I was randomly looking through my playlists for this week’s topic and came across Aaron Yan’s That’s Not Me MV. The song was used in his drama Fall In Love With Me, which I ended up hating, but the song found a spot on my playlist. So this week we are going to share random OST (official soundtrack) songs that we love. Needless to say, this list will be random in content since I am adding both Chinese & Korean dramas. Continue reading
I have to start this post with a disclaimer: I know nothing about the technicalities that go into making a good rap. All I know is what sounds good to my ears, and what makes me punch the air when I hear a particularly good solo. So, in no particular order, here are my five favorite kpop songs with EXCELLENT raps.
I’m seeing Hyukoh in concert this week! And since I am sure a ton of you are asking yourself who is Hyukoh? I thought I would make them the focus of this week’s 5 Kpop MVs. So get sit back, relax, and find out why this is a band you should be listening to. Continue reading
Right before I fell down the kpop rabbit hole (I feel like I talk about that rabbit hole ALL THE TIME–to be fair, it was a defining event in my life), I was starting to get into what I call Power Coffeehouse. Power Coffeehouse included Phillip Phillips, Mumford and Sons, Bastille, Coldplay to an extent, Ben Folds Five…you get the picture. Continue reading
I love Latin music. I love Kpop. What happens when you mix the two together? Come find out as Kmuse shares 5 Latin-inspired music videos that are worth watching. Continue reading
Surrounded by thousands of fans waving light sticks and singing the words to Epiphany, the night has barely begun and already there is a sense of excitement in the air. BTS is in Los Angeles, and Kdrama Jen is live at the Staples Center for their Love Yourself Concert. Continue reading
The Fangirls are going to see BTS next week! Which inspired us to record a bonus podcast. Come join us as we share all the steps you need to take to make your Kpop concert experience a truly magical one.
Being a curious bunny, I often go nosing around side rabbit holes when I’ve discovered something new. Early on in my kpop journey, I found Amber’s solo projects and was absolutely delighted. Royal Pirates broke up pretty much the day I found them, and I’ve been following former bassist James Lee’s fascinating story since then. And YouTube likes to think it knows me well (see my playlists here, here, here, and here) (I also dabble in Spotify), so once upon a time it suggested FYKE, whose lead singer Enik Lin played with Royal Pirates as James Lee was transitioning to keyboard after his accident.
I’ve discovered since then that these artists know each other, hang out together, and support each other’s musical efforts–the silly and the serious. Come see what I’ve discovered about Kpop Once Removed.
It is a common trope throughout storytelling: the ugly duckling becomes a beautiful swan. American movies in the 80s certainly used this approach a lot, geeky guy takes off his glasses and gets some new clothes and suddenly…hot, hot, hot. Overlooked girl gets her hair cut and styled and tosses her glasses (note the glasses theme here) and suddenly…instant popularity. My ID is Gangnam Beauty takes this idea, but instead of a simple makeover, a young girl completely transforms herself through plastic surgery. Reality creeps in, however, when it becomes clear that surgery cannot immediately transform a timid personality or erase the years of pain experienced. In fact, even beautiful people can get bullied. Read on to discover our first impressions and unfiltered thoughts about My ID is Gangnam Beauty. Continue reading
The Fangirls have been fans of BTS for quite a while–even the Maknae! Come join us as we talk about our favorite songs from Love Yourself: Tear, all-time favorite BTS songs (so far!!), and how we entered the ahjumma contingent of ARMY.