K-Pop Playlist: Are You Ready To Rock?

When the days start getting super busy, I notice that my taste in music styles shifts accordingly. For me, that means listening to a lot more rock-themed music — it gives me a place to release all the building tension and stress! So, with slower rock-ballads to hyper pop-rock tracks featured on this week’s playlist, I have just one question . . . are you ready to ROCK?!

Yook SungJae – ‘Be Somebody’

Whether it’s acting or singing, BTOB’s SungJae is a powerhouse talent. This new solo release is a fantastic example of his amazing vocals! The awesome pop-rock sound blends his flow, from low-and-powerful to soaring high notes just perfectly. And the message in those lyrics?!? LOVE IT!!!

Lim HyunSik – ‘La Mar’

I also have to share this beautiful melancholic rock-ballad from singer-songwriter, and fellow BTOB member, HyunSik. The emotional delivery of the song and sweeping land- and ocean-scape for the MV are both equally stunning — the underwater scenes are especially next level!! 

Seventeen – ‘Lalali’

It wasn’t until they dropped the MV for this rap unit song from Seventeen’s new album, that I really started jamming along with ‘Lalali’! I’m totally embracing the rebellious and cheeky vibes, because these four are just oozing charisma and fun! 

Mark – ‘200’

NCT’s Mark surprised me with a new single and I am loving this punk-rock version of him! He also seems to be having a lot of fun playing up the Spiderman theme of the MV. I hope that he continues to pursue this musical direction with future solo releases!!

Enhypen – ‘Fatal Trouble’

Enhypen recently released a special album, with a variety of sound stylings, selecting this emo rock-ballad as their featured title track! While I normally love their signature sharp and edgy sound, I am also enjoying this haunting, yet refreshing, change of pace just as much!!

Any songs having you hit that replay button?? Share your faves with me in the comments below!! 

Until the next playlist, 



Dramas with a Side of Kimchi 

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