10 Red Velvet Tracks to Listen to in Celebration of their First U.S. Fanmeet

As Red Velvet gears up for their first ever fanmeet in the States, we’ve thrown together 10 delicious tracks to dive into if you’re unfamiliar with the group, or to jam to if you’re a seasoned Reveluv. Either way, you’ll be filled with “Joy” listening to this mix!

1. Bad Boy (The Perfect Red Velvet, 2018)

2. Russian Roulette (Russian Roulette, 2016)

3. Peek-A-Boo (Perfect Velvet, 2017)

4. Dumb Dumb (The Red, 2015)

5. Ice Cream Cake (Ice Cream Cake, 2015)

6. Zoo (The Perfect Summer, 2017)

7. My Second Date (Perfect Velvet, 2017)

8. Kingdom Come (Perfect Velvet, 2017)

9. Some Love (Russian Roulette, 2016)

10. Would U (Single, 2017)

Red Velvet’s fanmeet will take place in Chicago on April 29th. More info can be found here.

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BTS Will Release Their 3rd Full Album on May 18th

The boys are back!

BTS’s 3rd full album, LOVE YOURSELF ‘Tear’, is set to be released on May 18th. The album pre-order will begin a month prior on April 18th. Mark your calendars!

There is so much to look forward to on this expansion of Bangtan’s “Love Yourself” series. What will the new comeback track and MV be like? Most importantly, will we be graced with another cypher? Stay tuned to their fancafe – and Sweet Sweet Kpop – for more updates.

What are you looking forward to most for this comeback?

BamBam Exempt from Military Enlistment

On April 9th, GOT7’s BamBam was among many young men who received the surprising news that no lottery would take place for Thailand’s two year military service draft, as the volunteer quota had been met.

This means he did not have to draw from the fateful red-or-back card system determining whether or not he would be conscripted.

After hours of waiting for this news, BamBam will now return to Korea soon for GOT7 promotions. Make sure to catch them on their upcoming international tour!

ARTLOVER Releases Video for Her Debut Single “Want U Back”

Standing enchantingly in a field of flowers wearing a hot pink suit and black gloves, platinum-haired ARTLOVER could be ready for a Vogue photo shoot. But in actuality, she’s fiercely pioneering her debut MV. The track, “Want U Back”, is the first single from her EP to be released later this year, and a great sample of what is to come from this London-based artist.

It’s about time more female k-rappers take center stage, and ARTLOVER is blazing through with a fresh take. Rather than the aggressive beats that can be heard often in the female rap space (think Hyuna and Jessi), “Want U Back” provides a lighter, 80’s synth-pop sound – just perfect for a spring jam. With a hook brimful in melody, ARTLOVER’s pleasant vocals are showcased; but where she really shines is in the rap verses, where her deep register expertly brings everything together.

Furthermore, the atmosphere of the MV fits the song perfectly, with an overall brooding theme with shots of the countryside.

This electric single has us excited to hear more from ARTLOVER. Keep an ear out for her forthcoming EP, and watch the aesthetically captivating MV for “Want U Back” below!