It’s time for another Kpopalyspe roundup! Let’s check out some new stuff!
Taeyeon – Rain
You know it’s going to be an atrocious snorefest before the beat even kicks in. This isn’t the sort of music that made Girls’ Generation a household name in Korea.
Grace – I’m Fine
Probably the closest k-pop is ever going to get to Lords Of Acid’s “Pussy“, unfortunately “I’m Fine” has weaker subject matter but oh well.
Dox-a ft Part Seon, ZNSY – Golden Ticket
So much rap released this week! The beat here reminds me of Cypress Hill at their peak, can’t be a bad thing.
G2 plus every man and his dog from Hi-Lite Records – My Team (Family)
At least some of the 382 rap songs released this week had decent beats.
Nucksal ft Koonta – Earn Ya Keep
This one sounds like a boring album filler track from Funkdoobiest, which means it’d be shit quality for about 1996 but in the top 2% of all commercial hip-hop from 2010 onward.
JangYouSeok – JjangYou
A bass drum and bunch of analog synths farting on a loop with a filter chucked over them and some guy yelling over it all is not a substitute for a proper song.
Yezi ft. Gilme, Kittib, Ahn Soo Min – Sse Sse Sse
Better than “Cider” plus you get 4 times the bitchface. Can’t complain.
BONUS SONGS (there’s a lot)
Verbal Jint & Baek Ji Young – Find A Cure
I wasn’t going to subject the listeners this week to Korean clone of “Love The Way You Lie” number 235982345.
Zia – Tears
As far as ballads go it’s not too bad I guess, but why encourage this trash? Grow some balls, Korea.
EIA – Spoon Me
Dull song but I find EIA really attractive, although the director obviously didn’t agree. “Stay on this angle, that’s your good side…. lighting guys, keep it dark and mysterious…” etc. Basically the way they treat anyone who weights more than 49 kilos. Scumbag MV directors! Someone get me this woman’s SNS accounts, quickly before she finds out that I saw this and makes them private.
Norazo – Sweet Dog
The usual junk. Nothing to see here, move along.
Mamamoo – Hometown
Fucking awful, some of the worst music possibly imaginable. What shitty songs this group have, “Piano Man” was clearly a one-off.
HuhGak, VROMANCE – Already Winter
Okay the song is the usual super-generic restaurant music crap HuhGak always does but the video here is some crazy shit that you should check out.
Winner – I’m Young
Sorry I just cbf with Winner’s other songs and I refuse to capitalise their full name. It’s a privilege, not a right.
Winner – Baby Baby
Cats without fur, falsetto vocals, ballads in 6/8 time with cheesy rap over them, three strikes you’re out!
That’s it for another Kpopalypse roundup – a new roundup next week!