Next up: an album for Gu Hye-sun
Already this year alone, Gu Hye-sun has been busy as an actress (Boys Before Flowers), writer (Tango), artist (also called Tango), and director (The Madonna). Now she’s putting on yet another hat as she begins working on recording her own album, which she hopes to put out by fall.
Gu Hye-sun is immersing herself in the work of putting together a new-age album, which includes the efforts of some of her fellow YG musicians (Song Baek-kyung, Oh Jin-hwan) as well as Tablo. She had initially wanted to put out the album in the first half of the year, but plans were pushed back due to her art show.
A rep from her side explained that the album will likely contain some songs featuring piano that Gu has written, as well as others that she wrote lyrics to and will sing herself.
I was wondering why Gu Hye-sun seems to inspire such a heated response from both extremes, and I don’t think it’s because she’s merely trying new things. Rather, it’s that she’s flitting from one thing to another the moment one is done. All of her projects have become famous because of her fame as an actress, not because of her work itself, and that makes the quality of work irrelevant to its success. (I’m not saying it’s bad; I’m saying it’s not a factor in its fame.) Then, the moment it’s done, she’s off to the next thing. If she spent more time with each interest, she might seem less of a dilettante and gain more credibility as Artist Gu Hye-sun, Novelist Gu Hye-sun, and so on.
Via Hankook Ilbo