kpop fav of the day: girl group vocalist #5, minnie of (g)i-dle

Every day until the end of April, we’ll highlight some of our favorite kpop girl group vocalists on the way to #1.

Hugging Cookie Monster all the way to the number five spot issss…

Minnie of (G)I-DLE!

When we started watching hundreds of videos to put together this list, we talked a lot about what made someone a good singer. There are two ways to think about it in my opinion. You can judge singers by their technical skill that usually comes from having years and years of training, or you can assess a singer by the character of their voice and what it makes you feel.

There are a lot of women on this list that stand out because they have incredible technical skill, and others that ended up on our list because they never fail to move us. And among that type of singer, Minnie leads the pack.

Minnie’s voice has a unique character. It comes off very sweet even in (G)I-DLE’s darker songs. There’s a tiny bit of scratchiness that enters during sustained holds that gives fullness to a song. And above all, every note she delivers is overflowing with emotion.

Simply put–Minnie makes us feel stuff. All kinds of stuff. She takes us to the place she’s approaching a song from and carries us with her through each bar. And when the song ends, it’s like we experienced something. She makes us listen. She cuts right through whatever distractions want to get in the way and gets us in touch with our innermost feelings.

And isn’t that what music is meant to do?

Because of the way she clears it all away and brings every song to life, Minnie has earned her spot on our list of kpop girl group vocalists. Check out this playlist with some of her covers–excuse the quality of the last one. Then, stop back tomorrow when we unveil number 4.

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