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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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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Kpop Album Review: D.O’s Blossom

Can we all just agree that D.O (real name: Do Kyung Soo) is the cinnamon roll of kpop? His boyish charm and gentle voice are as captivating as they are soothing – you wouldn’t even know that one of his first drama roles was as a serial killer. (True story – Hello Monster.) His first album since leaving SM Entertainment, Blossom, is a no-skip album for me! Come see why I’ve had it on repeat since its release. 

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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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Top Kpop MVs: Old and New at the End of the Year

As we move through December, I’m finding the combination of new music from old favorites and new music from new favorites to be the perfect match for my mood. From Kang Daniel’s remixes and RM’s new solo album Indigo to debut groups Fifty Fifty and &Team, as well as new find Ovan, my playlist has a FANTASTIC variety. Come see what you’ll be adding to your playlists! 

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