Catching Up With September Comebacks: eaJ|MOONBIN & SANHA(ASTRO)|TREASURE| punchnello

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

“It just is” by eaJ x Seori (Feat. Keshi’s Strat)

Reaction to Official MV:

  • I’m super excited about this collaboration. I’m new to Seori, I discovered Keshi through Jae, and I love his music + you all should know that Jae is from my favourite band ever, DAY6.
  • Alright, just from the intro, I can tell that I’m going to enjoy this song.
  • “It just is” has such a chill vibe + Keshi is serving excellence on that guitar.
  • Seori has a beautiful voice, and this animated music video is charming.
  • Wow, the background vocals/layering for Seori’s section is captivating.
  • This beat, this melody…PURE BLISS!!!
  • Also, Jae’s voice sounds way shallow than usual, and I love the sultry feeling he’s giving off.
  • It’s official, I AM IN LOVE with “It just is”
  • The production on the track is tight and perfect. I can’t just listen to this song once; there has to be a replay before giving my rating.
  • No more needs to be said, “It just is” by eaJ x Seori (Feat. Keshi’s Strat) gets a solid 10/10 from me.
  • Now all I need is for them to put this song on Spotify.

IN-OUT by MOONBIN & SANHA(ASTRO)

Reaction to Title Track – Bad Idea:

  • This is my second time checking out something from ASTRO, so I’m kind of excited.
  • I love the guitar riff intro; it’s catchy.
  • Right off the bat, the shallow drumbeats are giving me life.
  • The visuals for this music video are absolutely stunning.
  • The vocals!!! Yessss!!! serve it like it’s hot, boys.
  • The black outfits and Moonbin in that suit is perfection + the choreography is smooth.
  • I honestly wasn’t expecting to love this song this much. It’s such a cool BOP.
  • The lighting and overall cinematography for the MV are incredible.
  • Moonbin’s voice on this song is pure eargasm. Can he sing me to bed every day?
  • Now I am even more pumped for the album.

Album Review: IN-OUT is MOONBIN & SANHA‘s unit debut EP, and it has 5 songs. Here is the highlight medley –

  1. Eyez On U – Odd but exciting intro. Of course, their voices came in beautifully. The progression on this track is quite unpredictable. I love that it keeps giving me surprises at every corner. WOW!!! Lovely falsetto notes + well-placed backing vocals. I love this song.
  2. Bad Idea – This here is my jam. I’m just going to groove.πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ
  3. Alone – Ooo, this is about to be a BOP. The intro beat says it all and, once again, the vocals!!! I am living for the production quality and calm vibe of this song. Plus, the piano on this track is superb. “Alone” is my second favourite after “Bad Idea”
  4. All I Wanna Do – I love the continuous finger snaps. At this point, I sound like a broken record, but there is something about their harmonization that melts me. Wait, the chorus on this song should be made illegal. I wasn’t expecting a slow body roll section, but I LOVE IT. At this point, I’m adding the entire album to my playlist.
  5. Dream Catcher – A slow song to close things, and I don’t mind. I want to stop ranting about vocals, but once again, the harmonies!!!😳πŸ₯°. What did I do to deserve such beauty this night? Okay, enough of me being extra lol, but honestly, this song is lovely. Moonbin and Sanha are serving pure bliss on this track.

IN-OUT by MOONBIN & SANHA(ASTRO) is the perfect album to play on a chill day or whenever you need some relaxing R&B goodness. I love every single song on this EP. Therefore it gets a solid 10/10 from me.

This album is available on Spotify –


THE FIRST STEP: CHAPTER TWO by TREASURE

Reaction to Title Track – I LOVE YOU:

  • I enjoyed the songs from Chapter One, so I have high hopes for TREASURE this time around.
  • The intro is beautiful, and I love the boyish vibe of this song.
  • Wow, the video graphic during the chorus is insane.
  • Whoever came up with the idea of adding that into the MV is brilliant.
  • The chorus is groovy, and the rap sections that came after were smooth.
  • HARUTO!!!🀩🀩🀩 EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! This boy keeps coming for my neck.
  • I am not that invested in TREASURE yet, but Haruto is officially my bias because his flow and voice get me in my feels.
  • Their rappers are very impressive, and I’m sure they will get even better with time.
  • I love the little choral section to close off. It’s quite catchy.
  • Okay, TREASURE. I see you, and I love this energy.
  • I can see myself coming to “I LOVE YOU” once in a while, so it gets a 9/10 from me.

Reaction to B-Side – B.L.T (BLING LIKE THIS):

  • This also had their classic boyish charm.
  • I love the melody for the pre-chorus.
  • Compared to “I LOVE YOU”, this doesn’t have such a massive chorus drop, and I appreciate the variation.
  • Even in this song, Haruto tried to come for my neckπŸ˜‚.
  • The melody for the pre-chorus is absolutely lovely, and the vocalists are killing that section.
  • Overall, “B.L.T (BLING LIKE THIS)” isn’t exactly my vibe, so I’ll have to give it a 7.5/10.

“fine!” by punchnello (Feat. Kid Milli)

Reaction to Official MV:

  • The soft drumbeats that started this song are super catchy.
  • Punchnello came in so smooth + the follow-up beat is such a chill groove.
  • The music video is slightly weird, but I love it.
  • I’m enjoying myself . “fine!” is right up my alley.
  • The entire song feels good, and the rap flows are blessed.
  • I’m so glad I checked this out because I would have missed out on a good playlist addition.
  • This song was made for me. Thank you, punchnelloπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.
  • “fine!” by punchnello (Feat. Kid Milli) gets 10/10 from me.

Alright, and that’s a wrap. Have a goodnight, everyone.πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

HA:TFELT – La Luna: Music Review

On September 10th,Β Yeeun,Β also known asΒ Ha:tfelt,Β released a new single titledΒ “La Luna”. I always wanted to check her out, so this is an excellent opportunity.

Park Ye-Eun, popularly known as Yeeun or Ha:tfelt, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and composer born on May 26th of 1989. In 2007, she debuted as a member of the famed girl group – Wonder Girls, managed by JYP Entertainment. She later debuted as a solo artist with the name Ha:tfelt in 2014. After the official disbandment of Wonder Girls in 2017, Ha:tfelt left JYP to sign with Amoeba Culture and pursue a full-on solo career.

