Song Review: Crush – Nappa
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Song Review: Crush – Nappa

PSY’s new P Nation music label has been the source of much speculation this year. K-pop hasn’t seen this high profile an agency launch in years, and with YG Entertainment plagued by scandal after scandal, the timing is perfect for a new force in the industry. Add big-name stars like HyunA, E’Dawn, Jessi, Crush and … Continue reading

Song Review: Fanxy Child – Y
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Song Review: Fanxy Child – Y

Fanxy Child is a hip-hop collective featuring members Zico, Crush, DEAN, Penomeco, Stay Tuned and Millic. To say it’s not my thing would be an understatement, but their first official single, 2016’s Bermuda Triangle, was surprisingly compelling even for those who don’t gravitate toward hip-hop. Much of its success spawned from the interplay between a … Continue reading

Song Review: 1THE9 – Domino
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Song Review: 1THE9 – Domino

MBC’s Under Nineteen survival series played like a budget version of Produce 101, but it cobbled together a surprisingly strong group of guys for its winning group 1THE9. Like other shows of its ilk, the whole thing feels corporation-driven rather than artistically inspired, down to that awful group name. But, I’m excited to see where … Continue reading

Song Review: Crush – Fall
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Song Review: Crush – Fall

Usually, as an artist gains prominence and becomes more mainstream, their music follows suit. But with Crush, it feels like his output has become more idiosyncratic since his days as a relatively straightforward r&b artist. Though last May’s Woo Ah wasn’t quite to my taste, I could definitely appreciate its languid style. Fall (어떻게 지내) … Continue reading

Song Review: Crush – woo ah
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Song Review: Crush – woo ah

Crush is one of those artists that I desperately want to adore. He seems like such a pleasant person, and even though it’s not my preferred genre, I can appreciate the vibey, slow-jam r&b he produces. But with almost every song he’s released, I end up having the same response, which basically amounts to: “that … Continue reading