Song Review: Snow Man – D.D.
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Song Review: Snow Man – D.D.

As part of Johnny’s Entertainment’s dual-debut week, Snow Man joined SixTONES in releasing their first official single. With an age range from sixteen to twenty-seven and a nine-member configuration, they’re a bit of a hodgepodge group, unified by their skill for dance and acrobatics. While SixTONES introduced themselves with an unexpected sound in the rock-tinged … Continue reading

Song Review: BTS – Black Swan
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Song Review: BTS – Black Swan

In contrast to most K-pop releases, BTS’s upcoming album is following a months-long roll-out schedule reminiscent of American acts. My feelings about this aside, the approach is gradually offering hints as to what the album might sound like. And honestly, I’ve got no idea so far. Last week’s Suga solo was more intro than song, … Continue reading

Song Review: DreamNote – Wish
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Song Review: DreamNote – Wish

My reactions to DreamNote’s singles have been pretty polarized so far. I was not a fan of their self-referencing debut, but follow-up Hakuna Matata wormed its way into my top fifty tracks of 2019. New single Wish (바라다) falls somewhere in the middle, borrowing elements from both songs without pushing the group’s sound in any … Continue reading

Song Review: Younha – Dark Cloud
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Song Review: Younha – Dark Cloud

Soloist Younha has had a long and illustrious career, filled with commercial highs and lows. But, her name has now been rocketed back to attention thanks to a feature from BTS’s RM. That song, produced by the brilliant Eden/Ollounder/Leez team, isn’t even her title track. Given its big-name collaborators and general awesomeness, it probably should … Continue reading