Taeyeon - Something New
Taeyeon honestly shouldn't need an introduction, but if somehow you're unfamiliar with her, she's a solo artist under SM Entertainment. She was the leader and main vocalist of the legendary girl group Girls' Generation, and she's also one of the most popular solo acts in Korea. For the most part I've really enjoyed her solo works, and as a SONE, I always make sure to check out whatever she drops with high expectations. From the teasers, and even just from the title of the track, it seemed like once more Taeyeon would be trying out a different musical direction for herself.
The opening to this track was a serious surprise. The filters on top multiple layers of her vocals were reminiscent of Imogen Heap, an artist I'm really only familiar with on a basic level thanks to my best friend. Still, the opening element of this song definitely aligned with the title and concept of this new track as something new, and it was most certainly not the only part that did. This song is a lot funkier of a sound than we've heard out of Taeyeon in past releases. I really loved the progressions of this song from start to finish.