Here at Officially KMUSIC, we’re going to be starting a new monthly series, ‘Monthly K-Bops’, highlighting our personal favourite K-Pop comebacks and releases from the month. With so many releases in the industry, we thought it’d be great to feature particular comebacks to spread the love across various acts to all our readers! Without further ado, let’s kick off the list.
DONGKIZ – CRAZY NIGHT
Dongkiz encourages us to just enjoy everyday to the fullest, take upon the mindset of our younger self and get back that courage of youth to speak out our worries. With colorful music video and fun choreography this song is a pleasure to watch. Dongkiz showcases their goofiness on another level and we adore it!
SF9 – TEAR DROP
Being their first comeback since the group’s appearance on Mnet‘s ‘Kingdom: Legendary War’, there was definitely pressure for the 2016 debutants. However they smashed it out of the park with this comeback. Returning with a title track inspired by a UK Garage style beat, the song showed off their mature and sexier charms. Having its lowkey chorus, it harks back to their comparatively upbeat but dropped chorus in their 2018 title track, ‘Now Or Never’. 3 years on though, the FNC Entertainment give a manlier vibe which is also showed with their experienced charisma onstage during performances.
Opting to change the choreography for promotions, the dance routine followed suit with a teasing and sultry look paired with suited (no pun intended) outfits. Fans especially went crazy over their attires in one of their SBS Inkigayo stages, particularly with member Taeyang‘s outfit showing off his toned body to bring the choreography performed in a sharpened fashion.
To top it all off, the group ended up amassing over 143,000 album sales for its 9th mini album, ‘Turn Over’. Well beating their previous first week record by over 100% with 2020’s EP, ‘9lory US’.
AKMU – NAKKA feat. IU
One of the best collaboration of July in our eyes. AKMU and IU brought to life a song about a strong relationship and promise to stay together no matter what. We are not afraid to close our eyes and fall as we know they have our backs. The catchy song blends in the voices of the artists in a perfect harmony.
KANGTA – FREE TO FLY 2021
In a futuristic planet, Kangta touches our hearts with a remake of H.O.T song about letting go of love. Despite us still having the heart-warming feelings, we sometimes need to let go for the sake of the other person. Kangta´s voice delivers the message amazingly well and we can not feel betrayed, but only more loved after listening to his song.
What were your favourite comebacks for the month of July? Let us know in the comments below!
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Written by Terry and Derek