In keep with the recent focus on bossa nova from the east, we bring you music from Korea. It is not Gangnam style this time around though. The group we are focusing on today is K-pop male vocal group “Noel.” After a 5 year hiatus in which they released virtually no original work, last year saw them triumphantly return to mainstream Korean music.

Noel - Woman

The Korean music industry is known to have a highly concentrated core of pop artists and what better way to separate yourself from the crowd than to do a bossa nova inspired single.  The simply titled “woman” is just that.

It’s safe to say that the artists have a more than adequate degree of vocal ability. There soothing vocals do well to complement the calm bossa background.  The video is below: