PSY has been dominating the Kpop world this week with his 9th album, PSY 9th, and the subsequent MVs! Fun fact: the “Celeb” MV with Suzy was made THREE YEARS AGO, right before the pandemic ground the performance world to a halt. iKON and Monsta X have had some excellent newtro entries into kpopland as well – this week has been an absolute delight to the ears. Check it out!Continue reading
Top 5 Kpop MVs: Is It Strong Or Is It Deep?
This was one of those weeks where fluff just didn’t stand a chance. Strong songs, deep songs, and the king of both — “Daechwita” — dominated my playlist. Come see if these are the songs that are speaking to you, too!Continue reading
Top 5 Kpop MVs: A Sad Kind of Happy
Do I need to say anything besides IU AND SUGA HAD A COLLABORATION!!! Maybe I do — I also loved other songs that have debuted lately, and they’ve covered an interesting range of emotions — happy, sad, and a sad kind of happy. Bet you can’t guess which one I’m most excited about, though. Read on to see what other music has grabbed my attention, and whatever you do, DON’T miss out on the bonus track!Continue reading
Top 5: BTS Explores “Black Swan”
“A dancer dies twice — once when they stop dancing, and this first death is the more painful.”Martha Graham
One of the things I love most about BTS is their vulnerability. It seems that once they started finding their style and expressing their own thoughts, there have been deep themes about connection and loss and the imminent end on the horizon, the feeling that the wave they’re riding won’t last forever.
Their new song, “Black Swan”, explores this theme in depth, beginning with that soul-wrenching quote from Martha Graham. Come see what all the hype is about — I promise it’s worth it!Continue reading
Top 5 Kpop MVs: Comebacks and Poetry, Oh My!
When your kpop bias group releases a mini-album and the poet-rapper from BTS releases an intriguing solo track, how in the WORLD are you supposed to listen to anything else? But for you, dear readers, I did, and I loved what I heard this week. Come celebrate the latest kpop songs to hit the internets, won’t you?Continue reading
Top 5 Kpop MVs: Why Am I Always Playing Catch Up?
Right. I’m easily distracted, that’s why! It’s been a great week to catch up on the new music I missed when I was being delightfully diverted by the MMAs and the MAMAs. Come see what has come out recently and if you like it as much as I do!Continue reading
End of Year Review 2019: Part 2
Music is, as always, a huge part of our K-entertainment experience. Come find out which Kpop performances and Drama Soundtracks featured heavily in our 2019 playlists.Continue reading