Hwa Sa – LMN: Song Of The Week

My chosen song for this week is “LMN” by Hwa Sa. img_1787Ahn Hye-jin, popularly known as Hwa Sa, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper born on July 23rd, 1995. She is also a member of the girl group Mamamoo that is currently managed by RBW. Hwa Sa made her solo debut on February 13th, 2019, with the digital single – “Twit” and then released her first EP – Maria on June 29th of this year. “LMN” is one of the songs on this new EP.

This is one of the most brilliant songs I have heard in a long while. Even the word ‘beautiful’ does not do this song justice. Hwa Sa’s voice gave me chills throughout. Plus, the lyrics are very poetic. Overall, the music video and production for “LMN” gets a 10/10 as pure art. I have been replaying this song, and I just can’t get enough of it. So I hope you all enjoy listening to it as well.

Golden – Hate Everything: Song Of The Week

Throughout this week, I have been going back to “Hate Everything” by Golden, so it had to be featured.

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Kim Ji Hyun is a South Korean singer-songwriter born on June 16th, 1988. He debuted as an R&B/Soul soloist in 2015 with the EP – Coming Home. At that time, he was signed to JYP Entertainment and known as G.Soul. After leaving JYP in 2017, he signed with H1ghr Music and later changed his stage name to Golden in 2019.

“Hate Everything” is actually the title track of his first EP under the name Golden. This song has two versions – English and Korean. I listen to the English variant more.

His voice on this song is pure bliss. Honestly, Golden is one of the most beautiful/powerful voices in the K-r&b scene. Plus, the emotion he pours into each song is just incredible. I absolutely love the lyrics for “Hate Everything” because they are very relatable and touching. Thankfully with the English version, international listeners can understand everything at once, and the Korean one is basically a direct translation.

I hope you all enjoy listening to this song. If anyone wants something more lively from Golden, try listening to the full EP, which is also titled Hate Everything. You all are bound to enjoy at least two or more tracks on it. Apart from the Korean version of “Hate Everything”, all other songs are in English. If I was to describe this EP, I would call it a ‘Soul Healer’ and rating wise, it gets a solid 10/10 from me.

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Here is the EP on Spotify –

Chen Linong – This is How I Feel You: Song Of The Week

The song I have been going back to a lot throughout this week is “This Is How I Feel You” by Chen Linong.

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Chen Linong is a Taiwanese singer and actor. He was born on October 3rd, 2000, which makes him 20 this year. He participated in the Chinese audition program – Idol Producer, and debuted as a member of the resulting boy group known as Nine Percent. The contract for Nine Percent officially ended on October 6th of 2018, and all the members moved on to there respective groups or solo careers. Although Chen Linong had released a few singles and featured on some OSTs, his official solo debut was on May 29th of 2020. He released a full-length album titled 格格不入(Out 0f Place). This record has twelve songs including the title track “This Is How I Feel You”

I remember seeing the MV teaser for “This Is How I Feel You” on twitter, and I took a screenshot. I listened to the song a week after it dropped, and I was utterly wowed by the power of Chen Linong’s voice. I have never listened to him sing before. I did like a few of his pictures on twitter, but I don’t follow his music career religiously. So imagine the disappointment I felt when I realized that I had been neglecting such a gem🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️. Therefore I embarked on my research until I found the full album on Spotify.

“This Is How I Feel You” is a beautiful song, and when I first heard it, I got goosebumps. It starts out slow and gradually progresses into this intense guitar instrumental before fading out again. The other eleven songs on the album are equally amazing. It has a mix of ballads, pop and R&B music, and I have never skipped a track when listening to the full album. That’s how impressive Chen Linong’s debut is for me. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Here are the other songs from 格格不入(Out 0f Place) that have official music videos:

“Unsure” (Features Lala Hsu ) –

“Taste Of Summer” –

“Lost In You” –

“Unmask” –

“Masterpiece” (Features Hailee Steinfeld)

And here is the full-length album for anyone interested –

I hope you all enjoy listening to “This Is How I Feel You” by Chen Linong. Take care, everyone.💕💕💕

LAY – Lit: Song Of The Week

This week’s song is coming to you all earlier than usual because I skipped last week. I have been listening to “Lit” by LAY a lot, so I’m sticking with it.

