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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Halo – Fever (2014)
Never underestimate the power of a good “doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo!” vocal hook. Seriously, Fever’s post-chorus hook is just about as catchy as can be. But even before that hits, you know you’re in for a good time. Right from the start, the track powers forward with an exciting dance beat that still feels fresh today. I love the crunchy dance breaks spread throughout the track, but it’s the bright, retro synths and filtered brass that truly tie this song to summer. It’s a top-down, hands-in-the-air singalong, and we can always do with more of those these days.