I happened across this band while I was searching for some Korean music that’s NOT pop/dance/hip-hop. Of course, I’m already a fan of Yoon Do-Hyun Band, San-Ul-Lim and other great rock bands, but I always keep my eyes open for new ones and here’s a winner. A.Tract. Or A-Tract. Whichever. They use both. The average age of this band? Seventeen and a half. But you’d never know it by listening to their music. For Korea, they have a very fresh sound and I was pleasantly surprised by their album.
It was a big deal last year when G-Dragon released his solo album. And then, while enjoying his success he was accused of plagiarism saying that his song Heartbreaker was a rip-off of Flo-Ridas’ Right Round. Well, on G-Dragons’ new live album release there is a new re-mix of Heartbreaker featuring; guess who? Flo-Rida. Take that folks! Sometimes I think that people get a little too quick to accuse others of copying and plagiarism. The mind is a sponge and it keeps things that it likes and if an artist happens to use a similar beat or if it even remotely sounds the same they are up in arms. I think that the songs very barely resemble one another and to have Flo-Rida collaborate with GD is proof that they respect one another. Score one for the Koreans! 🙂
P.S. – on March 16th G-Dragon paid a fine and was cleared of all charges of plagiarism. 😉