RYEOWOOK - 'The Little Prince'
Ryeowook, arguably a phase of K-Pop royalty himself, has released his long-awaited debut solo album 'The Little Prince.' He is one of 4 lead vocalists for Super Junior, in addition a member of subunits Super Junior K.R.Y and Super Junior-M. He also has the respect of having his face on a Chinese postage stamp (along with Kyuhyun, Siwon, and Donghae). Here isthe primaryfree upat the group's newly introduced label SJ.
Opening with a smooth number, it sets the tone for a lot of the remainder of the album. It is a little more stripped down than the alternative ballads in this disc, with just a touch of orchestral grandeur close to the end. It showcases Ryewook's voice rather properly and is a nice listen. The lyrics give an explanation forto a lady that she is his gentle in the world.
is a connection with Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's ebook of the similar name. He puts himself within the narrative, and sings about speaking to the Little Prince. It isa just right looking ode to a breakup, the usage ofone of the vital imagery from the book, like the flower. The SuJu singer unleashes his voice about 3 mins in, and his pitch soars high. You'llpractically feel him crying as he sings, giving this musica lot of emotional punch.
cranks things up somewhat a bit, and provides up a section of jazzy R&B for your listening pleasure. There is some Prince influence here, yetor not it's distinctly K-pop, with guitars and a mid-tempo beat this is guaranteed to have your head nodding. This has a uniqueunfashionable feel to the song structure, and it works well. The lyrics are about being satisfiedthat he isin combination amongst her.
Ryeowook dials it backpedal here to bring a ballad swaddled in sweetness. Thankfully, it holds off on the surplus production till the end, and at that time the backup singers come in to keep away from drowning the tune. The song itself is clever, tied to being online, and seeing the images of any person yous broke up with on social media, as sadness casts a dismal pall over your day.
Another R&B offering, this time with the help of rapper Din Din. His rapping offers this tune a distinctly fashionable feel, and he does a hornysensible job, if now not amazing. Once in a while 1 felt like I used to bepaying attention to 70s generation funk (not a bad thing!), a testomony to Ryeowook's songwriting and composing skills. 3 guesses what this song is about.
A beautiful ballad, beginning out reflectively and achieving orchestral serious mass in the chorus, where his voice soars into falsetto. Piano is what drives the melody right throughthe key verses. The song itself is set motherhood as smartly equally childhood, thanking his mother. The lyrics are steeped in symbolism as well as sincerity.
This EP was once a learn about in contrasts. Immediately mellifluous and melancholy, soul-baring and silky, yet at other times it might bea laugh and funky. Ryeowook has a stunning voice, and this solo EP changed intothe easiestshow off for his vocal abilities. Highly enjoyable, the songs caress you and wash over you, leaving you warm inside. This debut slays!
This MV has some striking imagery and surprising scenes. Floating objects, rooms with Escherian stairways, and the items he interacts with lead tosuddeneffects (like pouring wine on a rose that briefly turns red or locating sand in a camping flask). The video has much to attract the eye, and it's quite artistic.
The cloth cabinet is fairly classy, as befits a MV of this type. About the best realtrade I see is the sweater, where he is going from one customary crew neck to a full-on turtleneck, and his jacket is at all times red.
He does notin point of fact accept that much of expressive diversity here, but the song itself doesn't lend itself to plenty of expressions in any case, being that it's about a guy in pain. He explores the sector well, not shockedvia anything, like the landscape was carved from his psyche. Entirely appropriate, given the topics in the tale that encouraged the song.
I'm going to head out on a limb and say that whilst I enjoyed it greatly, we don't want more MVs like this. The only explanation why is because I would likethe type of tour de force to be treasured. I'm hoping Ryeowook had some input into this, because this great spectacle felt personal. Two thumbs up, and if I had a 3rd that one would be raised as well.
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