For those of you who’ve picked up a copy of Basic Strategy, Johnnyphlo’s debut full length album, you may have heard the song 내 안에 있으니 [03.03.09] produced by Sam Ock. If you understand Korean, you should already have a pretty good idea what the track’s about. If you haven’t had the opportunity to pick up the album and/or you don’t understand Korean then you may be interested in hearing the story behind the track.
In a short but poignant blog post Johnnyphlo wrote the following:
Exactly a year ago (March 2, 2009 in America, March 3, 2009 in Korea), I lost my best friend.
Miss you, dad.
This song is the narrative of his father’s passing and how he’s dealt with the loss of family. He’s provided the English translation in the following video. This is one of my favorite tracks from his album, certainly not because of the subject matter but because it’s so bone chilling real and honest. It’s hard to know exactly what Johnnyphlo went through but this track gives you a glimpse.
RIP to his father and much love and respect to JP and his family.