I have a soft spot for Standing Egg. They were the first Korean indie band I ever came across, and they had caught my attention right away due to their sound and consistency of quality songs. When I am not in the best of moods, Standing Egg is my go-to band. They always turn a bad day into a good one, and with the release of their album ‘US‘, I feel like shouting out with glee to the world.
Standing Egg do not stray far from their standing sound, which I like because it’s a sound that identifies them. Instruments like the violin, piano, and drum can be heard a lot throughout this album.
“Kiss Me” is the perfect choice as the title song for ‘US’. Near the middle of the song, you can hear Egg 2 hit a soft high-note that sent chills down my spine, and this is a track that I definitely can hum along to all day.
As you continue listening to the album, you may notice Yeseul‘s voice if you have listened to previous Standing Egg albums, as she sang “있잖아 궁금해” on ‘SHINE‘ and “Stay Away” on ‘LIKE‘. I really enjoy when singers return to lend their voice to an album, because it’s like reconnecting with someone after a long time away from each other.
Their song “She Is Back” is the perfect road trip song. It makes me feel like I am driving down the road with the wind blowing in my face and I can just see myself blasting this on the radio, singing along to the lyrics.
Overall, this album is jam-packed with ten wonderful songs, and I highly recommend this album to everyone.