Album: “Suku Na Hito Ga Iru Koto” EP
Label: Sony Music Records
After leaving a great thing in KARA, Kang Jiyoung rebranded herself as JY which is just to shorten her name and started a solo career in Japan. She started to act and become a solo artist. This EP called “Suku Na Hito Ga Iru Koto” is her effort as a soloist in the crowded Japanese music scene.
Although it would be easy to go through the idol route and still be successful, JY also rebranded her sound. Going from an idol performer to a full-fledged artist is no easy task. She has shown that her music is still wonderful and very pleasant without the need of bubblegum pop producers and an entourage of writers.
She also covered the Japanese classic, “Yumesakiannainin” which was so easy on the ears. JY made the song hers.
Although this EP is very solid, there isn’t that track that really makes an impact. It’s consistent all the way through, but no single song to blow people out of the water.
JY has shown that she not only can carry a song on her own, but she could also carry an EP and eventually an album. Although she has moved onto establishing herself as her own actress and artist, she has shown that she can evolve too. As a hardcore Kamila, it’s wonderful to see her success in the Japanese market.
Overall rating: 3.5/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic