I don’t know whether to classify this song as a collaboration or a platonic duet, but either way, Zion.T and Crush smash this comeback out of the park. 그’냥’ translated as “Just” makes me think of cold windy winter days and sitting by a rainy window, where I reminisce about the previous summer days. In reality, the song is about faking normalcy in the face of a previous love interest, but I found it funny that my feelings about the way the music sounded were reflected in the cold black and white imagery, snow fall and the cotton, which appears out of an avalanche of ice cubes and is subsequently burned. Normally I would show you video on Amoeba Culture’s youtube page, however, 1theK has an English translation of the song, and I think it would be a travesty not to know what they were singing about.
I also loved the feel of the piano in the song; I was reminded of Vince Guaraldi’s jazz piano work, who is famous for writing the score to A Charlie Brown Christmas. It, of course, is a lot sadder and less eccentric than Vince’s work, but I can’t help but hear influences. I also love the dance work of the cabby cap-wearing mustachioed Korean man during the musical breakdown. It contributed to that vintage feel. Lastly, while Zion.T’s last line “Pass me by” is a complete thought, it is incomplete musically, like he either dropped the mic to chase after her or got gut checked and couldn’t complete the song. Leaving the song unfinished leaves the listener with tension, which is perfect for creating the feeling conveyed by the lyrics in the song. Zion T. appears to be a master of his craft, and Crush seems to have equal talent, although I know nothing about his body of work. Regardless I will continue to follow both of these artists and other releases from Amoeba Culture.
Edited by: LeighDarling
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