Girl’s Day Are Back After Almost 2 Years

After a long wait of almost 2 years since their release of “Ring My Bell”, Girl’s Day are back to take hold of the k-pop world! On March 27th at noon (KST), the girls came back with a sassy music video for their title track “I’ll be yours”.

The song and music video have already been well received by fans, remarking the appearance of Yura‘s strong rapping and the group’s honey-like vocals.

A fan has even rejoiced that “the song is so fire that the piano started to burn” at 2:30 minutes in the video, admiring the powerful music.

The song “I’ll be yours” features a charismatic choreography with a unique key point dance. Just from the music video, one can already predict that many will be dancing to the catchy song, with its combination of sexiness and a strong and chic radiance.

Girl’s Day released their mini-album Everyday #5, making a grand entrance back to the industry. What did you think about their comeback?

MONSTA X Makes Brilliant Comeback with ‘Beautiful’ (+Album Review)

MONSTA X has delivered a brilliant album and MV to us for their comeback!

The MV features stunning, visually striking scenes and elegant choreography fitting for the title “Beautiful.” They truly serve us a beautiful piece, with a masterful blend of music and story that leave us with lingering questions and a desire for more.

The group just released their first studio-length album, “The Clan 2.5 Beautiful,” which consists of 10 tracks, many of which were created by the members themselves. As per usual, they weave their individual flairs into the composition of the album, creating a memorable and well-balanced masterpiece.

Here’s a review of each of the album’s 10 tracks! (This may or may be coming from a hardcore Monbebe. You can be the judge of that!)

  1. Ready or Not
    This is the epitome of what I expect to hear from MONSTA X. It captivated me as soon as I heard the album highlight, and as expected, it doesn’t disappoint! It’s powerful, invigorating, and makes you feel motivated to tackle any obstacles you encounter. It’s nice to see ESBEE and STEREO14 in the credits for the song, as they’ve created many of MONSTA X‘s greatest songs.
  2. Beautiful (*TITLE)
    “Beautiful” is a masterpiece from its opening to its grand finish. It has an opening that pops (literally) and draws you into a powerful rap verse from Jooheon, followed by I.M. This song has MONSTA X‘s signature synth sound, blended with emotional vocals and unique music elements. Another great note is that Hyungwon received more lines this time around, enriching the overall dynamic of the track and making it memorable.
  3. Incomparable
    Of all the songs on the album, “Incomparable” is one of my least favorites–but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its share of greatness. Those great parts include more lines for Minhyuk and the rap portion towards the end.
  4. Need U
    “Need U” is just one of those songs that stick in your head the minute you listen to it. It’s sweet and bound to boost both your self esteem and lighten your mood. It’s a song you can imagine them singing on a small stage in a cafe or fanmeeting, one that has a personal and affectionate feeling to it. I’m a big fan of this song and would love to see more of this from the group in the future!
  5. OI
    I’m in love with this song. It’s a great blend of vocals and rap, creating an energizing and memorable dance track. When discussing this song, we can’t forget to mention I.M‘s rap, because it’s amazing. Can we talk also talk about the beat of this song? It’s absolutely addicting, especially when it comes to the repetitive chorus, “OI OI OI OI OI.” This track definitely tops in my list of favorites from this album.
  6. Miss You
    “Miss You” is an R&B track with beautiful vocals and a memorable chorus. What’s extraordinary about this song are the impressive background vocals, which enhance the airiness of the overall track. Although it’s not my favorite song, it’s definitely a soothing listen and appeals to those who prefer slower song.
  7. Calm Down
    Anybody can get lit to this song. It’s a perfect party song, with a heavy bass and epic buildup to the chorus, which is both catchy and hard-hitting. Even though the title is “Calm Down,” the song is way too exciting to be calm about. Jooheon‘s rap following the first chorus is bound to blow your mind (in a great way). The strong rap reminds me of “Stuck” from “The Clan Part.1 LOST.”
  8. All I Do
    This is my least favorite track in the album, but it provides a refreshing twist to the usual music style MONSTA X has. It’s a groovy, smooth song with its climax at a rap sequence between Jooheon and I.M. Despite its smooth progression, it doesn’t leave a lasting impression on me like the other songs do.
  9. 5:14 (Last Page)
    Although I’m not the biggest fan of the transition of the opening to the vocals, it provides a unique twist to the linear progression of the previous tracks. This song is sweet and soothing, the perfect way to conclude the otherwise fast-paced album. This song grows on you the more you listen to it, and every time you listen to it, you feel like you’re hearing it again for the first time.
  10. I’ll Be There
    I was thrilled to have more of Wonho‘s work included in the album, and “I’ll Be There” doesn’t disappoint in the slightest. It’s a sweet and touching song, with vocals that are guaranteed to make you melt! The music gives the vibe of innocence and lightheartedness, the gentle vocals only adding to its soothing effect.

