New Albums And Singles Preview – 2010 May Week 4


Wonder Girls (single) – 2 Different Tears (released)

01 2 Different Tears
02 2 Different Tears (English Version)
03 2 Different Tears (Remix)
04 Tell Me (English Version)
05 So Hot (English Version)
06 Nobody (English Version)

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Korea’s younger sisters, Wonder Girls, have returned this month with a new album, 2 Different Tears, once again with a retro theme. The group has had much success since their debut with hits including, “Tell Me,” “So Hot,” and “Nobody” and have even debuted in the United States while performing as the opening act for the Jonas Brothers Tour last year. Their new album includes three versions of the title track, “2 Different Tears” as well as the English versions of their past hit songs. The title track is about the sad and happy feelings one has for their lover after breakup. The exciting 80s retro sounds and rhythm will capture listeners’ ears right away.

4minute 2nd mini-album – Hit Your Heart (May 27)

01 Who’s Next (feat. Beast)
02 Huh
03 Invitation
04 I My Me Mine
05 Bababa
06 Highlight
07 Calmly, Naturally

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Asia’s representative girl group, 4Minute has returned with their second mini album, Hit Your Heart with an even stronger image. Their title track is “HUH” which was composed by Sinsadong Tiger. It holds lyrics about not being able to hold one’s dreams down, and being different from others. Besides this strong number, other hip-hop flavored songs such as “Invitation,” “I My Me Mine,” and “Highlight” are included in the album.

Hwa Yobi Vol. 7 – Hwa Yobi (May 27)

01 Booty Call
02 Bye Bye Bye
03 Ssso What (feat. Beenzino)
04 Baby Gone Baby Gone (feat. Outsider)
05 2cream Nosugar
06 Often…Men Also…
07 More Than Love
08 Iluvme
09 Zero
10 Cloud 9

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Korea’s top diva and singsong writer, Hwayobi has returned with her seventh album in celebration of her ten year anniversary as a singer. The songs included in the album will represent the singer herself and the style most people know her for. Hwayobi was penned all the songs and composed six of the ten songs, including the title track, “Bye Bye Bye.” The track is about a woman and her feelings after breaking up without looking back.

Lee Suk Hoon (SG Wannabe) 1st mini-album – Greeting (May 24)

01 Hello…Passionate Love
02 Station
03 Thanks – feat. So Hyang
04 Ten Reasons I Love You
05 Words I Want to Say

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Korea’s top group, SG Wannabe’s member, Lee Suk Hun is to stand solo this year with his first mini album, Greeting. The album includes songs composed by top composers, An Young Min and Jo Young Su, along with lyrics penned by the singer himself. Lee hopes to stray away from the styles of SG Wannabe and bring out his individual charms and colors through the five songs.

Lee Seung Hwan Vol. 10 – Dreamizer (May 25)

01 Breakup Technician
02 Half of Half
03 A/S
04 Dear Son – feat. Heritage
05 Becoming a Star – feat. Yoon Do Hyun of YB, Yohan of Pia, Lee Sung Woo of No Brain)
06 Solo War
07 Reason
08 Perfect Memory
09 My Fair Lady – feat. Suh Woo
10 Old-Fashion Love – feat. Lee Ju Han of Winterplay, Lyn
11 Wonderful Day – feat. Park Shin Hye
12 Best Woman in My Entire Life
13 Ant Revolution

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Veteran artists, Lee Seung Hwan, who has been in the music industry for 20 years with nine albums under his belt, has returned with his tenth, titled Dreamizer. This album is to go astray from the popular music of today, bringing forth an album with no regrets. The title track is “Half of Half” which is in homage to the Beatles’ “Reasons.” The instruments in the song were taken into careful consideration to bring out the vintage feel. Other songs include “Becoming a Star” which features members of Korea’s representative rock bands, YB, Pia, and No Brain.

SNSD/2PM (single) – Cabi Song (released)

01 Cabi Song

Korea’s top idol artists, SNSD and 2PM have come together with “Cabi Song,” for Samsung Everland’s water park, Caribbean Bay. The song was lively beats that will capture listeners’ ears on first listen. Sinsadong Tiger, who has does many works including 4Minute’s “Hot Issue” and T-ara’s “Bo Peep” is responsible for this song as well.

2AM (single) – No. 1 (released)

01 No. 1

Asia’s representative group, 2AM has also returned this year with a World Cup song, for the Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album. Top producer, Bang Si Hyuk, who has also composed songs for Baek Ji Young and 8eight is responsible for this track as well. The repetitious melody and the group’s talented vocal skills will help listeners easily sing along.

Other releases:

Gil Me (single) – The Bridge Of Love Actually (released)
Jang Geun Suk/Horan – Magic Drag: Yepp Cf Song (released)
Dia – 울어도 울어도: Present For Fans (released)
M To M (single) – Memorable Photo (released)
2NB – Fixing My Makeup (released)
The Jini – Entrance On The Stage (May 24)
Yoon Suk Chul – Hello Again (May 25)
Honey Family – Resurrection (May 25)
Lee Sun Ji – Summer Ends (May 27)

Sources: Hanteo, Kyobobook, YesAsia, Dosirak, Naver
credits to motoway065 for translations