Knee Jerk Reaction: “Weekend” by Taeyeon

I don’t really follow K-pop soloists as closely as I do K-pop groups, but I always love listening to Taeyeon. And one of the major reasons why is because her discography is so diverse and interesting. Though she certainly has her own unique artistic color and flair, her voice is also versatile enough to suitContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Weekend” by Taeyeon”

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: “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”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Advice” by Taemin

Once again, I’m super late to the party and am kicking myself for only getting around to writing about Taemin’s latest single now. I promise I didn’t intentionally post this right after his enlistment date (cry); it’s entirely due to my busy schedule and poor time management skills. But I’ll admit it: I’m slightly inContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Advice” by Taemin”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Like Water” by Wendy

We Red Velvet fans have been waiting for Wendy’s solo debut for a long time, and it’s finally here! It’s an extra special moment for her, since this effectively serves as her definitive return to the music industry after her terrible accident at the end of 2019. (While she did a few activities and recordedContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Like Water” by Wendy”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Bambi” by Baekhyun

It’s a bittersweet time for EXO fans all over the world: Baekhyun has made an amazing comeback, but his military mandatory service isn’t too far off. (Fellow member Chanyeol also enlisted this week, making things extra emotional.) Thankfully, Bambi is a fantastic mini-album full of gems that serves as a beautiful send-off. Baekhyun can pullContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Bambi” by Baekhyun”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “On the Ground” by Rosé

Rosé’s song is FINALLY here! After many months (and a couple years) of promises, YG has finally delivered and brought us the much anticipated solo debut of BLACKPINK’s main vocalist. While I’m constantly frustrated by YG and their annoying delay tactics, I have to say: when they get something right, they really get it right.Continue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “On the Ground” by Rosé”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Tail” by Sunmi

Sunmi’s solo career has been absolutely flourishing over the last several years. She always delivers catchy as hell songs filled with her own eclectic flair, truly marching to the beat of her own drum. “Tail” fits right into that unique musical world she’s built for herself post-JYP, but it also reminds me of the musicContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Tail” by Sunmi”