March has been a promising month with a string of powerful comebacks one after the other. ATEEZ made a comeback with a mini album and turned the heat before summer even began. RAIN released an album featuring collaborations with Chung Ha and Jackson Wang. WOW made a debut whereas iKON  released a much anticipated single. K-Dramaland gave us some mesmerising OSTs too!

Please note: Some songs are not yet available on Spotify or iTunes yet. 

Albums/Mini-Albums:

ATEEZ – I’m the one

ATEEZ have set the temperatures two notches higher already and March has just begun! The title track feels like their previous song Pirate King mixed with the high tempo of Answer. Fever Part 2 is definitely one of the most promising comebacks of 2021. The song rises and ebbs between high and low tempo, but the overall hip hop vibe was maintained in the song.

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Rain -WHY DON’T WE (Ft. Chungha)

Replete with electro beats and a catchy chorus, RAIN’s Why Don’t We  is a funky dance track and it reminds the listeners why they like Rain. An ambitious project with multiple collaborations, RAIN’s Pieces of RAIN is his first solo album after four years.

BDC – MOON RIDER

BDC’s new single Moon Rider is a powerful track that blends hiphop elements with dance. The transition from rap to chorus is seamless. The drop towards the end, packs a punch with the chorus. The song leaves the listeners wanting for more.

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Debut:

WOW -Miss You

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The group debuted with a digital single ‘Miss You’ which is a typical RnB induced track that is easy on the years. The guitar, and the bass in the background elevate the track beautifully.

G-REYISH -Blood Night

Blood Night is G-Reyish’s first song after moving to Big Ocean Enm. It is track with fast paced beats and a steady chorus. The members look dazzling in their black and silver outfits and have performed the choreography smoothly. You will be definitely humming the chorus after listening to this track!

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Singles:

iKON – Why Why Why

iKON brings their charm with Why Why Why. The first vocal verse flows beautifully, the rap breaks the flow and then the vocal verse makes a smooth comeback. The lyrics carry a sad meaning but you can’t help and tap your feet when the chorus comes up. Why Why Why is a reminder for WHY iKonics love iKon so much!

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HWIHYUN -I Love You(new)

HWIHYUN’s I Love You  is a great listen that ascends from a soft mellow to a powerful love song accompanied with rising instrumentals. The music video is cute and minimalistic, echoing the feelings behind the lyrics beautifully.

VERIVERY -Get Away

A trap beats induced song, with a fantasy themed song, VERIVERY’s Get Away  is a very very catchy listen. The track is a blend of rap and hiphop, with a sprinkle of vocals but it does not feel disjointed.

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YUKIKA – Love Month

A song that will transport you to the disco era of the 80s and 90s, Love Month by Yukika is a peppy track. With disco themed music and Yukika’s charming vocals, the track can be easily found on the weekend jam playlist!

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DEMIAN -Love % (Ft. DAWN)

DEMIAN’s Love % is a hauntingly beautiful track. The music is sultry and leaves you wanting for more. The music video is riddled with clues for the identity of the masked man. All in all, DEMIAN’s Love % is a perfectly balanced package of music, lyrics and mystery.

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Kim Feel – Someday

A song that is meant to be heard with a warm cup of coffee in hand, Kim Feel’s Someday is a cheerful track. Playing on the idea of venturing out with masks amidst the pandemic, the music video and the song give the viewers a glimmer of hope that romance is not lost and it is waiting for you just around the corner 😉

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Park JihTheoon – Call U Up (Ft. Lee Hi) (Prod. PRIMARY)

The song is available for the users of the latest interaction app Universe. This track is Park Ji Hoon’s first under UNIVERSE. Park Ji Hoon and Lee Hi’s vocals match perfectly in this laid back groovy track. Produced by PRIMARY,  Call U Up  is an complete dance number.

MCND – Not Over

MCND have been a bunch of promising rookies members since their debut. They bring back their energy in their latest Not Over. A harmonious blend of punk rock, rap and electro beats the track is a good party track that the party is not over yet! MCND keeps the tempo until the last second, especially in the dance break towards the end.

AboutU -Time to Shine

K-Pop industry is seeing a surge in rock bands these days. AboutU is a great talent to look out for if you are looking to listen to some K-Rock. Time to Shine is an upbeat track that will make you bang our heads to the music. The song was made to be heard on a loud speaker!

 

IZ – Say Yes

IZ’s Say Yes is a great listen for the lovers of alternative rock. When thinking of a band, a powerful headbanging track with electrifying music is what comes to mind, but with this digital single, IZ departed from the genre and delivered a powerful performance that highlighted strengths.

MAKTUB – Full Bloom

Maktub’s Full Bloom is a perfect balance of soulful vocals, and rising music. Maktub delivers a mesmerizing rendition that is bound to stay with you long after the song has ended. Maktub’s breathy vocals take the cake here and elevate the track.

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Jawsoul -Feel Your Lips

The name of the artist feels like straight out of a metal band, right? But the artist or the songs are . anything but that. Feel your Lips is a track that will transport you to early 2000s where atleast one band had a slow dance number about love and heartbreak.

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General SSO – Bacteria Men (Feat. KURO)

A funky, peppy track with an equally pleasing rap, General Sso’s Bacteria Men is one of those songs that will remain with you not only for the lyrics and the melody, but also for the cute music video. How cute is the purple-trident wielding woman in the video!

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K-Drama OST:

It’s – Beautiful Night (Web Drama 25 OST)

IT’S breathy vocals feel light and airy in this peppy track. Beautiful Night is a track that will mesmerise you whether you listen to it in the day or night.

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Lee Ji Yu – Can’t Forget You (Web Drama 25 OST)

Another soulful ballad from the same webdrama, Lee Ji Yu’s Can’t Forget You  is an enchanting ballad despite its sad lyrics. The singer’s vocals are beautifully matched with the piano’s beats.

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SOYA, DinDin – 3!4! (Hello! It’s Me! OST Part.3)

Matching the mood of the drama, SOYA and DinDin 3!4!  will remind of the pop tracks from the first generation K-pop groups like Girls Generation and Infinite. The song is a funky dance number that will make you go 1! 2! 3! 4! every time you listen to it.

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Yang Yoseob, Apink Jeong Eunji – Love Day (TOON STUDIO webtoon Romance 101 OST)

A romance tracklist is incomplete without Yang Yoseob or Jeong Eunji’s songs. A song with their duet vocals is a huge plus indeed. In this medium paced love song, their vocals compliment each other beautifully. This should should definitely be in your road trip playlist.

 

BIBI – Timeless (Beyond Evil OST Pt. 2)

One of the most daring and dashing singers from the new generation of singers, BIBI is a talent to watch out for. Her noir vocals in Timeless add to the haunting vibe of the drama and make it feel several times darker than it already is.

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Jang HyeJin – The Mirror (TIMES OST Pt. 3)

A song about a person’s struggle and fight for themselves, The Mirror by Jang Hye Jin expresses the mood of the drama perfectly. Her deep vocals switch seamlessly between the English and Korean lyrics.

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Raina -Waiting For You (How To Be Thirty OST Pt. 1)

Raina’s Waiting for You is a song about first love, crush and the feeling of missing your crush. The track is a cute romantic number that matches the flow of the drama. It succeeds in expressing the lead character’s feelings in the drama.

 

Which song is your pick from this week’s list? Tell us in the comments!

Written by

Nandini Iyengar

An aspiring translator and a writer!