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

EXO Releases Post-Apocalyptic Video for Japanese Single ‘Electric Kiss’

Ahead of their first full Japanese album — set for release on Jan. 24 — EXO dropped the short version of title track “Electric Kiss.” WARNING: This video could be dangerous for those prone to epileptic seizures. Viewer discretion advised. Right from beat one, a fat brass hit demands attention before a syncopated series of claps and snaps come in to lay the groundwork for … Continue reading EXO Releases Post-Apocalyptic Video for Japanese Single ‘Electric Kiss’

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HyunA Claps Back in “Lip & Hip”

HyunA returns with the sassy new single “Lip & Hip” just four months after releasing her sixth EP, “Following.” Though a sexy and fun concept isn’t new territory for the 10-year idol, “Lip & Hip” is a direct middle finger to those who’ve criticized her previous work. HyunA, like many female idols, comes under fire when she does a sexy concept. In fact, look no … Continue reading HyunA Claps Back in “Lip & Hip”

Red Velvet Wows With Witch-y Antics in ‘Peek-a-Boo’

After their summer smash “Red Flavor,” Red Velvet is back with their fun new title track, “Peek-a-Boo” from their second full album, “Perfect Velvet.” From beat one, the song makes use of a music box-like melody, creating an upbeat dance vibe. The song lyrics are also playful, comparing new love to shiny objects and a game of cat and mouse played on a playground. The … Continue reading Red Velvet Wows With Witch-y Antics in ‘Peek-a-Boo’

BTS Releases MIC Drop Remix Featuring Steve Aoki and Desiigner, Smashes U.S. iTunes Chart

BTS’ highly anticipated collaboration with Steve Aoki and Desiigner is here! The “MIC Drop Remix” is the groups first release since performing at the American Music Awards, after the release date was pushed back a week to November 24. Aoki and Desiigner both met BTS in May, Desiigner in Las Vegas at the Billboard Music awards and Aoki in Los Angeles. Since then all three artists … Continue reading BTS Releases MIC Drop Remix Featuring Steve Aoki and Desiigner, Smashes U.S. iTunes Chart

SEVENTEEN ‘TEEN, AGE’ Album Review

SEVENTEEN is back with their second full-length album “TEEN, AGE.” Aptly named, the 13-track record marks the end of SEVENTEEN’s teen years and their first steps into adulthood. With this new-found status, groups start searching for a new, more adult sound. But instead, SEVENTEEN created a multi-genre album — complete with never-before-seen subunits and unexplored musical avenues — all while maintaining their refreshing aura. Tracks “Change Up,” … Continue reading SEVENTEEN ‘TEEN, AGE’ Album Review

G.Soul ‘Circles’ Album Review

Two years after his debut — a time filled with infrequent singles and smaller EP releases, Insta-stories about his work in the studio, the passing of his father and moving from JYP’s neglected daughter label Studio J to friend Jay Park’s latest endeavor H1GHR MUSIC — G.Soul returns with his latest EP “Circles.” From the work on this album, it’s obvious this was a project … Continue reading G.Soul ‘Circles’ Album Review