Artist of the week – Howl
Our featured artist this week is Howl. His popularity is rising fast. He made a name for himself with the duet "Perhaps Love" with veteran R&B female singer J for MBC’s hit TV series "Goong". Together with the title song "앵무새" (Parrot) from his debut album released late last year, he has 2 top 20 songs in the chart for the last few weeks. Let’s find out more about him:
Stage Name: Howl
Real name : Kim Dong-wook
Date of birth : July 30th, 1979
Physique : 178cm, 63kg
Education : Department of Social Sports, Dankook University
Hobbies : Playing the guitar, keyboards, golf and exercising
HowL is a rookie in the local pop music scene whose debut finally has been realized after a year and half of preparation. Named after a novel by Japanese writer Murakami Ryu, HowL’s debut album “Infinitely Clear Blue” has an overall atmosphere of J-Pop music that very accessible to any listener. The debut album by HowL was produced by Ahn Jeong-hoon, former member of the band “Position.” Song writers who participated in the album are Hwang Se-joon, who wrote Tei’s “Love in One” and Fly to the Sky’s “Although a Long Time has Passed,” Jeon Hae-sung who wrote Yoon Do-hyun’s “It Might Have Been Love” and Hwang Chan-hee, the writer of “One Man” by Kim Jong-kuk.
Howl also participates in the OST of the MBC hit drama "Goong". His duet with J "Perhaps Love" gains a lot of popularity along with the TV series.
Infinitely Clear Blue (1st album, 2006) : Parrot, Not Any Longer, Monologue, For a Year, Winter Love
"Goong" OST: Perhaps Love
Credits: KBS World and myself