over the weekend, i came across the youtube channel “classical musicians react to kpop” which was a very unique experience.. i had no idea that rap songs had chord progression!

Classical Musicians React: IU 'Good Day'

Watch this video on YouTube.

Because there *are* kpop songs of questionable quality, this channel seems to focus more on iconic pieces or songs that do have musically interesting attempts or high quality pieces. That’s how I came across Ailee, AKMU and Mamamoo.

In particular I really enjoyed the jazzy touch and full volume singing in U&I of Ailee:

Ailee U&I MV _ 에일리 유앤아이 MV

Watch this video on YouTube.

I also get a vague impression of blackness performed in the song, especially with this visual sequence:

I’m sop glad to have found this channel