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.


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.


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.



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: