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Song Review: Chungha – X
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Song Review: Chungha – X

Chungha’s months-long rollout of singles has nearly reached its conclusion, with an album release just around the corner. Even if the quality of these singles has been mixed at times, I’ve been very impressed with their versatility and Chungha’s development into a well-rounded artist. New single X (걸어온 길에 꽃밭 따윈 없었죠) continues to grow … Continue reading

Song Review: CRAVITY – My Turn
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Song Review: CRAVITY – My Turn

Despite boasting incredible album sales and hailing from a proven agency, I couldn’t find the reasoning to include CRAVITY in my “top rookies of 2020” list last month. To me, their music thus far has been the definition of “generic boy group.” It’s never been objectively bad, but CRAVITY haven’t yet released anything that sounds … Continue reading

Song Review: Youha – Abittipsy
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Song Review: Youha – Abittipsy

Former YG Entertainment trainee Youha debuted last year with Island, which honestly wasn’t anywhere near my radar. But… introduce synthwave production and you’ve officially got my attention! Similar to Yubin’s Perfume (also released today), comeback track Abittipsy (오늘 조금 취해서 그래) brings Youha’s sound right in line with K-pop’s retro synth craze. And, it does … Continue reading

Song Review: Yubin – Perfume
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Song Review: Yubin – Perfume

With K-pop’s retro trend continuing to chug along, artists like Yubin stand to benefit most. After all, she’s been tackling city pop before it was popular, with songs like 2018’s Lady. And while she briefly explored her hip-hop side with last year’s Yaya, new single Perfume (향수) brings her back to sharp, icy synth textures. … Continue reading

Song Review: E’Last – Dangerous
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Song Review: E’Last – Dangerous

Though still mostly-unknown, boy group E’Last has gained admirers with their unique symphonic sound. Both of their singles have felt refreshing within a stale boy group landscape, though I don’t think the group has yet harnessed their full potential. Underwhelming melodies have caused both Swear and Tears of Chaos to fade quickly from my playlist. … Continue reading

Song Review: (G)I-DLE – HWAA
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Song Review: (G)I-DLE – HWAA

Whatever I may think about (G)I-DLE’s music, I can always appreciate their ambition. They commit to their concepts, and leader Soyeon’s composition skills ensure that their title tracks feel consistently them regardless of the genre. Unfortunately, more often than not their songs just don’t connect with me. Oftentimes, I find their work to be heavy … Continue reading