New Albums And Singles Preview – 2013 July Week 3
B2ST Vol. 2 – Hard To Love, How To Love (released)
03 How to Love
04 Be Alright
05 I’m Sorry
06 Will You Be Okay
07 You’re Bad
B2ST returns after a year with their second album, “Hard to Love, How to Love.” The title track this time around is “Shadow,” a moving track about how a man feels after his lover disappears like a shadow. It has strong beats and a beautiful piano melody. The song was co-composed, penned, and arranged by Kim Tae Joo and B2ST member, Yong Jung Hyung. There are other tracks worth mentioning such as hip-hop number, “How to Love” and electronic track, “You’re Bad.”
Outsider – Rebirth Outsider (July 23)
02 Bye U (feat. G.O of MBLAQ)
03 To Touch Longingness (feat. Hwayobi)
04 Memoride (feat. San E, Tymee, Ven)
05 El Dorado (feat. KK, Jang Hwayoung)
The king of rap, Outsider returns after three years with a new mini-album, “Rebirth Outsider.” The title track is “Bye U,” a hip-hop number composed by Zeko with lyrics penned by MBLAQ’s very own G.O. It is of the EDM (Electro Dance Music) genre where Outsider’s fast vocals and G.O’s charming vocals can be heard. There are a total of six tracks where top musicians such as Hwayobi and San E lend their voices.
Lee Jung Hyun 1st special single album – V (July 25)
The queen of performance, Lee Jung Hyun, returns after three long years with a special single album, “V.” The title track is of the same name and is of the hot swing pop genre. The song uses saxophone and strong kick bass drums. The singer herself is responsible for producing and penning the lyrics.
AOA Black 3rd single – MOYA (July 26)
02 Without You
03 Moya (INST)
04 Without You (INST)
AOA Black, the sub-group of AOA, returns this summer with their third single, “MOYA.” The title track is of the same name and is of the reggae genre. AOA leader, Jimin wrote the lyrics to the rap. The B-side track is “Without You,” an acoustic ballad number.
B.A.P (single) – Hurricane (released)
B.A.P releases their second title track, “Hurricane.” Composed by Jun Da Woon and Marco, leader Bang Young Guk helped pen the lyrics to this song. It is an upbeat hip-hop number with reggae rhythms and synth sounds. Listeners will be able to hear the members’ vocals and rap.
Juniel (single) – Dokkun Project Part 3 (released)
01 Being Moved is Important (feat. Hanhye of Phantom)
02 Being Moved is Important INST
K-Pop representative producer, Kim Do Hun and lively vocalist, Juniel have come together for part three of the Dokkun Project. It is a hip-hop R&B number where Juniel’s and Hanhye’s vocals can be heard. The lyrics are about how girls think being moved is more important than simple words.
Kim Hyun Joong (single) – Unbreakable (released)
01 Unbreakable (feat. Jay Park)
02 Unbreakable (INST)
Kim Hyun Joong returns after two long years with a brand new single, “Unbreakable” in midst of his upcoming third mini-album. It is a crossover track that incorporates hip-hop with Korean traditional instruments. Jay Park also lends his vocals in this song during the rap portion.
Kang Seung Yoon (single) – It’s Raining (released)
01 It’s Raining
YG’s newest member, Kang Seung Yoon releases his debut single, “It’s Raining.” Perfect to listen to under an umbrella on a rainy day, this rock ballad is full of emotion as shown through the singer’s vocals.
Miss $ (single) – Lost & Found
01 Wish It Wasn’t You (Narr. Verbal Jint)
02 Woman’s Scent
03 Ladies’ Night (feat. Kanto)
Miss $ returns with a brand new single album, “Lost & Found.” The album consists of three previously released singles the girls individually picked and re-mastered. The title track is “Wish It Wasn’t You,” In contrast to the original version which has house sounds, this re-mastered version has a more acoustic feel.