Dear WHI friends and readers,
how are you?
I decided to put together my favourite korean music releases of June and July. The list will be long since it was hard to choose only a few songs.
Hope you will like it~
Here's the link of the playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is7glC9Jp7Q&list=PLhWAaq3vgM8iIVvRXPJ5s5Fz9MwOy44Pn
ok, let's start~

SUNMI - pporappippam (보라빛 밤)

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Sunmi is such a queen. Each one of her songs is so addictive and so iconic. I have been listening to pporappippam several times a day for weeks now and I am still not tired of it! Each time I listen to this song I find a new way to appreciate it.

VICTON - Mayday (메이데이)

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VICTON music is very sophisticated. Their vocals are smooth and I never get tired of them. Furthermore, I think that Hanse rap is very interesting and makes their music even more addictive.

Stray Kids - God's Menu (神메뉴)

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God's Menu is iconic. Stray Kids are iconic. When it comes to music they are talented, passionate and dedicated. They produce all of their songs since forever. Their rap line is explosive, their dance line is amazing and the cherry on top is their vocal line. I really appreciate groups that produce their own music like Stray Kids, I think that this way it is easier for them to show their true colours. But what I like the most about Stray Kids is the fact that they seem to enjoy what they do and I find them really spontaneous.
Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Easy
  • Another Day
  • Phobia
  • Blueprint
  • TA
  • TOP (Tower of God OP)

NATURE - Girls (어린애)

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Girls is one of the best songs of the last two months, in my opinion. It was love at first listen.
Suggested tracks of the album:
  • DIVE

LEE HI - HOLO (홀로)

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Lee hi is finally back with a new single. This is her first release since joining her new label AOMG. HOLO lyrics are extremely relatable and the melody of the song is amazing, but the best part is Lee hi's ability to convey emotions through her voice. This makes the song even more intense. "Being alone, staying still || Is it that difficult to do || Whether being alone or together || The loneliness feels the same || One day it will stop"

Heize - Lyricist (작사가)

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Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Things are going well
  • Your name

Junggigo - warm

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Golden Child - ONE (Lucid Dream)

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Golden Child, as their senior labelmate Infinite, always comeback with really catchy and high quality title tracks.
Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Make Me Love

GFRIEND - Apple

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Apple marks the start of a new era for Gfriend. From the music to the concept, everything is completely different from their previous releases. I think that this new mature image suits the girls a lot. Also the other songs of the album are very good, give them a listen if you have some time :)
Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Eye of the Storm
  • Room of Mirrors
  • Stairs in the North

Hwasa - Maria

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Hwasa voice is so addictive: she could sing the bill of the restaurant and I would still love it. Not only she is a great singer, but I also find her confidence and her pride of great inspiration.
Suggested tracks of the album:
  • WHY

Crush - OHIO

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IRENE & SEULGI - Naughty (놀이) || Monster

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When I first heard about this sub-unit I was really excited, because Red Velvet are Red Velvet, you know lol. Monster is intense and I like the overall concept, while Naughty has these hypnothic beat ad coreography that remain stuck in the head. The coreographies of both the songs are very unique, and thanks to Naughty I think that "tutting" will become a dance trend among idols. I like the fact that Irene sang more than usual since her voice is pretty; plus she has this special aura that is very charming. Both Irene and Seulgi have such class and natural elegance that is always nice to watch them performing.
Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Feel Good

WJSN - BUTTERFLY

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This song is very addictive. I find myself singing " fly like a butterflyyyy" all day long lol
Suggested tracks of the album:
  • HOLA
  • Pantomime
  • Our Garden

JEONG SEWOON - Say yes

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SEVENTEEN - Left & Right

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I love this comeback. The song is catchy and the MV concept is really funny. Plus, Seventeen are always so extra - even their talent is extra!! - that is impossible not to love them.
Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Fearless
  • My My
  • Kidult
  • Together

WayV - Turn Back Time

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What can I say? WayV are so talented.

