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Artists usually drop samplers or Highlight medley before the release of their album as it showcases snippets of the songs/tracks of the album. A typical Album Sampler would look like TWICE ‘Eyes wide open’ Highlight Medley or DAY6 ‘The Book of us: Gravity’ Album Sampler . But never have we ever witnessed a sampler being conveyed so creatively in a way that EXO’s Kai has done.
Kai dropped a highlight medley for his solo debut mini album, ‘KAI (开)’ to be released in three days, in an innovational form of a performance film. And it might be just be the first of its kind. It not only features Kai’s performances but it also has a story, cinematography and the costumes in play is so great that it will make you wish for album samplers to never be conveyed in the same manner again. It seems to be a smart move by SM Entertainment to incorporate Kai’s performance skills as much as they could, as he is widely known for it but this album also seems to be packed with his vocal skills which we have seen in his previous songs but this time, it will be an extended version. The film also hints at a possible MV for each track in the mini album.
‘KAI (开)’ is set to release his debut solo album on 30th November, 6 PM KST with a total of 6 R&B based tracks including ‘Hello Stranger’, ‘Reason’, ‘Amnesia’, ‘Nothing on Me’, ‘Ride or Die’ and the R&B pop title song, Mmmh’. The MV teaser of the track, ‘Mmmh’ released a day back and we are already humming to it.
This album is set to be one of a kind debut solo album release and the anticipation is high. It’s exactly as they put it- Kai is set “To show unrivaled music X performance” and we are in for a musical cinematic experience! Are you looking forward to Kai’s solo debut?
Written by: Klirka Engtipi
January 12th, 2021
Alternative hip hop band Epik High is one of the oldest bands in the Korean Industry as they have been together for almost two decades. Tablo, Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz, the members, formed the band in 2001 and are known worldwide for merging different kids of music. They even marked history by becoming the very first Korean act to perform at Coachella in 2016. In 2018, after six years the group left YG Labels and made a comeback under William Morris Endeavor in 2019 and now, they are back again!
On October last year, Epik High released a video message announcing their comeback and on January 12, Epik High finally announced all information regarding the artists that they are collaborating with and the songs that will be included in part 1 of their new double album, ‘Epik High is Here’. The album is set to release on January 18, 2021 and has an amazing collaborations.
Line up 1 – CL and Zico
Line up 2 – Heize, Nucksal, ChangMo, and Kim Sa Wol
Line up 3 – Gsoul, Woo, Miso, and B.I
Epik High has been active on Instagram and Twitter, updating the public about their new album and even revealed the names of all their 10 songs. After the long wait, all the artists to be featured has finally been announced. The first song that is more likely to have its MV teaser released soon is ‘ROSARIO’, a title track that features CL and Zico. A combination that has set the fans on high expectation. Fans are also really excited to see Zico on the list as he is currently performing his military duties and will be inactive until 2022.
Further, fans have also extended their warm greetings to former leader of YG boygroup, iKON, B.I, as he prepares to make a comeback in the entertainment industry after an 18-month hiatus. Winner of ‘Song Writer of the Year,’ Kim Han Bin (B.I.) in September 2020 was appointed as on of the executive directors of IOK Company. “I would be lying if I deny that he is currently preparing for his return. However, whether he is coming back as solo, group, or producer, and other particular details are still undecided” representative from IOK disclosed.
The song list evidently shows that this album is going to be a culmination of a variety of genres revolving around the ongoing pandemic. Tracks like ‘Social Distance 16’ and ‘End of the World’ clearly back this up. Covid-19 has affected people in different ways and each song title sounds like a story to tell. The song ‘Based on a True Story’ from its very name is expected that the artists would sing about a unique story or stories that probably they personally experienced or about someone else’s experience.
All in all, although no further details have been released, this album is definitely going to be something that people can relate with and an EPIC album for sure.
Before the album is released, a documentary named ‘Epik High is Here’ will be released on January 15, 2021. “Based on A True Story” ft. HEIZE and “ROSARIO” ft. CL and Zico will drop on the 18th of January 2021, Korean Standard Time. Which song are you most excited for? Tell us everything in the comment section and stay connected with us to know more.
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Look out K-Pop stans, because 2021 is going to be the comeback year for our favorite 2nd generation boy groups. Military service is a phase which all of us are well aware of and we are always dreading for it to arrive. However, at the end of the dark tunnel, the day finally arrives when we get to see our idols active again doing what they and we love. In 2020, several members from groups like Infinite, 2PM, SHINee and BTOB are being discharged from their military service and it has been truly a good year for us.
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2020 has been a year of staying home and for the K-Drama and K-Pop fans, it became a little easier to follow that as we got a lot of new and interesting Korean content from time to time to keep ourselves entertained without going out of our homes and we are loving it !