What’s that? There’s b-sides down at the old AsianJunkie house?? We better run!
Monsta X – “Heaven”
Time was, Monsta X were my favourite boys. Do I miss their more aggressive sound? Yes. Do I also like this? Yes. Stan Monsta X.
B.I – “Gray”
God I am so pleased that he’s back; he’s so talented.
Mamamoo – “A Memory For Life”
What can I say about Mamamoo that I haven’t said already? Myself and everyone else know their vocals are top tier, and they’re always impressive.
Ravi ft. Xydo – “Freezing Point”
Ravi has put out solo work that I actually enjoy, again! Truly amazing! Yes he has been helped by smooth boy Xydo, but the flow on this is actually really nice – a lot of the time he’s just a little…off, somehow, but this whole mini is actually really solid.
GHOST9 – “Double Click”
A very fun, bouncy, summer-appropriate bop. Well done kids.
N.Flying – “Blue Scene”
Straightforward, passes the “can I bop to it?” test, reminds me of k-pop from about seven years ago for reasons I can’t quite explain.
EXO – “No Matter”
EXO really suit a good groove so well, I love this for them.
Ha Sungwoon (Wanna One/Hotshot) – “Bus”
A very sweet little song, with feather-light vocals from Ha Sungwoon – perfect for hot summer evenings.
Seventeen – “Heaven’s Cloud”
My fave from my faves’ most recent album, and obviously, biasedly my favourite song on this playlist. Seventeen are so good.
Yugyeom (Got7) ft. punchnello & Jay Park – “Love The Way”
Yugyeom fits this kind of vibe just SO well, and I love punchnello on this track so much (he never really disappoints me).
Brave Girls – “FEVER”
I say it every year, but nobody does summer like girl groups.
A.C.E – “Atlantis”
I have, admittedly, become a bit of an A.C.E fan in the past couple of months. This track has that good “dramatic boy group bop” flavour that I absolutely love.
2PM – “The Cafe”
A 2PM comeback?? In 2021?? What have we done to deserve such a blessing? Please stan these giant men if you don’t already.
Twice – “Scandal”
I actually just really love Twice, I have realised. Another top tier girl group summer bop.
Loona – “WOW”
I heard that a lot of people aren’t incredibly keen on Loona’s latest offerings, but I’m apparently just way too easy for Loona because I love all of it, especially this one.
Drippin – “Wish”
I still think “drippin” is an absolutely terrible name for a group, but I have to admit that I enjoy this track and think it’s pretty cute and fun.
…and that’s it! As always, let me know about any b-sides you enjoyed, and happy listening.