On April 10th, Paul Kim released a schedule and a one-minute preview video on YouTube for his upcoming EP. This EP is actually part two of his 2nd full-length album titled Maum or Heart, and it is set to drop on April 22nd. It will have five songs – “Hero” – “But I’ll Miss You” – “Overload” – “Holiday” and – “The Reason For My Spring”
There will be a music video for every track, and he already released the first song “Overload” on April 13th. This song is also known as “Katalk”
The lyrics for “Overload” are very relatable, and I love the quirky and weird music video. I will save my detailed thoughts for when I write my album review.
Before I advance further, allow me to introduce this artist to those who might not know him. Kim Tae-hyeong, popularly known as Paul Kim, is a South Korean singer-songwriter signed to Neuron Music. He debuted in 2014 with the single – “Would You Like Some Coffee?” He was born on February 11th, 1988, which makes him 32 years old internationally. I discovered him through his soundtracks for South Korean dramas, and he instantly became one of my top male vocalists. So far he has released one full-length album in two parts – The Road in 2017 and Tunnel in 2018, Two EPs – Song Diary and Her both in 2016, His ongoing second full-length album in two parts – Maum, Part 1 in 2019 and Maum, Part 2 set for April 22nd, 2020. He also has a good number of singles/collaborations, and his latest OST is “So Long” from Hotel del Luna. I absolutely love that OST, it is so beautiful.
Here is a live performance of the Hotel del Luna OST –
Back to the primary purpose of this post. The first part of Paul Kim’s second full-length album was released on October 7th, 2019, but I discovered it when I reacted to the follow-up single “Big Heart” on November 29th, 2019. If you want to read that review, use this link 👉🏼 Paul Kim – Big Heart: Music Review
I fell utterly in love with the solemn/hopeful vibe of that song, so I started snooping around until I stumbled upon Maum, Part 1, which also has that same feel. My ultimate favourite song on it is “Empty”, but I enjoy listening to the full EP regularly. Here are all the songs on Part 1 –
Young and Selfish
From the one minute preview he released last week Friday, I feel that Maum, Part 2 is going to be on a more quirky and romantic side. I am really thrilled about hearing Paul Kim’s heavenly voice again, and I just love the sentimental nature of the Maum collection, it soothes me. Is anyone else as excited for Paul Kim’s comeback?