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[Exclusive] Interview with Producer Bruce "Automatic" Vanderveer: Working with XIA Junsu on "Uncommitted" and "Incredible"

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Back in the summer of 2012, many fans were excited to learn about the release of Junsu’s (XIAs) new English single album, “Uncommitted.” The album opened a new understanding towards the singer’s ability to digest and express different musical ranges. Many have wondered about the American producer behind the English song “Uncommitted”. The question might have occurred again this past summer, when the same producer of “Uncommitted” had worked with Junsu to create the song “Incredible,” the Korean and English title song featuring Quincy Brown in Junsu’s second solo album.

American producer Bruce “AutomaticVanderveer, CEO of InRage Entertainment, is the mastermind behind “Uncommitted” and “Incredible,” two completely opposite styled songs that managed to fit perfectly with Junsu’s vocals. While “Uncommitted” will make you shed tears as you grasp the heart-wrenching lyrics, Incredible will make you throw away the tear-moistened tissue as you dance along to the upbeat rhythm. 

Despite his busy schedule, I had the opportunity to interview producer Bruce “Automatic” in obtaining the exclusive scope of what it was like to work with Junsu, as well as what the processes of creating two incredible hit songs entailed when working in the realm of K-Pop as an American music producer. Having worked with world famous singers such as Michael Jackson and Christina Aguilera, producer Automatic provides a musical perspective to K-Pop that leads the way for Korean pop to be identified as a world renowned genre.

K-Pop Review: Uncommitted by XIA Junsu
K-Pop Review: Uncommitted By Xia Junsu

K-Pop Review: Uncommitted by XIA Junsu

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Junsu stands out with Uncommitted.This is his first real attempt at doing something for international fans, and American fans it does standout among the other K-Pop acts trying to do the same thing. Rather than promoting himself with a typical dance hit, he is using his strongest skill, his voice, to put his foot in the door, which feels like something much of the American audience will gravitate towards.

MV “Uncommitted” of JYJ Junsu ranks 1st on China’s YinYueTai Chart
Mv “Uncommitted” Of Jyj Junsu Ranks 1St On China’S Yinyuetai Chart

MV “Uncommitted” of JYJ Junsu ranks 1st on China’s YinYueTai Chart

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It is hard to access YouTube in China, so YinYueTai Chart is the most reliable way to see which music videos are trending. Also, “Tarantallegra” is ranked 7th even though three months have passed since its release so we can truly feel Junsu’s popularity,” C-JeS Entertainment said.

With the release of his first solo album in May, the JYJ member reached massive success as a solo singer and became an international star by ranking on music charts in America, Germany, Chile, and China. His single ‘Uncommitted’ has also proven to be a success by ranking first on Korean music charts and on Japan’s iTunes.

He’s currently preparing for a world tour starting in New York on August 30th, after which he will continue onto other venues in North America, South America, and Europe.

Eat Your Kimchi Reviews Xia Junsu's "Uncommitted"

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This week for Music Monday, Simon and Martina reviewed Xia Junsus Uncommitted.

They thought that the song was a really solid pop ballad track with a North American styled music video. Junsu looks stylish and mature in the video, and it fits the concept very well. One of their complaints about the video is the use of too many lens flares.

Be sure to check out their site at //www.eatyourkimchi.com for more reviews and their awesome adventures in Korea. You can also vote for which song they will review next week.

Lost In Translation: XIA’s “Uncommitted” MV

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Singers have been singing in foreign languages for ages, and the dilemma of expressing oneself fully through words in an unfamiliar language is one that plagues almost any classical singer. This dilemma is magnified even greater in pop music, where music videos and performances require the artist to act out the lyrics of his song, even if the lyrics are in a language he cannot understand. There are a number of ways that the Uncommitted video could have turned out to be an awkward, out of place mess; the inclusion of Junsu, blue hair, English, and ladieeeez in the same video almost guarantees that. But despite these obvious doubts, Junsu managed to make it all work; not even the sight of Junsu grinding up on four different girls made me flinch even once. Junsu and the production staff did everything right in producing Uncommitted, but the end product still felt incomplete, incongruent, and unsatisfyingall because of the language barrier. Its something thats worth keeping in mind as more and more K-pop artists are producing material in foreign languages. When it comes to foreign language releases, pronunciation is a rather trivial point to pick on, particularly when the linguistic barrier at large is what holds the greatest potential for damage.

Nevertheless, I commend the amount of effort and dedication shown in Uncommitted. As aforementioned, the principal fault with Uncommitted is something that mostly lay out of the control of artist and staff alike. I dont doubt that a Korean version of Uncommitted would be volumes better, but considering all that Uncommitted has done right, theres enough reason to be happy with whats been put in front of us.

JYJ Junsu's "Uncommitted" MV Ranks Number 1 on Music Site

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Junsu's previous album, Tarantallegra, broke the record for record sales and was seen on the U.S., China, German and Chile Charts as well. His new english single has also ranked number one on Japan iTunes as well as various music sites.

JYJ’s Junsu releases MV for “Uncommitted”

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Uncommitted is an urban pop and mid-tempo number sung entirely in English. The music video was directed by Marc Klasfield, who worked with prominent pop artists like Beyonce, Eminem, Jay-Z and Far East Movement. Also involved was the creative director Ray.

Junsu Releases First English Single "Uncommitted" Music Video

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Junsu's agency stated today, "Junsu's first english single has been released today. He has worked with many world famous staff members for this album. He has ranked number 1 on Bugs and Cyworld after its release at 12 PM today."

With his world tour coming up, he worked with Sony Music Producer Automatic to create this new song, "Uncommitted." His music video was also filmed by a world famous director, Marc Klasfeld.

His other song, "Tarantallegra" has been re-edited and added to this single as well. He has switched the lyrics to english and changed the sound for a more oriental mood.

XIA Junsu raises the heat with ‘Uncommitted’ full MV
Xia Junsu Raises The Heat With ‘Uncommitted’ Full Mv

XIA Junsu raises the heat with ‘Uncommitted’ full MV

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‘Uncommitted’ music video was taken in Los Angeles and now you can enjoy the result in C-Jes Entertainment’s Youtube channel. The single album releases on August 17th where beside ‘Uncommitted’, there will be ‘Tarantallegra’ English version included in this album.

Kim Junsu release English single, "Uncommitted"

Music News via koreaboo.com

On August 17th at noon, JYJ's Kim Junsu released his first solo English single, "Uncommitted." In addition to releasing the single, he also released the title track's music video, which was directed by Marc Klasfeld and Ray Yeom.

Instead of releasing a repackaged album for his first solo album, "TARANTELLEGRA," Kim Junsu decided to go with an English single. Working with Bruce "Automatic" Vanderveer, who has previously worked with Christina Aguilera, Wanted and Leona Lewis, Kim Junsu sang the beautiful track "Uncommitted."