Tribute to Yoo Jae Ha with Yoo Jae Ha Music contestants


The same people that record the Tribute90 series, where k-indie artists cover 90s k-pop songs, also has another tribute series going under the name Tribute 유재하. As the name states it’s a tribute to the late Yoo Jae Ha – sometimes dubbed the Jeff Buckley of Korea – who died in a car accident at the age of 25 shortly after releasing his first album, 사랑하기 때문에.

In his honor the Yoo Jaeha Music Contest singer/songwriter competition has been running annually since 1989 and throughout the years several noteworthy acts have participated. Nine out of those took part in the Tribute 유재하 project, covering one Yoo Jae Ha song and singing one song of their own. The videos were all posted on YouTube a couple of weeks ago:

1. Haneul (21st): 사랑하기 때문에 [유재하] + Life is Wonderful
2. Oh Ji Eun (17th): 그대 내 품에 [유재하] + 넌 나의 귀여운
3. Dr. Gimmm (18th): 텅빈 오늘밤 [유재하] + That’s Very Hot
4. Jung Soo Kyung (21st): 가리워진 길 [유재하] + 옆집 고양이
5. Winter Garden (17th): 내 마음에 비친 내 모습 [유재하] + Winter Story
6. Buffalo Package (20th): 그대 내 품에 [유재하] + Superhero
7. Ha You Jin (18th): 가리워진 길 [유재하] +
8. Choi In Young (16th): 우리들의 사랑 [유재하] + Way Home
9. One More Chance (21st): 우울한 편지 [유재하] + 널 생각해