B2 ~ F#6 (3 octaves, 3 notes and 1 semitone)
A3 ~ B4/C5
- Sings within her mean for the most part.
- Sings multiple styles of music.
- Good ear for harmony.
Points for Improvement
- Small voice not fully supported (sometimes her voice can disappear during a phrase).
- Her lowest notes are inaudible.
- Intonation issues.
- She can produce a whiny tone.
- Lower Register: Non-existent and muffled. Gain sounds nice down to maybe F3, every so often, but she does not use the proper resonating functions to create a fuller sound. Very airy and quiet.
- Mid voice: This is where she sings the most and majority of the time she resonates here. Other times she raises her larynx and produces a thin whiney sound
- Upper Register: She only goes up here in falsetto. Very forced if too high but she has a nice sound up to G5 when placed forward. Other times it’s just air.
Gain has a slow and non-agile voice. She does not attempt, nor has the musical ear, to perform anything too intricate.
Overall Vocal Analysis
Gain is one of those singers who lacks the range and technique, but one knows it’s her when one listens to her. She uses a breathy vocal styling – common with Brown Eyed Girls‘ overall singing style. If Gain reminds me of anyone, she reminds me of a very light voiced Judy Garland, who was a Mezzo-soprano. She sings within a small range, whilst content with her vocal color, and taking care of her work. However, unlike Judy Garland, Gain’s lower register is practically non-existent; this is a problem because she is the Alto of Brown Eyed Girls. She should have trained her lower register more extensively.
Gain’s greatest treasure, is that she knows she cannot sing outside of her comfort zone, whilst some singers are wailing and shrieking due to weak technique and singing outside of her comfort zone, she is sitting comfortably, in her small range, without a care in the world.
Gain has a slight raspy tone in her middle probably due to her airy singing irritating her cords at times (“For you not to know“), However when she sings without an airy tone, her rasp disappears for a clear, crisper tone (“A Tempo“). She is also capable of holding some really nice B4’s. A lot of people believe she has a whistle register, but it’s just a forced falsetto and during the majority of the “Sixth Sense” performances, she went flat on the F6.
Basically if you are looking for a high end belter with 50 million octaves, Gain is not for you. If you are looking for a lounge singer who sometimes sounds like she had a light smoke before crooning, and an unique vocal styling, Gain is the singer for you.
Gain has her vocal style -which is as far as she goes for musicianship, and she understands how to sing different genres using her small voice. Coloring a song is no problem for her, either as Gain can switch to a softer airy sound, when it is required, and produce a stronger sound, when she has a point to make in the song. Gain also has a great sense of phrasing ,when trying to give a specific feeling, depending on the song. For example in “Disclosure” she added a little rasp at the end of the words she sang in order to give it a feeling of cheekiness. As far as her improving on this, I believe she is comfortable at the musical level she is in. Remember she is the face of Brown Eyed girls – her job is to look good. However, unlike majority of faces she can at least hold a tune and harmonize.
Label (Type of Vocalist)
M Vocalists: Mid-Range Vocalists
Vocal Range Video(s)
Video by Josias (eternalsilverlight)
Analyzed by Josias (eternalsilverlight)
(Reviewed by Ahmin)