1theK Random Play: Grizzly (ft. Stella Jang) — ‘Firework’

The week’s installment of 1theK Random Play focuses on “Firework,” a song by Grizzly. Released May 11, 2018, the song features Stella Jang and has currently garnered just under 16,000 views on 1theK’s official channel. Who Are We Listening To: Grizzly is a singer-songwriter currently signed to EGO Entertainment. In the four years since his debut, the South Korean artist has released a number of … Continue reading 1theK Random Play: Grizzly (ft. Stella Jang) — ‘Firework’

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K-pop Katch-up: SEVENTEEN — ‘Thanks’

In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it.” That is exceptionally true in the world of K-pop, where half a dozen new things — songs, albums, music videos — arrive at the tip of your fingers on a daily basis. Two years into this journey and as … Continue reading K-pop Katch-up: SEVENTEEN — ‘Thanks’

Drunken Tiger, Yet. music video

No Punches Pulled — Drunken Tiger’s ‘Yet.’

From the first breath, Drunken Tiger’s “Yet.” packs a punch that does not let up for a full three minutes and twenty-six seconds. Joined by Lee Hyun Ki, better known as Loptimist, the song revolves around not only the trials and tribulations of Tiger JK’s early years of the group, but also the later betrayals of those he trusted and the added heartaches of a … Continue reading No Punches Pulled — Drunken Tiger’s ‘Yet.’

1theK Random Play: Tarin (with Peter Han) – ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’

This week’s installment of 1theK Random Play sheds some light on Tarin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” a duet with Peter Han. The music video was released May 4, 2018, and has currently garnered just shy of 22,000 views on 1theK’s official channel. Who Are We Listening To: Tarin, a former member of Shofar Music’s Acoustic Vanilla, has been turning out a steady round of coffeehouse/folk-style … Continue reading 1theK Random Play: Tarin (with Peter Han) – ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’

1theK Random Play: Brother Su (ft. Gaeko) — ‘what’s wrong with u’

The first installment of 1theK Random Play showcases Brother Su’s “what’s wrong with u” music video. Released April 27, 2018, the song features Gaeko and has currently garnered just over 25,000 views on 1theK’s official channel. Who Are We Listening To: Kim Hyung-soo, professionally known as Brother Su, is a South Korean singer-songwriter. Originally signed with the now defunct RealCollabo, Brother Su is currently an artist … Continue reading 1theK Random Play: Brother Su (ft. Gaeko) — ‘what’s wrong with u’

MONSTA X Shines on New Japanese Single, ‘Spotlight’

Not wasting a moment, MONSTA X dropped their third Japanese single, “Spotlight,” just a few days after finishing their latest two-month promotional period in South Korea. Released through Universal Music Japan’s Mercury Tokyo label, the single continues MONSTA X’s in-your-face trend of hard-hitting backtracks, killer vocals and rap line perfection. While MONSTA X always manages to bring those ear-worming choruses, “Spotlight” is obviously a very … Continue reading MONSTA X Shines on New Japanese Single, ‘Spotlight’

KARD’s ‘Trust Me’ MV Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Just two weeks after the release of their lead single, “You in Me,” coed quartet KARD drop a second music video from their latest mini album, “You & Me.”  Listed as a prequel film for the previous song, the “Trust Me” MV has some marked differences in tone and visuals. In direct contrast to the previous song’s dark and vaguely ominous sound, “Trust Me” feels … Continue reading KARD’s ‘Trust Me’ MV Leaves More Questions Than Answers

B.A.P Close Out Year With Anthemic ‘Hands Up’

In a return to their grittier stylings, B.A.P release the anthemic “Hands Up.” A call-to-arms for the Self, the song and music video remind us what is so great about this group. Ego is defined as a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance, so it seems fitting that B.A.P’s eighth single album of the same name is led by “Hands Up,” a song that speaks to pushing … Continue reading B.A.P Close Out Year With Anthemic ‘Hands Up’

Early Christmas Present Arrives for Fans of Fall Out Boy & BTS

It seems Christmas is coming early for fans of pop-punk royalty, Fall Out Boy, and K-pop group BTS! The #RMxFallOutBoy hashtag began trending early afternoon on Thursday, Dec. 14, sending Twitter into a frenzy. It wasn’t long before the “Champion (Remix)” was found on both Spotify and Apple Music, with the notable, featuring RM of BTS. https://twitter.com/eshygazit/status/940984756069634048/photo/1 Eshy Gazit, the head of BTS’ North American … Continue reading Early Christmas Present Arrives for Fans of Fall Out Boy & BTS

#MeetBT21 Events Announced for NYC & Seoul

After months of teasing, LINE FRIENDS announces events to #MeetBT21, the charming characters created by K-pop group BTS. Fans will get a first chance at merchandise on Dec. 16 at two locations, the LINE FRIENDS Flagship Store in New York City and Boon the Shop, Gagnam-nu, Seoul. While supplies last, purchases of $30 or more will receive limited-edition postcards at the NYC store. Special character sets … Continue reading #MeetBT21 Events Announced for NYC & Seoul