Posted by : Cathy Varté
We’re back with the ‘Weekly K-POP Recap‘ for the second week of August!
It is already the second week of August and we’ve got another list of absolute bangers for you to discover. Here’s to finding new music and new artists!
MondayKiz & Lee Yejoon – “Get Out Of My Heart”
Whether you like love songs/ballads or not is irrelevant. This song is exquisitely heart wrenching, a specialty of MondayKiz
Not enough? There’s a drama version too.
ChoMyo – “Walk”
A soft soothing single to keep you company on a summer night.
Seo Gi – “Homework”
A cute song about not wanting to do homework? Relatable af.
Han Seung Woo (VICTON) – “Sacrifice”
Fresh off his first mini-album ‘Fame‘, VICTON’s leader gives us fresh vocals and rap in this edgy R&B/hip-hop track. Definitely, a great solo debut.
HYOLYN – “9LIVES”
The track was performed by the former SISTAR member on ‘Good Girl‘ and fans are thrilled to see it now has it’s own MV! ‘9LIVES‘ is the pre-release to this legend’s mini-album ‘Say My Name‘ (dropping on 19th August).
ONF – “Sukhumvit Swimming”
Althought the MV takes you on quite the trip, the track is a smooth dance pop one that you can’t get out of your head.
HEDY – “You Were Really Not Good”
This song is so powerful and emotionally charged without being overwhelming. This is HEDY’s second release since debuting in 2019 with the mini-album ‘Portion For HEDY‘.
JYP and Sunmi – “When We Disco”
A collaboration between JYP and former Wonder Girls member Sunmi? Iconic. Is this THE catchiest song of 2020? May-haps. It was a little unnerving not hearing the signature “JYP” whisper when the song started, but no worries – it was at the end of the track.
Chun Myung Hoon – “Myung Hoon Is Going”
For those new to the K-Pop scene, Chun Myung Hoon was a member of NRG – a first generation K-Pop group. This trot song will have you smiling before you know. Spot the scenes’s inspired by Agust D’s (BTS’ Suga) “Daechwita” MV!
Sik-K, pH-1, Woodie Gochild, HAON, Trade L, Jay Park – “Cypher”
H1GHR music artists dropping some heat for K-Hip Hop fans.
Rothy – “Ocean View” (feat. Chanyeol)
Rothy’s charming vocals and Chanyeol’s rap come together in this track to create what can only be described as the stuff of summer dreams.
THAMA – “Land” (feat. Nafla)
R&B/Soul vocalist THAMA’s new song is an absolute vibe.
LUCY – “Jogging”
Formed on ‘Superband‘, the four membered band debuted this year with the single “Flowering” and are now back with their first mini-album ‘Panorama‘.
MONNI – “Romantic Breeze”
The five membered rock band bring you a romantic track that is perfect for a summer date.
BiPA – “I Don’t Care”
A funky, fresh, feel-good pop song about being brave, being your own person and living life your own way. Did I mention it’s self written and self produced? The track is from BiPA’s (former member of Lip Service) second release ‘Be Real‘.
Brave Girls – “We Ride”
The girls are back with a city pop track with retro vibes, their first release after their three year hiatus.
Hur Hyungjun – “Baragi”
Formerly known by the stage name Hwall (TheBoyz), Hyungjun debuts as a solo artist with a dreamy pop track with an equally aesthetic music video.
Jessi – “Numb”
The sassy rapper serves up her luscious vocals with glorius visuals in this B-side track from her newest release, showing us a completely different side of herself than from the exuberant lead single “NUNU NANA“.
R1AN – “Eh Bebe”
Some of you might recognize him as Kim Yonghyun from ‘BOYS24‘. The former idol show contestant charms in this fun track. An absolute bop.
WONHO – “Losing You”
Oh how we’ve waited. And Wonho delivers with a sentimental ballad. Unexpected but refreshing.
Super M – “100”
Your quintessential turbo boosted electro pop track from SME, serving glossy visuals and mad choreography.
Zai.Ro – “Good Boy”
The singer-songwriter gives us a sweet syrupy romantic track that is sure to bring a smile to your face.
N.O.M (Nature of Man) – “I’m So Sexy”
This track is fresh off the now three membered group’s third EP ‘3rd Sexual NOM‘ and is their first release after a five year hiatus.
Kim Namjoo, RAVI and Kang Seung Sik – “Summer Memories”
APink’s Kim Namjoo, VIXX’s Ravi and Kang Seung Sik come together for the fourth installment of The ongoing collaboration remake series ‘2020 Cool Summer Project‘.
Kang Tae Kwan – “The Highway Of My Life”
A trot song to brighten up your day? Yes, please.
Gallant – “Only One”
As a part of the tribute to BoA’s 20th Anniversary, American singer Gallant has released an English remake of BoA’s hit single “Only One” under SM Station.
This is the end of this week’s round up. Stay tuned for more August releases by BTS, BLACKPINK, Dreamcatcher, Hyolyn and more!
(Do tell us if we’ve missed any releases from 8th to 14th August!)
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January 13th, 2021
Previously, we looked at some amazing yet underrated OSTs (Original Soundtracks from K-Dramas) sung by our favourite K-pop idols.
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.
January 12th, 2021
We all know how much netizens love their OST’s (Original Soundtracks from KDramas) but sometimes, OST’s sung by our beloved K-Pop idols slip under the radar and hence, we are here to bring some of those beautiful OSTs to your attention.
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 !