Posted by : TeamNH
Dvwn started his musical career as an indie soloist working independently. He artfully reinvents the genres as his own with his unique capacity to express emotions and breathy tone which is best suited to the theme. You can hear him singing many genres but he mostly leans towards R&B, indie pop, and lo-fi jazz. Dvwn became the first musician to sign with Zico’s label KOZ Entertainment in 2019. In addition to his own music, he’s previously worked on songs with artists like EXO’s Chanyeol, GFRIEND, Kang Daniel, Eric Nam, and Babylon.
Dvwn made his comeback with ‘FREE FLIGHT’ , seven months after the release of Dvwn Defibrillation, Vol.3 in June 2020, where he showed his musical talent through this series. He also composed the songs for the album Series Dvwn Defibrillation all by himself. It was nicknamed ‘Awakening at dawn’ and he was also recognized as ‘Genius of feelings’. Dvwn and his music speaks and hence, we were eagerly for another masterpiece . On a side note, this is his first comeback after Koz Entertainment was announced to be a subsidiary of Big Hit Entertainment. Read on to know what we think of his new music video.
The MV ‘FREE FLIGHT’:
The Music Video begins with Park Shin Hye and she can be seen in a warm and cozy room, playing with a paper airplane followed by a beautiful transition in the scene between the paper plane and actual flight. There are classical elements and soft piano tones to it and hence, that gives the MV a beautiful and a soothing look.
The scene moves on back to Shin Hye skipping down a road with a spring in her step and the brightest smile on her face.
Further, more graphical elements can be seen in the MV like paper boat, clouds, and traffic lights with scene cuts that take you back and forth from home to flight.
Dvwn can also be seen alternatively in the scenes sitting in the flight in the opposite lane of Shin Hye.
Shin Hye later can be seen disappointed as she rolls down the 8-Ball towards him which just ends up as a miss.
The scene continues with her getting disappointed as she couldn’t find him on the flight. Later the scene jumps from the seatbelt scene from him being next to her.
At the end of the scene, you can see a tv set having text “Things I have secretly kept for myself”.
The scene then ends with DVWN heading back home and flying paper planes.
Our take on the MV:
The new MV ‘FREE FLIGHT’ conveys empathy and warmth to the listeners, through the impressive soulful lyrics and the delicate beautiful vocals of Dvwn. The song shows a beautiful mix between jazz and pop incorporating his signature sounds and hence, making it into the sweetest melody. The cherry on top for this MV is Shin Hye’s acting skills and appearance as the teaser itself caught the eyes of many fans before its release. The MV’s storyline is about the anticipation of love between two people and shows the past and present of the duo. In the MV DVWN talks about a dream island that is empty with only a paper plane there for her and hinting her not to worry and fall asleep. Further, Shin Hye can be seen thinking of Dvwn in every step she takes. We can also see jump cuts between the MV giving us a hint about the past and the present in reality or imagination. It’s those little things that you do even though you’re not around the person who you love the most and the words that you would want to hear.
The ‘FREE FLIGHT’ lyrics also gives us a feeling of love and care as the song revolves around how the other person is encouraged to not hold anything back and to open up and tell everything. The lyrics also makes one feel ensured that even if they go to do the things that they want to, when they come back, the place that they held will always be empty and hence they should not worry and have a safe flight. The word ‘Safe flight’ in the lyrics plays an important role in the song as the word might be simple to read but gives out a warm feeling that shows care.
The MV also has various classical and creative elements guiding the viewers through the storyline giving us a hint connected between the past and present and how he makes her feel safe while not being there.
The MV along with the song ‘FREE FLIGHT’ takes you to another world with all the sentimental tones and falsetto. The jazz beats are soft and delicate and soothing to ears makes you want to be at a jazz bar and watch the live event at open mic nights, while you sway your head to the music. The MV leaves a question at the end was it real or an imaginative place. What do you think? leave your comments below.
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If you’re a fan of versatile Korean music, you might have definitely heard his song, ‘Being Left’ with Zico or ‘Fairy’ or even ‘Last’ and if you’re a KDrama fan, you must have heard him when listening to the OST ‘No Problem’ from the drama, ‘The Uncanny Counter’ or you might have seen Park Shin Hye featured in his latest music video, ‘Free Flight’.
Soundcloud has been a big platform for various artists around the world, both popular and rising and this platform holds the stories of many world famous artists who initially started there including Dvwn’s musical journey. He gathered a lot of attention on Soundcloud and is known for his soothing melodies that are self-written and composed and this caught the attention of one of the biggest South Korean rapper, Zico. Dvwn is now signed with Zico’s KOZ Entertainment, a subsidiary of HYBE Corporation (formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment).
Dvwn has not only made music for his fans but he has also worked with various artists. Dvwn has worked with EXO’s Lay Zhang and Chanyeol, separately for ‘Mapo Tofu’ and ‘SSFW’. He further participated in SHINee’s ‘Heart Attack’ from their recent album, ‘Love Yourself’ by Eric Nam, Babylon’s ‘Karma’, and had also featured in Kang Daniel’s track ‘Movie’. Dvwn has also received IU’s appreciation for his cover songs.
