There’s something to be said for a melody that can stand all by itself. It proves the skill of the songwriter who created it and shows off what they can do without voices. I also find myself listening to the versions of the songs that include the vocals very differently, and I can appreciate them as two different works of art. Come listen to these instrumentals and tell me if they help you hear these songs in a new light.Continue reading
As we near the end of Hotel Del Luna, and as I recently blew my way through Romance is a Bonus Book, some discussions with my kbesties got me thinking — does binge watching a drama change the experience? Or is it better to watch it live? Come see what we think!Continue reading
You know what I love? Discovering a new group in their very beginning stages and being absolutely blown away by their talent. It happened with ATEEZ, and now MiataMama and I have discovered Onewe. Come see our favorite songs from this brand new band!Continue reading
I love hearing what other kinds of music other people love, and it allows me to be just the tiniest bit lazy because I don’t have to search it out on my own. After chatting with MiataMama and DwaSoK fan Gretel, I came away with some new artists to fall in love with. Come see if you like what you hear too!Continue reading
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!Continue reading
Do you like VIXX? A.C.E.? Stray Kids? Me too!
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.Continue reading
There’s something about the OST to Go Go Squid that speaks to me. I’m at an age now where I can look back and regret some of the things I did or didn’t do while I was young, but I can also appreciate the journey before me.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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!Continue reading