Jive Monkey Playlist: 4/28/14

Due to many artists postponing their new releases for the moment, this fairly new indie band caught my ears. Bluepaprika officially debuted last year but they released their first full length album last week called “긴긴밤 (Longest Night)”. There are three members with Lee Won Young on guitar and vocals, Moon Young Suk on bass and Sung Ki Hoon on drums. Their style is very bluesy and folksy but there is something very comforting about their music.

There’s a rock edge to “안아줄게 (I’ll Embrace You)” but the song is very sweet. It reminds me a bit of Jack Johnson in sound and tone. I could just imagine listening to them on the beaches of Hawaii. However, the bittersweet lyrics creates an interesting dichotomy to the generally sweet vibe of the song.

Bluepaprika – 안아줄게 (I’ll Embrace You)

블루파프리카(Bluepaprika) – 안아줄게

안아줄게

혼자라는 생각 때문에
오늘도 나는 길을 걸었지
흔들리는 나의 마음은
무엇을 향해 가고 있나
너무 힘들었던 오늘 하루
이렇게 아픔이 찾아와도
꿈을 꾸네 우린 기다리네 꿈결 같은 사랑을

혼자라는 생각 때문에
오늘도 우린 길을 잃었지
흔들리는 우리 마음은
무엇을 찾아 가는 걸까
너무 힘들었던 오늘 하루
이렇게 눈물이 나더라도
꿈을 꾸네 우린 기다리네 영화 같은 사랑을

안아줄게 언제라도 괜찮아
웃어줄게 혼자여도 괜찮아

너무 힘들었던 오늘 하루
이렇게 아픔이 찾아와도
꿈을 꾸네 우린 기다리네 꿈결 같은 사랑을

안아줄게 언제라도 괜찮아
웃어줄게 혼자여도 괜찮아
안아줄게 언제라도 괜찮아
웃어줄게 혼자여도 괜찮아

나나나나 나나나나 나나나

I’ll Embrace You

Because of thoughts of being alone
I walked today
My wavering heart
What am I heading towards
Today, an extremely tiring day
Though hurt comes and finds me
Dream, a dreamy love is waiting for us

Because of thoughts of being alone
We lost our way today
Our wavering hearts
What are we heading towards
Today, an extremely tiring day
Though tears form
Dream, a movie-like love is waiting for us

I’ll embrace you, it’s okay whenever
I’ll laugh with you, it’s okay even if you’re alone

Today, an extremely tiring day
Though hurt comes and finds me
Dream, a dreamy love is waiting for us

I’ll embrace you, it’s okay whenever
I’ll laugh with you, it’s okay even if you’re alone
I’ll embrace you, it’s okay whenever
I’ll laugh with you, it’s okay even if you’re alone

Nananana nananana nanana

“햇살 좋은 날 (A Sunny Day)” is a more upbeat, medium tempo song. It’s your typical love acoustic pop song but it’s such an easy song to listen to and such an easy song to like. The melody creates such an embracing atmosphere that I would love to hear in a romcom drama or movie.

Bluepaprika – 햇살좋은날 (A Sunny Day)

블루파프리카(Bluepaprika) – 햇살 좋은 날

햇살 좋은 날

하늘 보면 떠나가고 싶어 오오
하늘에 구름처럼 흐르는 강물처럼
바람불면 날아가고 싶어 오오
이렇게 햇살 좋은 날이 더 힘들어

내일이 다가오면 나는 떠날 거야
내 모든 아픔 모두 버릴 수 있는 곳
어디라도 좋아
거기가 천국일 거야

하늘 보면 나는 그리워져 오오
너를 닮은 햇살이
내 눈을 적셔주네

내일이 다가오면 나는 떠날 거야
내 모든 아픔 모두 버릴 수 있는 곳
어디라도 좋아
거기가 천국일 거야
어디라도 좋아
거기가 천국일 거야

하늘 보면 나는 그리워져 오오
너를 닮은 햇살이
내 눈을 적셔주네 오오
너를 닮은 햇살이
내 눈을 적셔주네 오오
너를 닮은 햇살이
내 눈을 적셔주네 오오

A Sunny Day

When I see the skies, I want to leave, oh oh
In the sky, like a cloud, like a flowing river
When the wind blows, I want to fly, oh oh
It’s hard on a sunny day like this

When tomorrow comes, I’m gonna leave
To a place where I can throw away all my pain
Wherever that is, it’s fine
That place will be heaven

When I see the skies, I long for, oh oh
A sunbeam resembling you
It dampens my eyes

When tomorrow comes, I’m gonna leave
To a place where I can throw away all my pain
Wherever that is, it’s fine
That place will be heaven
Wherever that is, it’s fine
That place will be heaven

When I see the skies, I love for, oh oh
A sunbeam resembling you
It dampens my eyes oh oh
A sunbeam resembling you
It dampens my eyes oh oh
A sunbeam resembling you
It dampens my eyes oh oh

“Midnight Song” is a slow ballad track but it’s not really a sad song. At least that’s not the way I view it. Sometimes when I hear songs, I envision of music video playing in my head and the songs on this album create a lot of those visuals. This song feels like a night, driving song in which the driver is just driving endless highways to reach the one he loves. As he’s driving, he’s thinking about that person and his feelings grow deeper for them. I simply love the lyric, “Love is the wafting scent of a flower,” because in one expression you know exactly how the singer feels about the topic.

Bluepaprika – Midnight Song (Piano Ver.)

블루파프리카(Bluepaprika) – Midnight Song (Piano Ver.)

Midnight Song (Piano Ver.)

멀리 밤이 지나고
다시 새벽이 오면
네 모습 지우려고
두 눈을 감아도
널 향한 내 마음 커져만 가네
멀리 밤이 지나고
다시 새벽이 오면
네 모습 지우려고
나 애를 써봐도
널 향한 그리움 커져만 가네

사랑은 스치는 꽃 향기라고
누가 말했었나
시간이 흐르면
아침이 오듯 다 잊혀질까
창가에 내 맘을 띄워 보내고
이렇게 밤은 깊어만 가네

멀리 밤이 지나고
다시 새벽이 오면
네 모습 지우려고
두 눈을 감아도
널 향한 내 마음 커져만 가네

사랑은 스치는 꽃 향기라고
누가 말했었나
시간이 흐르면
아침이 오듯 다 잊혀질까
창가에 내 맘을 띄워 보내고
이렇게 밤은 깊어만 가네

멀리 밤이 지나고
다시 새벽이 오면
네 모습 지우려고
두 눈을 감아도
널 향한 내 마음 커져만 가네
널 향한 내 마음 커져만 가네
널 향한 내 마음 커져만 가네
널 향한 내 마음 커져만 가네

Midnight Song (Piano Ver.)

Far away, a night passes and
the morning comes again
To erase the image of you,
I close both of my eyes
Heading for you, my heart grows bigger
Far away, a night passes and
the morning comes again
To erase the image of you,
though I try hard
Heading for you, my longing grows deeper

Love is the wafting scent of a flower
Someone once said
As time passes,
will it be forgotten when morning shows up
Seeing my heart leap from the window
The night just grows deeper

Far away, a night passes and
the morning comes again
To erase the image of you,
I close both of my eyes
Heading for you, my heart grows bigger

Love is the wafting scent of a flower
Someone once said
As time passes,
will it be forgotten when morning shows up
Seeing my heart leap from the window
The night just grows deeper

Far away, a night passes and
the morning comes again
To erase the image of you,
I close both of my eyes
Heading for you, my heart grows bigger
Heading for you, my heart grows bigger
Heading for you, my heart grows bigger
Heading for you, my heart grows bigger

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