Welcome to Replay. Each month members of the UnitedKpop team will share their most replayed tracks of the month. Here are our picks for November.
As a K-Pop fan of around 6 years now, I am quite settled in my ways when it comes to what artists I like and who I follow. This means that, rather unfairly, newer groups often have to be pretty spectacular to maintain my attention.
BTS have managed to become a new favourite of mine and War of Hormone has been on frequent replay. They all pack a real punch in their music and talent, but still manage to have a lot of fun and show their enjoyment. I also like the fact that they embrace their youth and poke fun at puberty in this track.
This came out at the end of October but I’ve been playing it a lot over November. I’m a big BrandNew Music fan and follow nearly all of their artists. As One are one of the very few female units I really enjoy.
For The Night has a 19+ mv, and has understandably been met with objection, but it a good representation of the lyrics from the duo, both in their mid 30s and married, it isn’t sexy for the sake as with many recent concepts. I purposely didn’t include the mv because you can really appreciate the vocals of As One without being distracted by a visual concept thats a bit marmite.
Aside from the fact Park Jung Min, alias Romeo, is my ultimate bias, I am just so in love with this song. I don’t find enough rock inspired music from K-pop artists in general, so a good guitar based song always intrigues me. And his deep voice really suits this concept a lot.
I love Mamamoo’s individual voices and harmonisation at the end, the song isn’t too repetitive which is something that put me off a track – because of this, I just end up listening to it over and over.
If the repeated finger clicking isn’t enough to get you hooked on this song then the chorus definitely will. Rewind is incredibly catchy, has a great rap and is a song that will no doubt end up being played at least several times a day.
I was recently listening to the special edition of 2PM’s Grown album and Taecyeon’s solo track caught my attention right away with its Latin music and the fact I’m always mesmerised by Tango dancing. The fact Taecyeon was singing rather than rapping here surprised me a lot and how he often seductively whispered throughout the song only made Traicion go on repeat for weeks.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/99050181″ params=”color=ff0000&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
We’d love to hear what you think of our picks, and which tracks you’ve had on replay too.