Rebellious trap metal artist $ATSUKI is back with an album about Jesus

Six months ago, the Korean rapper $ATSUKI made music like this (read more about $ATSUKI’s old music here): Now she’s like this: Smiling, happy and practicing religion directly on her Instagram account! What happened? What happened to $ATSUKI’s extreme trap metal aesthetic and music? She found Jesus. When I heard the news, I got afraidContinue reading “Rebellious trap metal artist $ATSUKI is back with an album about Jesus”

The endless party-hype:ing of early 2010s K-pop – featuring 2NE1

The album “Collection” by K-pop group 2NE1 is actually an album in Japanese made for the Japanese market, but at the same time it’s a pretty accurate summary of K-pop from around 2008-2012. The video “The music that defined the 2010s” claims that music from this time was hard and loud, which also seems to be trueContinue reading “The endless party-hype:ing of early 2010s K-pop – featuring 2NE1”

The timelessness of Lee Jung Hyun

Even though the album “007” by Lee Jung Hyun starts off with 3-4 loud gun shots followed by Lee Jung Hyun whispering “bad boy…”, it isn’t as unique and crazy as her earlier works. It’s great pop with great hooks (“dididididi it girl, daradada dadada, dididididi it girl…”) that’s not always instantly nice or distinct, but itContinue reading “The timelessness of Lee Jung Hyun”