D.O. - Empathy
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 74 ratings
2021 Ratings: #219
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July 26, 2021 / Release Date
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After a long wait for a fully-fledged venture into the solo arena, D.O. delivers on all possible expectations with a fittingly warm cocktail of genre-bouncing, and plenty of style, in Empathy.

After nearly a decade of playing his part in the K-pop boyband EXO, singer Do Kyungsoo finally claims his much-deserved spotlight with his first solo project
Utilizando de uma sonoridade simples de balada, D.O lança seu primeiro mini álbum solo, um disco satisfatório, mas um pouco decepcionante para um álbum que estava tão animado pra ouvir.

A title é a faixa mais decepcionante, uma baladinha com sonoridade acústica bem básica, que só se salva pelos belos vocais de D.O. As B-sides são bem melhores que a title, destaco "Dad" e "Si Fueras Mia", que apesar de ... read more
Antes que de fato fizesse sua estreia como solista, D.O. passou anos de sua carreira se concentrando em algumas atividades das quais ele é conhecido, ora sendo um dos principais vocalistas do grupo de K-pop EXO; ora sendo protagonista de filmes e séries que marcaram a década de excelência do cinema sul-coreano, onde esteve à frente de clássicos recentes como o filme “Swing Kids”, de 2018. Neste ano, depois de concluir o serviço militar ... read more
Nothing would ever go wrong with a Kyungsoo solo and his debut EP doesn’t fall short.
This is the type of ep that is obviously geared for easy-listening and the first track (Rose) is a welcoming intro to what would foreshadow the chill, laidback, and serenading EP. Kyungsoo’s vocal timbre is perfect for this type of genre, and honestly most of the time, it’s his vocals that make the songs interesting here.
Least fav: It’s Love
Rose 7.2πŸ’š
I'm Gonna Love You 5.6πŸ’›
My Love 8.1πŸ’š
It's Love 7.0πŸ’š
Dad 9.1πŸ’š
I'm Fine 6.4πŸ’š
Rose (English Version) 7.2πŸ’š
Si Fueras Mia 8.6πŸ’š

Nota Final:74πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š(Bom)
EXO's D.O. is known for having one of the best vocal tones in K-pop, which I wholeheartedly agree with. I'll admit I got what I expected with his debut mini album but I definitely feel satisfied.

Opener 'Rose' is a nice acoustic cut which emphasises his vocal charisma well without going overboard. It's a simple but well executed track. 'I'm Gonna Love You' focuses more on the songwriting side, having a more muted instrumental style - Wonstein's feature is nice and I really like the harmonies ... read more
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Track List

  1. 1. Rose
  2. 2. I’m Gonna Love You (feat. Wonstein)
  3. 3. My Love
  4. 4. λ‹€μ‹œ, μ‚¬λž‘μ΄μ•Ό It’s Love
  5. 5. λ‚˜μ˜ 아버지 Dad
  6. 6. I’m Fine
  7. 7. Rose (English Version)
  8. 8. Si Fueras Mia
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Added on: July 1, 2021