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. As Friday just begins a star will fall out … 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

KARD’s ‘You in Me’ MV Showcases the Darker Side of Love

Co-ed quartet KARD make their comeback with a six-song mini album titled “You & Me.” The lead single, “You in Me,” features their signature Tropical House-inspired style that has garnered them a steady fanbase, but it’s the accompanying music video itself that’s really got everyone talking. The music video is a study in visual contrasts, switching from warm to cool tones throughout the storyline shots, … Continue reading KARD’s ‘You in Me’ MV Showcases the Darker Side of Love

MONSTA X Hit Hard with ‘The Code’ – Review & Commentary

This year has been quite busy for Starship Entertainment’s premier boy group, MONSTA X. March saw the release of their first full studio album, “The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter,” its repackage in June, a successful Japanese debut and two fun-filled seasons of their “MONSTA X-RAY” variety show. Thus it seems fitting that MONSTA X would end 2017 with a bang, which is exactly … Continue reading MONSTA X Hit Hard with ‘The Code’ – Review & Commentary

#BTSLoveMyself Campaign Merchandise Revealed

It’s finally here! Ever since the #BTSLoveMyself campaign was announced, ARMY everywhere have been waiting for the official merchandise to be revealed. That patience was finally rewarded as the first round of merchandise was announced via the official BTS Twitter on Nov. 30, 2017. The Pretty-in-Pink items include stickers, a key ring, enamel pins and a small pouch, all emblazoned with the floral line graphics … Continue reading #BTSLoveMyself Campaign Merchandise Revealed