K.Will You Don't Know Love
In my post on Kim Bo Hyung’s solo debut, I mentioned how hard it is to find genuinely good Korean ballads, and that there’s only a small group of artists who can do them well. K.Will is one of those artists. He’s the closest thing to a male IU, in that they both sing like angels and are equally at home making us feel melancholy as they are at delivering feel-good pop or sexy slow jams (as heard from IU on the fantastic Modern Times).

Like a lot of Korean singers, K.Will tends to match his music with the seasons, so his latest mini-album, Will In Fall, is Autumn themed. Lead single, “You Don’t Know Love,” is a gorgeous midtempo built around fluttery piano, warm acoustics, and K.Will’s divine voice. Even though the lyrics have him chastising a bratty girlfriend who doesn’t know how to act right, his voice still makes me melt into a puddle of bodily fluids.

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Seriously, is there a male singer more pleasing to the ear than K.Will? His falsetto is so beautiful it could get a transsexual pregnant. Actually, Jonghyun could probably give him a run for his money, but that’s the only other person. None of these Western dudes can come for Willy or Dino, that’s for sure.

When it comes to music videos, K.Will’s thing is to hire the popular idols of the moment to star instead of himself. “You Don’t Know Love” has some model and one of droids from that EXO group. Why couldn’t he have cast someone flawless that I stan for, like Yongguk and Yunho? He could just repeat the gay storyline from “Please Don’t,” but with a kiss scene to take it up a notch. Who’s with me?

  • norimix

    I like K.Will but I personally like Kim Tae Woo’s voice better for Korean male soloist.. Kim Tae Woo’s voice is similar to George Michaels.. At least to my ears.

    • Wow, he does sound a bit like George Michael!

  • KingBeaArthur

    We need to take the gifs away from you!

    K.Will always delivers above and beyond for me. Nothing more to say!

  • ZeeHang

    K.Will is everything! His voice is so ear-friendly!

    Btw, I recently discovered another male soloist, Ha Dong Kyun/Qn who came to Immortal Songs 2 after a long time because he hated appearing on tv. And boy, he can surely sing! Listen to his performance, After Love. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl4mEcvjw1g

  • Nicole Naeun

    Yes, you’re stanning this gorgeous ballad! A part of me hates the fact that he’s destroying my yeojachingu IU from the top of charts, but I forgive him since his song is so good.

  • animasaurus

    My favorite Korean soloist is shin Yongjae from 4men but I still love me some k.Will. He sounds genuinely soulful and I personally find him kinda hot (hotter than the lead in this video anyways… js).

    • Josh Chinnery

      YYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!! People who call K.Will ugly need to have their brains checked >_>

      • animasaurus

        Right? He’s fine as as hell.

        • Josh Chinnery


      • find_nothing_here

        Well, if they don’t want those men we’ll be happy to take them, amirite? :D

        • Josh Chinnery

          Honey, you done gone and read my damn mind!! :D

          • find_nothing_here

            We can get us some Daesung too, while we’re at it. :3

          • Josh Chinnery


  • UncleFan

    This is pretty good – you sold me!

  • Josh Chinnery

    O honey, yes… I kind of wish K.Will would take to starring in his own music videos (still weeping over the injustice of him having about 10 seconds in Love Blossom), but I guess Korea just isn’t ready for that XD