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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Eric Nam – Ooh Ooh (ft. Hoya) (2014)
Though it lacks the layered vocal arrangement iconic to their tracks, Ooh Ooh is actually a Sweetune composition. In fact, it’s a collaboration between Han Jae-ho and Kim Seung-soo of Sweetune and Hwang Hyun of Monotree, representing and era where those two teams were each beginning to branch out on their own. It’s also a song that features Infinite’s Hoya, so this pretty much has all the ingredients to make me happy. Never mind that Ooh Ooh is a frothy, brass-kissed disco pop track with a killer hook. There’s really nothing to hate here – just pure, upbeat fun that thrives on Eric Nam’s natural sense of showmanship.