Strong and Powerful vocals – these are the words that I would describe Gaho.
I started listening to his music after hearing Star Over, the OST for the highly successful Korean Drama Itaewon Class which starred Park Seo Joon. I was playing that song on Spotify non-stop. Since then, his songs are on constant repeat on my Spotify playlist.
Everytime I hear him sing, I feel a sense of happiness and excitement. There’s always that anticipation of him hitting those high notes. There’s absolutely no denying of Gaho’s ability to slay any song.
His songs, for the most part, have a unique aspect in its narrative of gradually escalating and this escalation you can surely feel in his vocals.
Gaho or Kang Dae-ho in real life was born on September 14, 1997. He is under the helms of Planetarium Records and is part of the record label’s group called PLT along with other soloists from the label.
He debuted on the 5th of May 2018. Before his first album release, he released the soundtracks Time for the drama The Time, Heart is Beating for My Secret Terrius, and Not Over for The Last Empress. His first mini album Preparation for a Journey was released December 11, 2018, which contain five songs.
The soundtrack Start Over won Best Hallyu OST in the 4th Soribada Music Awards as well as in the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards. He is surely gaining popularity and rightfully so.
As a Gaho stan, I have made a Spotify playlist of all his songs and selected the best lines from his discography. I hope you enjoy his music as much as I do. Happy reading and happy streaming.
Mini Album: Preparation for a Journey
Stay Here – Intro (instrumental)
Preparation for a Journey
Get ready to leave, go far away
Even the steps that do not fall
All pains are the same
Yeah you know just like that
Yeah you know just like that water on the floor
It’s already spilled.
Then (feat. Villain)
Compared to a lot of presents
I wasn’t in your hands
If I could only reverse time
I would do better
If you go repose with each other
Every day we change
It is going to bloom again
Then there won’t be anything to fall hoo hoo hoo
Even if I empty it all, I will find you again
I held on to the time to never come again
I need you
Stay by my side
A Song For You
I write my last letter
For you, with all my attachments and regrets
A Song for You
Even if I am blind
it will be fine
Even if the darkness swallows me
Because I feel you
It’s already filled in me
There’s nothing that can tie me up
Even if I can’t see a light
To high above the sky, fly fly away
Only You Don’t Know (Samsung New Retro Series)
Even if get closer to sighs than your heart
I live to see you
I’ll wait even though there are countless deviations
*To be in an unrequited love…😩😔
Here’s Gaho playing the piano with that sad song:
I walk with my two feet together
Matching the tempo of our hearts
Running (from Start-Up)
Running running, shout to the world
Even if a dead end appears, I’m okay
Start now, run ahead
Start Over (from Itaewon Class)
New beginnings are always exciting
Like I can overcome everything
I want to keep going forward
Like a clock needle chasing time
Not Over (from The Last Empress)
Will you tell me that it’s not too late?
Where do I have to start?
Can I overcome myself?
Will you give me an answer on where I should go?
I want to go back to the beginning
When I wasn’t the person I am now If this isn’t over yet
Heart is Beating (from My Secret Terrius)
It wasn’t all over
It was just another beginning
My heart that I thought
was worn out and gone,
starts to beat again
Time (from The Time)
When my heart stops
will time stop too?
Wish (from Forest of Secrets)
I want to walk with you
no matter where the place is…
Apart from these amazing roster of songs, Gaho also makes covers from various artists. Here are some of my most favorite…
How you like that (BLACKPINK)
Lovesick girls (BLACKPINK)
Love Poem (IU)
Ending Scene (IU)
Life Goes On (BTS)