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K-Pop A-Z: Infinite – Time (Woohyun solo)

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Time (Woohyun solo) (from Over The Top / Be Back – 2011)

Woohyun has what is possibly my favorite voice in all of k-pop — an impossibly rich and commanding tone that can power dance tracks just as well as classic ballads. Time was the first chance we got to hear him use this talent as a soloist. And as a typical OST-sounding ballad, the song ticks all the expected boxes. It allows for an incredible amount of emotion, which Woohyun has always been gifted at supplying through his phrasing and dynamics. But as an actual song, it’s not particularly interesting — even with that dynamite guitar solo heightening the climax. Things would improve from here (see 2014’s Close You Eyes), so we can count this as a promising first step.

 Hooks 6
 Production 7
 Longevity 7
 Bias 8
 RATING 7

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