It’s time once again for Kpopalypse roundup! Let’s take a look at this week’s new releases!
Loona – Butterfly
Monsta X – Alligator
Once you get past the extreme silliness of it, it’s not too bad I suppose.
Seven O’Clock – Get Away
Seven O’Clock still have good songs, and they still shoot all their videos in 480p.
Wanna.B – Leggo
Starts promisingly with some hot rhythm but there’s really no chorus here, which is a pity. At least they’re back, I think a lot of people had written them off.
Miso – On N On
When I was listening to this, I definitely felt like it was going on and on, so this is accurate song title of the week.
Leo – Feel Love
There’s something creepy about a dude calling his song “Feel Love”. What if I just want to be friends, do I get a choice? Stop oppressing me!
Hanhae – Aigoo
Isn’t “aigoo” a word you say when something is really shit?
Tiffany – Lips On Lips
Okay so she’s got a video for this now, with some fantastic dalmation cosplay that definitely MRS. I’m going to stop reviewing “lyric videos” for Tiffany because it seems she always churns out the proper MV a week or two later and that’s always more interesting to review, especially in Tiffany’s case. Just a heads up that I know she’s got a newer song out than this and I’m deliberately ignoring it to see if she makes a video for it.
Aseul – Joke
Yeah this is just kinda boring really, what a shame.
The Pink Lady – God Girl
Super annoying and generally awful, grating blues-based rubbish.
Yukika – Neon
I’m not overly into this funk/disco kind of thing, but this is better than most plus it deserves points just for those clothing choices. In the Japanese/Korean exchange rate 1 Yukiko is worth 1.76 Borams.
Z Girls – What You Waiting For
Speaking of currency exchange, you can stop mining your crypto-nerdcoins for Z Girls because this debut isn’t really worth spending them on.
Z Boys – No Limit
On the other hand the male unit does actually have a reasonable song which is just a little slower than it should be, but is probably still worth a few of your nerds. (“Nerds” = the official Kpopalypse unit for all cryptocurrency.)
Vanner – Better Do Better
Sorry guys – I know you are really trying hard to win the accurate song title of the week, but I can’t pay such an obvious attempt.
Hyomin – Allure
It’s not a terrible song but all we really wanted was a T-ara comeback, Hyomin you did promise us this a few months ago I don’t mean to be rude but can you stop fucking around with trying to sell yourself as a sex symbol and just get on with business now please.
G-Most – Fallin
There’s no official video for this song that I could find, and it’s a shame because it’s actually alright – like Loona’s song it has a mundane start but is eventually saved by over-the-top instrumentation.
Jihoon Shin – Wireless
A whole album preview of boring jazz. Of course it sucks but I thought that the two jazz fags who still read my writing might appreciate this, you probably deserve me throwing you a bone for sheer determination after being here and watching your favourite music style get abused week after week. Enjoy!
FEB – Real Love
Biya – Milano
The travelogue footage is appropriate because listening to this gives roughly that same feeling you get when you arrive in some new city and you’re tired and need to take a shit and there’s no toilets around and you realise that you could have just stayed home and read travel books.
Lalasweet – Not Too Late
When the header image they choose is a coffee cup, do you really even need to listen to it?
Kim Soo Chan – You & Me
Absolutely rocking trot goodness. I pity people who don’t like this.
Yoyomi – Please Don’t Stop
This is cool too for a slower song and Yoyomi always looks great but the snare drum sounds like it was squeezed out of Phil Collins’ ass.
SF9 – Enough
BONUS RANDOM VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Grace – The Dark Side of Kpop (Prostitution, Night Scene, Drugs, Scandals)
Anyone who liked my post about the industry this week should probably watch all of this video. Actually even if you didn’t like that post, you should still watch this video. Now watch this video. Really.
That’s all for this week! Kpopalypse roundup will return next week with more new stuff!
18 thoughts on “Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 25/2/2019”
Kpopalypse, have you heard the rest of Loona’s [x x] EP? As much as I love “Butterfly”, I personally think “Satellite” should have been the feature track.
The answer to “have you heard [random album track that only just came out very recently]” is always no.
you missed a new (g)i-dle song called blow your mind but they’re having their actual comeback tomorrow so it’s forgivable
monsta-x’s newer releases are garbage imo…they used to be so good, what happened?
somehow i want yukika to be made it…she looks sweet
about that grace girl, well she has crossed that ‘attention whore’ line for me…i mean, we get it, you hate kpop, sorry that you didn’t make it, boohoo, y know
Doesn’t mean she’s not telling the truth though.
sure, i like me some dark side of thingy just like the next guy but i don’t know, maybe it’s just personal when it’s coming ou from her. I’ve watched some of her videos and i’m like geez nothing but salt came out of this girl. But well maybe that’s just me assuming about her being an industry reject
Forgive me if this sounds weird but aren’t /all/ idols “attention whores”??? Is there any celebrity out there that doesn’t make their money off of attention?
Yeah I always find “attention whore” an odd insult when directed at anyone in the entertainment business. Whoring for attention is exactly what you’re supposed to be doing, and in fact it’s the only way to get anywhere.
She made her intentions for the video clear: to educate her viewers and especially aspiring idols/entertainers. She fulfilled that part of the bargain and shared some very important details. I don’t think that’s attention whoring
…and even if it was, I’d be cool with it.
Well of course
the best thing to come out of kpop this week is certainly the fact that Wanna.B are alive and still making music. It’s not the best song ever but a decent workout track
wow Z Girls clearly didn’t see Shannon Williams getting roasted by JYP on that singing show huh
The only thing I need to know about SF9 is whomthat cute guy with the dark hair and bumpy nose is.
If you timestamp it, I can probably work it out by reading that crazy stan comment.
Tag yourselves I’m the guy in 7OC wearing the sweater that says “Sports.” But while Get Away is a nice song, it’s no Searchlight and can I just say that is some of the most disappointing choreography this side of Winner.
so putting the z-boys song on 1.5x speed actually makes it a decent speed! and rip z-girls you have a crappy debut song
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