Album Review: Zi-A – Voice of Heaven

Zi-A – Voice of Heaven

01. Absentmindedly

02. Together With The Star In My Heart (Duet With KCM)
03. Guardian Angel
04. Love Is Like The Rainwater Outside The Window
05. Of Course
06. Absentmindedly (Piano Ver.)

Zi-A is a rookie female singer who remains faceless at this moment, even though some of us might have watched her duet with KCM on Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter a few months ago. Some people mistakenly thought Zi-A was the face on the album cover, but actually it was actress Kim Ok Bin, who starred (together with actor Shin Hyun Joon) in Zi-A's mega production MV on three of the songs from this mini-album.

Korea's top songwriter Cho Young Soo (who has written many hits for SG Wannabe, See Ya, Kim Jong Kook, KCM, etc.) is in charge of this mini-album. The title song "Absentmindedly" (물끄러미) is as good a ballad as you have heard all year. An attractive piano arrangement with Zi-A's smooth voice plus the movie-like MV making this an instant hit. Part II of the MV featured track 2 "Together With The Star In My Heart", a lovely duet with KCM. Part III of the MV is "Guardian Angel", which is a more up-tempo song in the mini-album. Aside from the title song, my 2nd favorite is track 5 "Of Course" (물론) and this is the song Zi-A dueted with KCM on Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter. A solo version is recorded on the album.

Zi-A is not considered to have a powerful voice. Instead, she has a very smooth voice with good singing techniques. She reminded me of another female singer Suh Young Eun. She definitely fits the description "Voice of Heaven". I am waiting for her to eventually come out to perform, and by that time, I am sure her popularity will rise to another level. It is definitely an album to recommend.

Rating: 5/5

Ratings breakdown:
5/5 – Even if you're not a fan of this artist/group this album is a must buy.
4/5 – If you're a fan of this artist/group, you must buy this album.
3/5 – If you're a fan of this artist/group, you might want to add this one to your collection.
2/5 – I don't think a fan would even buy this.
1/5 – You might as well just flush your money down the toilet.

written by: edward1849