Actress Lee Shi-young (Birth of the Rich, Boys Before Flowers) returns to music, this time with a contribution to Honey Family‘s new album, Volume 5.
Lee sang a track on the OST of her last film, 2009’s The Descendant of Hong Gil Dong, and also put out a digital single remake of a Beige’s [지지리], but has never formally debuted as a singer. Her collaboration with Honey Family isn’t quite a debut in and of itself, but the news has fans greatly anticipating her career as a vocalist.
Lee Shi-young – “지지리” [ Download ]
Lee will be featured in the track “What is Love,” (It’s actually more colloquial like, “What’s the deal with love”) which is a song about the pain of saying goodbye. The song will also feature a collaboration with original Honey Family member Gary (Kang Hee-gun) of Leessang. This reunion has netizens abuzz with high expectations for the song.
Honey Family – “샤랄라” (Sha la la) [ Download ]
Honey Family’s leader Park Myung-ho praised Lee Shi-young for her vocal chops, and said that she’s got talent to spare. Lee also contributed to the track “That’s My Style” on the upcoming album, Honey Family: Volume 5.
She’s not going to be breaking any charts, but she seems the right sensibility for a hip-hop vocal feature. I’m interested in Leessang’s collaboration on that song more than anything, and hope that Lee continues to make a name for herself as an actress.