We’re now nicely into the second quarter of the music year, which means a mix of comebacks big and small, as well as Infinite and Lee Hi doing well at this time. Read on to find out what was worth a listen this week.
ZE:A Five’s cover of Busker Busker’s “Cherry Blossom Ending”, KBS Music Bank, 12th April 2013
Girls’ Day’s “Hug Me Once”, KBS Music Bank, 12th April 2013[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT52MJWKbYk]
I was never a big fan of the original, due to the highly processed vocals and instrumentals, as well as how the music video seemed to be an exercise in fan service. This acoustic version allowed me to re-look at this song. The acoustic guitar and the members’ vocals turn the originally grating song into a rather laid-back and enjoyable love confession call. Why did they not do this back then?!
BtoB’s “Second Confession”, KBS Music Bank, 12th April 2013
Davichi’s “Turtle” and “Just The Two Of Us”, KBS‘s Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketchbook, 10th April 2013[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg_ygufBxZY]
I know this was recommended the last time I did a weekly music wrap, but to hear the songs in a “completely as it is” setting with the backing music set just right allows for one to enjoy their vocals for what they are – great.
15&’s “Somebody”, Mnet’s M! Countdown, 11th April 2013
And that is it for the week in music! What are some of your picks for the week?