DAY6 – ‘The Book of Us: Negentropy – Chaos swallowed up in love’ Album Review

On April 19th, DAY6 released their 7th mini-album, The Book of Us: Negentropy- Chaos swallowed up in love. This album is the fourth and final chapter of The Book of Us series. The record has seven songs, including the title track – “You make Me”

(Please note – this is a real-time review. Meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while listening to each song.)

Reaction to “You make Me” Official MV:

  • Right off the bat, I love the cinematography for this music video. The colouring + scenery is beautiful.
  • As expected from DAY6, the vocals and instrumentalization are on point. I could never get bored when listening to them sing, especially Wonpil’s soft voice that stays piercing my heart. Also, Dowoon’s drum sections for this song are incredible.
  • They all look amazing, but that hair colour and length on Jae is serving big time.
  • I love how they switched up the chord progression and melody for the bridge. That brought in some new and exciting elements to the song.
  • I think “You make Me” will make for a good racing song. Is it my favourite title track from DAY6? No, but taking it just as a song from them, I LOVE IT.

Album Review:

  1. everyday we fight – I’m getting slight disco vibes from this song, and I love that for me. Once again, the vocals and instrumentalization are top-notch. I love the melody and harmonization for the chorus; it’s so beautiful😍. Dowoon’s drum sections get better and better with each comeback; the man stays serving👏🏼. Also, the guitar sections on this track are exquisite.
  2. You make Me – Listening to the audio, I can appreciate the vocals more. They all sound amazing, and 100% this song is a vibe. I already added it to my playlist.
  3. Healer – This one has a very intriguing intro and instrumental in general. I love that it’s groovy, and I’m also enjoying the unconventional melody + the sing-along chorus. The production for this song is sweet.
  4. Only – The intro for this song is captivating and quite R&B-ish. The vocals and melody are so beautiful. I’m in awe of their voices right now, and I almost thought my baby Dowoon got some lines at the 1:15 mark. However, after confirming on YouTube, it’s Young K singing, and he sounds fantastic in that section. “Only” is a lovely song.
  5. above the clouds – I am slowly noticing that this album uses several sounds from nature. I love the serenity that brings into the record. The instrumental of “above the clouds” ignited a delightful but heavy feeling in me, so I went ahead to check out the lyrics. This song is about wishing for the soul of a dearly departed to rest on above the clouds while reminiscing the happy moments you once had with them. My feelings were so on point. Overall, I truly enjoyed the guitar sections on “above the clouds”, and it’s a brilliant song.
  6. ONE – I love the rhythm of this song, and the production quality is on point. DAY6 always serves the best albums. So far, every track showcased distinct elements and had different vibes, but the entire record still sounds cohesive. It’s simply a well-thought-out body of work.
  7. so let’s love – A perfect slow song to close things, and the vocal delivery on this one is beautiful. I love the chill vibe of “so let’s love”. It’s something I could listen to every day.

Final Thoughts:

My favourites from this album in no particular order are – “everyday we fight”, “You make Me”, “Only”, “above the clouds”, and “so let’s love”.

The song that left a lasting impression on me due to the lyrics is “above the clouds”. I read that Jae wrote it for a friend that passed away. It’s such a heartfelt and comforting song.

As mentioned earlier, DAY6 always has the best albums. In my opinion, this 7th mini-album, The Book of Us: Negentropy- Chaos swallowed up in love, is an excellent and well-thought-out body of work. All seven songs served what they were supposed to give, + the superb production quality. Let’s not even discuss vocals and instrumentalization because they always come correct in that department. With all that said, this record gets a solid 10/10 from me.

Song Of The Week: “Area” by SHINee

Hello everyone🤗, I hope you all are having a fantastic week!

My recommended song for this week is from SHINee. They recently released a repackaged version of their 7th albumand hands down, my favourite track on the record is “Area”

Aside from “Area” having such an addictive rhythm and groove + top-notch vocals, it is also a beautifully written song. Minho wrote the lyrics, and I must say that he did an excellent job👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. I love that when you first hear this song, it gives off a light-hearted and warm feeling, but once you’ve read the translated lyrics, it’s more sentimental than assumed.

My favourite section of this track is undoubtedly the chorus because of Onew’s blissful vocals and the tight harmonization from all the members. Overall, SHINee gave off an incredible vibe on “Area”, so I hope you all enjoy listening to it as well.

#CoupleTypeOfHangout – Drama Couples Only💞

This post will highlight some of my favourite recent couple shoots from both Korean and Chinese drama leads.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First on this list is Kim Rae-won and Lee Da-hee for 1st Look Korea. Both actors recently starred in L.U.C.A: The Beginning – a 2021 science fiction series.

