What's on This Week
World Ch. Schedule : Friday 13:00 KST
Date : 2014-10-24
Simply K-Pop Ep 134 Line-up
Don't Touch Me
Ailee debuted in 2012 with a powerful voice and performance.
She's back this year with her third mini-album "Magazine."
The title track "Don't Touch Me" is a Brit pop rock song.
It has a piano loop and a low drum beat, which highlights
the strength of Ailee's voice. The lyrics are about a bold girl who dusts herself off after being betrayed in love.
6-member idol group VIXX debuted in 2012 with "SUPER HERO."
Now, they've released their second mini-album "Error."
The title track "Error" has a repeating piano pattern, an esclating beat, and a sad string melody.
The song tells the story of a man who turns into a cyborg to protect himself from heartbreak, but continues to love.
Six-member idol group Boyfriend debuted in 2011. Four months after "Obsession," they're back with their third mini-album.
The title track "Witch" is themed around the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood," and has a majestic, rhythmical melody.
It is about a guy who falls in love with a dangerous girl, even though he knows she's no good.
You End, And Me
Raina, who debuted with After School in 2009, has come out with her first solo digital single "Reset."
"You End, And Me" has a dry, empty sound with a stoic guitar.
It is a dialogue between a couple who have broken up.
After a sweet summer together, the guy suddenly leaves the girl, and the girl refuses to accept that they're over.
Song Ji Eun debuted with girl group Secret in 2009. This October, she has come out with another solo album.
The title track "Twenty-Five" has an upbeat melody and seductive lyrics about twenty-five, the most beautiful age.
It is a song that is customized for Song Ji Eun, who has turned twenty-five herself this year.
Romantic vocalist Na Yoon Kwon debuted in 2004. After a 2-year hiatus, he returned this October with "If Only."
"If Only" is a dramatic ballad with a rich melody and string sounds.
It's about wistful regret, and longing for a love that's been lost.
Roy Kim debuted in 2013 as the winner of "Superstar K 4."
He's back after a year with another fantastic new album.
The title track "Home" is a folk song that urges us to return home, to the things and people that are always waiting for us.
4-member girl group Red Velvet debuted in August 2014.
In October, they released their second single "Be Natural."
"Be Natural" is a jazzy, soulful remake of a song originally from SES's 4th album.
The lyrics, which includes a list of sensual phrases, compare the feelings of love to the feelings of an innocent child.
DGNA debuted in March 2010. This October, they came back with their 3rd single "Rilla Go!" with all five members.
The title track "Rilla Go!" is about cutting yourself loose from all the stress and competition of modern life.
The lyrics were written by member Hyunmin, and the explosive sounds create an energetic mood in DGNA's stage performance.
Lee Ye Joon, the winner of "Voice of Korea Season 2," has returned with her first mini-album "Farewell. The End."
The title track "I Can't" is a pop track about a girl who knows that goodbye is coming, but can't make herself say the words.
The sad melody and lyrics make the track perfect for autumn.
The rap is created and performed by Sung Jun of Boys Republic.
HiNi debuted in 2012. She is known for her ballads, but this October she returned with varied genres in "Clutch Bag."
The title track "Clutch Bag" focuses on an acid sound and stylish melody created by guitar and keyboard.
A clutch bag is used as an analogy for the idea of practicality in a romantic relationship.
Before The Rain
Bernard Park, the winner of "K-pop Star 3," has made his debut this October with his first mini-album "I'm..."
The title track is a serene ballad called "Before the Rain," and Bernard Park's voice flows softly between the beats.
The lyrics are dedicated to someone who has always been by your side, through all of your darkest times.
Fun-loving girl group Lipservice debuted in February 2014.
This season, they're back with the sweet hip-hop song "Puppy Love."
In "Puppy Love," Lipservice sings a catchy melody dotted with sweet harmonies among the three members.
The lyrics are about how we all become a bit childish when we're in true love.
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