Monthly Comeback Review + Guide Of SEPTEMBER [TWICE, CLC, Jackson Wang, Dean, DreamCatcher & More]

This edition of the desi monthly comeback review guide is all about exploring the ‘sometimes under-rated but extremely talented artists’ that need your love and support to spread their wings and fly!

 

Ranging from Pop to OSTs to Hiphop and on to R&B, there isn’t a single genre that didn’t release songs great enough to blow your minds this month 😉

 

Excited enough yet?

Let’s go explore!

 

 

(Week 1) – 1st to 8th

 

 

 

  1. (M.O.N.T) – ‘Bae’ M/V

 

With bright, dreamy aesthetics and the goofy playfulness that seems to be their signature concept in their music videos, the boys that love India and the ones that all the Indian Mints love are back again 😊

 

This time they are here with a track from their recent EP ‘Awesome Up!’ that is going to do exactly that, awesome you guys up 😉

 

Haven’t heard the track yet?

Listen to these boys and download their track on:

Spotify

Google Play

iTunes

 

  1. W PROJECT 4 – 1M1S (1 Minute,1 Second)

 

To think that this is just a trainee project and they haven’t even debuted yet makes this track even more impactful and thrilling!

 

With the music video shot almost like a performance video where these boys are displaying their in-sync and powerful dancing along with the expressive vocals, their debut is definitely going to be the most anticipated one in a long time 😉

 

Listen to and download their track on:

Spotify

Google Play

iTunes

 

  1. (Simon Dominic) – ‘GOTT (Feat. MOON, Woo Wonjae & Jvcki Wai)

If you thought Simon Dominic was done snatching wigs for this year, guess again because he isn’t even halfway there yet :3

 

The first thing I noticed about this track is that it has sexiness and swag dripping all over. The punch line, ‘Goosebumps on the track’ couldn’t be more true because this is exactly what the song did!

 

Simon Dominic really needs to chill because this fire is just too hot for me to not get burned😉

 

Listen to and download his track on:

Spotify

Google Play

iTunes

 

  1. The Rose – Strangers (Strangers From Hell OST Part. 1)

You can always count on The Rose to surprise you with a completely eccentric music track that is going to blow your mind for sure!

 

The music video from the webtoon ‘Strangers From Hell’ and the heavier sound of the track combined with the flawless great depth in Woosung’s beautiful voice reflects the dark thriller genre of the series.

 

This synergy of the finely played instrumentals and the outstanding vocals complement the track perfectly leading to the overall greater impact the track has on the listeners.

 

Listen to and download the OST on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

  1. DEAN – Sometimes I hear Howlin’ in my head

When the King of R&B returns, you better be ready to ascend to another dimension altogether!

 

What strikes me the most in this track is the simplicity of the music video and the acoustic guitar playing in the background. It is as if Dean wanted the listeners to focus just on his passionate and almost poetic-like singing.

 

The rock metal that plays in the end with the eerie cinematography, however, leaves the listeners with a mesmerizing and mystic feel of the whole track.

 

Only the NAVI Edit of the song is available for download.

 

You can download it on:

Google Play

iTunes

Spotify

 

  1. CLC – ‘Devil’

These angels may be nice but dare to provoke them and they will show you what they are really made of 😉

 

With bewitching vocals, dope raps, eye-catching visuals and a groovy beat playing in the background, CLC has stepped up their game and is here with a message: ‘Don’t push anybody’s buttons, nice as they may be, even they can fight!’

 

Gear up for this awesome uplifting track and listen to and download it on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

  1. Jeon Sang Keun- I Still love you a lot

 

A beautiful heartbreaking song about a heartbreak that will never get old T.T

 

If you have ever been in love and experienced a heartbreak, this is definitely going to make you cry so listen only after your heart is ready to deal with the melodic soulful vocals and emotional, relatable lyrics it portrays.

 

Listen to and download the track on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

 

(Week 2)- 9th to 15th

 

 

 

  1. Monsta X – Pepsi For The Love Of It (Korean Version)

If you didn’t like Pepsi before, you definitely won’t be able to resist its temptation after this great track by Monsta X 😉

 

It can only be the power of Monsta X that can make me keep listening to commercials on repeat all day long. The boys have so many fun-filled moments in the music video that I just can’t help smiling and singing along to it.

 

Listen to these boys #fortheloveofit exclusively on Youtube and download their track on:

Wallkpop

 

  1. GroovyRoom X Leellamarz- ROOM SERVICE

 

The hottest producers are back at it again, releasing bop after bop like it is no big deal at all 😉

 

The whole track has a very chill vibe to it which just adds to the unique low and trendy vocal charm that Leellamarz’s voice seems to possess.

 

This is a track that has quite literally got me ‘groovy-ing everywhere’ xD

 

Listen to and download the track on:

Spotify

iTunes

 

  1. Penomeco- Señorita (ft. Nafla)

 

After listening to this track, the only song called ‘Señorita’ I know is by Nafla and Penomeco :3

 

Nafla’s rap flow, as usual, was flawless and seeing how it was backed by Penemeco’s rhapsodic vocals, the only bad thing that I could find in the track was how just 3 minutes didn’t do justice to it and how much I wanted to listen to it more 😊

 

Listen to and download the track on:

Spotify

iTunes

Google Play

 

  1. CHUNG HA, Mommy Son – FAST

 

This track is the theme song for the 2019 JTBC Seoul Marathon with Chung Ha as the ambassador!

 

The fiery rap flow that is unique to Mommy Son, referred to as the alter ego of Mad Clown brings a hip-hop vibe to it which when combined with the pop song vibes that Queen Chung Ha lends to the track, makes it one of the dopest tracks of the whole month.

 

My favourite part is when the base drops after the chorus. It is like getting hit with a bazooka; it is that powerful!

 

Listen to and download the track on:

Spotify

iTunes

Google Play

 

  1. Olltii – PRESS START (Feat. Kim So Hye)

 

Kim Sohye from I.O.I is back in the game with a very lively collaboration with the rapper, Olltii!

 

The music video is laid out like a 90s video game and I loved how they used the 8-bits elements for the instrumental in the background. This lends a very refreshing and effervescent feel to the cheerful collaboration of the two.

 

Listen to and download their track on:

Spotify

iTunes

Google Play

 

  1. BOL4- Workaholic

 

BOL4 is here to teach you to live a full life with no regrets!

 

Ever had days where your life feels like a never-ending cycle of monotonous incidents? Bolbbalgan4 through their song want to spread a positive message that sometimes it’s okay to step back and relax a little, to live for your own self.

 

The way this message is put across is also a very fresh and inventive way where the two members’ alluring vocals invite the listeners to listen to the track again and again.

 

Listen to and download their track on:

Spotify

iTunes

Google Play

 

 

(Week 3)- 16th to 22nd

 

 

  1. SEVENTEEN – 독 : Fear

 

Everytime Seventeen drops a song it automatically goes to my “I’m going to listen to this for years” playlist 😊

 

FEAR is like the dark horse of the ‘An Ode’ album. The explosion of lyrical vocals, powerful dance moves and stunning visuals makes the track a hidden gem, strong and unique in its own way.

 

Listen to and download their track on:

Spotify

Google Play

iTunes

 

  1. Junoflo – 5eoul AM (ft. G2)

 

This should be a proven universal fact now that ‘Junoflo + G2 = STRAIGHT FIRE’!

 

With the addictive groove, the wild rap flow and the smooth transitions to a perfect hook to the song, Junoflo just can’t stop serving his listeners with the greatest masterpieces ever invented.

 

Listen to and download the track on:

Spotify

Google Play

iTunes

 

 

  1. KARD – Dumb Litty

 

I so wasn’t ready for the wildest song of the century to drop on me like this!

 

The badass choreography, powerful rapping and vocals and the jaw-dropping visuals take the song to a whole new level of greatness altogether!

 

In addition to this, the starting background electronic instrumental comes in really hard without any warning, making it the dopest starting of a track ever!

 

Honestly, all the members just snapped like crazy this comeback and I can’t stop myself from playing this track over and over again😉

 

Listen to and download the track on:

Spotify

Google Play

iTunes

 

  1. Dreamcatcher- ‘Deja Vu’

 

Ten seconds into the track I was questioning myself, “why haven’t I heard these talented artists before today?”

 

The high notes in the song though tough to sing were perfectly vocalized by the members. The lyrics were quite expressive and thought-invoking too. This combined with the gorgeous visuals and instrumentals in the background, made the song enchanting and cool.

 

Listen to and download the track on:

Spotify

Google Play

iTunes

 

  1. TEEN TEEN – It’s on you

 

In need of some cheering up? Listen to this track and I can bet you won’t be able to stop that goofy smile from lighting up your face again 😊

 

This track is just so precious! I mean just the fact that these baby-faced cuties are probably the youngest group in Kpop right now and are still stealing hearts, makes the song feel charming and exuberant on a whole new level.

 

Listen to and download the track on:

Spotify

Google Play

iTunes

 

  1. Amber Liu – Hands Behind My Back

 

This MV hit me harder than a Monday Morning!

 

The beautiful message behind the song was already explained by Amber herself on her Instagram. She said, “This song goes out to everyone who feels trapped and alone. You’re NOT alone. You can fight through anything but you have to WANT it. Believe and try. If you fall, get up and try again. Never give up on love and hope.”

 

These meaningful lyrics combined with her velvety smooth voice and the elegant choreography in the music video makes this song what it was intended to be: ‘Inspirational’.

 

Listen to and download the track on:

Spotify

Google Play

iTunes

 

 

  1.  Loopy&nafla – FLEX

 

Welcome all to Loofla’s ‘Bar-fest’ Cocktail Party!

 

Loopy and Nafla are literally the hottest flexers in the Korean hip-hop industry right now and this song is proof of that. The eerily aesthetic M/V, the return of Nafla’s iconic fiery red hair, dope turbo beats and sick rap flows, are enough to make this song the ‘Flex Anthem of 2k19’.

