EXO-CBX (엑소-첸백시)

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’

Have You Heard: “SHOES EP” by LATE LEE

Released on March 31, 2018, “SHOES” is the first EP released by indie rapper and founder of the ODD FOLKS collective LATE LEE. The five-track EP features four guest  artists and four producers. Each track has its own flair that makes it unique from the others. Intro The EP’s first track creates an ambiance reminiscent of ’90s hip hop with a dash of R&B. One interesting … Continue reading Have You Heard: “SHOES EP” by LATE LEE