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[Review] John Park – outbox

Balladeer John Park is back with his second mini-album ‘Outbox’. I’m ready to dive in for some fantastic vocals and all the feels. The title of the album refers to a collection of messages that have not yet been sent or have failed to be sent. Let’s take a look!


We start off with ‘tangled’ which is an R&B ballad that has a touch of Blues as well. It’s smooth and when the layered vocals come in, I got actual chills. The instrumentation, especially the theremin-like synth as excellent and a great addition.

Next up is the title track ‘Now, us, here’. This is a mid-tempo ballad that has a bit of groove to it. We flitter between John Park’s falsetto and his regular voice. It’s a really cool listen and a bit of a vibe.

After that we get ‘strangers’ featuring Youra who released her own single album as well today. We’re going spacey with the instrumentation. It’s a very interesting sound scape. The echo on the vocals and the piano is super pretty and makes for a really cool listen.

We close off with ‘unsent’ which is a piano ballad. It’s a wonderful way of sending us off with a rather simple but stunning instrumentation and wonderful vocals. The harmonies in the bridge are everything.

Overall ‘Outbox’ by John Park is a wonderful listen that really displays some of his biggest strengths. It feels very diverse and it’s just a really smooth listen. You can find it on Spotify here.

If you want to take a look back at our review for John Park’s previous comeback, you can click here. That single ‘Daydreamer’ is still one of my favorites to date. It’s just so stunning! I absolutely love it and it needs more love and attention.

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