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • First off, she is gorgeous and has a beautiful set of pipes.
  • I’m getting strong Spanish music vibes from this song.
  • This beat, though!!!
  • The beat is groovy, and it makes me want to body roll.
  • I love the gloomy visuals for the music video.
  • Unfortunately, I don’t have English captions, but I will have to check for them later.
  • I’m glad I checked Ha:tfelt out because this song is πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯.
  • The instrumental on this track is top-notch perfection. Whoever wrote the music and produced this is super talented.
  • Wait, did that teddy bear just become a human-size doll? That’s creepy, and the big black pupils on it aren’t helping.
  • She has a beautiful voice, and the progression for this song is serving her vocals so well.
  • The human-size teddy is still creepy.
  • I love that she’s not busting out complicated dance moves but just grooving to the beat.
  • Teddy bear aside, the visuals for this song are classy and stunning.
  • I LOVEΒ “La Luna”
  • This song will be on repeat for a while, and it gets aΒ 10/10Β from me.
  • Now I’m off to check out the English lyrics and officially dive into Ha:tfelt’s discography.

MAMAMOO – WANNA BE MYSELF: Music Review

On September 10th, Mamamoo released a new digital single titled “WANNA BE MYSELF“, and of course, I’m here to check it out.

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • They are all stunning. I still can’t pick a bias in Mamamoo because these four ladies serve beauty and talent equally.
  • The soft echoing effect they used for the intro is intriguing.
  • The music video has lovely colours.
  • The vocals!!! They give the best vocal delivery in every song.
  • I love how the instrumental switches up for each lady’s come in.
  • It looks like everyone has there designated colours. Wheein got pale green, Solar has nude-ish pink, Hwasa’s is blue, and Moonbyul got yellow & red with hot green.
  • I love the retro chorus. Plus, the bass beat during that section is perfect.
  • Wheein’s falsetto notes during the chorus are enchanting.
  • Okay, this is a BOP with a great message about loving yourself and being original.
  • Their outfits are simple but very fitting for each member.
  • Nice switch up by making Solar took the falsetto notes in the second chorus.
  • That brief guitar riff before the bridge is pure bliss. I LOVE the production on this track. It is well-thought-out.
  • Yes, the vocal intensity towards the end plus the drums is the perfect closing touch.
  • “WANNA BE MYSELF” is a CF song. The ladies of Mamamoo are the new brand ambassadors for ANDAR. They made this song and MV to model some clothes from ANDAR.
  • There’s nothing more to say, this song is playlist worthy, and it gets a 10/10 from me.
  • Mamamoo has done it again. They never disappoint.

Jackson Wang x Galantis – Pretty Please: Music Review

Earlier today, Jackson Wang released a new single titled “Pretty Please”

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • Thankfully Jackson has blessed me with English captions.
  • This music video feels like a short film.
  • Ooo, excellent beat.
  • I LOVE the vibe of this MV. It’s classy and sort of vintage.
  • Plus, the way Jackson is following that lady reminds me of Michael Jackson’s -“The Way You Make Me Feel”
  • It interesting to see that they choreographed every little movement.
  • So Jackson is a wolf, and that’s why they mentioned wolves earlier in the video.
  • Lol, he even did the Michael’s kick dance.πŸ˜‚ I LOVE THIS.
  • Jackson Wang is a great dancer and also a good actor. He’s been impressing me with these recent cinematic music videos.
  • So this was all a dream? Was he sitting in that restaurant the entire time?
  • Am I the only one that feels this story is connected to “100 Ways” because the female actress is the same.Β 
  • It is nice that he got the inspiration for this music video from classic Hong Kong movies. The visuals were well thought out, and the final product is beautiful.
  • Now I’m going to listen to the song without the visuals before giving my final opinion.
  • The production is incredible, and Jackson’s voice is charming.
  • Although it’s not something I can listen to any time, I do love this song.
  • ThereforeΒ “Pretty Please”Β gets aΒ 10/10Β from me.

SuperM – Tiger Inside: Music Review

It took me a while, but I’m here now. Let’s check outΒ SuperM’sΒ latest digital single –Β “Tiger Inside”Β 

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • Starting with Ten always gets my attention. HE LOOKS FINEEEE!!!
  • “100” wasn’t exactly my cup of tea, so I have my fingers crossed on this one.
  • I love the entry beat and melody.
  • Nah, does Mark have a mullet?
  • Honestly, mullets are either a hard no or a subtle pass for me.
  • I love the instrumental. It’s giving me a dark/martial arts vibe.
  • I’ve noticed that the melodies in most SuperM songs change too quickly. I don’t know if it’s just me, but before my ear can adapt to a sound, new sections come in with totally different rhythms.
  • These sudden changes make it hard for me to enjoy the song on my first listen, but I appreciate the experimental production style.
  • I’m just 0.43 seconds into “Tiger Inside” and am hoping they serve.
  • Okay, Mark is rocking the mullet. I’m not mad.
  • Taeyong was disrespectful with that growl during his rap.
  • This pandemic is causing SM Entertainment to go back to their box music video ways. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  • I still love the visuals, though. It’s perfect for the theme of this song.
  • That deep black eyeliner on Mark is fire.
  • Baekhyun is always going off in all their songs.
  • My favourite outfits are the black/blue and gold ones –
  • I’m going to listen to this song again without the visuals before giving my final thoughts.
  • After paying more attention to the vocals and music, I can see myself getting down with “Tiger Inside”. My ears love it more with each new listen.
  • I enjoyed a few melodies here and there. I absolutely love the rap flows, but I’m not in love with the entire song yet.
  • Therefore it gets a 9/10 from me.

BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez – Ice Cream: Music Review

Earlier today, BLACKPINK released their collaboration single with Selena Gomez. It is titled “Ice Cream”

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • I love the teaser images for this comeback, and I feel it’s going to be a softer concept compared to “How You Like That”
  • They all look adorable, and I love the hot pink. Not my favourite colour but it looks beautiful in this video.
  • I love this short bob on Lisa, and Jennie is rocking that black shoulder-length hair. She is stunning.
  • Rose came in nicely, and I see my bias, Jisoo, is serving face.
  • I don’t know how I feel about the song yet, but I love the heavy drums during Rose’s first entry.
  • Whoever does BLACKPINK’s makeup deserves a raise. They are all stunning.
  • As of now, the only section I enjoy is – “it looks so good, yeah, it looks so sweet. Looking good enough to eat… Baby, you deserve a treat.”
  • The remaining parts of the song fall short for me, but I love the music video. It’s colourful and catchy.
  • Oh, I wasn’t expecting a solo rap section or Lisa with long hair.
  • “Ice Cream” is a cute song, but aside from the section, I pointed out, nothing stands out for me.
  • I will listen to it again, but this does not enter my top songs from BLACKPINK.
  • After my second time, it does sound better, but I’m not in love. 
  • Therefore “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez gets a 7.5/10.

Before I wrap up, let me get something off my chest.

The amount of hate that BLACKPINK gets is unreasonable, and the ones from within their fanbase are even more ridiculous. In this video’s comment section, the highest things I could see were spam messages and sickening comments. On twitter, I see some blinks bashing one member for getting more parts this time around. Yes, most groups have unfair line distributions, but in my opinion, BLACKPINK isn’t one of them. I think this time, the producer was going for a certain vibe, which led to Lisa getting a rap section added to her regular lines. What’s wrong with that?

This type of individuals need to grow up, and the offensive fan wars need to stop. These girls are humans and deserve respect. They put in work just like every other group, hence why keyboard warriors shouldn’t try to undermine their effort. I wonder if these so-called warriors have tried dancing and singing live. It’s easy to mind your business if you don’t support a group or what they put out. Ain’t nobody forcing you.

Rant aside, I finally figured out how to switch back to the classic editor, but I’m also enjoying the block editor. I’m happy😊. That’s all I have to say. Enjoy the rest of your day, everyone.πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

BTS – Dynamite: Music Review

On August 21st, BTS released their new English digital single titled “Dynamite”

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • The only members are I am familiar with in BTS are Jungkook, RM, and Suga. I do not follow this group religiously. With them, I listen to whatever song that catches my attention.
  • So let’s see how this one goes.
  • From the first scene, this looks like it’s going to be a colourful video.
  • I love Jungkook’s voice. He’s the main reason why I listened to my first ever BTS song – “Dope”
  • He came in beautifully on this track, and I see those smooth dance moves.
  • I love the bouncy instrumental. It sounds retro-ish and makes me want to dance.
  • The sets for the music video are pretty and very vibrant.
  • The melody for the chorus is catchy and easy to sing along.
  • Charming casual concept and the choreography is adorable.
  • Ooh, I love the inclusion of trumpets. It gives it a funky feel, which is perfect for summer.
  • The modulation towards the last chorus is sweet. The vocalists took things up a notch, and I am living for that energy.πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ
  • As expected from BTS, vocal-wise, they nailed things.
  • “Dynamite” is an adorable and catchy song.
  • I could see myself grooving to it once in a while. Hence, it gets a 10/10 from me.

SEJEONG – Whale: Music Review

On August 17th, SEJEONG of Gugudan dropped a new digital single titled “Whale”

Review aside, to my fellow WordPress.com bloggers. Am I the only one who doesn’t like this new default block editor? I don’t mind how complicated it is to learn because, with time, I could get the hang of things. Plus, it does have exciting features. However, this new editor doesn’t support my Grammarly app, so I’m not enjoying it. I have to do twice the work by copying my post to Grammarly and checking for all the errors before bringing it back to WordPress. I spent yesterday trying to learn everything about this new editor, but I am still not vibing. If anyone knows how to switch back to the classic editor, please let me know in the comment section. Thank you. I wouldn’t mind switching back and forth because I like certain features from both editors.

Sorry about that little rant, now let’s get right into this review.

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

Reaction to Official Live Clip:

  • Thankfully, I have English captions.
  • I love the soft intro.
  • Okay, the fast-paced beat caught me off guard because, from the intro, I assumed it was going to be a mellow track.
  • Sejeong voice sounds quite high pitched in this song.
  • The guitar instrumental is lovely.
  • The ways she switches from her normal voice to falsetto is so flawless.
  • I love the chorus. It has a sweet melody, and the EDM influence isn’t too much, which is perfect for me.
  • The visuals for this live video are also stunning, and the sea blue colour is lovely. The lighting is also well done.
  • I love the melody for the bridge. It’s catchy and soothing. Plus, that high note at the end is unique.
  • That’s my favourite section of this song.
  • At first, the high pitched tone threw me off, but now I’m enjoying it.
  • I am going to listen to “Whale” again before giving my rating.
  • Okay, I LOVE THIS SONG. I was skeptical at first, but I am now 100% sold.
  • Therefore “Whale” by SEJEONG gets a 10/10 from me.

SuperM – 100: Music Review

SuperM just released a new digital single titled “100”, so let’s check it out. img_2911SuperM is a South Korean boy group managed by SM Entertainment and Capitol Records. The group consists of seven members – Taemin from SHINee, Baekhyun & Kai from EXO, Taeyong &Β Mark from NCT 127 and finally Ten &Β Lucas from WayV. They officially debuted on October 4th, 2019, with a self-titled EP.

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • Oh, sweet whispering harmony.
  • I love Lucas’ intro. They might not give him many parts, so its good to see him first.
  • Very energetic start, andΒ all the boys look good.
  • I am enjoying the colourful and techno edits on this music video.
  • Another EDM track, but let’s see how it goes.
  • Ten, Ten, TEN!!! My boy always looks beautiful.😍
  • Okay, Mark, come in with the flow, and Baekyun slid in perfectly with his soft voice. His vocals are top-notch.
  • I can see the budget on this music video was limitless.
  • SuperM’s music videos are always iconic.
  • The futuristic visuals for this song are stunning.
  • Their makeup artist really went in with black and red eyeliners.πŸ˜‚
  • Taemin is always looking like a snack that I can only admire from afar. I love him.
  • Okay, whoever put those grayish-blue contacts on Ten deserves a raise.
  • Choreography wise, the boys are killing things.
  • I really love the energy of this song.
  • I think my favourite section is the bridge with Taemin breakdown and Baekyun’s iconic high note.
  • Alright. I’m going to listen to this song again before giving my final thoughts.
  • “100” by SuperM is a great song. I like it, but I’m not in love.
  • I might come to really enjoy it after a few more plays, but as of now, it gets a 9/10 from me.

NIve – bandages: Music Review

This artist is probably new to a lot of people. I discovered him through his collaboration with Sam Kim on the song “Like A Fool” After listening to their joint work, I decided to dive into NIve’s discography since I was already familiar with Sam Kim.

