Kpopalypse roundup is back! Time for another look at some new songs!
B.A.P – Kingdom
Business-wise B.A.P lost (by crawling back to their label) where Block B won (by striking out on their own), therefore B.A.P’s hard “take no shit” rock/rap image will always look a little more fraudulent now. The song isn’t as good as their early rockers but it’s still better than the soft garbage that they’ll probably do next comeback.
Jimin ft. Xiumin – Call You Bae
Jimin’s squeakiness needs to rest on top of HARD BEATS, not this insipid love duo nonsense. This is like listening to Eazy-E do a ballad duet with Whitney Houston.
Lim Jeong Hee – Crazy
Very predictable-sounding power ballad, only because you’ve heard western artists do this song with minor variations thousands of times.
Baek Ji Young & Cheetah – Can You Feel Me
The kind of beat that would have sounded weak as piss in rap’s mid-90s glory days, but it’s 2016 so this soft rubbishy fairy-floss crap actually sounds acceptable compared to what’s out now.
Shannon Williams ft. Sohee Jjang – Lachrymal Gland
It’s not MBK’s fault that Shannon isn’t a megastar, they’ve been making all the right moves with her – Korean music fans just suck, that’s all. Watch her cry at the end and think to herself “I wish I was a singer in a country with actual music fans”.
Solji & Hani (EXID) – Only One
This is actually EXID subunit Dasoni, but they’re not calling it that this time around because Hani’s name has brand power now whereas everyone forgot that Dasoni even existed.
KNK – Knock
That running air-punch one-two thing in the chorus is destined to become as iconic as the crab-walk in A-Force’s “Wonder Woman“.
Eric Nam & Wendy – Spring Love
This week really was “k-pop songs that sound exactly like ultra-generic western songs” week.
Jo Jung Min – Superman
Fortunately this came out recently, which sounds like absolutely nothing on earth.
G.na ft. Ilhoon (BTOB) – Oops!
G.na’s songs and videos are infinitely more interesting now that I know what she’s been doing in her spare time to make ends meet. Maybe it’s time for another positive post.
That’s it for this week! More songs rounded up next week, and more other posts coming your way soon!