Katherine’s K-Pop Recap: September 27 – October 3, 2021

A summary of the news, current and upcoming comebacks, charts and music show wins, and more!

Knee Jerk Reaction: “LALISA” by Lisa

Though there were plenty of delays and typical YG Entertainment shenanigans, Lisa has FINALLY made her solo debut. (I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve been waiting for this moment for YEARS.) I love BLACKPINK’s music and I fully support them all, but there’s no question she’s my favorite member. It’s been that way sinceContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “LALISA” by Lisa”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Ping Pong” by HyunA and DAWN

HyunA & DAWN, aka K-pop’s resident power couple, have finally blessed us with a whole mini-album of songs as a duo. We all know they have a TON of chemistry, so it’s kind of thrilling to see that all come together both in music and onstage. (Well, I guess we’ve seen it before when theyContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Ping Pong” by HyunA and DAWN”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Zombie” by PURPLE KISS

Sadly, I get increasingly picky about rookie groups as time goes by – it’s truly not about quality or personal preference, but rather a natural result of the ever increasing age gap. I want everyone in this industry to succeed and do well, but I just can’t really connect to people who are more thanContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Zombie” by PURPLE KISS”

Katherine’s K-Pop Recap: September 13-19, 2021

A summary of the news, current and upcoming comebacks, charts and music show wins, and more!

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Stereotype” by STAYC

STAYC hasn’t even been around for a year yet, and I can already tell they’re going to be a force to reckon with. They’re one of the rookies I seem to hear about the most, and they’re clearly gaining momentum with each and every release. They’ve also picked up THREE music show wins so farContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Stereotype” by STAYC”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Talk and Talk” by fromis_9

(NOTE: This post is slightly shorter than normal due to lack of time and personal circumstances.) We’re already halfway through September, but I’ve FINALLY caught up enough to start reacting to this month’s releases. First up is “Talk & Talk,” fromis_9’s first comeback after their surprise move to Pledis Entertainment. To be honest, I wasContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Talk and Talk” by fromis_9″