Formed in 2016, ADOY has quickly emerged through the ranks to become one of the brightest up-and-coming bands in the indie music scene. The band, which consists of established musicians from bands like Eastern Sidekick and From The Zoo, their uniqueness lies in their approach, resulting in lo-fi beats, nostalgic lyrics about an idyllic youth and dreamy days. Think lazy beach days with friends, cold beers, cigarettes and the familiar sound of the radio.
All of the band’s music is created in Juhwan’s house called The Angel, plastered with posters of Tame Impala and Fleet Foxes, where a cat named Yoda lives as a source of inspiration for both music and band name. Read on to find out more.
Hey Youra, you began your career in a different field, how did you find your way to music?
My parents were both music lovers, so my childhood was spent listening to a lot of music. In the beginning, I had a different job and kept music as a hobby but it was just a natural progression, I slowly got deeply involved in it, and now it’s my profession.
What does Seoul mean to you?
Seoul is like ‘air’ to me. Whether you like or not, you need it. You don’t usually recognize the importance of its existence but if it doesn’t exist, well…
How do you think living in SEOUL have influenced your music?
Seoul is a familiar city since it’s my home – I spend most of my time eating, thinking and doing activities, but ironically, it also feels unfamiliar. I have a love hate relationship with it, sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t. This kind of complex affinity has a strong effect on my music.
And what about the music scene in Seoul? Does it have the same effect on you?
The music scene in Seoul is changing, there is a certain degree of diversity, at the same time, it seems to still be clearly distinguished by so-called ‘major music’ and ‘minor music’.
So then, where do you want to perform outside of your city?
I’d love to perform in London, Amsterdam and Kyoto!
What about future plans?
I’d love to continue to make songs that tell my story and be able to share it.
Describe your music in 5 words
Parents, Friends, Grandma, Food, Rest