Bangtan Boys and ODD EYE debuted. Nell, Ivy, and Dynamic Duo came back, among others….
- Bangtan Boys – No More Dreams
- Dynamic Duo – 출첵 Feat. 나얼
- Nell – Ocean of Light
- ODD EYE – Catch Me If You Can
- Lee Seung Chul – The Day to Love
- HÜ – Hope, Again
- Princess Disease – Iced Coffee
- Counter Reset – One Of A Kind
- Park Myung Soo – You’re My Girl
- T-ara, The SeeYa, 5dolls, & SPEED – Painkiller
- SISTAR – Give It To Me
- Big Mama’s Lee Ji Young & Phantom’s Hanhae – Inconvenient Truth
- After School – First Love
- Smells – Up And Down
- Ivy – I Dance
- BBde Girl – Halo
- HEYNE – DALLA
- Tiny-G – Here We Go
- Yu Seung Woo – Give it to me
- Park Sae Byul – If Love Lets Us Reunite
- Somdef – Circus Feat. Jinbo
- Counter Reset – Inside of Me
- Square the Circle (스퀘어 더 써클) – Charlie
- Exit10 – 스쳐가네 (Drama Ver.)
- Chocolat – Black Tinkerbell
- Crayon Pop – Bar Bar (+Bar)
Bangtan Boys – No More Dreams↓↓↓
Category: Hip-hop Kpop
So many people are saying they’re a “mix between BAP and Block B.” (Sad how people forget about MIB, which is another “idol hip-hop” group). Fans of Block B will probably like them for sure. Probably a good amount of BAP fans as well. Me? Well I’m a big Korean hip-hop fan who likes some Kpop as well. Block B is my favorite Kpop group and so, I don’t ever want to compare them to another, but I do really like Bangtan Boys so far. (But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t afraid of having them “replace” Block B since Block B is going through problems right now….)
Anyway, I’m really interested in this group. This debut song is good and makes me excited. They all seem to fit well together. The MV is flashy and kind of dark, but it’s nothing special. Looking at LC9, we could say that’s a good thing since it doesn’t over-shadow the song itself. However, looking at BAP, they could’ve had something special in there.
Dynamic Duo – 출첵 Feat. 나얼↓↓↓
Category: Hip Hop
Awesome song by this famous duo. The MV is great, showing them parodying common things seen on TV.
Nell – Ocean of Light↓↓↓
Category: Alternative Rock
Fun MV, but it can’t compare to their last one for “The Day Before,” which was deeper. The song is pretty, like always, and has a more upbeat sound than the last one.
(Read More About Nell Here)
ODD EYE – Catch Me If You Can↓↓↓
Okay… I have no idea how to actually categorize this! o_o The sound is so different. There’s a violin and vocals with a beat. There’s kind of a minor sound going on as well. Very unique. I hope they do well!
Lee Seung Chul – The Day to Love↓↓↓
Another really awesome ballad. I love this song! The MV is pretty captivating, and tells the stories of a few different couples. My favorite one is with Kim Ji Suk as the guy with the bunny in the cafe.
According to few translations I’ve found around, the beginning is of Lee Seung Chul as a DJ and mentions the memories of falling in love. He asks if people still live in the memories of those loves.
On the bunny, Kim Ji Suk wrote that he’s going in the army and wants her to remember him. On the other side, she asks if she can wait for him.
I think there might be a continuation to this, or I’d be happy if it was part of a movie or something too! Haha.
HÜ – Hope, Again↓↓↓
Category: Indie/Acoustic Rock
A really nice sounding song that sounds pretty optimistic. I like the male vocals too.
This is an indie trio group and “Hope, Again” is their first MV.
Princess Disease – Iced Coffee↓↓↓
Laid-back and relaxing. The male vocals are pure. I could see this playing at a Coffee Shop, haha.
Counter Reset – One Of A Kind↓↓↓
A happy true-rock song. It has a bit of a punk feel to it. You need to check this out if you like rock! (You might remember them from last week, with “Rock N’ Roll Day.”)
