Buried Treasure: Ailee – Want It
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Buried Treasure: Ailee – Want It

Most of the time, a k-pop group’s title track is the best song on their album. But, sometimes b-sides deserve recognition too. In the singles-oriented world of K-pop, I want to spotlight some of these buried treasures and give them the props they deserve. Perhaps unfairly, I imagined that a 2019 full-length album from Ailee … Continue reading

Song Review: Ailee – Room Shaker
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Song Review: Ailee – Room Shaker

It’s been three long years since the release of Ailee’s last album, and even longer since she’s given us something relentlessly uptempo. My favorite Ailee song will always be the mighty U&I, which positioned her as a Beyonce-like superstar fusing undeniable attitude with unmistakable vocal talent. Just because you’ve got an amazing voice doesn’t mean … Continue reading

Song Review: Ailee – If You
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Song Review: Ailee – If You

Full disclosure: when Ailee’s on, she’s really on, but I have always preferred her more uptempo, aggressively soulful tracks to the ballads. Songs like Don’t Touch Me, or the almighty U&I, crackle with a certain k-pop energy that is hers and hers alone. So when it became clear that her newest comeback would be a … Continue reading

Seventeen – Q&A (ft. Ailee)
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Seventeen – Q&A (ft. Ailee)

  Seventeen (my favorite debut group of the year), have gifted us a surprise collaboration single with popular solo artist Ailee. Better yet, the song features a unit group of my three favorite members (S.Coups, Vernon & Woozi). Essentially, it’s a light hip-hop track that’s a lot less in your face than their full-group singles. … Continue reading