ATINY, are you freaking out over Hongjoong’s cover of ‘Numb’ by Linkin Park? Because we, here at The Honey POP, have been talking about it all day. If you aren’t sure what we’re talking about, ATEEZ’s leader uploaded BY. HONGJOONG #5, taking on one of the most popular and impactful rock songs of all time.
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Before the music even begins, Hongjoong sets the tone of the video from the red lighting to the black nails, the mood is set, and we’re already feeling the emotion. Then comes the music, completely blowing us away. Hongjoong delivers a stellar performance, adding in rap verses to make the song truly his own. Add in those EDM beats, and he transforms the song into the perfect mix of rock and pop-synth. His stage presence when performing this cover completely draws you in, and it has us begging for ATEEZ to delve into rock soon. Check it out for yourself if you haven’t already!
BY. HONGJOONG is a series of covers from the talented idol that began at the end of 2019. Hongjoong has covered some greats like David Bowie and Michael Jackson, taking the best songs and making these classics his own. He puts his unique style in each cover, and it’s this style, unlike other idols, that makes him stand out in this industry. His ability to share his vision for each of these songs, and their accompanying videos, is a work of art. We already can’t wait for the next video in the BY. HONGJOONG series!
This is a cover that we hope all K-pop fans and also rock fans will enjoy because it’s one that we certainly are.
So, did what did you think of Hongjoong’s cover of ‘Numb?’ What song do you hope he covers next? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us @TheHoneyPOP!
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