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Jisoo Park, known by the stage name NIve (spelt as nive & pronounced as neeve), is a Korean-American singer-songwriter. He records and produces music for both the U.S. and Korean markets. NIve was born in Seoul, South Korea and lived there until his teen years. He later moved to the Gold Coast of Australia before settling in the U.S. NIve is a relatively new artist, so I was able to get through all his song in a day. I fell in love with every single song from his discography. They are all on my chill grooves playlist. That’s why once I got the notification for his new release, I was thrilled.

bandages is a single album with the title track – “how do i” and a B-side called “new light”

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

Reaction to Title Track/MV:

  • I know that I’m going to love this song. There are some artists that you can never go wrong with, and NIve is one of those rare gems.
  • I love the guitar intro and old home video filter used for the music video.
  • Thank you, NIve, for the English captions.
  • His voice is rich and beautiful.
  • This song is a mix of Korean and English.
  • There is this unique colour that I love in NIve’s voice, but I don’t have the technical words to describe it accurately.
  • The way he slurs his notes at the end of each sentence is very fascinating to me.
  • The instrumental production is perfect and very suiting. Even though NIve used a drumbeat, it doesn’t overpower the chill vibe of this song.
  • Oh, he is definitely singing more in Korean for this song. Most of his songs are entirely in English, and I will recommend a few that have videos at the end of this post.
  • The high notes are powerful and entrancing. If I had NIve’s voice, I wouldn’t keep quiet.
  • Basically, “how do i” is about missing an old partner and wishing for them to come back and try dating again.
  • My rating for this song is a 10/10. It is, for sure, going on my playlist.

Reaction to B-side:

  • Another guitar intro song, and he started out with very soft vocals.
  • I love this song already.
  • It’s even more relaxing than the title track, and NIve is soaring vocally.
  • I just want to close my eyes, lie down and take in the beauty.
  • I love the background harmonization, and the instrumental is so trancelike.
  • There’s no need to overanalyze this song. It gets a 10/10 from me.

Chancellor & Younha – Walking In The Rain: Music Review

This collaboration between Younha & Chancellor was released on August 4th. While doing all my music reviews last week, I totally forgot about it. This is my first time listening to anything from Chancellor. img_3251Kim Jung Seung or Michael Kim is a Korean-American singer-songwriter and producer born on October 22nd, 1986. He is currently active in South Korea and managed by Million Market. Although Chancellor debuted in 2013, he has been active since 2010. Once a member of the hip-hop group – Oneway and also the co-founder/former member of the producing team – Double Sidekick.

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while listening to this song.)img_3244

Reaction to Official MV: 

  • Unfortunately, I don’t have English subs, but I can always check for the translation later.
  • I am already into the guitar intro and soft humming.
  • The dancers are beautiful. Especially the lady, she is gorgeous.
  • Chancellor’s voice is like butter. It’s smooth and relaxing.
  • I love the black and white picture, it feels like an old romance film.
  • This song is remarkably calm, and the melody is lovely. I’m so happy that I decided to check this out.
  • I missed Younha soulful vocals.
  • It’s as if both their voices are floating on the mix.
  • I ABSOLUTELY ADORE “Walking In The Rain”
  • It’s a classic R&B flavour that instantly puts its listeners in their feelings.
  • Yesss, Younha bless me with those beautiful and effortless vocal runs.
  • She has such a powerful and versatile voice.
  • I am also genuinely impressed with Chancellor’s voice. I need to check out more songs from him.
  • The instrumental is very simple with just a guitar, so what really brought home the track is their vocals and rich harmonies.
  • I also love what they did with the music video. The two dancers interpreted the sentiment of this song very well. It’s the perfect cute, and romantic visual representation.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this song, definitely playlist worthy.
  • “Walking In The Rain” by Chancellor & Younha gets a 10/10 from me.
  • Before leaving, here is a duet film version of the MV –

Catching Up With Recent Comebacks: TAEMIN|(G)I-DLE

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

“2 KIDS” by TAEMINimg_2848Reaction to Official MV:

  • Interesting guitar strumming for the intro, and as expected, Taemin is serving vocals.
  • The cityscape visuals for this music video are stunning.
  • The guitar instrumental is really intriguing and beautiful.
  • I love the chorus, it has a graceful and somewhat relaxing melody.
  • Taemin dancing is so unique and fluid. It’s always fun to watch him dance.
  • So this song is about two young people that fell in love and unfortunately had to break up? I guess they were too immature and hurt each other a lot.
  • That’s what I’m getting from the lyrics so far.
  • The instrumental is incredible, it keeps surprising me.
  • I know Taemin wrote the lyrics, but whoever produced the music is mighty talented.
  • “2 KIDS” is playlist worthy. The rhythm and melody are going to be stuck in my head for a while.
  • I love this song. Therefore it gets a 10/10 rating from me.

 

“DUMDi DUMDi” by (G)I-DLEimg_2852Reaction to Official MV:

  • Thankfully most of the music videos I’m watching today have English subs.
  • I am getting strong Old West vibes from this music video and intro.
  • All the girls look beautiful.
  • Well, that was an abrupt way to end the intro. I would have preferred a better blend into the actual song.
  • The song itself is giving me major Arabic vibes.
  • Honestly, at this point, I have no idea what to expect. Fingers crossed🀞🏼🀞🏼🀞🏼, please be a good song.
  • WAIT, I am so confused. The Arabic sound that I assumed was the beginning of the song is not actually the song?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£
  • Okay… okay, let’s continue, but at least that makes up for the abrupt switch I didn’t like.
  • All the ladies are in the same motel, and it’s about to go down!!!
  • You see, the actual song intro blended in perfectly like I wanted.
  • Oooh, the beat is hard, and Soyeon looks stunning with the long hair.
  • They are all doing well in the vocal department. Unfortunately, I wasn’t feeling it until Minnie’s part came in.
  • She looks gorgeous with pink hair.
  • The chorus is captivating but still feels off to me.
  • Soyeon’s flow is excellent, as always.
  • I vibe with the chorus more on the second listen.
  • I think Minnie might be my bias in (G)I-DLE. I love her voice, and she is so pretty.
  • “DUMDi DUMDi” is a fun song. I love the chorus, but I don’t think it’s something I would listen to a lot, hence why it gets an 8.5/10 from me.

 

 

Catching Up With Recent Comebacks: SOYOU|Jessi|YOON DU JUN

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

“GOTTO GO” by SOYOU

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Reaction to Official MV:

  • The beat is the type that makes people want to move.
  • Soyou sounds beautiful, and she looks great in her outfits.
  • I love the pre-chorus section. The way the beat dropped out and Soyou’s voice just melts into my ears. That’s beautiful
  • My first listen, and I am not the biggest fan of the chorus.
  • I prefer the melody for the verses and the pre-chorus.
  • The choreography is excellent. Soyou will definitely kill this on stage.
  • The chorus definitely sounds better on the second listen, and I love how the song switches up after it.
  • The beat on this track is very upfront in your face, and I love it.
  • “GOTTO GO” is a lovely dance song. I like it, but I don’t see myself playing it a lot. Therefore it gets an 8.5/10.

