K-Pop A-Z Review: f(x) – You Are My Destiny (Luna & Krystal)

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You Are My Destiny (Luna & Krystal) (from Chu – 2009)

Previewing the sentimental style they’d bring to many OST releases, You Are My Destiny is a standard K-ballad performed by two powerhouse vocalists. In that regard, it’s an enjoyable showcase for their skill. Yet, the song itself is pretty standard fare. The strings swell in all the expected places, the beat feels tailor-made for slow, rhythmic swaying and the track grows more emotional as it goes. Its best moments bring Luna and Krystal together for powerful spikes of drama, culminating in a series of power notes that will feel familiar to any fan of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston – among other 90’s divas.

 Hooks 7
 Production 7
 Longevity 8
 Bias 7
 RATING 7.25

~ Rest in peace, Sulli. We will forever be grateful for the incredible music and spirit you left behind ~