“Dirty” could probably pass for a DJ set at a house music lounge.
With DJ and composer Frants (who also worked on the Wonder Girls’ ‘Reboot’ album), JYP’s G.Soul toned down the emotion of his first EP “Coming Home” from January, and turned up the beat to create a quality album combining jazz and soul with house music.
Although the EP is called “Dirty” and the word repeats itself countlessly in the songs, the album exudes a romantic vibe thanks to G.Soul’s tone and his original lyrics -- particularly in “Crazy for You” and “Stop the Love.”
His voice has an earnest quality to it that is particularly apparent when he suddenly slips into an R&B-style vocalization or holds out a note a few milliseconds longer than seems right.
After 15 years of training, G.Soul seems eager to roll out tracks showing of what he can do. With this level of quality, he should let nothing get in his way.
By Won Ho-jung (email@example.com)