설레이는 소년처럼 Shy Boy – 하현우 Ha Hyunwoo (국카스텐 Guckkasten) Guitar Tab

Starting 2017 with a post on an artiste with rising popularity in 2016 – Ha Hyunwoo of Guckkasten and his track for the OST of Korean drama, “The Legend of the Blue Sea”.

I had to do a double take when I first heard the teaser of the song, for I wasn’t sure if it was Ha Hyunwoo. Those soft vocals didn’t quite sound like him.

Written by Shin Hae Chul, the song was originally recorded by Tick Tock in 1993 for the OST of “We Must Go to Apgujung-dong on Windy Days”. Shin Hae Chul remade the song in 1998 for his third solo album “Crom’s Techno Works”, infusing a techno sound into it along with a new song title, Shy Boy: 설레이는 소년처럼.

For this song, Ha Hyunwoo alternated between singing in his lower and higher vocal ranges for the verse and chorus, giving the song a more dynamic sound vocally. This plays out evidently towards the song ending where the verse and chorus overlap. Musically, the song arrangement is a nice balance between the two earlier versions of the song, a mix of disco and techno without either style overpowering the other.

I initially thought the chords would not be too challenging to figure out. Turned out, it was more than a walk in the park. The bridge, especially, has chords that fall outside of the chord family. So there are some interesting chord progressions in the song which brought about interesting melody lines in parts of the song (or perhaps, it’s the other way around).

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Here’s the English translation of the lyrics:

Shy Boy

Like a heart fluttering boy
My face is turning red
I feel like you’ll notice so I hesitated
As I stole glances at your face

Your hair that scatters with the wind
Your eyes that twinkle in between
Every time I fall asleep
I thought about you, who is as clear as dew

Under the dazzling sun, it’s the beautiful you
There’s nothing more that I want
But if I tell you I love you
It feels like you’ll smile and leave

From the moment we first met
I dreamed of our future together
The happiness is already in my heart

In one part of your face
There is always a dark sadness and shadow
That I cannot feel
It makes my heart heavy

Under the dazzling sun, it’s the beautiful you
There’s nothing more that I want
But if I tell you I love you
It feels like you’ll smile and leave

Like a piece of glass that easily breaks
All of this happiness makes me nervous

Like a heart fluttering boy
My face is turning red
I feel like you’ll notice so I hesitated
As I stole glances at your face

Under the dazzling sun, it’s the beautiful you
There’s nothing more that I want
But if I tell you I love you
It feels like you’ll smile and leave

Under the dazzling sun, it’s the beautiful you
There’s nothing more that I want

Source: pop!gasa

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