Hello WHI friends and readers,
It's been a while since I last posted an article.
How have you been?
So August and September have been the scenario of many comebacks and debuts. Which one was your favourite? Let me know!
Let's start talking about music!
In this article I will talk about August and September releases.
As always I listened to almost every korean album and single of the month (in this case August and September). In this list you will read about my favourite ones.
You are going to find the playlists' links below and spotify links of the albums/songs at the end of the article.
Enjoy this music ride with me~

August

Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh1XxKE65a0&index=30&list=PLhWAaq3vgM8jEf9L7wsqNdOMR1TVa1_Z6

NCT DREAM - We Go Up

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What happened to the dreamies we first met two years ago? They've so grown up and still have such a huge potential, that I find myself waiting for every comeback with big expectations. They go up and up each time experimenting many styles. They debuted with the bubblegum pop song Chewing Gum. Then they experimented a more hip hop influenced mucic with GO and now they're back again with something new. We Go Up was part of my personal summer soundtrack and with its freshness it kept me company during the hot days.
Album's suggested tracks:
  • Dear DREAM

ZICO - SoulMate (feat. IU)

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"오래 기다렸지 안녕 나의 Soulmate" || "You waited for a long time Hello, my soulmate" I really like when Zico shows his sweet vocals.

SUMIN - 너네 집 Your Home (feat. Xin Seha)

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Sumin's Album was one of my favourite of the year. Give it a listen if you have time.
Album's suggested tracks:
  • I Hate You
  • WOO

Stray Kids - Voices || My Pace

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Album's suggested tracks:
  • WHO?
  • 갑자기 분위기 싸해질 필요 없잖아요(Awkward Silence)

Red Velvet - Power Up

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You're lying if you say you didn't sing " Ba-banana ba-ba-banana-nana " at least once!
Album's suggested tracks:
  • Blue Lemonade

SF9 - Now or Never(질렀어)

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I don't know if I am more crazy about this song or Hwi Young's hair. It's a big YES!
Album's suggested tracks:
  • Unlimited

Giriboy - 옛날거 Used (feat. Kid Milli) (Prod. By Giriboy, MISU)

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LOONA - Hi High

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Finally the rookie monsters had their long-awaited debut. It was a pleasure spending each month of the last two years with them, I'm looking forward to the following years.
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Stan Loona, stan talent!

BTS - LOVE YOURSELF 結 Answer 'Epiphany

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Gaeko - Vacation (feat. SOLE)

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Here's the hardworking Gaeko talking about his need for a vacation.

D-CRUNCH - Palace

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Give a listen to these powerful rookies

Woodie Gochild - 솜사탕(Cotton Candy) (feat. Hwasa of Mamamoo) (Prod. SLO)

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Do you remember Woodie Gochild's viral dance form Show Me the Money 6? The boy is back with a new album full of collaborations.
Album's suggested tracks:
  • Fly Me To My Town
  • Muse (feat. Jay Park, Sik-k)

(G)I-DLE) - 한(一)(HANN(Alone))

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These charismatic girls are back with a new track, what do you think about that?

BAEKHYUN X LOCO - YOUNG

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Being young is such a powerful weapon. All the ways are open for us, we just have to relax and forget about adults that want us to become adults. "Aren’t you sick Of all of the same shapes?". What define us is not society, but our hearts.

SHINHWA - Kiss Me Like That

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Shinhwa are like wine, the more they age the more they are amazing.

SOMDEF - ONE PLUS ONE(원플러스원) (feat. Loco, Bravo) || Slip N Slide (미끌미끌) (feat. Crush)

It was a real pleasure to listen to this album. I suddenly found myself dancing and chilling in my room lost in the music.
Album's suggested tracks:
  • % (Moon and Sun)

Ugly Duck, Chloe DeVita - Sugar (Puff Daehee Mix)

Paloalto - 그늘 (Shelter) (feat. ZENE THE ZILLA, Sway D & SUPERBEE)

Lee Suhyun of AKMU - 소리 (Sori)

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Park Won - 이방인 (Stranger)

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What a beautiful voice

Giriboy, Kid Milli, NO:EL, Swings - flex (Prod.By Giriboy)

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Indigo Music cool boys here for you

IMFACT - 나나나 懦那䛔 NANANA

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Han Yo Han - BABY I'M A ROCKSTAR (feat. NO:EL, Kim Sungmin) || Mood Maker (feat. CHANGMO, JUSTHIS, Giriboy)

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I like the instrumental part and the energy both the songs give me.

