Every day until the end of April, we’ll highlight some of our favorite kpop girl group vocalists on the way to #1.
Bubbling her way to the #29 spot isssss…
…Jiu of DreamCatcher.
How best to describe Jiu’s singing voice?
Ethereal and floaty like the flutter of an angel’s wings. Sweet as a piece of candy that you can’t wait to unwrap. There’s a sparkle and brightness to it that reminds me of what it looks like when you wake up early in the morning after an ice storm and go outside to see everything is covered with a layer of nature’s glass. It’s a voice perfectly suited to a song like I Love You 3000 by Stephanie Poetri.
And so it’s kind of crazy that she’s in a group that has a bold rock sound like DreamCatcher. But wow, does it work.
In DreamCatcher’s songs, Jiu’s voice adds a special something. She’s a counterpoint to the fierce electric guitars and booming bass. She’s like a flicker of light that doesn’t chase away the darkness. Somehow, it makes it more haunting instead. Some of my favorite examples are in Scream and Jiu, but you can put on any of the songs with DreamCatcher’s signature sound to experience what I mean.
Her smile-sparking ballads and her mood-setting lines in group songs have earned Jiu a place in our hearts and on our list of favorite girl group vocalists. Check out this YouTube playlist I put together to get a deeper appreciation of her voice, and stop back tomorrow to meet #28.
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