BLACKPINK - How You Like That

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HYO - DESSERT (feat. Loopy, SOYEON of (G)I-DLE)

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SOMI - What You Waiting For

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SF9 - Summer Breeze (름 향기가 날 춤추게 해)

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Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Go High
  • My Story, My Song

EXO-SC - Telephone (feat. 10CM)

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Suggested tracks of the album:
  • 1 Billion Views
  • Rodeo Station

N.Flying - Oh Really. (아 진짜요.)

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Suggested tracks of the album:
  • FLOWER FANTASY

YunB - L.A.F.S. (feat. C JAMM)

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This song is really amazing and the way the MV starts is so funny. YunB is always so hilarious. Also if you read some of my previous articles you probably already know that I am a fan of C JAMM. I think that he is perfect for this featuring, since the song is really close to his style.

THAMA - Do It For Love (feat. George)

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msftz - bye bye i finally disappear from your life

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BANG YE DAM - WAYO (왜요)

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Sik-k - TELL YA!

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Suggested tracks of the album:
  • DARLING (feat. Crush)
  • NIRVANA
  • IBTFY

BLOO - When I smoke (내가 담배 태울 때)

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BewhY x Son Simba - Hymn (힘)

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BewhY always talked openly abouth his faith and this time he is back with a new album about it, featuring Simba Zawadi/ Son Simba. Even though I am not religious I really enjoyed listening to this album, it is somehow spiritual. As always BewhY beats are amazing and peculiar.
Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Holy Ghost is Coming Down. Kneel
  • Let me know, God (feat. C JAMM, Jvcki Wai)

PENTAGON - Basquiat

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"With a single seed I bloomed a flower || A dungeon called the world, I throw myself into it || Spent too many nights wide awake || In chains, crying out silent tears || All the sorrow inside and deep agony || Fly away as ashes"

3YE - YESSIR

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Suggested tracks of the album:
  • QUEEN
  • On Air

Jang Sung Kyu - WORKMAN (워크맨) (feat. Sik-k, Jay Park) (prod. GroovyRoom)

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ZICO - Summer Hate (feat. Rain)

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Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Cartoon
  • Roommate

Hoody & Bronze - Submarine (잠수함)

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SSAK3 - Beach Again (다시 여기 바닷가)

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For the ones who don't know them, SSAK3 are a project group composed of three veterans of the korean entertainment industry: Yoo Jae Suk, queen Lee Hyori and Rain. They are having a lot of success with this project.

APRIL - Now or Never

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Eric Nam - Paradise

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Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Down For You
  • Love Die Young

Weki Meki - OOPSY

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Weki Meki songs are always extremely catchy and I really enjoy listening to the girls voices.
Suggested tracks of the album:
  • The Paradise

Babylon - Nice Weather (feat. Gaho)

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eaJ - Pacman

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ASH ISLAND - Error (feat. Loopy)

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ASH ISLAND is one of the best new artists in the k-hiphop scene, in my opinion. His song are always so overwhelming and different.

ONEUS - COME BACK HOME

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punchnello - us (feat. meenoi)

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Junoflo & Horim - Bloom

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Jooyoung - Love Distance(요를 붙이는 사이) (feat. Heize)

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JUNE - Beautiful (feat. Gaho, Moti, Jung Jin Woo)

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Suggested tracks of the album:
  • Now (feat. Thama)
  • Anywhere

TOO - Step By Step

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1THE9 - Bad Guy

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Suggested tracks of the album:
  • PARADISE

GreatGuys - RUN (내 심장은 널 향해 뛰어)

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What I like about this song is how the beat suddenly changes in different parts.

