Subsonic (EP)

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Subsonic
Younha-Subsonic.png
Studio album by Younha
Released December 6, 2013
Genre Rock, pop rock
Language Korean
Label Wealive, CJ E&M Music
Younha chronology
Just Listen
(2013)Just Listen2013
Subsonic
(2013)
People
(2014)People2014

Subsonic is the third extended play by South Korean singer Younha. The album was released on December 6, 2013 and is her eleventh non-compilation release.

Creation and promotion[edit]

The mini album was part of a series of albums Younha released following a self-imposed hiatus due to panic disorder.[1] It was also the third release following the annulment of Younha's contract with Lion Media after well-documented litigation.[2] The tracks were all recorded and released during Younha's stint as host for MBC radio program Starry Night. It has been stated by the artist as a departure from her early career as a mainstream radio mainstay, and thematically reflects a relief from the pressure of maintaining popularity while also pursuing other genres.[3] The album's title and subsequent songs make references to subsonic phenomena, thematically alluding to concepts of speed, movement, and time, especially in contrast to Younha's previous album Supersonic, which generally contains more guitar-driven, faster tempo music than Subsonic.[4]

Three tracks were previewed ahead of the album's release, including a down-tempo version of Run from the Supersonic album and It's Okay. A music video was then released for Home.[5] A clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the filming of the music videos were also released as a preview.[6]

Following the release of the digital album, a music video debuted for the third track, Not There.[7] Physical copies were made available on December 12, 2014 [8]

Performances[edit]

Younha later held a piano-focused concerts, titled "26 and", at Olympic Hall on December 27–28, 2014.[9] She also performed select songs from the album for You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook.

Reception[edit]

The album reached #5 in physical albums sales during the week following its release;[10] and the album reached #13 for physical album sales for the month with 9,705 copies sold on the Gaon Music Chart for December 2013.[11] Singles It's Okay peaked at #9 while Not There reached #13 on the Gaon Charts.

Track listing[edit]

[12]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "시간을 믿었어 Timeless" Younha Younha 4:59
2. "Subsonic" 김용 Kim Yong Score 5:27
3. "없어 Not there(feat. 이루펀트 Eluphant))" Kim Eana Score 3:29
4. "괜찮다 Please Tell Me" Kim Eana Score 4:53
5. "아픈 슬픔 Tears" Luvan(백찬) Score, Megatone 3:53
6. "Home" Younha Younha 3:58
7. "Run (Physical Only)" Ra. D, 배지나 "Bae Ji Na" Score 4:48
Total length: 31:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Younha opens up about her past battle with panic disorder". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "윤하 소속사 상대로 소송, "울면서 증언했다"". 네이트뉴스. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "[미주한국일보] 윤하, 스피드 다운 다시 걷는 아득한 길 `Subsonic'". Koreatimes.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "[미주한국일보] 윤하, 스피드 다운 다시 걷는 아득한 길 `Subsonic'". Koreatimes.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Younha pre-releases 'Home' for her upcoming 'Subsonic' comeback". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Younha Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes for Upcoming "Subsonic" MV in Teaser Clip - Soompi". Soompi. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Younha returns with special mini album 'Subsonic' + 'Not There' MV". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "The Rainbow Hub Review: Younha - SUBSONIC - The Rainbow Hub". Therainbow.hub.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Singer Younha Holds Successful Solo Concert with Fans". KpopStarz. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for December 8 - December 14". allkpop.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for the month of December 2013". allkpop.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "iTunes - Music - Subsonic - EP by Younha". iTunes. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 

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