Posted by : Cathy Varté
Finally – the fourth and last installment of ‘Weekly K-POP Recap‘ for August 2020!
We’re finally at the end of August 2020 and this last week of releases does not dissapoint. Well, I say last week but we’re really talking ten entire days of K-POP releases. If you’ve missed any releases between the 22nd to 31st of August and need to catch up, have no fear – NamasteHallyu has you covered!
ATEEZ – “THANXX”
The eight-membered group consisting of Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung and Jongho never dissapoint. This hype track is an absolute bop.
Byulzzi – “BBIBBO BBIBBO”
Girl group debut alert! Byulzzi consisting of three members (Yongchae, Jihye and Harin) are a trot group! Check out their debut single below!
JENYER (Jeon JiYoon) – “BAD” (feat. KIMMUSEUM)
During the four years since 4minute’s disbandment, JENYER’s artistry has dabbled in a lot of experimental sounds and genres. “BAD” is a moody, city pop single with enough grit and choreography to charm the mainstream K-POP audience.
The Rose – “Black Rose”
For fans of The Rose, this release (titled after their fanclub) is a bitter sweet one as the band were embroiled in a lawsuit with their company. The song was blocked from several Korean streaming sites however is still available on the group’s official YouTube. Heartbreakingly poignant, check it out below…
CRAVITY – “Flame”
This is the nine-membered rookie group’s first ever comeback and they are bringing the fire! The group consists of members – Serim, Allen, Jungmo, Woobin, Wonjin, Minhee, Hyeongjun, Taeyoung, and Seongmin.
Ahn ByeongWoong – “Pour” (feat. Khakii)
The twenty one year old rapper of ‘Show Me The Money‘ (Season 8) fame drops another badass single. His unique vocal tone has drawn comparison to Dawn and G-Dragon.
Ji Dong Kuk – “I Cry” (Rock Ver.)
Angsty and intense and dramatic, “I Cry” will give you all the feels even if you don’t understand a lick of Korean.
Kim Yohan (WEi) – “No More”
While his group WEi has not officially debuted, Kim Yohan (formerly member of X1) has made his solo debut with a cute, bubblegum pop, love song that is sure to be stuck in you ur head.
Oh My Girl – “Bara Bam”
This is insanely catchy bubble gum pop song is another soundtrack for ‘Pororo‘ – a children’s show about a bespectacled penguin.
KASPER – “Yeoreum Cham”
It’s been a hot minute since KASPER released new music. The ‘Unpretty Rapstar‘ (Season 2) contestant is back with a new summer single.
RISABAE – “You I Know”
Popularly known as a makeup artist, RISABAE shows off her vocals in this ‘X-Mas Project Special‘. Although the season may not be right, the artist brings a little Christmas cheer to our rainy August.
Kim Hyun Chul – “Drive” (feat. George) and “We Can Fly High”
With both music videos dropped on the same day, it’s easy to say that both tracks have their own individual charms.
KARD – “GUNSHOT”
Fresh off their new EP ‘Way With Words‘, “GUNSHOT” is intense in every way – from its visuals to its lyrical delivery. KARD are definitely embracing another side of themselves with this one and we are here for it!
Khundi Panda – “Home” (feat. Hippy was Gypsy)
Rap featuring soulful vocals, paired with an artistic video that teases on the edge of unsettling.
BOTOPASS – “Flamingo”
New girl group alert! The 8-membered girl group consists of Jiwon, Ahyoon, Mihee, Ria, Seoyoon, CuiXiang, Shiho and Harin. Check out their Latin inspired debut MV below!
Nautilus – “Sorry”
A beautiful ballad that is sure to pull at yor heartsrings.
SOLE – “Mm Mm”
A mellow R&B track by the talented vocalist, “Mm Mm” charms you right from the start.
OnlyOneOf – “a sOng Of ice&fire”
The seven membered boy group (KB, Love, Rie, Yoojung, Junji, Mill and Nine) are back with a sexy new single.
Huh Gak – “Without You”
As expected of the soulful soloist, this ballad is heartbreakingly emotional.
BLACKPINK – “Ice Cream” (feat. Selena Gomez)
BLACKPINK are back with the second pre-release to their very first full length album. The summer bop features Selena Gomez and a whole lot of oomph.
Rosy – “Escape” (feat. Grizzly)
The talented R&B/Indie soloist Rosy (Kwak Eun-won) is back with a new single that is an absolute vibe and comes with some really cute animation.
1set – “Laputa” (Lyric Video)
This release didn’t come with a music video, but it was definitely too good to miss out on. Inspired by the animated movie ‘Laputa: Castle In The Sky’ (1986), female duo Yejin and Whoru bring us a laidback, charming summer single.
YeEun (CLC) – “Mermaid”
First performed on ‘Good Girl‘, Cheshires are finally getting a music video to the CLC member’s original track.
Seven O’Clock – “Hey There”
“Hey There” is a dance pop track that is an absolute bop. Currently the group is promoting with five members Hangyeon, Andy, 2Soul,Taeyoung and Rui; as Hyun and Jeunggyu are on hiatus due to health reasons.
