Every day until the end of March, we’ll highlight one of our favorite kpop boy group vocalists on a countdown to #1.
Claiming his spot at #17 is…
I have a thing for weird voices as I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before. By weird I mean strange textures, interesting technique, stuff that makes you stop and turn the volume up a little more to better appreciate the details of what you’re hearing.
So naturally when I first heard Haechan, he immediately became my NCT bias.
When people talk about vocal texture they’re usually referring to things like clarity, timbre, whether or not they are nasally–that kind of thing. Different factors work together to determine the texture of someone’s voice, and that’s not untrue when it comes to Haechan.
But no one else’s voice is something I swear I can feel when I listen to. Not in, like, a he-digs-into-my-soul-when-he-croons kind of way, but more in the way that it’s like I can literally feel it. When Haechan sings its like a piece of soft felt on the ears or running your fingers over fine mesh.
Not sure how else to describe the scratchy-yet-smooth tone that he’s got where I picture the ends of a fuzzy sweater when he gets going.
I often call NCT noisy in a good, experimental way and Haechan is just one of those many textures that lay on one another to make NCT the chaotic perfection that it is, all while adding some serious sweetness throughout.
Behind it all is a whole hell of a lot of talent on top of it. For his truly one of a kind “weird” voice and all of that technique that powers it, Haechan makes it at #17 on our list.
Check out a quick playlist below for some of my fav Haechan moments and check back tomorrow for who will be #16.
ab6ix astro ATEEZ baekhyun blackpink bts chung ha cix cravity dreamcatcher DRIPPIN exo gidle golden child got7 hoppipolla ikon itzy iu Kang Daniel mamamoo MCND mirae MONSTA x nct Oh My Girl Oneus ONF OnlyOneOf Pentagon PIXY Purple Kiss Red Velvet Seventeen SHINEE stray kids Super Junior T1419 TRI.BE Twice Up10TION Verivery Victon WEi WJSN