What we love the most about Dvwn is how he effortlessly shifts genre and makes it his own. Dvwn cannot be classified as one genre of artist and that is why, it is best to understand his style of music by listening to his music because he creates a genre of his own. But if we have to categorise him, then it would be ‘Versatile’. Ahead of his EP ‘It’s Not Your Fault’ releasing on the 14th of April, we got to speak with Dvwn. Read on to know about his musical journey, his inspirations, the upcoming EP and more, including a special message for his Indian fans.
Namaste Hallyu (NH): First of all, congratulations! You came back with a new single ‘Free Flight’ and it has been well received. What does the song ‘ Free Flight’ mean to you ? You have also mentioned that it was written and recorded two-three years ago, is ‘Free Flight’ in any way different from your album series ‘Dawn Defibrillation’- lyrically and musically?
Dvwn: Thank you very much! I tried to express a journey of flying into one’s dream to tell things that I wouldn’t be able to tell in reality, and then flying back to reality with clearer conscience with ‘Free Flight’. A friend of mine who is a producer wrote the song as an instrumental track, which we rearranged to complete it as it is now. This song was supposed to be one of the tracks in ‘Dawn Defibrillation’ and you will find many similarities but on the other hand, the topic of the lyrics and the genre form are quite different. ‘Free Flight’ is a song where I tell a story in a more calm manner.
NH: You have been giving us so many amazing songs. What is your process when you’re writing a song? Any musical artist/art in general that has a major influence on your style?
Dvwn: The music writing process differs for each song. I sometimes stumble across a word in my daily life and start from that word and sometimes I get inspired by a book. Most of the time, I start by just sitting down in a chair. The artists that influences me the most, changes all the time and recently, I’ve been most inspired by films directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
NH: It has been two years since you released your first self-produced album, ‘Panorama’ and ‘Fairy’ still remains as your most streamed song from that album and since then, it has been a journey of so many amazing songs. Which is your favorite work so far?
Dvwn: My favorite work changes all the time. I always find myself liking the most recently written song the most and I believe that many artists would relate to that. Of all the released songs, I like ‘Free flight’ the most. It must be because I prefer calmer music nowadays.
NH: You mentioned in a previous interview about how The Black Skirts is one of your favorite musician, have you ever thought of a possible collaboration and how do you think it will turn out?
Dvwn: I do like The Black Skirts very much but a collaboration is a very difficult process. I feel that it would be better to keep my favorite artist as the favorite artist and nothing more but if I were to collaborate with him, I think the song will turn out to be a very rocking one.
NH: You have never been bounded by a single genre and in the past, you had mentioned that you would like to try ‘Gospel’ music, is that still the same or is there any particular genre that you want to try?
Dvwn: Yes, I still want to try Gospel music someday, as the majestic feel of the genre can’t be replaced by any other. Other than Gospel music, I would love to try to write psychedelic or alternative rock music.
NH: ‘Dawn Defibrillation’ has continued as a series and you have also expressed that it will be finalized as an EP or LP. So can we expect it in the near future?
Dvwn: I have currently pushed the project to a later time, and am focusing on the upcoming album. As it is a series, I feel that I would need more time to think about it. It will happen when the time is right.
NH: You had shared a snippet in your Instagram Story which seemed like a demo of ‘Free Flight’ but in English. If it is the English version, we were wondering if your fans would get a chance to listen to it.
Dvwn: It’s actually not an English version, but a demo with rough melody guides. I normally sing in gibberish English when I’m writing the melodies, and it must have sounded like an English version. I would love to release an English version if the meaning of ‘Free Flight’ can be translated into English without losing its meaning.
NH: You have recently sung the OST, ‘No Problem’ for the K-Drama ‘The Uncanny Encounter’ and it has been wonderfully received. How was the experience? If we are not wrong, isn’t this your first OST? In addition, is there an OST of any Drama or Movie in particular that you like a lot?
Dvwn: Yes, it was my first time, and it was a very unique experience. I have never had anyone direct me in the recording process and so, it was awkward at first but I enjoyed the experience. I love the OST of Reply 1988, “A Little Girl” sung by Oh Hyuk.
NH: We heard that your new EP ‘It’s not your fault’ will be released soon. As it’s the first record after signing with KOZ Entertainment, we are wondering what kind of story it contains. Could you give us a spoiler before it’s released?
Dvwn: I think the listeners would find the album quite heavy overall. It contains many feelings and stories and its difficult to explain in a short sentence, but I would say the main keywords are sadness and loneliness. You will know what I mean when you listen to it. To spoil it a little, the album consists of songs with many different genres. Please don’t miss out on ‘It’s not your fault’.
NH: Lastly, any message for your Indian fans and what to expect from you?
Dvwn: Thank you so much for listening to my music. I have been working hard to present good music to you. My new EP ‘It’s not your fault’ will release soon, so please look forward to it! Thank you so much again for all the love!
Dvwn has an intense passion for music and sheds light on the importance of fans being able to resonate with his music. We are very happy to have interviewed such a versatile artist who produces fervent music and we are grateful to Dvwn and KOZ Entertainment for the opportunity. We look forward to all the new music and we hope to see him perform in India, someday.
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