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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May J. unleashes new single “Rewind”

Jpop urban songstress and friend of EY has unveiled her latest single “Rewind“, which also includes the hot collabo “Back To Your Heart” featuring Daniel Powter. Rewind is energetic, catchy, sexy, fun, and very much modern pop/dance. Check out the music video below and be sure to support this talented lady by purchasing her new single available now on iTunes or CdJapan.    New Single 『Rewind』 … Continue reading May J. unleashes new single “Rewind”

Music Review: Che’Nelle’s Believe

Release date: 7.4.2012 Label: EMI Music Japan Purchase: CDJapan |  Rating: 4/5 I’ve never paid any attention to this artist before. But I’m so glad I finally did. Her music is awesome. Taking inspiration from uptempo genres like dance, electro, and dancehall, to midtempo pop, r&b, and soul, “Believe” is one of the best Urban Jpop albums I’ve heard all year. The heart racing opener … Continue reading Music Review: Che’Nelle’s Believe

NU’EST Starts The ‘Action’

NU’EST is THE only male Kpop group I’m feeling right now and since the year started. No, it’s not because they’re After School‘s labelmates, well, partly, but it’s mostly due to the fact that these guys demonstrate more confidence, swag, talent, and fierceness than any of the male groups out now. I just caught their music video for the new single “Action” and I’m beyond … Continue reading NU’EST Starts The ‘Action’

[Review] May.J’s “Secret Diary”

Released: 1.25.2012

-Japanese R&B/Urban Pop singer May J. has unveiled her fifth studio album, “SECRET DIARY.” The title was enough to intrigue me into anticipating the album’s arrival but the short clips had me sold. In the entertainment business image is everything, even placed at a higher level than talent. In May’s case, it’s all about the talent, and of course her beauty is a wonderful addition. I had a good listen to the entire album and was well pleased with the songs. Diversity is very much emphasized; pointing out the singer’s ability to challenge herself in different genres. Whether it’s electro pop, r&b ballads, or bubbly dance, May J. has proven to me that there’s a wide range of ‘secrets’ in her ‘diary’. As for the story behind the new album, let’s look back on May’s description during our interview:

In this album, I’m expressing the inner side of me that I couldn’t show to other people. Such as: my worst relationship with my boyfriend or like a broken friendship with my best friend. I have also put lots of positive messages to this album.”

So, my fellow readers keep that in mind while I take you through my own interpretation of each song onSecret Diary.’ Continue reading “[Review] May.J’s “Secret Diary””

Beyoncé will “Run” the summer?

 

All I’ve been saying since I heard Beyoncé‘s latest single “Run The World (Girls)” is “wait til the video comes out”, and as always, Bey never ceases to amaze me. The choreography is on point, the fashion is hot, but sadly the video did not play on the song lyrics or conjured a deep concept; it was just revolving around the choreography and Beyonce’s fierceness. However, I’m definitely anticipating her new album “4“, set for a June 28 release. I just can’t wait to hear what she has been working on all this time. Check out the video below and tell us what you think. Continue reading “Beyoncé will “Run” the summer?”

Bey samples Dancehall

The “Diva” is on the verge of unveiling her 4th studio album this summer and her new concept can be heard in the latest single “Girls (who run the world)“. Beyonce has sampled Major Lazer‘s “Pon De Floor” dancehall riddim, which features the controversial artist Vybz Kartel. I like Bey’s new single, but I need to play it a few more times before loving it. And I’m happy that she stuck to what she does best, instead of conforming with the eurodance crap everyone else seems to be transitioning to. Anyways, listen to Major Lazer’s “Pon De Floor” and Beyonce’s “Girls” below: Continue reading “Bey samples Dancehall”