Drug Restaurant - 403

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JIN LONGGUO - Friday 'n Night

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"Friday n night 텅 빈 방 공허함 익숙해진 것 같아 너의 흔적들 여기저기 흘러내려 지워봐도 지워봐도" || "Friday n night, empty room I’m used to this emptiness Traces of you flow here and there Though I try to erase the"

Ko Sungmin - Don’t Let Me Know(내가 모르게) (Prod. by Good Life)

John OFA Rhee - Wishful Thoughts(좋겠어)



SEPTEMBER

playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhWAaq3vgM8gAGg6mKOLc9eki9fneZVzL

SUNMI - Siren(사이렌)

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Sunmi warned all of us that the moment we get her hand it will be difficult to let it go even though we're bleeding. Like the men who hear a Siren (mermaid) sing: even though that voice will make them crazy, they can't get enough of it. She is a star that shines on the stage everytime, a rare pearl that everyone will eventually grow up attached to.
Album's suggested tracks:
  • Curve(곡선)
  • Black Pearl

GOT7 - Lullaby

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"Sweet talk to me babe It’s magical 헤어날 수 없어 너에게서" || "Sweet talk to me babe It’s magical I can’t escape from you" This is exactly what I think everytime I listen to this song. I wish it will never end. I think that this style suits GOT7 perfectly. Even the coreography is perfect thanks to the boys' bold moves.

OH MY GIRL - Remember Me(불꽃놀이)

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What should I say? OMG are so perfect with their sweet voices, sophisticated concept and outfits.
Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Illusion

GIRIBOY - acrnm (Prod. By GIRIBOY) (feat. Goretexx)

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Album's suggested tracks:
  • vr (prod. by Coa White) (feat. JUSTHIS, Swings)

PENTAGON - Naughty boy(청개구리)

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Childish Pentagon are so cute~ Naughty boy has a structure that is very similar to their previous song Shine, I think it was a smart choice.
Album's suggested tracks:
  • When It Rains In Night

WJSN - 부탁해 (SAVE ME, SAVE YOU)

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WJSN are one of those groups that have a strong identity but at the same time experiment different shades of their unique concepts.
Album's suggested tracks:
  • I-Yah

GWSN - Puzzle Moon(퍼즐문)

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In my opinion this is one of the best debuts of 2018. Both the song and the coreography match like the pieces of a puzzle. This perfect match is hypnothic.
Album suggested tracks:
  • Melting Point
  • Lullaby

Dreamcatcher - What

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Dreamcatcher creepy and mysterious concept mixed with a powerful instrumental, similar to the opening of a anime, is their distinctive mark. Their vocals, rap and dance skills are on top as well, but why does it feel like they are not getting the recognition they deserve?
Album's suggested tracks:
  • Trap
  • July 7th

Jimin Park - April Fools (0401)

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Album's suggested tracks:
  • 전화받아 (Pick Up The Phone/PUTP) (feat. Woodz, Kino, Nathan)

HAON - NOAH (feat. Jay Park, Hoody) (Prod. GroovyRoom)

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Haon is the winner of the second season of High School Rapper. Here's his debut under Jay Park and Cha Cha Malone's label H1GHR.
Album's suggested tracks:
  • WHACHUWANT
  • GOOD NIGHT (feat. B-Free)

The Quiett - glofo i

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Album's suggested tracks:
  • glofo ii (feat. Zene the Zilla)
  • brrr (feat. Bradystreet)
  • namchin (feat. Leellamarz)
  • mully (feat. Hash Swan, Woo Won Jae)

Hyomin - MANGO

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I love this song so Man go!

Colde - Sunflower

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Album's suggested tracks:
  • Freedom
  • Yayaya (feat. Omega Sapien)
  • Space
  • String

Planetarium Records / PLT - IGOHOLIC

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You know I have a soft spot for PLT

JooYoung - N/A || Inn

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JooYoung's voice is so intense that everytime I listen to his songs I feel like I'm floating in another dimension.