I remember being super excited about LAY’s new album. I even reviewed the pre-release single “Jade” 👉🏼 LAY – Jade: Music Review, but the timing for the album release didn’t work with my school schedule. All the same, I listened to the EP – LIT on my own, and I absolutely love it. It gets a 10/10 from me because I genuinely enjoyed the modern and traditional instrument/beat fusion. LAY sounded incredible on every track, and the overall production for the album was flawless. I can’t even pick favourites because I vibe to every song equally. The title-track “Lit” is such an energetic and groovy tune. Plus, the music video and choreography is on A++++++ level.  LAY did not come to play.👏👏👏👏👏

I hope you all enjoy listening to “Lit” by LAY. For anyone interested, here is the EP – LIT on Spotify:

BANG YE DAM – WAYO: Song Of The Week

My chosen song for this week is “WAYO” by TREASURE’s BANG YE DAM. img_8632Bang Ye-dam is a South Korean singer and member of the soon to be debuted boy group – TREASURE. The group is signed to YG Entertainment. Bang Ye-dam was born on May 7th, 2002, which makes him 18 this year. He gained popularity after appearing on the second season of K-pop Star in 2012. After finishing as the runner-up, he joined YG Entertainment. This digital single – “WAYO” marks his solo debut, and TREASURE will be debuting in July.

I initially wanted to write a review for this song, but since I didn’t have enough time, I had to save it for my future song of the week. I love how the song starts out with a guitar that ushers Ye-dam’s soft vocals into the mix. The way he sings “wayo, wayo, wayo” is so catchy and soothing. That part completely sold this song for me. Overall the progression of this song is relaxing and truly showcases Ban Ye-dam’s beautiful voice. I remember watching him on K-pop Star, and he was way younger then. I’m glad that he was able to train and maintain his voice. I can’t wait to hear more from him.

With concerns to his group – TREASURE, I have only heard “Going Crazy”, and it wasn’t exactly my style. But I will still keep an eye out for their official debut.

I hope you enjoy listening to “WAYO” by BANG YE DAM. Continue to have a lovely week, everyone.💕💕💕

 

GOT7 – CRASH & BURN: Song Of The Week

My chosen song for this week is “Crash & Burn” by GOT7.

Dance performance –

This was one of my favourite songs when I reviewed GOT7’s tenth EP – Call My Name. “Crash & Burn” is my go-to body roll song, and it always puts me in good spirits. I also chose it because I wanted to stick with an upbeat vibe this week. I really love this song’s choreography, hence why I included a dance performance video for you all. Plus, BamBam’s center parts are a visual blessing for all eyes.😍

I hope you all enjoy listening to this song as well. If anyone wants to read my review for GOT7’s tenth EP – Call My Name, use this link 👉🏼 GOT7 – CALL MY NAME: Album Review.

 

 

The Rose – Dawn: Album Recommendation

I Initially wanted to make this a song of the week post, but because I have been listening to this EP a lot recently, I couldn’t pick just one song. I love all the songs on The Rose’s second mini-album – Dawn, hence why I decided to make an album recommendation instead. 16402744_1146987525399874_1946048165734708927_oThe Rose is a South Korean band managed by J&Star Company. The group has four members: Kim Woo-sung, Park Do-Joon, Lee Ha-Joon and Lee Jae-hyeong. They made their official debut on August 3rd, 2017, with the digital single – “Sorry”. Before their mainstream appearance, they were already an indie group that wrote their own music while posting covers of songs on YouTube. When asked why they are called ‘The Rose’, Woo-sung said that it is a name to show that music can be like the beauty of flowers and also like the sharpness of thorns. The fandom name for this band is Black Rose.

