Korean Artist of the Week: Jan 9-15
Jung In (최정인)
Jung In is a talented R&B and soul singer who has been active in the music industry since 2002. She worked as an underground vocalist until her collaboration with Leessang for the song “Rush” and continues to be featured on a plethora of Leessang’s hit songs to this day along with many other artists such as Brown Eyed Soul, Dynamic Duo, and Bobby Kim. Jung-in was part of a five member group named “G.Fla”; the group disbanded in 2007 after three years of being active. Her first solo album, produced by Leessang’s Gil, was released in 2011. In terms of variety show, she appeared on “We Got Married” with her in real life husband and singer-song writer Jo Jung Chi.(source).
Your Scent Featuring Leessang’s Gary (사람냄새)
Autumn Guy (가을남자 )
Let’s Walk A Little (좀 걷자)
Thoughts on Jung In
Despite being deaf in one ear, Jung In is considered one of the top vocalist in Korea with her impressive vocal abilities and gorgeous tone. Her voice seriously gives me goosebumps; it’s just that beautiful to me. It’s a shame she isn’t that well known or appreciated. Through this post, I hope she can gain more recognition from international fans (thanks Kbeatz for requesting her!). I first heard of Jung In through Leessang’s “The Girl Who Can’t Break Up,The Man Who Can’t Leave”. She also worked with the duo on their other songs such as “Rush”, ”Hola, ”Buriri”, ”Seems Like Everybody Changes”, etc. They even had a special album together! Why did they work with each other so many times? They became close friends from being under the same label, Jungle Entertainment, which is the former home to hip hop couple Tiger Jk and Yoon Mi Rae and Hi Lite founder Paloalto. It’s now the current home of Jung In, Leessang, M.I.B, and 4ten.
If you enjoy ballads, soul, or the R&B genre, I highly recommend checking Jung In out. Not only are her featurings amazing, but her solo songs are some of the best in my opinion. Her voice and songs are totally perfect for a rainy day or the autumn/spring season! My favorite song of her’s is “Autumn Guy”; the mv stars her husband! It such a nice song to relax to as you ponder about the meaning of life or something deep.