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Song Review: SHAX – MALO
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Song Review: SHAX – MALO

Some of my favorite Korean dramas are set within the music industry. And, given K-pop’s natural proximity to K-drama, I’m surprised we don’t see more of these crossover projects. The last one I remember was 2018’s Top Management, which spawned the fictional idol group S.O.U.L. That was such a fun series, and Get Myself With … Continue reading

Song Review: Highlight – Not The End
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Song Review: Highlight – Not The End

Though they’re short two original members, Highlight have become one of K-pop’s longest-running groups thanks to a rebranding and revitalization in 2017. Perhaps unsurprisingly, their new single Not The End (불어온다) seems to spring directly from that year’s musical trends, feeling like an outtake from their earlier work rather than a new push forward. Highlight … Continue reading

Song Review: ONF – Ugly Dance
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Song Review: ONF – Ugly Dance

It’s difficult to follow a song as excellent and beloved as Beautiful Beautiful, especially when it exists within the same concept and storyline. But, ONF are supported by the necessary firepower. Ugly Dance is again composed by Monotree’s Hwang Hyun, who may as well be the group’s seventh member given the importance of his musical … Continue reading