Before I talk about their music, let me get something off my chest. The Rose currently has a lawsuit filed against their agency, J&Star Company. Apparently, the company has been enforcing unreasonable schedules, and there have been problems regarding payments since their debut. For these reasons, the boys want to terminate their contract. J&Star Company refuted all their claims and announced the decision to sue the boys for violation of contract terms and defamation of character. From my personal experience of being into Kpop for about seven years now, I smell a fat lie, and it’s not from The Rose. Most Korean talent agencies are messed up. All I hope for is that the boys get through this ordeal successfully and find a better space to create their music. If you will like to read more details about this case, use these links – The Rose Request Termination of Contract.  👉🏼 J&Star Company Refutes Band’s Claims

Now back to the primary purpose of this post. The second mini-album – Dawn has four songs + an instrumental for the title track – “She’s In The Rain”

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  1. I Don’t Know You:
  2. She’s In The Rain: Lyric Video – Live Version –
  3. Take Me Down:
  4. Insomnia:

Every song on this EP is beautiful and very touching. This band’s vocalists are amazing. My bias is Woo-sung because his voice gives me major chills every time. He has such a distinctive soulful tone that soothes me. I hope you all enjoy listening to Dawn by The Rose as much as I do. 💕💕💕

English Lyrics:

“I Don’t Kow You”

I don’t know you
But you make me wonder who you are
With the loose jeans
And a casual hairdo
I want to know you

I don’t know you
You smile without saying anything
Sometimes the words I say
Are granted
Just want to know you

Do you want me
Like I just wanna know you girl
Your mysterious smile
Makes me wonder

I don’t know you
A compass pointing only to you
A small full-stop of
To stump your body
Let me travel you

Do you want me
Your lover who will never change
Even your bitterness
Makes me obsessed (Source – 👉🏼 Color Coded Lyrics)

“She’s In The Rain”

Do you hear me
a gloomy day covered in gray fog
I’m afraid I’m blind now
I’ve lost interest in everything

Do you hear me
As I walked down the street, I saw a different way
I turned around and found no one
The dreams I’ve been after, I follow them

I’m dying inside
I wanna think that it’s a lie why why
Even if I shout there is no answer
A flood of loneliness
In the rain rain rain

She’s in the rain
When I look at how beautiful you are
Time stops
It’s hard to even open my eyes now
No whoa, she’s in the rain

Do you hear me
Even if you’re hurt, you don’t show it
I’m so scared of seeing the end
In your eyes, I can see the emptiness

She’s dying inside
She wants to think that it’s a lie why why
Even if I call her, she’s not answering
A shower of rain
In the rain rain rain

She’s in the rain
When I look at how beautiful you are
Time stops
It’s hard to even open my eyes now
No whoa she’s in the rain

In my memory
Your traces spread
As if the rain has soaked them up
I lose track of where to go
In your tears
Of frozen reality

She’s in the rain
You wanna hurt yourself I’ll stay with you
You wanna make yourself go through the pain
It’s better to be held than holding on
No whoa

We’re in the rain
In this falling rain
I fill the scattered you
So I could see how beautiful you are
No whoa we’re in the rain (Source – 👉🏼 Color Coded Lyrics)

“Take Me Down” 

Lonely you are
Your scars that are growing
The door to your heart is closed
You try to force it
Like a kid
But it’s already too late

You won’t be able to turn
Back in the time that you abandoned
I wanna say goodbye
I’m letting go off all of the regrets
I’m erasing them in my head
I just wanna say goodbye

Take me now
Please undo my chain of pain
If I can scape
Like the fire that is growing bigger

Can you take me down?
I’m under cold rain again
If I can avoid it
Like being dull
Can you take me down?

Rough way of speaking
Our view that’s changing
like a seasonal flow
A dark tattoo
My carved mistake
It’s already too late

On the edge of a dark heart
Even the lost memories
I just wanna say goodbye
I can’t just stand there
In a cold heart
I just wanna say goodbye

Take me now
Please undo my chain of pain
If I can scape
like the fire that is growing bigger

Can you take me down?
I’m under cold rain again
If I can avoid it
Like being dull
Can you take me down?

Oh take me now
Please undo my chain of pain
If I can scape
Like the fire that is growing bigger

Can you take me down?
I’m under cold rain again
If I can avoid it
I become dull
Can you take me down? (Source – 👉🏼 Color Coded Lyrics)

“Insomnia”

I wish you told me
“Hold on to me”
I’ll be reluctant
To turn back

The memory that I thought I’d forgotten
It devours me
Where are you now

Just go away
Stay here in my heart
Just go away
Stay here in my heart

I don’t know me
I’m standing somewhere in the shaking ground
It’s just that I already
Passed you

