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Singing the Power of Love

Actor Lee Minki (Mixed-up Investigative Agency and Dal Ja’s Spring) is lending his hitherto-unknown vocal talents to a track with Korean electronica/pop singer Sheean in a collaboration with Japanese electronica/Shibuya-kei artist FreeTEMPO. The song, titled “Power of Love,” was released as a digital single today.

Lee Minki managed to squeeze in recording time with Sheean in between his busy film schedule; he is currently working on the film Haeundae [해운대], which also stars Ha Ji-won and Seol Kyung-gu. FreeTEMPO (aka Takeshi Hanzawa) flew to Korea in August to work on the project.

Lee said, “I’ve always liked FreeTEMPO and electronic music, which is why I agreed to this project. It felt really awesome to work with artists I already liked.”

Lee also is to appear in the music video (catch a preview below). Meanwhile, FreeTEMPO and Sheean are set to perform “Power of Love” live at the Pusan International Film Festival on October 3.

Via Herald Biz and poweroflove.kr

SONG OF THE DAY

FreeTEMPO X Sheean – “Power of Love” feat. Lee Minki. Written, arranged, and programmed by FreeTEMPO, lyrics by Sheean. I’ve featured both FreeTEMPO and Sheean before; check out Sheean’s other songs here and here. [ Download ]

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You’ll probably recognize FreeTEMPO from the two tracks featured in Coffee Prince, which you can download here (and listen below).

FreeTEMPO – “Immaterial White”

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FreeTEMPO – “Sky High”

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Omo O_o

Lee Min Ki sing? joking me. The scene where he sang at x-man still hurt my ear drum and crack my laugh, but still He's a funny awkward guy.

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Hm. Lee Minki has lost some weight since Dal Ja's Spring. A lot of weight. Looking a little skinny there....

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The new song sounds so different from the SOUNDS album, although, i mean, yeah, it WAS a year ago. I loved that cd [except brasil. the vocals on that song can die.] i didn't know lee min ki could sing. [i'm not saying that I think he can. I just mean, i didn't know HE thought he could. i dont have an opinion of his voice. lol.]

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Isn't Lee Minki, like, six feet tall? Why does he look so small there? He also looked perilously skinny in those pics from Lee Eon's funeral . I hope he isn't manorexic. I love him too much for him to waste away.

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I love these songs! Every one of them make me think of Usagi and Seiya. Yes, I ship Sailor Moon. Hee.

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i was just wondering what song widget you use to post the songs. it's the same one used by perezhilton right?? :D

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I'm surprised how many people can forget he sang for the soundtrack of the drama "I Really, Really Like You" or that he also has a track on the sitcom "Rainbow Romance" OST. Korean articles are considering "Power of Love" as his debut "song" when he's already had 2 under him.

Annie:

Have you listened to him sing in the trailer that PIFF has posted to their site for the film "Oishii Man"? He had been taking vocal lessons, preparing for the role. I can't wait to see this movie; actually anticipating it more than "Feel So Good"

Anyways, this is just a prelude to him in "Oishii Man" where he plays the lead guitarist of an indie rock band, premiering at PIFF on the 4th. I think some fan made the coment that he looked like the guy from the ADEN commercial that airs on Korean TV.

Sadly, today's performance of "Power of Love" on YDH Love Letter didn't feature Min Ki...also felt YDH didn't give FreeTEMPO and SHEEAN much airtime--they had the artist to follow them on the same stage during the talk/interview part. They should have had an interpreter there for FreeTEMPO.

The performance of "Power of Love" at PIFF on the 3rd takes place at an invitation only event; not sure of the performance that takes place on the 2nd. More info can be found at locksmithmusic.com (or rather their town.cyworld.com page)

Also Min Ki must be training pretty hard for his role as a rescue worker in "Haeundae". Saw pics of him posted in scuba gear and in rescue uniform a week or so ago.

Music video for "Power of Love" will be released on the 30th according to locksmithmusic.com.

