Stunning Debut from South Korea Mixes Bedroom Pop with Hip Hop. - Doottak: Star shining on my head
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posted 30 Aug 2021 by Krister Axel
Combining slow beats, acoustic guitar, layered vocal harmonies, and a splash of upright piano, Doottak assembles the perfect backdrop for his dreamer-poet style of lyricism.

Doottak is an independent singer-songwriter, producer & multi-instrumentalist from South Korea — born in Seoul but currently living in Japan for university. "Star shining on my head" is his first release, and will be followed up with more tracks next month.

I don't have a lot of info about him, but I know that I love this song, and that he's got a bunch of listeners in Buffalo which is not too far from me. Doottak reminds me just a bit of G Love in his early days, with a very distinctive vocal style and a laid-back mix of folk and hip-hop — now with some elements of bedroom pop thrown in for good measure. With "Star shining on my head" Doottak delivers a really solid debut, capturing a sense of laid-back, introspective solitude that feels perfect for the strange age of COVID-related social separation that we find ourselves in. Combining slow beats, acoustic guitar, layered vocal harmonies, and a splash of upright piano, Doottak assembles the perfect backdrop for his dreamer-poet style of lyricism.

Producer, Singer-Songwriter: Doosik Kang

Mixing engineer: Mixedbyhill, Doosik Kang

Mastering engineer: Honey Butter Studio Joseph J Park

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist