Ailee shared her thoughts on her newest track “Shine.”
“Shine” is a track Ailee wrote in collaboration with MeloMance member Jung Dong Hwan on the KBS music variety show “Hyena on the Keyboard.” Ailee penned the lyrics and co-wrote the song with Jung Dong Hwan.
“Hyena on the Keyboard” is a reality music show-cumentary that follows artists known for producing music and shows the process of them creating new music with other artists. The artists then perform a completed track on the show, which is later released. The show first premiered as a Chuseok special last fall and became a part of regular programming in March.
On the March 9 episode, Ailee and Jung Dong Hwan completed their track and performed it for the first time on the show. The MCs and other artists watched in awe as Ailee put on a powerful performance of the touching song. After the track was released, Ailee posted a screenshot of its lyrics and shared her thoughts in Korean and English on Instagram.
The artist thanked her fans for inspiring her and dedicated the song to them with love.
여태까지 에일리라는 가수를 항상 응원해주시고 믿어주시고 예쁘게 봐주실때 마다 너무나 감사했습니다. 매번 그렇게 저에게 큰 행복과 복을 안겨주었습니다. 가끔은 뎃글이나 sns을 통해서 힘들때 제 노래를 들으면서 자신감을 얻는다는 글들을 읽을때 마다 눈물이 날 정도로 감사하고 행복했습니다. 저는 제 음악을 통해서 행복해지는 여러분들위해 가수로서 제일 좋은 감사의 표현, 보답은 진심이 담긴 음악 밖에 없더라구요. 오늘도 어디선가 지치고 힘들어하시는분들 오늘도 어디선가 마음이 저리신분들 오늘도 어디선가 자신을 사랑하지 못하는 분들 오늘도 어디선가 위로 받고싶으신 분들 오늘도 어디선가 내일이 힘들것같다고 생각하시는 분들 오늘도 어디선가 눈물 흘리시는분들을위해 이곡을 꼭 들려드리고 싶네요. 누가 뭐라고해도 여러분은 아름답고 빛이납니다. 오늘 하루 잠깐이나마 노래 듣고 마음이 편안해지셨으면 좋겠네요. 항상 감사합니다! -이예진 #Shine I am always grateful for all the love, support, and faith that you have shown me. Throughout these years all your support has only given me happiness and strength. Sometimes when I read some of your comments stating that I’ve encouraged you somehow, through my music, I’m overjoyed with tears. It means so much to an artist when the listeners are actually moved by our music. I can boldly say that it’s an artists’ greatest joy. I can’t think of ANY other way than to repay my thanks to you with good music. For those who are having a rough day, For those who are having heart-aches, For those who don’t know how to love themselves, For those who need a shoulder to lean on, For those who think tomorrow will just be the same For those who are still shedding tears, I sing you this song. No matter what others say, you are beautiful and you shine so brightly. Thank you always. Love, Amy #Shine
“Hyena on the Keyboard” airs on Fridays at 11 p.m. KST. Watch Ailee and Jung Dong Hwan’s performance of “Shine” below!