30 K-pop artists will unite and sing “Sangnoksu” as a support for the current COVID-19 battle. Korean portal “The Fact”, reported.
Popular music industry figures will gather together and record “Sangnoksu” (Evergreen Tree), produced by Kim Hyeong Suk.
Artists include Super Junior Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung (KRY). Red Velvet Joy and Yeri, Brown Eyed Girls’ Jea, as well as soloists Baek Ji Yong, Kim Feel and Ha Dong Hyun.
Furthermore, TXT, Laboum, EXID Solji, Oh My Girl Yooa, SES Bada, B1A4 Sandeul and Tiger JK are also revealed to participate. More artists are expected to partake.
Initially sung by Yang Hee Eun way back 1979. The song’s original title was “The Pine Needle on the Wild Plain”. In 1993, singer and songwriter Kim Min Ki re-recorded the song and renamed it to “Evergreen Tree”.
The song became a symbol of hope and courage since South Korea’s financial crisis in 1997. A year after that, “Sangnoksu” was also played during legendary golfer, Park Seri’s win in the Women’s US Open.
It gathered a lot of cultural significance during times of need, especially for the older demographics.
Through Sangnoksu, the artists yearn to spark optimism during the hard times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The singers plan to release and record the song this month. Also, a behind-the-scenes music video is expected to be released as well. The song will be distributed free of charge.