K-Pop Music Spotlight: TREASURE’s Bang Ye Dam Enthralls With 1st Digital Single “WAYO”
The K-Pop world has welcomed another talented vocalist – Bang Ye Dam!
The waiting game has finally ended for fans as rising idol Bang Ye Dam makes his official grand entrance in the K-Pop scene with his first digital single “WAYO”.
“WAYO” Countdown Timeline
For several weeks now, YG Entertainment’s long-time protégé has hyped up fans by dropping various teasers online. On May 21, the agency revealed that Ye Dam will be releasing a solo single album before TREASURE’s debut in July.
A few days later, YG released the idol’s first poster to announce the release date of his single and music video.
On May 28, another photo was shared to reveal the official title of Ye Dam’s track which is “WAYO.” Making it more special for fans of YG Family, WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon and AKMU’s Lee Chan Hyuk participated in producing and writing the song.
Showing his support to Ye Dam, BIGBANG’s Taeyang also posted a special preview on Instagram. The legendary K-Pop star covered his junior’s solo song.
Welcoming the month of June, a spoiler interview has been unveiled to further raise the anticipation from fans. Listening to “WAYO”, Ye Dam’s senior artists including Lee Sung Kyung, Stray Kids’ I.N, Kim Tae Gyun, Jeon Somi, BLACKPINK’s Rosé, Zion.T, Yoo Hee Yeol, and more have shared their sweet praises.
From June 2 to 4, captivating photos and a beautiful moving poster were also shared as a countdown to Ye Dam’s highly-awaited launch.
“WAYO” First Impressions And Afterthoughts
Tugging into the heartstrings of listeners, Ye Dam’s debut single “WAYO” narrates a painful love story of accepting a breakup. With his beautiful and unique vocals, the idol was able to express the emptiness and desperation of being away from his great love.
The painful experience was most evident in these lines: “It’s so hard to say goodbye when you don’t have a choice. I’m trying to say I still love you, baby come home. Just trying to keep it together here on my own, but who am I fooling, I’m missing you.”
Asking repetitively “wayo, wayo, wayo”, the song likewise tells a hopeful message that no matter heartbreaking it is, the person has the opportunity to heal and move on little by little through time.
Overall, Ye Dam, through his debut single “WAYO”, was able to showcase his impressive skills both as a vocalist and a storyteller.
Meanwhile, fans should watch out as Ye Dam together with his fellow TREASURE members will also soon make their highly-awaited debut this July.
Source and Photo Credits: YG Entertainment