Rain fans in Malaysia are in for a nice treat. Warner Music Malaysia will be importing Rainism (Rain's 5th album) direct from Korea and will be releasing it here in Malaysia on October 16, 2008 (the same date as in Korea!).
The album will be available at Victoria Music station, CD Rama and other music stores. There will also be a Malaysian version which will be coming out in November, 2008. Price for this Korean version is around RM50-60 and it comes with a poster!
Rain took to stage at 8pm and opened with the title track "Rainism". Ever versatile with his hairstyles, the Energizer Bunny was wearing his hair in a slightly layered bowl cut. It makes him look a bit boyish at certain angles, but a bit sissy-ish otherwise. Dressed in a black satin suit and a bandana tied around his waist Rain grooved to the new song, flanked by familiar back-up dancers.
Rain performs the new title track Rainism in his trademark dark sunglasses
Rain then sang the R&B ballad Love Song. I was hoping to hear that Ha Ji Won would make a special appearance at this point, but well, she did not. However, a special guest did join Rain on stage - Kim Suna (actress from My Lovely Samsoon) danced the tango with Bi!
Rain and Kim Suna dances the Tango
Miss Kim Suna has been practicing with Rain for 2 weeks prior to the performance. Here's what she has to say about her dance partner, "It's such an honor for me today to be able to share the stage together with Rain. The 2-week long rehearsal has given me such valuable memories. Rain is very graceful on stage, but off stage in the rehearsing studio he also gains my respect."
Besides Rainism and Love Story, two other new songs were introduced that night, namely Only You (a ballad) and Fresh Woman. Bi also performed old favourites such as Bad Guy, It's Raining, Touch Ya, Running Away from the Sun, I Do and Instead of Saying Goodbye at the 2-hour concert.
Rain on stage and laser lights rains down on him (not water this time mind you)
By the way, did i mention that i wasn't at the concert. The above is brought to you via a fan account from CloudChina via Maya@Rain-America.com. It was reported that Rain's vocals has improved. Well, i wouldn't know about that, since i wasn't there! I would have been able to give a better review had i been invited. ;-) (Hint hint - organizers...Orchid wants to go!)
Rain Comeback Show - Me.Rain.Dance (비 컴백쇼-나.비.춤) will be broadcast on MBC on the 17th October, 10:50pm.