The K-Drama A Korean Odyssey
A Korean Odyssey (화유기; Romanized: Hwayugi) is a South Korean fantasy television series starring Lee Seung-gi, Cha Seung-won, Oh Yeon-seo, Lee Hong-gi, and Jang Gwang. The drama series is a reinterpretation of the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” set in the present day and having a romantic-fantasy twist. The genres of the series are fantasy, romance, comedy, and horror.
Watching the drama series is not fully complete if you’re not listening to the Original Sound Track (OST) of the drama. Here’s the list of Hwayugi’s OST that you should listen to and put on your playlist. Check it out!
NU’EST W – Let Me Out
Nu’est W was the second sub-unit of the South Korean boy group, NU’EST. The members of the group are JR, Aron, Baekho, and Ren. Another of the group’s members, Minhyun, wasn’t with the group at the time, because he was promoting with Wanna One during that period. On December 23, 2017, NU’EST W contributed to the soundtrack of A Korean Odyssey with the song Let Me Out. It was their first Korean drama song since their debut days.
Let Me Out was written by JR and 12월 32일 (December 32nd), and composed and arranged by Taebong Lee. The song was included in the album: A Korean Odyssey (화유기) OST Part 2.
Bumkey – When I Saw You
Bumkey (범키) is a South Korean R&B singer. He debuted in 2010 with musical acts as part of the hip-hop duo 2winS. He is currently a member of the Korean hip-hop and R&B quartet Troy.
When I Saw You was released on January 6, 2018. The song was written and composed by Kako and Long Cnt, and is included in album: A Korean Odyssey (화유기) OST Part 2.
Melomance – I Will Be By Your Side
MeloMance (멜로망스) is a South Korean duo. They debuted with Sentimental on March 10, 2015. Melomance consists of Kim Min-seok (김민석) as vocalist and Jeong Dong-hwan (정동환) as pianist. They received public attention for their single Gift (선물), which was released in 2017. The song has surpassed 2,500,000 sales and ranked #2 on the charts.
MeloMance sang an OST for the drama. I Will Be By Your Side is one of the songs that MeloMance had sung. The song was written by Kim Min Seok, composed by MeloMance, and arranged by Jeong Dong Hwan. The song was released on January 13, 2018, and was included in the album: A Korean Odyssey (화유기) OST Part 3.
Suran – Back
Shin Su-ran (신수란), famously known as Suran (수란), is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and record producer. She is also known by the stage names Elena and Baily Shoo. She was born on July 15th, 1986, and debuted on July 9th, 2014, with the release of the single I Got A Feeling. She debuted as part of the duo Lodia.
I’ll Be Fine (뒷모습) is an OST track recorded by Suran. It was released on January 20, 2018, by CJ E&M. The song was included in the album: A Korean Odyssey (화유기) OST Part 4. It was written by Armadillo, and composed & arranged by Armadillo and Humbert.
AOA’s Jimin & Yuna, feat. N.Flying’s Hweesung – If You Were Me
If You Were Me is a rhythmic song with positive lyrics that reflects the pain of people who get affected by what others say to them. Jimin demonstrates her unique rapping talents and Yuna charms us with her beautiful voice. Hweesung also brings some impressive harmonization in the song.
니가 나라면 (If You Were Me) is an OST track recorded by AOA’s Jimin and Yuna, featuring Hweesung of N.Flying. It was released on January 27, 2018. The song was included in album: A Korean Odyssey (화유기) OST Part 5. The song was written by Armadillo and AOA’s Jimin, and composed & arranged by Armadillo.