It’s time for another Kpopalypse roundup – let’s check out this week’s new releases!
Lots of requests meant not many new songs got played this week and that was just fine!
Davichi – Beside Me
The best Davichi song in a while, probably because it clocks in at slightly over 2 BPM once it gets going.
I.O.I – Very Very Very
A song that is very very very much a soundalike of another k-pop song, I think you know which one. It’s an inferior version for sure, but if k-pop is copying this it’s a positive sign for the genre.
Se7en – Give It To Me
Give them what, a song without falsetto? We can hope. The beat is good here though, it nearly rescues this one.
Ladies Code – The Rain
Ladies Code’s latest ode to animal cruelty is better than the turgid “Galaxy” but nowhere near as good as their better early songs.
Girls Girls – Juicy Secret
The same boring sax riff stuff everybody does these days.
100% – Better Day
100% continue to be better than most boy groups, on average.
Crush – Fall
And the bonus material starts this week with this crappy piano ballad. It’s a good thing there were lots of requests for this week’s show, it means I didn’t have to subject anyone to this crap over the airwaves.
Henry & Soyou – Runnin’
No Soyou in the video means this is robbed of the only use it arguably had.
Davichi – Love Is
AAARKAAAARKKAAAARK it’s the call of the shitbird
Lim Jeong Hee – I.O.U
A lighter-waving slow power-ballad thing.
YunB ft. Ugly Duck – Runaway Pt.2
This song is trying to annoy me and make me fall asleep at the same time.
Highteen – Boom Boom Clap
Another group going the Red Velvet route with the washing-machine rhythms and crappy “world music” influences.
OhBliss – Bunny Bunny
Another soundalike, this time AOA’s “Like A Cat” gets the retread treatment complete with Jimin-style squeals for no particular reason other than that song was popular so I guess they’d hope the success would transfer over.
Block B – My Zone
Surprisingly conservative for Block B, it would have made the cut for the show but I couldn’t play it because as a Japanese k-pop song I have to do secret deals with about 3 different drug lords just to get the audio for it, sorry about that.
Man’s Avenue – Missing You
Move along, no men to see here.
Aisle – Happy Magic Candy
I’m – Try
Before I clicked on this I thought to myself “what a shame it would be if the best song of the year had a really awkward and confusing title like this”. I needn’t have worried.
Sugardonut – Piece Of A Lie
They keep refusing to be good.
Karacin Jr. – Rainbow Swamp
A “rainbow swamp” is probably what lives outside in the creek at the back of every k-pop HQ along Gangnam where they throw out all their raw materials after they use them in MVs.
The Black Underground – Coffee & Sandy
What is a group called “The Black Underground” doing not sounding like Burzum? Fuck off.
El Camino & Yerin – some boring shit honestly I cbf even looking this up
Does Yerin even have a function except to not be Park Jimin. Assuming it’s even that particular Yerin in this song but who cares if it isn’t, it fucking sucks regardless.
That’s it for another roundup – more next week!