It’s time for Kpopalypse roundup! Let’s take a look at some new releases!
Apink – Dumhdurum
Oh fuck it’s great, and I’m writing this review before the chorus even starts. How did Apink get so good. Also this is their first (good, proper) song in over a year, but their fanbase somehow didn’t seem to be annoying every ten seconds on social media about the “delay”. Amazing.
Cignature – Assa
On the other hand this fucking sucks. Everyone whined because I left it off last week’s songs but not sure why people cared, it’s just generic bullshit with dumb drops for no reason and that stupid nursery-rhyme style chanting melody that all the new girl groups have now. Music for idiots.
April – Love Me
That maknae is looking a bit chunky, hopefully she’s not getting the shit bullied out of her by DSP staff, because we all know how little agencies give a fuck about their idols’ physical and mental health at this point.
Uza – Personality Type 2
UZA seems intent on releasing video content for only the weakest songs on her great new album. Come on, do something for “S.O.S” so I can put you in a list again.
DeVita – Evita!
1980s sounds mean nothing without a 1980s song.
DeVita – All About You
I was wondering why DeVita sucks so much and then someone pointed out she’s on AOMG, makes sense now I guess.
Dalsooobin – Dive
Everyone on my timeline loved this song but to me it just sounds like an even more shit version of a Katy Perry ballad or something.
Winner – Remember
“A song for the fans” is just another way of saying “only a brainwashed fandom zombie would put up with this crap”. Nice guitar though.
MCND – Spring
How fucking sad is it that the dude poses with drumsticks behind a drum kit but we have to listen to this stupid trap beat instead of hearing him actually play anything.
UNVS ft. room102 – Solar Eclipse
I guess 144p really is the new black.
Boy Story – Energy
Here’s a boy story: some k-pop boys had a group. It sucked. The end.
Keembo – Thank You, Anyway
The good news: the two girls from Spica who weren’t in the group for looks have a new group called Keembo. The bad news: their song is fucking boring showoffy bullshit and whoever wrote the better songs for Spica is clearly AWOL from this project.
Hajin – Daydream
It’s 2020 and disco still sucks.
Aster, Sixthema ft. Asid – Boom Bang
I love it how these brainless DJ things are like 70% buildup to 30% beat when you do the math.
Superbee – Mud Boy
In 2016, Superbee said “I want to become a rapper that creates good songs for many to listen to.” Keep trying, you’re not there yet buddy.
#Gun – Wednesday
I’m not sure what to think about the fact that music like this is still being made.
Dialogue, DJ Tiz – Yeah
Korean rap is weird, there’s no consistency at all. Occasionally out of the blue a rapper will do something that sounds like this, and then next week they’re right back to sucking.
Rudals – Money
All the lame hip-hop I think scared Betsy away from being involved in roundup ever again. Here’s hoping that next time she decides to dip her toe in, there’ll be less shit like this.
Hyu.B – Loser
Can you be more boring.
Del.Mo – Void
How does stuff like this actually get distributed by k-pop video channels.
Baeksik ft. J.cob – Work
More of that boring R&B shit.
DeBron ft. Queen Wa$abii – My Shawty Is Woodcutter
Okay so yeah she’s pretty stacked but there are also furries in this so I think that cancels out any benefits.
Flavordash – Melted And Tricked
Warning sign: excessive fringes in the desert.
Wonstein ft. Verbal Jint – Goat
Sometimes being colour blind is a blessing, I can’t see shit here and I’m totally grateful.
E_so – Where Am I
This song would be good if it wasn’t so super bland.
Kassy – When Love Comes By
This is totally just a real estate ad pretending to be a music video so it gets more circulation.
Stella Jang – Villain
This fairly average swing jazz knockoff is still by far the best thing Stella Jang has ever done.
Stella Jang – Reality Blue
I mean usually she sounds like this.
Stella Jang – Storing Nights
Or even worse, this. Nobody wants to hear this.
MC Mong, Kim Jaehwan ft. Penomeco – Cold
Rappers being “sensitive” is cancer. Just rap about being a fuccboi, it’s what you know.
Yoon Tae Kyoung – Kissing You
Song is shit but I thought that since I have a lot of lesbian readers they might at least enjoy the barely-under-the-radar homosexuality here a little.
GyeongseoYeji ft. Gunho – Actually.. I Miss You
Fuck, this lot look devastated. Cheer up, it’s just a bit of social distancing, it’s not the Syrian war for fuck’s sake.
Nautilus – Sad Fantasy
Beat-em-up computer game footage in a shit ballad. It’s official, I’ve seen it all.
BONUS RANDOM VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Loona judging Edward Aliva for 5 minutes
I don’t want to give Edward any traffic so you’re spared the full twenty minute video (which must have been excruciating for everybody involved), so here’s just an edited highlight reel of the fantastically awkward time three Loona girls tolerated being in the same room with noted superficial fat-shamer Edward long enough to do some of his makeup, as if he didn’t already have plenty on when the interview started. The extra footage that’s cut in is honestly a bit unnecessary and annoying but the captions are razor sharp. Hyunjin has to sit closest to him and has a death stare almost throughout, and the amount of times Yeojin (who is too young to have really learned tact yet) just stares at him like “wtf are you even on” is telling. Clearly these girls were naughty in the practice room one too many times and this is their punishment.
That’s all for this week’s roundup – Kpopalypse returns with more roundup next week!
7 thoughts on “Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 13/4/2020”
Dumdhurum really is that song huh… first thing I said to myself when I heard it was ‘kpopalypse is gonna love this’. Cignature on the other hand… I didn’t mind the pre-chorus but the chorus was the generic noise again which isn’t my cup of tea. Also may I say Chorong’s part is one of the most satisfying verses I’ve ever heard in a song full stop
Dumdhurum is a really nice song, mostly because of that sample repeating through the whole song. I’m glad you finally covered Assa! Don’t worry, you don’t need to say you left it off – everyone forgets about stuff sometimes, especially when they’re older! Good job oppar
I feel bad for not liking Dumdhurum. Everyone is talking about the vocals but it just annoyed me, the chorus in particular (even though I feared it would be yet another empty section but they delivered it). Opinions!
I don’t give a fuck about the vocals in the song actually, it’s the beat and the riff that makes it work.
It’s getting to be less and less of a hot take to say that Apink are becoming the no. 1 girl group of all time. Their songs have steadily increased in quality over their career, they’ve had almost no lineup changes, and they’ve been active with no hiatuses for 9 years running (Come sunday).
Plus, as was pointed out – the fandom hasn’t made anyone hate them by acting like dumbasses. And the members have never done anything to earn so much a frown from anyone. Not that I care in the least about scandals, but they’ve had none. Stance on Apink stocks = Buy.
I was not looking forward to the disappointment of another APink comeback, but gosh the bass line has some groove*, especially the bass slides during the verses are quite favourable.
*probably not technically correct
I really like Assa, it genuinely sounds way different than most K-pop songs nowadays. Sure it has a drop but it sounds way different. But I know nothing about music so I don’t know.
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