Park Won - rudderless(나)

This album is really precious, if you have a time to give it a listen I highly suggest it!
Album's suggested tracks :
  • rumor

Jay Park - V

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DJ Wegun - Teach Me (서툴러) (feat. sogumm, punchnello)

Album's suggested tracks
  • Dal (feat. Jay Park)
  • Venom (feat. Nafla)
  • Sax Night

Girls' Generation-Oh!GG - 몰랐니 (Lil' Touch)

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Do you agree with me if I say that this is Sunny's era?

THE BOYZ - Right Here

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UNI.T - I mean(난말야)

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SHINee - 셀 수 없는 (Countless)

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The Story of Light-Epilogue resumes Shinee's thrilogy.
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I'm quoting myself once again: "When I watch SHINee I can't help feeling sad, but soon after I realise that this is not fair. They suffered the loss of a friend and brother, but they are here and they are telling us how much they want to keep doing what they like. So I tell myself that all I have to do is keep supporting SHINee with a sincere hearth, remembering Jonghyun and welcoming their new music with brighter feelings. SHINee are such a fundamental group in k-pop history."

Roy Kim - 우리 그만하자 (The Hardest Part)

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[STATION X 0] SEULGI x SinB(GFRIEND) x Chungah x Soyeon((G)I-dle) - Wow Thing

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These girls are a wow thing for real!

LUCENTE - 뭔가달라 (YOUR DIFFERENCE)

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Lucente's debut is another of my favourite debuts of these year.
Album's suggested tracks:
  • Falling Petals
  • How About You

MOMMY SON - _ Mommy Jump (소년점프) (feat. 배기성)_

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Even though everyone know who he is, he keeps wearing this pink mask. So, did you recognize him?

SoRi - 터치 (Touch) (feat. BASICK)

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VERIVERY - Super Special

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Life and Time - 정점 Summit

Bonus:

Tiffany Young - Teach You

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GFRIEND - Memoria

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Gfriend's japanese comeback

If you read till this point I'm really thankful and I hope you enjoyed this article.
Did you like my choices?
Let me now~
It's always nice to receive your messages (っ◕‿◕)っ ♥
See you next month for Oct/Nov playlist~
-Sara

Spotify links

Albums

I put a little flower (✿) next to the albums I liked the most.

NCT DREAM - We Go Up✿
https://open.spotify.com/album/0pIWpPef8UFx8iQ5KSZsYj?si=jySlEzAIRM-fsPnxaHL7uQ

Sumin - Your Home✿
https://open.spotify.com/album/6bKLfbBeBThuiq4tQCYkRf?si=BbT7iqVwS7a0kcBgnv17oA

Stray Kids - I am WHO
https://open.spotify.com/album/27ZoNL04hp5yKavzixqMUK?si=sAx0lOkDRPqnIvr9ihRvSw

Red Velvet - Summer Magic
https://open.spotify.com/album/5zWa1ZEUBctbKqvwXbFawo?si=NtNVPGDFS9CZDjVd3ioRig

SF9 - Sensuous
https://open.spotify.com/album/7MAqtgwyn1KTCdmnAoSUfx?si=j5zHc-AXThqiQcffIe0i1w

Giriboy - hightechnology: 3Songs & Instrumentals
https://open.spotify.com/album/4M3ZKYUShCtd0ojF6adJ8Z?si=APtr6MudS_ai8uqpG9Dp7Q

Loona - [+ +]
https://open.spotify.com/album/7e6TOKG4POoaQikpefQwbC?si=K1Y-0CA1TAem1hwDOk_4hA

SomDef - Some Definition of Love✿
https://open.spotify.com/album/2eyvRNPt1Ip7saHJQ6JZ07?si=4LHuEnwIRhek9e_BvCuOtw

BTS - LOVE YOURSELF 結 Answer 'Epiphany'
https://open.spotify.com/album/2lATw9ZAVp7ILQcOKPCPqp?si=_xWSBfnmQdeOKbo9BSfmUg

D-Crunch - 0806
https://open.spotify.com/album/2dPwVB2nczKK9pixDsJJMu?si=_OwOqMNYS3ib7YC9g0-Zpw

