I was listening to the newly released OST for the new show Hello! Miss, which is cute and lively to match the cute and lively show itself. I’m a big fan of music (could you tell?) and drama soundtracks, because I think the songs used in a show do a tremendous job of establishing the atmosphere and reinforcing emotion. Sometimes music is overused or badly applied; but when it’s used well (see: Soulmate, Que Sera Sera), it enhances the experience significantly.
SONG OF THE DAY
KT Tunstall – “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree”
This was played in Hello! Miss‘s Episode 3, briefly. KT Tunstall must be gaining popularity in Korea; Sunday’s episode of Que Sera Sera also included another of her songs, “Suddenly I See.” (Or is she more popular than I think? I always find it weird when someone you know about when they aren’t famous suddenly becomes famous.) This song plays briefly in the scene when Su Ha and Jung Sook start their first day of work. [ zShare download ]
Air – “Cherry Blossom Girl” Also featured in the same H!M episode is French electronica band Air. This song is played in the scene where Myung Sook is getting a massage before she’s informed of Jung Sook being hospitalized. [ zShare download ]
RANDOM COMPARISON OF SONGS
So I happened to hear some similarities in some of the Hello! Miss tracks and the recently wrapped Dal Ja’s Spring. Some measures and sequences seem so similar that I wonder if the same person is responsible for the music on both shows. I suppose I could look it up, but I’m feeling lazy. The similarities don’t at all hinder my enjoyment of the songs, because I like the songs on their own merit either way, but what do you think? Similar? Or does javabeans need more sleep?
DAL JA’S SPRING: “Lively Breeze” [ zShare download ]
HELLO! MISS: “Winds” [ zShare download ]
DAL JA: “Impression” [ zShare download ]
HELLO! MISS: “Sunny Day” [ zShare download ]
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