His name is Joseph Busto and he’s an exchange student from Ohio.

What he sings in the video below  is a tragic song. One of the band members committed suicide so now there is an association of the song with suicide.

Here are the lyrics:

They say that even if I live, it’s not living.
Because the sky, without you, seems like a windowless prision.

They say that even if I laugh, it’s not laughing.
They say I look shabby and it looks like I’m crying.

Even if I loved you, I couldn’t say it.
I couldn’t even show any sign of emotion.
I missed you even when I slept.

As you live, as you live, as you live
when you’re having a hard time blame me for
your saddness until you feel refreshed.
As you cry, as you cry, as you cry and you’re worn out.
If it’s really hard for you than just once could
you remember me, as you live?

They say that even if I laugh, it’s not laughing.
They say I look shabby and it looks like I’m crying.

Even if I loved you, I couldn’t say it.
I couldn’t even show any sign of emotion.
I missed you even when I slept.

Against our will we’ll laugh. Against our will we’ll live.
Because even if you’re by my side, even if you’re by side, you cry.

As you live, as you live, as you live
when you’re having a hard time blame me for
your saddness until you feel refreshed.
Even if you burn, even if you burn, even if you burn me,
you can burn everything so nothing’s left until
you feel refreshed. As I’ve lived.

As I’ve lived.

One of the reasons why the audience is so impressed is because Joseph sang it in a “korean ballad” way despite coming from a different musical culture.

Joseph Busto sings in Korean and its beautiful !