[NEW RELEASES] AKDONG MUSICIAN (AKMU)
Korean siblings Lee Chan-hyuk and Lee Soo-hyun, who were raised in Mongolia, have an innocent image, but don’t let that fool you. The duo appeared in last year’s “K-Pop Star,” and took home the top prize. For the new album, singer-songwriter Lee Chan-hyuk took inspiration from his daily life, extracting witty lyrics from walking on a sidewalk, riding the subway or changing his hairstyle.
Younger sister Lee Soo-hyun’s effortlessly high and relaxed tone resembles American singer-song writer Marie Digby, and harmonizes well with her brother’s low voice.
“200%,” one of the album’s double-lead tracks, is an upbeat song about the anxiety of confessing one’s love to someone. “Melted” asks a simple question about the coldness of ice.
By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer