Shweta, New Delhi How rare it’s in K-pop that we see a very varied concept? The answer is very rare! With such an extraordinary concept, SULLI dropped ‘Goblin’ on June 29, 2019, a Saturday, which is a very uncommon day for a song to be released. ‘Goblin’ features three songs – ‘Goblin’ the title track,…
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Korean Entertainment Company Cafeterias and Cafés
Abhilasha Rawat, Pune, Maharashtra Ever wondered what idols and trainees eat while signed by an entertainment company? Do they eat instant food, Korean food or continental food? In recent years many entertainment companies have opened their cafeteria and café! While many are exclusive to artists, trainees and staff, some are open to the public to…
SUPER JUNIOR: THE LAST MAN STANDING Documentary Review
Ashley Kumar, New Delhi Injuries. Accidents. Contract. Leaving Members. Hiatus. Do these terms sound familiar? Yep, anyone who loves K-pop would definitely know what they mean. And if we were to talk about these terms specifically, one group, in particular, comes to mind that endured it all. They are none other than the Hallyu Kings,…
K-Song Review: Hot Sauce by NCT Dream
Ayushi Saxena, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Hot sauce 깊이 dip that eh 날 따라 넌 twist that eh Hot sauce 타오를 때 ooh 입맛대로 골라 ma dish Ever since the song is released, I can not get these lyrics out of my head. Whenever I hear it, I sense a rush of energy inside of me….
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…
K-Interview: Rusur; The First Black Male K-Pop Artist
Isha Singh, New Delhi Zeboria, aka Rusur (stage name) and Johnny Gr4ves (songwriter name), is an award-winning songwriter/performer making history as the first “Black male K-pop artist!” Recently, he gained even more love and acceptance from the audience, including Lee Soo Man – SM Entertainment founder, when Rusur started posting “English” covers of K-Pop songs….
The Fourth Generation of K-Pop: The Next Level
Chhavi Sharma, Surat, Gujarat: Roughly starting from 2018, the K-pop industry saw the emergence of the fourth generation of K-Pop. Being influenced by their seniors, the fourth generation artists have not disappointed either. Instead, they have left no stone unturned to prove themselves in terms of singing, choreography and concepts. Groups like Ateez, Stray Kids, TXT, Treasure, ENHYPEN, CRAVITY, and The Boyz have already climbed their way up to become one of the top boy groups of this generation. ITZY, Loona, (G)I-DLE, and Everglow are some of the top girl groups dominating this generation along with Aespa and Weeekly.
The First Generation of K-Pop: Where It All Started
Ashley Kumar, New Delhi: Do you enjoy listening to K-pop? If yes, then have you ever wondered how it all started in the first place? Well, for that, we’ll have to go back to the early 90s and pay a little tribute to all the greats who started it all.
K-Album Review: ‘BAD LOVE’ by KEY
Ashley Kumar, New Delhi: SHINee’s KEY came back with his first mini-album, BAD LOVE, on 27th September 2021 after releasing his first full album, FACE, back in 2018. This is his first solo release after discharging from mandatory military service in 2020. This time, the whole album is conceptualized through KEY’s style. It overturns all normalcy of typical album concepts and that is what makes this release especially eye-catching. It contains exceptional retro style, crazy sounds, alien mood, unique album versions, and a mind-blowing music video that portrays KEY’s creativity in immensely distinctive ways (trust me, it’s pure art).
K-Album Review: PINOCCHIO by f(x)
Ashley Kumar, New Delhi: SM Entertainment’s third girl group, f(x), consisting of members Victoria, Luna, Amber, Krystal and Sulli, known for their very experimental concepts and catchy lyrics, released their first full studio album in 2011 called Pinocchio. It consists of 10 tracks and each track has a quirky uniqueness which is expressed clearly through the members’ vocals. Let’s go into the depths of these songs and find out, what makes these songs so special!