Day 100!! Beautiful G.O has completed 100 days of his military service. Now, that wasn’t so bad. Those first 100 days actually went by rather quickly, right? Right?! Ok, so yes, the days seem to be moving right along and at a somewhat decent pace. Maybe? That pace still does not lessen the ache of missing him. Of having the excitable feeling of seeing an announcement that he will have an event, an appearance, a show, musical, movie or song. Right now, all we have is the promise of his imminent discharge. For Day 100 then, no fanfare needed as I will choose to honor his desire for a quiet service and simply share a moment of him covering Eric Benét’s Still With You.
Close your eyes, go to sleep
Know my love is all around you
Dream in peace, when you wake
You will know I’m still with you . . .
I suppose if I was able to send G.O a message on this 100th day of his service, I wouldn’t mind stealing those lyrics from Eric to do so. So perfect. I have only been able to find G.O covering Still With You in an episode of Sesame Player, and it was not the entire song. <boohoo> But, what was captured by the maknae on someone’s phone was a blurry yet beautiful minute, fifty seconds of the song.
So.very.dreamy. G.O’s love affair with the music of Eric Benét is a facet about him that I will always love and appreciate. With the wealth of mentors he has perhaps chosen over the course of his career, Benét’s work seems to have resonated with him deeply, and very much so in the early part of his career. G.O covered many of Benét’s songs during his Tykeys days and brought a few with him once he became MBLAQ’s exquisite main vocal.
I would love to hear G.O cover all of Benét’s song now. Oh my…can you imagine? I wonder if he has grown out of those songs or maybe has just filed them under ‘the past’ and that is why has he has not revisited them. Or perhaps he simply wishes to explore others such as John Legend’s All Of Me and the Eagles’ Desperado (which song he has covered in the past but revived for the I.Callist show this past February).
Or maybe it is much simpler. Maybe G.O has finally settled into himself as a writer and composer and as such, wants to sing his own music. Regardless of what he chooses to sing, I sincerely hope after these next 631 days pass, G.O simply chooses to sing.
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