From R&B to Ballad to Pop to Metal to Retro-funk, this week’s tracklist is filled with a “K-Pop-esque” medley of genres that will give you a song for every mood. Much anticipated comebacks from well-known artists such as The Boyz, HYOLYN, TEN, Gaho, etc. one after the other has taken the week on a roll. So, let’s explore some of this week’s remarkable collection of songs!

 

Latest K-Pop Songs:

The Boyz – Thrill Ride

The Boyz has made a comeback with their sixth mini-album ‘Thrill-ing’ which comprises of six songs expressing the ebullient spirit of the summer. The title track ‘Thrill Ride’ emits hip hop with a mix of pop which makes it an energetic and vibrant song. The light and brisk vocals of the group go exquisitely with upbeat instrumentals. The music video is also topped up with the members’ amazing dance and attractive visuals which makes the song a great party banger!

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HYO (ft. BIBI) – Second

Collaborating with the buzzy rapper BIBI, HYO made a comeback with Second. It is a summer bop that opts for a percussive sound. The song is at its best when the instrumental drops down during BIBI’s rap verse. HYO has given away a meaningful message along with a bright and cheerful music video.

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Ha Sung Woon (ft. Don Mills) – Strawberry Gum

Ha Sung Woon released the repackaged version of his fifth EP, Select Shop with the lead single “Strawberry Gum” featuring Don Mills. The song fits into the retro-funk music genre with poppy instrumentals in the background which goes perfectly with Sungwoon’s sweet and creamy vocals. Don Mills’ catchy rap style and the groovy chorus keep the song addictive till the end. The music video too shows the youthful charm of the artist through vibrant fashion and the stunning upbeat dance which is highly captivating.

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TEN – Paint Me Naked

NCT, WayV, and SuperM’s TEN has unveiled his 3rd English single Paint Me Naked. It is a mid-tempo bop with blasts of rock guitar which adds spirit to the instrumental, making it an instant mood boost! It is a song about wild, extricate love that expresses TEN’s individuality as an artist perfectly. Along with the groovy choreography, TEN’s fashion in the music video is very pleasing that you can’t take your eyes off it!

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HYOLYN (ft. DASOM) – Summer or Summer

If you were missing some good SISTAR reunion, this song is for you and will surely make you nostalgic!! HYOLYN along with her former member DASOM and produced by Duble Sidekick released a single which brings warm and fun summer vibes. It is a bossa nova-inspired track combined with R&B melodies which makes it groovy, vibrant, and uplifting. In the music video, HYOLYN and DASOM are shown spending their summer getaway at an idyllic beachside without any worries. ‘Summer Or Summer’ is the August release of Contents Lab VIVO’s ‘How To Spend 2021 Well’ project.

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NCT U – Maniac

This song is in NCT U’s Doyoung and Haechan vocals and in collaboration with the popular producer Ryan Jhun. Maniac brings forward Ryan Jhun’s funky side in the production with an exciting rhythm to it. The instrumental is relaxing but at the same time is upbeat which is very enjoyable and groovy.  Doyoung and Haechan’s beautiful voices have brought a perfect balance in the song which is simply pleasing to the ears. The music video features the stunning and magnificent performer and choreographer Lia Kim who has expressed the song so elegantly and beautifully.

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Park Jihoon – Gallery

Former Wanna One member Park Jihoon made a comeback with his 5th mini-album ‘My Collection’ in which ‘Gallery’ is the title track. EDM-based pop track with funky instrumentals makes the song an upbeat and groovy bop. Park Jihoon’s smooth transition from vocals to rap elevates the song to the next level. The incredible dance routine with Jihoon’s flirtatious and charming expressions and the awe-inspiring CGI and special effects used in the music video makes you hooked up till the end!

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Gaho – Ride

Gaho who is well known for his hit OSTs for dramas like Itaewon Class and Startup has made a comeback with the single ‘Ride’. After he released Rush Hour in May, this is his second comeback in 2021. This song falls into the rock/metal genre and has heavy bass and electric guitar sounds filled in the instrumental. Gaho’s stunning vocals along with the unique and catchy melody makes you want to hear it on repeat all day!

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Park Won – Fuxxxxx crazy

Judging by the name you would think it is a heavy metal /rock kind of song but proving us wrong, this song is a beautiful ballad sung by the balladeer Park Won.  Park Won is back with his new album ‘My fxxxxx romance 02-1’ which comprises of three singles. The song is a perfect blend of Park Won’s golden vocals and slow instrumentals which makes it melodious and soothing. The song goes perfectly with the music video in which a beautiful representation of an LGBTQ+ love story has been presented. Park won has expressed it in a melancholic yet sweet voice which shows the various mix of emotions people go through while falling in love.

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Xydo (ft. Moonbyul) – Me without you

The solo artist Xydo from GROOVL1N has released a single titled ‘Me without you’ along with MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul who has also co-written it. The song is very soothing combined with the jazz instrumental in the background. The song captures the emotion of yearning and emptiness in the soulful and clear vocals of Xydo and Moonbyul which adds up more life to the calmness of the song.

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