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Single by Jeff Schroeder
Original by Kim Jung Mi
ReleasedJuly 14, 2021
StudioThe Cave
Los Angeles, CA, US
LabelAmelia Recordings
Songwriter(s)Shin Joong Hyun
Producer(s)Jeff Schroeder

"Haenim" is the debut solo single by Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder. It is a cover of a song written by Shin Joong Hyun and originally performed by Kim Jung Mi on her 1973 album, Now. Schroeder said that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the song was calling him so he decided to record it with some friends as a form of healing. He dedicated the song to musician Max Perenchio (aka "The Pelican Boy"),[1] who died in a car accident on November 26, 2020.[2]

Schroeder first announced the song on Instagram on July 12, 2021,[3] and it was released digitally on July 14, 2021.

Music video[edit | edit source]

Official music video, created by Sky Goodman

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Lyrics are in Korean. English translation is as follows:

To the kingdom of the sun, reflected in red on the white waves,
we are going
The round sun is rising, the smiley sun is rising
The sun is waving at me on the top of the mountain
We live close to the warm sun
Birds are flying in this silent place
They are singing for me
How beautiful is this place, the sunlight is radiant
Lift up your face and look at the sky
Let's ride on a rainbow to meet the sun
Come with me
Holding your hand in this eternal place
I look at the sun and live happily

Release[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Shin Joong Hyun.

2."Haenim" (Single Edit)4:09
Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
July 14, 2021 Amelia Recordings Digital Worldwide [1]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Jeff Schroeder – guitar, production
  • Heeya So – vocals
  • Arion Salazar – bass
  • Shane Graham – drums
  • Josiah Mazzaschi – recording, mixing, engineering
  • Chris Colbert – mastering
  • Brin – artwork

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/CRT7L0bM_KA/
  2. "Ryan Brady and Max Perenchio Killed in Car Crash on Eagle Rock Boulevard". SweetJames.com.
  3. https://www.instagram.com/p/CROEEEHnIxq/