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Review: South Korean R&B Duo Pframe Create A Slow Jam With Some Kick On Their Synth-Laden 2nd Single 'Boredom' Featuring RedKid [AUDIO]

By Jesse Lent | July 28, 2015 05:37 PM EDT


Odds are, you don't know about Pframe.

There is virtually nothing written about the South Korean R&B duo in the Western media and only a few YouTube clips available. But on the group's second single "Boredom" featuring RedKid, released on Friday, Pframe creates a vibe that the world needs to take notice of.

"Why is that?" you ask.

Because if there's one thing the world could use a little more of in the digitally induced panic of the modern world, it is solid songwriting that makes heads bop across the planet while simultaneously calming people down and soothing their soul.

With a satisfying snare drum snap and vocals that manage to soar while remaining light on their feet, Pframe's "Boredom" is the sound of two artists with plenty more in store.

The easiest musical comparison for the song would be the strong nod in the verse to both the chord progression and electric piano sound of the 1981 Grover Washington Jr. and Bill Withers classic "Just The Two Of Us," but the rhythmic feel and vocal melody make it a far cry from anything resembling plagiarism.

In fact it is Pframe's apparent love for 1980s synth pop that is one of the most appealing things about the group. The squealing keyboards of "Boredom" are enough to send a tingle through the spine of any true Prince fan.

The vocals are highly controlled and refined for a new act. The two members of Pframe manage to pull of the virtuosic melody while still retaining their modest vibe. This is one act that is ready to produce more quality pop; they're just waiting for the rest of the world to take notice.

Listen to "Boredom" the new single from South Korean R&B act Pframe RIGHT HERE

Tagged :  review, Pframe, Korean R&B, RedKid


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