Every day until the end of March, we’ll highlight one of our favorite kpop boy group vocalists on a countdown to #1.
Shimmying his way in at the number 28 spot isssss…
…Woong of AB6IX.
I’ll be honest when I think of Woong it’s not his voice that comes to mind first. It’s this:
but when I actually listen to Moondance without that sexy dance to distract me, I’m blown away by the music as much as I am stunned by the -ahem- visuals.
Woong’s voice has a very unusual quality. In his low and mid registers, it’s smoky and sultry. When the song calls for a shift to higher notes, it becomes sweet and angelic without losing that reverb that sets him apart from other kpop singers.
A tour through his cover songs shows that he can do the seductive crooning that a track like Charlie Puth’s How Long needs as well as he can the powerful belting required of What Am I? by Why Don’t We.
When he’s teamed up with the other members of AB6IX, Woong’s voice brings an endless array of depth to songs. Just check out the haunting intro to Surreal to see what I mean. His silky ooo is the perfect segue to Daehwi’s voice, and then he comes back breathy with sharp enunciation for a dramatic buildup to the chorus. When it arrives, he’s light and breathy adding a delicate quality to the song.
Change over to Love Air and his voice gives a funky element to the first verse setting the stage for Youngmin’s unique style of rap. Because his voice has such one-of-a-kind character no matter what song he’s performing on, his presence adds a special something.
For all of that (and those dance moves), Woong has earned a spot on our list. Stop back tomorrow to meet number 27, and check out this short YouTube playlist of the songs I mentioned.
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