- 01. Sunset (Lyrics: Xia / Arrangement: Xia)
- 02. Tarantallegra (Feat. Flowsik of Aziatix) (Lyrics: JUNO / Music: Xia / Arrangement: Xia / Rap making- Flowsik)
- 03. Set Me Free (Feat. Bizzy) (Lyrics: Xia, Fraktal / Music: Xia, Fraktal / Arrangement: Fraktal / Rap making- Bizzy)
- 04. No Gain (Lyrics: Jaejoong ( 김재중) / Music: Jaejoong ( 김재중) / Arrangement: 권빈기)
- 05. 사랑이 싫다구요 [T/N: “Dislike Love”]
(Lyrics: Jeon Hae Sung (전해성) / Music: Jeon Hae Sung (전해성) / Arrangement: Jeon Hae Sung (전해성)
- 06. 돌고 돌아도 [T/N: “Turning around and around”]
(Lyrics: JUNO / Music: Xia, Sejin Kim (김세진) / Arrangement: Sejin Kim (김세진)
- 07. Intoxication (Lyrics: Xia / Music: Xia / Arrangement: Xia)
- 08. Breath (Feat. Double K) [T/N: Said to be a sequel for “Mission”]
(Lyrics: Xia / Music: Xia / Arrangement: Xia / Rap making-Double K)
- 09. 알면서도 [T/N: “Obviously Know”]
(Lyrics: Sejin Kim (김세진) / Music: Sejin Kim (김세진), PJ / Arrangement: PJ)
- 10. Lullaby (Feat. 개코 Of Dynamic Duo) (Lyrics: Xia, Fraktal / Music: Xia / Arrangement: Fraktal / Rap making-개코 of Dynamic Duo)
- 11. Fever (Lyrics : JUNO, Xia / Music: Xeno, Jedi / Arrangement: Xeno)
- 12. 이슬을 머금은 나무 [T/N: “The Tree that Holds the Dew”]
(Lyrics: Xia / Music: Xia / Arrangement: Seo Jung Jin (서정진)
Album Size: 215 x 159 x 15,320G, including 40p photos.
the MV’s teaser
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[Description for each song in Junsu’s solo album – Tarantallegra] Full
An intro that lets the spell ‘Tarantallegra’ start.
02. Tarantallegra (Feat.Flowsik Of Aziatix)
The title track of Xia 1st album ‘Tarantallegra’, which is a magic spell that makes people dance, is a sensational dance track. While it is composed and arranged by Xiah himself, his brother JUNO was the one who wrote its lyrics. With the harmony of a strong beat and stringed instruments, it conveys the mystical power of magic and casts a dreamy magic spell just like its title. While Aziatix’s Flowsik is featured in the rap part, the choreography team of Jeri Slaughter and his co-workers, who have worked with Christina Aguilera before, will add the splendor to its performance. Now, let’s listen then fell into Xiah’s magical spell !
03. Set Me Free (Feat Bizzy)
The genre of ‘Set Me Free’ is Hands Up, an electro genre which is popular in Europe. Xia and Fraktal composed and wrote its lyrics together. With a high-tempo of Bpm 135, it is distinguished with an intoxicated repeated rhythm that will make the audience breathe along. The trance style of the synthesizer and the intense riff of rock guitar are mixed together into a club-beat. Plus, the chorus and main vocal will produce a dramatic voice-drama and add more briliance to the refrain.
04. No Gain
This is a gift track from JYJ’s member Kim Jaejoong in order to support Xia’s solo album. With a sweet melody flavored with a dance beat that create a R&B dance track, the song compliments more Xia’s singing ability. It is a polished song that expresses the loneliness after separation. Particularly, Kim Jaejoong participated directly in vocal directing and the chorus to show a close friendship.
05. I hate love
Kim Junsu worked with the composer Jeon Haesung for the first time in a standard slow song which shows his own capability and proves once again that he is the national best vocalist. With a dim piano theme over a bass clarinet riff, an addictive melody and touching lyrics combined together in an impressive ethnic ballad. Just like that, a musical masterpiece was created.
06.Around and around
With a combination of an oriental arranging style and electric musical instruments to create an established oriental feeling, this song takes a great part in contributing to the diversity of this album and shows another different musical sense of Xiah. Xiah’s husky yet mystical voice, a spendid string effect and beautiful lyrics about love are combined together and bring a beautiful impression to the listeners.
This track is the Korean version of ‘Intoxication’ which was at 2nd place on the Oricon chart on the first day being released in Japan. As a R&B song that acccentuates a sexy feeling, with a guitar rendition of guitarist Hong Junho in this Korean version, the song was reborn with a more fantastic feeling and excellent sound.
08. Breath (Feat.Double K)
Do you still remember JYJ’s strong dance song ‘Mission’? Let’s listen to Xiah’s ‘Breath’ which was created in the same strong theme. Xiah has composed this song as ‘Mission 2’ with string instruments and strong beat. Also, the talent Double K was featured in its rap part and added up a more manly effect to the song.
09. Although I know
As a collaboration between composer Kim Sejin and PJ, ‘Although I know’ has a sentimental vibe with beautiful piano melody and Xiah’s sad yet appealing voice mixed together. The song expresses the earnest feeling of a man who already knew about the separation but still appealed to reverse the decision.
10. Lullaby (Feat. Gecko of Dynamic Duo)
‘Lullaby’ is a soulful R&B song. Xiah composed it by himself and worked together with Fraktal to produce and create its lyrics. While the sweet and appealing vocal of Xiah on a groovy hip-hop downtempo beat is impressive, a vintage string-session and warm electric piano sound will make the listeners feel just like Xiah is singing a lullaby for them. Moreover, the famous hip-hop group Dynamic Duo’s Gecko will appear to feature in the rap part at the bridge of the song and double the dramatic sensiment of the song to a new level.
Having a electronic sound that was created by using repeatedly Synth bass and Portamento, ‘Fever’ was born in order to balance his passion for music and his powerful vocal. Particularly, while the repeated melody in the chorus is enough to stimulate the listener’s ears, his performance for this song on stage is also highly anticipated.
12.A dew-laden tree
This is a ballad song with a touch of pop. This song has a lyrical melody and sentimental lyrics that can express the full cability of the vocalist. Especially, its lyrics, which was written by Xiah, have some quotes from the lyrics of a song that was released when he was active in Japan ‘Because tomorrow will come’. The song uses a metaphor to capture his love toward the fans as the dew signifies the loved person and the tree represents the one who purely protects the dew.
translation : credit : Jane / Trang (@SweetieXiah)