One of Super Junior’s vocal lines, Kyuhyun, is not only famous for his achievement in musical performances and his wittiness as an MC, but also as a drama OST singer. The idol who was born on 1988 has released numerous OST songs from 13 dramas since 2006, which was also his debut year with Super Junior.
While some of the OSTs were sung in collaboration with either his fellow member in Super Junior KRY or other artists, Kyuhyun has shone with his unique soothing voice on some of his solo OST.
‘Smile’ is the song that was Kyuhyun’s solo OST debut. While he is famous for his soothing voice, in ‘Smile’ Kyuhyun showed off his husky and deep voice which is accompanied by bariton bass and piano, creating an unusual rich jazz arrangement for an singer.
Listen…To You (Pasta)
‘Listen…To You’ is a perfect OST for a light romantic comedy, ‘Pasta’ tells the story of Seo Yookyung and his journey to become an elite chef. With his crisp voice, Kyuhyun brought the lyrics of deniable crushed feeling to life, which brilliantly reflects the upside down romantic story involved in the drama.
Hope is A Dream That Doesn’t Sleep (Baker King, Kim Tak Goo)
‘Hope is a Dream that Doesn’t Sleep’ is probably the best song to represent the drama ‘Baker King, Kim Tak Goo’. Through the hopeful lyrics of dreams and the song’s rich strings arrangement, Kyuhyun’s voice personified the determination and hard work of Kim Tak Goo to become the best baker in Korea.
The Way to Break Up (Poseidon)
‘Poseidon’ is an action drama about Korean Coast Guard troops and their daily task of attempting rescues, managing terrorism threats, as well as elements of intrigues, politics, and betrayal inside the organisation. With his song, Kyuhyun tells the pain of breaking up with a lover in a sad sorrowful lyrics.
Edge of Rain (God of War)
‘God of War’ is a historical drama about a former slave, Kim Injoon, who becomes the most powerful man in Goryeo Dynasty and rules for 60 years instead of the emperor. Kyuhyun, who is famous for sweet-tuned songs showed that he was able to impress in an emotional and power song through ‘Edge of Rain’ which lyrics tals about the journey and struggle of Kim Injoon.
Just Once (The Great Seer)
‘The Great Seer’ is a historical drama about the divine and the power it has over the fate of the Goryeo. The lyrics of ‘Just Once’ talks about the desperation to say with a past lover. With his clear yet powerful voice, Kyuhyun gives a good account of the feeling of love and regret involved in the drama, and produces an emotional song which matches well with the mood of the drama.
Until I Reach Your Stars (Hogu’s Love)
The latest song from Kyuhyun was from the drama ‘Hogu’s Love’. Although the drama featured a lot of comical scenes, the sad and hopeful lyrics along with Kyuhyun’s powerful voice in ‘Until I Reach Your Stars’ depicts the struggle for love in a heartwarming way.
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