We’re going to step out of the Taylor Nation bubble for a minute.
One of my favorite writers once wrote, and I am paraphrasing, “Don’t trust people who read only one book”. Extrapolating from that, I do try to listen to other artists as well as the Sparkly Dressed. In this case, this one might come out of nowhere, but I do listen (I don’t like to use the verb “follow”) to a little K-Pop. I know there’s a lot of fans of a lot of groups out there, but I’m going to shine my spotlight (ok, the flashlight function on my phone, you work with what you have, people) on Red Velvet. Specifically, the first solo outing of their incredible main vocal, Son Seung-wan aka Wendy and her EP album, Like Water. Here’s the title track.
Red Velvet is a K-Pop all-girl group of five, Irene (Bae Joo-hyun), Seulgi (Kang Seul-gi), Wendy (Son Seung-wan), Joy (Park Soo-Young) and Yeri (Kim Ye-rim). I’m a little too late to rate their greatest hits, but I’ll leave you to search their albums. They have two sides to their songs, the Red side which is pop and the Velvet side which is R&B.
Wendy’s Like Water EP falls more in line with the Velvet side, with very vocally strong power ballads. The track list is small, we have “When This Rain Stops”, “Like Water”, “Why Can’t You Love Me?”, “The Road” and “Best Friend” which features Red Velvet’s Seulgi. I love all of them but currently “Why Can’t You Love Me” is on repeat. I strongly recommend the album especially if you like strong vocals in any language.
We’ll go back to the Fearless One for the next post, but hopefully you give Wendy’s album a listen. Who knows, you might find something you like.
Coming up on the Calendar!
- April 9th: Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is released. Fearlessly.
(Sources: SM Entertainment via Social Media. Photo: SM Entertainment)