I’ve heard many good things about this drama, and plan to watch it next month. It has only 12 episodes, so that makes for a quick watch. All English subbed episodes of the series are available using this link – L.U.C.A: The Beginning on Viki.


Up next is Li Yitong and Hu Yitian for Harper’s BAZAAR China. They both starred in Go Go Squid 2: Dt. Appledog’s Time.

Another drama on my list to watch next month. It has a total of 38 episodes and is available with English subtitles on both Viki and iQIYI using these links –


Following up is Lee Min-ki and Nana for DAZED Korea. Their drama – Oh My Ladylord (also known as Oh! Master) is currently airing on iQIYI with English Subs. I plan to watch this once it’s done airing.


To close, I have The Rational Life costars Qin Lan and Dylan Wang on InStyle China – April 2021 cover. Their drama is still airing, and the subbing is non-existent since it’s not available on Viki, iQIYI, WeTV or even YouTube. However, I heard that Netflix bought the license for The Rational Life, so I’ll wait and watch all the episodes in one go.

Song Of The Week – “How did we” by Huh Gak

Since I’m pretty much settled and up to date now, I’ve decided to continue my weekly song recommendations. “How did we” by Huh Gak has been my staple companion over the past few weeks. It’s a beautiful and relaxing ballad. So I’m sharing this with anyone in need of such a vibe.

I love listening to “How did we” a lot, mainly because of two factors –

  1. The beautiful instrumentalization.
  2. Huh Gak’s superb vocal delivery. 

Another sub reason could be the message of this song. Although it’s mainly about a breakup, it focuses more on letting go of the hurtful memories during a relationship and reminiscing more on your happy moments. 

I remember discovering Huh Gak through a movie soundtrack titled “My Best”, which also features the fabulous vocalist John Park. Ever since hearing that song, I dived deep into his discography. In my opinion, this man is hands done one of the best vocalists in Korea. His emotional delivery is incredible.

If you feel intrigued by this week’s recommendation and want to hear more from Huh Gak, check out his 10th-anniversary album, Hello – 

Catching Up With Recent Comebacks: ROSÉ|WayV|SOYOU|Young K x PARKMOONCHI & Jun. K

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while checking out each artist.)

On March 12th, ROSÉ (of BLACKPINK) made her solo debut with the single album – R –. Let’s check out the two songs on the album, and since I am fashionably late, I get to watch the music video for the B-side as well.

I love the visuals for this music video. ROSÉ looks stunning in every outfit and sounds equally beautiful. From the look of things, this song is entirely in English. “On The Ground” sounds like something that would get good play on Western radios. It’s a cute song, and I could see myself coming back to it a few times.

This music video also has fantastic visuals. “Gone” is more on a mid-tempo, and I love that the base instrument is a guitar. I enjoy ROSÉ’s vocal colour on this one more because it sounds raw and unfiltered. I will be playing this song a lot more than the title track.


WayV released their 3rd mini-album, Kick Back, on March 10th. I will react to the title track first and follow up with some brief thoughts on the album.  

My babies!!! I’ve been itching to check out their comeback. I can already tell that the choreography is about to be sickening just from the first few seconds. Xiao Jun’s vocals, though! He gets me every single time; I love his voice. The chorus is quite catchy, the vocalists did a beautiful job during that section, + the choreography is fantastic. When this song first started, I wasn’t feeling it that much, but after hearing the chorus and vocal arrangement, I’m all in. Is it my favourite title track from WayV? No, but I LOVE IT.

I enjoyed the vocal quality on this album a lot. The way they layered the vocals, to how well each singer and rapper mixed on each track, every aspect of the production was beautiful. I sense some growth from WayV in this record. Kick Back gets a 10/10 from me and my favourite songs in no particular order are “Action Figure” – “Horizon” and “All For Love” 


Up next is SOYOU. She released a single titled – “Good Night, MY LOVE” on March 11th, so let’s check it out.

The music video is interesting. I love how it starts like a short film before the actual song comes in. Soyou deserves more recognition. She has a great voice, and her MVs come with beautiful visuals, so it’s either her company is slacking on promotions, or people are sleeping on her talent. “Good Night, MY LOVE” is a relaxing ballad, and whoever did the backing vocals on this song served awesomeness on all levels. The way the singer’s voice melts into Soyou’s is impressive to hear. I love everything about this song.


Following up is a collaborative single from Young K (of DAY6) and PARKMOONCHI titled “What A Wonderful Word”.

From the few seconds of the instrumental intro, I can already tell that I will enjoy this song a lot. Young K’s voice is so smooth. The man has a fantastic set of pipes, + he looks good. “What A Wonderful Word” is a chill R&B; I love it. Also, PARKMOONCHI did great on the keyboard. I have to check out more from her.


