Music is, as I’ve said before, insanely personal. I talk about it all the time as if I’m some sort of genuine know it all who has some sort of clue as to what makes a song or a group good. I don’t. I just know what I like and I’m fairly articulate, so it seems like I know what I’m talking about. And I do…for me. I know that when I first heard Lucy, a Korean band on the show JTBC SuperBand, I was impressed. To the point where I downloaded their releases from the show and saved them on playlists. And moved on.
I hear a lot of music on a daily basis and I see a lot of new content all the time. Even when I’m thoroughly touched, I forget. I’m not a bad person, I’m just exposed to so much I can’t possibly remember every moment that I’m moved. I’ll admit that sometimes I hear a song and look it up on my streaming service of choice only to find that I’ve been listening to them for a while. Sometimes for years. This week, Alix and I decided to switch posts so I would choose her Throwback and she would choose my Musical Monday. She plopped a link into our chat and I was so pleased to see that it was the very band I’d rediscovered in the last couple of weeks and a group that she’d so connected with that one of our more hesitant fans – Alix herself – had decided to learn and then to fall in love within a matter of hours.
One of my joys in life is watching someone I love fall in love and she is falling hard.
Lucy is a four-member band under Mystic Story, and when I say band, I mean band. They’re the real deal with instrumentation and vocals galore. They’ve been practicing together a while and are actually named after a dog that used to hang out near the space where they used to play. A dog named Lucy. Let that sink in. Alix has a dog named Lucy. I’m not saying its fate or anything…but its fate. Each of the members carries multiple roles including playing an instrument, singing, producing, and guiding the members through the intricacies of the Korean music industry as leader. Despite having only debuted this month, they sound polished and professional and have shot to the front of the line of Korean bands to check out – and I don’t say that lightly as actual bands are becoming quite the trend after the Rose saw so much success.
The song Flowering, released as part of a two-track single this month counts as their debut. But the members have been around the block between their stint on the survival program and their time busking in the streets as part of various projects and as students loving music while they studied the likes of engineering and astronomy as a good son does. These are four insanely talented individuals primed to make waves in the smaller band scene but also in the Kpop world. I think it’s time I stop enjoying them in the moment and start paying attention – if not to fall completely in love myself, then to support my KB in her journey to the inevitable.