다 끝나도
부르면 눈물이 날 것처럼
간절한 너 만이 내 여자니까

나와 닮은 사람
거울 같은 사람
하늘 아래 하나 그래,
널 사랑한다

I Love U, Love U,
I Love U, Love U, Love U

날 웃게 할 수 있는 사람은
오직 너 뿐
I Love U, Love U,
I Love U, Love U, Love U
넌 세상에 하나뿐인
달과 태양
널 내 여자로 꼭 만들 테야

보고 있어도 믿을 수 없을 만큼
놀라운 기적은
바로 너라고 너뿐이라고

평생을 살아도
내 맘을 주긴 부족해
그 누구도 안 부럽게
그 어떤 말 보다
너를 향한 내 맘 네게 보여줄게

사랑하고 사랑한다
세상의 사랑이 다 끝나도
부르면 눈물이 날 것처럼
간절한 너 만이 내 여자니까

나와 닮은 사람
거울 같은 사람
하늘 아래 하나 그래,
널 사랑한다

Drive

I love you and

When I see you, my eyes grow wide
A smile starts to form at the corner of my mouth
Because of you my heart trembles
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The sadness of being alone passes
The happiness of being a couple begins
The time of believing in us
Every day I’m happy

First, second, third time
It’s like you’ll give me that much
The words I’m saving and putting off

I love you and I love you
Even if all the worlds’ love ends
When you call, like I’m about to cry
Only the earnest you ‘cause you’re my woman

A person similar to me
A mirror image person
Beneath the heavens, there’s one
I love you

When I eat with you because I get nervous,
Feel like I’m going to get an upset stomach
When I look at you and our eyes meet
Feel like I’ll pretend that I didn’t look
I tremble that much
That much, I don’t know why
I’m like that
Now I want to show you my heart

First, second, third time
It’s like you’ll give me that much
The words I’m saving and putting off

I love you and I love you
Even if all the worlds’ love ends
When you call, like I’m about to cry
Only the earnest you ‘cause you’re my woman

A person similar to me
A mirror image person
Beneath the heavens, there’s one
I love you

I Love U, Love U,
I Love U, Love U, Love U

The person that can make me smile
There’s only you
I Love U, Love U
I Love U, Love U, Love U
In this world there’s only you
Moon and Sun
I’ll be sure to make you my girl

Though I see you, like I can’t believe
It’s a surprising miracle
No holds barred, it’s you and just you

Though I live my lifetime
Just giving my heart falls short
So that nobody becomes envious
of whatever we say
I’ll show you my heart that’s meant for you

I love you and I love you
Even if al the worlds’ love ends
When you call, like I’m about to cry
Only the earnest you ‘cause you’re my woman

A person similar to me
A mirror image person
Beneath the heavens, there’s one
I love you

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