January 26, 2016


Block B's Zico Trades Rapping for Crooning on "I Am You, You Are Me"

Even though boy band Block B hasn't promoted together in a year in a half, the outfit's leader, Zico, has spent that time racking up a slew of chart-topping collaborations, earning two solo No. 1s in Korea in interim. For his latest solo single, the rapper showcases a different side of himself with the mid-tempo R&B track "I Am You, You Are Me."

A bumpin' beat, subtle bass line and electronica flourishes back Zico's smooth croons to highlight that the 23-year-old really has a soothing voice. Throughout the track, he touches on the ways a couple connects at a young age, from physically to adolescent beliefs in tarot cards and horoscopes.

"I Am You, You Are Me" is getting a great response around the world. It's not only topping the real-time digital and streaming charts in Zico's native Korea, but it's also sitting pretty at No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes store's recently created K-pop chart.

Alongside "I Am You, You Are Me," Zico dropped a new ballad featuring Luna of beloved girl group f(x) titled "It Was Love." While Zico doesn't actually have vocals on it, "It Was Love" further showcases Zico's versatility past hiphop in that he can also produce a stirring ballad. 

Watch the accompanying visual for "It Was Love" below. Stream or purchase Zico's latest tracks on Apple Music here.