K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Clown

Track: Clown | Artist: Leessang (feat. BMK) | Album: Library Of Soul
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Five years after their disbandment, I’ve yet to find a Korean hip-hop artist that pulls me in so deeply as Leessang had managed to do, so many years ago.

Clown is a 2005 release under their Library Of Soul album, widely considered by their fans to be one of their best. This album is stacked: not only with Clown, but also with I’m Not Laughing, Gary And Gil, and Euijeongbu Song (with Yoon Mi Rae)—bangers all.

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One of Clown’s highlights is the absolutely masterful performance by featuring artist BMK, a Korean singer who specializes in soul. Her voice is, simply put, divine; many of her contemporaries have compared her to Aretha Franklin, which is an analogy not without merit:

As always with Leessang, any discussion of them isn’t complete without at least mentioning their live stage presence, which is awe-inspiring. I mean, just take a look at the energy in this crowd:

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