Category: Song Review

  • Song Review: ‘After Like’ by IVE

    Song Review: ‘After Like’ by IVE

    IVE is the rookie girl group to watch. Despite only possessing 6 songs under their discography, pretty much every song has been a hit. Eleven was an incredibly solid debut that still holds up over time, and Love Dive was a very strong follow up, even earning them their first PAK (perfect all kill) in […]

  • Song Review: PINK VENOM by BLACKPINK

    Song Review: PINK VENOM by BLACKPINK

    After, last month’s Ready For Love, BLACKPINK are back with another pre-release to build up hype for their upcoming album. Despite having several issues with Ready For Love’s song production, I was eventually won over by the surprising potency of its hooks and the great vocal and rap delivery by the girls. Thankfully, this time, […]

  • Song Review: Forever Only by Jaehyun (NCT)

    Song Review: Forever Only by Jaehyun (NCT)

    Jaehyun has one of my favorite voices in K-pop. Husky, thick, and warm, his voice stands out in the sea of K-pop Main Vocalists. (I’m surprised people often forget that Jaehyun is a Main Vocalist, possibly because he is overshadowed by Taeil and Doyoung who are more capable ‘belters’). Unfortunately, I feel that he is […]

  • Hidden Gem: Replay by Golden Child

    Hidden Gem: Replay by Golden Child

    Golden Child is one of those groups who are in a weird position, popularity-wise at least. They debuted in late 2017, during the transition phase between 3rd and 4th Gen. With the lack of ‘big famous’ groups that debuted in this period (for example, on the level of Seventeen, BTS, EXO, etc.) they somewhat faded […]

  • Song Review: FOREVER 1 by Girls’ Generation

    Song Review: FOREVER 1 by Girls’ Generation

    The OGs. The Nation’s Girl Group. The one and only Girls’ Generation has made a comeback, celebrating 15 years together! With K-pop’s limited attention span and ever-changing landscape, it is hard for artists to remain relevant. Being an idol is like a ticking time bomb. The harsh truth is that many idols don’t even get […]

  • Song Review: Time Out by Stray Kids

    Song Review: Time Out by Stray Kids

    Stray Kids, music-wise, are among my favorite boy groups in the 4th generation of K-pop. I absolutely ADORE Side Effects and Miroh, which are both among my favorite K-pop songs of all time. Their last official comeback, Maniac, was something I quite enjoyed, but I haven’t come back to after a month or two, so […]

  • Song Review: Cookie by NewJeans

    Song Review: Cookie by NewJeans

    After successfully building hype from their 3 pre-releases, NewJeans officially debuted after releasing the MV for their 4th and final song in their debut mini-album, Cookie. Before I begin the review, I will acknowledge the ongoing controversy regarding the song’s lyrics. I wish that the company did not let the song’s lyricists write it in […]

  • Song Review: Ready for Love by BLACKPINK

    Song Review: Ready for Love by BLACKPINK

    I’ve been waiting for new music from BLACKPINK ever since The Album, which I genuinely enjoyed. While their songs are far too few and there are some misses here and there, if taken sonically as a whole, they still have among my favorite discographies in K-pop. No other group out there quite executes girl-crush as […]

  • Hidden Gem: Pop? Pop! by CSR

    Hidden Gem: Pop? Pop! by CSR

    In a K-pop landscape saturated with girl-crush songs, especially following the massive success of BLACKPINK, it has been a struggle to find songs that oppose the trend. This isn’t a dig at BLACKPINK, for I do genuinely enjoy their songs as well. It is just I’d rather have my ears listening to varied kinds of […]

  • Hidden Gem: be free by KB (OnlyOneOf)

    Hidden Gem: be free by KB (OnlyOneOf)

    OnlyOneOf has been one of those groups who have delivered great title tracks as a group quite consistently and reached their Magnus opus in their latest releases. The year’s Skinz and last year’s libidO have already cemented their place on my list of the best K-pop songs I’ve ever heard. I would highly recommend you […]