Backtracks: She Is – Clazziquai Project

This was an interesting conversation between my friend and her high school Kpop fan student.

Kpop Fan Student: Teacher, do you like Kpop?
My friend: Of course I do!
Kpop Fan Student: Really? Who is your favorite girl group?
My Friend (in a very excited tone): I love 2NE1 and 4Minute!!!
Kpop Fan Student: 4 what? 2NE who? Teacher, who are they?

When I heard this from my friend, I was shookd! (You have to understand, I’m an unnie Kpop fan and am proud of it!) This anecdote made me realize that there are lot of Kpop fans who do not know a lot of the old Kpop songs. Well – it’s been 10 years since 2ne1 and 4minute debuted – and they’ve since disbanded.

So we – pinayunnies – have decided to make Backtracks a staple of the blog. In the past – Backtracks was published whenever we feel like it, this time we are going to make it (and we really hope we can do this!) a weekly article. Backtracks will introduce Asian songs (Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Filipino) from the past to all Asian fans.

It wasn’t hard to decide the song I am publishing this week because it has always been a personal favorite of mine. It’s called She Is by Clazziquai.

If you have seen the drama My Name Is Kim Sam Soon, I’m sure you’ve heard of this song. It’s part of the drama’s OST – along with another Clazziquai song, Be My Love. This drama might be considered a bit old fashioned compared to those today – but it’s one of the classics I recommend you to watch. If you’re contemplating on watching it, here’s a recommendation post I made. If you’re a Daniel Henney (yes that Asian guy from Criminal Minds) watch this! He’s so swoon worthy in this drama.

Clazziquai 클래지콰이 (aka Clazziquai Project 클래지콰이 프로젝) on the other hand is an electropop band in Korea. To me I wouldn’t really consider them Kpop – because their music is a bit different. This was the song that introduced me to them and I have been a huge fan since then.

I think I’ve blabbered too much – here’s the lyrics to She Is by Clazziquai.

She Is – Romanization

Sumgyeowatdeon naui sujubeun ma-eum modu nege julke
Chaga-un nareul umjigineun neoui miso
Dachyeo-itdeon naui eodu-on ma-eum modu nege yeolke
Jidokhan nege uimireul jun neoui sarang

Cheo-eumen al su eobdeon neomanui hyang-giga neukyeojyeo
Shigani heureulsurok naneun byeonhago byeonhane

O nae sesang gadeuk bicheul naerigo
She is the girl What she is the one
Modeun geon neoro-inae byeonhae

Sumgyeowatdeon naui sujubeun ma-eum modu nege julke
Chaga-un nareul umjigineun neoui miso

Gonna gonna give my love to you
Gonna gonna give my love to you (2x)

Cheo-eumen al su eobdeon neomanui hyang-giga neukyeojyeo
Sesang-eun nega isseo byeonhae, Let it change

Dachyeo-itdeon naui eodu-on ma-eum modu nege yeolke
Jidokhan naege uimireul jun neoui sarang

Sumgyeowatdeon naui sujubeun ma-eum modu nege julke
Chaga-un nareul umjigineun neoui miso

Dachyeo-itdeon naui eodu-on ma-eum modu nege yeolke
Jidokhan naege uimireul jun neoui sarang
Chaga-un naege ongireul jun neoui miso..

She Is – Translation

I’ll give you the nervous feelings I’ve hidden
Your beauty moved my coldness
I’ll open up my tightly shut feelings to you
Your love gave your strong personality a purpose

I didn’t at first, but now I can feel your presence
As time passes, I’m changing more and more

Oh this world shines down bright light
She is the girl What she is the one
Everything changes for you

I’ll give you the nervous feelings I’ve hidden
Your beauty moved my coldness

Gonna gonna give my love to you
Gonna gonna give my love to you (2x)

I didn’t at first, but now I can feel your presence
The world only changes with you in it, Let it change

I’ll open up my tightly shut feelings to you
Your love gave your strong personality a purpose

I’ll give you the nervous feelings I’ve hidden
Your beauty moved my coldness

I’ll open up my tightly shut feelings to you
Your love gave your strong personality a purpose
Your beauty moved my coldness..

