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Jung Jaeil


Decca Records
Release Date: July 22, 2022

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2 22.2 11:33  
3 26.10 3:40  
4 Be Not Depart From Me 3:19  
5 10.1 3:19  
6 Why Do You Stand Afar 5:10  
7 6.7 1:41  
8 Before the Face of My Foolishness 7:09  
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10 38.6 1:18  
11 Remember 2:01  
12 His Days Are Like a Passing Shadow 8:00  
13 89.48 I 2:00  
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15 89.48 II 2:27  
16 How Brief Life Is 2:30  
17 38.22 0:52  
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19 38.8 1:42  
20 Memorare 6:17  
21 How Frail the Sons of Man You Have Created 2:47  
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Jung Jaeil, the multi-award-winning South Korean composer behind the sensational Parasite and Squid Game soundtracks, has signed to Decca Records. The first project in this new partnership will be the international release of his choral-electronic album psalms on 22 July, in partnership with Universal Music Korea.

On psalms, Jung interweaves choral a cappella (performed by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra and Choir) with electronic sounds and string ensemble. The music commemorates the 40th anniversary of the May 18th Democratic Uprising of Gwangju, South Korea, and uses Psalm verses from the Bible as text. It was originally scored for the audio-visual film and exhibition Round and Around, bringing to life pivotal moments from Korean history, directed by Jang Minseung and produced by the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the Korean Film Archive.

psalms was given its Korean release in 2021 on Universal Music Korea. For the international release on Decca in partnership with Universal Music Korea, four bonus tracks will be included with material from psalms rearranged for string ensemble.
Co-Presidents of Decca Label Group, Tom Lewis and Laura Monks, say, “We are thrilled to work with Jung Jaeil. His unique style and approach to composition makes him stand out from the crowd. He has already achieved great recognition for his soundtrack work that we now aim to amplify on a global scale.”

CEO of Universal Music Korea, Beom Joon Yang, says, “I am incredibly excited about this partnership that will bring more light to this talented artist and composer on the global music scene, which he wholly deserves. I look forward to seeing his creativity inspire audiences around the world.”

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