Kang Seung Yoon, Who Sings K-drama OSTs That Constantly Hit Right In The Feels
Without a doubt, versatile artist Kang Seung Yoon has one of the best vocals, not only in the K-Pop community, but in the entire music industry.
Kang Seung Yoon, prior to being WINNER’s leader and despite being the youngest, debuted as a solo artist under YG Entertainment eight years ago. Since his launch to stardom, he has dipped his toes in a lot of artistic endeavors and and has been very successful at it.
YOON has written and produced hit songs for WINNER and for himself. His first full album as a soloist surpassed 100,000 pre-order copies before its release on March 29, 2021. It has also topped iTunes Albums charts in 18 countries and also fared well in Korean music charts. He also recently flaunted his photographer skills as he became one of the artists featured in Korean Eye 2020: Creativity and Daydream exhibition under the name of Yooyeon.
Apart from these, Seung Yoon has also displayed his acting talent as he starred in a couple of web dramas and appeared in several television series. Having this multi-talented singer-songwriter in a drama, not only guarantees a memorable performance but some heart-rending soundtracks as well. In celebration of YOON’s 8th Solo Debut anniversary, we listed the songs he sang in the dramas he starred in.
Kang Seung Yoon and his Dramas Official Soundtracks
Kang Seung Yoon Sings We Broke Up OSTs
In 2015, YOON starred alongside Sandara Park in romance drama musical web series We Broke Up. The web drama is based on the webtoon of the same title that follows the story of Ji Won Young (YOON), the main singer of a band and aspiring musician and Noh Woo Ri (Sandara Park), a college student. As they try to figure things out, life and its challenges get in the way of their happiness and romance.
YOON sang three soundtracks for this web series, two of which he did together with Sandara Park namely “Two of Us” and “We Broke Up” as well as a solo titled “0 + 1”. All three OSTs encapsulate the emotions and struggles that two people in a relationship go through. From the strength and inspiration you get just by being with the person you love to the pain of longing for that same person when all of it is gone. It’s a pity that these OSTs were never released commercially/officially so we don’t have full versions of it (only previews) but you can check it out and the drama as well through YG Entertainment’s YouTube channel.
“You” – Love For A Thousand More OST
Kang Seung Yoon starred in another web series which aired the following year (2016), this time with a fantasy romance premise. Love For A Thousand More is about an immortal woman who got disillusioned by men, hence her aversion to love. Pyo Mi Jo (Hwang Seung Eon) is a 1000-year-old woman who believes that all men are scoundrels “one way or another” based on her experiences with love in her very long existence. Presently, she works as a Love Counselor and one day, she meets her new neighbor Yoo Joon Woo, a leader of a hip-hop crew.
“You” is a catchy song and combined with YOON’s voice, listeners could feel the emotions the lyrics want to convey. It is believable when you hear YOON sing the words that talk about changes and how things never remain the same. But despite all these, the one thing constant is the love that is you (lucky person). You can also watch the series on YG Entertainment’s YouTube channel.
“The Door” – Prison Playbook Soundtrack (2017)
Prison Playbook, as the title suggests, tells the stories of convicts, their families and the people who work inside a prison. One of the highest rated Korean series in cable TV history, Seung Yoon played a supporting but captivating role. With him in the cast it is inevitable for him to sing a soundtrack. YOON worked together with ZICO and bandmate MINO for the series’ OST. These three created a masterpiece with “The Door”.
YOON sang the chorus and the lines “Please have mercy oh God” hits different with his voice. You can feel the anguish, regret, frustration, confusion, and hope in the words. It would make you realize that people behind bars are humans too, that there is a story waiting to be told about them, they just need someone to listen.
“CAN YOU HEAR ME” – Kairos OST
It took three years for fans to hear another amazing K-Drama soundtrack from Kang Seung Yoon. In 2020, he starred in the MBC fantasy thriller Kairos alongside Shin Sung Rok, Lee Se Young, Ahn Bo Hyun and Nam Gyu Ri. Once again, YOON delivered with his acting and singing the drama’s OST.
“CAN YOU HEAR ME” is described as an “authentic rock ballad genre”. It highlighted YOON’s vocal prowess and ability to relay the necessary emotions. The song’s focus on the feelings of yearning and missing someone is magnified by YOON’s poignant rendition.
“Your Voice” – Voice 4 OST
YOON took part in the cast of the fourth season of the thriller procedural drama Voice. His contribution to the drama’s soundtrack is the song, “Your Voice”. This track reintroduced fans and non-fans alike to the rocker Kang Seung Yoon. The drama’s overall vibe is dark and gritty, and the OST is not far behind. “Your Voice”, with its melody and lyrics is as murky and desperate as the series. YOON’s powerful voice and ability to tell a story through songs, highlighted the confusion, desperation, and awareness that, though life gets chaotic at times, we have a reason to be hopeful.
Cheers to more years of good music, memorable drama projects, and captivating creative activities YOON! #HappyY8Niversary!
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