Today’s artist is singer/songwriter zai.ro. He’s worked with a bunch of kpop singers, but debuted in 2017 to showcase his own talents. I’m so glad he did, because I absolutely love his sound! His music is very chill. His band was on a music show (the same one as LUCY) and finished fourth. As always, I found him via YouTube. I’ve included his newest release, Good Boy, as well as a live performance. I hope you like him!
I’ve always enjoyed the slower, not-quite ballad songs (not that I don’t enjoy ballads, because I do), especially if they are more on the R&B side of things. Jimmy Brown’s music falls squarely in that category and I absolute love his style and his voice. Earlier this year he released an EP called Irene and it is fantastic. I couldn’t select just one song, so you get four of the five songs on the album. I hope you enjoy his music as much as I do!
A boy group today! VAV is a group I’ve been a fan of for a while, in fact I got to see them in concert a few years ago. They were wonderful! One of their members, Baron, just enlisted in the military (it’s mandatory for all Korean men) and the song I’ve selected is the last song they released before he left. It’s really good and the more I listen to it, the more I like it.
VAV have been around since 2015, though I’ve only been a fan since 2017, after their lineup change. They are very fun, all of the videos on their YouTube channel are subbed in English and they have great music.
I can’t remember how I first stumbled onto JUNNY’s music, but I’m glad I did. Probably it was through Youtube (not one is surprised). He’s was born in Canada, but lives in South Korea, where he moved to work on his music. And it is so good. I’ve selected two songs – the first is his newest song, the second, Thank You, is probably his most popular. Both are very good. Please enjoy!
Sometimes you listen to singers and you like their music, but it doesn’t speak to you. Instead it’s just something nice to listen to. Sometimes, though, a song just runs you over and you’re completely taken aback by how good the song is. That’s what happened with Umbrella by H&D. This duo, made up of Lee Hangyul (the ‘H’) and Nam Dohyon (the ‘D’), who were part of the winning group X1 on a survival show. Their debut album was pretty good, but Umbrella is an exceptional song.
As a general rule, I’m not a huge fan of survival shows (they are stressful, my favorites never win, and the winning groups already always temporary). However, I have been a fan of a lot of groups that came from these shows – whether temporary (such as RAINZ) or permanent (like AB6IX and CIX). I might hate the shows, but much to my dismay, I like the product.
Today’s recommendation is an artist I don’t really know much about, except that he was (is?) part of a duo called Exist. They released a song in May of 2019 called Whatever (you can watching the music video on Youtube). Achii started releasing music by himself around a year ago, but I didn’t listen to any of music until January of this year. The song I’ve picked for this post is one of the first I heard and it is so good. I absolutely love his music and find that it’s really good for writing.
I hope you enjoy his singing as much as I do.
Today’s artist is the kpop group called OnlyOneOf. They debuted in May of 2019 and something about their music appealed to me almost immediately. Their debut music was fantastic and they have continued to release excellent music consistently, including their last two releases.
The two videos that make up today’s post are their two most recent releases, part of their “Produced by ” series. All of the songs on this album were produced by famous producers. a sOng Of ice & fire was produced by GroovyRoom and angle was produced by Gray. I’m a fan of both of those artists.
Oh, also, if you’re wondering, my favorite member of the group is Junji – he’s the one with hair in his face (it’s blond in angel and silver in sOng Of ice & fire).
June is an R&B (?) singer part of a crew called PLT (he’s in it with one of my favorite singers, Gaho). He released an EP in July called Ending that is absolutely fantastic. In fact, all of his music is really good.
In the meantime, please enjoy Anywhere and Beautiful (which has Gaho on it) from the new album.
Another singer I found through YouTube. He’s singer/songwriter and producer with Amoeba Culture. He also worked with EXO-SC (a duo made up of Sehun and Chanyeol from the KPOP group EXO) on their first (and excellent) album. He’s got a really chill vibe to his music, which everyone by now knows that I love. Below are a couple of recent videos of his, as well as a music video for a song he released earlier this summer.Continue reading
Another one of those random singers that I stumbled upon on YouTube. I don’t know much about INNERLAW, except she’s a Korean singer/songwriter (follow her on IG here). I really, really love her sound. It’s very soothing and I’m delighted that her music is on Spotify.
Here’s her newest single, which is how I discovered her music.