Although my iPod packs a lot of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and other j-pop music, I’m really turning to a new genre lately – kpop. I officially own more kpop songs than jpop, even though Japanese culture and language is usually my preference. Along with the usual big players like BIG BANG, 2NE1, and Girls’ Generation, I just found this cute couple’s duets. Milk Tea is my new rainy June soundtrack.
Unsungbyul, a kpop blog, has this to say about the band:
Milk Tea is a co-ed ballad/indie/pop duo signed under Juice Media who released their first album “Delicious Time” in 2010. They followed this up with a single and now more recently, a second album called “Love Traveller”. A lovely little duo needless to say and definitely worth checking out!
Their style is soft and acoustic reminding me of Mindy Gledhill or maybe Tegan and Sara, with enough of a pop edge to keep it from sounding too sad. Ji Wooyong is on guitar and production, and Remi is the vocalist. Their single Shy Love Song (warning – spoilers in this link for Love Rain!) was also featured in episode 13 of the adorably retro (think 1970s South Korea) romantic kdrama “Love Rain“.
This is the song I first fell in love with – about cute love, and my favorite food, um, ramen. If people would write more songs about other foods I like, such as pink donuts, rocky road ice cream or omurice, actually, that would be fantastic. It doesn’t hurt that there is this adorable video.
Are there any other soft and sweet kpoppers you’d recommend?