Taeyeon - 그대라는 시 (A Poem Titled You/ All About You)
As a Taeyeon bias, I’m always looking forward to her releases. Her voice is so emotional and expressive, the piano accompaniment created the perfect pairing for this song . This song had me reminiscing about long-distance relationships and that yearning to just have that person in front of you.
DAY6 - Time of Our Life
DAY6 returns with an anthemic pop piece full of energy perfect for the summer. This is the type of song I love blasting in the car. The driving chorus followed by a chanted section are definitely the highlights for me.
Suran - 서핑해 (Surfin’)
Suran releases another digital single and it does not disappoint. The heavily filtered pre-chorus is the perfect build-up for the tropical chorus. Another chill summer song added to my playlist.
HYO (Hyoyeon) - Badster
DJ HYO is back with a psytrance jam. As a SONE, I love the direction Hyoyeon is going as an EDM DJ. The neck-breaking pace of the percussion coupled with the synths and a slew of electronic samples create a high tempo instrumental perfect for working out.
Dongkiz - Blockbuster
This is the first time I’ve heard of this group and what a great song to be introduced to them. The instantly recognizable main riff comes from a sample of the Ghostbusters theme. Incorporated into the song well with funk-pop verse reminiscent of Seventeen, this song is just pure fun.