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If you’re a K-drama fan, you would probably have heard of K.Will – literally – even if you aren’t familiar with his name. The singer-songwriter has lent his voice to numerous drama soundtracks, including Pinocchio (Lee Jong Suk & Park Shin Hye), My Love from the Star (Kim Soo Hyun & Jun Ji Hyun) and The Greatest Love (Cha Seung Won & Gong Hyo Jin).
More than just a staple on K-drama OSTs, K. Will has also released numerous studio albums, mini albums and singles of his own. One of his most notable tracks, ‘Love Blossom’, has even become a representative song for spring – a phenomenon that sees listeners enjoy a particular tune year after year at the turn of the season. Another representative spring song is Busker Busker’s ‘Cherry Blossom Ending’.
Despite this 10th year since debut, the 33-year-old has yet to serenade our little red dot – something that he is set to change this month. As one of the headlining acts for the inaugural Korean Drama OST Night, which will also see Baek Ji Young (arguably the top Korean female vocalist) croon some of her much-loved drama soundtracks.
Korean Drama OST Night details:
Date: April 22 (Wed)
Venue: The Star Theatre
Tickets are now available on SISTIC.
Read on for K.Will’s candid answers on his preference for K-dramas and close relationship with his Real Men castmates.
Which comment received from a cast member of a drama in which you sang a soundtrack for affected you the most?
I don’t really get the chance to meet with the actors. I once did a soundtrack in the drama OB-GYN and I bumped into Song Joong Ki, who starred in the drama, by chance at a broadcasting station. He mentioned that all the actors and actresses that starred in the drama were fans of my soundtrack. That comment really made my day.
Do you enjoy watching dramas? Which was the last drama that caught your attention?
When I start on a drama I get drawn into it and I cannot stop. Recently, I haven’t been able to watch any of the dramas because I was busy with my radio show. The dramas that I enjoyed are A Gentleman’s Dignity and The Heirs. Of course there’s much more. The most recent drama I watched was Secret Love Affair but I did not get a chance to finish it yet. When I get a chance I am definitely going to finish it.
It’s been some time since you released One Fine Day. Are you intending to have a comeback soon and what else will you be focusing on this year?
My 6th mini album [RE:] with the title track ‘Growing’ was released in March 25th. It’s been a long time since I released an album and I want to show who K.Will is once again.
Your song, ‘Love Blossom’, became a representative song for spring. If you had to make another song to represent a season, which would you choose and why?
I would have to pass on summer because there are artists who will fit [the season] better than me. As for myself, I would like to try an autumn or a winter song. I feel that my vocals will go well with autumn.
If you could collaborate on a new song with someone you’ve worked with before, who would it be and why?
I had the chance to work with Beenzino and Primary and if opportunity allows, I would like to collaborate with them again.
Which of your self-composed songs do you like the most and why?
It would be the first song I worked on which is ‘I’ll Be With You’. I tried to apply my true feelings and story into the song which is probably why my fans enjoyed the song so much.
Which recently released song caught your attention and why?
I’ve been into Sam Smith’s album that was a sensation last year.
How did you feel seeing your Real Men cast-mates on music shows after you completed filming?
All of us are still in touch. I was close with Park Gun Hyung and Henry during the show. In fact, I was close with everyone. Some of the members even appeared as guests on my radio show. Whenever we meet with one another, we talk about the memories made during Real Men, and because we were in the show for almost a year, it holds a special meaning for every one of us.
Please leave a message for your fans in Singapore.
This will be the first time I get to meet with the fans in Singapore and I am already excited for it! I will make sure to give out the best I’ve got through thorough preparation. And through this opportunity, I wish we make more chances to meet with one another.