Taeyang from my favourite Korean idol group, Big Bang released his first song of his new album on June 3. A few weeks later, his label YG Entertainment announced they would be embarking on a Cover Project where its artists would do covers of songs by other artists on their label. The first one being a cover of Taeyang’s Eyes, Nose, Lips.
While I am a big fan of Akdong Musician and have been playing their new album PLAY non-stop for weeks, it is actually Tablo’s reimagined version with new lyrics, which is my favourite so far. This is not surprising given I have been a long time fan of Tablo and Epik High, with them probably being my all time favourite Korean hip hop group (with Drunken Tiger and Soul Dive coming just after them).
In the last day or so, Eric Nam, who originally came to public attention by covering kpop songs on youtube, has released an english language version of the song. I doubt any of my favourite Korean indie rock groups will release a version of the song, but if they did I am sure they would also do an amazing job!
TAEYANG – original release
TABLO – Reimagined version (with new lyrics in english by Tablo)