What I like about rock(ish) singer Younha is that she hasn’t really had to rely on “image,” at least not in the way that other pop artists have had to build up a publicity whirl around themselves to attract attention and try to distinguish themselves from people from whom they are not actually that distinguishable. It’s not that she doesn’t have an image — everyone’s got one — but Younha’s is based on something I can get behind: strong vocals, killer live performances, and the ability to play musical instruments (while singing, to boot!).
This time she changes up her look — from the slightly punky, youthful urban look of her first album — and goes for a dual “feminine and boyish” take for her upcoming second album. On the just-released images for her album art, she dons both a flowy print dress and a more masculine pantsuit look, both showing a sleeker side than we’ve previously seen from her. It’s different, but she looks great.
Her new album “Someday” is described as encompassing multiple genres: pop ballads, modern rock, prog rock, electronica, and jazz. In keeping with some of her high-profile collaborations (Epik High, Wheesung, Ajoo), she’s got some familiar names on this album, such as the producer of her hit song “Password 486,” Hwang Chan-hee, as well as rapper-songwriter Tablo. Also contributing are singer-songwriter Jo Kyu-chan and jazz pianist Song Young-joo.
The first single, “Telepathy,” gets its television debut on SBS’s Inki Gayo [Popular Music] program on August 31. The album goes on sale on August 28.
Via Joy News
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Younha – “그 거리” (That street) [ Download ]
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