I can’t sleep
Grab onto me
I can’t sleep
I’m going back

I know I’m stupid
What can I do about that?
I have so many things
I couldn’t do

I close my eyes and count the stars,
I still can’t sleep
Why are you still here

Just go away
Stay here in my heart
Just go away
Stay here in my heart

I don’t know me
I’m standing somewhere in the shaking ground
It’s just that I already
Passed you, I can’t sleep

I’m left alone, time goes by, time goes by.
I can’t stop thinking about you.
Even if it’s a nightmare or a dream,
I want to see you

Just go away
You’re standing in my heart.
Just go away
Just go away

I don’t know me
I’m standing somewhere in the shaking ground.
It’s just that I already.
Passed you

I can’t sleep
Grab onto me
I can’t sleep
I’m going back

I can’t sleep
What can I do about that?
I can’t sleep
It’s only you

I know it’s over
I guess it’ll be fine (Source – 👉🏼 Color Coded Lyrics)

 

 

 

Shang Wenjie – Rising Above: Song Of The Week

My chosen song for this week is the closing soundtrack for the Chinese drama – Beautiful Reborn Flower.

“Rising Above” by Shang Wenjie.img_6795Shang Wenjie, also known as Laure Shang, is a Chinese singer-songwriter and composer. She was born on December 22nd, 1982. In 2006 she took part in the third season of a Chinese singing contest known as Super Girl and emerged first place. She also won Best Female Singer for the 2011 MusicRadio China TOP Charts Awards. Shang Wenjie can also speak fluent French and English. Her major in university was French.

At first, this song was hard to find, but thankfully after Beautiful Reborn Flower aired for about two weeks, a few people started posting the soundtracks.

I absolutely love this OST. It’s entirely in English, so from the first moment I heard it, I deeply felt every word Shang Wenjie sang. It’s such an empowering and beautiful song. I found myself lingering at the end of each episode just to hear more of “Rising Above.” This is my first time hearing anything from Shang Wenjie, and she completely embodied the lyrics of this song. Her voice holds so much emotion and power. She literally sounds like she’s soaring, and that gives the listener some sense of hope.

“Rising Above” has quickly become one of my favourite drama soundtracks, so I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as I do.💕💕💕

PARK WON – all of my life: Song Of The Week

The song I have been listening to repeatedly this week is “all of my life” by PARK WON.

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Park Won is a South Korean singer-songwriter. From 2011 to 2015, he was part of a duo act known as One More Chance. Currently, he works as a solo act.

I discovered this song late last year, and I immediately fell in love with PARK WON’s voice. I tend to stumble upon such gems randomly on Spotify. I am thrilled that I know this artist now because PARK WON’s emotional power and delivery is truly impeccable. He sounds like an angel on this song. The lyrics are really touching, so I hope you all enjoy listening to “all of my life” as much as I do.

Now because I was about to recommend this track to you all, I decided to check out the full EP for it, and I was even more amazed. PARK WON released the EP – OM on July 27th, 2017. There are four equally beautiful songs on there, but I gravitate more towards “all of my life” and “DOWN” –

HYNN – Bad Love: Song Of The Week

I didn’t give a song last week, therefore even though this is coming late, I don’t want to miss it.

My chosen song for this week is “Bad Love” by HYNN.

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Park Hye-won, known by the stage HYNN, is a South Korean ballad singer born on January 15th, 1998. In 2016, she participated in the audition show – Superstar K and finished in the top three. HYNN is currently signed to New Order Entertainment, and she debuted in 2018 with the single “Let Me Out”

I decided to stick with something mellow because I’ve been in a chill mood lately. Plus, HYNN is such a phenomenal vocalist, and she brought to life every note she sang in this song. There is an iconic and beautiful high note when she sings “No, No, No, No… No, No, No, No… Bad Love” towards the end of the song. That note never fails to amaze me. She is really powerful, and I can’t wait to dive more into her discography.

I hope you all enjoy listening to “Bad Love” as much as I do.💕💕💕


Here is some extra content from HYNN if you’re interested –

Earlier this year, on March 31st, she released a new album titled When I tell you goodbye. I couldn’t review it because I was preoccupied with school at that time.

Henry Huo & Mi Jing – One Time Heart: Song Of The Week

My chosen song for this week is “One Time Heart” by Henry Huo and Mi Jing. This song is an official soundtrack for the 2019 Chinese drama Ming Dynasty.

