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: “B.T.W” by Jay B feat. Jay Park

(NOTE: This reaction post is a little shorter than normal due to lack of time and personal circumstances.) Jay B is the latest member of GOT7 to drop some new tracks, releasing his first mini album as a soloist under his new label H1GHR Music. Though I love GOT7 as a group and I’ve watchedContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “B.T.W” by Jay B feat. Jay Park”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Door” by Kwon Eunbi

(NOTE: This reaction post is a little shorter than normal due to lack of time and personal circumstances.) When I watched Produce 48 three years ago (!!!), Kwon Eunbi caught my eye almost immediately. She easily became one of my favorites, both as a contestant on the show and as a member of IZ*ONE. She’sContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Door” by Kwon Eunbi”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Rose” by D.O

Now that I’ve wrapped up my K-Pop Starter Kit posts (for the time being), I can finally go back to writing reactions! I know it’s only been like two and a half weeks, but K-pop moves so fast that it feels a lot longer – and I have a whole list of artists I wantContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Rose” by D.O”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Beam Beam” by Jeon Soyeon

(G)I-DLE’s leader and resident composer Jeon Soyeon is the latest female idol to make her solo debut. Well, she’s dropped a few digital singles before… but this is the first time she’s had an official fully-promoted solo release with a mini-album and everything. Plus she’s the first (G)I-DLE member to get one, so it’s allContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Beam Beam” by Jeon Soyeon”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “All Your Fault” by Yugyeom

Yugyeom’s move to AOMG wasn’t that all surprising to me when the news came out. I remember the early days of GOT7 when he would talk about being heavily influenced by Chris Brown hip hop and R&B, so it seemed like a natural progression for him as an artist all these years later. I thoughtContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “All Your Fault” by Yugyeom”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Ribbon” by BamBam

When it comes to GOT7, I’ve found 2021 to be a somewhat bittersweet experience so far. I’m genuinely happy the members are all pursuing their own paths, and I truly believe they’ll keep making music together… but it’s still not the same as regularly getting two comebacks a year. Thankfully, now a lot of themContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Ribbon” by BamBam”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Vanilla” by LIGHTSUM

There’s been a lot of anticipation for the debut of Cube’s latest girl group LIGHTSUM – especially because it includes Produce 48 contestant Han Chowon, who we now know should definitely have been in IZ*ONE before she was cut by producers in the vote manipulation scandal. And there are some other familiar faces, too: NayoungContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Vanilla” by LIGHTSUM”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Lock Down” by EPEX

C9 Entertainment has debuted another boy group! EPEX, a name which seems to be a blend of the words “eight” and “apex,” has arrived on the scene with their powerful first song “Lock Down.” (Though according to the Hangul, it’s pronounced “ee-pex” rather than “apex.”) I must say that I’m slightly questioning C9 Entertainment’s choiceContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Lock Down” by EPEX”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Hello” by Joy

I was absolutely delighted to hear that Joy would be the next Red Velvet member to get a solo album. I wasn’t expecting that at all, so it was a wonderful and welcome surprise. Her solo debut is a little unique in that her album is actually all remakes of songs, specifically Korean tracks fromContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Hello” by Joy”