Born out of lack of time and wanting to shed more spotlight on smaller groups, we welcome you to the weekly series for roundups, where we mention releases from the past week we missed to review but still want to comment on.
What a week. I am still going through some drama withdrawals busy with work and writing 100 things at the same time while trying to desperately find a place to live in another city. Can we all manifest me getting a place to sleep? Yes? Good. Anyhow, there were a bunch of nice releases this week so let’s get into it!
MeloMance – Go Back
Lina: This is so good? Please we all missed Kim Minseok so much didn’t we.
PENOMECO – BOLO
Lina: Not entirely sure why I am such a PENOMECO fan suddenly but this single album really slapped! Glad this b-side got a music video.
Una: Oh, we doing afrobeat now? I’m here for it, this is very much a jam.
Super Junior’s Seungmin – Blooming
Lina: Of course, Seungmin would come back with a beautiful song, no doubt about it. I miss him in suju though.
Una: Cute. Wish he would drop the ballad style though, this man was one of the sexiest in his group.
YUJU – Stay
Una: Loved it when the song picked up during that final section. Yuju’s voice was very much missed and I’m still salty about everything.
Lina: Una’s man really knows how to make music huh.
Baekhyun – Is it me?
Lina: Baekhyun keep the power ballad OSTs coming we miss you. I am not planning on watching this show but this OST will definitely be listened to!
Una: This is stunning. It’s incredible how recognizable Baekhyun’s voice is and how much emotions he is always able to bring through his songs.
nafla – run!
Una: Kinda iffy about nafla after the whole MKIT RAIN fiasco and the crew falling apart but this is okay. He definitely always has that special something.
Lina: run? I sure am running twice a week good sir.
fromis_9 – Talk & Talk
Lina: Oh this is nice the chorus could have been better though! I still prefer We Go to this by far. It is nice to see them coming back immediately though maybe Pledis won’t screw up with this time but only time will tell I guess.
Una: The instrumental in that chorus is so distracting that I have no idea what they were singing about cause I just couldn’t concentrate. The concept is very cute and I like the vibes, could grow on me.
Super Junior’s Kyuhyun – On A Starry Night
Kriz – Chaser
Lina: This show slapped and this OST slaps even hard, definitely downloading that onto my phone
HEO YOUNG SAENG – MI CASA SU CASA
Una: This is somehow one of the only roundup releases I’ve heard prior to writing this and it still slaps. Love the chorus, love the vibes, I’m here. Nothing can top his Crying but this is very nice.
Lina: Now why is this bopping so hard? I think SS501 should just come back to us these mans still got it. Mi Casa Su Casa is a bop and a half. I am sipping my drink on the beach to this (wishful thinking)
NELL – Beautiful Jeopardy
Lina: This is absolutely stunning and I will definitely put this on in between listening to the ITSAY original score. NELL never disappoint the music video is pure art.
Una: My eyes and ears are pleased.
ONEUS – Life is Beautiful
Una: This is super cute and as much as wish ONEUS would take a break sometimes, they are definitely giving us all the good music this year (and previous ones).
Lina: Here is to everyone saying September isn’t summer. K-pop disagrees by dropping all the bops these past few days. ONEUS never rest but at least they bring us all the beautiful music.
Zion.T, Gen Hoshino – Nomad
Una: A vibe.
LOONA – Not Friends
Una: I hate that chorus so much it’s not even funny. The verses were giving me pre-debut LOONA but the chorus had to give me post-debut LOONA. Do the math.
Lina: This was going okay and then they had to do that weird break down? What the heck. One a second listen it isn’t as jarring and the music video is wild okay.
Lee Hi feat. B.I – Savior
Lina: I knew this would make me cry and it did. It could have used a bit more of everything but it is beautiful non the less now let’s hope my boy doesn’t have to go to jail.
Una: Very soothing and emotional. The lyrics were on their way to make me tear up, especially paired up with that stunning music video. We love best friends who are also mega talented people.
I.M – Loop
Una: Soundcloud rap strikes again. Love the video though.
Lina: This could have easily been on his mixtape! Very Changkyun but I like it.
Yoo Seonho – Forever Smile
Lina: This drama slaps the OST slaps, need this man to give us more dramas and music.
Una: Cute, the chorus is nice.
Zelo – Back On The Road
Una: With Lina on this one. While I don’t think anything will ever top Pray or Howler, which I listen to religiously still, this is a good bloody direction finally for Zelo. I like the music video as well, the dark-ish atmosphere because this man can bring a lot of emotion when he wants to. I like.
Lina: This is so much better than most of the stuff Zelo has released recently, less aggressive much more emotional, I can get down to this!
Well, this concludes our roundup for this week! Let us know what you think about this weeks releases!
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