JUN. K (of 2PM) released his 5th Japanese mini-album, THIS IS NOT A SONG, on March 10th. The title track is “Moon Light, 2003” but since it doesn’t have an official music video, I will go straight into sharing my opinions on the album. Before that, here’s the MV for the pre-release single – “THIS IS NOT A SONG, 1929” –

This album is pure R&B goodness with the combo of smooth and powerful vocals from Jun. K. Also fantastic production on the instrumentals for each track. Therefore it gets a 10/10 from me. Honestly, it’s hard to choose a favourite based on my first listen because every song has something fresh to offer. However, if I was recommending songs on this record right now, it will be “THIS IS NOT A SONG, 1929” for the vocal delivery and “River Flows, 1971” for the comforting message. 

That’s all for now, and I hope you all enjoyed reading this post. Feel free to give me your opinions on each artist in the comment section🥰.

Catching Up With Recent Comebacks: SuperM|Davichi|Kyuhyun|Kang Daniel & Wheein

Although I have older releases that I plan to review, I’ve decided to be on track with this week’s comebacks since I have more time on my hands now.

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while checking out each artist.)

On April 9th, SuperM released a collaborative campaign single with Prudential Corporation Asia titled “We DO”, so let’s check that out –

Wow, it took a good minute and fifty-three seconds for my brain to register that this song is entirely in English. I was busy grooving to the retro instrumental, which I love and forgot that, oh, I could understand everything😂😂😂. The production quality on the instrumental is fantastic. Also, the guys look good, and their vocals are on point. I also like the choreography; it’s fun. My only issue with “We DO” is the uneven line and screen distribution. However, I think the vocalists got more attention because this is a heavy vocal track. All the same, “We DO” is undoubtedly one of my favourites from SuperM.


Up next is Davichi, who released their new digital single, “Just hug me”, yesterday –

I missed their beautiful voices and harmonies, so this is a well-needed comeback. Another song with a beautiful instrumental + how their vocals blend into the string instruments is pure bliss. I also love the music video because it gives me a sense of what the song’s about since English subtitles are not available. The actors did a great job of showcasing the couple’s emotions. “Just hug me” gets a yes from me.


Following up is KYUHYUN (of Super Junior). Earlier today, he released a new digital single titled “Coffee”

Nice, it’s the same actors from his previous single, “Moving On”. This video seems to be showing how their relationship started in high school. Kyuhyun’s voice is very calming. I could listen to him sing all day, + the chill vibe of “Coffee” is just perfect for me. I have nothing more to say than this is a 100% playlist-worthy song for me.


KANG DANIEL also released his 3rd mini-album, Yellow, earlier today. First, let’s check out the title track – “Antidote”, and I’ll follow up with a quick opinion of the album –

I have been hearing a lot about this artist but never found the time to check him out. This comeback presents the perfect opportunity to see what Kang Daniel has to offer. First off, he has a beautiful voice, and I love the intricate choreography. I’m usually hesitant about diving into new singers, but I’m pretty impressed in this case. I love his vibe, and “Antidote” is a lovely song.

What sold this album for me were the groovy beats, beautiful vocals and overall production quality. Not every song caught my attention on the first listen, but the few that did were brilliant. This record gave me a good feel of Kang Daniel’s potential, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for him in the future. My rating for Yellow is 9/10. My favourite songs in order are “PARANOIA” – “Save U” and “Antidote”.


To close, I have Whee In (of Mamamoo). Earlier today, she released her 1st mini-album, Redd. Per usual, I’ll first react to the title track – “water color” and follow up with my opinion on the album –

Right off the bat, I love the cinematography for this music video. Very classy and clean visuals, + Whee In looks gorgeous. The blue gown is my favourite outfit. Also, the vocals are on point. I’m thoroughly enjoying this retro surge in Korean music. “water color” is a song that I can see myself listening to a lot because it’s right up my alley.

This album was such a beautiful experience. I enjoyed every minute of listening to Whee In’s lovely vocals + the featured artists were some of my favourites. Every song got my attention on first listen, mainly because they completely align with my music preference, but all the same, Redd is an excellent record. Therefore it gets a 10/10 rating from me. It was hard to pick favourites, but for now, I’ll have to choose “Butterfly (feat. GSoul)” because the vocal quality and harmonies on that song are immaculate.

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and feel free to leave your opinions on each artist’s comeback in the comment section🥰.

Unapologetically Fierce🔥 – Lee Si Young for VOGUE

In February, Lee Si Young posed for a photoshoot with VOGUE Korea. I am entirely in awe of her aura for this shoot and so excited to share these images with you all finally.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

You can watch Lee Si Young in her most recent Netflix Series – Sweet Home.