I couldn’t find any information about Mi Jing, but here is a short profile for Henry Huo – img_4985Henry Huo (Huo Zun) is a Chinese singer-songwriter and actor. He was born on September 18th, 1990. Henry Huo began his music career in 2012 and gained fame after rising into the top three during a singing competition program known as Asian Wave. He is also the winner of Sing My Song S1, which is a program where songwriters compete with their own compositions. Through all his achievements, he has solidified his position in the industry as a composing prodigy.

This particular song I have chosen has two versions. One is the duet with Mi Jing, and the other is Henry Huo’s solo. I love both, but I gravitate more towards the duet version.

Official MV:

Full Audio:

Fanmade video for English lyrics – 

I enjoy listening to “One Time Heart” so much because of the classical singing style and beautiful traditional instrumentalization. Sometimes this song makes me feel like I’m transcending through time and space. Then other times, it seems like time has paused, and for that short period, I experience nothing but tranquillity.

So I wish you all peace as you enjoy this beautiful song. 💕💕💕

Yang Da Il & Vincent Blue – With me: Song Of The Week

The song I have been gravitating to a lot this week is “With Me” by Yang Da Il and Vincent Blue. Both singers have been featured in my Winter Playlists, and this time, I am bringing them together as a duo. img_4675Yang Da Il is a South Korean R&B/ballad singer-songwriter managed by Brand New Music. He has participated in the soundtracks of a lot of South Korean dramas like The Bride of Habeak, Hospital Ship, Tempted, My Secret Terrius, Memories of the Alhambra, Hotel del Luna, Dr. Romantic 2, etc. He debuted with the digital single “Think” on the 1st of October, 2015. img_4676Kim Minseung, known by the stage name Vincent Blue is an R&B singer signed to BrandNew-A. This label is a sub-unit of Brand New Music that was launched in January 2019. Vincent Blue can also be heard on a lot of popular South Korean drama soundtracks. He uses his real name when releasing OSTs, so you might have heard him from She Was PrettyWeightlifting Fairy Kim Bok JooI Am Not a robotMy MisterMy Secret TerriusChildren of Nobody, etc. He made his official debut on the 24th of March, 2019 with the digital single “It’s Raining”

I had my final exams on Monday and Tuesday. Hence I had to study during the weekend, and I needed something soft/relaxing to play in the background. I discovered “With me” while reviewing Vincent Blue’s latest EP – Graffiti. If you haven’t read that review already, what are you waiting for???🙄 Kindly😊 use this link 👉🏼 Vincent Blue – Graffiti: Album Review

Anyways, after hearing this song for the first time, I fell in love with Vincent Blue and Yang Da Il’s harmonies. This song has a charming melody, and the lyrics are very comforting. I will include the English lyrics at the end of the post. I also checked out an 8D live performance, and I was completely sold. “With Me” immediately got added to my playlist.

My chosen song for this week is a full-on relaxation kit. I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as I do. Here is the 8D live performance for anyone interested –

English Lyrics:

Verse 1 –

When I leave here, I want to see good things

What do you think?

With the things I love, And the things I hate

I’ve tried hard

A heavy morning

Out of the gloomy blue night

 

Chorus –

Without trying

A place that can make me happy

As a day only for you by my side

If it can fill me up, will you join me?

After the end of today

With me

 

Verse 2 –

If you leave here, where do you want to go?

Can you think about it?

With the people, you love and work that can soon be done

I’ve thought about it

A heavy day

Out of my complicated heart

 

Chorus –

Without trying

A place that can make me happy

As a day only for you by my side

If it can fill me up, will you join me?

After the end of today

With me

 

Bridge –

Woo

If your heart feels the same

Oh, baby, I’ll be there for you

 

Closing Chorus –

Without trying

A place that we can love

Everything is just a day for us

If it can fill me up, can you believe me?

 

Even if you don’t mind

A place that can make me happy

As a day only for you by my side

If it can fill me up, will you join me?

I’ve thought about all of this

(Source – dramaost channel on YouTube)

 

 

 

OVAN – Happiness: Song Of The Week

My chosen song for this week is “Happiness” by OVAN. I discovered this song through a random Spotify radio playlist, and I really like it. img_4544Jo Kang Seok, stage name – OVAN is a South Korean hip-hop / R&B artist. He debuted in 2017, and he is currently signed to Romantic Factory. He has released a good number of singles that featured other artists. “Happiness” is one of his digital singles from 2018.

