Song Kangho has always been a huge fan of Lynyrds music, but he never expected to be able to sing on a solo album.
“I always wanted to be a singer,” he says.
“It was always my dream to be on a band.”
The only problem is, the only song Kangho could sing was “The One I Like.”
That was the song that he was supposed to be singing.
It was the one he had to say goodbye to in his new album.
Kangho had written and recorded it, but when he woke up in the middle of the night, he didn’t know if he could finish it.
“I thought, Oh, no, I can’t finish it,” he recalls.
“But then I realized I had to.”
Kangho says that he wanted to write the song after a particularly stressful night in his life.
“After the first night, I just thought, I’m going to have a bad day, so why not just make a song about it?”
The lyrics were inspired by the feeling of loneliness, and the feeling that “everyone I know is out there somewhere,” Kangho says.
“It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done,” he adds.
“There was no way I was going to finish it.”
The song was one of his hardest to write.
“If I was on stage, I couldn’t do it,” Kanghe says.
When he did, the fans were always so supportive, but they were just as shocked as he was.
“They just were really surprised by the lyrics,” he remembers.
“They were like, ‘Are you sure?’ and I was like, Oh no, we’re not.”
When Kangho finally finished it, he was stunned to find that his voice was “almost as good as my girlfriend.”
It was an incredible feeling, but it was also something that he had never experienced before.
“People are always like, You’ve done a really good job with the lyrics.”
“They said, ‘You’ve done it,'” he says, smiling.
“That’s the best part of it.”
Song Kangho’s song is called “The Day You Die,” which was written with his girlfriend, Kim Mi.
KangHo had originally intended to write it with a different singer, but Kim Mi suggested that he use the song from her song “Sleeping Beauty” in the song.
The song was recorded at Kanghos studio in Hong Kong, and it was recorded with a mic stand, and a microphone, and everything.
“We wrote all that at my studio,” he explains.
“Then I came back home and did it again, and I didn’t have to change anything.
It’s very beautiful.”
Song Sanggyeol sang the song with a guitar in his studio.
He says that it’s a very emotional song.
“A lot of the songwriters have a very difficult time, when you can’t write a song, because it’s very hard,” he admits.
“This is the first time I’m writing songs for a solo record.
It feels really good to be honest.”
Song Jinwon sang the track in his home studio.
It took a while to get it down, but Jinwon says that once it was done, he “felt so good.”
“I think it’s the most beautiful song I’ve written,” he laughs.
“So many things are beautiful, and ‘The Day you Die’ is one of them.”
Song Jinwon has also released an album of his own.
It has been a long process for him, as well.
“The songs have taken years to write, and my album is a bit more of a challenge,” he confesses.
“A lot is different in my recording process than what I did with ‘The One You Like.'”