Hello everyone – Happy New Year!!
I am kick-starting my 2017 post with a song that I belatedly discovered in 2016 but quickly rose to one of my favorites and most repeatedly-played track of the year.
Standing EGG debuted in 2010 and consists of 3 members (Egg 1, Egg 2, Egg 3) – they write, compose and produce all their music and frequently collaborate with other artists. Personally, I discovered this band back in 2013 via ‘We Got Married’ as Park Se Young (who was paired up with Jang Wooyoung) was a massive fan. I like their laid-back and easy-listening music but was never about them…
… Until I stumbled across this particular track via YouTube Autoplay. I am not sure why but this song really drew me in at first hearance – the melody is simple, vocals are very soothing and most importantly, it gives me a really nostalgic feeling.
Just as the title is aptly named – ‘Old Song‘ – I can relate to the lyrics because my memories are often triggered by songs as well, owing to my habit of putting music on repeat, which means that episodes of my life are tagged to particular tracks. This song explores the idea of two people’s memories associating to a certain song, and when the singer coincidentally hears it being played on the street, he stops in his tracks and reminisces.
As a side note, not sure if it is just me, but Mr Egg 1’s voice slightly resembles CN Blue’s Yonghwa when hitting those high notes in the chorus. Also, I am very glad that ‘Old Song’ has been garnering some attention recently from Sungjae’s cover;