Every day until the end of March, we’ll highlight one of our favorite kpop boy group vocalists on a countdown to #1.
Coming in at the number 30 spot issss…
… Teo from DKB.
I’ve already professed my love for Brave Entertainment’s boy group as a whole and sung the praises of their rapper GK. Now, it’s time for me to gush about their main vocalist.
Although they dabble in all kinds of music, I’d categorize DKB as a hip-hop centric band. In a group like that, vocalists often feel like draperies on a window with an awesome view. What I mean is that usually they add a little something but they’re not the main focus. This is particularly true of a group with a lot of members like DKB’s nine.
That said–Teo is way more than an accessory.
Take a song like Curious. Teo’s smooth vocals are the perfect counterpoint to E-Chan and GK’s verses. Or put on Take Care and turn the volume up so you can best here Teo’s soaring voice setting the stage for this mellow rap-focused track. In the chorus, he approaches his lines with a breathiness you don’t always hear from him, and it brings the chill back after the verse.
In Elevator, one of my favorite DKB songs, his voice adds a haunting quality. It reminds me of an echo sounding through an elevator shaft. The track truly wouldn’t be the same without him.
On his own, Teo has an incredibly sweet voice, particularly when he’s singing in the middle of his range. He can hit the high notes, too, and when he does he manages to keep a nice bright tone without becoming shrill or screaming. He seems to feel more confident singing in English, which is why his cover of Crush‘s Let It Go is particularly beautiful.
For all of his individual talent and all that he brings to DKB, Teo has found his way into our hearts and onto our fav list.
Hear him for yourself on our YouTube playlist. I included mostly color coded lyrics videos so you could easily pick him out. Let me know what you think of Teo in the comments and stop back tomorrow night as we unveil vocalist #29.
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