DREAMCATCHER Releases “Summer Holiday” Special EP

The queens of concept (my opinion) have returned with their special EP “Summer Holiday.” The title track, BEcause, is just as you imagined a summer track from the group would convey: creepy, chilling, and thought-provoking. The song is beautifully produced from instruments to vocals. Catchy hook, and especially haunting bridge with SuA’s ending. The music video? My god! All I can say is DREAMCATCHER has … Continue reading DREAMCATCHER Releases “Summer Holiday” Special EP

Orange Caramel Struts Down ‘Gangnam Avenue’

I often find Orange Caramel’s music weird, but I’ve enjoyed they’re last three singles, including their latest, Gangnam Avenue. The music video as always is cute, fun, and colorful. The beat is energetic, trot through and through, and something that creeps up on you. Check out the song and video below and tell us what you think. Credits: Pledis YouTube + icrylikeyukooshima Continue reading Orange Caramel Struts Down ‘Gangnam Avenue’

Single Review: “Abing Abing” by ORANGE CARAMEL

So I’m not usually a fan of Orange Caramel’s cutey cutey music, or any artist who does that kind of concept, but I must admit I’m addicted to their song Abing abing. Even if it’s ice-cream. I think the beat is energetic, as their sound usually is, and their hook is catchy. It’s no wonder some are referring to the Baskin Robbins influenced track as … Continue reading Single Review: “Abing Abing” by ORANGE CARAMEL

Sunday Melodies: “Without You” by Lee Michelle

While the words to the song somewhat plays to a breakup, it also signifies a girl moving on from the hurt and suffering brought on by society. Former Kpopstar contestant Lee Michelle gave many something to think about with her dramatic debut, Without You. I hadn’t been paying much attention to kpop of late because every release just seemed too recycled to me and I … Continue reading Sunday Melodies: “Without You” by Lee Michelle

The Top 5 Destinations for Women Travelers

Solo travel is a great way to get in touch with your inner self and explore a destination on your own terms. Traveling alone however comes with its own set of risk factors, safety being the major one. Although you can get robbed (or worse) anywhere in the world, some countries tend to be safer than others. This is even more so for women vacationers … Continue reading The Top 5 Destinations for Women Travelers

Mini Album Review: ‘Who Are You?’ by Kahi

I’m actually a devoted fan to the lovely and talented entertainer, constantly finding out what she’s up to via her twitter page. When I saw that Kahi was travelling quite a bit I figured more or less she was seeking inspiration—amidst relaxation—for her upcoming music.  More recently, she took a trip to Barcelona, Spain, which apparently hadn’t only been the setting for her latest music … Continue reading Mini Album Review: ‘Who Are You?’ by Kahi

Mini Album Review: ‘A’s Doll House’ by Ailee

ailee2Release date: July 16th 2013

Label: Windmill Media/YMC Ent

Purchase: Kpoptown | Kpopmart

Ratings: 4.5/5

Ailee is indeed vocally talented. That for one I have to mention whenever I review her music. Heaven was like magnate for me, pulling me into the artist’s style and sound. And while her debut remains my favorite with the recent I’ll Show You disappearing quickly from my brain, I’m rather pleased that she’s finally returned with some new music and a new EP. A’s Doll House is soulful, contemporary, upbeat, and possesses a great amount of pizzazz in music composition and image concepts. This is by far one of the better releases in Kpop this year. 

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Album Review: ‘First Love’ by After School

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Release date: June 13th 2013

Label: Loen Entertainment

Purchase: Kpoptown | Yesasia

AFTER SCHOOL’S BACK!!

I had to say that because I’ve been waiting, and I am somewhat satisfied. Not entirely in love with the mini album but I’m sold by the overall concept. I listened to the EP at least two times before writing the review so I can safely explain my impression of each track. From start to the finish, every single song had something of interest. With the exception of the intro, 8 Hot Girls, which I think should’ve been longer instead of only a minute and couple seconds, my reaction has pretty much swayed from sensual, classy, fun and upbeat, to warm and misty. I’ll break it down so you know which song rubs me in what way. But before that, let’s get into 8 Hot Girls. Continue reading “Album Review: ‘First Love’ by After School”

After School Teases…with Pole Art?

So, my love for this South korean girl group goes way back to their days of ‘Ah’. With or without Kahi (obviously without) I continue to show my support for After School because I see something in this group I can’t pinpoint in others, unlimited creativity. After School constantly breaks the mold; giving a fresh style with every release. I mean, look at their latest, … Continue reading After School Teases…with Pole Art?

Stars face off: SooYoung, Solange & Emma

SooYoung Choi, member of kpop group Girls Generation, attended a press conference for her new drama in a Kenzo laida printed off shoulder dress from the designer’s spring/summer 2013 collection. She completed her look with orange pumps. Solange Knowles at Intermix’s 20th Anniversary bash in a printed blouse and trousers from DVF, adding edge to her attire with gold jewelry and T-strap stilettos. Emma Roberts also attended … Continue reading Stars face off: SooYoung, Solange & Emma

Saranghae…tteonajima

Not exactly the usual English headline but this is a special one. The Korean words you’re breaking apart simply translate to “I love you, don’t leave…” which is the starting line in the popular song, The End is Coming, performed by the gifted South Korean trio 8eight. I’ve decided to participate in today’s Daily Post ‘This is Your Song, because this has been one of my favorites since its release.

The End is Coming is both bittersweet and beautiful all at once. The song reminds me to hold tight to love when it exists because you never know when you might lose something so precious, whether in life or death. Please take a moment to listen and feel the over-pouring emotions within the music. Continue reading “Saranghae…tteonajima”

Stars face-off: Kerry, Min Soo & Teresa

   Kerry Washington at the Britannia Awards in a bowed Temperley London gown and diamond jewels. South Korean actress Cho Min Soo in a red sleeveless draped top dress at the 49th Daejong Film Awards. Teresa Palmer smoldered in a bordeaux Zac Posen cocktail dress that she styled with a jeweled Stark minaudiere and Jean-Michel Cazabat peep-toe heels at the AFI Fest Lincoln premiere. Credits: instyle + soompi Continue reading Stars face-off: Kerry, Min Soo & Teresa