It’s been a while since I’ve done a music post! So I thought I’d do a little round up of what I’m listening to. Lately, I’ve been listening to Spotify’s Kpop playlist which has been keeping me up to date with the latest releases.
Russian Roulette – Red Velvet
One that’s easy on the ears is Red Velvet’s Russian Roulette! I’ve never made an effort to listen to them before because I thought they’d be an OTT cutesy concept girl group, but they seem kind of quirky to me! Love it.
Whatta Man – IOI
I didn’t want to like this because I remember the original, but you can’t really fail with such a catchy hook and powerful vocals. It’s super fierce. Completely different from ‘Pick Me’!
Lifted – CL
I usually like to drop a review of whatever CL releases as I’ve been eager for her US debut since forever! As much as I understand her intentions of wanting to show the world that Asian women are not all passive and demure. I think her past comments have been unintentionally problematic. To me, the wisest thing is to represent her individuality and say nothing more!
With Lifted, I think it’s was a nice tune but it’s not exactly memorable. Although I get a sense of her coolness, I feel like it watered down what she is known for. The attitude of ‘Hello Bitches’ seems a better fit for her!
That said, my appreciation for the song grows when she performs it live! It sounds a million times better.
Dancing King – Exo x Yoo Jae Suk
This song is a collaboration between EXO and Yoo Jae Suk for the Infinity Challenge/SMTown Station. I have to say, it really works. I wasn’t expecting Yoo Jae Suk to sing in this but…he does and he does it well! No wonder he’s a legend in Korea.
I’m hoping that YSK gets to promote this on a chart show! I’d love to see more live versions of it.
Mash Up – Vromance
I want more people to know about Vromance so I’m going to keep plugging their songs on here until I’m blue in the face.If they disappear into the idol abyss it’s really going to be our loss!
I’ve been listening to this super cool mash-up on their official youtube channel. They cover a multitude of Kpop songs including Sistar and Wondergirls.
They have a ton of other stuff that you should listen to!!! Like this fun cover of Jessie J’s Bang Bang.
What songs are you listening to? Anything to recommend me? I love to check out new artists. I like bad ass songs (with great dancing) and also bright breezy songs. So please drop me a comment with your picks!
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