Find Out More About The New Generation Of Rock Bands, D.COY
Brace yourself for the new wave of K-rock bands. Early in 2020, several K-rock bands debuted and stole the attention. One of the bands, D.COY, a rock band under the management of Rolling Culture Management debuted on February 19th, 2020. Even though D.COY debuted in 2020, the band had already been performing at various events for three years.
D.COY’s members are unique and talented. Each of them has his own color that contributes greatly to the harmony of the group as a whole. While they seemed shy off the stage, D.COY captivated the audience with their strong performance on the stage. The lead vocalist often times stole the attention with his deep and strong voice.
In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a detailed rundown of everything about K-Rock Band D.COY. So, stay tuned!
D.COY is the new global idol band from Rolling Culture One management. The five-member band is determined to set to make a new trend among bands in the K-Pop industry. Each of the members represents a gemstone or a color: Jungmin represents ruby; Sungwoo represents onyx, Hyukjin represents amethyst, Wonshin represents sapphire, and Dosun represents moonstone.
D.COY’s music is based on rock and alternative. Their music is also influenced by Korean pop music and British rock bands. Judging from their music, D.COY got inspiration from Oasis, U2, Radiohead, and other global rock alternative bands. Through their music, D.COY hoped to get the attention of global fans through the popularity of K-Pop idols and the Korean wave.
Since their debut, there was a huge interest in D.COY‘s music and the members’ profiles. Thought their music is considered unusual in the Korean music industry, D.COY managed to promote their music through various music programs and radios. When idol waves engulf global fans, D.COY with its rock-based music tried to shed new light in the Korean wave.
Before debuting, D.COY participated in a Naver music competition and received huge attention. They won the first and second views with their own singles, “Come to Right” and “December.” Due to their performance, D.COY was invited to perform at the KG 5G Street Festival and the Sichuan Rock festival.
D.COY managed to get 4th rank on MBC idol radio and got more than 164000 views. On May 2nd, 2020, D.COY held an online concert Open The Rollinghall to promote their music and interact with fans. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the concert was held online. Through the concert, D.COY described the content of their music and explained their musicality to fans.
Color Magic, their first album, is produced by Lee Sungju. Lee Seungju collaborated with other musicians in the making of the hit single “Beautiful Life” from the OST of Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.
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D.COY released their debut album Color Magic and marked their debut on February 19th, 2020.
The debut album Color Magic consists of two singles, “Color Magic” as the title song and “Come to Light.”
Stage name: Sungwoo
Date of Birth: August 13th, 1996
Position: Main vocalist, guitar
Chinese Zodiac: The Year of The Rat
Representative gemstone: Onyx
- Seungwoo has been playing the bass since primary school.
- He fell in love with a girl that prefers a man who can sing, therefore he started focusing more on singing
Stage name: Hyukjin
Date of Birth: January 15th, 1996
Position: Main vocalist, guitarist
Chinese Zodiac: The Year of The Pig
Representative gemstone: Amethyst
- Hyukjin loves being out of attention
- He loves white, grey, and black. His favorite color is black.
- Hyukjin recommended “Gooan Daginn” by Sigur Ross to fans
- Hyukjin has trouble expressing his feelings. He prefers to express his feelings through music
Stage name: Jungmin
Date of Birth: July 13th, 1993
Position: Leader, lead vocal, keyboardist
Representative gemstone: Ruby
- Jungmin is left-handed
- He loves red and blue; most of his clothes are red and blue
- He believes that red and blue can heal him
- Jungmin participated in the writing of “Come to Light”
- Jungmin recommended fans to listen to “Candle” by Guy Sebastian as his favorite song
- Jungmin was a hapkido athlete
Stage name: Wonshin
Date of Birth: May 6th, 1996
Position: Vocalist, visual, bassist
Representative gemstone: Sapphire
- Wonshin loves black
- He prefers black because it is a basic color that fits with any color
- Wonshin recommended “2002” by Anne Marie to his fans. He said that the song was bright and enlightens people
- Wonshin was moved when seeing the clip of people singing along to Coldplay’s “Fix You”
Stage name: Dosun
Date of Birth: January 29th, 1999
Position: Drummer, maknae
Representative gemstone: Moonstone
- Dosun represents white and he loves white
- Dosun said that white represents his personality
- Dosun loves being the center of attention
- Dosun used to play guitar but started learning drums when his friend also played the guitar
Jaehoon was a former member of D.COY. He left D.COY before the release of D.COY’s debut album Color Magic.
Music Video & Concept
D.COY poured their talent into the music video of their debut song “Color Magic.” Each of the members represents a precious gemstone and represents a color. Ruby or red is represented by leader and keyboardist Jungmin, onyx or black is represented by main vocalist Sungwoo, amethyst or purple is represented by main guitarist Hyukjin, sapphire or blue is represented by bassist Wonshin, while moonstone or white is represented by drummer and maknae Dosun.
During one of their stage performances, D.COY performed “Robbers.” D.COY has a lot of influence from British rock bands like Oasis, Radiohead, and U2. “Robbers” pretty much resembles the famous song by U2 “With Or Without You.”
D.COY’s Content On Their YouTube Channel
D.COY went to Kangchun and enjoyed the music festival. At the music festival, they enjoyed watching music performances, making content for their YouTube channel, eating barbeque, and enjoying outdoor camping. They also enjoyed playing truth or dare using the truth machine. It was a memorable night when each member spoke truthfully about the other members. Let’s hope that through this MT night, each member learned the personalities of the other members better.
All members enjoyed a night out by competing in a bowling venue. The member who got the lowest score received several penalties: broadcasting a Vlive alone in Hongdae street, playing around and singing songs in a coin karaoke room alone, and taking four outrageous selfies. After bowling, all the members went to a Korean restaurant and enjoyed a traditional Korean meal.
All D.COY members enjoyed their fun night out playing VR games in a VR café. VR cafés are a new trend in Korea. Lots of Korean young people enjoy playing VR games while VR cafés relish the recent surge of popularity. They should try playing VR games as a team rather than playing an individual game.
D.COY’s leader Jungmin and lead vocalist Sungwoo posted a cover of the famous song “Girl” by legendary Korean singer Lee Mun-sae. Jungmin accompanied Sungwoo with his simple keyboard play. Sungwoo captivated fans with his deep and emotional voice. Their cover performance proves that D.COY can also perform in ballad and pop genre.
D.COY announced their plan to release their latest single “Go Away” on July 8th, 2020. The release of their second single on July 21st, 2020, means that their comeback activity is coming. Previously, with Color Magic, the members unveiled the story of each other’s longing for the color of gemstones. In “Go Away,” they reveal the plan to go on a journey looking for each D.COY member.
The concept photos of the latest single were unveiled on their official Instagram account.
That was all the information about D.COY. They are the new generation of Korean Wave that spread the Korean slow rock music genre with their talent. It will take a strong presence and continuous releases of popular rock music singles to make K-Pop fans turn their heads to rock bands. D.COY want K-Pop fans to know that other than idol groups, rock bands can also produce good music. Don’t forget to kindly share your thoughts and opinions about D.COY and their music in the comment section below.