“NUNU NANA” by Jessi

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Reaction to Official MV:

  • Even though this starts out slow, I know the beat is going to hit later on.
  • I love Jessi’s singing voice.
  • I knew the beat drop would be hard. I LOVE IT.
  • All this upfront, in your face EDM beats, are kind of party anthems.
  • Jessi looks stunning in that green and black swimsuit kind of outfit.
  • Her flow on this song is a whole vibe. I am already jamming, and I love how she sings more on this.
  • The choreography for the chorus is sick. The dancers are killing things.
  • I am listening to this with headphones on the highest volume, and it’s a whole party.πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ
  • Hyori looks amazing. I can’t believe she’s 41, wow.
  • “NUNU NANA” is a certified BOP and a half.

Album Review: This album is titled “NUNA” and has six songs. Here is a preview –

  1. NUNU NANA – This song is going to be on replay for a long time.
  2. STAR – Oh, this is a slow track, and she’s singing. I love her vocal tone, it’s deep. I live for a good slow and sentimental rap song, they always hit the heart differently. “STAR” is another favourite from this album.
  3. Put it on ya (Feat. BM of KARD, nafla) – Every track on this album seems to be a BOP. The beat on this one is groovy and makes me want to body roll. The melody for the chorus is catchy. BM and nafla killed their parts hard. Another favourite people.
  4. Numb – This has a very different vibe from the rest. It started out quite poppish, and I ain’t complaining because every record requires a tasty variety of songs. I love the melody, and the instrumental is fire. “Numb” is a vibe but not a favourite.
  5. Who Dat B – I have heard this already, and I LOVE!!! It. Jessi’s flow on this song was a full power trip, and I live for the message. She doesn’t care what anyone has to say because, in the end, she’s still going to do her.
  6. Drip (Feat. Jay Park) – Another old song, I even reviewed it πŸ‘‰πŸΌNovember Comebacks/Debut – Jessi|VICTON|HINAPIA|(G)I-DLE|BVNDIT. “You ain’t f*** with my drip!!!” Both Jessi and Jay Park came hard on this song πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ.

NUNA by Jessi is a solid album. Avery song is a vibe, and I will be replaying this album ‘disrespectfully’ for a very long timeπŸ˜‚. It gets a bulletproof 10/10 from me. My first time listening to a Jessi record and she impressed me big time.

“Lonely Night” by YOON DO JUN

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Reaction to Official MV:

  • I definitely needed captions for this one, and they came through.
  • First off, he looks GOOOOD!!!
  • I love the colour palette for this video. I see a lot of brown/red tones, and overall the visuals are slick, mature and very elegant.
  • The instrumental is smooth and groovy. Yoon Du Jun’s voice is literally gliding on the beat.
  • His voice is blessing me right now. It’s so soothing to hear this right after Jessi’s hardcore album.
  • Talent overflows from this man. He is a singer and also a good actor.
  • I didn’t watch any teaser for this release, so I thought he was going to give us a power ballad, but I am happy with this R&B chill groove.
  • “Lonely Night” is going on my playlist right now. I hope the album also comes through because I REALLY LOVE THIS SOUND.

Album Review: This album is titled Daybreak and has five songs. Here is a preview – 

  1. 0:00am – Yes, this is a similar vibe. I love me a good R&B record, and Yoon Du Jun’s soft vocal is beautiful. It feels like his voice is melting into my ears. I wish this song was longer, but it serves as a great intro.
  2. Lonely Night – Do I need to say more? NAH! This is a BOP.
  3. Fool of Love (Feat. MOON) – Another smooth one, and I love the piano on this track. The melody is really bouncy, and the vocals are super soothing. I could listen to this before bed and feel like I’m floating in my dream.
  4. Save Me – I love the guitar intro. This is such a nice switch up from the previous songs. I cannot stop praising Yoon Du Jun’s voice. He sounds charming, and I will be coming back to this album a lot just for his relaxing voice. This might be my number one out of all songs.
  5. Be My Light – I love the sensual vibe of this one. I can just imagine what a music video might look like. The melody is lovely, it makes me want to sing along. The simple guitar and drums instrumental are perfect. Wow, the high notes just hit my soul.

I certainly enjoyed listening to all five songs on Daybreak, but the last two hit the spot differently. I believe this is YOON DU JUN’s 1st album, correct me if I’m wrong. He did a fantastic jobπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. This album gets a solid 10/10 from me.

BIBI X Dingo – she got it (cigarette and condom): Music Review

This collaboration between DingoBIBI was released yesterday. Of course, I am here to show some love, so let’s get right into this.

Oh, by the way, Dingo ain’t no artist. It’s a Korean entertainment channel on YouTube. I just wanted to clarify for anyone confused.img_2594

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • I know she’s about to bless me with some smooth vocals.
  • I am excited!!!
  • I love the soft pink colour palette for this music video.
  • Those signature red dots under her right eye are gorgeous.
  • I just knew it. The beat is a groove, and I live for BIBI’s scrunchy R&B vocals.
  • Definitely wasn’t expecting her to say the ‘cigarette and condom’ in English but okurrr girl.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  • You all better be of age before listening to this song. I don’t have English lyrics, but I know this is not a child’s story.
  • I will get the translation after this review.
  • Lol, the condom pack is actually candy.
  • This music video is simple but so pretty. Dingo did a great job.
  • BIBI looks beautiful, and she’s a goofball.
  • All the soft and floating background runs are blessing my ears.
  • The entire song is a chill-groove type of vibe. I LOVE IT!!!
  • “she got it (cigarette and condom)” gets a 10/10 from me, and it is for sure going on my playlist.

TREASURE – BOY: Music Review

First of all, it’s been a while since I saw a group with this many members. I have gotten used to the seven/eight-member groups. That aside, let’s get into TREASURE’s debut single album – THE FIRST STEP: CHAPTER ONE. This digital single includes the title track “BOY” and a B-side –Β “COME TO ME”

TREASURE, which was previously called TREASURE 13, is a boy group that got formed through the survival program – YG TREASURE Box. This group has twelve members, which include Yedam, Junghwan, Jeongwoo, Haruto, Doyoung, Asahi, Jaehyuk, Mashiho, Junkyu, Yoshinori, Jihoon and Hyunsuk, the leader. There are a lot of Japanese members in this group, wooh!!!

