May 27, 2009 08:01
Singer Lee Seung-chul, the king of concerts in Korea with an average ticket reservation rate of 85 percent, has released a new album titled "Mutopia." The rich arrangements and smooth singing remain unchanged, but Lee expands into different genres of music, in addition to his familiar ballads, such as modern rock, reggae and jazz.
"A singer who has sung for more than 20 years should be able to get over of himself a little," he says. "I can't change my voice. I can't change my body either. So I'll have to try to change the styles of music I pursue, so that fans won't get tired of me and my music. I think better music comes out when I give myself up a bit."
Lee has become a new man after he remarried. "My years of Sturm und Drang came to an end when I met my second wife. I had a lot of trouble in my life, but good luck always came at an important point, and that is how I came this far. I think it's about time that I passed on the good fate to others. Of course, in order to do that, I will have to keep being successful in what I do," he says.
Lee has launched a nationwide tour celebrating the release of his 10th solo album, starting with Seoul on Friday and Saturday last week.
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