G.Soul is set to return on the 16th alongside rapper San E. The long serving JYP artist is to reunite with former label mate in a cover of Brit band Sade’s Smooth Operator – and the teaser is impressive.
Smooth Operator was a hit for Sade, a group formed in London in 1982 – and they’re still together today. Smooth Operator came from the groups debut studio album Diamond Life in 1984, an album that reached Number 2 in the UK, sold over 1.2 million copies here alone, and won the 1985 Best British Album Brit Award!
G.Soul is notable as being the longest serving JYP trainee, training for fifteen years before his eventual 2015 debut. Despite JYP’s financial losses in the US, G.Soul chose to stay in America, to continue perfecting his talents. His talent was clear in 2005, as he collaborated on g.o.d’s Chapter 7: Into The Sky, but he has only grown and progressed since; with his debut showing off an impressive, learned vocalist.
San E has enjoyed far more success since moving from JYPEnt to BrandNew Music in 2013; but he still has strong friendships and links with his former agency. San E has been hot topic in Korean hip hop for the last couple of years, earning himself spots as a Show Me The Money producer, and Unpretty Rapstar emcee.
Their collaboration sounds set to deliver a smooth, polished version of the track that is both true to its eighties origins, but also fits modern sounds perfectly. Only time will tell what San E will bring to the track, but we’re already looking forward to the release of Smooth Operator on the 16th.