AOTY 2021

Soul Lady

YUKIKA - Soul Lady
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Based on 1 review
User Score
Based on 535 ratings
2020 Ratings: #34
Liked by 63 people
July 21, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
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They offer just the right changes of pacing for the record’s 35-minute runtime to play out with as much contour as concentration, both to extremes. And so it is that Soul Lady slaps like no-one’s business.

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Soul Lady paints a beautiful scene. You're walking through the neon-lighted, bustling streets of 80s Tokyo on a dark, cold rainy night. Surrounded by people, a city shimmering with life, yet intimidating and you're left with a sense of loneliness/dejection. Then, your eyes are set on someone in the distance, they look back at you, a mystifying force slowly pulls you two together. The city fades to the background and falls quiet, the lights dim, your heart bursts. At that ... read more
It isn't K-Pop, it's Yukika-Pop!

I have finally decided to listen and review this album. A lot of questions ran through my brain before listening. Is it overrated? Is it everything people say it is? Does it push the boundaries of K-Pop? Could something like this even come impress me in the slightest bit?

Oh yes, it does! She wasn't wrong when she called herself the Soul Lady!

You've gotta admit, this is a feel good album. This is definitely a staple in the genre of K-Pop, and really thinking ... read more
It is great to know that this type of music can exist in the K-Pop industry. This album is fantastic, with retro tunes blending seamlessly with great production quality, bringing back the Citypop aesthetic to listeners. Obvious examples of Citypop are Soul Lady, Neon, Shade etc. Apart from Citypop, Yukika also steps her foot into different types of music, like the Korean R&B-themed A Day For Love, the modern wacky electro-pop-themed Pit-a-pet etc, and all songs still fit the general fluffy ... read more
I would love to get lost on the Coney island with Yukika and sleep there on the beach waiting for them to find us☺️💜
This album makes me want to learn Korean. uWu

A walk at night through a beautiful colorful retro Tokyo (or Seoul,in thise case) was the perfect cure and blessing for my soul after that ChainSmokers train wreck. Now, YUKIKA is a name i've heard many times and my interest in checking it out constantly grew as time went on. To be fair,the sole reason as to why i didn't review it yet was because i needed something to clean/wash off the sins that shitty efforts like The ChainSmokers might make me ... read more
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Added on: July 12, 2020