Younha, Tablo, and DJ Tukutz appeared on Yoo Heeyeol Sketchbook episode 238. Let’s go to the time machine and enjoy one of the best collaboration in the Korean music history!
Tablo DJ Tukutz and Younha appear on Yoo Heeyeol Sketchbook episode 238 On August 15th, 2014, with theme, “Collaboration Special.” Younha sang her collaboration with Yoo Heeyeol and Epik High. There were “Today, Seoul is Sunny All Day” and “Umbrella.”
Epik High Song Reborn as Younha “Umbrella”
Umbrella was Epik High piece which Younha featured in, but, in 2014, the song was reborn as Younha Umbrella. “It has always been Younha song. It was not our title track. Epik High Umbrella was contained in Epik High 5th LP which released in 2008. The double title tracks from this LP are One and Breakdown.
Tablo said, “We did not think it would be so successful. It was loved for such a long time, so I came to think that Younha was the real owner of it. So, it is more like I gave it back to her.”
Umbrella , Epik high Version
When asked about how Tablo came up with the melody of the song, he answered, “The inspiration hit when I was eating jokbal (pig trotter) at Tukutz house. The first line, “The rain wells up to my ankles,” the melody and lyrics just popped into my head.”
When asked why Tablo choose Younha to sing the hook, Tablo explained, “I wanted it to be sad, but not too sad. Her voice sounds like when a really nice person gets to know what pain is for the first time.” I can’t agree more with Tablo.
Tablo Guide Version
bts: When Crush heard Tablo vocal guide…
— 에픽하이 타블로 | Tablo of Epik High (@blobyblo) March 13, 2019
Tablo provided Younha a demo track of ‘Umbrella’ then confirmed it, “I used to sing mine before. It was not easy for us to hire another singer because we did not have that much money. I made the song so I trad to sing the best I could and sometimes I had get Tukutz to do it. I know what I sent to Younha was a hot mess.” Younha denied, “No, it was nice, Oppa.”
Tablo & Epik High still did the guide version on 2019. Look at confused Crush when Tablo sing the guide of ‘Lovedrunk‘. It’s been 5 years but some things never changes ~
Most Memorable Collaboration for Younha
Younha had released five collaboration singles (until September 2014) and had been one of the most wanted vocalists. When asked about any particular collaboration she remembered, Younha said, “When Naul sent me the song “No / It is Not Like That,” he personally sang the guide track himself. The notes and the ad-libs were just perfect. I was shocked. I did not know how to sing it.”
Tablo add about his experience working with Naul, “He told me not to come to the recording studio even though it was my song. He was going to do everything. He told me to come when he called. After a snack, I went over to collect a finished piece. I have had that experience, too.”
Tablo ‘Eyes, Nose Lips’ english Version (original Taeyang)
Tablo sang the English version of “Eyes, Nose, Lips” (which included in Shoebox album) and featured in “Bumkey I Will Be Your Home” in this episode of Yoo Heeyeol Sketchbook.
Watch full episode of Tablo DJ Tukutz & Younha Collaboration
Make sure to follow Tablo DJ Tukutz & Younha on Instagram : @blobyblo ; @realtukutz ; @younha_holic. They were a legend back then and still a legend now.