YoonA and indie band supreme 10cm have combined on “Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway” as a part of SM Entertainment‘s quest to invigorate their digital sales ranking by flooding Korean music charts with generic ballad and indie tracks.
The scary part about “Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway” is that it actually had a quicker tempo to it than most of the ‘SM Station‘ projects, but everything about this was just monotonous sounding. Of course, it was designed that way to hide YoonA’s limited vocal range, but to the detriment of the release. I don’t care about vocal performance if the song sounds good, but if the song has a basic instrumental and is half-whispered, half-sung for the first two minutes, then it’s quite apparent the song itself was hamstrung by singing ability.
Not that my opinion matters at all, of course, because if you like YoonA then you can say it was a “sweet” and “cute” performance. However, if you couldn’t care less about WHO is singing it, then you could accurately say that every indie artist in Korea can and does release a song like this once a year. But hey, at least 10cm is getting some run.
Doesn’t matter anyway, because my opinion doesn’t matter, and this song will chart #1 while other indie artists who have been doing the same shit for years will have their dreams shattered in anonymity and resign themselves to a miserable cubicle existence of corporate sharecropping under societal pressures.
That escalated quickly.
Also, the extreme closeups in the music video were weird.