I have been waiting with great patience for the return of Akdong Musician (AKMU, for short). They are one of the most unique, fun and creative duos in Korean music and really a necessary voice in the genre. And while I'm still waiting (less patiently) for an actual, official comeback, I was delighted to receive the gift of this special song and music video celebrating Korea's Hangul Day. Hangul, for those who don't know, is the Korean alphabet. It has a unique and interesting history all its own, and is considered to be one of the most logical--almost scientifically designed--alphabets in the world. But really, that has little to do with the actual song, which is an incredibly jubilant, sassy piece of singalong pop. As usual, composer Chanhyuk's choices in melody, production and lyrics are smart and quirky, and the duo perform the track with enough infectious energy to put a smile on anybody's face. And best of all... the song actually becomes even catchier the more you listen to it. I really, really love these two.
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...Transmissions come in from outposts all over the universe... Unfamiliar melodies stream into our radios... Fronted by colorful aliens with big voices... The music begins to catch on ... It's in our heads and it refuses to leave... And we like it...
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