Some of the best news to reach me last week was that of a new release from Tearliner.
On October 22nd 열네 살 내 마음의 문 was released. At 23 tracks it counts as Tearliner’s 2.5 album while also doubling as the soundtrack for new MBC drama 4teen.
The drama is based on a Japanese novel telling the story of four 14-year-old boys. Child actor Chun Bo Geun is one of the stars and Cha Tae Hyun and Brown Eyed Girls‘ Narsha can both be spotted in the show.
The PD of 4teen is Lee Yoon Jung, responsible also for Taerung National Village, Coffee Prince and Triple where Tearliner has previously done work as music director. Plenty of reasons to be exited, that is. Unfortunately the release is just online, but I’ll be hoping that the 2 episode drama, broadcast October 19 & 26 at 24:05, will in retrospect become such a sensation that the only sensible thing to do is to also make a CD release with the soundtrack.
Tearliner’s 2.5 came only a few weeks after the release of the OST for Tearliner’s own travel book, 느린 청춘, 문득 떠남. The book itself was published already in October 2013, but the soundtrack wasn’t released until October 6th, 2014.
The book chronicles Liner’s journey through Spain, Portugal and Morocco during autumn 2009. Similarly the OST features 8 songs written during the trip, one of them actually being the demo version as it was recorded in Lagos. The release also comes with 2 bonus tracks: “Slow Sleep” that was recorded already in 2005 while Tearliner’s debut album was prepared; and “푸른 산책” that was used as the signature for a radio show hosted by actor Gong Yoo (공유가 기다리는 20시).
It appears this soundtrack too is only available in an online version, but if instead of getting the 348 page long hardcopy of the book you opt for the e-book version you should be able to listen along as you read.
I like his songs a lot <3