June 2, 2014: New Korean Music

A handful of Kpop comebacks, including Taeyang, BAP, U-Kiss, N-Sonic… and Kyung from Block B featured in an awesome song by Kim Yeon Woo.
On the indie front, we have Fromm, Lucia, RURURU, and a massive upload from Jung Key.
There was also a good amount of rap this week! Yay! P-TYPE came back; so did Tyfoon. As well as a few others I hadn’t heard of before.

……

So… I worked on this for hours all day yesterday until 4am, got up to publish it, and found out the site was glitching last night so it lied when it told me the post was saved. So my brain is kinda melting right now lol

Anyway, I’ve come to realize that mnet is deciding not to upload a lot of stuff to their YouTube site, and I don’t know enough Korean to link to their Korean site so… I guess we’ll just have to hope other channels upload it lol. The downside, is that when they finally do upload them, they’re weeks old. But you guys aren’t hardcore hipster enough to care about that, right? lol

Also, I’m just linking to the videos instead of embedding. It’s easier on me and makes the page load faster for others.

  • Kim Yeon Woo – Move (ft. Kyung from Block B)
  • Mono Dream – Electric Heart part2
  • BAP – Where Are You?
  • U-KISS – Don’t Flirt/Stop Playing
  • Taeyang – Eyes, Nose, Lips
  • N-Sonic – Crazy
  • Smile. G – DoBiDoBob
  • Fromm – 봄맞이 가출
  • Year 7 Class 1 – ALWAYS
  • Jung Joon Young & Younha – Just the Way You Are
  • Sweet Sorrow – Pounding Heart
  • Sweet Sorrow – Wonderful Day
  • haihm – Bird No Singing
  • P-TYPE – Timberland 6″(Inches)
  • Mr. Tyfoon – Fxxk You
  • BNW – 1Night
  • 니화 – Go Hard
  • Mark-K & 1212 – Look at me Now
  • P-TYPE – Turning Point
  • COOLKIDS – Ya Know
  • Sool J & KimBoSun  – 뭐라꼬
  • Junk Class – Ink Psycho
  • MC Ryu – Mom
  • All That- Sexy Enough (ft. Rico)
  • Lucia  – 한 사람
  • Sweet Revenge – Sugar Candy
  • small o – 74
  • Bulldog Mansion – It’s You
  • BoroBoro – Ramen
  • RURURU -Please Pretend Not To Know
  • 1sagain & Fatdoo – 기억을 지워주는 병원3 (feat.ROO)
  • Jung Key – Alone (ft. Na-young Kim)
  • Jung Key – Being Left (ft. King Bak & Minjung Kim)
  • Jung Key – Be Forgotten (ft. Da-il Yang)
  • Jung Key – Things I Can’t Say (ft. Navi)
  • Jung Key – Complain (ft. So-youn Jo)
  • Jung Key – I’m Sorry (ft. Welldone Potato)
  • SHINee – Lucky Star
  • 동네친구들 – 이제는 말할 수 있다 (feat. MC성균)
  • 한수아 – 162 (Feat. 우일)
  • Han Seung Seok & Jung Jaeil – 없는 노래 (Salvation Song)

 

Kim Yeon Woo – Move (ft. Kyung from Block B) ↓↓↓
Category: R&B
I love this MV… it’s really intriguing for some reason. The song feels unique too. It’s in a jazzy, smooth, kind of style. The song is about the turning point between heartbreak and moving on.

Mono Dream – Electric Heart part2 ↓↓↓
Category: Electronic
This MV is awesome. With just facial expressions and lighting, it can make you feel unsettled.

BAP – Where Are You? ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop
Ah… they’re using the cutesy concept again…
There’s whistling and a harmonica in this.
I think there’s going to be English and Chinese versions of this too.

U-KISS – Don’t Flirt/Quit Playing ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop
I don’t really like the lyrics… but the tune is okay. Not as catchy as their previous stuff, though.
The MV is sexy, but man, I wish they had more of those shirtless 3-way scenes!

Taeyang – Eyes, Nose, Lips ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop/Ballad
Another solo from BigBang’s Taeyang.
Shirtless like he always prefers. He even get in a signature spin at the end!

N-Sonic – Crazy ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop
Haven’t heard from them in a while!
This song has a kind of jazzy sound.

Smile. G – DoBiDoBob ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop
This is a new group! The song is cute and has a 50’s feeling.
They also have aegyo and they… have emoticon butts… lol

Fromm – 봄맞이 가출 ↓↓↓
Category: Indie
A song that sometimes feels clear, and sometimes feels dreamy. The MV kind of feels like summer playtime.

Year 7 Class 1 – ALWAYS ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop
This definitely has an old-school Kpop sound. Others have likened it to Jpop as well.

Jung Joon Young & Younha – Just the Way You Are ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop
Their voices go well together. The video is pretty good too. Two children who have moms who don’t understand them… they become friends.