As mentioned already, I stumbled upon this song randomly, and I immediately fell in love with it. I became interested in finding out more about the artist because even without the English lyrics, I could tell that it was a heartfelt track. Thankfully, the music video has English captions. Getting a full understanding made me connect with OVAN more.

In this song, he is basically saying that he feels weak. He’s tired of pretending to be an adult, but thankfully he now makes more money, so he can provide for his family instead of always taking from them. He goes on to thank everyone who had helped him at some point during his journey to becoming OVAN. He still laments on how he wants to feel happy and loved now, but he still deals with insecurities.

“Happiness” is a raw and emotional delivery from OVAN, and it is accompanied by a soft piano instrumental, so I hope you all enjoy this song as much as I do.

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Vincent Blue feat. Verbal Jint – LTNS: Song Of The Week.

img_4404Kim Minseung, known by the stage name Vincent Blue is an R&B singer signed to BrandNew-A. This label is a sub-unit of Brand New Music, and it was launched in January 2019. Vincent Blue can be heard on a lot of popular South Korean drama soundtracks. He usually uses his real name when releasing OSTs, so you might have heard him from She Was Pretty, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, I Am Not a robot, My Mister, My Secret Terrius, Children of Nobody, etc. He made his official debut on March 24th, 2019 with the digital single “It’s Raining”

I recently featured his other single “Stupid” on my Winter/Early Spring Playlist. “LTNS” is the title track for Vincent’s first EP that was released on March 28th of this year. I will post my review for the EP later.

I am so sad that I didn’t know about him releasing an EP. Thankfully I am subscribed to 1theK on YouTube, so once I got a notification with his name, I clicked immediately. “LTNS” has been my second go-to since the beginning of this week. I say second because I have been listening to Selena Quintanilla-Perez a lot more.

I love the Jazzy/Cuban vibe of “LTNS”. It is such a groovy tune, and Vincent’s voice is smooth like butter. The instrumentalization of this song is incredible. It makes me want to slow dance and just to let you all, I suck at dancing. However, that won’t stop me from getting my groove on when the music calls to me. Verbal Jint also gave his best flow on this track, I love the way he raps. I will provide more thoughts on this song during my review, so look out for that post.

I hope you guys enjoy “LTNS” as much as I do.💕💕💕

 

K.Will – Beautiful Moment: Song Of The Week

My most played song this week is “Beautiful Moment” by K.Will. It is an original soundtrack from the 2018 Korean drama, The Beauty Inside. img_4181Kim Hyung-soo, popularly known as K.Will, is a South Korean singer, composer and vocal coach managed by Starship Entertainment. He made his official debut in 2007 with the album Left Heart.  He is known for his powerful ballads that always top music charts. K.Will is also known for his frequent contributions to Korean drama soundtracks.

The song that introduced me to him is “Please don’t…”. The music video for “Please don’t…” went viral for a while because of a plot-twist at the end. A lot of people, including myself, were taken off guard when we first watched the MV. I will leave that video at the end of this post for anyone interested.

Now, back to the song for this week –

From the very first time this soundtrack played, I was hooked. I love how it starts with the soft piano, and then we get some sort of rumbling sound in the background that ushers in K.Will’s voice. The way K.Will comes in with “don’t walk away, I’m falling down” always melts me. Plus, the instrumental progression as K.Will’s voice takes a more emotional and powerful turn from the second verse is a whole other level of eargasm. “Beautiful Moment” is a blissful ballad that I could never get tired of listening to. This song gives me some sense of peace that I cannot thoroughly explain in writing.

Also, whenever I remember the scenes that had this soundtrack, I get all soft inside. “Beautiful Moment” is a lovely piece, so I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as I do.

💕💕💕


As promised, here is the music video for “Please don’t…” –

 

YOON MI RAE – Flower: Song Of The Week

My chosen song for this week is “Flower” by YOON MI RAE. It an original soundtrack from the Korean drama, Crash Landing On You. img_3855Natasha Shanta Reid, popularly known as Yoon Mi Rae, is a Korean American rapper and singer. She is a member of the hip-hop trio known as MFBTY (My Fans are Better Than Yours). The other members of the group are Tiger JK (her husband) and Bizzy.

