AOTY 2021


JOY - Hello
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Based on 133 ratings
2021 Ratings: #278
Liked by 11 people
May 31, 2021 / Release Date
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I recently watched Grease and, while I hated every single scene and performance in it due to how utterly exaggerated and slapstick they were based on today’s standards, I at least appreciated that every actor felt completely engaged in the character they were playing and sold it off perfectly - even if it was just filled with stereotypes on top of accidental social commentary. Except for the last bit - really? He got knocked out by a car door?

The reason why I’m going on about this ... read more
I was skeptical to the prospect of Joy's solo debut being a cover album, but this really paid off! Her voice sounds amazing as ever, and along with the nostalgic production it really makes for something magical. All the tracks on here feel like a trip down memory lane of something I've never experienced before... it's a strange feeling but Joy does a really great job of capturing it. Overall I'm super satisfied with this album. I admittedly do miss Red Velvet as a five-some but their recent ... read more
Dando uma roupagem própria para canções das quais ganham um novo sentido em sua voz, JOY do Red Velvet alcança ótimos destaques em seu projeto solo.

Com um vocal aveludado e uma produção repleta de melodias delicadas, 'Hello' o mini-album lançado como estréia solo de uma das melhores vocalistas do k-pop é capaz de traduzir muito das influências e referências da artista que são bem colocadas ao longo de ... read more
hello πŸ™†πŸ»‍♀️

it's pretty good

pros -

these are nothing but covers of good songs. and if you have the vocal talent, then it's easier done than said, lol

sounds very very nostalgic, has a lot of retro charm

her voice is rather adorable and while the high-pitched tone of it might not appeal to everyone, it sure pricks up my ears

both the title track and happy birthday to you are both absolutely lovely and might as well be my favorite k-pop tracks of the year, i have no idea as ... read more
I'm having a hard time being totally satisfied with this one, knowing it's a cover album, but I won't pretend that it really negatively affected my listening experience since I had never heard any of these songs before. And these songs are actually all pretty good! I'm so happy to be able to tell that I enjoyed it much more than I originally expected, Joy has probably always been one of the most heart-warming and endearing figures in K-pop to me, and she shines more than ever in this record. I ... read more
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Track List

  1. Hello
  2. Je T'aime
  3. Day By Day
  4. If Only (feat. Paul Kim)
  5. Happy Birthday To You
  6. Be There For You
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Added on: May 16, 2021