“Birds are flying in this silent place
They are singing for me”
“Towards the Sunlight” emanates a relaxing, sheltering glow. Sounding of feelings, period, and spaces lost to time the song trances into an earthy, repetitive, psychedelic peace.
Spoken in Korean, “Haenim” was written and recorded in South Korea by Kim Jung Mi and Shin Joon Hin during 1973, a time of massive political upheaval, turmoil, and censorship. The song speaks to an inner happiness eternally available to all if one is able to listen for it. The fuzzed guitar, orchestration, and pillowy voice emulate the sense of awe which deep down underpins every moment. Listen to this song in times of joy, in times of sadness, or in times of confusion and you will likely find yourself in the same place.
Kim Jung Mi’s lyrics resonate with or without an understanding of Korean. The orchestration floats into its own world. The “la la”s of song’s B section seem to carry the listener off on a cloud into a bed of flowers.
From the song’s beautiful album cover to its transient chorus it is a breathtaking experience of humanity.
“Lift up your face and look at the sky
Let’s ride on a rainbow to meet the sun”
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About the Curator - Sean Arison
Sean is a musician, writer, and artist currently studying psychology near Los Angeles, California. He really enjoys nice smelling fauna and homely ambient lighting. After exclusively listening to the Beatles, Beethoven, and Pink Floyd until the age of fourteen, he now possesses a wide music taste and loves discovering and sharing the beautiful art that he comes across. Sean loves how music is able to indefinably connect to the individual on such a unique and personal level. Sean is currently working on releasing his first full-length album in the near future. To know more, connect with Sean on Instagram!