Simply K-Pop Ep164
World Ch. Schedule : FRI 09:00 KST
Date : 2015-05-22
Jang Hyunseung appeared in the K-pop scene as a member of BEAST in 2009 and returned to the industry with his 1st solo album, “MY.”
The title song “Ma First” is a groovy hip hop dance numberwith a funky sound, fantastic trap beat and catchy melodies.
The repetitive chorus with the lyrics, “You’re my first,”bluntly depicts a man’s desire to win the heart of his crush.
Kim Sung Kyu made his debut in 2010 as a member of INFINITEand released his 2nd solo album, “27,” after a 3-year break.
“The Answer” with a soft yet firm sound is a pop balladabout a man telling his lover that he needs all of her to be his.
“Kontrol,” which is a combination of “K” from his name and “control,”accentuates the singer’s mellow voice and masculine qualities.
The lyrics depict heart-wrenching feelings of a man who tells his ex to come back to him whenever she misses him.
BTS has been enjoying tremendous popularity since their debut in 2013.
They’re back with the 3rd mini-album, “In the Mood for Love Part 1.”
The title song “I NEED U” is an urban-style electronic hip hop songwith a highly repetitive synth melody.
The lyrics depict the sense of loss felt by a man upon discovering that love,which he thought would last forever, is actually fading away with time.
T-ara member Eun-jung made her debut as a solo artist under the stage name “ELSIE” with her 1st mini-album, “I’m Good.”
The title track “I’m Good.” is an R&B song with an acoustic sound integrated with a groovy rhythm and bluesy line.
The lyrics are about a man and a woman trying to convince themselves that they are better off apart.
Dal★shabet, who made their debut in 2011, transformed into Harley Quinnfor their 8th mini-album, “Joker is Alive,” in April.
The title track “JOKER” is a sophisticated song with a powerful beat,a sensual synth sound and elements of swing jazz.
It’s about a girl in love with a boy who always plays tug of war in their relationship and she tells this “Joker” to start loving her for real.
EXID, who debuted in 2012, rose to stardom last year with “Up & Down.”They’re back with the 2nd mini-album, “AH YEAH.”
The title song “AH YEAH” is a hip-hop dance tune with a funky rhythm that highlights the members’ chic yet bubbly qualities.
The witty lyrics describe a chic woman’s response to a guy who doesn’t make the first move.
MYNAME, who made their debut in 2011, quickly returned to the arms of their fans with the 4th single album, “Just Tell Me.”
The title song “Just Tell Me” is an upbeat hip hop pop trackwith a catchy and addictive melody and a funky rhythm.
The mischievous lyrics depict a man, who is unable to make his girl happy, asking her to just tell him what is wrong.
HISTORY, known for their unique music and concepts, debuted in 2013.
They made a comeback with the 4th mini-album, “Beyond the History.”
The title song “Might Just Die” features a tension-causing string sound and thick synth melodies combined with the members’ touching vocals.
Composed and written by member Jang Yi Jeong, this song describes the pain, sadness and regret a man feels after a break-up.
Four-member girl group BESTie made their debut in 2013 and returned with the 2nd mini-album, “Love Emotion,” looking more mature than ever.
The title song “Excuse Me” is a dance track with a hip hop beat,a trendy synth sound and brass instruments creating the main theme.
The lyrics are about a girl who wants to meet her true loveand not flirty boys.
Seven-member group MONSTA X made their debut in May 2015with the 1st album, “TRESPASS.”
“No Exit” is a hip hop number with a solid drum beat and a thick dubstep bass sound.
The lyrics are about a man letting his love interest know that there’s no exit for her out of his heart.
“Trespass” is the title song of MONSTA X’s 1st album of the same namewith an intense trap beat and powerful, addictive synth sounds.
With lyrics that highlight the brave, courageous side of the members,this hip hop track reflects youthfulness.
Four-member band, Kiwi Band burst onto the K-pop scene in 2014,and released their 1st single album, “Hakuna Matata.”
The title track “Hakuna Matata” is an upbeat medium-tempo numberabout a girl wanting to captivate the boy she likes.
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