A Fine Farewell: JBJ Thank Fans with ‘Just Be Stars’

On April 29, boy group JBJ dropped their music video for “Just Be Stars.” The song serves as a thank-you and farewell to their fans, as the group disbanded on April 30, 2018. They were put together after all the members participated in the second season of the survival show Produce 101. After the show ended, fans advocated for the six contestants to form a … Continue reading A Fine Farewell: JBJ Thank Fans with ‘Just Be Stars’

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Ready for a ‘New Era’ with GOT7?

New Era indeed! GOT7 dropped the music video for their new Japanese single on May 6, showing off an edgier side. Notably, member Jackson is missing from video and song, as he does not participate in Japanese comebacks. “New Era” is a high-energy hip-hop heavy track, and the music video reflects this sentiment. The video switches between numerous scenes of the boys in street clothes, … Continue reading Ready for a ‘New Era’ with GOT7?

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EXO-CBX’s “Blooming Days”: Vroom Vroom

Oh yes, it’s Friday night, and the feeling’s right! Track number five on EXO-CBX‘s mini album, “Vroom Vroom” is full of every excited sensation accompanying a Friday night date. Everything about this song screams jamming in the car. The heavy drum kick brings back the funky feel of “Blooming Day,” while the synths are callbacks to “Sweet Dreams!” Imagine the tension of a first date. … Continue reading EXO-CBX’s “Blooming Days”: Vroom Vroom

EXO CBX’s ‘Blooming Days’: ‘Thursday’

On to the next chapter! So far, EXO CBX showed off their funky sides with “Blooming Day” and “Sweet Dreams!” and coaxed us out of a sleepy fog with “Monday Blues.” Now, get ready for a slower, sexier vibe. “Thursday” is the sultry R&B ballad of the mini album. Each member shows off their unique vocal color and range, their voices layered over a simple … Continue reading EXO CBX’s ‘Blooming Days’: ‘Thursday’

EXO CBX’s ‘Blooming Days’: ‘Sweet Dreams!’

Welcome back! Continuing our lovely “Blooming Days” love story, on a Wednesday we’re whisked off to the ’80s, a decade defined by its many young adult angst and romance films. “Sweet Dreams” fits right in with its synth-heavy dance instrumental oozing all the anticipation of a first date. “At night when everyone’s asleep, I’m busy alone in front of the mirror. The clothes I picked … Continue reading EXO CBX’s ‘Blooming Days’: ‘Sweet Dreams!’

EXO CBX’s ‘Blooming Days’: ‘Blooming Day’

The title track for the mini album is in an entirely different groove from “Monday Blues.” After seeing you every day on the commute, and a few coffee and movie dates, EXO-CBX ask the important question: “So baby, can I be your boyfriend?” Who can say no to faces like those and this funky beat? A kick drum drives the track, keeping it in a … Continue reading EXO CBX’s ‘Blooming Days’: ‘Blooming Day’

EXO CBX’s ‘Blooming Days’: ‘Monday Blues’

What better way to get through the week than with awesome music. EXO‘s dynamic trio CBX —Kim Jongdae (CHEN), Byun Baekhyun and Kim Minseok (XIUMIN) — is back with seven new songs. That’s right, one for each day if the week. In the spirit of the album concept, this review will follow suit, starting with their first track, “Monday Blues.” Waking up on Monday is … Continue reading EXO CBX’s ‘Blooming Days’: ‘Monday Blues’

Director Matthew A. Cherry Reaches Out to Monsta X on Twitter

On March 8, former NFL player turned film director Matthew A. Cherry tweeted his interest to collaborate with Monsta X on a music video, attaching his latest work from Disney‘s “A Wrinkle in Time.” Dear @OfficialMonstaX & my #Monbebe fam. Let’s collab on a music video. Here’s my latest from the Wrinkle In Time Soundtrack. pic.twitter.com/aCbxzekXMv — Matthew T'Cherry (@MatthewACherry) March 12, 2018 Cherry stumbled … Continue reading Director Matthew A. Cherry Reaches Out to Monsta X on Twitter

A Fan and Her ‘Poet | Artist’: An Album Review

On Jan. 23, 2017, SM Entertainment released the late Kim Jonghyun‘s second full album “Poet | Artist.” Comprised of 11 tracks, nine of which are self-composed, the album is a treasured gift for fans of the amazingly talented, wonderfully kind 27-year-old. Dec. 18, 2017 is a Monday morning I never want to relive but one that will forever be part of my life. The panic-stricken … Continue reading A Fan and Her ‘Poet | Artist’: An Album Review

Didn’t You Hear? NCT U is the Boss

Almost two years after their last release, NCT U is back with “BOSS,” which is the first song and music video to come from the NCT 2018 project. The rotational subunit has seven members this go around: Taeyong, Doyoung, Mark and Jaehyun return, with the addition of NCT 127‘s Winwin and new debutees Jungwoo and Lucas. “BOSS” fits into NCT U’s established genre snuggly, sharing … Continue reading Didn’t You Hear? NCT U is the Boss