So in October, I didn’t watch anything new, like at all. I haven’t had the time. I’ve been looking for an apartment plus a new car PLUS I’ve been doing driving lessons. Add all of that to college work and two jobs. I haven’t watched or continued any k-dramas. I have started to watch Hello Counselor again though. But I did listen to a good bit of kpop! (it has been my only escape for October)
Now onward with the blog!
Nu’est W- Where You At
I’m mad at myself for not listening to this as soon as it came out! This is a straight bop! I didn’t listen to it until November. It’s a really great song with a super catchy chorus. It got stuck in my head immediately and the beat just wormed its way into my brain and took up permanent residence. I wish all the best for Nu’est and all of their members and Nu’est W!
SF9- O Sole Mio
Now…before this song, I wasn’t really into SF9. The only song I had heard from them was their debut song and I wasn’t really too much into that either, but O Sole Mio really caught me. I loved the Latin beats and the use of something other than English in their song. the music video had a certain charm to it too. I loved the cinematography and the colours plus the choreography was absolutely lovely!
Up10tion- Going Crazy
Classic Up10tion. There isn’t a song from them that I do not like. But honestly, I never thought that any song could knock Attention out from being my favourite Up10tion song, but then Going Crazy came along and did the impossible! It’s a really great song. It may not have been as amazing or out there as other songs that were released this month, but it quickly rose to the top of my charts and I would listen to it every single day.
Now, before I get into the nitty gritty of how much I love this song, I just wanna say that I’ve never actually seen the music video so I don’t have anything to say about that. I’ve only ever watched the dance practice, and I think that that’s where I truly fell in love with this song. The choreo is so smooth and sensual and then coupled with the song itself, the entire thing is a masterpiece that I think only Taemin is capable of doing. Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you how much I love and talk about this song (they’re probably fed up of hearing me talk about it and saying how much it reminds me of something Michael Jackson would release…hehe). But believe you me, it really is a smooth and relaxing song and it’ll put you in a calm mood whenever you listen to it!
(Also Taemin’s back with that classic Striped shirt from the Lucifer dance practice)
Odd Eye Circle- Loonatic (Eng. Ver.)
So far, with LOONA, I’ve really been loving the songs they realeased; especially Kim Lip’s Eclipse, and Jinsoul’s Singing in the Rain. So I was excited to hear from their new sub-unit…but being very honest, while I do like them, Girl Front and Sweet Crazy Love aren’t really my cup of tea. But then I heard the English version of Loonatic, and my mind was instantly changed. I felt so bad for doubting that these three girls would make a good sub-unit. The song is so addictive and catchy! I find myself singing it over and over again. This is another song that has found its permanent home in my music library.
Stray Kids- Hellevator
Stray Kids instantly won my heart! I really do look forward to what’s next for these boys (I don’t want to watch the tv show. Those kind of shows have broken my heart one too many times in the past and so now, I’d rather wait until it’s over to see the final line up). Hellevator was an insta-hit for me. The song, the dance, the choreo, EVERYTHING, was just perfect! And, as per usual with JYP music videos, the lyrics were there in English and if you read them, they’re really deep and empowering. If you listen to the song and/or read the lyrics, you’d get what I mean.
Kris Wu- Deserve ft. Travis Scott
Now, I know this isn’t a kpop song and I know that Kris isn’t Korean either, but I’m including it here because he used to be in EXO and I love this song A LOT. I love trap music and so it was a given that I’d love this song too…BUT THEN HE HAD TRAVIS SCOTT FEATURING ON THE SONG AND I WAS JUST SHOOK! I would listen to ANYTHING that Travis Scott is in. The two of them together was just…wow. I highly recommend that you give this song a listen!