Woodie Gochild - #Gochild
https://open.spotify.com/album/0UIVF2oioK2AdhmwPNuGaE?si=8zlqHTQVRIunTzZSGcF5ZA

SHINHWA - HEART✿
https://open.spotify.com/album/1F4ew4S5UvxCTg28U2J1cR?si=t_gBpt-lRV-pzn4NmcgwnQ

Paloalto - Summer Grooves
https://open.spotify.com/album/5JXj4d6mS3xY7f5Xq7KCpe?si=6IPK5ae8TxuJekoF2_Dl6g

Han Yo Han - Dragon Bike
https://open.spotify.com/album/7owC0M3gj8Wmt11OJkizx7?si=85BxYH6zRHS-K3Sg65kPwA

Jin Longguo - Fridan n Night
https://open.spotify.com/album/7LQrgb53eTboecprOHFyL4?si=t6U9BLNkQ92v7OL5XXAW2g

John OFA Rhee - how long can we go?
https://open.spotify.com/album/0bdyjxlFmfRR5SEmgK4dsm?si=1Hzq3zRCTcOz9vQ0rS51qQ

Singles

ZICO - SoulMate (feat. IU)
https://open.spotify.com/album/0aDnkPxX660ezxCWBcqzVo?si=oOsmFqdlSzaMBIgBYCgJJg

Gaeko - Vacation (feat. Sole)
https://open.spotify.com/album/0wMFIb5r9WGKz1T6fzS654?si=trBYllJnTdO4skvmS4wuCg

(G)I-DLE - HANN (Alone)
https://open.spotify.com/album/4VLR1cDqRIeS86GYSJvlmZ?si=k101v3dRS8WkG1k8ve59tg

Baekhyun - Young (feat. Loco)
https://open.spotify.com/album/5XN0VfKWEWpxhjcks8MGLe?si=4oRY407MQVyx7h50_fbAFQ

Ugly Duck, Chloe DeVita - Sugar (Puff Daehee Mix)
https://open.spotify.com/album/3OYDJpzGoRjTdVlIb68XXI?si=P6Tdw0InTFGZjOeU5g-T-Q

Lee Suhyun - Sori [Mr.Sunshine OST]
https://open.spotify.com/album/7oBkrOHsz6JJF1GSi9TKtw?si=tTjtdYA_Rg-dqpwnf6GT4g

Park Won - Stranger [Mr. Sunshine OST]
https://open.spotify.com/album/6HlbRQtK8wlXmH5eamk6CJ?si=3LNy-lC3RD6mTW22mL-R6Q

Dingo x Indigo Music - flex (Prod. Girboy)
https://open.spotify.com/album/2e3aDziCU1c5tWkj34rYb3?si=toEjctX2R6GeFc5VoxtDhg

IMFACT - NANANA
https://open.spotify.com/album/7EhHxjPwVsV2FQGoGLWHkj?si=HXg29b0YQy-TEbmLp3yQNA

Drug Restaurant - 403
https://open.spotify.com/album/2uBM1bWCQEJsb3sgkvUmN2?si=fv7ajMfMR0OLC3I0xD2GFw

Ko Sungmin - Don’t Let Me Know (Prod. by Good Life)
https://open.spotify.com/album/0u6fmYK2Z1WNHtNbEUton7?si=kNFTz-GcRA2Ze6SrXOpZXg


September

ALBUM

I put a little flower (✿) next to the albums I liked the most.

SUNMI - WARNING✿
link: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KU9xZLinCIIHBDmeQbeDp?si=RR_L8pFkQ46AHI6altSS3g

GOT7 - Present: YOU
https://open.spotify.com/album/7h09nVKw1n6H86mPRBTzEL?si=Rot_M0ptTLSpNWGwHtqq1g

Oh My Girl - Remember Me
https://open.spotify.com/album/5cWzZxmpNNedvZLCXnFE3E?si=MNmhhHoSQOe1Zxar0i3NHg

Giriboy - Science Fiction Album✿
https://open.spotify.com/album/14l64ipFvqTUFmeUMzieKj?si=VmijccipTd2DOk6gSkrtAQ

Pentagon - Thumbs Up!
https://open.spotify.com/album/6AjfY47ASqK3OjjaPxTqaH?si=Au0dModkRAmjoT002aF19w

