Welcome to the first Kpopalypse roundup of 2020! Let’s check out some new releases!
Momoland – Thumbs Up
For those of you wondering if Momoland’s last-minute 2019 entry just missed out on list inclusion but will be featured in 2020 somewhere, the answer is “thumbs down”.
Nell – All This Fxxking Time
They might be rocking a little more than usual here, but the real proof that Nell aren’t a real rock band is that they can’t pass the Super 55 test. Nobody’s fooled by those glowing amplifiers.
Uza&Shane – Kisscuse Me
The good thing about having a retro concept is that you can use old cheap camera equipment and it doesn’t look stupid.
Exid – Bad Girl For You
I thought they split up, but I guess what they really did was just dumped the markets that don’t matter.
TST – Count Down
This is about as weird as I’ve heard crappy Korean R&B pop get lately. I support them trying to mix it up a little, but why not save experimentation like this for a genre that is actually worth bothering with in the first place.
Dongkiz – All I Need Is You
Instead of copying boring 80s theme songs, they’re just gone back to being generically awful.
Simba Zawadi ft. DJ Kendrickx – Anti-Hype
A good try, pity it saves the best rhythm for the last five seconds.
Giriboy ft. Yunhway – What’s Wrong
I think we all know what’s wrong.
Stray Kids – Gone Days
After a quality 2019 Stray Kids are back to doing stupid trap-pop and promoting furries.
Iris – Love Game
Kind of a little like Eyedi’s “& New” if you replaced all the really good instrumentation that song had with the same generic crap everybody always does.
msftz – 2080
Looks like in 2080 we’ll have cracked the secret to space stations and interstellar travel but effective lip balm will remain elusive technology.
Sorn ft. Edward Avila – Cater 2 U
While I’ve always maintained healthy cynicism about CLC’s “pro-woman” facade, Sorn singing “I’ll keep my figure right” on a song called “Cater 2 U” featuring noted fat-shamer Edward Aliva is a low point for k-pop that even I didn’t think was possible.
MCND – Top Gang
N.Flying – It’s Okay
Typical soft rock nonsense but the video where the N.flying boys travel through dimensions to help a random girl with her homework or something is kinda cool fanfiction material. That’s one way to get a fanbase.
Crush ft. Zion.T – Nighty Night
That dog is falling asleep and so am I.
M.O.N.T – Tired
Why are you shooting a video in Germany, isn’t Korea good enough for you? The standards for nationalism are low.
Yoyomi – If You Love Me
Yoyomi’s trot sounds different to most trot and her leery straight-to-camera performance videos are the cheapest and perviest in k-pop.
Vinci – Can’t Erace
Dude that guy pouring corn syrup on your face was a hint that we didn’t want to hear you sing.
MC Sniper – Your Voice
It’s depressing when anyone does crap like this, but even more so when it’s a veteran who should know better.
Baek Z Young – No Love, No Heartbreak
I deleted a ton of the submissions that I got for roundup this week, easily over 75%, because fuck it I just don’t have the time to wade through crap, plus I’m keen to draw a line under 2019. In retrospect I have no idea why I left this one in.
Layone ft. Ash-B – Love Paradox
Remember that girl Ash-B from years back? No I didn’t think so. Anyway she sucks now.
Loopy – No Fear
The worst thing about Autotune isn’t all the singers faking it, but all the rappers trying to be singers.
Nafla – Merlot
She shot him but somehow he keeps rapping. Our worst nightmare.
Laysha – Freedom
Basically just an ad for underwear. I calmly accept.
BONUS RANDOM VIDEO OF THE WEEK
AOA Jimin Q&A for Allure
The only original member of AOA answers some questions. “My dream was to become a rocker” – YES WE KNOW. YOU CAN STILL LIVE THAT DREAM. DO IT. DO IT LIKE ROCKIT GIRL.
That’s all for this week’s roundup, more next week!
8 thoughts on “Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 6/1/2020”
As soon as I saw “ft. Edward Avila”, I chose not to click on it. As a Cheshire and Sornshine (the latter being a subscriber to PRODUSORN), I really wish that Sorn would find better friends. Outside of CLC, it seems like her only friends in Korea are fat-shamers or guys who think it’s cool/funny to walk around wearing black caricature masks.
Laysha is like not even trying to hide they’re just whoring out the girls….
If they’re making some korean pesos…
Why would Sorn pick the worst Destiny’s Child song ever to cover? and involve Edward Avila of all people? I am baffled by her choices.
OMG KPOPPERLYPSE R U IN AUSTRALIA RIGHT NOW?! KPOPALYAPSE?! i HEARD THERES A FIRES IN AUSTRAILA RIGHT. NOW?! KPOPALAYPSE?! ARE U OK??????? ARE U OK RIGHT NOW???????? KPOPPAERLYPSE??!!
No I’m actually burned to death. All posts from here on out are from Chuu+.
i’m disappointed that as a public figure you have yet to use your platform to SPREAD AWARENESS of the fires in australia that nobody knows about and to solicit donations to save the KOALAS from becoming kebab-as
Trot is the future! Stan Yoyomi!
Also, the Laysha video is *literally* an underwear commercial (I didn’t know that Guess had an underwear line).
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