I am always amazed by Yoon Mi Rae’s ability to belt beautiful notes but still go hard as a rapper. Her duality is impressive, and once again, she has captured heart with this lovely song. Everything about this OST is comforting. From the soft start to when Yoon Mi Rae starts singing, “Always, your way… Always”. Plus, the chemistry between Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin makes it even better. I am itching to complete the drama so that I can finally write my review.

All the same, I hope you all enjoy listening to this song as well.💕💕💕

SECHSKIES – ALL FOR YOU: Song Of The Week

I finally have some free time, so I am here to share with you guys my song for this week, which is “ALL FOR YOU” by SECHSKIES. I left this track on repeat while doing school work and even before going to bed.

Usually, when I’m deciding my song for each week, I try not to pick tracks that I have already reviewed or spoken about, but this is a rare case. img_3796Sechskies is a South Korean boy band that debuted on the 15th of April, 1997 as a six-member group. The members at that time were Eun Ji-won, Kang Sung-hoon, Kim Jae-duck, Lee Jai-jin, Jang Su-won and Ko Ji-Yong. Sechskies is part of the first generation of idol pop groups in Korea. They initially disbanded in 2000 but reunited in 2016 for a special episode of the variety program – Infinite Challenge. That same 2016, the group signed with YG Entertainment and started promoting as five members. Ko Ji-Yong could not continue with them due to work and family commitments, but he is still considered to be part of the group. He and his son later became a part of the hit reality show – The Return of Superman. Moving on to the 1st of January 2019, the main vocalist Kang Sung-hoon announced his departure from the group due to some controversies. Hence Sechskies currently has only four active members, which are Eun Ji-won, Kim Jae-duck, Lee Jai-jin and Jang Su-won.

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Honestly, I think this is one of the catchiest songs I have ever listened to. The melody got stuck in my head, so I found my self coming back for more. I simply couldn’t resist. I love whenever they sing “tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight… I’ll do all for you.” Plus, “ALL FOR YOU” gives off a sense of warmth and love. I feel at peace whenever I have this song on. I love everything about it. From the aesthetically pleasing music video to the lyrics, which are incredibly heartfelt and down to their beautiful voices. First-generation Kpop idols always have this relaxed and nostalgic vibe that instantly draws me in. I found out about Sechskies after their reunion, and I am so happy to be a fan because they always release the best songs.

Fun fact – This song is actually dedicated to Yellowkies (the name for Sechskies’ fandom). At the end of the video, you can see people in yellow raincoats holding yellow umbrellas. Yellow is the group’s official colour, and the people represent the fans that continue to support Sechskies.

That is all for this post. I hope you all enjoy listening to “ALL FOR YOU” by SECHSKIES as much as I do.

Lim Kim – MINJOKYO(ENTRANCE) & YELLOW: Songs Of The Week

My chosen songs for this week are “MINJOKYO(ENTRANCE)” and “YELLOW” by Lim Kim. These two songs are my favourite from Lim Kim’s album – GENERASIAN. Recently, I have been listening to this EP a lot.

Kim Ye-rim, popularly known as Lim Kim, is a South Korean singer and former member of the duo known as Togeworl. She became known through the talent show – Superstar K3. Lim Kim was signed to MYSTIC Entertainment, but after her contract expired in 2016, she left the company. In 2019, after taking a three-year hiatus, Lim Kim came back as a totally different artist. She first released the digital single “SAL-KI” and then went on to release the EP titled GENERASIAN. Lim Kim is currently not signed to any company, which means she is an independent artist.

I discovered Lim Kim through the song “Awoo” in 2016. She has a beautiful voice, so I was quite sad that she wasn’t releasing new music. Late last year, I decided to look her up, and that was when I got to hear her new EP. I remember being so confused and shocked because of how different she sounded.

Yess, Lim Kim has always had a unique sound, but this new Lim Kim is also a rapper. She now sounds very powerful and unapologetic as she uses her music to discuss female liberation. Plus, her lyrics debunks the stereotypical western views of East Asian women. I love that she is using her platform to talk about social issues.

