Written by: Sarah Jessica
When we think of a Korean Music, people often think that it is always a composition of 3 and up members to form a group. But, Korean Music is more than that.
Here are some of the Korean male soloists that you can give a shot:
Kwon Hyuk or Dean started his music journey in 2013. He is known as singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper, and a music video editor.
Some of his compositions are BLACK PEARL BY EXO, ETERNITY BY VIXX, and AND JULY BY HEIZE. His genres are Alternative, R&B, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop, and Contemporary Soul. Dean visited Manila last 2018 for a concert.
Stream Dean’s music here:
2. Paul Kim
Kim Taehyung or Paul Kim debuted in 2014 as a singer-songwriter. His turning point was in 2018 through his song Me After You (너를 만나).
Paul became one of the most promising singer-songwriters in Korea, earning the nickname “boyfriend in the eardrum” because of his soothing vocals and lyrics that will surely make our hearts melt.
He also lent his singing skills to sing for our favorite Korean drama OSTs such as So Long (안녕) for Hotel Del Luna and Dream for The King: Eternal Monarch.
Stream Paul Kim’s music here:
3. James Lee
James is an American-Korean, debuted as a bassist in the Korean pop band, Royal Pirates in 2011.
In 2015, a tragic accident happened on his left arm and caused him unable to play bass any longer. He moved back to Los Angeles and started a new life.
James had a successful Kickstarter campaign and restarted his hope as a musician. He is also known for doing a great collaboration with notable K-pop singers such as Amber Liu, ex-member of F(x), Sooyoung of SNSD, and Kevin Woo of U-kiss. James also visited the Philippines in 2019 for “The Light” live in Manila.
Stream James’ music here:
Go and explore the music of these guys! Please get back to us after you listen to them by commenting down below.