Friday, April 16, 2021

[MV] A.C.E (feat. Grey) - Down (Eng.)

[MV] Wheein - water color

[MV] KANG DANIEL - Antidote

[MV] Dvwn (feat. lIlBOI) - Yeonnamdong​

[MV] The8 - Side By Side

[PROMO] LUCY, LEE SUHYUN - LOVE ME LOVE YOU


Another effort to raise awareness regarding stray animals/abandoned pets. Can't find much info about it, but the song is available to download for free on Korean streaming sites.

[MV] YOON JISUNG - LOVE SONG

[MV] DONGKIZ - Universe

[MV] MAJORS - Dancing in the starlit night

[MV] MAJORS - Rain on me

There are flashing light effects throughout the video, but they're pretty gentle in comparison to other recent stuff.

 

[MV] CHEEZE - LOSER

[MV] Susan - Lucent sky

[MV] Kim Na Young - A Letter For You

[MV] U-MIN - CRAZY

[MV] U Sung Eun, Lee Seung Woo - We Between Spring

[MV] O.WHEN - Stay The Same

Sunday, April 11, 2021

[MV] STAYC - ASAP


Not really vibing with the rap/hip hop verses, but I like it from the middle chorus through the bridge to the end of the song.

[PROMO] SuperM - We DO

Campaign with Prudential Corporation Asia (insurance company) supporting physical and mental wellness.

[MV] OnlyOneOf - libidO

Very mildly NSFW


This has caused a bit of a stir. Pretty blatant with the intentional homoeroticism, which always seems to walk a fuzzy line between exploitation and empowerment. The description on YouTube rambles on about some pseudo-philosophical stuff. Dunno what to make of that.

Track is kinda nice.

[MV] BAE173 - Loved You

[PROMO] Paloalto, pH-1 - Mungpal


All the puppers!!
These guys are promoting a campaign to encourage adopting dogs instead of buying.
Revenue will go to an organization helping stray dogs in Korea.

[MV] Simon Dominic, Loco - At Night

[MV] pH-1 - Antisocial

[MV] WENDY - When This Rain Stops

[PROMO] HENRY - TRUST YOUR PACE


Collab with Yanadoo's 'Him-na (Cheer Up) Song Label Project'. Yanadoo is an English Language Learning program.

[MV] Amber Liu (feat. PENIEL) - neon (Eng.)


The stand-up comedy bit ends at 0:57.
Amber just hiring all her friends for her MVs is super cute.

[MV] KNOA - TICKET

[MV] U-MIN - YOU&I

Andnew, Pure 100% - Counting Stars

[MV] Woo Hye Mi - Dirty Boy


More posthumous work from Woo Hye Mi. :'(
Sounds like it might have been a demo/work in progress.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

[MV] YUKIKA - Insomnia


Love that bass.

[MV] WENDY - Like Water

[MV] Chanyeol - Tomorrow


Last release before enlistment.

[MV] ROSÉ - Gone (Eng.)

[MV] ASTRO - ONE

[MV] LUNARSOLAR - DADADA

[MV] D-CRUNCH - My Name

[MV] LEE JIN HYUK (UP10TION) - 5K (OK)

[MV] Kim Jaehwan - I Wouldn't Look For You

[MV] NiziU - Poppin' Shakin' (Jpn.)

[MV] JUNG YUP - Waltz For You

[MV] 2Z (TuZi) - STUPID

[MV] 2Z (TuZi) - O@SIS

[MV] AHN YEEUN - Sailing

[MV] MIRANI (feat. pH-1) - Daisy

[MV] It's - Bed

[MV] springs - ALLEY CAPTAIN

[MV] NIDA - You And I

Saturday, April 3, 2021

[MV] BAEKHYUN - Bambi

[MV] WJSN - UNNATURAL

[MV] DKB - ALL IN

[MV] HOSHI - Spider

[MV] Kim Sejeong (feat. lIlBOI) - Warning


Good to see God Sejeong back in action. Nice track!