Sweet Sorrow – Pounding Heart ↓↓↓
Category:
Easy-Going/Kpop
Simple MV, but somehow interesting.
Pretty song with harmonics.

Sweet Sorrow – Wonderful Day ↓↓↓
Category:
Easy-Going/Kpop
This one has more of a beat than the previous, but the harmonics are still there.
The video is kind of cutesy and carefree.

haihm – Bird No Singing ↓↓↓
Category: Electronic
Soothing female vocals with a kind of hypnotic beat. I think I’d categorize this with Humming Urban Stereo or maybe even Clazziquai.

P-TYPE – Timberland 6″(Inches) ↓↓↓
Category: Rap
Man, I love the flow and sound of this song! P-TYPE is actually a veteran… his first album was released in 2004, though he was active in the scene some time before that.
If you’re into 2NE1, you should know that he taught CL some rapping skills.

Mr. Tyfoon – Fxxk You ↓↓↓
Category:
Rap
Ah Tyfoon… I haven’t heard of him since Clover.
Glad to hear he’s doing well haha. I have a feeling I’ll be playing this song a lot throughout my life LOL

BNW – 1Night ↓↓↓
Category: Rap
Laid-back. Seems like a nice follow-up to the previous song lol

니화 – Go Hard ↓↓↓
Category: Rap
Some of the lines are harmonized! Not too catchy, but nice listening! Nothing is repeated too much at a time.

Mark-K & 1212 – Look at me Now ↓↓↓
Category: Rap
Whoa… this is really creepy lol I really like it.

P-TYPE – Turning Point ↓↓↓
Category: Hip Hop
Another one from P-TYPE this week. Nice!

COOLKIDS – Ya Know ↓↓↓
Category: Hip Hop
Pretty decent flow. It’s kind of fun.

Sool J & KimBoSun – 뭐라꼬 ↓↓↓
Category: Hip Hop
Ah I love Sool J! Pretty laid-back.

Junk Class – Ink Psycho ↓↓↓
Category:
Hip Hop/Rap/Electronic
Kind of a cool fusion. It’s pretty catchy.

MC Ryu – Mom ↓↓↓
Category: Hip Hop
Don’t know much about him yet, but he seems pretty young. It could just be the influence of the subject though haha.

All That- Sexy Enough (ft. Rico)↓↓↓
Category: R&B
Smooth jazzy R&B stuff.

Lucia – 한 사람 ↓↓↓
Category: Indie
This MV features the movie Ginger and Rosa. I think Lucia’s song goes perfectly with the images selected.

Sweet Revenge – Sugar Candy ↓↓↓
Category: Soft Rock
This all-girl indie band is back with a sweet-sounding song.

small o – 74 ↓↓↓
Category:
Indie
I like this one! I think this would be a good road-trip song.

Bulldog Mansion – It’s You ↓↓↓
Category: Indie
That falsetto~

BoroBoro – Ramen ↓↓↓
Category:
Indie
Are those congos I hear?
Did I post this song before?
I don’t know….

RURURU -Please Pretend Not To Know ↓↓↓
Category: Indie
A marching waltz.

1sagain & Fatdoo – 기억을 지워주는 병원3 (feat.ROO) ↓↓↓
Category:
Hip Hop/Pop
This is a sweet story rap, part three in a series about a memory-erasing hospital for the broken-hearted.
Each story stands alone. Unfortunately, this part hasn’t been subbed yet. The previous ones have though.
[Part One] [Part Two]

Jung Key – Things I Can’t Say (ft. Navi) ↓↓↓
Category: Ballad
Jung Key just came out with 6 MVs this week, so I won’t commen on all of them.
They’re all pretty good though!
(And remember, this YouTube channel has subs for some of their videos if you enable them!)

Jung Key – Complain (ft. So-youn Jo) ↓↓↓
Category: Jazz
This MV seems to be about a woman trying to be optimistic in her single life, though obviously she doesn’t prefer it.
It’s somehow sweet.

Jung Key – Alone (ft. Na-young Kim) ↓↓↓
Category:
Ballad

Jung Key – Being Left (ft. King Bak & Minjung Kim) ↓↓↓
Category:
Ballad

Jung Key – Be Forgotten (ft. Da-il Yang) ↓↓↓
Category:
Ballad

Jung Key – I’m Sorry (ft. Welldone Potato) ↓↓↓
Category: Ballad

SHINee – Lucky Star ↓↓↓
Category: Japanese

동네친구들 – 이제는 말할 수 있다 (feat. MC성균) ↓↓↓
Category: Ballad
(Here’s the instrumental version.)

한수아 – 162 (Feat. 우일) ↓↓↓
Category: Electronic
She’s an actress… Much fan service here haha.
And oh… the auto-tune… the auto-tune…. lol
(The YouTube comments are really uncalled for though.)

Han Seung Seok & Jung Jaeil – 없는 노래 (Salvation Song) ↓↓↓
Category: Ballad
This really isn’t my style, so I just won’t say anything lol…

 

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