As per the title, I’m on K-pop hiatus again because I swear this genre wears me out every few months and I need to take breaks for my mental sanity. The only posts that will come from me are these “review” posts for the indefinite time being. Nothing else because I can’t muster the time nor energy to deal with anything else. So, I’m going to be outta the loop with the happenings and going ons with K-pop for a while (not that I think I’ll miss much honestly).
With that noted, let’s just get on with the music which is what you came here for, right?
ONEUS(원어스) – 반박불가 (No diggity)
The chorus is a bit of a mess and it starts rough but the melody is doing some (some) interesting things I like. Kinda disappointed in ONEUS – this could be better.
TXT (투모로우바이투게더) – 5時53分の空で見つけた君と僕 [Japanese Ver.]
I thought I hadn’t reviewed the Korean version so I had left this in, but whatever. This song has actually grown on me since then so I actually kinda like it.
ITZY – Not Shy (English Ver.) (MV in ZEPETO)
A pretty typically Korean to English song that doesn’t quite match up to the original namely due to the slightly awkward and cringe lyrics. Plus, I didn’t really like the original anyway.
AB6IX (에이비식스) ‘불시착 (STAY YOUNG)’
Does this feel like it’s missing something in the melody? It feels that way to me especially outside of the chorus. Because of that, I feel ambivalent towards this song.
SATURDAY – Only You
A pretty average girl group song which is neither bad nor good. It’s cute but the way the girls stare and smile at the camera kinda creeps me out a bit
청하 (CHUNG HA) – X (걸어온 길에 꽃밭 따윈 없었죠)
Didn’t like the song but the video is interested. Chungha is kaiju confirmed.
Epik High (에픽하이) – Rosario ft. CL, ZICO
Ehh, I only really liked Tablo’s part (if he is the sad bloody dude in the beginning). CL is only doing some RnB chorus that’s not so hot while we don’t talk about Zico cause I personally don’t really care for the guy.
Epik High (에픽하이) – 내 얘기 같아 (Based On A True Story) ft. HEIZE
This is more plain RnB with some rap sprinkled in for a bit of spice. I like this song a bit better than their other song but that ain’t saying much honestly.
CRAVITY – My Turn
Oh, the vroom vroom vroom vroooomm skkrrrt song. And that’s just the chorus.
Cherry Bullet – Love So Sweet
This song kinda reminds me of the AB6ix song up above. The melody seems alright to me but it feels like it’s lacking something. Too bad I’m not a technical music nerd to pinpoint exactly what that is…
PinkFantasy – Lemon Candy
I discussed on my stream how this group really went from Dreamcatcher 2.0 to this cute soft girl concept with a video that is clearly lower budget. I sincerely wonder what happened? I know the dark concept doesn’t always sell well (DC are exceptions) but whatta shame – was hoping for more girl groups with darker concepts.
BERRY GOOD – Time for me
I liked this song better than the last two girl groups – good on Berry Good.
KANGTA 강타 – 감기약 (Cough Syrup)
It’s songs like this one where I just know as soon as the vocals kick in, but I still wanna give it a chance but each time, they still fall short.
WOODZ (조승연) – Horizon Live (Tide)
Dude is as bad as Yerin Baek with the long intros. Though the song, when it finally starts, is alright, but still not my cup of tea.
Yeji Kim – Scared
Has strong indie rock vibes that I usually would groove to, but this isn’t really doing much for me.
Dark Moon – Getting colder, getting darker
Only realy kept this in because I had already nuked like two songs before it and couldn’t just keep doing that. I respect the ballad but don’t really endear to it like that.
Kim Jisoo – Dream All Day
I only looked into this one cause I say Park Seo Joon wan wondered what kinda song and video this was gonna be. Then surprise, that one girl from BOL4, Jiyoung is also in this. Song is average, by the way.
Moonbit – I wished you loved me
It’s a ballad…that’s all, but at least it’s short.
FEELY – Found you on television
A retro song reminiscent of the ’80s and not in a so great kind of way.
SINB (GFRIEND) – 사랑스러워(Loveable)
I believe this is a cover of a previously well-known song by a Kim Jongkook (of Running Man fame). Hence, I actually kinda like this one since back in the day I listened to the original here and there.
Yuju (GFRIEND) – Falling (런 온 OST Part.10)
Another Gfriend girl, nice. It’s along the lines of a typical OST ballad, however, so not much to say here.
김종완 of NELL – 나는 그래 (Lean On Me) (She Would Never Know OST Part.1)]
I’ll just say I pass on this one.
Kim Na Young(김나영) _ Where Are You(그대는 어디에) (Run On(런 온) OST Part.8)
That’s it for this week, ladies and gents. Catch you next week, I guess. And hopefully we’ll have more head nodding songs (maybe – K-pop is unpredictable).