[MV] 3YE - STALKER

Performance shots have flashing light


Fairly catchy.

[MV] CHECKMATE - YOU

Warning for lots of strobe light effects throughout. (ouch!)

[MV] Kim Sung Kyu - HUSH


Sungkyu's last work with Woollim Ent.

[MV] Park Bom (feat. Changmo) - Do Re Mi Fa Sol

[MV] BTS - Film Out (Jpn.)


New Japanese album coming. This is also the ending theme for 'Signal the Movie Cold Case Investigation Unit', which is a Japanese TV series.

The loss of the old hnn ploink intro animation is kinda sad. BigHit/HYBE is making giant money moves and the times they are a-changing.

[MV] Jaejoong - BREAKING DAWN (Jpn.)

[MV] NiziU - Take a picture (Jpn.)

[MV] TREASURE - BEAUTIFUL (Jpn.)

[MV] T1419 - EXIT

[MV] Colde - Light

[MV] KANG SEUNG YOON (WINNER) - IYAH

[MV] Hwang Chi Yeul - Two Letters

[MV] SHY (g.o.d) - Within Flowing Time

[MV] LEES2UN - Butterfly

[MV] HARRIANNE - The Breach of Self-Esteem

[CF] RAVI (VIXX) - Mint Chocolate Anthem


Collab with Baskin Robbins.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

[MV] IU - Coin

[MV] IU - LILAC


Citypop IU, chart destroyer.

[MV] KANGTA - Freezing

[PROMO] GSoul - For You


Collab with Project Feeliv.

[MV] OVAN - I'm Fine

[MV] sEODo - DAVID


I've become quite attached to Seo Jae Hyun's voice. So interesting and beautiful.

[MV] Roda (M.O.N.T) - ANXIOUS

[MV] LambC - Jelly (Eng.)

[MV] Motte - Walk

[MV] JEONGMIN - BANDI

[MV] BULGOGIDISCO (feat. Bassagong) - Kimchi Soup

[MV] Nath - Lovers In My Backyard

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

[MV] SORN (CLC) - RUN (Eng.)

[MV] ITZY - MIDZY

[MV] Lim Young Woong - My Starry Love


Doing so well on the charts. The Trot resurgence continues!
Also an excellent young dancer in there. Great technique already.

[MV] B.I - Midnight Blue

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[MV] YOUHA - zzz


I believe this is a tribute to her dog 'Milky' who she grew up with, but passed away recently. :(
Lovely song though.
She also released an MV with lots of puppers in it to "brighten up your day."

[MV] U Sung Eun - I'll Listen


So good!

[MV] Seori - Lovers in the night

[MV] DPR IAN - Scaredy Cat (Eng.)

 

[PROMO] Ailee - Believe


Collab to celebrate PUBG's 4th anniversary and will be used as the theme song for the Global Invitational.

[MV] SPACECOWBOY (feat. OOHYO) - Afterlife

[MV] Eldon - Monster

[MV] LUAMEL - Covet

[MV] Earth Kim - Say What You Want

[DEBUT] Eternity - I'm Real


No music video has ever made me this uncomfortable. EVER. It genuinely started making me feel kinda... nauseated? It gave me chills in the worst way. This is peak uncanny valley. If anyone doesn't know what the uncanny valley is, just show them this video.

We're probably going to have more and more 'AI' groups going forward and I'm dreading it for exactly this reason. I can tolerate the APOKI CG bunny and even aespa's Barbie doll avatars, but a giant HELL NO to this. NOT LIKE THIS.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

[MV] PENTAGON - DO or NOT


Catchy!

[MV] Jessi - What Type of X

[MV] WOODZ - FEEL LIKE

[MV] Weeekly - After School

[MV] PURPLE KISS - Ponzona

Strobe lighting! God it's everywhere this year.


[MV] Super Junior - House Party

[MV] DRIPPIN - Young Blood

[MV] MY.st - DAZZLE

[DEBUT] MIRAE - KILLA

Lighting/animation/strobe effects could be disorienting.