Overall, “The Clan 2.5 Beautiful” was exactly what I wanted–and more. It’s a reflection of the group’s flexibility with various music styles, while also showcasing a consistency in their individual music style.

Feel free to share your thoughts with us on the comeback in the comments!

CNBLUE Returns with Energetic ‘Between Us’ MV

CNBLUE is back with yet another masterpiece!

They just released the official MV for “Between Us,” the title song of their newest album, “7°CN.”

Not only is the track energizing, but it’s a breath of fresh air, showing a new and refreshing side of CNBLUE as performers.

They definitely served us something we can put on repeat for the next couple of weeks!

Check out “Between Us” below! How do you like the song? What do you think about the simple MV?

HIGHLIGHT Says ‘Plz Don’t Be Sad’ in Uplifting MV

HIGHLIGHT has officially released their debut/comeback MV for “Plz Don’t Be Sad!”

As the album highlight MV and MV teasers indicated, it’s an energetic and fun track with colorful and enjoyable scenes. It’s bound to light your day up!

“Plz Don’t Be Sad” is the title song of HIGHLIGHT‘s first mini album, “Can You Feel It?” their first album under their new name. They were previously known as BEAST under Cube Entertainment, but now that they’ve moved agencies, they’re off to a fresh start!

Support them by checking out their MV below!

Get Ready for PRISTIN’s Debut With Their MV Teasers

A unique girl group has caught the attention of Sweet Sweet Kpop—PRISTIN! After showing much promise through their individual teasers, the girls are definitely a group to watch out for. Most notably, their hands-on take with different concepts for each member is one that will have everyone picking a favorite.

The ten-member girl group is set to debut on March 21st with their title track “Wee Woo”. Check out the teasers for the music video below!

Did You Know? On This Day, These Songs Were Released…

Every day is a day worth celebrating for the release of new music from your favorite artists. On March 16, these tracks were dropped—from 2011 to 2017, check out what was released today!

 

“Before U Go” by TVXQ (2011)

As a part of the repackage of Keep Your Head Down, TVXQ included this sweet track along with 2 other songs. You can’t go wrong with some soothing vocals and slow-tempo beats.

 

“Still in Love” by CNBLUE (2012)

Take a step back to the young days of CNBLUE! During this time, the band had longer hair, showing off their full locks in a casual setting. Taking place in a recording studio, the members are seen in their natural character, laid-back and relaxed.

 

“I Am a Woman Too” by Minah of Girl’s Day (2015)

Now let’s talk about sexy and classy! Five years after the start of Girl’s DayMinah debuted as a soloist with her charming song “I Am a Woman Too”. Her honey voice will have you dancing to her silvery notes.

 

“Spring Again” by Cao Lu of FIESTAR, Yerin of GFriend, and Kisum (2017)

What’s spring without this lovely song? Cao Lu (FIESTAR), Yerin (GFriend), and Kisum come together with their track “Spring Again” this season. When your heart flutters just as the “flower petals [have been] blown away by the wind”, you can relate to the shared emotions from these girls!

These songs are only a few of what has been released on March 16 throughout the past couple of years. Did you listen to any of these songs released on this day?

HIGHLIGHT Drops ‘It’s Still Beautiful’ MV & Album Medley

HIGHLIGHT (formerly known as BEAST) has dropped the official MV for their pre-release track along with their album medley.

“It’s Still Beautiful” is the second song on their six-track album, “Can You Feel It?” which will also be their first album under their new group name.

“It’s Still Beautiful” is a touching, emotional ballad and personally my favorite song from the album preview.

You can check out the MV and album medley below, and enjoy the song before their official comeback on March 20.