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Kim Young Geun Returns with an Emotional Cover of 'Are You Listening'

kpopstarz Apr 19, 2021

The Hamyang-born musical artist Kim Young Geun, who first impressed South Korea in the 2016 talent show "Superstar K," returns with an emotional cover of Lee Seung Cheol's "Are You Listening."

In a new video posted on the Kreaon Plus YouTube Channel, the Korean balladeer once again charms his listeners with his heartfelt performance. His cover performance was recorded at the Mapo-Gu Oil Tank Culture Park. With the dark and open night sky serving as his backdrop, Kim Young Geun was only accompanied by a pianist, with the solitude only adding to the heavy theme of the song - a desperate call for a loved one now gone.

(Photo : Kreaon PR)

Lee Seung Cheol originally released "Are You Listening" as a part of his 2009 album "Mutopia: Land of Dreams." The track was also included in the original soundtrack for the 2008 Korean drama "East of Eden," starring Hallyu superstars Song Seung-hoon and Lee Da-hae.

A statement from Kreaon shares how Yeong Geun Kim has found a great amount of respect and inspiration for Lee Seung Cheol, an internationally renowned artist and a former judge at Superstar K, which propelled Kim Young Geun as a musical artist. Lee has released countless hit songs since he debuted back in 1989, earning multiple awards over his colorful career. With his Kreaon live performance, Kim Yeong Geun was able to bring a new life into the classic love song.

Kim Young Geun began as a participant in the eighth season of the long-running Korean talent show "Superstar K," earning the applause of both the judges and the audience with his performances of songs such as WoongSan's "I Sing the Blue," Kim Gun-mo's "I Owe It All To You," and his winning songs "Hug Me" by Crush and Gaeko and the song he shared with his fellow finalist Lee Ji Eun, "Farewell My Love" by Lee Moon-se.

After his Superstar K victory, Kim Young Geun debuted as a solo balladeer with "Under Wall Road" in 2017. Since then, he has been regularly releasing singles as well as original soundtracks for various Korean dramas. He regularly updates his fans through his Official YouTube Channel. In his channel, he showcases his versatility as a performer by covering songs from various genres and various artists including Post Malone, Nive, Musiq Soulchild, and more.

Aside from his performances and song covers, Kim Young Geun also posts regular vlogs that update his fans on his latest activities, share stories and insights, and show different sides to him.

By Mark Alvin

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