WJSN - WJ Please?✿
https://open.spotify.com/album/4r7YKwLYxQDH61GddP5l3j?si=d_69yruTQ6-tmF2syB1mHg

GWSN - The Park in the Night
https://open.spotify.com/album/1X525EiWjde90wCfxhS0Jw?si=vzQzdJ8gQvi_owIIZATS6A

Dreamcatcher - Alone in the City✿
link: https://open.spotify.com/album/68esmTNXocYLPEbLD1c7si?si=mJvTeRMZSn6p6Fv6ky01gQ

Jimin Park - jiminxjamie
https://open.spotify.com/album/7ko4bIyHTERlq9MGyZfk3A?si=nug9lPf8RPuKqQSjjzYoXg

HAON - Travel: Noah✿
https://open.spotify.com/album/7paPIIEBNYB1Mtnshg6kvB?si=gBmiqgJhR_GbXJbBYkxCsQ

Colde - Wave✿
https://open.spotify.com/album/68DMCodGLgBv2W0EHbTFAr?si=d4yPHSyhRUu0dRv0vyIyzw

JooYoung - N/A
https://open.spotify.com/album/6XWgCytlgnTi8CFvCh6Jz3?si=EVj32X8KSc2SLfAwUoGzKg

Park Won - r✿
https://open.spotify.com/album/6KmrLxGgaRGIchZU1eb3br?si=07UeeDReQzi1oYPGHUSbCQ

Jay Park - V
https://open.spotify.com/album/4MQu7vXhTomG1ZyOINRLm0?si=onZ5B_E7RIGDHAnvFfGDnA

Dj Wegun - DJ Wegun Effect✿
https://open.spotify.com/album/4bwcvbEdYq8Uql8O94V4Dt?si=2CiqePUGTrq4q5vvep9MNQ

Girls' Generation-Oh!GG - Lil' Touch
https://open.spotify.com/album/6369mPjmE105oD1ECF7WiA?si=pCBmyX7TSx2g4uextz5AQQ

The Boyz - The Sphere
https://open.spotify.com/album/6icPTljY6YVuv6Cu9Te3CA?si=cKTZfZeaQCe3QZd4GGN2fQ

Uni.t - Begin with the End
https://open.spotify.com/album/5G0M8ZhFUbNNZX0EljJc9J?si=wifgWWLtTGSdG8gWwiV8sA

SHINee - 'The Story of Light' Epilogue✿
https://open.spotify.com/album/0myFUTLsIg4SKyAanKrM3f?si=87NjEySxR-yFCELn-oYqkw

Lucente - The Big Dipper
https://open.spotify.com/album/4pXnJ9vzEjb1eyZ2G9E4NO?si=GccEEuFGSRmrHNL0rUP5nQ

Singles

Hyomin - Mango
https://open.spotify.com/album/00VrebBwk58mZs9IzHliqB?si=AX06VOF7RHeLdfxBzySWgQ

PLT - IGOHOLIC
https://open.spotify.com/album/1WFHPNNY2tpiL06FaJY4qv?si=u51O2u9DTuK17bcZ1IeBXw

Roy Kim - The Hardest Part
https://open.spotify.com/album/1kjaqaxbXPiLuFNTCIdJCa?si=nNsJr5CESqydpnP2ZBICbg

[STATION X 0] SEULGI x SinB(GFRIEND) x Chungah x Soyeon((G)I-dle) - Wow Thing
https://open.spotify.com/album/3xEPyp7h78uULpDPuKvokH?si=Xn8PCaViRjevyp3AKcV5Tg

Mommy Son - Mommy Jump
https://open.spotify.com/album/5Oa9YAFKRTAaiZpTKHAHa5?si=GJNw4G3ST-q-GrNE0QMI7w

Sori - Touch
https://open.spotify.com/album/14ceR5OozSfZ0qN4nBK6Dr?si=I4R___L5Qr6VencZM4xSpA

VERIVERY - Super Special
https://open.spotify.com/album/14GB1cEu4T19E89lNt8rHl?si=R4dGzsZnRq2yKe1PWFqP_g

Tiffany Young - Teach you
https://open.spotify.com/album/5t41xvT14rHLs0kYa4nkLI?si=SHkdOAttTtar_h8JtkghuA