The choice to put distracting animations in the letterboxing for the performance shots was a terrible decision. Can't really pay attention to the dancing as a result.

[DEBUT] Ciipher - I like you


New group out of RAIN's company.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

[MV] ROSÉ - On The Ground

[MV] Jiselle (feat. Changmo) - LANGUAGE

[MV] Dreamcatcher - Poison Love


Another self-made MV. Always a riot.

We're going to be blessed with a Dreamcatcher AMA in just a couple days over in r/kpop.
Pray for us mods. Gonna be nuts. Lol.

[MV] ATEEZ - Celebrate

[MV] DPR IAN - Nerves (Eng.)

[OST] Ailee - My Las Love (In Paradisum)


From the 'Sisyphus : the myth' OST.

[MV] Band Nah - All The Time

[MV] Raffina & Cavi - Woo-hoo Song

[MV] Skinny Brown (feat. Coogie) - Protect U

Thursday, March 11, 2021

[MV] RAIN (feat. Jackson Wang) - MAGNETIC

[MV] SOYOU - Good Night MY LOVE


The song starts at 2:16.

[MV] BUZZ - Analogue

[MV] GHOST9 - SEOUL

[MV] ATEEZ - Time of Love

[MV] IZ - Say Yes

[DEBUT] MAJORS - Spit it out

[MV] Jun. K - Hide and Seek, 1995 (Jpn.)

[MV] Punch (feat. Real.be) - I'm jealous

[MV] Punch - My everything

[MV] YONGYONG (feat. DAVII) - baby i hate me now

[CF] lIlBOI, Wonstein - Circle


Promotional collab with Galaxy Buds Pro.
I wish the CF was the full track. Kind of a jam. (Audio for the whole song)

Sunday, March 7, 2021

[PROMO] OH MY GIRL X PORORO - Boggle Boggle


'PO MY GIRL'. Lol cute.

[MV] G-reyish - Blood Night

[MV] MC MONG (feat. Shin Yong Jae) - Myosotis

[MV] MC MONG - Blind

[MV] MC MONG (feat. Jo Hyun Ah) - There Can't Be a Good Breakup

[MV] PARKMOONCHI, Young K - What a Wonderful Word

[MV] MINJE (feat. SURAN) - Slow

[MV] TRI.BE - Loca

[MV] Azer - Elegante


This group is made up of students from the Kpop Department at Howon University.
The choreography was made by them.

[MV] GSoul, BEN - Can Love Be Fair?


GSoul has reverted back to his OG stage name, minus the 'dot'.
Smart choice. 'Golden' was way less searchable.

[OST] GSoul - Stay (tempus)


From the 'SISYPHUS : The Myth' OST

[PROMO] Solji - Will You Come Slowly


Promo for Play Life Song Project in support of young people suffering with depression. 

[MV] yey - Dawn

[MV] Leebada - Love Drug

[MV] GEMINI, Jay Park - Trip

[MV] MAKTUB - Full Bloom

[MV] Paloalto, Khundi Panda, SUMIN - Unsung Heroes

[MV] YONGYONG (feat. Jayci Yucc) - HE'S GONE

[MV] General SSO (feat. KURO) - Bacteria Men

[MV] E:Rn - Pretend To Know

[MV] BLOO - Drama

[MV] VINXEN - DON' NEED

[MV] Chan - Answer Me

[MV] lIlBOI, Wonstein - FRIENDS


Laughing my ass off at the Teletubbies/Oldboy mixed reference.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

[MV] iKON - Why Why Why

[MV] MCND - Not over

[MV] DEMIAN (feat. DAWN) - LOVE%

[MV] RAIN (feat. Chung Ha) - WHY DON'T WE

[MV] VERIVERY - Get Away

[MV] ATEEZ - Fireworks (I'm The One)

[MV] J.DON - Clicker

[MV] BIG Naughty (feat. JAMIE) - Joker

[MV] Narae Lee - Someone Special

[MV] Coco (feat. G2) - Lately

[DEBUT] PIXY - Wings

Strobing lights throughout

[MV] QODES - LIKE YOU

[MV] D'allant (feat. Yoon Dambecc) - Spaceship

[MV] Wilcox (feat. Motte) - RUDE

[MV] Ants, It's - window

[MV] OWLER - When You Sleep

[MV] Balming Tiger - JUST FUN (Eng.)

