check out our 10 favorite songs released by kbands, kpop groups and solos this week
10. Starting Now by Ailee
Kpop royalty Ailee lends her sweet voice to this musically empowering official tune for Disney’s Princess celebration featuring strong vocals and an upbeat tempo that brings the vibe of boldness and bravery.
9. Bye Bye Bye by WEi
WEi takes inspiration from early 2010s pop-rock to bring us a summery groove that is heavy on electric guitar and catchy melodies you’ll be humming all summer long.
8. The Long Night by Seori ft. Giriboy
Seori and GIRIBOY take her delicate vocals and his smooth flow and combine them with minimalistic guitars, synth strings and drum machines for a sleepy little track that’s perfect for winding down.
7. Summerlike by The Purplers
As the song name suggests, The Purplers provide the perfect soundtrack for sipping drinks at dusk with simple chord progression, bongo-synths, a groovy melody and vocal style that suggest all of this is taking place in a plush beachside bar in the 1970s.
6. Radio (will play our song) by from20
from20 breaks out the synth keyboard in this track that relies on chillbeat trends and a familiar vocal color to bring us back to a nostalgic sound while still maintaining a modern production style.
5. Conversation by Twice
TWICE’s crystal clear vocals dance over old school midi-synths and a walking bassline in Conversation, providing a tempting argument for a little more dancing and a little less chatting indeed.
4. Lockdown by EPEX
Hip-hop heavy with plenty of technical skill show-off, EPEX takes their flow to a backtrack reminiscent of the radio-friendly tracks of the late 2000s for a throwback tune that still sounds fresh and new. This rookie group is one to watch!
3. Blue Scene by N.Flying
A classic synth drum buildup leads this guitar-driven track from N.Flying complete with a surprising rap verse that pushes the boundaries of their otherwise indie rock vibe.
2. Don’t Live Me Alone by Ha Sungwoon
A whistle rides the beat of Ha Sungwoon’s b-side complete with a sultry RnB sound, retro synths and the contrast of a plucky ukelele for that fusion of styles that Sungwoon is known to bring in his diverse solo work.
1. Runaway by EXO
EXO returns with a downbeat groove rich with vocal harmonies, chants, the farewell gift of Baekhyun’s vocals, and the sweet “hello again!” of Lay’s own in this track that extends the invitation to just get away from your troubles for a little while.
There you have it, our top 10 songs of the week. You can check them all out on our Spotify playlist. Give it a listen and then drop a comment, telling us what your favorite song of the week was.
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