Original Post : http://blog.naver.com/siwoo_kim/120162450009
Title : June 19, 2012 – Han Geng’s 2nd Album & Concert Tour Conference -寒更(Hope in the Darkness)
Author: Si Woo Kim
Translated by: One Pine Tree
This video was released on the eve of Conference:
Although it is a short video of 20 seconds and with a few words of monologue, the overall concept of the 2nd album Han Geng tries to pass through was unreservedly expressed.
“In life, there are many impossibilities.
But you should not shrink back out of fear nor give up to shun criticism.
Bravely challenge and express yourself!
Music will free us.
July, the light from polar nights breaks the darkness and regain the light.
I, is Han Geng.”
The last statement ” I is Hangeng.” The previously released promotional video ended with this statement as well. He has used this statement more and more often. I felt this statement became a symbol of promoting his album and transformed to a new brand. I am feeling very proud of him.
The last Chinese four letters are translated into “Break Darkness and Regain the Light.”
In order to explain this statement, I have to explain first the concept of polar night (極夜).
“極夜” – polar nights without the midnight sun
Then, what about “寒更”?
“寒更” refers to the first moment when a glimmer reveals right before the dawn at the end of a long dark.
Interestingly, Chinese pronunciations for both “寒更” and “韓庚 (Han Geng)” are same.
In the world of the darkness with a gleam of hope in life, a fighter without losing the fighting spirit to fight for the light. This is the name of Han Geng’s 2nd album/Concert, 寒更, the same pronuicatino of “Han Geng.” This name reflects Han Geng’s determination that he will never give up his own belief and commitment no matter how hard and difficult the incoming ordeals are.
Han Geng is now moving forward, little by little, in order to pioneer a new way in his life.
Although it has been a few days since the new song was released, his song is ranking the tops in the various charts.
One day before Conference, on June 18, Han Geng’s Weibo:
“寒更, with the name of the light, send a tribute to the soul that will not compromise forever. On June 19, 2012, please meet the world of 寒更 at the HanGeng’s 2nd album/concert Conference.”
寒更 was referred to “the soul that will not compromise forever” by Han Geng.
This 2nd album may be more important than the first one to him.
If he insists on uncompromising soul enough to decide “寒更” as the title for his 2nd album, I as a Geng Fan have to endure all those ridiculous slanders toward him and cheer and support him.
This is Han Geng’s Photo Book:
The design came out so clean and beautiful, so I was very impressed at the first look of this photo book. In addition, “Hope in Darkness” printed in English made me thrilled.
Album, photo book, and any other products related to the 2nd album are associated with this statement.
And some of nice pictures of Han Geng at Conference:
And a sneak preview of his photo album: Two Shots!
Ah…… He is so attractive!!
When am I going to get his photo book!!!!