It is finally the first full week of 2021. The dust has settled on a peculiar festive season but while many find comfort in the last handful of Christmas chocolates; January is already gearing up to be an interesting month for music. This week sees well-known tracks being reimagined, drama soundtracks driving fans through their latest binge-watching session and pre-comeback projects that is bringing hype levels to boiling point.
With that in mind, a simple Release Round Up may not be enough! For a slight new year twist, the team is not only reflecting on this week’s popular release but recapping the most exciting teasers to get you geared up for another seven days of exciting comebacks.
This Week’s Top Picks
With the repackage of their third mini-album, “SALUTE” set to release on the 18th January, AB6IX is already building up hype with a special collaboration. Following up from their 2019 remix of Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts”, the boys are joining forces with American band, Why Don’t We for a Korean-English rendition of “Fallin’ (Adrenaline)”.
Steve Aoki has become a firm favourite among idols; working alongside BTS, Monsta X & Lay to name a few. Now, it is the turn of the “Favourite Boys”, A.C.E as they are kicking off 2021 with the Gold Star remix of their 2020 title, “Goblin”.
Next Week’s Ones to Watch
(G)I-DLE are set to return with another ethereal concept for “HWAA”. With fiery visuals, Soyeon producing the song with Pop Time and the subtle throwback to their “HANN” era; this comeback is not to be missed in the week ahead.
Originally penned for a December release, VICTION’s first full-length album was postponed due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. Despite the new social distancing levels altering their comeback plans, the group are still planning a strong return to the stage with “What I Said”, set to release on January 11th.
TREASURE has been catching attention already this week by performing the ending song of Black Clover, but next week also sees the release of their first full-length album. As the complete edition of “The First Step”, the album will feature previous titles; “BOY”, “I Love You” & “MMM” along with their brand new single, “My Treasure”.
Check out the full list of this week’s releases below:
|3rd January||LeeZe / Lee Ji Hye (The Voice of Korea)||We don’t love anymore||We don’t love anymore|
|Jo Hyun Ah (Urban Zakapa)||Here I am||Mr. Queen Soundtrack|
|Lee Jae-min||Cry Again||No Matter What Soundtrack|
|Honey Apple||Why did you||Why did you|
|Woody||Just stay at home||Stay at home|
|4th January||Yumin (ex-MelodyDay)||If You||If You|
|Coogie||POW (Feat. GRAY)||POW (Feat. GRAY)|
|Timoteo (HOTSHOT)||Because of You||Mr. Boss Soundtrack|
|Lee Ji Hee||It was nice to meet you.||Please Don’t Date Him Soundtrack|
|Im Se Jun||The loved we had||purple|
|5th January||Hong Eunki (ex-RAINZ)||ON&ON||ON&ON|
|Joonil Jung||First Love (feat. SOLE)||First Love (feat. SOLE)|
|Sunwoojunga / SWJA||in the bed||in the bed|
|TREASURE||Beautiful||Black Clover Soundtrack|
|Red Rain||Sight||Phoenix 2020 Soundtrack|
|Han Seunghee||Desire||The Penthouse Soundtrack|
|Cheon Dan Bi||Fly Away||Fly Away|
|6th January||Raina (ex-After School) x Junggigo||Can We Break Up?||MBN MISS BACK Part.7|
|Jeong Sewoon||IN THE DARK||24 PART 2|
|Minhyun (NU’EST)||To You All Night||Love Revolution Soundtrack|
|2F (Shin Yong Jae, Kim Won Joo)||Sorry||Run On Soundtrack|
|HEYDAY||A Light Of A Dream||A Light Of A Dream|
|7th January||AB6IX x Why Don’t We||Fallin’ (Adrenaline)||Fallin’ (Adrenaline)|
|Jang Deok Cheol||fall asleep||fall asleep|
|Various Artists (incl. Jamie, NIve)||You Were Beautiful (orig: DAY6) / A Gloomy Clock (orig: IU feat. Jonghyun (SHINee))||Begin Again Open Mic Ep.1|
|ISU (M.C the MAX)||Your Lights||Bike Expedition Soundtrack|
|BewhY||Not Belong Anyone||MapleStory: KAIN Soundtrack|
|Shin Junseop (ex-MYTEEN)||I Promise||One Fine Week 2 Soundtrack|
|New, Hyunjae, Sunwoo (THE BOYZ)||Priority||Run On Soundtrack|
|18Again||You left to me (Feat. O’z Mood)||The Penthouse Soundtrack|
|Car, the garden||Happy Ending||True Beauty Soundtrack|
|Summer of Thoughts||Hand in Hand (vocal:Kang Asol)||Hand in Hand|
|8th January||KEEMBO||LOVE ME 4 ME||LOVE ME 4 ME|
|A.C.E x Steve Aoki||Fav Boyz (Gold Star Remix (feat. Thutmose))||Fav Boyz (Gold Star Remix)|
|BOYHOOD (Nam Donghyun)||Luxury Big House||Luxury Big House|
|Ryu Sujeong (Lovelyz), Kwon Soon-il (Urban Zakapa)||Color Rush||Color Rush Soundtrack|
|John Park||For Some Reason||Lovestruck in the City Soundtrack|
|DVWG, HYEP||No Rush||No Rush|
|Woori||Affection (with Cludyy)||Affection|
|Yiruma||La Fotografia||La Fotografia|
|9th January||Soyou & Woojin (AB6IX)||Puzzle||Mr Queen Soundtrack|
|Ahn Ye Eun||Proust||Proust|
|JR Groove||Asking Myself (with Choi Hyo In)||Asking Myself|
|Redoor||Forever Always Has Been||Forever Always Has Been|