Sometimes I just need to listen to singers that could fill a stadium with the sound of their compelling voices, people who sing with their entire bodies, not just their vocal cords. (Onew, “Nessum Dorma”, Tokyo Dome. Still gives me chills.) Come see if the videos I have for you this week fit the bill!
Wouldn’t you know it? I have a strong voices playlist on Spotify. It’s way too short right now – come tell me what songs you would add to it!
Bandage – “Invisibles”
Brand new band, folks! Listen to that lead singer’s voice — he’s got a great range, and his deep voice is grounded and well-developed. I love listening to it.
Riaa – “Spring”
I first listened to this song a month ago and wasn’t sure what to think, but Riaa’s strong voice drew me in every time. I love the depth and control she has, which highlights the strength of her emotions as she sings. This feels like trot on a whole different level.
Kim Yonja – “Ssuk Duk Koong”
Oh, this MV was a TRIP. I had to take a break from my strong voice search and just bop along with this number by Kim Yonja. Come enjoy some classic trot and visuals that will make your eyes pop.
Han Yo Han – “400km”
I really prefer Han Yo Han’s voice without the autotune (take a listen to his Spirit Bomb album – he’s got some great duets on there). I think he has something worthwhile under all the layers of electronica stacked over his vocals in this song. It’s still my favorite off his album.
GREE – “Him”
I loved watching this video — so many baby pictures!! And the song itself is a sweet tribute to GREE’s dad, the comedian and MC Kim Gu Ra. GREE has a pretty good voice himself, which makes this ballad easy to listen to.
What voices do you love listening to, k-fans? Drop down in the comments and let me know!
Until the next record spins, I remain —
Karie the Maknae
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi