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Graduated from Berklee College of Music and Jaeha Yoo Competition… “I even thought about quitting while filming.”

Hong Isaac

Hong Isaac

(Seoul = Larose.VIP) Reporter Jae-seo Choi = Graduated from Berklee College of Music, Jae-ha Yoo received a bronze medal in the music competition and won the final prize in the audition program.

Contrary to his seemingly brilliant career, singer-songwriter Lee Isaac Hong’s past 10 years have been a series of choices to survive.

“With 77 participants sitting like that, I thought, ‘Should I stop making music?’ I can’t believe I have to be evaluated again….”

Hong Isak, whom we met at the Larose.VIP headquarters in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 7th, said that the first round of JTBC’s ‘Sing Again Season 3’ was the most difficult moment he had experienced in his life as a singer.

He took on the challenge of changing his ambiguous position as a singer and the reality of still having to worry about money, but the audition he faced 10 years after his debut was different.

As he went through the subsequent rounds, he felt anxious that “the bottom had been revealed”, but he persisted with the mindset of “I will find a piece of gold even if I have to dig all night long.”

As a result, his autobiographical story of being rescued from a miserable life, wandering and loneliness that anyone can relate to, became his strength.

After appearing on the program, he said, “I have definitely become stronger,” and “After climbing over a difficult mountain, I gained confidence and my self-esteem went up.”

Hong Isaac

Hong Isaac

Hong Isak, who is now referred to as a ‘singer without an expiration date’ and ‘an anxious singer’, has never had an easy time.

Due to lack of living expenses, he returned to Korea a year after entering Berklee College of Music, and won the bronze medal in the Yoo Jae-ha contest after three moves. He even entered the ‘Top 4’ on JTBC’s band formation program ‘Super Band’, but public interest quickly cooled.

“Right after Super Band, we held a concert with about 500 seats. But after the coronavirus, it’s difficult to even fill 200 seats. I’m thinking, ‘What did I do wrong?’ I feel sorry to the fans as I can feel it going down little by little… .”

It was also practical problems that pushed him to work at the broadcasting station again. “There is a big gap between those who are successful and those who are not. Unless you are a reasonably successful band, you have to make extra income.”

He confessed that no matter how hard he struggled, he ended up having to worry about next month’s rent, and that he was the son who couldn’t give his parents a penny of pocket money during the holidays.

Hong Isaac

Hong Isaac

Despite this anxiety, he had a reason to hold on to music. Simply because he has so much fun making songs.

“I lived in Papua New Guinea when I was in the 4th to 6th grades of elementary school, and the brass band was compulsory at school. I had great joy in harmonizing and harmonizing. When I came to Korea, it was not easy to play the saxophone, so I started playing the guitar as an escape. “

Then he realized that composing music was also a way to connect with people, which led him to go to music school.

His pure love for music became the driving force that allowed him to constantly present new music even during difficult times.

Perhaps that’s why the mini-albums ‘Even after time passes’ in 2015, ‘Little things you don’t want to miss’ in 2019, and ‘Everland’ in 2023, which were released after the debut song ‘Spring’ in 2014, give the impression of being beautiful without any pretense.

Hong Isaac

Hong Isaac

He, who is still working to release a new song as soon as possible, said, “It seems like there are more autobiographical songs,” and “I want to maintain that trend.” He also said that he would not necessarily deny the emotions he felt from moment to moment but would express them through music.

When asked if it was burdensome to show his personal feelings, he said, “For me, the biggest deviation is late-night movies. I think, ‘How much can a person like me go beyond the bounds of talking about what’s on his mind?’ and ‘Let’s just live as I am.'”

In the future, his biggest wish as a singer-songwriter is to remain unchanged and maintain his current form.

“I want it to be like the countryside. Unchanging, comfortable, and warm. I think that’s the motto of life that runs through me.”

acui721@yna.co.kr

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