Tell Me (What Is Love) – Yoo Young Jin & D.O (EXO)

This is the second song from SM Station, where new songs from SM artists constantly. The previous song released from this Station project was Taeyeon’s Rain, which has performed wonderfully on the charts, as expected of the main vocalist of SNSD. Now the baton has been passed onto D.O (otherwise known as Kyungsoo) from EXO, who collaborated with Yoo Young Jin for his first solo release.

And damn, is this a good song or what? Both artists are so good, it is was pretty hard to differentiate between the two as they sang and as the song progressed, it got harder and harder to do so. For a ballad, there is a lot of different things going on at once, and that makes this track really good, but for some reason, it just seems like a simple song. It isn’t monotone or relies heavily on the instrumental. A song with “colour” in it. Actually, it sounds like a RnB type of song, which consists of lots of body rolls. From my guess, the really good high note or adlib at around 1:53 in the song was performed by Yoo Young Jin and was amazing. Actually, their vocals from start to end were amazing. The adlibs from the start gave the song a really nice impact to our ears from the start. There is no other way to describe their vocals, just amazing and it blows you away. They have this really nice vocal chemistry and they harmonise together really well. Not a single flaw could be found in the song. Might not be your cup of tea, but it was mine and I would recommend this to anyone, any day.

The music video was a little disappointing. The song first of all, was around 4:42 minutes long. But the video only lasted for 3:19 minutes, so the song was awkwardly faded out at the end of the video. Don’t know why and we haven’t got any clue to why that was the case. But beside that, I think it was a nice video. The girl goes along and puts down pictures of what seems to be the two singers recording and producing the song. Have no clue what’s going on, but it seems to go hand in hand with the song. The video was shot entirely in black and white (well, edited I think). Minus the short video, I think it is a nice video that fits in well the style that the song was going for. Simple yet artistic.

Overall, I think this is a great release from the two and it just makes me want to know what SM Station has coming our way. 9.5/10

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