I’ve watched a lot of live videos of Lang Lee, but never heard a full length until Yon Yonson. From “잘 알지도 못하면서” I get a folk style and that flows throughout the album. Yon Yonson is a simplistic and direct album featuring Lang Lee and acoustic guitar. Her voice is what draws you in, it’s mellow and melodic flowing over the beats with ease. Yon Yonson is from 2013 so it’s a snapshot of that time and her style could have evolved since.
The most difference you get from the album is how her voice is mixed. Like on “하하하” her voice is layered on itself giving an echo and adding a bit of depth. The good thing is that it’s not a carbon copy and sometimes the vocals don’t match but still mix well. Over the 13 songs, you get a solid set of songs. There’s not much in terms of straight variety, each song follows a set arrangement. But even with that, Lang Lee is able to create songs that all capture different emotions. You get this from her voice and the song tempo.
If you’re looking for excellent folk and indie music, Lang Lee is definitely a wonderful addition to any collection. You get drawn into the melody of each song pretty quickly and the melodies are really enjoyable. I would have thought that the lack of variety would get boring, but there’s an honestly that is nice. Yon Yonson does have a tendency to flow into one long song especially if you’re not listening directly to the music. It’s not a big problem, but it does make it difficult to remember specific songs.
As my first real listen to Lang Lee, I really enjoyed Yon Yonson. It’s a pure album that showcases folk music from South Korea. It’s not a boring album and Lang Lee’s voice is an easy one to get entranced by. I hope that there’s more music coming beyond this 2013 album because I’m curious to see how she’s evolved since then.