CHILDDIAHN – “Phone” (feat. NAYN)
This R&B/pop duet is sure to serenade you with it’s simplicity.
Lee JinJae – “x boyfriend”
This ballad will make your heartache for a loved one you may or may not even have.
FISTBUMP – “Hey Young Fellas”
A lil something different for the K-POP crowd, here’s some K-Rock!
Jaedal – “Soom”
This trippy song and music video is… bizarre. It also comes with its own “epilepsy trigger” warnings.
DAMYE – “Sorry We’re Closed”
An alternative feel, acoustic track off the solo artist’s new album ‘The Sandwich Artist‘.
Seo Junhyeok – “In My Clouds”
Fresh off his new LP ‘Mokdong Museum of Contemporary Art‘, solo artist Seo Junhyeok takes us through a dreamy pop song scattered with mellow rap and guitar riffs.
Neal – “Put That On Your Mind” (feat. EK, BOLA”
An addictive rap song with summer/tropical vibes and EDM influences.
Lee Suhyun (AKMU) – “Reflection” (Korean ver. for ‘Mulan’)
The K-POP x Disney collaboration we didn’t even know we needed. While this may not be the first of it’s kind, it is certainly an iconic one as Suhyun officially covers the ‘Mulan‘ OST originally by Christina Aguilera.
Day6 (Even of Day) – “Where The Sea Sleeps”
Everything will be alright, croons the Day6 sub-unit in this all animated music video. There’s a lot of hidden messages packed into the video for the fandom too.
SWAN (PURPLEKISS) – “Call This Love”
The rookie girl group members shows off her vocal prowess in this emotional ballad.
Lee EunSang – “Beautiful Scar” (feat. Park WooJin of AB6IX)
Being unable to stay away from a love that hurts is the main theme of “Beautiful Scar“, a moody dance pop song.
JK (Kim DongUk) – “Roleplay”
This sultry, retro song will have you vibing before you know what hit you.
Stay tuned for our weekly recap of K-POP releases in September with comebacks from Taemin, Super Junior D&E, CLC, Jamie, SuperM, Lovelyz, Stray Kids, VAV, Treasure, ACE, HyunA and more lined up!
(Do tell us if you think we’ve missed out on any new music drops.)
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February 26th, 2021
Netflix is planning to invest USD 500 million in South Korea for 2021 and we couldn’t be more excited!
February 24th, 2021
Dispatch Korea has been known for exposing celebrities dating life and sometimescontroversial events as well. Among the many reveals and news that Dispatch dealt with, they have now given us some interesting news.
Earlier today, they reported that Blackpink’s Jennie and Big Bang’s G-Dragon have been dating for a year. The reports stated that the couple’s romantic hangout spot was G-Dragon’s penthouse in Hannam, which is guarded and is highly secure with a two step verification entry. The penthouse also has two entrances and separate elevators that takes them directly to it, making it easy for Jennie to use it in secret. It was also mentioned that Jennie’s car was registered in the security system. Reports further say that, Jennie after completing her schedule usually visits him. Dispatch reports also say that after the day of Blackpink’s very first online concert, Jennie was seen that morning leaving from G-Dragon’s house to the venue of the concert. According to reports, the relationship was made public with YG Labels and sometimes her manager according to schedule picks her up and drops her. It was also further stated that at times, G-Dragons manager gave Jennies rides. An acquaintance who was supposedly close to the two artists disclosed to Dispatch, “A lot of people in YG noticed their relationship. Jennie’s mother is also aware of their relationship and she is thankful to him for his thoughtful care.”
Dispatch also released the below images but as per fans, there is no clear evidence to maintain the claim.
Subsequent to the release of these reports, YG Entertainment voiced out, “We cannot confirm anything about our artists’ private lives. We ask for your understanding.”
It is known that YG usually denies rumors or does not disclose much, now given the fact that both the artist are under the same label it might be harder to get them to talk. But given the fact that Dispatch usually reveals dating news, this new couple could probably be true.
Both the artists have accomplished great achievements in the K-Pop industry and are amazing artists, full of talent, determination, and life. They have worked so hard to get to where they are now and that path for sure was not a cake walk. The artists have given up on a number of things that young teens and young adults enjoy. If this news is true, we hope that the things work out as per their wish and that they find happiness!
February 24th, 2021
Namaste Hallyu is excited to introduce to you our artist of the month, Dvwn!
February 20th, 2021
GOT7 is here with a gift for Ahgases and their bond is stronger than ever!
February 17th, 2021
Last updated on February 24th, 2021 at 01:17 pm
Sensational boy band BTS collaborate with Japanese rock band Back Number for an OST in an upcoming Japanese movie ‘Signal’ who’s theme song is named ‘Film Out.’ They boys never fail to amaze their fans. The film is an adaptation of a Japanese drama with the same name and is set to release on April 2. 2021.
November 29th, 2020
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 !