Singer Ailee shed tears as she shared her nostalgia for her parents on ‘Immortal Songs’.
KBS2’s ‘Immortal Songs’ aired on October 2 featured composer Nam Guk In and lyricist Jeong Eun I as a couple.
In the broadcast, Hongja went on stage and sang ‘Lost 30 Years’ by Sul Woon Do. ‘Lost 30 Years’ is the main song of the previous KBS special Searching for dispersed families, and it contains the pain of displaced people.
The performers in the waiting room all cried after listening to the song. Kang Jin said, “I miss my mother.” while Jinsung confessed, “The memories of my childhood suddenly came to my mind. When I was 3 years old, I was separated from my parents. When I turned 7 to 8 years old, I finally understood my parents’ absence. Loneliness and gloom piled up in my heart. So I never want this thing (the pain of dispersed families) to happen again“.
Ailee tearfully said, “I’ve been away from my family in the US for more than 10 years while working as a singer in Korea. I couldn’t visit them often because I was so busy. We live like separated families, then suddenly both my parents passed away last year and earlier this year.” She also said, “(This song) came to me in a different way, and the lyrics really touched my emotions. I regret not visiting my family members whom I missed the most while I was busy working.“