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Regarding all my previous posts, keeping it Latest, Recent and New were the subjects I deemed necessary whilst choosing my next review. However, as weeks go by with new songs popping into charts every now and then, I often find myself falling back into the depths of songs I use to obsess and repeat over again and again.
Jung Joon Young's Spotless Mind is no exception. Released onto YouTube in late 2013, it was as fresh as my life's third chapter (the beginning of tertiary studies, in an educational sense.) Recalling my 2nd month in the UK, I imagined myself as the protagonist of a musical. Part of the imagination required me to play loud background music, hoping for the best that my neighbours can't hear it. Unfortunately, I was pretty sure, not only could they hear it (100%, if not 98%), they were involuntarily listening to Spotless Mind on repeat, every morning after one wakes up, and every night before one sleeps.
The husky-voiced rock singer first attracted my attention in Superstar K4, a televised serious singing competition for non-professionals. One of his performances that I highly recommend listening to is Becoming Dust, a duet by Jung Joon Young and Roy Kim. Having real skill and an unpredictable personality, he won the hearts of many in music charts and variety shows. After receiving a contract with CJ E&M in May 2013, he officially debuted with his single Spotless Mind.
Alright, will stop with K-pop history now.
My favourite elements in the song include the soft electric strums, climactic modulations, the epic visuals, single colour dominations, heart throbbing percussive pulses ...right, anymore you ask? Well of course you can't forget, the impressive, Jung Joon Young rock and roll voice.