Also, I genuinely appreciate the fusion of modern music with traditional instruments and dances. I am not Korean; hence I do not understand all the subliminal messages, but I could tell that Lim Kim was bent on making a statement. I am very proud of her for taking an unconventional approach with her comeback. Here is an interview that explains why she took a long break and the reason for her new music direction –

Check out the live stages for “YELLOW” and another good song on the album titled “YO-SOUL” 

Listening to the EP – GENERASIAN was a full-blown experience for me. It is definitely not mainstream music, but personally, I enjoy diving into unconventional sounds every now and then. So if you are like me, go check out this EP –

Official HIGE DANdism – I LOVE: Song Of The Week

The chosen song for this week is “I LOVE” by Official HIGE DANdism. I have been listening to this song a lot since I discovered it from the ongoing Japanese drama, Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko Made mo. img_3373Official HIGE DANdism, also known as Higedan, is a Japanese pop band formed in 2012. There are four members – Satoshi Fujihara (lead vocalist, keyboards), Daisuke Ozasa (guitar, background vocalist), Makoto Narazaki (bass guitar, saxophone, background vocalist) and Masaki Matsuura (drummer, background vocalist). The band is currently signed to Pony Canyon. Official HIGE DANdism gained popularity with their hit song “Pretender” in 2019. img_3378 I don’t know what it is about the song that got me so addicted. I didn’t take notice of it at first, then suddenly since the ending of last week, I found myself listening to it on repeat. Well, I do love a good rock song, and Japanese bands are amazing. So maybe, it was the instrumental that finally got to me. Plus, I like it when they sing “I love” because of the drums and clapping that comes in hard during that section.

Another thing might be the language, it sounds charming to me. Overall, I just think “I LOVE” by Official HIGE DANdism is a lovely song. Hence I had to share it with you all. I hope everyone enjoys listening to it.

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HYUKOH – TOMBOY: Song Of The Week

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The song I am sharing with you all this week is “TOMBOY” by HYUKOH. img_3317HYUKOH is a South Korean Indie band formed in 2014. The group consists of four members – Oh Hyuk (leader/singer/guitarist), Im Dong-geon (bassist), Lim Hyun-Jae (guitarist) and Lee In-woo (drummer). They are currently signed to DooRooDooRoo Artist Company. HYUKOH, along with DAY6 and The Rose, are my favourite bands from South Korea as of now. img_3316

This song was produced by Car, the garden and Oh Hyuk. It is from the band’s 2017 album titled 23.

From the very first time I heard this song, I got a very nostalgic and sad vibe from it. Even without reading the English translation, I could feel some underlying anger and drive. It is one of those songs that I could replay for hours whenever it comes on. Plus, the power in Oh hyuk’s voice always gets me emotional. I enjoy listening to him sing and then when the band comes together, it is just complete bliss for me. They are so talented and very unique. Although this is not a lively song, I still recommend it because it makes for a beautiful listen and talks about life. So I hope you guys enjoy listening to “TOMBOY”.

Here is the English translation for this song –

[Verse 1]
I was awkward with the love my mom always showed
Maybe that’s why things are always so hard
Even inside the greed that I was afraid to lose
There is a small beauty

[Verse 2]
I’m happy right now, so I’m nervous
Because the sea is always calm before the storm
Because don’t want to be set on fire and burn quickly
I’m cheering for love

[Chorus]
The young us
Are too naive to count the rings of trees
Blind, by bright lights, fading away

[Verse 3]
Sad adults always only walk backwards
You, who just passed your Terrible Twenty, look bored
Because don’t want to be set on fire and burn quickly
We’re cheering for love

[Chorus]
The young us
Are too naive to count the rings of trees
Blind, by bright lights, fading away

[Verse 4]
Yea, I didn’t know well back then
We only have common about the difference
Matured, you fell off first
Now, I resemble with you

[Chorus]
The young us
Are too naive to count the rings of trees
Blind, by bright lights, fading away

(source: Genius Lyrics)

Okay, this is for anyone interesting in diving more into HYUKOH’s music. On the 30th of last month, they released a new album titled through love. I really want to review it, but I haven’t had enough time due to school. I’ll probably check it out this weekend.

That is all I have for this post, guys. Take care💕💕💕