EXO‘s D.O. just dropped his solo album Empathy, with songs in Korean, English, and Spanish!
“Si Fueras Mía” is the Spanish version of another B-side, “It’s Love.” D.O. decided to include this version after hearing the guides to the song, which were in both English and Spanish.
kyungsoo got fascinated with the guide languages for rose (english) and its love (spanish) that's why he decided to sing them and add them as bonus tracks. see that effort? 🤧
— monty • 공감 today🌹 (@KSOOVIBE) July 26, 2021
This isn’t the first time D.O. has stunned fans with his Spanish, as EXO covered “Sabor A Mi” back in 2014 for Music Bank in Mexico.
Since the mini album dropped, fans have been raving over not just D.O.’s stunning vocals, but his spot-on Spanish pronunciation!
On Reddit, one post was made dedicated to D.O.’s impressively fluent-sounding Spanish. Many appreciated the hard work that must have gone into singing a fully Spanish song.
As native speaker and from the island of Puerto Rico, D.O, I and I’m sure Latine, Latinx, Latina, and Latino fans ( as well as any Spanish Speaking individuals including 🇭🇹 Haiti) greatly appreciate the hard work as I can tell while listening to the pronunciation of each word that he sang with respect and admiration.
Some even said that his pronunciation of certain words sounds just like their own accents!
The way he pronounced the ‘LL’ in llevaría to me sounded similar to the pronunciation in some parts of Argentina (where I’m from)[…]
In another Reddit post, one user admitted that “his accent slips up on some complicated words,” but said “he still did a phenomenal job” and “hearing him sing in Spanish again with his golden honey voice just killed me.”
Fans on Twitter were also in awe of D.O.’s Spanish skills, praising the artist for putting effort into delivering songs in three different languages for his global fanbase.
you gotta admit, kyungsoo sings so good in both english and spanish. this man is full of talents i can't even. 😫
— kyoong ｡◕‿◕｡ ✴︎ (@exogenism) July 26, 2021
As someone who’s main language is a Spanish creole, I must say Kyungsoo’s pronunciation in Si Fueras Mía is insanely good😭💯 #Empathy_ByDO#DO_RoseMVOutNow#디오_1st_solo_ROSE#믿듣됴_솔로데뷔_오후6시 pic.twitter.com/ds10WxNTNv
— Regine (@EXOxo_SHN) July 26, 2021
Kyungsoo singing in 3 different languages—Hangeul, English, and Spanish really made his first solo album so special like no other!!!! Nobody does it like him like just WOW???? The amount of dedication, hard work and passion he has put into Empathy speaks so much in every song! 😭
— 𝔁𝓮𝓵 ⊙♡⊙ˎˊ˗ (@kyungseng) July 26, 2021
I’m from Argentina
Kyungsoo’s Spanish is flawless. And what gave me goosebumps is that he sang with an Argentinian accent, he sounds like somebody from my country
— # (@neonyuzu) July 26, 2021
Check out D.O.’s song “Si Fueras Mía” below!