I was all looking forward to Lee Seung Gi‘s return to dramaland early next year with his fantasy sageuk when the boy up and snuck a mini-album drop on me this week. Sometimes it’s so refreshing to be pleasantly surprised, and to say the song and MV for Seung Gi’s first single off the mini-album is simply pleasant is an understatement. “Return” is a lovely melancholy ballad that complements Seung Gi’s delicious voice to perfection and suits this wonderful cold Fall atmosphere so well. Even better is getting teenage acting wunderkinds Kim Yoo Jung and Park Gun Tae to star as the teenage sweethearts in the MV. I shipped Kim Yoo Jung and Park Gun Tae’s characters so hard in May Queen (the adult versions were played by Han Hye Jin and Jae Hee), and I have to say their chemistry is still amazing even in the context of an MV.
It’s sort of ironic that currently we also have the other two teenage acting wunderkinds Yeo Jin Gu and Kim So Hyun angsting their hearts out on Missing You. As much as I appreciate Yeo Jin Gu, it’s actually Park Gun Tae that’s my teenage acting bias, especially since he keeps playing the younger versions of some of my favorite guys (Lee Jun Ki in Time Between Dog and Wolf, Yoo Seung Ho in Warrior Baek Dong Soo). This MV is therefore the perfect treat for me to liven up the senses from the recent steady diet of melodramas. Check out the MV and bask in Seung Gi’s voice while smiling through the cute high school crush moments between Park Gun Tae and Kim Yoo Jung. Both of them are also growing up so well! Sigh, Seung Gi is such a hyung/oppa now with so many youngsters coming after him.
Lee Seung Gi MV for “Return” starring Kim Yoo Jung and Park Gun Tae: