Legendary singer-songwriter, Yi Sung Yol, has always walked his own path in rock music.
In 2013, Yi Sung Yol combined the exotic instrumentation of the Vietnamese Dan Bau with his own sound to create the raw and live atmosphere in his 4th album, [V].
He continued his journey with his 5th album, [SYX]. The album stands out for its eclectic offerings of composition, hardrock, blues, and more, keeping his signature sound empowered by the progress of his past. He wrote, composed, produced, performed, and recorded everything for [SYX] on his own at his home studio, ensuring every sound heard from this album was true to himself.
Fans may notice the interesting titles of his recent albums with [V] being his 4th album and now [SYX] being his 5th. The meanings for these titles are held tightly by Yi Sung Yol as he has not shared their meaning in great detail. What can be said is his vision for this album existed from the start from the moment he labeled the folder holding this albums demo files…[SYX].
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since his 1994 debut as part of the pioneering Korean modern rock duo, U & Me Blue, New York City native, Yi Sung Yol, has soared as a solo artist by making his name and making his mark as one of Koreas top modern rock icons. After featuring in a series of high profile Korean movie soundtracks such as The Coast Guard (2002), ...ing (2003), and Wonderful Days (2003), he released his first, self-produced studio album < This Day, This Time, These Days > and received nominations for 'Album of the Year' and 'Musician of the Year' at the 2004 Korean Music Awards. His hit streak continued with his sophomore solo effort < In Exchange > as Yi scored Musician of the Year and Modern Rock Song of the Year accolades at the 2008 Korean Music Awards. With his latest 2011 release < Why We Fail >, online fans and critics felt it was far from a failure as they voted it as the #1 Korean Album of Year on Naver Music (Korea's #1 online portal site) and the acclaim amplified even more as Yi Sung Yol successfully nabbed 4 nominations (Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Musician of the Year, Male Artist of the Year) and 2 wins (Modern Rock Album of the Year, Modern Rock Song of the Year) at the 2012 Korean Music Awards.
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