Why is Kim Kwang Seok(김광석) Important?


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Why is Kim Kwang Seok Important?

Kim Kwang Seok is a Koran Singer-songwriter. His main genre is Folk. His songs are still beloved by many Koreans. He wrote lots of good songs, and they are still popular.

“I was in Love(사랑했지만)” for unrequited love, “A Private Soldier’s Letter(이등병의 편지)’ for someone who is enlisting to the armed force. “With a heart to forget(잊어야 하는 마음으로),“Too much painful love wasn’t love(너무 아픈 사랑은 사랑이 아니었음을)”. “At the age of 30(서른 즈음에)” for the people becoming 30.

When you cannot forget your love “For Love(사랑이라는 이유로)”, “Stand Up(일어나)”, When you are overcoming frustration. “In the wilderness(광야에서)” for shouting Justice.

“A Story of elderly couple in their 60s(어느 60대 노부부의 이야기)” for twilight of the life.

He is the singer who expressed our life in the songs. He is the real artist who fits the name of the singing poet.

“Why is Kim Kwang Seok Important?”

His songs are not that fancy. However, he talks our life stories calmly. He was not just a singer. He caresses our life, when the people are in trouble, sad, anger, happy.

All the life event, or main event which affects our life like Love, Military enrolment, becoming at the age of 30, reaching the twilight of life. He wrote songs for each situation people encounter at least one time.

However, not that in fancy way. He expresses his own feeling on it calmly, heartily.

“He Passed away at the age of 31.”

Sadly, we had to say goodbye to him early at the age of 31. Even though, he passed away at the very young age. Still, many people remembers him and his songs are beloved.

In Daegu, We can find his mural street. You can see him there. If you are interested in his music. You can visit there.

Here, his popular and beloved songs are attached below:

▵ I was in Love(사랑했지만)


▵ A Private Soldier’s Letter(이등병의 편지)


▵ With a heart to forget(잊어야 하는 마음으로)


▵ Too much painful love wasn’t love(너무 아픈 사랑은 사랑이 아니었음을)


▵ At the age of 30(서른 즈음에)


▵ For Love(사랑이라는 이유로)


▵ Stand Up(일어나)


▵ “A Story of elderly couple in their 60s(어느 60대 노부부의 이야기)”


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