Mar 252015
 

Hey y’all! Cube Entertainment recently debuted a new girl group, and as a fan of Apink, I was really excited to see how this group would do. CLC (Crystal Clear)’s debut MV was released a week ago, so I’m a bit behind on the times, but I’ve finally seen the video and I can’t wait to talk about it! Without further ado, let’s take a look at CLC’s debut single, Pepe!

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Mar 182015
 

Hey y’all! Super Junior’s subunit, D&E (Donghae and Eunhyuk) debut with a silly song (Oppa Oppa), but now they’re back with a more serious song, with the English title, “Growing Pains.” This song was written by Donghae, who also helped to produce the EP it’s on, The Beat Goes On. I’m always excited when idols get to play a part in the creation of their music, so let’s take a look at Growing Pains!

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Mar 032015
 

Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a girl group. This week, I’ll be looking at a new group, GFriend and their debut song, Glass Bead. Their concept and style music is reminiscent of Girls’ Generation’s early days, with long hair and mostly-bare faces.

There was a trend not too long ago of hip-hop inspired groups, and it seems that the trend is changing towards youthful and innocent, the way it was years ago (this group, Lovelyz, etc). It’s almost like a K-pop flashback. That being said, let’s take a look at Glass Bead.

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Feb 242015
 

Hey y’all! It’s been a busy month, with classes starting and my laptop rendering itself unusuable… twice. But my computer problems have been fixed, and I’m very excited to talk about this week’s song. VIXX is quickly becoming one of my favorite groups, with interesting concepts and addicting upbeat songs. VIXX released their newest song yesterday, and I only just realized that it’s a cover.

The name of the song in Korean is 이별공식, released in 1995 (it’s actually older than VIXX’s maknae, Hyuk!) by K-pop/rave group, R.ef (rave effect). The original song was translated into “Farewell Formula,” but VIXX’s official Youtube has it titled “Love Equation.” They’ve done quite a revamp of the song, so without further ado, let’s take a look!

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Jan 132015
 

Hey y’all! This week I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, since the very first group to get me truly into K-pop was SHINee. Ring Ding Dong and Hello were my jams, back in the early days. This week, SHINee’s Jonghyun made his solo debut, making him the third member to promote without the group (Taemin has had a solo career, and Key formed a duo with Infinite’s Woohyun).

I have to admit, when I thought of SHINee having individual careers, I would have expected Jonghyun, the main vocal, to be one of the first to do it. Still, better late than never. Let’s take a look at Jonghyun’s debut single, Crazy (Guilty Pleasure).

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Jan 062015
 

Some songs are weird to attract attention, some songs are weird to set up a specific person, and some songs are weird totally unintentional. I had yet to encounter a song that was so weird, and yet so weirdly heartfelt about its weirdness that it circled all the way back to cute…until now.

Let’s take a listen to Shampoo Hat by Team Syachihoko.

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