One of the best qualities of Korean pop during the 70’s and early 80’s was the lyricism that still dominates indie Korean bands to this day. Busker Busker (버스커 버스커) is a current indie band that has this and more. The arrangements are simple, much as you can find in other groups like “Standing Egg” and is difficult to invest with expressiveness and depth, yet Jang does this very well.
Like Standing Egg, Busker Busker is lead by a guitarist that sings and writes: guitarist and vocalist Beom-June Jang (장범준), bassist Hyung-Tae Kim (김형태) and also has a charming foreign drummer, Brad Moore (recently married) which is quite different. Busker Busker has finished their first album as of June and is still gaining in popularity.
Jang’s original goal was to “create a busking art group that focused on street performances and sought to bring an artistic cultural presence to the streets of Korea. His vision included all art mediums, not just music, and he sought to create festivals that would showcase the budding talents of local artists. Members of Busker Busker included university students, mostly from the Cheonan campus of Sangmyung University.” (cite)