Singer-songwriter Roy Kim is a man of Spring and Autumn – one cannot remember his songs without feeling either the pleasantness of blossoming flowers or the pensiveness of falling leaves. His former tracks like “Spring, Spring, Spring” and “Love, Love, Love” whisk listeners away with their cheerful lyrics and bright melodies. On the other hand, we get songs such as “The Great Dipper” and “When Autumn Comes” that are laden with melancholy.
We are used to the rawness of Roy Kim’s works, oftentimes characterised in his music itself – a guitar and lyrics that enamour. He has never presented himself as fanciful both aesthetically and musically. With his latest album, Roy Kim walks away from the simplicity we are familiar with.