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[Review] Jukjae – 2006

Jukjae is back with his new EP ‘2006’. Let’s dive right in!


We start off with the title track ‘Shining, My 2006’. The single is about when he was a freshman in 2006, there was a shimmer of hope in the eyes of his classmates. He wonders where it went and how they are now.

‘Scenery’ is next and Jukjae’s voice with that soft guitar line is already brilliant. However, when the trumpet sample comes in, it adds some playfulness to the track that makes it even better. 

After that we get the only collab single in the EP ‘2006’. ‘I know’ featuring Na Won-Joo. Their vocals blend so perfectly well together. This is a stunning ballad and the electric guitar in the bridge with the strings is a heavenly combination.

The fourth track is ‘Without You’. This is such a sad, intimate song that I almost feel like I shouldn’t listen to it. It’s absolutely stunning though. The electric guitar really came through with that solo and Jukjae’s layering with the vocals was superb. The small vibrato in his tone gives it just that tad extra emotion. Ugh, this is so lovely!!

Jukjae closes the EP off with ‘Trace’. It’s a lovely closer for a super soft EP. It fits the overall theme and I love it to bits. This entire EP is the easy-listening stuff from my dreams. The music is really soothing to listen to.

The EP isn’t on Spotify yet, but here’s his Artist Profile so keep an eye out.

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