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!
<< Song 44 >>
Henry – Holiday (2013)
Before Henry went all acoustic-r&b artiste, he delivered some great, lightweight pop fluff – and occasionally even crafted a K-pop classic. Holiday isn’t all that notable in the grand scheme of things, but that’s not necessarily bad. It’s the kind of carefree dance track that doesn’t require much from its listener, conjuring a pleasant groove and joyful, singalong hook. It’s very Western in its approach, but that’s a solid match for Henry’s performance style. It’s kind of “One Direction meets K-pop,” which wasn’t unusual at the time. Now, if he could have shoehorned some of his trademark violin in there somehow, we might be having a different conversation entirely!