The 2nd OST (original soundtrack) for tvN cable channel drama series Shut Up Flower Boy Band is released on February 13th, 2012, together with music videos at a later date.
Shut Up Flower Boy Band Jaywalking Chords
"Jaywalking" is the main soundtrack of "Shut Up: Flower Boy Band" and consists of retro shuffle rhythm with modern guitar effects harmonizing Sung Joon's charming low voice. The song is written and produced by famous music director Lee Jae Hak, who's behind the songs from movies "200 Pounds Beauty" and "Take Off".
MC asked "The airing of Shut Up Flower Boy Band ended in March this year. In the show, the band was named as [Eye Candy], what did you think about the name? " SungJoon answered "I felt pressure when I first heard [Eye Candy]. But as I read through the script, I thought the story of this drama looked very realistic and interesting. So I thought [Eye Candy] for the band name wasn't bad at all. Then as I heard of it, I got used to it."
SungJoon told us that the members of Eye Candy were of similar ages, so they spend the time together like friends. But the shooting was really hard as the schedule was very tight and it was very cold. When they had some break time, they couldn't play together, as they spend it instead sleeping as they had lack of sleep."
Then MC asked "JiHyuk who SungJoon acted was not only very popular with girls, but also abrupt, so cool when he stands on a stage... He is so much magnetic person. What do you think about JiHyuk?" "I envy someone like JiHyuk . Because he is blessed with talent. I think someone who can do well and be cool in what he has to do is really awesome." SungJoon answered.
As the second installation of tvN's Oh! Boy series ("Flower Boy Ramyun Shop" being the first), "Shut Up: Flower Boy Band" is the story of a high school rock band dealing with friendship, rivalry, romance and their passion for music. Lee Min-ki ("Really Really Like You"), takes a break from his real-life rock career to return to television for the first time since 2007 as Byung Hee, the leader and vocalist of Eye Candy. Other members include Kim Myung Soo, better known as L from the popular K-Pop group Infinite, Seong Joon (Lie To Me), and Yoo Min Kyu, from tvN's reality audition show, Flower Boy Casting: Oh! Boy.
Byung Hee (Lee Min-ki) is the crazy, free-spirited leader and vocalist of the popular underground rock group, Eye Candy. Joining him is Ji Hyuk (Seong Joon), chic Hyun Soo (L), playboy Ha Jin (Yoo Min-gyoo), silent Do Il (Lee Hyeon-jae) and baby-faced Kyung Jong. When their delinquent-ridden school is forced to close down, they debate whether it's even worth returning to high school at all. However, due to an outside confrontation with their new school's current ruling band, Strawberry Fields, Eye Candy decides to attend Jungsang High out of spite so they can rule the school once again.
"Shut Up: Flower Boy Band" is a music drama like you've never seen it before; relentless and highly stylized to the punk sentiment, these flower boys aren't trying to be your friendly, neighborhood idols.
This little tid-bit leads to the eventual destruction of the band as Eye Candy is basically ruined and HR refuses to comment on this scandal. Ji-hyuk pulls out the noble idiot move and forces Hyun-soo to leave the band so that at least he will have some sort of salvageable career after this debacle. Hyun-soos forced abandonment of the band leads to even more fragmentation of the group, eventual disbandment, the breakup of Su-ah and Ji-hyuk, and the burning of the Ji-hyuks guitar. Oh my poor achy breaky heart. But dont worry after moping and angsting throughout half of episode 15 Shil-ba returns with the news that Eye Candy has been offered a deal with a Japanese entertainment company where they have more chance to succeed. Hyun-soo quickly leaves the HR ship and rejoins Eye Candy and the boys make up and everythings sunshine and rainbows, until Ji-hyuk comes in with reality. He questions his friends’ willingness to commit to the band itself, aside from Hyun-soo and Ji-hyuk the rest of the band has interests in fields other than music; Ha-jin wants to become an actor, Kyu-Jong wants to start a business, and Do-il wants to do something other than a being celebrity and a gangster which leads him to academics. Ji-hyuk realizes that and he forces them to understand that it’s okay to be selfish and look to their own future because thats the most realistic thing to do. This leads to the finale of Shut Up: Flower Boy Band, with Ji-hyuk becoming Rock Kims grasshopper prodigy, Ha-jin pursuing an acting career and inspiring the Chwa in Cha Chi-soo from SUFBBs predecessor Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Kyu-jong becoming the next business mogul or at least on a path to it, Hyun-soo succeeding in his solo career, and Do-il becoming a nerd. It was a satisfying ending which had me in sniffles.
In fact I dont think Ive been this emotionally invested in a Korean drama since, well, since forever. It had me laughing, cooing at Kim Min-seok and his adorable accent, swooning (this is completely and utterly Sung Joons doing with Myung-soos smolder making a guest appearance), and crying. I cried at the end of episode 13 when both Ji-hyuk and Hyun-soo broke up and they were in tears. Seoulmates, I hadnt cried over a T.V. show since the Masters death in the Series 3 finale of Doctor Who and that had me bawling like a blubbering walrusit was not a pretty sight. This scene had me with tears down my face as I screamed at my computer screen in anguish. Thats how well the drama had me, an emotionally detached cyborg, invested.
