Jang Yong-ha, often known as Yonko, is a Seoul-based independent artist who, although fearless to combine various genres in his music, truly expresses himself while playing Soul.  Yonko’s soulful vocal tone, stellar music, and straightforward lyrics makes him one of the most promising new artists from South Korea. Undoubtedly, his delivery is always 10/10. While […]

Whenever you listen to Woosung’s music, you can be certain that his songs are written in the correct key for his voice – his incredible musical arrangements perfectly suit his style of singing. There is no doubt that the singer always delivers a masterclass in the art of songwriting. His songs are relatable and honest; […]

“Yours, Sincerely was made while I was doing my mandatory military service. It was an album with the most candid stories of so many concerns that I had about myself, things I missed, and emotions I couldn’t accept”, says Kim Feel when asked about his first studio album which released in 2019. He also admits […]

“Eric Nam! Eric Nam!”, the crowd cheered at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Although the name itself is well-known to me, I have never thought that, after the sold-out concert on April 14th, I would become one of his dedicated listeners. Back in 2019, when Eric came to the O2 Academy Islington in London, I […]

K-pop holds a specific place in the Korean music industry, and if one wants to survive in such a place, they have to make sure that they won’t become a star for just a single season. Unfortunately, this often happens to idols who decide to leave their groups to focus on solo careers or at […]

Kim Jeong-uk, a South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper, began his music career when he debuted as a member of a boy group, 24K, back in 2012. After a relatively successful career with the group, the artist decided to pursue a solo career. In 2019, Jeong-uk released his first EP called #down which brought a new […]

It is said that long-term contact with music improves cognitive function. There is no denial that music is the embodiment of beauty; it makes everyday activities more pleasant and often transfers the listener into “another dimension”. I have never thought that I would be grateful for social media, such as Instagram. Searching for new artists […]

There is no denial that hip-hop culture is now a global phenomenon. Although hip-hop originated in the US, it has always changed within a local [country’s] context. Since BTS came to light, the South Korean music industry has been taking the world by storm. But let’s not forget, the country is more than just K-pop, […]

Who is CL? It is hard to describe her in one word – to the majority, she is a queen of K-pop, to some she is the ultimate Korean Hip-Hop gem. I don’t think I want to put her in any sort of category as CL tends to be versatile when it comes to her […]

2016 was a turning point for Kim Young Geun when he won the talent show Superstar K [an equivalent of Britain’s Got Talent and American Idol]. The singer impressed the judges with his cover of Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down, which later led to more exciting performances on the show.  A year after winning the […]