After wrapping up a successful tour of Europe, R&B singer-songwriter GSoul embarked on his highly anticipated tour of North America. In partnership with KOHAI, the tour took it to eight other cities before arriving at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles, California on July 21. Although this may be his first US tour, GSoul attracted a huge crowd of dedicated fans who showed up. and showed up for his first scene in the City of Angels.
Growing up in South Korea and the United States, Korean singer-songwriter GSoul naturally developed his love for music after immersing himself in genres such as R&B, soul, and Motown. Over the years, the soulful crooner signed with major Korean labels JYP Entertainment and H1GHR MUSIC before landing at Warner Music Korea. Her innate vocal talent led the Korean R&B singer-songwriter to sing backing vocals for Mariah Carey in New York and winning first place on Voice Korea 2020. With a distinct and multi-faceted voice, he has amassed a loyal and unwavering fan base and the respect of fellow musicians in the industry.
GSoul split the night with two opening acts. Born in Korea and raised in LA, Late opened the show with a set of mixed hip-hop and alternative R&B tracks. He performed fan favorites such as “hey” and teased the crowd with unreleased music from his upcoming EP. From making beats at home to opening a show for a highly respected global artist, Late radiated pure vibes and feasted on his full circle moment on stage.
Next was Phe RED, a Cambodian-Chinese American singer-songwriter determined to pursue his dreams and live life at his own pace. He made his way into everyone’s hearts with his endearing songs such as “Smile,” “Your hands,” and “Swing my way.” His set embodied the feelings of falling in love and left audiences with new music to add to their playlists.
Entering the stage sporting a summer-appropriate palm tree shirt, GSoul kicked off his set with the laid-back summer track, “Tequila,” followed by “Bad habit” and “Self-centered.” Soft-spoken and always humble, GSoul greeted the audience with joy and shared his enthusiasm for ultimately play in Los Angeles.
The R&B crooner then lifted a stool and showcased his vocal riffs and prowess with his renditions of “Aretha Franklin.”Until you come back to me (that’s what I’ll do)» and that of Daniel César «best part.” Highlighting the beauty of classic and modern R&B, he got the audience moving and singing along with him.
GSoul, born Kim Ji-hyun, graced the music scene with his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics that carry beautiful messages. He performed his latest single, “Everytimewhich sings of comfort and consolation in the face of difficult times in a relationship. Followed up with the honest and heartbreaking”Natural“, GSoul ushered the crowd into a set dedicated to Natural, his 2021 all-English EP dedicated to his fans for their unwavering support even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sequel with the B-sides of the EP”By my side,” “Free (I will be),” and “Another day“, GSoul and the audience sang through the different stages of falling in love, heartbreak and moving on to better days.
Between sets, GSoul spent time interacting with the audience – greeting the audience, responding to their “I love you” and even giving his signature to a few lucky fans. A few audience members with birthday sashes and banners received everyone’s ultimate birthday present – a “Happy Birthday” serenade from the R&B singer himself.
The highlight of the evening came when GSoul performed his 2019 hit, “hate everything.” The heartbreaking track mourns the end of a relationship, a sentiment that is not bound by language and resonates with listeners around the world. The song is unarguably her most popular track with over 30 million streams across all music platforms to date. His popularity was reflected during the concert as GSoul and the audience became one as they sang the solemn ballad together in unison. GSoul brightened up the mood with the funky”Scrached diskwhich sent smiles back to the faces of the audience as they sang passionately, clapped and vibrated to the upbeat beat.
As he began to relax into the night, GSoul thanked KOHAI for organizing the tour, his opening acts which warmed up the crowd at every show, and the fans who came and showed at every stop. path. He closed the evening with “Need you,” “Can not,” “I found you,” and “Love me again.” Throughout the night, her soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics wowed the audience and touched their hearts, especially those who found solace in the messages behind her words. Until the next time GSoul graces the United States with his innate talent, be sure to follow him on his social media and stream his music to all streaming platforms!