Saturday, February 27, 2021

[MV] SHINee - Don't Call Me


Not loving this. The more melodic chorus part is nice. Struggling with the MV styling. The rest of the album is awesome though! This is my least favorite track on the album by far. Good stuff on there.

[MV] WONHO - LOSE

Quite strobe-y throughout with light and transitions.

[MV] SUNMI - TAIL


Intense Catwoman Sunmi. Holy cow. 
Choreo is pretty clever in the bridge with the leg 'tails'.

[MV] CL - Wish You Were Here (Eng.)


Oh, man. That's tearjerker. This is dedicated to CL's mother who just recently passed away.

[MV] CHEETAH (feat. JAMIE) - Villain

[MV] ONF - Beautiful Beautiful


Figured cyberpunk aesthetics would be showing up in K-Pop this year. Really fun track and I love the hyper vibrant look of the MV. Also having an AMA with ONF later today on r/kpop.

[MV] WEi - All Or Nothing

Strobing light flashes throughout.

[MV] THE BOYZ - Breaking Dawn

[MV] SURAN - Sunny

[MV] APOKI - GET IT OUT


Wasn't familiar with APOKI, but I guess they're a virtual personality/YouTuber/influencer.
The track is actually pretty tight!

[MV] IMLAY (feat. Chenle) - Too Good

[MV] Golden Child - Breathe

[MV] KEEMBO - INSIDE

Sunday, February 21, 2021

[MV] GOT7 - ENCORE


There's a message to fans in there from 2:50 to 3:22.

[MV] ONF - My Name Is


This is cute. Make sure you turn the lyrics on. They're introducing themselves as a group. Fun idea for a pre-release.

[MV] I.M (MONSTA X) - GOD DAMN

[MV] Narachan (M.O.N.T) - BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY

[MV] KISSXS - Love Is Callin

[PROMO] SWJA X Dear Jazz Orchestra - Oh Tomorrow


I think this is a promotional collab with a fashion/art project. Not sure.
Gorgeous though! The strings are so beautiful.


[MV] A.M (Limitless) - I still love you

[DEBUT] C.T.O - Oh! That Girl


Korean debut. They've recently been on a couple Chinese/Taiwanese competition shows.

[MV] BIYA - Trapped

[MV] LambC - When my Heart Breaks

[MV] Lily - Here We Are

[MV] Kwon Jin Ah - Good Bye

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

[DEBUT] KINGDOM - Excalibur

[MV] CHUNG HA - Bicycle


The MV is a lot to handle visually. Lol. Initially I really disliked this track. Just not really my thing, but great production. For some reason, listening to it as just audio on the album improved the experience. Unusual. It's still in the realm of an Ariana Grande-ish sound that I'm not a fan of, but I appreciate the bold move. Got through COVID and came back as fierce a performer as ever. Good on ya, Chung Ha!

[MV] KANG DANIEL - PARANOIA

[DEBUT] TRI.BE - DOOM DOOM TA


This general sound trend most-associated with the girl crush concept is really not my thing, but I feel like this is one of the better/more interesting representatives of it. Decent for a debut. We'll have an AMA with them on Friday this week in r/kpop.

[MV] LUCY - Hero

[CF] Soyou & IZ*ONE (feat. pH-1) - ZERO:ATTITUDE


Collaboration with Pepsi.
Includes IZ*ONE members: Eunbi, Sakura, Minju, Yuri, Wonyoung.

[MV] TXT - Way Home

[MV] NCT 127 - gimme gimme (Jpn.)

[MV] MONSTA X - WANTED (Jpn.)

[MV] Brown Eyed Soul - Pass Me By

[MV] PINN - ESCAPE

[MV] Mark Tuan x Sanjoy - One in a Million (Eng.)


