It’s time for another Kpopalypse roundup – let’s check out some new releases!
AOA – Good Luck
This is tolerable despite the grating Beyonceishness of the backings but it could have been way better – imagine if they’d used the surf-guitar style backing track in the video intro for the actual song.
BTS – Save Me
Another potentially great song hobbled by poor backing track choices. The weird slow yolo feel and that other double-time dance thing just don’t mix.
Tiffany – I Just Wanna Dance
Dancing to some oddball 80s electro beat thing is Tiffany’s best friend, is dancing to some oddball 80s electro beat thing your best friend?
San E ft. Gary – Like An Aeroplane
San E doesn’t sound any good when he’s not pissed off. I hope he signs up with JYP again so he has something to be mad about. This live version is at least slightly more acceptable that the shitty version I played on-air.
Hello Venus – Glow
True garbage of the lowest kind, even the girls themselves look bored out of their brains in every single shot. Who can blame them.
Monsta X ft. Wheein (Mamamoo) – Ex Girl
Agencies usually don’t make music videos for this dull-as-dishwater crap and there’s a reason for that.
SPECIAL NUGU SEGMENT
VAV – Brotherhood
Sounds pretty different to everything else out there at the moment, but I suspect that this might be at least partially accidental. Oh well, full marks for effort.
Icia – Time Bomb
A great chorus helps lift this one above the nugu pack. I’m time bomb! Ticka ticka boom!
I.C.E – We Are Not Compatible
Another nugu gold star song, 10/10 for the daytime soap-opera style soft focus and the token Amber.
Sol-T – Curveball
Absolutely tonally weird, changes keys in the most awkward way, I don’t even know what I think of this. Seriously this song could get on my best OR worst list for the year at this point.
Various – Only Want U
That’s right – “Various” is actually the group title. How the fuck is anyone supposed to successfully search for this? This is as crazy as G.I’s debut song being called “Beatles“.
G.Soul – Where Do We Go From Here
Your token R&B trash of the week. Oh wait, that was Hello Venus. Oh well whatever, have another one.
Baekhyun & K.will – The Day
Oh and here’s a crappy ballad with K.will in it, because there aren’t enough of those in k-pop.
G.Soul – Far Far Away
Let’s wander around on the beach like a drunk cunt and sing half-assed reggae, sounds like a great idea you fucking douchebag.
BgA – Dong Saya Dae
Sorry but this is far too close to the truth to actually be even slightly funny.
That’s it for another Kpopalypse roundup! More next week!
9 thoughts on “Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 16/5/2016”
Can’t stand AOA song and have been indifferent to what BTS has released lately
ICIA used to be SIDA, who debuted in 2015.
And there’s another nugu debuted last week called MOXIE with their single Ketch Up. I thought you’d play it today.
Lmao SIDA means something else in french XD
Maybe that’s why they changed it, their yt comment section was all about that lol
I speak french fluently, but I don’t know what you mean. Are you sure it means something? maybe it’s new slang or something
Sida=Aids in french
unless you mean AIDS
The backing in the beginning of Good Luck is the instrumental for another song in the album, Cherry Pop.
Don’t get your hopes up, it’s a boring use of a good instrumental.
I personally liked “Save Me” more to “Fire”
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