Park Myung Soo – You’re My Girl↓↓↓
The MV is funny, but the song stands by itself. I think it would be fun to hear in a club/dance.
T-ara, The SeeYa, 5dolls, & SPEED – Painkiller↓↓↓
Oh this song is pretty good! I like the kind of trot-like rhythm. The MV is good too. Her acting was good and it wasn’t boring. The director did a great job showing her state of mind as well, (for example, the bottle of “emotion”.)
SISTAR – Give It To Me↓↓↓
Another sexy comeback from a girl group. I like some of the outfits here. The song is pretty good, in my opinion. It’s pretty sensual with the breathy voice thing they do when singing, haha.
Big Mama’s Lee Ji Young & Phantom’s Hanhae – Inconvenient Truth↓↓↓
Lee Ji Young’s vocals are really beautiful. The MV is another song to add to the “Disturbing MV” list. Trigger warning for abuse & murder.
After School – First Love↓↓↓
I know there was another girl group who did pole dancing a year or two ago, (was it SISTAR?), but it turned into controversy and they weren’t able to really promote it much. I don’t see any of that happening with After School, so maybe the public has accepted it? lol
Anyway, it’s pretty sexy, but I don’t exactly think of pole dancing and sensuality when thinking of “First Love” XD;
Smells – Up And Down↓↓↓
House-genre songs like this remind me of the PSP game “Luminous” haha. I just love listening to these while driving at night through a city. The vocals work great in this song too.
Ivy – I Dance↓↓↓
Oh, I’ve liked Ivy since her “Crazy” song from 2009.
Kinki MV haha. Wow, this must be the season for sexy female Kpop singers. JYP wrote this song for her, right? I think I remember reading that. Doesn’t sound too bad! I have to say that at first, Yubin’s rap seemed out of place, but I did end up liking it. The second time she raps, it has a better transition though.
BBde Girl – Halo↓↓↓
Oh this song is actually good! The MV is such low quality, that it’s misleading. I love the groovy sound. There’s something about it that reminds me of the 90’s (aka, my childhood lol).
HEYNE – DALLA↓↓↓
Cute and pure. Her voice has a child-like sound to it and the MV is full of doodles and tons of white.
Tiny-G – Here We Go↓↓↓
This is for a game promo, but I like the song. Their voices are great and the rock influence is fun.
Yu Seung Woo – Give it to me↓↓↓
This is a cover of SISTAR’s new song, which is also included in this week’s list. This isn’t a full version, but I like what he does to his voice, especially at 0:55.
Park Sae Byul – If Love Lets Us Reunite↓↓↓
A soothing song. Her voice is beautiful as it grows stronger. The MV feels romantic. I’m not really into ballads, but I do like this one.
Somdef – Circus Feat. Jinbo↓↓↓
Pretty trippy MV, haha. The song is unique as well. It’s kind of funky and has some soul. (BTW, Somdef is the producer. Vocals are done by Jinbo.) Very laid-back.
Counter Reset – Inside of Me↓↓↓
This song starts out kind of mellow, but then gets a lot more energetic. Still, the vocals seem more subdued compared to their “One Of A Kind,” which is also on this week’s list.
Square the Circle (스퀘어 더 써클) – Charlie↓↓↓
The vocals are a bit unique, in my opinion. The instrumental sounds like good old wholesome rock.
Exit10 – 스쳐가네 (Drama Ver.)↓↓↓
While break-up videos are overdone, I did kind of enjoy watching this one. Probably because of the way it’s kind of open-ended.
Chocolat – Black Tinkerbell↓↓↓
There are some pretty visuals in the MV. The song has some nice parts, but for the most part, it’s not too memorable.
Crayon Pop – Bar Bar (+Bar)↓↓↓
I can’t remember that last thing Crayon Pop came out with, but it feels like it’s been awhile. But hmmm… while the song isn’t as bad as some people were saying, it does just seem like a soundtrack sort of song. The MV itself, well, I’m not really sure what the “story” here is lol. Maybe they’re 2nd MV will be better. Right now, I don’t feel it’s a good come-back.