Due to bands such as BTS and Blackpink, whose music has crossed over and made waves in the UK, we have a good idea of what K-pop sounds like. There is not much talk about the South Korean artists who create different types of alt-electronic music. Seldom do we see them often like we do K-pop stars, yet it is not uncommon for this kind of musician to be found in South Korea. Thus with the song “Home,” I was eager to investigate singer, songwriter, musician ID:EARTH (아이디얼스), as I did not know what to fully expect.
To be honest, there is plenty to be curious about.
Let’s discover, more about, why we call her ID:Earth before we explore the music.
“ID:Earth” is a term derived from “the identity of Earth,” used in the lyrics to refer to the relationship between human civilisation and the planet.
And the music… couldn’t be more different to K-pop! Sung in both English and Hangul (한글), the Korean language. On “Home,” there are intricate melodies and gorgeous harmonies. That, when entwined, does nothing short but take my breath away. She certainly has a way of delving into the soul with her elegant voice, poise and control.
“I wrote “Home” thinking about my family. I want to say that family is always beside you, whenever wherever,” she says.
It was a pleasure to sit back and enjoy the subtle alt-pop styling. The more I understand the music. It is a sonic interpretation of emotions, memories, and experiences. Where or who is the “home” that you feel comfortable with? Please enjoy this first look at the music video, which is both evocative and charming. I have not been able to stop looking at the clip because it feels somewhat intimate while at the same time enigmatic and comforting.
I am grateful for the introduction to ID:Earth. The soothing music I have discovered from her has satisfied my ears and educated my mind.
“Home” comes from the EP “Panorama” due later this year