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

Reaction to Official MV/Title Track:Β 

  • Oooo, sweet vocal entry. I like.
  • The synthesized beat is giving me life. I might enjoy this song more than there pre-debut release, which I also reviewed.
  • I currently can’t recognize any member aside from Yedam, but they all have beautiful voices.
  • I am definitely in love with the first rapper’s voice. I think that is Haruto? Correct me if I’m wrong.
  • When I was gathering their teaser photos, Haruto stood out to me, so he might turn out to be my bias, who knows???😊
  • The music video screams a high budget. The visuals are perfect for the song.
  • The boys are doing a great job in the dancing department.
  • “BOY” is undoubtedly the needed upgrade from “Going Crazy” That song didn’t do much for me, but with this, I am vibing.
  • I mentioned before how repetitive EDM songs have become in the kpop arena, but I also stated that I would still groove to them if a group does theirs tastefully.
  • The chorus here is more of a trap house sound, and I am enjoying it.
  • This song is an exquisite balance of their youthful charm and mature side. I appreciate this because I wouldn’t sit through a full-on cutesy song.
  • Their rappers are astounding, and their vocalists are also powerful. TREASURE has the potential to get far in the industry if YG Entertainment gives them the right promotion.
  • Whoever produced this song did a great job with the instrumental. It never stays the same. The variations for each section are excellent.
  • The ending reminds me so much of IKON – “Shh Treasure. Oh, oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.”
  • This song gets a 9/10 from me. It’s playlist worthy.

Reaction to B-side:

  • Okay, this is giving me tropical summer vibes.
  • I love the bouncy instrumental. It makes me want to dance. πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ
  • I am willing to accept this level of adorable because it just a feel-good track.
  • TREASURE is going to be big. I see the talent and potential flowing from each member.
  • The vocalists are pulling on the stops on this song, and I love everyone’s vocal colour. So beautiful
  • “COME TO ME” has a lovely melody, and I will be replaying this song a lot.
  • Is Haruto singing as well? I love his low tone.
  • Yoshi’s flow is very catchy. I also noticed him in “BOY”
  • I don’t why this is giving me slight WINNER vibes, or maybe I’m just comparing due to them being from the same company.
  • All the same, I LOVE THIS SONG.
  • It gets a solid 10/10 from me.

Catching Up With Recent Comebacks: EXO-SC|Crush|JEONG EUN JI

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

“1 Billion Views” by EXO-SC (Feat. MOON)

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Reaction to Official MV:

  • I love their drip and outfits. They both be looking good.
  • Chanyeol’s voice at the beginning tho, It’s so deep and sexy 😏🀭.
  • I appreciate the vocal layering on this track. It feels like an eargasmπŸ˜‚.
  • As the two rappers in EXO, I was expecting them to take the hardcore rap route, but they are giving us smooth retro vocals.
  • My favourite outfits are the blazer looks.
  • I love the music video’s visuals and the arcade concept.
  • This line  πŸ‘‰πŸΌ”I cry I cry, I cry…” is so catchy. The entire chorus makes me want to sing along.
  • Oh, I forgot that this song has a featured artist until she came in. I love her voice; it blends well with Chanyeol and Sehun.
  • Finger clicking in any song instantly captures my attention, and this one makes me want to dance.
  • I don’t need to say much, I LOVE “1 Billion Views” from EXO-SC.
  • It gets a 10/10 rating from me.

Reaction to pre-release single “Telephone”

  • Love how this started right away, and the instrumental is bouncy.
  • Honestly, the vocal layering on both songs is so seamless.
  • It’s also lovely to hear how well Changyeol and Sehum harmonize.
  • The animation for this music video is charming.
  • I live for when Chenyeol goes into his lower register. It’s so sensual.πŸ₯°
  • I want Sehum’s colourful sweater.
  • “Telephone” is the perfect head-bopping song.
  • Okay, that black sweater look on Sehun is a grand mood, and let’s not even talk about how fine he looks with his hair slicked back.
  • WHAT??? I was not expecting the featured artist once again. 10cm just blessed me with his high pitched voice.
  • It is such a sweet background vocal to Chanyeol and Sehun’s harmonies.
  • I enjoyed every minute of this song; therefore, it gets a 10/10.
  • Now let’s check out their album.

Album Review: The album is also titled 1 Billion Views and has nine songs. Here is a preview –

  1. 1 Billion Views (Feat. MOON)
  2. Say It (Feat. PENOMECO) – This also follows the same upbeat flow and singing style. “Say It” is a BOP, and I am already grooving. Since this is a compiled post, I don’t want to write much, so I will just end on the fact that I enjoyed this song.
  3. Rodeo Station – I love the melody, and the background vocals are soothing. The beat also follows the same retro influence. The production on all four tracks I have heard so far is excellent, most notable with the vocal layering. It is so fascinating to me. “Rodeo Station” is another great track on this record.
  4. Telephone (Feat. 10cm)
  5. Jet Lag – Now, this has a slower tempo compared to the rest. I can’t stop ranting about the vocal quality of this album. “Jet Lag” might just be my favourite so far. The chorus is captivating. I appreciate the smooth and chill vibe.
  6. Fly Away (Feat> Gaeko) – The start for this is quite enchanting. I love the rap-talking style on this track and vocals…WOW. Gaeko is blessing my ears. No song on this album has disappointed. It keeps getting better as expected from EXO members. All I need now is a light stick to fully jam out. THE PRODUCTION!!!… I feel like I’m actually flying.
  7. Nothin’ – The instrumental for this one stands out a lot from the rest, but it still fits the album concept. Already, I LOVE IT. The guitar on this track goes off, and I am here for all that energy. I honestly don’t want to analyze these songs so much because I might write too much since they are all equally amazing. Chanyeol and Sehun deserve an A+++++++ for this album.
  8. On Me – OH JUST FROM THE INTRO, I KNOW THIS IS ABOUT TO BE πŸ”₯. This one is the hardcore rap track on a classic trap instrumental. I am in cloud nine right now, all I need is a speaker because it is party time πŸ’ƒπŸΌ. It’s not heavy EDM, but it just makes me want to turn up.
  9. 1 Billion Views – Instrumental

1 Billion Views by EXO-SC is an excellent album from start to finish, and I will be going back to it a lot. I do have my favourites, but I enjoyed every single song on here, so my rating is a solid 10/10.

