After a close listen to Younha‘s latest single “Parade“, it’s pretty telling that she doesn’t have a background in Korean-indigenous Kpop. Her falsetto rich vocals that drip like honey, especially at pauses, has an almost unmistakably Japanese-like intonation. And, in combination with the musical arrangement the song seems almost foreign.
My initial thought was she grew up in America, possibly because the beat in “Parade” features beats influenced by hip-hop, thus giving the ballady song a slight urban bent. But, as it turns out, although Younha is Korean, she was already a successful artist in Japan, before she set her sights on seducing Kpop, back in 2007-08.
And, that’s probably why she’s not quite dancing, to the beat, in the MV.
Either way, it’s certainly a warm and welcomed influence. She’s had mixed success, so far. So, hopefully she keeps at it.
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