Former YG Leisure trainee Youha debuted final 12 months with Island, which actually wasn’t anyplace close to my radar. However… introduce synthwave manufacturing and also you’ve formally received my consideration! Much like Yubin’s Fragrance (additionally launched in the present day), comeback observe Abittipsy (오늘 조금 취해서 그래) brings Youha’s sound correct according to Okay-pop’s retro synth craze. And, it does a improbable job of it.
Abittipsy is brief and candy, coming in at underneath three minutes however benefiting from its restricted time. Proper from the beginning, the throbbing digital spine makes its presence identified, offering a continuing underpinning for the observe that lends it a surging – virtually majestic – power. This isn’t a brand new or novel manufacturing method, however it’s one that just about at all times appeals to me. Name me predictable when you’d like. I simply love this hearty synth sound.
Earlier than Youha’s vocals take us into verse one, the instrumental hits with a beautiful crest of vibrant synth textures. The remainder of the music flirts between these two components, beefing up the observe through the refrain and pulling again for the verses. Once more, that is nowhere close to unique, however it’s tried and true and ultra-satisfying. Youha delivers an assured vocal, constructing towards a cathartic energy be aware that brings us into the ultimate refrain. The melody is straightforward and uncluttered, however brilliantly traces the construction of the instrumental. If that is the type of materials Youha intends on delivering any further, I believe we’ve simply discovered a brand new, compelling Okay-pop soloist.