Song Review: Xia (Kim Junsu) – Hana
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Song Review: Xia (Kim Junsu) – Hana

A Xia Junsu comeback is always cause for celebration. No matter what genre he tackles, Junsu’s captivating presence and commanding vocals demand attention. Last we heard from him, he indulged his dance pop side with 2020’s excellent Pit A Pat. With new single Hana (하나), he’s embraced “tropical” moombahton sounds – despite that genre no … Continue reading

Battle of the B-Sides: PSY, Elris, LOUD, Dreamcatcher, Xia Junsu
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Battle of the B-Sides: PSY, Elris, LOUD, Dreamcatcher, Xia Junsu

K-pop’s title tracks might gain most of listeners’ attention, but many album tracks are worth equal spotlight. I call these “buried treasures.” Beyond this, K-pop’s albums deliver thousands of additional tracks that settle for a more limited audience. It’s these songs that will become a part of my “battle of the b-sides” feature. In this … Continue reading