She Is – Hangeul

숨겨왔던 나의 수줍은 마음 모두 네게 줄게
차가운 나를 움직이는 너의 미소
닫혀있던 나의 어두운 마음 모두 네게 열게
지독한 네게 의미를 준 너의 사랑

처음엔 알 수 없던 너만의 향기가 느껴져
시간이 흐를수록 나는 변하고 변하네

오 내 세상 가득 빛을 내리고
She is the girl What she is the one
모든 건 너로인해 변해

숨겨왔던 나의 수줍은 마음 모두 네게 줄게
차가운 나를 움직이는 너의 미소

Gonna gonna give my love to you
Gonna gonna give my love to you (2x)

처음엔 알 수 없던 너만의 향기가 느껴져
세상은 네가 있어 변해, Let it change

닫혀있던 나의 어두운 마음 모두 네게 열게
지독한 내게 의미를 준 너의 사랑

숨겨왔던 나의 수줍은 마음 모두 네게 줄게
차가운 나를 움직이는 너의 미소

닫혀있던 나의 어두운 마음 모두 네게 열게
지독한 내게 의미를 준 너의 사랑
차가운 내게 온기를 준 너의 미소..

 

See you in the next backtrack post!

Romanization done by chipskjaa@pinayunnies. Please credit when copying it. thanks 고마워요 🙂
credits: MBCkpop@youtube + Clazziquai project @bandcamp + aheeyah @soompi + as tagged

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Love Recipe – Clazziquai Project (MV and Lyrics)

I’ve been swamped with work lately! I’ve been stressed to the nth level.. but thank god for the new Clazziquai Project album! I have been listening to it on repeat for a few weeks now and it always takes away some of the stress. 🙂

clazziquai

So I wanted to share the title track of their album Blessed. It’s called Love Recipe (not to be confused with Gummy’s Love Recipe).

The Video

I have always been a fan of videos like this. I loved it since I saw it the first time. I like that they made the video in a restaurant and in a sweet shop/deli. I love the different frames and the camera angles. It was shot perfectly. I also love that they didn’t focus only on food but they also showed people in love, not just the romantic kind but all kinds of love. It’s very artistic and deep. This is my kind of video and I’m glad Clazziquai made something different from all the other Kpop vids we are used to seeing.

Two buts though… (1) all these food is making me hungry! (hahaha), (2) where is dj Clazzi! (actually from Eat Your Kimchi’s interview with them, he was in Canada). 😛

The Song

I have been waiting a long time for their comeback! I have always been a Clazziquai fan since I heard “She Is” and “Be My Love” from the OST of My Lovely Samsoon. And I have not stopped liking them because their music is very different from traditional Kpop.

If you have listened to their previous albums, you would realize that this song is reminiscent of their first album. Though they are known for releasing electronica songs, Clazziquai has done a few songs of the same genre as Love Recipe. I kind of like them singing this jazzy/bossanova sound. As always, Clazziquai is not afraid to experiment with their music and they always release tracks that are fresh and original. Alex and Horan’s voice as usual go perfect together. Actually to me their blending is probably one of the best in the industry. It’s PERFECT!!!!

This group has long been a favorite of mine and I could say a lot of praises about them, but I have to write this blog so I’ll sop here.

Final Verdict: They amazed me with another song again! I love this song and I can listen to it the whole day!!! I love them!!

And now for the lyrics:

Love Recipe – Romanized

Soljikhage malhamyeon dalkomhan geon sireosseo.
Niga jo-ahan ddeugeoun keopi, nareunhan bido
Geujeo hamkke isseotji. Geujeo niga jo-aseo
Ije eoneusae keopi hyanggi-e gogae dolline

Niga namgin meseji uri utneun sajindeul
Naege allyeojun nal wihan neoui bimil recipe
Niga namgin geotdeuri ijen naui jeonbuya
Jigeum baro neoege hal mari isseo baby

Love nae gyeoten ontong neoppuniya
Love bissorimajeo nuni busyeo
Love nae pyojeong-kkaji neoreul dalmaga
Jamdeuneun shiganmajeo akkawo

Love jogeum deo moksoril deullyeojwo
Love jogeum deo ganjikal su itge
Love niga itneun i sesangi jo-a
O, ijeya neoreul balgyeonhaesseuni

Soljikhage maramyeon ddeugeoun geon sireosseo
Saranghandago maranamana dasi ddeonago
Neon jogeum dallasseo dasi saenggakhaebwasseo
Jigeum baro neo-ege hal mari isseo baby

