söndag 4 mars 2018

East Asian pop update Nov 2017 - Feb 2018

It haven't been sustainable for a long while to do individual reviews for a long time now, but I still want to share some of the stuff I find good so here's a general update of what has passed the last few months, the best or the funniest.



  • Momoland - BBoom BBoom (뿜뿜). Maybe THE kpop hit of 2018, and the definite break through for the girls. For sure a viral hit with its dance moves and refrain, but with an catchiness that lasts.

  • OLNL (오르내림) - Kokiriko (코끼리코). He has a distinct style that is very and unexpectedly likable
  • Gugudan - The Boots  After the decidedly weird (but great!) Chococo comes this more classic take on kpop.
Trot, ie old style korean music:
  • Hong Jinyoung (홍진영) - Good Bye (잘가라). Miss Hong is back with another great video.
  • Yoyomi (요요미) - Who's that guy (이 오빠 뭐야). A debutante. 

  • BoA - Jazzclub  AND she releases great videos in Japan at the same time!
  • Wednesday Campanella - Gala. Why the japanese make THE BEST commercials...
  • Sakanaction - Midnight Daydream. This is a cooperation with two fashion magazines to showcase a collection. It is in truth like a musical sweet daydream perfectly suitable to the sound of Sakanaction.

  • Namewee ft. Meu Ninomiya - Tokyo Bon 2020 / Makudonarudo The Malaysian comic/musician is back with another catchy song.
  • Dragon Pig - All About You  This kind of laid back (and non-cringy) R&B is actually rather unusual in the Mandarin music sphere.

torsdag 16 november 2017

Kpop: Elris (엘리스)

All images is from the Pow Pow video, with the last one above and below being from the Sailor Moon version.

The 2017 kpop rookies Elris really hasn't caught my interest with their debut, but with their latest video "Pow Pow" they have me hooked. At first, I honestly felt it to be just repetitive and plastic, but as you will find yourself, the song catches on and in the end I have gotten hooked. The song kind of never has a dead moment, in a good way. And the Sailor Moon version, is just to die for!

tisdag 7 november 2017

Kpop: Sonamoo (소나무)

The first two above and the first four below is from "Friday Night", the rest from I (knew it)

This was a long time coming, but Sonamoo has really delivered two great videos this autumn, with "Friday Night" being my favorite before this weeks "I (knew it)".

onsdag 1 november 2017

Kpop: Kim Lip (김립) of LOONA

In the schedule of things, Kim Lip of LOONA was the sixth girl to be presented in May this year, with six more left to go before the group is fully presented. The project has delivered a surprising number of well produced videos and songs, especially if you count the number of sub-units and combos so far, but Eclipse topped all of them.