Before I get to anything, I gotta ask you peeps a simple question: Has the Kpop fandom done something to appease the Kpop Gods recently? 🤔 lol I know it’s a weird thing to ask 😝😆 but I do it because you must admit, we have seen some big stuff drop over the last couple of weeks. MVs by groups like NCT 127, Monsta X, Blackpink, and even from solo artists, not just any either but both BoA AND Lee Hyori! Not to mention other established acts like MAMAMOO, Apink, and so on. I think you get the idea…. Which means, it’s a really good time if you are a multi-fandom kind of person. And in the off chance you missed one or more of these I’ma be doing my best to embed as many of them as I can at the bottom of this post. 🙂 So keep an eye out for that.
Now with all that said allow me to move on to the regularly scheduled programming and gush about all these upcoming comebacks that have caught my attention.
Day6- July 6th
That’s right everybody, Day6 is coming back and they’re coming real soon. I haven’t talked much about this group on here before but I do actually like them and follow them pretty seriously. They have been around since 2015 but I only first discovered them like 3 months ago. I can’t really remember through which blog but I found them thanks to somebody right here on WordPress. What caught my attention is that these guys aren’t even technically a “Kpop” group as they are more a South Korean Rock Band. That’s right, they play their own instruments and everything which sets them apart from the more well known Kpop scene we have all grown familiarized with. So if you feel like venturing out and trying something new then by all means give this one a chance. I’m pretty sure they can win you over like they did me. If you want a good song to start with, I would recommend you check out their song I Wait.
This is another one that I discovered recently and again it was through a random blog post. Somebody had put one of their songs as one of the ones they had liked for that month or something like that. The song they had picked was called WITCH. I really dug it. Their vocals were pretty smooth and I was enticed by the gothic visuals of the MV. Enough to click on the video to get to their YouTube channel, you know so I could see more of them. Much to my surprise it led me to the starshipTV channel. Why was that a big deal? Because it’s the channel for the same label that Monsta X is under! You know one of my fave Kpop boygroups of all time, being only second to BTS. That was a really fun coincidence and made me more intrigued. haha
Interestingly, from what I hear this is supposed to be a Japanese comeback though. Meaning you can expect the songs to be in Japanese(obviously) instead of Korean. The concept is also supposed to be different this time around. With it centering on summer which fondly enough is also the title of the album.
K.A.R.D.- July 19th
This next comeback is kinda weird because, well… it’s technically an official debut….even though they have already released 3 awesome tracks already……like I said, it’s weird. 😛 lol So while their company calls it a debut, I’m gonna keep calling it a comeback. A comeback that I am really looking forward to and have talked a bit about on a separate post already. So why am I bringing it up again? Well that is because now they have narrowed down an actual release date, July 19th so don’t forget to mark that on your calendars.
Turbo- Sometime in Blabably Blablbabla
Ok so I don’t actually have any clue when this one is gonna be happening 😅😆😭 lolz but I do know that the MV is at least filming. That is because HaHa posted this pic on his Instagram letting all the peeps know that he has wrapped up filming a cameo for it. If you are unaware of who Turbo is let me fill you in. Basically it’s one of the OG Kpop groups since it began in 1995. Originally it was a duo consisting of Kim Jung-nam and non other than the Spartan himself, Kim Jong Kook. That’s right one of the main cast from the show Running Man! Unfortunately there was a point when Kim Jung-nam left but a new member was found in Mickey who continued the promotions in his place in 1997 up until the official group disbandment sometime in 2000. In a weird turn of events they ALL came back in 2015 though as a 3 member group, far out right? and yeah now we look for them to have another comeback sometime later during the summer. 🙂
ChoA leaves AOA
Now I move on to the news stories and regrettably I have to start with a real downer. It has been confirmed by both ChoA and FNC Entertainment that she will no longer be a part of the girlgroup AOA. ☹😭 A piece of news that really hit me where it hurts because AOA was a group that I followed since the beginning. From a good ways back when they still had that band concept going…yeah remember when AOA was a band with instruments? A lot of people seem to have forgotten or not even know that factoid. #AOAwithInstruments #AOA Black #WillMissYouChoA
It’s gonna be weird to see the group without her because to me she was like the soul of the group. I mean are they now gonna divide her parts with the other members or will they try to add someone new? Lots to think about but what I do know is that I will definitely continue to support both parties going forward.
Jung Juri Gives Birth:
Ok hopefully this one will have the opposite effect and will uplift your spirits as the famous female comedian, Jung Juri, has now given birth to her second child. This news really put a smile on my face because I feel like I use to see her pop up everywhere when I had first started getting into Korean Variety shows. However, then came a point where I started to see her less and less until I stopped seeing her all together. That is why it’s nice to know she has been doing good.
It was always funny the over the top reactions she could make and all those times she would hit on the male idols. Specially since most of the other celebs would be too scared to do and go as far as she would sometimes. My fave thing she ever did was a parody of Taeyang’s I need a Girl. Like seriously you are missing out if you have never watched that, it had me dying laughing. 😝😚🤗😭😆🤣 She was low key a good dancer too.
Blackpink is Awesome:
Lastly, I just wanna congratulate Blackpink on their latest accomplishments. If you hadn’t heard, recently they shattered Twice’s record for fastest group to reach 30 million views. The previous record was for 6 days and this rookie group got that in 4 days and 11 hours. Not only that but they also got first place with that song on the latest episode of Inkigayo. It’s looking like this group has just cemented it’s place as a top girl group. Something that is crazy considering they have only been around for 1 year.
Well that’s it folks. To close this out here are those MVs I promised:
Cherry Bomb by NCT 217
Shine Forever by Monsta X
As if It’s Your Last
Camo by BoA
Seoul by Lee Hyori
Aze Gag by MAMAMOO
FIVE by Apink
Archangels of the Sephiroth by Stellar