Kpop Album Review: FTIsland’s Serious

My rock-lovin’ heart is ABSOLUTELY delighted with FTIsland’s newest album drop. From the growly “Burn It” to the reflective tones in “Letter to Myself” and “T.I.V.” and “Reason”, it feels like FTIsland is hitting new heights in a refreshing new era. Come join me for my first impressions of the Serious album!

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K-Pop Playlist: Lovely Runner OST

I recently finished a binge watch of the K-Drama Lovely Runner and haven’t been able to move on from the sweet story! Not only did I fall in love with the characters, but I adored SO many songs from the show’s OST. Whether it was a track from a popular K-Pop artist, or one sung by the show’s multi-talented lead (Byeon WooSeok), each song brings me right back to all the most memorable moments from the drama! Join me for this week’s special playlist of Lovely Runner OST favorites!! 

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K-Pop Playlist: Boy Group Treasure Trove

I knew this was going to happen — I go on vacation and ALL the groups decide to drop amazing new tracks!! After returning home, it took a few days to fully catch up and compile a list of my favorites! But now I’m ready and excited to gush over this fantastic musical bounty with you my fellow K-pop enthusiasts!! We’ve got chart topping bangers, groovy beats, emo vibes, and a dash of throwback — ready to hit play?!

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Kpop Artist Highlight: LUCY

The band LUCY has been around for a while – they formed in 2020 and participated in JTCB’s Superband. They have an indie pop sound backed up by orchestral instruments, which makes for a fun listen with depth, much like another indie pop band I love, Hoppipolla. LUCY has steadily made their way into success as OST regulars. Come see which songs you recognize and which ones I love! 

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K-Pop Playlist: Let’s Dance! 

Whether it’s dance practices, performance videos, or a special dance version for the fans, I LOVE when the choreo takes center stage!! These groups work crazy hard to make their every move look naturally effortless. I can verify, every week at my K-Pop dance classes, that these moves are NOT as easy as they look! So join me this week as I shine a spotlight on some of my favorite dances!!

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Top 6 Kpop MVs: Running to the Finish Line

We are down to the last five weeks of school here (how has this year passed by SO FAST already?!), and juggling all the end of year activities is setting my head spinning! The new music this week seems to match my mood–frantic and intense!! Thankfully there are a couple relaxed songs as well, to balance things out and help me catch my breath. This is the perfect mix to keeping running with your busy schedule — ready to hit play??

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Top 5 Kpop MVs: Rockin’ with the Bands

This past week saw kids converging on my house, bringing a guitar, a bass, and amps, to join my son (on drums) and practice their rock band beats. While my neighbors might not be thrilled, I am absolutely ecstatic seeing another generation so passionate about music! It’s with that same enthusiasm that I want to share these recently released K-band tracks! Are you ready to rock?! 

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