Traditional Korean music meets electric guitar.
Chu Da Hye (추다혜) used to be a member of SsingSsing, who attended NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert and went viral. But that’s only a part of her career. She is also an actor, and sings both Korean traditional performance and pop music. She is the master of Seodo Sori, a kind of Korean traditional performance.
Sori means “music” in a comprehensive sense. It consists of several repertoire songs and stories. In Korea, this is maintained by the master passing on to the next generation of masters. Seodo Sori has a high degree of difficulty, and it is as meaningful as it is complicated and challenging.
“Monggumpo” (몽금포) comes from a classic song called “Monggumpo Taryung”. Monggumpo is the name of a place in North Korea. Chu Da Hye unfolds the romance of the original song in an attractive way.
One of the songmakers is Simun, who is also a member and producer of the band Soul Sauce. They both like traditional things, but they like pop, rock, reggae, r&b, and funk. So an interesting song came out like this.
This is an example of how Western excitement and Eastern excitement can coexist in one song. This song shows the current shape of Seoul in warm weather.