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Album Review: Davichi Demonstrate Their Vocal Synchronicity On 'Hug' [AUDIO]

By Adrienne Stanley | January 24, 2015 01:42 PM EST

On January 22, Korean power-ballad duo Davichi released their fourth mini album, “Hug.” The five track album is a follow up to their 2014 singles “Again” and “Don’t Move” which marked the conclusion of their contracts with Core Contents Media. The duo also received attention from the Korean music and drama communities in 2014, after providing the theme song for “It’s Okay, That’s Love.’

Davichi’s sound is effortlessly beautiful, as the voices of Lee Haeri and Kang Minkyung flawlessly blend together. Their vocal competency differentiates Davichi from duos which are created as subunit collaborations.

 Korean pop music is highly regarded for its soulfulness but Davichi are not necessarily an R&B act. They are a duo whose voices strike a chord deep within listeners.

The album opens kicks off with “Two Women’s Room.” “Two Women’s Room” incorporates acoustic guitars and classical stringed instruments with the simplistic voices of Davichi. The song is not overproduced and serves as a testimony to their overall talent.

The second song on the album, “Crying Again,” serves as the first title track. On “Crying Again,” Davichi express the emotional complexity of heartbreak.

“Sorry If I’m Happy” is the second title track on the mini album. Davichi employ tender vocals on “Sorry If I’m Happy,” while abandoning the often bombastic power vocals they have become known for. The track also differentiates itself from the over songs on “Hug” through its uptempo instrumentals which build along with the Davichi’s soaring voices.

“To You” is a gentle and captivating track which kicks off like a lullaby. “To You” plays out beautifully, unfurling like a Korean drama love theme.

The album comes to a close with “Spring.” “Spring” is a gentle yet sorrowful track which captures the fickle nature of the tempestuous season.

Davichi are one of the most underrated vocal acts in K-pop. “Hug” exemplifies their well-developed artistry and is an album which can serve as a soundtrack to everyday life.

 Listen to the latest Davichi mini album “Hug” HERE.

Tagged :  Davichi, hug, Lee Haeri, Kang Minkyung

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