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Kim Jaehwan – “Get Antsy”
A nice mid-tempo song with lovely vocals.
Hwang Chi Yeul – “Rain”
Insert “I’m not a fan of ballads but I like this one” comment, followed by “can I even say I don’t like ballads anymore” comment. You know the drill, lol.
2Z – “1822”
Very summer-y pop-rock, aka the perfect track for right now.
Red Velvet’s Wendy (Feat. Red Velvet’s Seulgi) – “Best Friend”
Two vocal queens on a very sweet track; yes, my Seulgi bias is showing.
ASTRO – “SNS”
Every time ASTRO have a new album out I am reminded that they deserve so much. This release, of course, made it into the personal playlist immediately.
D-CRUNCH – “Childlike”
This one took me a few listens to get into, but it was worth sticking with.
Verbal Jint (Feat. Big Naughty) – “Discord”
Did Verbal Jint just … disappear for a super long time or did I miss something? Anyway, this whole album is pretty solid, so I recommend giving it a full listen.
LUNARSOLAR – “BOM BIDI BOM”
It’s time for us all to remember that girl groups own summer; I’d like to thank LUNARSOLAR for the reminder.
YUKIKA – “Love Month”
Vocals are a bit rocky in places, but the general vibe of this track is sweet enough and fun enough that it’s definitely worth a listen.
STAYC – “Love Fool”
STAYC stay winning. Pun not intended.
BAE173 – “Green Light”
Is it the most imaginative boy group track ever? No. It is boppable? Yeah, if you want. Am I gonna support these kids anyway because they’re rookies? Yes. I’m such a saint, honestly.
OnlyOneOf – “Instinct”
OnlyOneOf are yet to have a comeback that disappoints me; they always have good title tracks and solid b-sides and it’s so refreshing.
U-MIN – “Thank You”
NEW SOLOIST ALERT!
The vibe of this track and the album aesthetics got me right in my girly little heart.
SHINee – “Marry You”
Yes, this song is on the album that did come out before April … technically. It’s also on the repackage, which means I have precedent enough that I can include this on April’s list too. Love that for me.
Kang Daniel – “Digital”
I truly love this dark aesthetic Kang Daniel has been going with recently.
Yoon Ji Sung – “SUNDAY MOON”
The second mini from former WANNA ONE leader Yoon Ji Sung is sweet and thoroughly enjoyable, and particularly this fun little track.
ONF – “My Genesis”
This track goes hard right out of the gate, and I really respect that.
ITZY – “Kidding Me”
Who is doing it like ITZY? Well, a few groups actually … but ITZY does it best.
MAMAMOO’s Wheein – “Springtime”
Wheein’s vocals are my favourite out of all the MAMAMOO members, so really her solo album is a gift to me specifically.
AB6IX – “HEADLINE”
Around this time last year, I basically said I didn’t care about AB6IX (not aggressively, just I’d never vibed with any of their songs). This year, however, they’ve managed to make into a fan because this mini and their previous one have been so good and groovy.
HOT ISSUE – “Purple”
I haven’t quite trained myself out of thinking of 4MINUTE every time I see this group’s name, but you all know by this point how much I like promising rookie groups — so I’m sure that will stop soon.
Super Junior’s Yesung – “Like Us”
What can I say about this? It’s absolutely the most Yesung that could possibly exist — it’s lovely, and we all know he’s a great vocalist.
And that’s it!
As always, be sure to let me know some of your favourite b-sides from April.