Musical Monday: The Reinvention Edition

Posted by Stephanie on June 8, 2015


jjy band

Here is some surprising news, the solo artist Jung Joon Young has actually joined a band–Or, considering the band is named the Jung Joon Young Band–formed a band around himself. Which, actually when you think of his sort of music, it actually makes a lot of sense. 

Listening to the song, I have to admit, I really like it. It’s not something you hear in other Kpop bands. It’s a little harder, a little more edgy. And as for the video itself, I’m fairly certain has never and will never be seen on Korean TV. Nope. I’m guessing it took about 5 seconds and the sensors were all “Awww, heck no! Are you freaking kidding me with this?”

Last year I saw Jung Joon Young at KCon, and while I liked his music, it really didn’t catch on for me, but the JJY Band is something I’m a little more interested in. And with KCon doing some repeat artists from last year at this years NYC KCON, I hope he (and the band) make a return appearance.


Sidenote, is it just me or does his voice sound super familiar? I wish I could place the band, but I think it was in the 90’s or 2000’s, a US band? This is going to bother me until I figure out who it is, but he sounds JUST LIKE THEM.

Sidenote II: Again is also me who thinks calling themselves JJY Band is a bad idea? Considering that there is already a JYJ?


  • Reply humbledaisy1 June 8, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    His voice actually reminds me of some earlier Japanese bands but with his deep voice, you aren’t thinking of Creed are you? I am bummed I did not receive my “underwear or swimsuit” invitation to the party.

    • Reply Stephanie June 9, 2015 at 10:20 am

      I feel like I’m okay that my invitation to the underwear or swimsuit party got lost in the mail. And nope, it’s not Creed. It wasn’t a big band, I used to work at a music shop and I had this one CD for this one band–this is going to bother me until I figure it out…

  • Reply Lilly June 9, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Originally this band was named “Drug restaurant” but it’s hard to pronounce in KR and for some reason so they changed to Jung Joon Young Band.
    I really love this album, its gives a me brit rock vibe. Also sometime his voice reminds me of Hyde(L’Arc-en-Ciel) and Alex Kapranos(Franz Ferdinand).

    • Reply Stephanie June 9, 2015 at 10:18 am

      Drug Restaurant? Yeah, I can see how they might not want to keep that.

  • Reply Jacqueline June 10, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Okay, this is like one of the best audio-gasm having songs I’ve heard in forever and a day! And you’re so right; his voice does sound SO familiar! To me it’s almost like the vocal styles of post-grunge/pseudo-new-wave bands, which isn’t a thing but I just made it one because reasons.

    I have this weird habit that if it’s a song I’ve not heard before, I can’t watch the video while listening to the song for the first time because it distracts me. As soon as this finishes, though, I’ve GOT to go back and watch because my brain likes!

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