April has drawn to an end and as May begins; the Summer Rush is finally gearing up with a long list of comebacks in the upcoming month. However, there is still a few singles in the past seven days that have made an impact to charts and playlists alike. As always, the Release Round Up have collected a full list of debuts, comebacks & drama soundtracks so you don’t miss out on the biggest songs of the week.

Here are some of the UKP Team’s favourites of the last seven days and a brief look into next week’s big releases.

This Week’s Top Picks

ENHYPEN was the one to watch last week and for their first group comeback, they did not disappoint. Channelling the high energy of a carnival, Drunk-Dazed is a fun pop-rock track which still gives a nod to the group’s dark fantasy aesthetic.

ITZY are ready to steal hearts with their latest single, Mafia In The Morning. Co-produced by J.Y. Park himself, the girls bring together their charisma, fashion and sound to create a film noir concept that perfectly follows up from the western style of Not Shy.

Next Week’s Ones to Watch

It has been a long two year wait, but after completing their mandatory military service, Highlight are finally back! Formerly part of past CUBE group, BEAST; the four members – Yoseob, Doojoon, Gikwang & Dongwoon are returning to the stage with the chill-EDM track, Not The End and their third mini-album, The Blowing.

In the past week, Kingdom: Legendary War unveiled its first studio single that featured the RE-BORN challenge. Now, all six groups have unveiled their performances and fans have begun supporting their favourites. At the time of writing, only SF9 & The Boyz have seen a studio single released but fans are expecting an official Part 2 and Part 3 of the challenge soon; which will feature Stray Kids’ “Pray (I’ll Be Your Man)“, BTOB’s “Back Door“, iKON’s “Inception” & ATEEZ’s “Rhythm Ta“.

Check out the full list of this week’s releases below:

25th April Jang Pillsoon, Baek Z Young We’ll Find The Day We’ll Find The Day
HOONS Hi, Spring Love Interference 2021
Shin Minjung (ex-Tiny G) Don’t ask Sell Your Haunted House
3YE Only You Don’t Know Somehow Family
John Park I’m Always By Your Side Vincenzo
26th April Hyunseong (ex-Boyfriend) Nothing Happens Nothing Happens
Kim Yeji (The Voice of Korea) 21 Love Mode
AB6IX Close MO’ COMPLETE : Have A Dream
Han Dong Geun Thank you for letting me leave Thank you for letting me leave
Various Artists Be My Boyfriend (Full Soundtrack Release)
Wonpil (DAY6), Kei (Lovelyz) Meet Me When the Sun Goes Down / Good-Bye Days Midnight Sun (musical)
27th April leanon TGIF (feat. Haebin (ex-gugudan)) / BLOSSOM BLOSSOM
Rainbow note Dilemma Dilemma
Seo Sung Hyuk (ex-RAINZ) Spring Picnic Spring Picnic
DAYBREAK Does make sense Does make sense
Kassy I will light your way (Prod. Cho Young Soo) I will light your way (Prod. Cho Young Soo)
Kid Milli, dress Bittersweet (feat. ron) / Midnight Blue (feat. In the endless zanhyang we are) Cliché
S.U.S.D WITHyou (feat. Suran) / Sun Up Sun Down (feat. Osean) 1 DAY 4 SURE
Uangel Voice Amore Triste Miss Monte Cristo
Various Artists Navillera (Full Soundtrack Release)
28th April Limit On&On On&On
BIBI BAD SAD AND MAD / Life is a Bi… Life is a Bi…
JOPH Cuz of you (feat. WH3N) Cuz of you (feat. WH3N)
Kim Ji Soo (Superstar K2) nothing without you nothing without you
oceanfromtheblue Heaven Heaven
ONF Ugly Dance City of ONF
Various Artists Endless Rain (Full Film Soundtrack)
Marvin Twice Mouse
Jang Joog Hyuk Don’t Cry Sell Your Haunted House
Hyomin (T-ara) Empty Space Summer Guys
29th April AIVAN AI AI
HEYGIRLS I cook I cook
Lee Michelle Break the wall Break the wall
nov Skyline (feat. MRSHLL) / UTOPIA (feat. Sunwoojunga) Outstanding
(G)I-DLE Last Dance (prod. GroovyRoom) Last Dance (prod. GroovyRoom)
Kim Kyu Jong (SS501) Color pencil Color pencil
NORAZO Vegetable Vegetable
pH-1 365&7 (feat. JAMIE) 365&7
Baek Ye-seul Memories Scattering Amor Fati
Lee Sang (IMFACT), Sihyun (ARIAZ) Such A Day Nobleman Ryu’s Wedding
30th April Giant Pink Come Closer (feat. Woody) Come Closer (feat. Woody)
M.O.N.T (Narachan & Roda) BOTTLE BOTTLE
Sarah Barrios Have We Met Before (with Eric Nam) Have We Met Before (with Eric Nam)
Amber Liu (f(x)) blue (feat. Masiwei of Higher Brothers) [Mandarin Version] blue (feat. Masiwei of Higher Brothers) [Mandarin Version]
Amber Liu (f(x)) vegas vegas
ITZY In the morning GUESS WHO
eAeon Don’t (feat. RM of BTS) Fragile
EDEN, Young Jun (Brown Eyed Soul) Leave Me Leave Me
Kang Hyeyeon (ex-EXID / BESTie) If You Pretend Sunday Hyeyeon
OVAN Happiness (MIC SWG Live) Happiness. MIC SWG BOOTH (Live)
The Black Skirts Two Days Good Luck To You, Girl Scout!
HA:TFELT (ex-Wonder Girls Yeeun) Tempo Tempo
1st May Lee Mujin, Jeong Hongil, Han Seung Yoon (ex-Lunafly) Girls Generation / Malri Flower / Today, I Famous Singers (From the “JTBC” TV Show) Pt.3 [Live]
Lee So Ra Proposal (2021 Ver.) Proposal (2021 Ver.)
Peppertones Tangerine (orig. Jaejoo Boys) [Vol.94] You Hee yul’s Sketchbook : 60th Voice ‘Peppertones’
eSNa I Want To Be In Love I Want To Be In Love
Sojung (Ladies’ Code) Just for one day Bossam-Steal the Fate
VAV Tonight Somehow Family

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