Song Review: Hyolyn – Bae
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Song Review: Hyolyn – Bae

Amidst all of the comebacks this season, Hyolyn has surprisingly become the summer MVP. Last month’s See Sea leapfrogged over its competition to soundtrack July, but she’s not finished yet. Reuniting with frequent Sistar producers Duble Sidekick, Bae sees Hyolyn closing out the summer with a classic, roller rink ready burst of undiluted pop. Hyolyn’s voice … Continue reading

Song Review: Hyolyn – See Sea
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Song Review: Hyolyn – See Sea

The past two months have seen a veritable army of girl groups vying for the “queens of summer” title previously held by the now-disbanded Sistar. But the season wouldn’t be complete without one of Sistar’s former members throwing her hat into the ring. And who better than Hyolyn, whose airy vocals are perfectly suited to summertime … Continue reading

Song Review: Sistar – Lonely
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Song Review: Sistar – Lonely

It seems like I’ve been writing about farewell songs much too frequently over the past several months. The Great 2017 Wave of Girl Group Disbandments is very real, and it’s not all that great. Sistar are the latest casualty, and a surprising, sudden loss for the dwindling handful of second generation idol groups that remain … Continue reading

Song Review: Soyou & Baekhyun – Rain
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Song Review: Soyou & Baekhyun – Rain

Both Sistar‘s Soyou and EXO‘s Baekhyun have become known as popular duet partners, so it’s a no-brainer to pair them together for a digital single. Infuse some of the downbeat balladry that Korea loves and you have a recipe for instant success. Unfortunately, “success” doesn’t necessarily translate to “interest,” and I can’t say I was particularly … Continue reading