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[R&B Gem] Crucial Star

We’re back with a new R&B Gem, this time writing about singer-songwriter Crucial Star. 

It’s quite hard to put a genre on Crucial Star’s music, because he flows from indie ballads, to R&B and soft Hip-Hop seamlessly. He has some amazing releases in all genres, but my personal favorites are usually his more R&B ballads so I decided to write about him in this segment. 

Let’s dive in!


Crucial Star had his first start in 2007 in the Hip-Hop duo Libra Twins before going solo in 2011 with the release of his EP ‘A Star Goes Up’.

Since his debut the man has been quite busy. He has over 200 of his own releases, just over 300 writing credits and 95 features. It’d be an insanely long article if I went over all of them, so I’ll just do a couple of highlights of each year. 

In 2012 Crucial Star came out with the EP ‘Fall’.

The year after, he released the EP ‘Drawing #2: A Better Man’ and the single ‘A winter love song’.

In November 2014 Crucial Star released his first full length album ‘Midnight’.

The following year was for the releases of the singles ‘Youngest Son’, ‘Love Yourself’ and the EP ‘Boyhood’.

His EP ‘Fall 2’ came out in 2016 alongside a couple of OSTs and a couple of singles.

In 2017 he worked with Babylon for the single ‘You can rest’. He also came out with his EP ‘starry night ‘17’. On the latter, he released his iconic track ‘Study Abroad’.

His second full length album ‘Maze Garden’ came out in 2018.

In 2019 Crucial Star released several singles and the EP ‘Half A Wing’.

2020 was a busy year, as he dropped multiple singles and 2 EP’s: ‘Hwaak!’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’.

His third full length album was released in 2021; ‘Serenity, Courage, Wisdom’.

This year he has released a single every month up until June.

Crucial Star undoubtedly has a lengthy and great discography. He has beautiful lyricism and creates wonderful melodies. 

Go ahead and listen to his music on Spotify here.

Ilse Van Den Heede
A writer with a slight coffee addiction and a tendency to find K-Indie gems in the YouTube rabbit hole.