[NEW RELEASES] Hong Dae-kwang
His new EP is comprised of four tracks, each of which hints a sense of optimism, notwithstanding the disappointments from his past. And Hong marks a successful start as a singer-songwriter with the fourth track “Twenty-five.”
The upbeat melodies of the songs contrast with his forlorn words, adding ironic sorrow to the tracks. Last year, he had a turning point by taking part in commemorative concerts for the late folk singer Kim Kwang-seok.
Many fans expect Hong to follow Kim’s legacy as an artist, and this album does seem to be his first step on that journey.
By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer