New Albums And Singles Preview – 2010 June Week 3


Orange Caramel – The First mini-album (released)
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01 Magic Girl
02 Can I Postpone Love
03 Magic Girl INST
04 Can I Postpone Love INST

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After School’s subgroup, Orange Caramel, which consists of members Reina, Nana, and Lizzy has released their first mini album this summer with the concept of “Candy Culture.” The girls have shed their powerful and sexy image of After School in order to show fans a new style and start a new trend. The title track, “Magic Girl” was composed by Jo Young Soo who has created hit songs for top artists such as SG Wannabe, Seeya, and Lee Seung Chul. It is a medium tempo Bokgo dance number with a Bokgo dance popular during the 1980s; it flows well with a Korean melody. It has easy lyrics that are sung brightly by the group.

Cho PD and Brown Eyed Girls (single) – La La Land (released)
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01 La La Land

Cho PD, Brown Eyed Girls, and Yoon Il Sang, who had created a hit summer song, “Hold the Line” in 2006 has returned once again with a brand new digital single, “La La Land.” Cho PD, who has returned earlier this year with brand new hits such as “Act Proudly” has joined hands with Yoon Il Sang (together, creating PDIS project group) along with Brown Eyed Girls who have recently received much love for their songs, “Abracadabra” and “How.” It took them six months to figure out the direction of the song and was finally picked out of five songs of choice. The single is expected to be warmly received by Korea this summer.

As One (single) – As One Season 1 (released)
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01 Sonnet
02 Tears

As One, who never fail to warm our hearts with their vocals has returned after three years with a new album, “ASONE Season.” The title track is “Sonnet” which was composed and produced by hip-hop artists, Rhymer. It is a perfect song for the summer that brings forth happiness and love.

Untouchable (single) – Merry Go Round (released)
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01 Merry Go Round feat. Jin Sung of Monday Kiz
02 Merry Go Round INST

Hip-hop duo Untouchable, who have released hits after hits suchas “It’s Okay,” “Tell Me Why,” and “Oh” has returned once again with a new digital single, “Merry Go Round.” The song which was co-composed by Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum, showcases the duo’s dynamic tap along with acoustic instruments that flow well with Monday Kiz member, Jin Sung’s vocals and pianist Minji’s accompaniment. Listeners can hear the sad melody through this number.

Shim Eun Jin (single) – Even If I Live a Thousand Years (released)
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01 Even If I Live a Thousand Years

Shim Eun Jin, who was the lead vocalist of Baby VOX, has been doing various activities from singing to acting. Shim recently has released a new single, “Even If I Live a Thousand Years” which showcases her boyish vocals. Many OST production companies have taken interest in this song with lyrics about waiting for a lover who has recently broken up.

Other releases:

Na Yoon Kwon (single) – Taste Of Love (released)
Lee Seung Ki (single) – Smile Boy 2010 (released)
Big Bang – Big Show Vol. 5: 2010 Big Bang Concert Live (June 22)
Hwimony – Hwimony (June 22)
Kim Hong Gie – Hong Gie Kim & The European Connection (June 23)
Nikakeys – Niveac (June 23)
Newnew – Instant Gallery (June 23)
O.E – 사랑을 말하다 (June 23)
Combative Post – Realisation (June 23)
Navid Vol. 2 – Tell Me The World (June 24)
Unique – 키스하고 안아주네 (June 24)
Soolj – 공존 (June 25)

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