kpop fav of the day: boy group vocalist #27, jinyoung of cix

Every day until the end of March, we’ll highlight one of our favorite kpop boy group vocalists on a countdown to #1.

Beckoning you forward to the number 27 spot issss…

Full disclosure: Jinyoung is my ult bias wrecker. It’s very, very tempting for me to go on and on and on about all of the reasons why he’s a gift to humanity.

I could easily write a thesis about his visuals, but instead I’ll give you this:

I could compose a sonnet to his dance skills, but instead I’ll link to this:

I could discuss his charms in upwards of 10,000 words but I’ll summarize with this:

…because we’re here to discuss just one of the many, many wonderful things about Bae Jinyoung–his voice.

It’s pretty appropriate that when he performed his solo song Hard to Say Goodbye on Countdown he did so in a birdcage because when he’s singing a ballad, there is something sort of avian about his voice. His sound can be very melodic and sweet. In Revival, it soars through the bridge and the chorus like a bird spreading its wings.

That’s not to say he’s just a classic ballad singer. Put him in a track with R&B vibes like Wanna One’s 11, and the smoothness of his tone becomes sensual and sultry.

In CIX’s more dramatic songs, Jinyoung adds to the mood in a big way. In Young, there’s almost something spooky about his vocals that energizes the track. In Black Out, he puts plenty of power to his lines, adding to the intensity of the song. Every time CIX pushes their sound in a new direction, Jinyoung is up for the challenge, contributing the perfect performance to the track.

His vocal versatility has landed Jinyoung a place on our list of favorite kpop vocalists. Check out this mini playlist of the songs I discussed and come back tomorrow to see who comes in at number 26.

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