One of my favorite things about music is its diversity. There’s a sound and a song to fit every mood under the sun which means anytime I need a little pick-me-up, all I have to do is scroll through my playlist or wander the vastness of YouTube. It was during one of my many YouTube wanderings that I came across Zion.T’s latest release and OH. MY. WORD. Talk about a sudden rush of warm-fuzzies!
Though now that I think about it, maybe “warm-fuzzies” isn’t really the right term to describe how I feel every time I listen to “No Makeup.” Hmmm… What would the right word be? Swoony? Melty? Warmfuzzyswoonymelty? Yeah… Maybe not… But you get the idea.
So before I get too carried away with my squeeing over this incredibly sweet song, let me take a second to give you the low-down. It was released as a digital single on Sunday, by Monday it had topped numerous music charts in Korea, on Tuesday I finally gave it a listen and now I’m sitting here dying from an overload of sweetness. The song itself was produced by a talented team that included KUSH and Seo Won Jin. Once again Zion.T teamed up with jazz pianist Yoon Seok Cheol who, if you remember, teamed up with Zion.T and Crush on their silky-smooth track, “Just.”
The song itself is everything you could ever wish for it to be. The smooth R&B feel compliments Zion.T’s voice so well and the lyrics… Ugh! I just… I can’t… I melt! Every. Single. Time. Why am I such a sucker for songs like this? Even if I can never bring myself to actually believe lyrics like this would ever apply to me, the idea of being found attractive without all the makeup and nice clothes and pretty hair is so nice. *sigh*
While the video for “No Makeup” may seem far too simple I’m convinced that’s the whole point. In a song that praises the simple, natural beauty of a woman, it only makes sense that the video for that song be as equally beautiful in its own simplistic way. Shot in an empty warehouse and filmed in black-and-white, you can get any more simple and yet watching Zion.T sing, with a trio of musicians accompanying him, I find my breath constantly catching. (Though I suppose there’s always the chance it’s because I’ve finally gone over the fangirl edge…)
Obviously I’m a fan of Zion.T’s new single but I want to know what you think of “No Makeup.” Did it make you feel all warm and squishy inside like it did me or is this not really your style? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let me know what you’re thinking by leaving me a comment below!