What Shut Up: Flower Boy Band did was take five average boys, boys with back-stories and real life problemsnot of the psychotic chaebol mother variety and weaved them perfectly into the story. The characters were developed nicely, with each of the major characters having their flaws and attributes. Even the supposed antagonist of the play, Seung-hoon, wasnt hate-able. A little bland, yes, but not this evil devil from hell that I tend to see in some K-dramas. I also really liked how the romantic relationships, while they had a role in the plot and conflict, did not become the crux of the story itself. Mainly because none of the couples had good chemistry to begin with and the fact that if Myung-soo showed any sort of physical affection towards the opposite sex the Inspirits might collapse but thats just my theory.
Besides L’s story, the special episode will broadcast behind-the-scene stories regarding Sung Joon, and Cho Boa’s ‘rooftop kiss.’ It will also air the best and funny scenes that the actors chose. Not only that, the real nature of ‘Eye Purifiers,’ who was serious about their friendship and music, will be revealed.
A representative of the production company, Oh Boy Project, revealed, “It will provide entertainment to the viewers of Shut Up! Flower Boy Band by revealing many new sides of the actors.”
Which brings me to the fact that I loved how the title meshed into the drama so perfectly. Although the boys band name is Eye Candy, the band concept that agencies and media are placing on them as the flower boys, the pretty, well-behaved boys society adores, is rejected by the boys as they shout rebelliously, Shut Up. It was also symbolized when the boys reject the offer made by the Japanese agency. We see this kind of energetic rebellion, the courage as the boys struggle against the stuck-up rich adults, the harping media against Su Ah, and all these extraneous forces. When the boys skip school to visit Byung Hee, it just exudes the energy of youth, youth who are willing to step over the lines society places upon us. Its so refreshing to see these boys find their identity without anyone paving the path for them and see them still carry that youthful spunk that we lose later in our lives.
The writing does so well on multiple levels, with the flow of the plot, the character development, the moving dialogue, and the figurative undercurrent. Each major plot movement or even little details hold significance. The destruction of the basement room symbolizing the end of their career as the idols, as the boys only began practicing there to win the band competition. The arc of Eye Candy, as idols, not only presented the first obstacle to the boys friendship but showed their genuine resistance to society.
While I hoped for some more character development on Su Ah and Seung Hoon (Jung Eui Chul), whom I wished to see make amends with his friends and face the same tribulations the main characters did, I actually loved how the lovelines and the family background of Ji Hyuk was left open. Rather than trying to tie everything up in the last two episodes, they left it unresolved, problems for another day to solve. Because thats what reality truly is.
But Mom just says, Keep hating me, and live off that strengthLike he tells Hyun-soo, he got exactly what he wanted, and hes still not happy He tells her, You ditched me, so leave me aloneNo response when Ha-jin calls, or Do-il, or Kyung-jongHe calls Kyung-jong to tell him to get his butt back up to Seoul pronto, and shares the news about Ji-hyuk sending Hyun-soo away purposelyTheir companionship is perhaps worth more than Seung-hoon had deemed when he so coldly threw it away, saying that just because you spent time together doesnt make that time special
The production crew members said, We want to thank the staff and actors who have shot the series for three months. Even though we were sad about shooting the last episode, the actors who created a happy atmosphere. We want to thank the actors, staff members and the audience.
In the 15th episode of the series, which will air today at 11:00 p.m., the band members will decide whether they are going to be together or not. In the last episode, the members started misunderstanding and mistrusting each other because of the rumors.
The loveline between Hyun Soo-Yerim is an itch, that just keeps deteriorating, not helped with rumors of a kiss between the couple (Inspirits, Im joining you with my picket signs). I dont really see a purpose in Yerims role, other than a nice eye candy. Ha Jin and Hyun Soo never had any fights over Yerim because the rivalry between the two was ultimately over Hyun Soo leaving the band. In addition, Hyun Soo becomes distracted with Yerim. No, not saying hes distracted from his music career and that Im against celebrity relationships. But, if Hyun Soo was without Yerim, and had to face building his music career alone, without his friends encouragement or playful banter, that would only highlight the value of his friends to Hyun Soo more. How much his friends played a role in creating the musician, person, he is now.
And the most forlorn moment in the episode was Ji Hyuk, sitting alone in his basement with a hoodie, clutching his guitar. Although the burning-the-guitar moment was beautifully heartbreaking, that moment of vulnerability really emphasizes the ending of the episode. That hes all alone now and the only thing he can hold onto is his music. Sung Joon truly portrayed the little boy loneliness well, as Ji Hyuk is burdened by the role of leadership being forced onto him and he doesnt know how to piece the broken parts of the band together.