Rain's famous hit "How to Avoid the Sun" was first released in 2003 and shot up to number one on the charts. The Korean singer-actor was recently invited by China's world renowned classical pianist Lang Lang to sing the song on stage, accompanied by Lang Lang at the piano and a full orchestra. Watch the beautiful song performed in a collaboration of two superstars.

The occasion was Lang Lang & Friends Spring Music Festival, where Lang Lang performed with special guest artists. The program was broadcast on February 1 on Liaoning TV to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year. 

Lang Lang is practically a living legend in China. He has performed with leading orchestras and for world dignitaries like President Obama and Queen Elizabeth II. Although Rain has performed "How to Avoid the Sun" in many concerts, singing it with the acclaimed Lang Lang at the piano is a very unique collaboration and musical experience. 

Here is Rain singing "How to Avoid the Sun" with Lang Lang playing the piano:


For comparison, here's a fan-made video with English subtitles, based on the original MV:


Which version do you favor? Isn't it amazing to feel Rain's raw emotions when he sings the song? 

You can see more of Rain when his new series Come Back, Mister premieres on DramaFever on February 24!

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