LIFE&STYLE

Hyun Jin-young to release first new track in 6 years

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Aug 23, 2013 - 19:46
  • Updated : Aug 26, 2013 - 11:34
Hyun Jin-young (center) during the recording of CTS TV’s smartphone radio app program (CTS TV)
Hyun Jin-young, artist and producer of his own label “Made In H.J.Y.,” is coming out with a new track in October.

The track titled, “Musang munyeom,” reportedly is a mix of electronic, hip-hop, and jazz sounds, and is the first song that Hyun has released in six years.

Hyun recently participated in the recording of a program on CTS TV’s smartphone radio app and talked about how he experienced being homeless for a month, staying in Seoul Station for the making of his new track.

He said that he wanted to “understand how disadvantaged people felt, so I slept beside them,” adding he was “able to learn what dissatisfactions these people had and also what these people were doing wrong.”

Hyun Jin-young, 42, is considered one of the first hip-hop artists in Korea, debuting with his album “New Dance” in 1990. He gained wide-spread recognition with tracks like “Sad Mannequin” and “You Are in My Unclear Memory.” 

By Cha Yo-rim (yorimcha@heraldcorp.com)