I-LAND and the Formation of ENHYPEN

Suhasini Singh, Pune, Maharashtra I-LAND was a survival show where 23 trainees from HYBE Corporation were contesting to debut as a group of 7 members. It was held by BE:LIFT Lab which is a collaboration between BigHit and CJ E&M. The show was aired weekly from 26 June to 18 September 2020. There were worldwide…

K-pop Idols Breaking Stereotypes

Isha Singh, New Delhi K-pop or Korean popular music has gained great popularity over the years and has been playing a crucial part in the growing Hallyu wave. But when someone hears the word K-pop, some deep-rooted perceptions engulf their minds. With the increasing popularity of Korean artists, the stereotypes associated with them are moderately…

Hidden Meaning Behind BTS’ Ddaeng

Priyanka Sangolkar, Nagpur, Maharashtra “Ddaeng” is one of several tracks released as part of BTS’ 2018 Festa celebration exclusively on SoundCloud. The rap line of BTS; RM, SUGA and j-hope served the fans with a rampageous hip-hop track co-produced by SUGA addressing how far the group has come despite the animosity they faced. It’s a…

K-Song Review: Jannabi’s For Lovers Who Hesitate

Shweta, New Delhi ‘For Lovers Who Hesitate’ is one of the 12 songs from the album LEGEND by K-Indie rock band Jannabi. Jannabi is one of the rising bands of the time. Their songs remind their listeners of 60s-80s retro pop. Even to people who won’t understand it at first, the song is like a…

K-Song Review: If You Do by GOT7

Riya Rawat, Noida, Uttar Pradesh The song “If you do” by GOT7 produced under the JYP label was released on 28th September 2015. If you follow GOT7, this song will make you appreciate their wholesome journey from 2015 to 2022. The members have changed completely in terms of their styling including makeup, hair, costumes, and…

11 BTS songs that will make you feel loved!

Krishna Kishen, New Delhi BTS, a seven member group, as they are fondly known as are the biggest music act in the world right now with a huge fan base known as ‘ARMY.’ BTS debuted in 2013 and has been growing ever since. BTS has always been making meaningful songs about important issues along with…

GLOBAL IMPACT OF BTS’ DYNAMITE

Shalini Roy, Kolkata, West Bengal BTS, also known as “Bangtan Sonyeondan” or “Bulletproof Boy Scouts” is a global boy band from South Korea whose songs have been responsible for bringing about a massive Hallyu Wave all over the world. The group debuted on 13th June 2013 with their song “No more dream” and as the years…

K-Album Review: “A Bell of Blessing” by Kim Hyun-joong

Richa Singh, New Delhi They say that the best of music comes from the pain. Today when everyone is facing their own challenges, the album does come as a blessing to all. The album A Bell of Blessing produced, written and composed by Kim Hyun-joong released in October 2020 along with his first comeback concert…

K-ALBUM REVIEW: LILAC BY IU

Khushi Sharma, New Delhi “LOVE RESEMBLES MISTY DREAM” Lilac is derived from the beautiful flower which blooms in the season of spring. It is a refreshing colour as well. Lilac as a flower symbolizes purity, confidence, renewal and, innocence. It is title of a studio album by Lee Ji-eun or better known by her stage…

K-Song Review: KICK IT BY NCT 127

Chandra Joshi, New Delhi NCT 127 is the second subunit of the South Korean boy band group NCT formed by SM Entertainment. NCT stands for “Neo Cultural Technology” and is the first group in K-Pop history with unlimited members. At present, NCT has four units; NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, and WayV (WayV is…