WayV 威神V: 秘境 Kick Back – What is up with the hook?

WayV to me is the top C-pop group at the moment and the best we’ve had in a long time. Most C-pop groups these days are pretty average so I am always excited when WayV releases new music.Today, they dropped their new mini-album, Kick Back, and the MV for the title track with the same…

[NEW RELEASE] 楊丞琳 Rainie Yang :漂流浴室 Indulging

I feel like it’s been a while since I heard music from Rainie. This is quite different from my impression of her music but I like the smooth, simple vocals a lot paired with some beats. She isn’t the type of singer to belt out high notes, instead going for a technique that suits her…

[HIGHLIGHT] G5SH: 舉刀自盡Back to Heaven ft.莫宰羊

I, shamefully, am only discovering this song three months after its release. I’m not familiar with G5SH or Mo Zai Yu莫宰羊, but I really love this piece they put out. I’m not really sure how to classify it. It’s predominantly electronic and has a sound that I associate with Taiwanese EDM very much but I…

WayV威神V: Take Over the Moon Album Design Critique/Translation

I’m always excited to go through K-pop album packaging despite not actually listening to much K-pop. It’s a nice learning experience to see how designers and creative directors curate and put together albums for artists. This time around, I critiqued WayV’s Take Over the Moon mini album. To be clear they are a mando-pop group…

[HIGHLIGHT] Vicky Chen陳忻玥 : Am I Who I Am

MUSIC RATING: 9/10 | MV RATING: 8.5/10 I always appreciate Vicky Chen’s sound. Her music is quite consistent and very suitable for her strong voice. I like the slight old-school Avril Lavigne vibe with the bold piano and drums in ‘Am I Who I Am’. The music is refreshing in the way that it leans…

[ALBUM CRITIQUE] LIM HYUNSIK: Rendez-Vous

Got to posting another critique video on critiquing photography and design from Lim Hyunsik’s awesome mini album, Rendez-Vous. While simple, they did a good job putting the design of thsi album together. I love space concepts but sometimes it can be overdone and come out cheap. RENDEZVOUS was art directed very elegantly. It’s less sci-fi…

[ALBUM CRITIQUE] NCT127 Neo Zone The Final Round

Check out the album critique for Player No. 1 and Player No. 2 of NCT127’s repackaged album: The Final Round. This was an album that had a very fun concept but artistically wasn’t executed to its maximum potential, let’s see what opportunities there are to make it better! The problem with this album lies both…