'Squid Game' music director Jung Jae-il signs with Britain's Decca Records
"Squid Game" music director Jung Jae-il signed with Britain's Decca Records, according to the Universal Music Group on Thursday.
Under the new record label, Jung will release an international version of his third full-length album "Psalms" on July 22. It was originally released in Korean in February of last year.
The album commemorates the 40th anniversary of the May 18th Democratic Uprising of Gwangju, and incorporated verses from the Bible book of Psalms in the lyrics.
Ahead of the international album, he will release a new single titled "His Days are Like a Passing Shadow I" as well as a music video for the song. The exact date of release has not yet been revealed.
"I have listened to countless albums by Decca Records since I was a little kid," Jung said in a statement. "I am so happy that I was recognized and that now my songs get to be part of this historical archive by musical giants."
Decca Label's co-CEOs Tom Lewis and Laura Monks said that they were thrilled to work with Jung, saying "his unique style and approach to composition make him stand out from the crowd." The pair added, "He has already achieved great recognition for his soundtrack work that we now aim to amplify on a global scale."
Jung is an award-winning composer who was the music director for "Squid Game" (2021) and "Parasite" (2019). He also composed songs for K-pop stars like IU and Park Hyo-shin.
Decca Records was founded in 1929. It is one of the most famous classical music record labels along with Deutsche Grammophon. The two labels are both under the Universal Music Group, a renowned Dutch–American multinational music corporation. The label's recent works include OSTs for show "Chernobyl" (2019) and film "007 No Time to Die" (2021).
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