K-Concert Review: Map of the Soul ON:E Live Concert

Madhavi Sutar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra: Big Hit Entertainment, the management agency of global superstars BTS, recently held a two-day online concert, Map of the Soul ON:E. Scheduled for October 10 and 11, they offered a new meaning to virtual concerts with the use of technology to connect fans with the artists on a real-time basis and up the scale of the production and performances.

[Interview]: Mr. Appu Krishnan: Creating Music Beyond Borders

Hallyuism is immensely thankful to Mr. Appu Krishnan for giving us an opportunity to interview him again. In the previous interview, he answered many of our questions related to his journey in the music industry and about his contributions to K-Pop as a music producer, composer, and songwriter. Read below to know the latest updates on his much-awaited song and thoughts on his experiences as a musician.

K-Pop India Contest 2020: Delhi Regional Round

Misha Bharti, Delhi: The time when the fans groove to the tunes of the hit K-Pop songs finally arrived in Delhi with the Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 being held on July 31. A much-awaited event, it saw fans from all over the country tuning into Instagram to watch the performances of the participants.

K-Pop India Contest 2020

Riya Chaudhary, Delhi: K-Pop or Korean Pop is a music genre that originated in South Korea. It consists of a variety of popular music styles that covers mostly dance-pop, pop ballad, electronic, rock, hip-hop, R&B, etc. In India, the spread of Korean Wave, also known as Hallyu Wave, began in the early 2000s in the North East region and now it is spreading rapidly all over the country. By the persistent efforts of Korean Cultural Centre India, K-pop has marked its popularity and success in India through K-POP INDIA CONTEST, which takes place every year since 2013.

K-OST Review: ‘Aloha’ by Jo Jung-suk

Riya Choudhary, Delhi: ‘Aloha’, sung by Jo Jung-suk for his recently completed drama Hospital Playlist, is written by Kim Tae-hoon and composed by Wi Jong-soo. The soulful composition was released on March 27, 2020, as a part of the OSTs of the drama, in which the actor stars as one of the protagonists.

Reasons to Stan Monsta X

Abani Sangwan, Delhi: Monsta X is a South Korean boy band under Starship Entertainment that has just made their awaited comeback in May 2020, with their extended play ‘Fantasia X.’ If you are new to them, I will help you out by introducing these wonderful artists which might help you to know them better. Each member of the group itself is the reason why you should stan Monsta X. Let’s get started.

K-Song Review: The Truth Untold (ft. Steve Aoki)

Rimsha Seher, Delhi: They say that there’s an untold story behind a person’s favourite song – a reason why they like the song so much that its name rolls out of their tongue every time they’re asked about their favourite song. Could it be that they can relate to the lyrics? Or is it because they are enthralled by the melody? The reason behind a song being someone’s favourite can only be answered by the person, just like how only I can describe why ‘The Truth Untold (ft.Steve Aoki)’ from BTS’s album, Love Yourself: Tear, is my favourite song.

10 K-Pop Songs to listen to after a Tiring Day

Mehak Sharma, Delhi: Once in a while, we find ourselves encountering days where we just want to be left alone with our thoughts. Though the reasons for such gloomy days may vary. It could either be stagnant and monotonous life, or the inability to determine whether we are on the right track in life or not. Everyone needs to be comforted during such times. And what could be better than music that stirs up emotions and offers endless comfort! So, here is a list of 10 K-pop songs straight from my playlist.

K-Album Review: BTS’ You Never Walk Alone

Rimjhim Thakur, Delhi: On February 13, 2017, the Global K-pop boy group, BTS released their second full-length studio album You Never Walk Alone which was an extension of their previous album Wings. It is considered as one of their greatest albums as it contains their most successful, chart-topping songs such as Blood, Sweat & Tears; Not Today; and Spring Day. These songs are still ranking high on the Melon charts in South Korea. Let us see and review each of their songs in detail.

K-Pop: An Inspiring Musical Journey

Diya Jain, Delhi: The world offers an endless amount of fresh and breathtaking art in the form of movies, films, songs, paintings, and much more. But we often find ourselves cocooned in our world, to an extent that the majority of cultures remain alien to the average individual. Even in the case of diverse musical cultures, as a fan of K-pop, I’m often asked the reason to choose and appreciate the music I listen to. After all, it is in Korean, they say. But the beautiful thing about music that most fail to notice is that one does not need to understand the language in order to enjoy it.