Music Sundays: Twice – Signal

You may have noticed a lack of girl groups on here and for that I apologize. I will try to post more! Twice is a group with the company JYP Entertainment and their songs tend to be catchy and cute. I quite enjoy their music and their MVs are always unique and often fun. Their most recent release is the song Signal and it’s both hilarious and weird.

They are most well known for their song TT. This song is a lot of fun and super cute.

But, I confess, right now my favorite Twice song is Knock Knock. It’s really catchy and the MV is adorable (but also super weird, which is a thing with them). Before, though, you’ll get the chorus stuck in your head.

Music Sundays: VAV – Flower

If you know me as a kpop fan, you know that I like a lot of different groups and I tend to collect new and underrated groups (this almost always leads to heartache, but what are you going to do?). One of these groups is VAV. They’ve been around since 2015, but I only checked them out this year. Their older songs are all right, but their new single is really great! It’s cute, catchy, and the video is fun.

Music Sundays: 2CHAIN (KH&JH) – YOU AND I

One of my favorite KPOP groups is Monsta X (I’ve briefly mentioned them a few times) and a few weeks ago two of the members, including my favorite (Kihyun) released this great cover of Crush’s song You and I (I shared a Crush song on here before). It is so good, I adore it. I hope you do, too.

Jooheon is the one in the hat and Kihyun is the other. Below is the original version as sung by Crush.

Friday Recs: Teen Top – High Five

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(L-R) Chunji, Neil, Changjo (back), Ricky (front), and C.A.P

Last April (2016) my friend N and I went to Chicago to see Teen Top, a group we both liked. It was really fun and they are such great performers. The concert wasn’t even close to sold out, but it was delightful. I would go see them again in a heartbeat. Skip forward to February when my favorite member of Teen Top (L.Joe) announces he’s leaving the group. Often, this means that I stop liking the group, but that was never going to happen in this case. I am still a huge Teen Top fan, which is why today’s rec is so fun.

You see, in April of this year (2017), Teen Top released a full length album (11 songs!) and I love it. Not only do I love it, I actually think it’s the best thing they’ve ever done. L.Joe was one of their rappers and when you listen to their old music, you can hear what he added. But, and I’m being totally honest here, this album, High Five, is so good you don’t even miss him. I mean, I miss him, but not in the same way as I expected.

The title track of High Five is Love Is. You can watch the music video for Love Is below.

Every single song on the album is good and I’ve been listening to in on and off since it was released. My favorite song is Make Me Sick. There’s no video, but you can listen to it below (along with subtitles).

That being said, all of the songs are good, even the 38 second intro (Origin) at the beginning. They do perform some of the songs off the album live. Alongside Love Is, they’ve performed Because I Care, which is another one of my favorites. The video below is from a music show, so it’s not the greatest, but it’s so good I don’t care.

They’ve also performed You & I and Call Me, which are very different songs but equally as good. Here’s Call Me from a music show.

Someone graciously uploaded a performance of You & I and if you know Spanish, there are subtitles for the song.

Below are a few more songs from their showcase when they released the album.

And, lastly, he’s an entertaining and great performance of Love Is.

If you’re interested (and I hope you are) you can listen to High Five on Spotify along with their older stuff (with L.Joe). Thanks for reading!