When the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 was introduced in September 2011, Davichi landed its first multi-week No. 1 with “Don’t Say Goodbye,” a three-week chart-topper written by Jeon Hae Sung. Despite multiple Top 10 appearances (and another No. 1), the female duo have yet to land as many weeks at No. 1 as “Don’t Say Goodbye.” Perhaps eyeing a winter smash to top of the charts, Davichi have reteamed with the Jeon for “The Letter.”
The duo’s latest single incorporates elements of Top 40 pop music with a bouncy, drum beat, twinkling piano loops and subtle, funky synth lines. Though, combining the aspects with the track’s gorgeous orchestration production sets this apart from any type of Top 40 fodder.
More so than the orchestra, the poetic lyrics is what make this song truly shine. Members Kang Minkyung and Lee Haeri belt heart wrenching lyrics about two lovers’ anxiety and confusion over communicating with one another as well as feeling it’s right the time to let go of someone, despite those feelings. (Not so unlike the lyrics to Mariah Carey’s new single, “The Art of Letting Go.”)
Earlier this year, Davichi earned their second K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1 this year with the acoustic-driven mid-tempo track “Missing You Today.” Despite tough competition from new singles by Taeyang and miss A, Davichi should be able to pull out another K-Pop hit when it bows on the chart this week or next.
If “The Letter” misses the mark, it’s been revealed a follow-up, “The Letter II,” will be released on Nov. 14, giving the girls another opportunity to snatch the K-Pop crown.