If someone asked for three bands that could convey what Korean indie sounds like, Dear Cloud would be one of them. Obviously there are too many bands to consider, but with their indie rock sound; it is a good representation of one facet of the Korean indie genre.
Their ten song album is a return to a more “classic” sound for me. It’s a bit more straightforward, with songs constructed with melody and even tempo. The vocals take on a melancholy tone with a bit of a half-time tempo during choruses.
I’d have to say that Bright Lights has the perfect timing for its release. With all the experimentation that Korean indie has, it’s nice to fall back on simpler, but still welcoming music.
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