Brown Eyed Soul Reflects on the Passage of Time with “Pass Me By” MV

Brown Eyed Soul returned with “Pass Me By,” the title track off their fourth album “Thank Your Soul Side A,” on February 13. “Pass Me By” is an urban R&B track that fuses analogue and digital. The music video encapsulates the passage of time, referencing images from the present and the past that bring on a wave of nostalgia. Along with the flow of music, the history and the w...

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Brown Eyed Soul Is Releasing Their 4th Album on Limited Edition Cassette Tapes

Brown Eyed Soul, making a comeback on February 13 with their 4th album “Side A,” will be releasing the album on cassette tape, taking us back to the 90s. As the music industry made a move to CDs and MP3s, cassette tapes became obsolete, but Brown Eyed Soul is bringing the tapes back in a limited edition. The male quartet had a huge success with their third album in 2011 being released ...

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Brown Eyed Soul Releases Mysterious Teaser for New Album “Thank Your Soul”

Four member R&B group Brown Eyed Soul has released a mysterious teaser for their upcoming 4th album “Thank Your Soul.” The teaser features an odd character dressed in a big pink overcoat and trucker hat sitting alone at the beach. He gets up and walks to a box in the sand that includes a Brown Eyed Soul tape. He plays the tape, and we get to hear a few seconds of a new dance track....

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Brown Eyed Soul and Vibe to Battle Each Other with February Comebacks

In the midst of various idol groups battling each other, vocal groups Brown Eyed Soul and Vibe will have their own battles when both groups make their comeback in February. The return of the two groups come at a time when interest for vocal groups and ballads are in the spotlight. In January, group M.C. the Max topped the charts with their comeback ballad “Wind that Blows.” Brown Eyed ...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 4

Once again, the new No. 1 song this week is from outside of the top 10 last week.  Ailee scores her third No. 1 song on our chart with her latest hit “Singing Got Better,” up from No. 18 last week.  Written by her mentor Wheesung, this is a song about a woman who focus herself on singing after a breakup to lessen her heartache, and eventually her singing skills got better.  Despite only winning a ...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 3

There are a lot of changes in the top 10 this week. Both the top two songs were from outside of the top 10 last week.  MC The Max took home the top spot with “Wind That Blows,” rising from No. 22 last week. Back in the mid-2000s, MC The Max was a regular in the top 10 with many chart-topping hits. With their trademark emotional rock ballad tailor-made for winter, I often referred to MC The Max as ...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 2

As expected, IU’s “Friday” becomes our new No. 1 song this week.  Despite having no promotions, this song won all three TV network music show last week, and also tops Billboard Korea.   As a result, “Friday” moves up six spots and easily won this week with a high score.  Congratulations to IU. Moving up seven spots to a distant second is veteran R&B quartet Brown Eyed Soul.  Their song “You” h...

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jun2yng’s Favorite K-Pop Music Videos of 2013

There was so much great music in K-Pop in 2013: songs that want to make you cry, laugh, or just get up and dance! And then there were songs that didn’t do much at all. But a great song AND a great music video? Perfection.  This is jun2yng, one of the news writers here at Soompi. Here are some of my personal favorites from 2013 in K-Pop music videos, including videos from artists like Brown E...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 1

Happy New Year to all our readers!  We are starting the 10th year of our Soompi Weekly Music Chart.  At the start of every year, we review our existing chart sources and make necessary adjustments to keep it more updated.  There are three changes this year: Air Monitor (15%) is no longer a source since they have switched to a paid service. We have combined all TV Network music show rankings into ...

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