The kids are out of school, the temperatures are rising, and K-pop’s big names are all stepping up to the plate with their best summer hits! We’re only halfway through June, but new tracks from ATEEZ, EXO, SHINee and more are already filling up my playlist. Curious? Come check them out with me!!
ATEEZ – ‘BOUNCY’
Pretty sure ATEEZ just brought us our #1 anthem song of the summer! The pirates are going undercover as renegade outlaws and they’ve never looked better!! The chorus drop is addictive and everyone looks like they are having a blast with the choreography! Sloooooow it DOWN, make it BoUnCy!!
SHINee – ‘The Feeling’
Ahead of their upcoming 15th anniversary, SHINee released a pre-comeback track, highlighting their beautiful vocal colors layered over a bright, synth heavy melody. And the energetic, summery MV concept matches the mood perfectly!
P1Harmony – ‘JUMP’
‘Jump’ starts off with a bang, mixing raps and vocals in a very satisfying push-and-pull, before launching into the addictive chorus, that will have you up and jumping along! This is definitely going to be a top summer dance party song!
EXO – ‘Let Me In’
My anticipation for EXO’s newest album is high after checking out this pre-comback release. Produced before Kai’s recent departure for his military service, ‘Let Me In’ has a dreamy, reflective vibe showcasing the amazing talents and harmonies of all eight current members!
Ren – ‘Ready to Move’
Nu’est sadly disbanded after the group‘s contracts expired last year, but member Ren has launched out as a soloist with this debut track from his new album! He’s certainly off to a great start — rain or shine, this groovy beat and his smooth vocals are a great summer playlist addition!
Bonus Track: BTS – ‘Take Two’
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, BTS gifted fans with this surprise single! Loved this live recording that showcases the members’ great voices — plus, the softer pastel color palette of the video is so sweet and comforting! This song is like a warm hug on a cool summer night!
As summer gets into full swing, I need to know what songs are making their way to your summer playlists?! Share with me in the comments below —
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