A Delicate Duet: Two Songs of Desire
We all feel sensitive at times, yet there are trace amounts of music that balance the upbeat tempo of a typical pop song with the expression of one’s softest and most subdued emotions that are typically reserved only for late-night stargazing. Often, you’ll discover passionate vocals accompanying a resolve to express a forbidden desire or the resonating voice of a heartbroken soul that feels incomplete without their other half, yet where are the fragile lullabies that lie in the middle of these two extremes? These two tracks hold a special place among K-Pop as being of the few that sing delicately about desires, yet they individually mesmerize the listener into wanting more.
Kyungri - “Blue Moon”
Captivating seems to be the most fitting word for former 9MUSES member Kyungri’s solo track “Blue Moon,” as it combines an almost icy beat with the seductive tones of her voice. Just like a siren, her soothing notes will enchant your ears and capture every last glimmer of your attention, only to drag you down into the depths when it’s least expected. This song does exactly that—using an electro-pop beat and breathtakingly smooth choreography to get listeners and watchers alike hooked onto the track. The only question left is, will you take the bait?
Fei - “Fantasy”
With a closer resemblance to a soft lullaby than to a modern pop song, it comes as no surprise that the music video is just as hypnotizing, almost as if it’s inviting you to dream with the former miss A singer in an eternal slumber. Featuring soft colors and sensual exploration of the pole and hoop alike, the track appeals to the subconscious desires of the mind as it portrays Fei to be but a virtual Aphrodite; if you tell her what you want, she’ll “realize your dream”... whatever it may be. She’s waiting for you.