Knowledge Note: In the past, the b-side songs were the songs that weren’t the title song, the main attraction, but that still made it on to the album anyway. Sometimes it was just to fill up space, sometimes it’s because the artist felt like the song was strong enough to be released to the public, but the entertainment company didn’t agree. B-sides are a compromise.
Sometimes I wonder what musicians do when they’re not feeling pressured to create the perfect song, which is why I’m fascinated by the b-sides on most albums.
I love Stray Kids and their edgy-yet-playful sound, so I really loved hearing the b-sides on their latest album Cle 2: Yellow Wood. Come see if you like them as much as I do!
I initially gave Noir a try a few months ago, but the song I listened to just felt derivative, so I gave them a pass. Thanks to a new kpop release list on Spotify, I heard “Doom Doom” and something just clicked.
Having listened to most of Noir’s three mini albums now, I’ve decided that sometimes circling back to a group is not a bad thing! Come see what I found to love when I gave Noir a second chance.
Can I just say that Kdrama Jen knows me all too well? She suggested that maybe I should look into pop from other countries, like Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and I immediately ADORED the idea. Come see what Thai pop songs resonated with me!
I. Am. OBSESSED. Seriously. Since the premiere of their second comeback album in June, my infatuation with rookie Kpop group ATEEZ has been unceasing. I’m absolutely crazy about these boys and their fantastic music and can’t help but want everyone else to join me in the ATINY fandom. So come, let me school you on ALL things ATEEZ!
One kpop tradition I’ve come to love is the farewell song that kpop idols record before they go into the military. Being a fairly new kpop fan, the ones I’m most aware of come from SHINee and BigBang (lo, the reach of BigBang!). So enjoy below five goodbye songs from some of my favorite boys.
Unlike some of my fellow fangirls, I haven’t yet been fortunate enough to attend a live BTS concert. . . BUT, when the opportunity to see their 5th Muster live (via Vlive) popped up, I made a very impulsive late night decision to watch. And I’m SO glad I did!! If you can’t be there in person, I’m totally convinced beginning a concert at midnight from the comfort of your couch, gleefully snapping screen shots, is a close second. Come join me, as I chat about my very first BTS Muster experience.
You know how it is — every summer we get the tunes that makes us want to dance in our cars and roll down the windows to share the music we love with the world. Here are five of the tunes that have recently become my own personal ear worms, so I’ll spread the infection to you!
BTS in Chicago was an epic event. It was cold and rainy, but so much fun! The first BTS Winter Concert in Chicago was full of awesome highlights, so to make sure we had a chance to really fangirl about it, we invited the awesome Megan from Noona Ya Business podcast to join us for a chat. Hear about our favorite performances, moments, and songs as we have some serious ARMY bonding moments.
We have a new obsession. Well, it has kind of been building for a while. Did it begin years ago while watching Ten on Hit the Stage? Or was it the glimpses of greatness we saw in the very back when NCT first debuted? I can’t tell you when our love began, but it has certainly been growing steadily since January, 2019 when the NCT sub-group WayV came bursting onto the scene. Read on to discover more about the awesomeness that is WayV, must watch videos, and everything a new fan might need to know about the music and group members.