“OHIO” by Crush

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Reaction to Official MV:

  • Oh, I wasn’t expecting an upbeat start. I thought this was going to be a slow song because I didn’t check out any of the teasers.
  • I love the beat, and I feel this is about to be a good one.
  • His voice is fantastic, as always.
  • That little dance Crush did, in the beginning, was so adorable.
  • So this is about him going all out on partying to forget his heartbreak?
  • The melody for this song is catchy and very bouncy. It makes me want to pull out some weird dance moves.
  • Fun fact, Tablo from Epik High wrote the lyrics for this track.
  • I love that little breakdown clapping section. The rhythm is so good.
  • The pianist is also going off in the background. I am enjoying the jazz influence we have going on with the instrumental.
  • Okay, Crush is going off vocally. He isn’t doing anything too crazy, but his flow and smooth vocal runs are such a vibe.
  • “OHIO” is, for sure, going on my playlist. It is such a groovy song, and I already want to sing along.
  • Plus, Crush’s crazy dancing in the video is a delightful visual feast. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  • “OHIO” gets a 10/10 from me.

Review of B-side – “Let Me (Feat. Dean Morrison)”

  • Oh, I guess this is the softer track.
  • It seems to be entirely in English.
  • This song is so delicate, and I already love it.
  • I approve of the instrumental mix with the keyboard and shallow drum beats.
  • “Let Me” is a romantic track, and I am here for this kind of energy.
  • It reminds me so much of songs I would hear from the 90s American boy groups.
  • Wow, whoever is doing the backing vocals has a rich deep voice. Is that Dean Morrison, or is he just the producer? Kindly let me know in the comment section.
  • Crush’s voice on this track feels like butter melting into my ears.
  • “Let Me” really follows the classic 90s/early 2000s R&B style.
  • I LOVE IT. My rating is 10/10.

“AWay” by JEONG EUN JI

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Reaction to Official MV:

  • I’m sad.πŸ˜₯ There are no English captions on this video.
  • All the same, I am here for this summery vibe.
  • Her voice is so beautiful, and I love how the instrumental brings high energy into the song.
  • The chorus didn’t drop as I expected, but that makes things more interesting.
  • Plus, I think the melody is catchy and easy to sing along.
  • The cinematography for this music video is stunning. The colours pop with a soft glow effect.
  • I am enjoying the overall vibe, and I wish I could go on a road trip while jamming to this.
  • Jeong Eun Ji’s make-up is pretty. Her make-up artist went in.
  • Vocal wise, her high notes are effortless. I also hear some lovely whistle notes in the background.
  • Eun Ji is very talented and blessed with a powerful voice.
  • “AWay” gets a 10/10 from me.
  • Now let’s check the full album she dropped.

Album Review: This EP is titled Simple and has six songs. Here is a preview –

  1. Simple is the best – I adore the soft vibe of this one. The piano is on it is brilliant. I could listen to just the instrumental on its own and still enjoy every second because it’s that fascinating. I love how the tempo switched up throughout the song but came together as a perfect mix. Jeong Eun Ji also sounds breathtaking on this track, and the overall production is excellent.
  2. AWay
  3. Whoo – This is way more chill compared to the previous tracks. I love Eun Ji’s vocal tone. It almost sounds like a neo-soul style to me. It’s like a breath of fresh air that hits you in at the right moments. I’m swaying from side to side while listening to this track because it’s that soothing with the shallow vocals and soft guitar instrumental. “Whoo” is my favourite song so far.
  4. Stay – This is a full-on ballad with the classic piano entry and entrancing vocals. I think this might be my second favourite. It feels like a lullaby that could quickly put me to sleep, and I live for this kind of relaxing songs. I’m just going to stop typing and enjoy every second of this one.
  5. Moisturising – Another soft track but with a guitar entry. The progression of this is intriguing. It’s not too upbeat but not very slow like “Stay”. The guitar and drums give it a more cheerful essence. I feel like it was too short, or maybe the 3 minutes and 25 seconds just went by too fast for me.
  6. A Slow Child – Oh, this is about to be a whole mood just from the first few seconds. I love the deep rhythmic drums, and the way Eun Ji came in was elegant. This track makes me feel light, almost like I’m floating. Also, the inclusion of classical instruments took the song to a grand lev. “A Slow Child” is my third favourite song from this record.

Jeong Eun Ji truly impressed. The EP – Simple is sold, and it will be on repeat for a while. My rating is a definite 10/10.

Catching Up With Recent Comebacks: AleXa|BIBI|Bii

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

“Villain” by AleXaimg_1287Reaction to Official MV:

  • This marks my first time hearing any song from her, so I have my fingers crossed.
  • Alright, we don’t have any English captions, but I can check for them later.
  • I love the intense instrumental, and she has a beautiful voice.
  • The choreography is also good. AleXa and the dancers are synchronized.
  • I love how they used the two outfits to represent her different sides. There must be a theory for that, but of course, I have no idea.
  • The beat goes hard and actually makes me want to move, but I’m not fully vibing with the song.
  • I’m going to listen to it again before making up my mind.
  • I absolutely adore her vocal tone. It sounds unique to me, and the production on the track is quite okay.
  • Overall, “Villian” is a great song, but since I’m not too invested it right now, it gets an 8/10.

 

“I’m good at goodbyes” by BIBIimg_1781Reaction to Official MV:

  • I absolutely loved her previous single – “KAZINO”, and if you haven’t read my review for that song, use this link πŸ‘‰πŸΌΒ BIBI – KAZINO: Music Review.
  • Now let’s see how this one goes.
  • Wow, the visuals for this video are stunning. Most notably that scene with BIBI lying in the grass.
  • I need that red dress, it’s gorgeous.
  • Already this shows her versatility because it’s completely different from “KAZINO”
  • BIBI is so cute and weird. Talent just overflows from her.
  • This music video… DAMN. Who came up with the concept? The visuals are incredible but surprisingly simple.
  • I just noticed that I do not have English captions, but it’s okay.
  • I love the drum beats and piano instrumental for this song. They are soft, groovy and complement BIBI’s singing style really well.
  • Her voice is calming and always draws me in. Honestly, she is too underrated.
  • Her vocal runs and range are very intriguing.Β I also love the falsetto runs she throws in once in a while.
  • This is such a chill song, and I cannot wait to read the English lyrics.
  • There’s nothing more to say, I LOVE IT.
  • “I’m good at goodbyes” gives off a very serene and trancelike vibe. The music video is also well thought out.
  • A definite playlist worthy track.
  • BIBI never disappoints. This song gets a solid 10/10 from me.
  • The English/Romanized lyrics are available with this link πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Color Coded Lyrics – BIBI (I’m good at goodbyes)

 

“Be Alive” by Bii

img_0211Reaction to Official Lyric Video:

  • Bii released “Be Alive” to mark his 10th Anniversary, so as one of his biggest fans, I have to give him a review.
  • Already from the guitar intro, I am intrigued.
  • No song has English captions today. WHY???
  • Awww, his voice is so sweet.
  • Oooh, I love the rocker vibe of this track. The guitar is going off in the background, and Bii’s runs are beautiful.
  • The instrumental of this song is incredible. It displays astonishing production, most notably when he sings – “Oh, Oh, Oh… Oh, Oh, Be Alive.”Β 
  • The drums and guitar strumming during that section are insanely good.
  • I am enjoying every second of this song because it’s very captivating.
  • Yet another substantial addition to my playlist.
  • Wow, the guitar player is mighty talented. I won’t lie, I think I’m in love.
  • Okay, “Be Alive” by Bii gets a bulletproof 10/10 from me.

