First off, let me start by saying WATCH THE ATEEZ BONUS TRACK!! I generally like to have a theme for these posts, but sometimes something incredible comes out and I *have* to share it. And trust me — the MV for “Thanxx” had to be shared!
As for the rest of these songs, let them take you on a haunting, nostalgic journey through the rest of summer. It’s the perfect fit for a season like this, and I think you’ll enjoy it. Check them out!
Spring in Korea brings out all the ballads. Anyone who knows my tastes knows that ballads are an automatic “no” from me unless it has a certain je ne sais quoi. K-fans, for you I have dug through all the ballads cluttering up my YouTube suggestions to bring you these gems. Read on to see if I dug deep enough!
What I love about any kind of art is seeing how people take it and bend it in different ways. Combining traditional sounds and modern expression, trying a beloved song in different formats, pairing a behind-the-scenes video with a popular B-side — all of these variations found their way onto my YouTube feed and I had to share. Come and see if you like them as much as I do!
My fellow drama fans, after what seems like forever, Park Seo Joon is finally back on our small screens – YEAY!! And if you haven’t given his new web-toon based drama a try yet, just know you are missing out! Itaewon Class started out by making me nostalgic for the internationally diverse streets of Itaewon. But it was the roller coaster ride of emotions during the first two hours that has me moving this drama up to the top of my weekly-airing watchlist!
There’s something to be said for a melody that can stand all by itself. It proves the skill of the songwriter who created it and shows off what they can do without voices. I also find myself listening to the versions of the songs that include the vocals very differently, and I can appreciate them as two different works of art. Come listen to these instrumentals and tell me if they help you hear these songs in a new light.
Just a little background on me: When it comes to music, I’m a proficient dabbler. I know enough about playing and performing to really respect talented vocalists and well-crafted songs. I love watching new artists find their sound and established artists push their sound in new directions. And I am ALWAYS looking for a sound that’s just a little different from the rest of the genre, making it stand out because of the hook, the harmony, or the chorus that gets eternally trapped in my head.
How’s that for an intro? Let’s get down to business, shall we? This week I present to you some of the new-to-me tight vocals that have tickled my neurons, and the soaring vocals that caught my ear in the last few months. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!