Do you believe in magic?
netflixthe newest K-drama project from, The sound of magicinvites audiences to whimsical wonderlands and weirdness across its 6 episodes.
As a pioneering miniseries for its individualistic genre of fantasy musicals, the star-studded series has undoubtedly captured the attention of theatergoers at all levels.
Featuring the likes of Ji Chang-Wook, Choi Seung-Eunand Hwang In Yeob, The sound of magic tells the story of a struggling college student’s fatal encounter with a mysterious magician whose eccentricities and tricks provide an escape from the harsh realities of life. Along the way, the couple find solace and warmth in each other, speaking directly to each individual’s wonderful inner child.
Developed from the original webtoon, Annarasumanara, the magical TV series tops the manhwa by injecting incredible visuals, helmed by the power of CGI. Moreover, the major adaptation allowed viewers to dive deep into the fictional world beyond the webtoon’s restrictive panels, thanks to its impressive musical soundtrack that left little to be desired.
Therefore, to reminisce and feel the childish beats of the evoked drama once again, here are the most memorable songs of The sound of magic.
Magic in you – Ji Chang Wook, Sondia, Ye. Z, Lee Yeseul
If there was a track to encompass the energy of this K-drama as a whole, magic in you would definitely be everyone’s first choice. Packed with swing and a stylistic undertone of bossa nova, the song captures the seething adrenaline you feel in your stomach as a magic show unfolds.
In addition, actor Ji Chang-Wook has already dabbled in musical theater and said that he will work a lot with the production team on “how to express the emotions of the characters at the time when there is a transition to the music in the room”. ”
I mean it – Hwang In-Yeob
After gaining worldwide attention for her vocals in her earlier work, ‘true beauty‘, Hwang In-Yeob had fans eager to hear more of his melodic voice. Fortunately, The sound of magic represented the perfect opportunity.
In the drama, In-Yeob is joined by lead actress, Choi Sung Eun, where their boring library session is enhanced by the acoustic track. Likewise, the song reveals the reforming powers of music in the face of life’s difficulties.
Have a good night – Choi Sung Eun, Hong Jung-min
When asked about her experience working on the soundtrack, Sung Eun happily remarked that the lyricism gave her additional insight into how to play the character of Ah-yi. As a rather dark character going through a tumultuous chapter in her life, Sung Eun managed to overcome the difficulty with her “light bulb” moment when she conveys her emotions through singing.
Essentially, ‘Good night‘ depicts the character’s all-consuming loneliness and despair in his situation, turning the ballad into a heartwarming and relevant ballad for viewers going through a difficult time.
Fantasy – Lee Chi-Hoon
Dynamic and optimistic, Fancy by lyricist Lee Chi-Hoon, is one of the few fast-paced songs on the soundtrack. Music director Park Sung-Il shared that he “limited and minimized speed numbers for fantasy scenes and arranged ambient music for emotional scenes.”
Aptly titled, this track brings together various singers to create a colorful electronic track for the magical fantasy scenes.
Fantasy – English Group Version – Sondia, 남종
While the Korean version is undoubtedly a better live voice and stamina show, FancyThe English band’s version displays the true potential of the thrilling song with its studio version. Plus, it’s the go-to version for international fans who want to karaoke without having to search for the romanized lyrics.
Have you heard this rumor? – 김선경
Simply presenting the lyrical soundtracks of this musical masterpiece would be absolutely criminal so here is the mystical melody of Did you hear that rumor presented to the public by the composer Kim Sunkyung.
Perfectly capturing the mystery and dark side of the elusive magician played by Ji Chang-Wook, this track harnesses chiming sounds and string sounds to juxtapose the innocence and lightheartedness of his character as well as the many rumors he is in. envelope.