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Duo Fly to the Sky and vocalist Gummy, center, will host collaboration concert “The Cclim” during the Christmas season. The trio share a friendship that spans 14 years. Provided by the concert’s organizers

Three talented and experienced singers who share 14 years of friendship are gearing up for their first collaboration concert.

Male duo Fly to the Sky, made up of Hwanhee and Brian, and female vocalist Gummy, who have a dominant position in the local R&B music scene, will hold “The Cclim.”

Cclim means a feeling of attraction toward someone.

“I hope many men and women who have slight attractions toward each other will come to our concert and leave the concert hall as a couple,” said Hwanhee during a press conference on Dec. 11 at Ilchi Art Hall in Chungdam-dong, southern Seoul.

The singers gave reporters a sneak peek into a rehearsal with a live band. The tracks they performed included Fly to the Sky’s “You You You” and “Shall We Love,” on which Gummy featured, as well as the female musician’s “I Loved ... Have No Regrets.”

“The dominating theme of our concert will be melancholic tracks, as many people will expect, but we organized it to have an introduction, climax and end,” said Gummy.

Representative songs from Fly to the Sky and Gummy will be revisited, but the three musicians will not refrain from giving a jolly spin to the show.

“People who came to the concert expecting a string of ballads will be very surprised. We prepared some exciting performances including dance moves,” said Hwanhee.

When asked about what triggered their collaboration in the first place, Hwanhee said a joint performance with Gummy on TV program “Immortal Song” set the wheels in motion.

“The reactions were really good during our performance,” said the 32-year-old vocalist.

Gummy, who said she has had “vague thoughts” about working with her long-time friends in the past, said she was glad when Hwanhee suggested the idea.

“From then on, everything just sailed on smoothly,” she said.

Fly to the Sky, who returned to the music scene this year with their ninth album, “Continuum,” after a long hiatus, and enjoyed much popularity - just like when they first debuted in the 1990s - said, “the year ended too quickly.”

“As much as so many good things happened to our group this year, I feel a weight on my shoulders for next year,” said Brian.

“Next year will be a more concerning year for us.”

The concert will take place at Kyung Hee University’s Great Peace Palace for three days from Dec. 23 to 25.

Prices ranges from 77,000 won ($70) to 132,000 won.

Tickets are available to purchase from Interpark and Yes24.



BY JIN EUN-SOO [jes@joongang.co.kr]
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