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OMG! OMG! OMG! lee minki can't sing though. well i need to listen to this first. but omg, FreeTEMPO! this is crazy. FreeTEMPO is awesome and so is lee minki!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!

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creidesca

^_^ thank's for the info, I have no idea at all, but good things that he take a singing lesson. :)

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maybe he's changed since x-man
but from what I remember
he REALLY can't sing
like..at all

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yea, i was going to comment on his vocal skills (or lack thereof), but since according to creidesca he's been taking singing lessons, i'll cut him some slack. i wish stars'd stop trying to multi-task and stick to what they do best, though - lee min-ki has one of the most likeable onscreen personalities i know!

and at first glance i thought the lady only had one leg lol

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It seems that nearly everyone only seems to recall his X-Man performance, back in 2005 and very early 2006.

But have you heard the digital release of "Like Candy II (Lee Min Ki version)" from the OST of "Really Really Like You"? The song was originally first played in the 22nd or 23rd episode of the drama., or even his cover of a song (I can't remember the original artist of the song) on the OST for "Rainbow Romance". Both songs were done later in 2006.

Whether Min Ki has improved from his X-Man performances is difficult to tell just from the 3 lines he performed in "Power of Love". But do take a look at the "Oishii Man" trailer. There you actually see him sing for nearly the entire 1min 30sec of it.

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gosh.
minki oppa looked so different!

but i'm so excited for him to be more officially singing. (:
even tho it's impossible to see him really appearing on stage with the artists.

looking forward to his new works~~

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Wow, this song is actually good. I really like it, it sounds like Bjork and Metro Station maybe the Strokes crossed together. However, I am not going to compare. This song itself is very catchy. Moreover, I agree with Liv. Lee Minki does look very different, but I never thought he was six feet. Maybe 5'9"? I dunno...

P.S. I cannot download this awesome song! (Power of Love) I keep getting more ads after it says it starts, but then it goes back to "click to download" again. Any help?

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That girl looks esqueletic... her arms are disturbing .... she could lead an anorexia campaign. even Lee Minki whom I like is awfully skinny doesn’t even look manly. Whatever happened with have some meat in the bones. so don’t like them. bad image. about the singing Lee cant sing.. amazing what people can do in a good music studio. who is he trying to fool.

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Sheean is (surprisingly?) super cute!

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Was just re-reading the I Really Really Like You reference guide that comes along with the Vol. 1 DVD set from YA Entertainment, and the guide mentions how "other characters sing throughout the program, none perhaps more than Officer Nam Bong-ki [Lee Min Ki]".

I can recall him singing the theme song to the 1970's Japanese cartoon "Paul's Miraculous Adventure" [the YA subtitles actually even credit him directly for singing this version] while cleaning the streets surrounding the Blue House grounds. And the songs he sang to the grumpy granny so he could get his hands on some cheonggukjang for Bong-soon. But according to the guide, Min Ki does a lot more....snippets from James Brown's 'I Feel Good', a few bars from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Old MacDonald, the hilarious trigonometry version of Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer (if only I had known this song when I was taking the class), and the definitely off-key 'You are Young' of Kim Su-cheol's.

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He lost so much weight!!! It looks like they plastered his head on some other skinny metrosexual guy's body. >.<
I wonder what's been going on his life lately. =\

Sheean on the other hand looks so cute and spunky. I like her hairstyle. ^^
The music video looks fun and entertaining, looking forward to the full version of that.

Plus, I definately needed some new electronic music lately and FreeTEMPO x Sheean sounds cool. Lee Minki doesn't sound that bad to me.
Sky High sounds like Big Bang's Lies.

I like a lot of the music you post. :D

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Oh and for some reason, when I tried to download the song from the zshare file compact you had for Coffee Prince, it couldn't find the file.

After the ten second wait, you usually have the option of opening it or saving it but it had find so if it's possible, could you reupload FreeTEMPO's songs? I would greatly appreciate it! ^^

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Good song.

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i'm so excited for Lee Min Ki!!! I really liked the song he sang for the I really really like you ost. His voice is so manly!

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