Our Love

Anyone would say that we’re a couple who love each other, could you feel it? We, who prayed just like before, so we wouldn’t have any worries on our face.” –Jo Ha Moon, Our Love [translated lyrics]


He is probably the most handsome legend that have been appeared on “Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend” that I’ve ever seen. Even in his old age, he is full of charms and mesmerizing. His name is Jo Ha Moon. He was once ruling the 80s music scenes of South Korea as the prince of emotional ballad. With his gorgeous look and sweet voice, Jo Ha Moon was successfully melting the hearts of many young girls at that time. He’s one of 1980s top singers that sold over than one million albums. As a singer-songwriter, he produced countless hits. And one more interesting trivia, he was once a vocalist of a band called Magma, before going solo and succeeds as a ballad singer. Okay, just name it, Jo Ha Moon has it all to make him a perfect heartthrob.
Jo Ha Moon tampil sebagai legend dalam program acara musik “Immortal Songs 2” episode 69, yang mengudara di stasiun televisi KBS pada tanggal 6 Oktober 2012. Episode ini kemudian ditayangkan di channel KBS World pada tanggal 27 Oktober 2012. Dalam episode tersebut, grup vokal Sweet Sorrow menjadi salah satu penampil yang membawakan lagu hits Jo Ha Moon bertajuk “Our Love”. Lagu pop ballad ini dirilis pertama kali pada tahun 1987 dan sangat populer pada waktu itu. In Ho Jin, leader Sweet Sorrow mengatakan, “In a song festival back then, if a boy sang Jo Ha Moon’s ballad song, they’d be really popular.” Lagu yang dibawakan oleh Sweet Sorrow, “Our Love”, is a beautiful ballad love song. Salah satu personil Sweet Sorrow, Kim Young Woo, berkata tentang lagu ini, “I think the lyrics are so nice for this song. After the chorus ends, I hope our technique and harmony doesn’t only resonate, but the lyrics about love do. I hope that one line stays with you.” Indeed, lirik lagu ini memang sederhana, namun bermakna dalam.

Sweet Sorrow ketika membawakan lagu "Our Love" pada program "Immortal Songs 2" Episode 69

“Our Love” diciptakan oleh Jo Ha Moon sendiri untuk seorang wanita yang kini menjadi istrinya. Ia membuat lagu ini setelah mereka mengalami pertengkaran, dan lagu inilah yang mempersatukan mereka kembali, hingga kini mereka hidup bersama selama lebih dari dua puluh tahun. Lirik lagu “Our Love”, seperti latar belakang penciptaannya, mengisahkan seseorang yang mencoba meyakinkan orang yang dicintainya tentang makna cinta yang mereka miliki. Bahwa cinta mereka bukanlah hal sesaat yang akan menghilang begitu saja seiring dengan mentari yang terbit keesokan harinya. Bahwa cinta mereka dapat selalu memberi kehangatan di tengah malam pekat yang dingin. Bahwa ia yakin mereka berdua ditakdirkan untuk selalu bersama, melewati segala perselisihan dan berjuang atas keyakinan tersebut.
Sweet Sorrow showed a perfect harmony for this beautiful yet manly ballad song. “Our Love” versi Sweet Sorrow tidak memiliki perubahan aransemen yang begitu besar dari versi originalnya. Hanya saja, versi Sweet Sorrow membuat lagu ini menjadi lebih manis. Ketika versi originalnya lebih didominasi dengan melodi pop band, maka versi Sweet Sorrow memiliki harmoni orkestra yang mendominasinya. I love both versions very much. Each has its own charm. Jo Ha Moon sangat menyukai hasil aransemen Sweet Sorrow dan cara mereka membawakan lagu ini. Ia berkata setelah melihat penampilan Sweet Sorrow, “When the song ends, it felt like I was lifted up to the heaven and just come back.”

Our love is not the kind which would fade away when the sun rises again. Our love is a kind that could make us feel warm even in the cold darkness.” –Jo Ha Moon, Our Love [translated lyrics]





“Saranghaneun urireul geu nuguga durirago neukkige hago itna
(Anyone would say that we’re a couple who love each other, could you feel it?)
Gidohaneun urineun yejeoncheoreom amu geokjeongdo eobneun uriui eolgul
(We, who prayed just like before, so we wouldn’t have any worries on our face)

Haega tteumyeon dasijineun geureon sarangeun anya
(Our love is not the kind which would fade away when the sun rises again)
Eodumedo cheoneuro neukkyeojineun geureon geureon sarangiya
(Our love is a kind that could make us feel warm even in the cold darkness)

Saranghaneun urireul geu mueosi durirago neukkige hayeotneunga
(Anyone would say that we love each other, could the two of us feel it?)”

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