I am sorry guys, this playlist was very long and probably my comments were a bit boring. I hope you enjoyed the playlist anyway.
Remember to stay safe and wear masks!
See you soon, guys
Sara
P.S. For the translation of the lyrics of Holo by Lee hi and Basquiat by Pentagon all credits go to Color Coded Lyrics site.
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Spotify links

  • Albums
I put a little flower (✿) next to the albums I liked the most
Stray Kids - GO LIVE

https://open.spotify.com/album/7B3Rmyws1KcAxQfYPoInEZ?si=W7w_v45jSESDXJ4Wq9hP_g

NATURE - NATURE WORLD: CODE M

https://open.spotify.com/album/3XJnhd1OJGfH3qXbIz02l4?si=-mpodKoFR7esFxLilll6_w

Heize - Lyricist

https://open.spotify.com/album/0EMhcFdM4qy85rwwqOttww?si=t3sA5mKETrCA_nkcrLsYpw

Golden Child - Take A Leap

https://open.spotify.com/album/7b43a9XlTPhZxdI03KaAoY?si=_0EE3PwkT6O7gabMvZ4rzQ

GFRIEND - 回:Song of the Sirens

https://open.spotify.com/album/7nv3pBVVG6Zoc6DmaQ9fVG?si=r5aJZ7y2SGOw9pwl4vWe3w

Hwasa - María

https://open.spotify.com/album/5YYY7QCkq3pSw4Hoc1m0D3?si=2XatgRX-TW-vmFeyHQWWqQ

Irene & Seulgi - Monster

https://open.spotify.com/album/4DFheSBXhfewjz7SSe4Kyc?si=yqSPfWJDRBmmZJovVyeo0A

WJSN - Neverland

https://open.spotify.com/album/5DHseF14USVgIZ6AzsX9bi?si=v5kO4btPRsuKb3EOp1WZ7A

JEONG SEWOON - 24 PART 1

https://open.spotify.com/album/1Esd033f2MatbhMIGDWCRo?si=y_S6yM0FQ6S2v53itH9EWw

SEVENTEEN - Heng:garæ

https://open.spotify.com/album/3tWstxfjHMtqt2ZsRvhlYy?si=uYr62xGJSiiQaMns9mb_-Q

SF9 - 9loryUS

https://open.spotify.com/album/3NaI7Peds15EkJVIrd5gTS?si=Eu20FUSbSE6voxN3rDg41w

EXO-SC - 1 Billion Views

https://open.spotify.com/album/4t1SPfj4ogtEQUMu3OHI3Q?si=CA-tux06QEmouQIZ2uVHuQ

N.Flying - So, 通 (COMMUNICATION)

https://open.spotify.com/album/0IHrLoCFD1UDvXn4TshEla?si=pBLtrLgsSrqDkkO8c8X7qQ

Sik-k - HEADLINER (Deluxe)

https://open.spotify.com/album/5DeDffG0n7FcD6kRAKI6M0?si=zM8NOY9sSJ6b1A0S3vXPYQ

BewhY, Simba Zawadi - NEO CHRISTIAN

https://open.spotify.com/album/53L4UEcxgbL0XE1XXN6B3h?si=1fNdV2T_SKKW9xqocnJVMg

3YE - TRIANGLE

https://open.spotify.com/album/2iVXVWJCilB50DEsG7ou5U?si=eSgo9-yuSmy7ZLkMnZMl_g

ZICO - RANDOM BOX

https://open.spotify.com/album/51ea2XXI3WLPs5Vs0ou5a8?si=BtUJunkZTfawe_9wUY88fg

Eric Nam - The Oder Side

https://open.spotify.com/album/6PoWQtf3kVQkglgvsFRm9h?si=91SXU_7-RTWiI_jphkVRWQ

Weki Meki - HIDE and SEEK

https://open.spotify.com/album/6Y01uMzamISHuBPyhSiDZ3?si=72uji2uRT8y_rM58lFm6AA

JUNE - Ending

https://open.spotify.com/album/7jD1Irb8NWIAxyfUQQBBKD?si=EWl3K5nEThSjPbWPSNJNyA

TOO - Running TOOgether

https://open.spotify.com/album/21OdoBMLPTL7MymFTxe7oW?si=r7N8kkqYSlWm7ci60r59Hw

1THE9 - Turn Over

https://open.spotify.com/album/0iabKdP4AZGklJ9oH6nbob?si=tLRUtsoMQl-da8tMvZVa9Q