There are 2 things that happen when you're subscribed to strictly k-pop channels on YouTube. I mean the channels that are from certain entertainment companies for promoting purpose. When you follow a bunch of companies, you tend to get a lot of the direct content as soon as it's uploaded. Following a music distribution company is interesting because a good thing that comes from that is the new and interesting music from smaller labels that no one has ever heard before. This brings exciting uniqueness to the music I personally listen to. However there is a bad side to this as well. When you subscribe to a distributor, you get all the content from that company including songs from artists that you are subscribed to elsewhere. So for instance, I could get a video from Starship Entertainment and from CJ Music at the same time. Luckily, the artist I'm reviewing today is from a smaller label therefore I only received the one notification but today, I'll be reviewing Lee Ha Rin and her song “A Strange Day”. For those of you who didn't know (me included), she is a former member of the girl group Sugar under SM Entertainment. I'm excited to see this video and I've been putting this video review off for a while now, but I'm here now.
In the music video, it seems that her boy friend passed away and she received the news of it. It's an interesting video because the time passing by seems like it's forever, but I think it's only supposed to be one day. She's crying and laying in bed all day, being sad after she received the news. At the end of the video, the clock rewinds and it shows Lee Ha Rin waking up that morning, unaware of what was headed her way. For most of the video, I actually thought she had received news that she was going to die, but it's still really sad to receive the news that your loved one passed away.
The song starts off with your typical ballad piano. The song moves like any other ballad, but her voice is unique and the melody is beautiful. Many ballads tend to start off with piano and then add in the strings which this song does, but it's layered with synth fills and a powerful but soft drum beat. Also like many ballads, the song marks a key change at the final chorus to bring everything together with more emotion.
What did you think of “A Strange Day” by Lee Ha Rin? Did you enjoy it? Or are ballads not your thing? Please support her either way. Legendary artists are what make are musicians today so successful. Like and share this review on social media. Thank you for your support and look out for a new series coming soon to my website. I'll see you in my next review.
In this section of my website, I will review Kpop music videos, albums, songs, and various other things pertaining to Kpop. This will be the main stage of my website. It is where the majority of the action will take place.