K, a 22-year-old Korean who made his name in Japan, is the latest Asian R&B sensation. His good looks and tender crooning - billed by one critic as 'a voice from heaven' - can melt your heart. K is now a hot celebrity in Japan, thanks to hit single Only Human, which is being used as the theme song of a new Japanese television drama, One Litre of Tears. His debut, Beyond the Sea, is a promising album. The 12 Japanese-language tracks vary between saccharine love ballads and catchy, upbeat R&B tracks. K's singing is soulful and mesmerising, but not unique. He shares the same producer with Japanese R&B singer-songwriter Ken Hirai, so it's not surprising that they sound the same. Romance is the main theme of Beyond the Sea. Playful opening track Cover Girl is about falling for a girl on the front of a magazine. Romantic ballad Girlfriend contemplates relationships. A personal favourite is the gospel-inspired Bye My Friends, which begins with organ music and ends with a joyful chorus. Those who have never heard K's music will find Beyond the Sea a good introduction to his work.