There is something so subtly seductive about these five guys. They are all handsome, to be sure. But I think there is more and it most probably has something to do with their voices. Jae’s voice in this performance is like velvet wrapped in silk. The tone of his voice is naturally so rich and soothing and in this performance, even more so.
When Yoochun and Changmin harmonize it is such a sublime balance of calm and urgency. Yoochun’s deep tones match Changmin’s higher ones and are a lovely yin and yang – a sweet balance. I wonder if they sat in a room before recording and decided who would pair with who during songs. Was it a producer call or their choice? However and by whom really doesn’t matter I suppose. What matters is how well it always seems to work no matter how they pair off.
When Junsu enters and prefaces the 5-part harmony about to explode, I just lose myself in the nectar of their voices.
Begin is such a beautiful song. And, such a bittersweet love song that could so easily be one they could sing to one another, “Even though we are apart, we can still share our thoughts.” “When you can’t say good-bye to yesterday….” The five of them never fail to take what is already so beautiful and push it straight into gorgeous. Sigh.