The popular boy band members combine for what might be K-pop's feel-good track of 2014
While Pharrell's "Happy" spends another week atop the Billboard Hot 100, there's another feel-good anthem in town. Under the name Toheart, K-pop stars Key and Woohyun -- members of boy bands SHINee and INFINITE, respectively -- have teamed up for a duo project kicked off by their incredibly-funky debut single "Delicious."
With punchy guitars, clanging piano, DJ record scratches and the slightest hint of Bob James' "Take Me to Mardi Gras" (famously used in Missy Elliott's "Work It"), the duo bring a soulful, fiery delivery that feels a bit edgier than anything their respective boy bands have put out recently. An addictive "C'mon girl, love is so nutritious. Come on girl, love is so delicious" hook is strung throughout the track that just begs to be shouted along with.
The "Delicious" music video showcases Woohyun and Key's playful bromance. Watch above as the duo cracks up in their bunk-bed sleepover, help one another shave in the morning and vie for the attention of a girl. The last two-and-a-half minutes are even dedicated to outtakes of the boys messing around while the video credits play.
But the video also adequately showcases Key and Woohyun as stars on their own. While perhaps not the most obvious choices for solo debuts compared to other SHINee or INFINITE members, both more than hold their own not only in terms of vocals, but also choreography and on-screen charisma, shining a much-enjoyed spotlight on the boy bandeers.
"Delicious" is the lead single off the duo's debut EP, which features another five new tracks. Toheart made their live debut at a special showcase, available to watch below.
Meanwhile, INFINITE and SHINee are both expected to perform at Los Angeles' upcoming Open Concert K-pop festival in April.