As the summer heat in South Korea dissipates, the heat isn’t over yet over the latest hit single ‘Leon‘, performed by pop starlet IU and popular comedian Park Myung Soo!
The hit song was written by IU as part of the mission on the variety show ‘Infinite Challenge‘, where Park Myung Soo is a regular cast member alongside Yoo Jae Suk, Ha Ha, Jung Joon Ha, and Jung Hyung Don. In this mission, ‘Infinite Challenge’ members collaborated with their partner singer songwriters whom they performed with at the ‘Infinite Challenge’ music festival together.
Inspired by ‘Léon: The Professional’, a popular movie back in 1994, IU portrayed ‘Mathilda‘, a young girl who was trained by ‘Leon‘, a professional hitman, in his trade.
Watch IU and Park Myung Soo’s hilarious performance at the concert in the video clip below!
The jazzy dance song definitely showed IU’s capabilities as a singer-songwriter, and Park Myung Soo’s singing and rapping skills. Many fans can only relate to his reputation as a comedian, so this is definitely a new discovery!
To better understand the song and relate to its eccentricity (wonder why it’s such a hit among Koreans?) watch the video clip below with English translations! Enjoy!
Video credits to the owner