Jam-packed with solos from KIM JAEHWAN, GONG MINZY, EXO’s BAEKHYUN, KIM WOOSEOK, ROY KIM and MAMAMOO’s MOONBYUL, this week’s K-Pop releases are surely going to satisfy your ears! Check them out below!
May 23 – [Vol.56] Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook: The 33rd Voice ‘Yusuke X Kim Jae-hwan’ – “Break Away” (Original by Big Mama)
Kim Jae-hwan is a Korean singer who belongs to Swing Entertainment. In 2017, he participated as a trainee in “Produce 101 Season 2,” which aired on Mnet, and made his debut as the main vocalist of the 11-member boy band Wanna One, ranking fourth in the final. Now, he is back with his participation on Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook as the 33rd Voice together with Yusuke on “Break Away” an original by Big Mama.
May 24 – Gong Minzy 2ND SINGLE “LOVELY”
After three years, Gong Minzy released her new digital single “LOVELY”! The digital single is an upbeat acoustic pop genre that allows you to feel the vocals and emotions of Gong Minzy, which are different from before. She wanted to communicate with fans for the first time in a long time, and she participated in writing the lyrics not only by herself but also by sending messages to fans.
May 25 – 백현 (BAEKHYUN) The 2nd Mini Album – Delight
EXO Baekhyun, released his second mini album ‘Delight’! A well-made R&B album containing Baekhyun’s trendy music sensibility with a total of seven songs including the title track ‘Candy’! The title track “Candy” is a futuristic R&B song with an impressive wave of trendy melodies. The lyrics, which are witty by comparing Baekhyun’s colorful charm to various flavors of candy, adding fun to the song.
Kim Woo-seok (김우석) 1ST DESIRE [GREED]
Kim Woo-seok will take his first step as a solo artist through his first solo album [1ST DESIRE [GREED]]. His first solo album consists of a total of seven tracks including the title track “Red Moon,” as well as “Do U Like” and “Beautiful,” clearly showing Kim Woo-seok’s musical color and enhancing the perfection of the album.
May 26 – MONSTA X (몬스타엑스) – FANTASIA X
MONSTA X is back with their new mini album “FANTASIA X”! The title track “FANTASIA” is a song that stands out with the energetic and powerful signature of MONSTA X, conveying the spirit and energy of breaking everything in the way. The ethnic melody and dynamic synth sound combine with a tight rhythm to create an intense atmosphere.
May 27 – ROY KIM (로이킴) – 살아가는 거야 (Linger On)
By the time the effort to move forward as much as the weight of life is overpowering, for us, who, if no one appreciates it, will surely be bright at the end and one more span of growth. Make way! Super Star K Season 4 winner, singer-song writer, Roy Kim, just released his newest single 살아가는 거야 (Linger On)!
May 28 – TIKI TAKA with MOMOLAND
Last year, MOMOLAND, which easily surpassed 100 million views in the music video with its global hit song “Banana Chacha,” will present its new song “Tikitaka.” The follow-up to Banana Chacha, Tikitaka, is a dance genre reminiscent of the 80s disco style, with a pleasant retro sensibility. Tikitaka, which approaches happy memories to adults and fresh pleasures to children, is impressive because it is easy to remember and sing along with songs such as “Tikitaka” and “Mamapapa” that are harmonized with light hook melodies.
May 29 –MAMAMOO’s Moon-byul(문별) – 門OON : REPACKAGE
The repackaged album of “Dark Side of the Moon” has been released to commemorate Moon-byul’s 1st Ontact Live [門OON], the first online concert of MAMAMOO members specially prepared by Moonbyul to make eye contact with fans and to comfort the sadness of not being able to enjoy the concert.
The title song, “Absence,” is an impressive song with honest lyrics that resent the time of mind that flows differently. On top of the melody of the emotional piano and acoustic guitar, the synth sound captures the feelings of danger. In particular, the performance video teaser, which was first released, drew enthusiastic responses from fans by expressing complex inner emotional performances with delicate choreography.
See you again next week for another list of the hottest K-Pop releases!