Gonna be interesting to see how all of the GOT7 leaving JYP Ent. drama unfolds as the members sign with different companies and pursue their own work.

[MV] SIA - FRIDA


Don't usually post pure instrumentals. This one is pretty wild though. Transitions between electronica and traditional styles and that's also reflected in the performance/dance throughout.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

[MONTHLY] Favorites for DECEMBER 2020

So far behind on all the things! Gotta update releases for this week, December and January playlists, and once again try to finish up the big Top 30 playlists for both 2019 (oh god!) and 2020. Lol. Been trying to recharge over the last few weeks to take on this gauntlet.

Slowly, but surely.

Top choice for December was Jhnovr's entrancing 'Strangers Again', which also ended up being one of my favorite picks for the whole year. Just keeping one top selection for the month. Lots of nice stuff under the cut though. Shout-out to Rolling Quartz for that great all-women rock band debut!


In the full post: BoA, DAVII, JAMIE, sEODo, Kim Sung Kyu, Sonnet, Taeyeon, Youngkut/Jung In,  Wavycake/Ovus, MRSHLL/Queen WA$ABI, SUZANNE, DAHEE, Syn Hjang, Heechul/Min Kyunghoon/BIB/ATEEZ, Rolling Quartz, and RAIN/JYP.

[MV] YOYOMI - Corny Love Song

[MV] KIM WOO SEOK - Sugar

Friday, February 12, 2021

[MV] D1CE - You're My Destiny

[MV] RAVI (feat. Chillin Homie, Kid Milli) - BUM


Bang Su Mi with the Jeonju Pansori Choir as well.

[OST] KIHYUN (MONSTA X) - O.M.O.M


From the 'Replay : The Moment' OST.

[MV] Paloalto & Young Soul (feat. 365LIT & Web.) - Grand Master Theory/SSD 2

[MV] GEMINI - Know me

[OST] BEN - With your everything


From the 'Trickster M' OST.

[MV] BULGOGIDISCO - alright!

[MV] CA$H KID - HOTEL ROOM

Warning for bloody/morbid imagery

[MV] J.UNA - Foolish (Eng.)

[MV] Transfixion - Tremolo

[MV] hnie hnig - NERO

[MV] Sean.K - Fine

[MV] Chan (feat. BIGONE) - ANYMORE

Sporadic flashing lights throughout.

[MV] IZ*ONE - D-D-DANCE


I think this is exclusive UNIVERSE content so I was a little reluctant to post an unofficial post when it was released last month, but just gonna go with it.

[MV] SUMI JO X RAIN - Guardians


Content from UNIVERSE.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

[MV] HyunA - GOOD GIRL


Fun. Easier to watch and listen to compared with 'I'm Not Cool'.

[MV] CIX - Cinema


Love this!

[MV] PURPLE KISS - Can We Talk Again


Sounds good. Kinda reminds me of SPICA's early stuff. Good vocals.

[REMAKE] aespa - Forever


Remake of a Yoo Young Jin song from the 00s.

[REMIX] MOMOLAND X CHROMANCE - Wrap Me In Plastic


I believe CHROMANCE contacted MOMOLAND to do this remix. Mostly English lyrics.

[MV] Babylon - Alone & Chandelier

'Alone' has Lee Hyori on lyrics/production.



[MV] SE SO NEON - Jayu


Whew... that gets a little intense in there.
I reeeaaally can't handle seeing footage of wildfires burning things anymore. Oof.

[MV] DAYBREAK (feat. Heize) - Doesn't make sense

[MV] SECHSKIES - Don't Look Back

[MV] youra - MIMI

[MV] Gaho - HOME

[MV] KIM MYUNG SOO (L) - Memory

[MV] JACKINGCONG - curly hair

[MV] MOVNING - Magellan

[MV] The Glass - Oh My Lord

[MV] msftz - Facetime, Face Me

[MV] Kid Milli, dress (feat. ron) - Face & Mask