A lot of the solid to good stuff in this came from rather unexpected sources, honestly. And one expected source.
Riiver – “MOVE”
Much better on the first listen than the fifth, but a good funky song that’s an easy listen.
Wooseok (UP10TION) – “Switch”
It just feels rather lifeless. Some have the charisma to carry solo stuff, and some … do not.
Weeekly – “Ven Para”
Spunky high-teen concepts are sorta back in fashion now, so it’s an interesting time for them to switch to a generic girl crush identity. Musically, it’s not bad or anything, but it does kinda just fade into the ocean of similar releases.
Woong & Daehwi (AB6IX) – “I’m Crazy”
For better or worse, I think I enjoyed this more than all of AB6IX‘s singles.
Sunmi – “Oh Sorry Ya”
The amount of care in this definitely felt like it was a Spotify exclusive from a Korea-based artist. Not terrible, just completely uninspired.
TAN – “DU DU DU”
Quite promising actually, wish it had a great chorus (or one at all).
Kwon Eunbi – “Esper”
The only espers I know come from Final Fantasy 6.
Park Bom (Feat. MeloMance’s Kim Min Seok) – “Flower”
Definitely better than the average ballad fare due to how dramatic it is.
Jay Park (Feat. IU) – “GANADARA”
Cute song enhanced by the two leads and the bettered by the cuter music video. An easy listen, though rather non-descript for stretches.