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Indie Music: OOHYO – K-SPOTLIGHT

Hello readers!

This week’s artist recommendation is OOHYO, an indie artist specialising in synth pop. She sings in both English and Korean, and writes her own music. At present, she has two singles (‘Youth’ and ‘Friday’) and two albums released (‘Girl Sense’ which is an EP album and ‘Adventure’ which is her first full length album).

One of the first songs we heard by OOHYO was ‘Vineyard’, available as both an English and Korean version. It is a track that emphasizes her smooth voice, one that possesses the ability to be both charmingly gentle and full of melancholy. She is also able to showcase more upbeat and fast-moving music too, with the intriguingly named song, ‘K-Drama’, which builds up to a beautiful chorus with synth sounds in full flow.

Some say that you can really appreciate the calibre of an artist when a track is at its simplest, her voice mostly accompanied by an acoustic guitar on ‘Teddy Bear Rises’ is a beautiful track, perfect for a lazy weekend morning. Her most recent output is the single ‘Youth’ which has a ‘day’ and ‘night’ version. The ‘day’ version crashes along with heavy hitting drums, like waves rolling with powerful force towards the beach, whilst the ‘night’ version supplements the vocal with progressive electronic accompaniments reminiscent of city life.

OOHYO has lived in between several countries, and bases her songwriting on experiences growing up and her feelings at different stages of life. In her own words from her Bandcamp page for ‘Girl Sense’, she describes writing music as being ‘like taking pictures, both ways of capturing a moment’s feelings and thoughts.’ OOHYO seems like a very insightful and introspective artist, who is wholly involved in her music and the direction it is evolving in. If you wish to invest some time in music off the beaten track of Kpop, please look into OOHYO.

Featured image source: ©OOHYO ‘Adventure’ album cover. OOHYO. 09.10.2016. OOHYO ‘Adventure’ bandcamp page.

Louisa Lee

Enthusiastic writer, scientist, and foodie. Enjoys discovering new music, films and books, as well as travelling, trying various cuisines and learning about different cultures. My music player is never too far away - life just isn’t complete without music!

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