There are few things I enjoy more than a great summertime song. They’re bright, they’re exciting, and they remind me of my favorite time of the year.
There’s no telling what this summer in K-pop will bring, but over the next few weeks I’ll be flashing back each day, showcasing a highlight from past summers. The rules are simple: I fire up my carefully compiled “K-pop summer” playlist, hit ‘shuffle,’ and if the song that pops up hasn’t already been featured on the site, it gets a post and mini-review of its own.
So, get ready for a summer of K-pop on The Bias List!
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Beast – Dance With U (2014)
Dance With U was never promoted as a single, but I always thought it would have made a great one. Of course, it was competing with the magnificent Good Luck on the same album, so I understand Cube Entertainment’s choice. Still, Dance With U is an excellent summer release, powered by a bright electro squiggle and upbeat rhythm. I particularly enjoy the pre-chorus, which generates energy without opting for the standard EDM build. The chorus itself is smooth and catchy, followed by a hip-hop hook that offers a sense of texture. As usual, Yoseob’s killer vocals steal the show, fueling the chorus with undeniable polish.