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Music Monday: AKMU

Happy Monday!

Today’s song is “Melted” by Akdong Musician (AKMU). This beautiful track was released on the talented duo’s 2014 debut album PLAY. The members, Lee Chanhyuk (이찬혁) and Lee Suhyun (이수현) are brother and sister. You may know them as winners of K-POP Star 2. They were subsequently signed to YG Entertainment, which manages numerous popular artists (Winner, Epik High, 2NE1).

Although this song and music video are almost one year old, I felt the track would be fitting, now that spring is coming, thawing our hard hearts and bitter feelings. (You can watch them perform it live here.) AKMU’s musical style is very sincere and earnest, and PLAY has a great balance of fun, fast-paced songs and slower, relaxing ones. The siblings are young, talented and very different from most pop artists. They genuinely love composing and writing songs for their fans.

If you like their songs, I would suggest listening to more of their music on Spotify. Be sure to check out the music videos for “200%” and “Give Love,” two other standout tracks as well!  In these, their personality really shines through.

Have a great rest of the week (:

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