Already in July, this means that we begin to enter the second half of this year. There are many songs were released in the first half of this year, of course. And this time, I will write about a song that was born from the duet / group projects.
Formed a sub-unit is a trend that happened about two years ago. But for this year, it seems that the trend is a duet / group project. You can work with anyone, not necessarily with your fellow members. Creating a collaboration stage with a song that has a different color from your original group.
So, below is a duet / group project along with their songs, which became my favorite for the first half of this year. See them below!
San E & Raina – A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness (June 2014)
This is my favorite song of the moment, and I quite often play it in my playlist. Lately I’m starting to like San E and his rap style. Moreover, his songs are also quite unique, as well as his MV. Then he collaborated with Raina who does have a sweet voice.
Just like the other new song when the first time I heard, I didn’t catch this song quickly at first. And now when I’m even going to try to learn the lyrics, they suddenly finished with their promotions on music shows. If they do a promotion a little longer, I’m sure they will be able to win on music shows.
And, some people even assume that this song is “Some” for the summer. San E + Raina = So sweet, so swee eeeeee, yum~
Soyu & JungGiGo ft. Lil Boi – Some (February 2014)
The song that hit the music charts with landslide victory, not just the beginning promotion, but until the end of their promotion, even when the month has changed. Making people ‘upset’ because every music show article that comes out will write their name as the winner. Make them wonder “What are they doing here?” on the music charts article. And “When will they be finished with their promotion?” on the music show article *LOL
Same with the other songs, I can’t catch this song quickly. Even worse, I’m not interested in this song. Because I don’t know who sings it, except for Soyu.
Long story short, I finally understood why people are so like this song. This song is completely different when compared to the songs that were released by the idol group. Moreover, music show prefer the results from digital downloads. So I think maybe the people there love this kind of song, although don’t know who sings it. And finally they will continue to download and download.
I’m starting to like this song after they were almost done with their promotions. And I even like it since Nana and Jo Seho from Roommate doing lipsync for this song :D
SM the Ballad (Taeyeon & Jonghyun) – Breath (February 2014)
This group project is back after four years. But ‘unfortunately’ because SM changed their previous members for their return this year. Previously, they had four members, TRAX’s Jay, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, SHINee’s Jonghyun, and we-wonder-where-he-is-now, Jinho.
For their album this year, they took the members who became lead singer in their group, TVXQ’s Changmin, Super Junior’s Yesung, SNSD’s Taeyeon, the only original member SHINee’s Jonghyun, f(x)’s Krystal, EXO’s Chen, Super Junior-M’s Zhoumi, and solo singer Zhang Liyin.
And another difference from this album is, the promotional song which was released in three languages, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese. There are two songs which became the promotional song for the album, “Breath” and “Blind”.
As I recall, this song doesn’t have a win on music shows. Because at that time they had to compete with the phenomenal song “Some”. But anyway, this song remains one of my favorite songs :)
Jung In ft. Gary – Your Scent (May 2014)
I know they both are singers, but I get to know them through reality / variety show. Jung In in “We Got Married”, and Gary in “Running Man”. I also don’t know if they released a duet song like this, until finally they win on music shows and in the top position on the charts. Though they didn’t promote this song on music shows.
I recommend this song for you. Jung In’s voice is very unique. She comes from MYSTIC89, where the singers with unique voices come together. One of them is Kim Yerim (Lim Kim).
Jung Joon Young collaborating suddenly in “We Got Married” with another husband from the show, pianist Yoonhan. Not singing, but to find out whether the guitar and piano can match each other when played together. And the results are truly remarkable. I just watched through the screen, and can be amazed to see and hear the melody. Moreover, those who were there.
And then, JJY released a duet song with his best friend, Younha, where on stage, when they perform for this song, Younha plays the piano, and JJY plays guitar. Plus Younha beautiful voice and JJY rock voice, everything becomes very beautiful.
Toheart (Woohyun & Key) – Tell Me Why (March 2014)
Yes, I like this song more than the main song “Delicious”. And I’ve said it several times. I think this song has a more dramatic melody, and melody like this is really my style :D When I heard this song, I seem to be able to imagine and visualize a scene in a drama.
Project group “Toheart” initially got a wide range of responses. One of them is a doubt. Because how could someone from SHINee and INFINITE can join together to become a group? Their group color is really much different.
But doubts are just doubts. And you’re wrong if you had doubts Key and Woohyun :)
And, all right! That is some duet / group projects that I like for the first half of this year. Maybe the duet / group projects trend will continue to exist for the rest of the year. And we should wait for it ^^
Which songs become your favorite?