Music plays an enormous part in my life and I am constantly listening to some form of music. But lately, the quality of music that we now hear is so different from what I first fell in love with. Auto-tunes, meaningless lyrics, overly processed instrumentals and weak melodies annoy me.
Today, purely out of chance, I found Aziatix which consists of three Korean-Americans who are launching themselves into the American market tomorrow. When I heard the teaser, it just felt like falling in love all over again! It felt like, this is how music should be.
The song is called 'Go' and it is precisely the type of music that I grew up listening to and loving. It features a good instrumental, great melody, unique vocals and a rap verse that doesn't sound out of place.
And I kid you not. I know Nicky Lee and Eddie Shin - the two vocalists. Like I personally know them. We're all great mates.
Yeah, like, Nicky used to lull me to sleep with "Baby, It's Me". He'd sing it over and over until I fell asleep and Eddie's, like, the sweetest guy in the world. He used to sing his remix of Tamia's 'Officially Missing You' to me when my mother drove me to school in the morning. He was just cool like that.
Okay, I can feel myself turning into a fangirl and it is slightly disturbing. But goodness me, I have always liked Nicky Lee. He was always oh so intriguing. After all, he's a Korean singer trying to establish himself as a Taiwanese artist. How does that even work? Considering that the Korean Wave is at its peak right now.
Now my Mandarin isn't even near good enough to judge whether his pronunciation is accurate or not, but I can tell you first hand how difficult it is to learn and sing in another language. So yeah, hell yeah, Nicky Lee is kind of my idol.
His vocals are so soulful and velvety smooth. Gahhh - it's so hard to come by these days! Super like.
I admit that I listened to Eddie's Tamia remix back in 2005 and never heard anything else from him. Apparently, he released an album in Korea and attended New York University. That's as far as my stalking expertise got me.
I don't know a lot about Flowsik but I like his rap voice and that's really all I need.
Definitely looking forward to when the song comes out on Itunes tomorrow!
Go and check out the teaser! Let me know what you think.
I'm super excited. Are you?