It’s that time of the week again – Kpopalypse roundup is here! Let’s take a look at some new releases!
Winner – Sentimental
This mid-tempo rocker isn’t anything amazing but it’s definitely the best of three songs by Winner released this week.
F-CUZ – Forever
This song barely made the cut for the show but I guess a few 80s rock tricks saved it from the “does not MRS” gutter.
Cross Gene – Noona You
Bubble X – Hit It
Add this to the “80’s themed comebacks by some group nobody gives a shit about that are better than the Wonder Girls’ feature” list.
SUS4 – Pick Me Up
A great chorus paired with a strangely weird, sparse everything-else. Note that one of the girls has a contender for Qri’s iconic nose mole.
Imfact – Lollipop
Brass riffs seems to be trending in k-pop lately but this one is meandering and silly, the rest of the song isn’t bad though.
Jung In – UUU
Ballads don’t have to be shit. This one’s actually decent thanks to some nice piano backings that don’t get too overdone with 57 layers of crud and a vocalist who actually sticks to the song’s fucking melody even in the climaxes.
Yezi – Cider
Disappointingly similar to Jimin’s “Puss“, this is by the same producer and it shows. The main difference between the two songs is the amount of ambience, with Yezi’s shine nearly buried under a ton of reverb and delay effects. Still, it’s a solid enough beat and not some yolo bullshit so let’s not get too picky.
Zico – I Am You, You Are Me
4Minute – Hate
4minute’s new Skrillex-produced song is not Skrillexy enough to appeal to the two Skrillex fans left to toil the empty fields of dubstep-lite in 2016 but doesn’t really have very many catchy k-popisms either. Still, it could have been a lot worse, isn’t that rigDING-DING-DING-DA-DING-DING-BOM-BOM-BO-BOBOBOOOOMMM-BOMMMBOOOM-BOBOBODING-DING-DA-DING-DING-BOM-BOM-BO-BOBOBOOOOMMMDING-DING-DA-DING-DINGBOM-BO-BOBOBOM-BO-BOBODING-DA-DING-DING-BOM-BOM-BO-BOBOBOOOOMMM-BOMMMBOOOM-BOBOBODINGht, BigBang? Oh and for those who asked, Jihyun wins the style wars in this song.
Ryeowook – The Little Prince
The usual crime against music that SM perpetrates when it comes to slow songs. I wasn’t going to play this.
T-ara – Sexy Love
I played this though. Did you know that this was a hit right at the height of the supposed T-ara hate at the end of 2012 and sold over 1.5 million digital copies? Kpopalypse blog probably wouldn’t even exist without “Sexy Love”, which is why images from it have always been featured heavily here. An iconic symbol of putting music quality ahead of trendy Internet bullshit.
That’s all for Kpopalypse roundup – Kpopalypse will round up new releases again next week!