Song Review: Checkmate – You
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Song Review: Checkmate – You

It’s been a rocky road for rookie group Checkmate. With only two songs under their belt, they’ve already undergone major shifts in configuration. They debuted as five last September, but now they’re down to four with the departure of vocalist/rapper Nason and the quick arrival/departure of Haechang, who never even got to participate in any … Continue reading

Song Review: Majors – Spit It Out
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Song Review: Majors – Spit It Out

Girl group Majors is a semi-rebranding of the short-lived ANS. Their company is confidently calling this debut “the beginning of legend,” which is all well and good until you misspell “biginning” on the album artwork. Oops! (edit: the agency fixed it after this review was published) But, those kind of quirks are a fun hallmark … Continue reading

Song Review: J.Don (Lee Seunghyub of N.Flying) – Clicker
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Song Review: J.Don (Lee Seunghyub of N.Flying) – Clicker

N.Flying recently renewed their contracts with FNC Entertainment, ensuring years of new music from the band. With this firm foundation under their feet, this is the perfect time to stretch themselves with things like solo projects. Leader Seunghyub has participated in collaborations before, but On The Track (released under his moniker J.Don) is his first … Continue reading

Song Review: GOT7 – Encore
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Song Review: GOT7 – Encore

Last month, GOT7 announced their departure from JYP Entertainment. And as the members started signing with other agencies, a reunion or continuation of group activities seemed more and more unlikely. Yet, out of the blue a new GOT7 youtube channel appeared this week, with leader JB (now coined “Jay B”) promising that the group isn’t … Continue reading

Song Review: Lucy – Hero
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Song Review: Lucy – Hero

My love for Lucy’s music wasn’t immediate, but it bloomed big time over the course of 2020. The group is at their best when they embrace the full drama of their configuration, pulling in sweeps of theatrical violin courtesy of leader Yechan and pushing main vocal Sangyeop to utilize the full expressiveness of his rich … Continue reading