The change of seasons (while not a physical manifestation here on my island paradise) has launched me into various cleaning sprees. This week I tackled a long overdue sort of my YouTube watchlist. The results?? A BUNCH of great songs and MVs from the end of summer rush that shouldn’t be missed!! Ready to get caught up?! Let’s GO!!
THE BOYZ – ‘Passion Fruit’
It’s not a title track, but ‘Passion Fruit’ sits at the same table as ‘Lip Gloss’! High energy and fun, this performance video features a five-member unit. TBZ dancers have gathered to heat up the stage with their clean lines and smooth grooves!!
TREASURE – ‘Bona Bona’
Treasure’s recent release ‘Bona Bona’ plays with a mix of beat changes and alternating rhythms. This style can be hit-and-miss if the music isn’t mixed well for a cohesive flow. Thankfully Treasure nailed it — another win for this team!
NINE.i – ‘Turn It Off’
If you are a fan of full-on ‘80’s synth, this title track from NINE.i is absolutely for you!! The futuristic space-themed MV was the perfect pairing to capture the fun vibe of this song too!
Forestella – ‘Kool’
Is there nothing Forestella can’t do?!? I’ve been a big fan of this powerhouse crossover group’s theatrical stages and gorgeous four-part harmonies. However, this new song is a departure from their usual releases and proves that they can run with the Kpop boys without missing a beat!! They are the definition of Kool!
TRENDZ – ‘My Way’
Rookie group Trendz is making a way for themselves and showing off some great vocals in this title track from their newest album. While I most love the build-up of the pre-chorus, overall, the music shows depth with some nice layering and good flow!
BOYNEXTDOOR – ‘…But Sometimes’
BoyNextDoor are hitting all the right chords for me! This boogie-pop sound is fresh and fun! And the bright and funky MV matches the groovy feel they are conveying!
JO1 – ‘Trigger’
The mariachi trumpet intro was all I needed to hear to get hooked on this song from Japanese group JO1! I enjoyed their performance video version best — the perfect way to take in the high energy choreo!!
TFN – ‘Ice Cream’ ESP Ver.
T1419 recently rebranded to the name TFN, and they dropped a big treat for all their Spanish speaking fans! I’m super impressed with their multilingual talents and just love this fun bop!!
ONEUS – ‘Baila Conmigo’
ONEUS is back!! In their first album since member RAVN left the group, this title track features a spicy, Latin-inspired flavor woven into their signature sound. Definitely adding this to one to the regular playlist!!
BDC – ‘Rest’
While not a well known group, trio BDC has been performing the last four years together, but at the end of August they officially announced they were disbanding. As a parting gift to their fans, they released this, their farewell song. Best wishes to these members as they pursue other endeavors in the future.
Tell me, KPOP fans, what songs have I missed recently?? Drop those titles in the comments!!
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi