Music Finds #8 – Gotta have that oumpf

Music Finds

“Music Finds” is a new series, with new posts here on the blog each Wednesday. The concept is as follows:
As I listen to a lot of music, I from time to time finds a piece that sticks out, sometimes because it’s quirky, mixed two very unlikely genres, unlikely instruments, or just damn right having an awesome sound. Expect any kind of genre to appear here. These songs is what I will be sharing with you in these posts called “Music Finds”.

One of the things that catch my interest is if it got that “oumpf”. But what does that mean?
Well, it means that a song got that little something, the ol’ razzmatazz that brings a real horrorshow performance to my glazz.
Today I will present you to miss Ailee, as the featured song of today is AileeDon’t touch me.

This is a song that packs some serious power, which is just what I look for. Especially when it comes to Kpop, I look for attitude, and this song got it.
This song starts off with the heavy piano and bass (which I’ll be damned if I didn’t clapped to it), which then develops into the chorus, and here comes the big vocal guns, before we’re back at the verse again, but now with even more tempo. Part of the “oumpf” is the tempo – it needs to feel like something is happening, and even more is to come.   Overall, this song is made to be played on repeat, it has an  empowering tone to it.

I talked with SaSa (known for her interest and knowing of Kpop through her “kpop Monday“-series) about Ailee and as I was mentioning “the oumpf”, she told me about the release “Mind Your Own Business” which I checked out.
If you’re looking for that infamous oumf, this is a good successor to “Don’t Touch Me”.


That’s it for this week – tell me what you thought, was this an artist you’ve heard before? If you would like to discover more new music, check out the previous Music Finds:

#7 – “The Visualist from OZ”
#6 – A French Danse
#5 – Post-rock
#4 – Japanese Anti-Hero
#3 – Reggae meets metal
#2 – Korean Idols?
#1 – Steampunk Sing-along

10 Responses to “Music Finds #8 – Gotta have that oumpf

  • Oh so that is what oumpf is! How elegantly put.

    Thoughts on Don’t Touch Me:
    Who could resist clapping along to piano and bass? I sure couldn’t. This song also makes me want to forget everything and dress up and dance. I suspect it’s something to do with the tempo. The video is kind of sweet on the eyes, those platties, the piano and that car. It certainly has an empowering feel and tone. Gets my old tick-tocker pumping. I have only had a brief encounter with Ailee before via some of my YouTube adventures (not these songs mind). Enough to recognise the name and the voice once I heard the song, but no more.

    Thoughts on Mind Your Own Business:
    A great follow up. Same kind of attitude, power and drive. More piano, one can never have too much. To resist this dance beat and brassy feel is futile. Slightly destructive and dangerous which is reflected well in the video. That tolchock in the yarbles at the end!

    In short, greatly enjoyable empowering oumpf with piano!

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