HYO (Feat Loopy, SOYEON of (G)I-DLE – DESSERT: Music Review

Another comeback I was looking forward to. On July 22nd, Hyoyeon released her new single titled “DESSERT”, and I am ready to hear what this song sounds like. img_1667Kim Hyo-yeon, popularly known as Hyoyeon or DJ HYO, is a South Korean singer and DJ born on September 22nd, 1989. She is also a member of the popular girl group – Girls’ Generation and is currently managed by SM Entertainment.

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • SOYEON always comes in fierce, and she is already serving it hot on this song.
  • I am happy with all the videos today because they all have English subs.
  • The beat goes hard, and I am here for all this energy.
  • I love the raspy tone of Hyoyeon’s voice. She sounds great, and I like how she came into the mix smoothly.
  • I was so focused on the visuals that I forgot to pay attention to the lyrics.
  • The music video set is quite impressive.
  • OKAY!!! ALRIGHT!!! THIS IS LIT!!!πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
  • “You know what I deserve (What?)… DESSERT! DESSERT! DESSERT!”Β 
  • The chorus goes hardπŸ’ƒπŸΌ.
  • I love that red outfit. Hyoyeon looks so good, I can’t deal.
  • How can someone be this gorgeous and slay effortlessly?
  • She is a full truckload of talent, and I love seeing her win.
  • The choreography is solid, and the way Loopy came has me grooving hard.
  • “DESSERT” is a certified BOP and a half.
  • This was made for my playlist, and it must go on there for constant replays.
  • It is such a simple track but well produced with the right artists on it.
  • The beat switch up for the bridge got me hollering. This is a perfect EDM track that will feel right on every listen.
  • I don’t care what anyone says, but I am giving my rating even before the song ends.
  • “DESSERT”Β by HYO (Feat. Loopy, SOYEON of (G)I-DLE) gets a bulletproof 10/10 from me.
  • The πŸ‘‘ did not come to play with you all. So kindly put some accolades on Hyoyeon’s name because she served.
  • 🎀🎀🎀

SOMI – What You Waiting For: Music Review

On July 22nd, SOMI released her second single titled “What You Waiting For”. The teaser images she dropped hinted at a more matured concept compared to her previous song, so let’s check it out.Β 

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Ennik Somi Douma, known by the stage name SOMI is a Canadian-Dutch-Korean singer active in South Korea. Her Korean name is Jeon So-mi. She participated in the audition program – Produce 101 and finished first. This led her to debut in the resulting girl group known as I.O.I. After the contract for I.O.I ended, all members went back to their respective groups and solo careers. SOMI made her debut as a solo act on June 13th, 2019, with the single “BIRTHDAY” and she is currently managed by The Black Label.

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • Already this gives off a more grown-up vibe than “BIRTHDAY” Don’t get me wrong, I love that song, but I like to see growth as well.
  • SOMI looks stunning with blonde hair.
  • I hope she starts putting out music consistently, and maybe we can get an EP soon.
  • Thankfully, I have English captions, so let’s continue.
  • The instrumental for this song is quite intriguing. I think I hear a xylophone?
  • The set design and her outfits are stunning.
  • The ocean scene reminded me so much of AKMU – “How can I love the heartbreak, you’re the one I love.”
  • The build-up towards the chorus is excellent.
  • This song is upbeat, but it still gives off a mellow vibe. I like the tempo variation.
  • Is so cute how she said, “Ring the alarm.”
  • I feel SOMI got to showcase her vocals better in this song, but there’s still some room for her to fill with future releases.
  • “What You Waiting For” is a great song but not something I see myself listening to a lot.
  • I might come to enjoy it more after a few replays, but for now, it gets a 9/10 from me.
  • I will keep following SOMI’s career in hopes of her releasing something that completely blows me away.

LEE HI – HOLO: Music Review

Just yesterday, LEE HI released her new single “HOLO”, and I am here to support my vocal queen. I am excited to hear this song because her voice never disappoints. img_1651Lee Ha-yi, popularly known as LEE HI, is a South Korean singer-songwriter born on September 23rd, 1996. She garnered fame after participating in the audition program – K-pop Star Season 1 and finishing as the runner-up. Her official debut was on October 8th of 2012 with the single – “1, 2, 3, 4.” Lee Hi was managed by YG Entertainment up until December 31st, 2019. She is now signed to AOMG, and this new single marks her first release after parting ways with YG.

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • Yes! I have English captions.
  • Oh, no girl, you better not jump. Suicide is not the answer, my love.
  • I feel this is about to be a very heartfelt track.
  • I really missed LEE HI’s voice. YG definitely did not give us enough of her, so I am very excited about this fresh start with a new company.
  • She is stunning and black hair always flatters her features.
  • Back to the song, The lyrics are absolutely beautiful.
  • The piano on this track is soothing and very comforting.
  • Exactly. Sing it LEE HI – “One day, it will stop.” I genuinely believe that no matter what we’re going through, it will pass away, and our happy moments will last for a longer time.
  • Fun fact – LEE HI and I are born in the same year, but I’m a December baby. I just felt the need to share that.😊
  • Her voice always gives me chills because it’s so soulful, and this song is really touching.
  • I love how the instrumental went up in tempo for the chorus. Also, nice touch with choir backing for that section, It created an uplifting aura.
  • Basically, she is the little girl’s guiding angel. Giving her strength to continue living, but I think the little girl also represents LEE HI.
  • This means “HOLO” is a letter to herself to continue fighting the sadness, loneliness, depression, and sad feelings because one day, it will all go away.
  • “HOLO” is, for sure, going on my playlist. It is a lovely song with an important message.
  • It gets a solid 10/10 from me. Good job LEE HIπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