K-Music Week In Review Part 2: Viction, Han Yo Han, Baek A Yeon and more!

K-Music Week In Review Part 2: Viction, Han Yo Han, Baek A Yeon and more!

0 comments 📅24 May 2018, 23:00

With so many releases happening each week, we have split our weekly review into two articles to make things more convenient. Our Weekly K-music Review posts are here to give you a helping hand and a quick look back to the notable releases from Korean artists in a weekly format. This article looks at releases and comebacks from 21 – 23 May 2018

Bevy Maco – All Alone (PROD. Ezra)
Released: 21 May

Bevy Maco is an artist whom we have covered once or twice before, but he continues to entrance us with each of his releases. He is too good to be an indie artist and should be recognised for his amazing R&B tracks, such as this new one. He has such a powerful and effortless voice and his vocal range can send you into shivers with its deepness and depth, or leave your ears ringing in glee with his high pitch range. It’s recommend that you listen to this song for the special surround sound effects he uses to flick his voice from the right ear to the left; it’s certainly haunting.

Changsung (2PM) – Treasure
Released: 21 May

Although this is not a Korean release, readers might be interested in seeing Changsung’s (from 2PM) solo song and just how much he has grown physically and musically. With a funky, upbeat backing track, some killer dance moves, and smooth jazz vibe vocals, along with a special appearance from bandmate Nichkhun, the song is super catchy, fun and something a bit cheeky.

Baek A Yeon – Was It You
Released: 21 May

Fans of the K-drama genre will recognise that Baek A Yeon is no beginner when it comes to making the perfect song for the latest TV hit. This time she lends her vocals to the new K-drama Wok Of Love. In typical ballad style, there is a mix of pop, ballad and a slight showmanship sound to the song – think along the musical style of love song. The video shows some key moments of the first couple of episodes of the drama which stars actor Park Seo Joon, and features a story about love, loss and cooking.

OOSU:HAN – Traces Of Ourselves
Released: 21 May

Starting off soft and light, then gradually growing in strength and power, OOSU:HAN’s vocals are not to missed. There is a genuine feeling of emotions within his voice that certainly embeds itself into your heart. With summer love and loss being the forefront of the music video, the lyrics tell the story for you. There are some points that will leave you with goosebumps through the sheer power of his voice and the way the music seems to swallow your own emotions. A truly stunning song.

Eternal Melody – Important
Released: 21 May

With spring disappearing and summer arriving, this song is the perfect accompaniment to the season. Though it’s not the most well-produced or well-edited song, as it does seem to sound like someone singing at karaoke. The vocals and lyrics certainly override anything that doesn’t bode well. The music video is simple, but extremely pretty, and does seem to go well with the style of the song. Vocally, Eternal Melody sounds like a musical show singer, and she has so much more to give if given the opportunity.

ADOY – Young
Released: 22 May

If you’re looking for a music video that doesn’t make sense at all, but tells a story and has a meaning behind it, then we have a treat for you. Visually we are still highly confused and haven’t got a clue what just happened, but musically we are in love with this chilled, relaxed and hippie-inspired track. The mix of a male and female voice that harmonises as well as ADOY is hard to come by. They truly seem to compliment each other and have created a song that is addictive. One of those songs that you expect to hear in a coffee shop.

TST – Love Story
Released: 22 May 

It’s a hard life being part of a new boy group in the K-pop industry. You need to be able to debut with power and presence. TST has taken this on board and given it their all, with a retro late 1990s early 2000s styleWith a catchy upbeat dance track that screams a mix of Brit-pop and K-pop, the music video is bright, funky, pop-art in style and features the fresh looks of the members. We look forward to seeing what else this group has to offer in the future.

Han Yo Han – Helicopter (FEAT. Kid Milli, NO:EL)
Released: 23 May

Mixing rock and hip-hop in a song that resembles Run DMC’s It’s Tricky or The Offspring’s Pretty Fly For A White Guy, this release is certainly in a genre and style completely on its own within the Korean music scene. Rebellious, off the track, unique… there are not enough words to describe what you’re going to get when you watch the music video or hear the lyrics. This is another collaboration that completely works and we would love to see more music released in this style. There is something nostalgic about it and we really do love it.

Chin Chin (Astro) – Like A King (FEAT. Superbee, MyunDo) (PROD. DOK2)
Released: 23 May

Taking his first solo steps, Chin Chin from the boy group ASTRO has joined together with rappers Superbee and Myundo to release his song Like A King, which was produced by the king of K-hip-hop himself, DOK2. Chin Chin has certainly proved he has his own set skills and that he is more than just your average K-pop boy group member. The song is catchy, puts out a strong message, and although it was a risk to show a more bad boy image, it was definitely the move. He pulled it off really well.

Victon – Time Of Sorrow
Released: 23 May

Taking a slightly darker and more emotional direction to their usual upbeat and fun releases, Victon tells a story of friendship, love and pain through their music video. There are some beautiful scenes throughout the video, both artistically and specifically placed there for fans to enjoy. The choreography is a lot more complex compared to their usual dance routines, and the song has an electronic, trap love song vibe. Not to mention their vocals have grown so much since their first releases. It’s great to see a group grow in strength in such a short amount of time.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the first article for this week’s K-music Review and be sure to join us in the future for more K-music Week In reviews.

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