Stray Kids are back! With a surprise 2-hit, full Korean album, combo by following 2020's, IN Life (IN生), with their second full length album, NOEASY. The 14 track album takes us on a trip of many genres and styles that Stray Kids have made a meal of previously, bringing 3Racha's signature production, along with producers, … Continue reading NOEASY Review: ehhh it’s not that great.
Literally everyone in the music biz who wants to make some cash right now, is trying to get in on the K-pop trend that's been brought about with the mega hit idols that have come out of the works. Ok, not literally everyone, but the drive has really picked up from where it was years … Continue reading D-1: Some of K-Pop’s (+ other K-Music) Day Ones from abroad (pretty much just the USA)
There's nothing I love to go on and on about in regards to Korean music than deep "concepts". Pirates, Cinema, "Youth", Native American Cultural Appropriation Horror, the list goes on and on, but what about a concept I can just kind of give an artist through my own interpretation and perspective on the style of … Continue reading Heize has me in her beautiful, dark, twisted, fantasy – a playlist
I have absolutely ZERO fashion sense. My favourite clothes are kinda minimal. Anime shirts from UNIQLO with whatever pants that fit my thin body, and that's about it. That being said, I'm about to judge the hell out of some K-Pop fashion choices, on screen, on stage, and in daily life because I am a … Continue reading K-Pop clothing.
Sometimes, you just need that song that hits different to hit even different-er. It might not be explicitly for better or worse, just more different. While K-Pop labels have teams absolutely full of talented producers, their regular demo makers, or their group's are self-produced, there's always space for "Artist/Composers" to get their tracks somewhere other … Continue reading Producers & Writers singing their K-Pop songs is what I need.
It's hard believe that it's been around a year and a half of the global Covid-19 situation, and there's still no true sign of when it'll all be over (as over as it will ever be). Being this far in and with no real end in sight, as Australia was just hit with lockdowns again, … Continue reading Some of K-Music’s ‘Covid Canon’… so far.
Your phone dings. It's a Twitter notification that your favourite group is gearing up for a comeback next month. The HYPE is building. A few weeks go by and an album concept trailer is released. OMG it's bonkers. Dance moves, special effects, great outfits. In another couple of weeks, the highlight medley comes out. Oh … Continue reading This isn’t what they promised me… (This post contains 0 bias)
Most K-Pop fans have had THAT moment. No, not the one you're thinking of... or that other one. It's the one where you have to tell someone that no, K-Pop isn't just teenage Korean boys in make-up singing about love and "hey it's party time" and not much else. If you're wondering how I knew … Continue reading Has K-Pop set own limits on performing in the West?
There’s nothing worse that advertising music. The Fleetwood Mac classic, Go Your Own Way, has surely been ruined for so many Australian because of the sheer number of times that same chorus has been played on ads, on TV and YouTube especially. I also can’t forget the bland, background advertisement music only used to fill in blank space. There’s an … Continue reading Korean Advertising Songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddj98l5XkFI BM is back, finally, with his first official solo track. Leaving his fellow KARD members behind for this one, the famed creator of the BTG has traded the dumbells, and his rapping, for his deep vocals, and shares his thoughts on being "broken". Broken Me dips into one of the new rages in the … Continue reading BM channels his inner punk in BROKEN ME