K-Pop Producer Spotlight: ESBEE
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K-Pop Producer Spotlight: ESBEE

If there’s anything I’ve learned from covering pop music for over a decade, it’s that songwriters and collaborators are just as important as the artists themselves. Though they often work behind the scenes, this feature is a chance to shine the light on some of k-pop’s most innovative and accomplished producers and composers. ESBEE Years … Continue reading

Song Review: Victon – Time Of Sorrow
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Song Review: Victon – Time Of Sorrow

Despite releasing a steady stream of material since their debut in late 2016, Victon have never really connected with me. That’s not a critique of the guys themselves. I’ve just been pretty unimpressed with the producers and style they’ve been paired with. New single Time Of Sorrow (오월애 (俉月哀)) doesn’t do much to turn those … Continue reading

Song Review: Victon – Unbelievable
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Song Review: Victon – Unbelievable

Since their debut last November, I’ve struggled to really connect with Victon’s sound. Debut track I’m Fine was fun but lightweight, and the jerky production of follow-up Eyez Eyez just didn’t captivate. Interestingly, their strongest moment thus far has been the streamlined dance pop of What Time Is It Now, which was only promoted as an … Continue reading

Song Review: Victon – Eyez Eyez
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Song Review: Victon – Eyez Eyez

Boy group Victon debuted last November and have quickly amassed a strong fanbase. Being label-mates with superstars Apink certainly helps, but based on their music alone I still need a little convincing. I’m Fine was a decent earworm of a single, but pre-release What Time Is It Now was better. And now we have the glitchy … Continue reading