I have thought about this before and voiced it out already, but until now I can’t seem to convince a lot of people that Lee Hyukjae is more than just a rapper. He has one of the sweetest voices I’ve ever heard in my entire life. If not for the Hitomi wo Tojite and Kiss Goodbye performances, I can actually say that he sings better than Jungsoo.
I understand that his voice sounds ordinary. But apparently, this is because most of us have paid attention to the fact that he is the main rapper of the group. Don’t get me wrong, he makes me go wild when he raps – especially when he uses his nasal voice. But truth is he does the same thing to me when he sings.
Listen to SJ Happy’s You and I. Wait for the part where Hyukjae sings while Shindong raps. It comes after Yesung’s part. The softness of the voice, the sweetness of the vibrato, the quality of the sound he produces – it never fails to make me speechless and it always compels me to click on the seek bar of my player and repeat those few seconds over and over again.
Remember his SS3 solo? When he sang Down? I swear it was awesome. Well, aside from the fact that he dances well and his English was a lot better than how it was in Full House, that remarkable performance is one glorious moment for the history of Super Junior.
Seriously, Lee Hyukjae has a potential which is yet to be unveiled. And SM, I couldn’t wait until you give him a solo song.