Love nae anen ontong neoppuniya
Love jinan nunmuljocha nuni busyeo
Love nae nunbitkkaji neoreul dalmaga
Neoreul moreun shigani akkawo

Love jogeum deo ne yaegil deullyeojwo
Love jogeum deo neoreul al su itge
Love niga itneun i sesangi jo-a
O ijeya neoreul balgyeonhaesseuni

Let me, let me Love
Nae anen ontong neoppuniya
Love jinan nunmuljocha nuni busyeo
Love nae nunbitkkaji neoreul dalmaga
Neoreul moreun shigani akkawo

Love jogeum deo ne yaegil deullyeojwo
Love jogeum deo neoreul al su itge
Love niga itneun i sesangi jo-a
O ijeya neoreul balgyeonhaesseuni
Love love love

Love Recipe Translation

Honestly speaking, I didn’t like sweet things.
The hot coffee that you like, the languid rain
I was just with those things. Because I just liked you
But at some point, I turn my head at the smell of coffee

The message you left, the photos of us smiling
Your secret recipe that you only told me
Everything you left is now my everything
I have something to tell you right now baby

Love, by my side, it’s only you
Love, even the rain sound is dazzling
Love, even my face resembles yours,
time is too precious to even sleep

Love, let me hear your voice a little more
Love, so I can cherish it a bit more
Love, I like the world that you’re in
Oh, because now I finally discovered you

Honestly speaking, I didn’t like hot things
Even if I said I love you, they all left
But you were different, I thought again
I have something to tell you right now baby

Love, inside of me, it’s only you
Love, even the past tears are dazzling
Love, even my eyes resemble yours
All the times spent not knowing

Love, let me hear your story a bit more
Love, so I can get to know you a bit more
Love, I like the world that you’re in
Oh because now I finally discovered you

Let me, let me Love
Inside of me, it’s only you
Love, even the past tears are dazzling
Love, even my eyes resemble yours
All the times spent not knowing

Love, let me hear your story a bit more
Love, so I can get to know you a bit more
Love, I like the world that you’re in
Oh because now I finally discovered you
Love love love

Love Recipe – Hangeul

솔직하게 말하면 달콤한 건 싫었어.
니가 좋아한 뜨거운 커피, 나른한 비도
그저 함께 있었지.그저 니가 좋아서
이제 어느새 커피 향기에 고개 돌리네

니가 남긴 메세지 우리 웃는 사진들
내게 알려준 날 위한 너의 비밀 recipe
니가 남긴 것들이 이젠 나의 전부야
지금 바로 너에게 할 말이 있어 baby

Love 내 곁엔 온통 너뿐이야
Love 빗소리마저 눈이 부셔
Love 내 표정까지 너를 닮아가
잠드는 시간마저 아까워

Love 조금 더 목소릴 들려줘
Love 조금 더 간직할 수 있게
Love 니가 있는 이 세상이 좋아
오, 이제야 너를 발견했으니

솔직하게 말하면 뜨거운 건 싫었어
사랑한다고 말하나마나 다시 떠나고
넌 조금 달랐어 다시 생각해봤어
지금 바로 너에게 할 말이 있어 baby

Love 내 안엔 온통 너뿐이야
Love 지난 눈물조차 눈이 부셔
Love 내 눈빛까지 너를 닮아가
너를 모른 시간이 아까워

Love 조금 더 네 얘길 들려줘
Love 조금 더 너를 알 수 있게
Love 니가 있는 이 세상이 좋아
오 이제야 너를 발견했으니

Let me, let me Love
내 안엔 온통 너뿐이야
Love 지난 눈물조차 눈이 부셔
Love 내 눈빛까지 너를 닮아가
너를 모른 시간이 아까워

Love 조금 더 네 얘길 들려줘
Love 조금 더 너를 알 수 있게
Love 니가 있는 이 세상이 좋아
오 이제야 너를 발견했으니
Love love love

**credits: AlphaBunny (romanization) + daum (hangeul) + pop!gasa (translation) + colorcodedlyrics.com

**note: I had to edit some parts of the romanized words (example, i use shigani instead of sigani for 시간이)  because i have a way of writing my romanization, but most of it was by AlphaBunny..

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