KPop Minute: EXID Loves You, EXO Doesn’t Want You To Mess Up Their Tempo, & Monsta X Release English Version of Shoot Out

Welcome back to another KPop Minute! Hope you enjoyed your holiday, did you stuff your tummy like I did with delicious food?  Good! If you didn’t have a great holiday, I’ve got some new music for you to cheer you up.

 EXID I LOVE YOU.

The group made their comeback last week and this is the first time in two years that the group makes a comeback as a complete unit! Leader and main vocal  Solji could not participate in group activities due to illness but she’s back healthy and better than ever!  And so’s the group.

The new single was written by the group’s main rapper  LE with producer Shinsadong Tiger. “I LOVE YOU” is an addicting dance track which features the is repeated phrase “I love you like lalala.”  The music video showcases each member of the group waking up with a hangover from a night of partying and heartbreak.  It’s a colorful MV highlighting Solji and Heylin’s power vocals,  LE’s sharp witted raps (“Like the beer chill you drink on holiday after work
Like game and 3 bottles of Dom 88 champagne…”) and Hani and Jeonghwa’s soft unique voices. Also the dance choreography’s stylish and sexy.

EXO

If you were sick and tired of hearing Ko Ko Bop and The Eve, EXO made their return with a the  earlier this month with “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo.” This track is a bop.  It’s a mix of old school sounds with new school beats. The song’s breakdown is my fave part of the track.

Monsta X

Monsta X who had their comeback last month recently released the English version of their hit “Shoot Out”.  It still captures the sound and feeling of the original version. The seven member group returns to the US this month as the first Korean act to ever headline of the Jingle Ball Concert Series.

 

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KPop Minute: Monsta X’s ‘Shoot Out’ and BoA’s ‘Woman’

*KPop Minute is a new column on my site in which I feature a post on something related to KPop. I’m new to the KPop scene (got interested back in May 2017) and so I’m sharing my journey with my followers. Enjoy!*

It’s been a long since since I’ve posted a KPop Minute, but I’m back with new beats for you to step to!

First up is one of my favorite groups Monsta X.

Last week they released their second album “Are You There?” with this banging track ‘Shoot Out.’ They go hard in the music video below:

And next month they’ll be touring as one of the acts to perform on the 2018 iheartRadio Jingle Ball national tour, making them the first KPop act to do so.  They’ll appear in the following cities:

  • 102.7 KIIS-hosted event in Los Angeles on Nov. 30.
  • San Francisco at WILD 94.9’s event on Dec. 1st.
  •  101.3 KDWB’s Jingle Ball in Minneapolis on Dec. 3rd
  • Boston event hosted by KISS 108 on Dec. 4th.
  • Philadelphia with Q102’s Jingle Ball on Dec. 5th.

Up next is the legendary queen of KPop BoA who is back with her 9th full album Woman‘! Here’s the MV for the self-titled track off the album:

You can listen to the highlight melody of her full album below:

 

KPop Minute: EXID’s Lady and New Albums from Monsta X & BTS

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There are always so many comebacks going on in KPop that it’s hard for a newbie like me to list them all so I’m focusing on the groups that I’ve been introduced to at the moment.

Let’s start with the group EXID and their new single ‘Lady’ or by its Korean title ‘Tomorrow’.  The five girl group currently operating as a quartet (due to Solji’s hyperthyroidism issues) debuted in 2014 with “Up & Down.”  I was introduced to the group through their banger ‘DDD.’ Check out their latest track ‘Lady’ below:

Released yesterday, Billboard.com describes the song as “recalling the ‘90s” in their voices and rap and their fashion, dance moves, and MV setting.

Up next I’ve got two new albums from two internationally known groups: Monsta X and BTS.

First up is Monsta X with their new album The Connect. Dropped last week, the title track off the album is ‘Jealousy’ watch the MV below:

Finally International kpop sensation sunshine rainbow traditional transfer USB hub shrimp BTS dropped their third Japanese album Face Yourself today. The album has Japanese versions of older songs from previous releases:  “Blood, Sweat & Tears,” “DNA” and “Mic Drop,” in addition to four new songs:  “Intro: Ringwanderung,” “Don’t Leave Me,” “Let Go” and “Outro: Crack.”  It’s now available on SpotifyiTunes and Apple Music, and Google Play.

This has been your KPop Minute for Tuesday, April 3rd 2018. Until next time!

 

KPop Minute: Salanghae Vol. 1 Playlist (VDay 2018 KPop Edition)

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Happy Valentines Day! Here’s a list of 16 KPop songs for you to enjoy! There are two songs each from KPop groups & artists that I’ve gotten into so far. GOT7 isn’t on here because their music isn’t on Spotify for some reason. 😦 Whether you’re in relationship or you’re single like me I hope you enjoy the music!

 

 

KPop Minute: B.A.P. HANDS UP MV

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The kings are back! Today marks the start of the KPop group B.A.P. (Best Absolute Perfect) comeback! They released their new single from their 8th single album EGO titled Hands Up! Check it out below:

The groups know for their messages about social issues and the lyrics of this new song don’t disappoint.  Watch this color coded lyric video to see the english translation of their song:

You can also stream their full album EGO below or listen to it on Spotify:

You can also purchase the album:

Melon: http://www.melon.com/album/detail.htm?albumId=10119702

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