Synopsis: Following his family’s death in an accident, loner Cha Hyun Soo moves to a new apartment. His quiet life is soon disturbed by strange incidents in his apartment and throughout Korea. As people start to turn into monsters, Hyun Soo and the other residents try to survive (Source – MyDramaList).

Catching Up With Recent Comebacks: IU|Baekhyun|Park Bom|Kim Sungkyu & Jackson Wang

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while checking out each artist.)

On March 25th, IU returned with her 5th album, LILAC. First, I will give my reaction to the title tracks “Lilac” and “Coin” and follow up with a brief opinion on the album.

I’m never disappointed when it comes to IU; hence reacting to her songs feels more like an experience to discover new favourites. She is such a stunning lady, and vocal-wise, she sounds fantastic on this track. It’s nice to see her dancing. “Lilac” has some elements of retro/jazz, and I enjoy those genres a lot. The colours for the MV are pretty and nicely depict the spring season.

Once again, with that underlying retro/jazz sound. The set, lighting, outfits and direction for this music video are top-notch, + the choreography is captivating. Among the two title tracks, “Coin” is my favourite. IU’s vocal quality on this is so smooth, and the beat is groovy. I love this for me!!!!

This album was a VIBE from start to finish. A complete masterpiece, in my humble opinion, because IU did not disappoint. I enjoyed the infusion of different musical styles like r&b, ballad, retro and a sprinkle of jazz. The production quality is tight; her vocalization was on point for every song, + I always live for the intricate melodies on IU’s songs. Now, all ten songs are playlist-worthy, but my top picks in order are – “My Sea” – “Troll” – “Flu” – “Empty Cup”, and “Hi Spring Bye”. My rating for LILAC is a solid 10/10.


Up next is BAEKHYUN. He released his 3rd mini-album, Bambi, on March 30th. As usual, I’ll check out the title track first and then share my thoughts on the album after.

From the thumbnail of this music video, I can already tell I’ll love this. The black & white visuals are serving sensual energy, + the quality of the music video is insane; it’s very cinematic. I know Baekhyun is fine, but this suit and fedora look is taking things to a whole new level. The beat is groovy, his voice is smooth, and the choreography is perfect. I am in awe of the beauty that I am currently witnessing. He came to serve with all the vocals!! I LOVE THIS FOR ME!!!!

The vocal disrespect on this album is too much for me to comprehend and should be deemed illegal😂. Like did Baekhyun have to show off and come this hard? Now you all know how I feel about my Rs&Bs, hence I seriously don’t have the right words to describe what I just experienced. What the heck was the vocal insanity on “All I Got”? Nah, I can’t; I just can’t!!! This mini-album, Bambi, was created especially for me. I AM IN LOVE. Therefore, it gets a bulletproof 10/10 for the rich goodness. 


It’s time for some Park Bom. She released a new single titled “Do Re Mi Fa Sol (feat. Changmo)” on March 31st.

It’s been a while since I’ve listened to Park Bom, so it feels good to hear her singing. I love the vibe of this song. The music video’s visuals are also pretty, and she looks great in every shot and outfit. Changmo came into the mix so beautifully, and his voice added a nice texture in the background to Park Bom’s section. I love this, so it’s a yes for me.


Next is Kim Sung Kyu of INFINITE. On March 29th, he dropped his 1st single album, Won’t Forget You. Let’s start with the title track – “Hush”, and follow up with the other two songs from this release. 

First off, he looks gorgeous with blonde hair. Also, fun fact – INFINITE was my first experience with Kpop, so the bond is strong on this one. I love the natural scenery for this music video. Kim Sung Kyu’s voice is beautiful, and the instrumental for this track is top-notch. I am so happy that every artist has been serving amazing tunes on this post. I love this song. It’s playlist-worthy and will be on repeat for a long time. Sorry, not sorry, neighbours🤭.

All three songs on this album are equally fantastic, but my favourite is “Hush”. I love that the base instrument on all tracks is a guitar. Songs with guitars as their first instrument always put me in a happy place. Kim Sung Kyu’s 1st single album – Won’t Forget You, gets a 10/10 from me. 


Closing this post is Jackson Wang. He released a new single titled “Leaving Me Love You” on March 26th.

Why is he always in a restaurant? At least this time, he’s part of the kitchen staff😂. Is it the same actress from his previous videos? Hmm, I don’t think so; this lady looks different to me. I love the mid-tempo vibe of this song, and the melody for the chorus is catchy. It makes me want to sing along. Jackson sounds beautiful, and I think this is my favourite slower tempo song from him. 100% playlist worthy.

Wow, it’s been an incredible ride with this post. My playlist grows fatter with each review. I’m starting to lose track of all the songs there, but it’s always fun to share how each release makes me feel. So that’s all I have, for now. See you all soon💕.