 

Listen to and download the track on:

Spotify

Google Play

iTunes

 

 

(Week 4)- 23rd to 30th

 

  1. J-hope ‘Chicken Noodle Soup (feat. Becky G)

 

The greatest collaboration of the year led to the production of the dopest track of 2k19!

 

Who could ever have known that J-hope just tweaking with the iconic track, ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ by Webster and Young B, the song he listened to when he started dancing would lead to this lit recreation of it in a special ‘Classic J-dope swag style.’

 

The song has lyrics in both Korean and Spanish with J-hope writing about his hopes and dreams in Korean and Becky G bringing the signature Spanish touch to the whole track.

 

The track is so addictive that the only thing I have got playing in my head since this song dropped is, ‘I let it rain, I clear out!’

 

 

Listen to and download the track on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

  1. Jackson Wang – BULLET TO THE HEART

 

Okay now this track is seriously a bullet to my heart!

 

If you thought Jackson Wang was just a rapper, you couldn’t be more wrong!

This track is a true masterpiece with the best production, vocals and visuals. Jackson should definitely keep blessing us by singing more from now on 😉

 

Listen to and download the track on:

iTunes

Google Play

 

  1. BLOO- Haru Ah-chim

 

My favourite rapper from the dope label-MKIT Rain is back to shake your soul up!

 

The best charm of BLOO is his semi-singing style of low-voiced rapping that makes you feel all kinds of ways. BLOO is also a master at using autotune in his tracks that has been gaining a lot of attention nowadays. He uses it in a way that doesn’t distort his actual voice and suits the melody and theme of the song perfectly at the same time too.

 

An under-rated rapper that has got the potential to change the whole hip-hop scene if given the support, BLOO is sure to change the minds of many with this awesome track!

 

Listen to and download the track on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

  1. Jessi – ‘Who Dat B’

 

The baddest of the baddest, Queen Jessi of the K-hiphop industry is back again with another banger!

 

With a track silencing all the haters, Jessi with her unique rap flow, sexy and cool outfits and badass attitude is at it again; slaying the rhythm with great ease.

 

I especially love the melody and the velvety feel of the whole song.

 

Listen to and download the track on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

  1. TWICE “Feel Special”

 

This song really does feel special!

 

With the most gorgeous visuals possible, these Queens are here to make you realize your real worth and treat yourself the way you deserve to be treated, as a precious queen 😉

 

Listen to and download the track on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

  1. SuperM Performance Video : TEN X TAEMIN X KAI

 

With the best dancing line-up the Kpop industry has ever witnessed, this performance is nothing short of being the epitome of Perfection itself!

 

With Ten opening the magical performance with his strong, powerful and flawless movements and Taemin coming in with his snappy yet elegant breakdance style, hyping the viewers up till Kai takes up the stage and sets it on fire with his cool, flow-y like water kind of dance style!

 

The performance of all the members is so mesmerizing that I was left speechless and mind-blown by the whole experience of it.

 

Listen to and pre-order the upcoming album on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

  1. Hoody – ‘MIRO’

 

Hoody’s voice in this track is pure eargasm!

 

With the track being so fast paced you wouldn’t expect the emotions to be felt so clearly as they are being, at all!

 

The alluring melodic vocals, aesthetic music video and cool instrumental make the song feel completely irresistible and captivating.

 

Listen to and download the track on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

  1. (Gaho) – ‘Pink Walk’

 

With the talent this vocal king possesses I still fail to understand how he can remain so under-rated!

 

The track starts off with a playful whistling that captivates your attention instantly, making sure that you know that some major stuff is about to go down 😉

 

The perfect blend of beauty, talent and unique charms, Gaho is one of the very few artists that can drive me wild when they hit those difficult high notes in perfect harmony with the melody playing in the background.

 

Listen to and download the track on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

  1. CHEN – (Shall we?)

 

Chen has the voice of an angel. Period.

 

Chen’s songs always leave with a yearning and appreciation for all the things beautiful on this planet. This track like all others is filled with emotional and passionate singing with ‘Angelic’ Chen hitting all the notes perfectly.

 

Listen to and download the track on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

  1. ONEUS – LIT

This comeback season ONEUS isn’t playing around. It’s like they are saying, “You are going to have to remember us from today onwards.”

 

With the traditional instrumental in the background and the traditional setting and props in the music video, the song is not only catchy but is extremely refreshing as well.

 

The highlight of the song is when Ravin raps. His energy alone is enough to snatch all of our wigs!

 

Listen to and download the track on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

  1. ZICO- Daredevil (Feat. Jvcki Wai, YUMDDA)

 

Just when I thought I was done being mindblown by all the BOP releases of August, King Zico dropped another one!

 

With the fabulous groovy beats, trendy rapping, smooth transitions and Jvcki’s cute rap flow, KOZ is all set for making a revolution to the Korean music Industry coming at all of us with this dope jam!

 

Listen to and download the track on:

iTunes

Spotify

Google Play

 

 

Writer – Ishika Rawat

 

Check out the August Comeback guide & Review.

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