Summer of K-Pop


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!

(View all the Summer of K-pop songs here)

<< Song 14 >>

BTS – Look Here (2014)

Look Here arrived long before BTS were a world-conquering force. It has the scrappy energy of their debut year, tethered to a trendy funk beat that borrows liberally from the sound of popular hits like Thicke’s Blurred Lines and Daft Punk’s Get Lucky. I find the bassline and guitar combination to be incredibly groovy, especially when the instrumental swerves into the minimalist post-chorus, which is buttressed by an immensely satisfying harmonic vocal flourish. The track is lively and loose, with a timeless appeal that stands apart from most of BTS’s work. If ever there was a BTS backyard BBQ song, this would be it.

 Hooks 8
 Production 9
 Longevity 9
 Bias 9
 RATING 8.75


6 thoughts on “SUMMER OF K-POP: BTS – Look Here

  1. This is actually the BTS backyard BBQ song, this song is always in the background music for whenever they are having a party.

    Personally this is one of favorite songs from them. Dark and wild is a great album.

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  2. This was the year of making songs that sound like “Blurred Lines”. Ga-in “Truth or Dare” also comes to mind, as does Super Junior b-side “Good Love”.
    They are all good fun.

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  3. Here’s to hoping that they can go back to something more groovy like this for their upcoming album, since it will finally not be tied to some multi-album concept. Perhaps too optimistic?

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