I try to make an effort to listen to as much K-Pop and K-Indie music I can and it’s easy to just have music playing while you’re on the train traveling from Point A to Point B or just having it as background music at home. Most often, I’m listening to music at work when I have to tune out the din of the office. It’s here where I can often listen to all the tracks in a single album back to back. How often can you say that in this digital age? Sometimes I need to repeatedly listen to a song in order to fall in love with it, other times the melody just grabs you. This week, two big idol groups have made their comeback and these are two songs that grabbed my attention.
Looks like Cheese in the Trap is gonna be postponed for a week due to the Lunar New Year holiday. They will resume the following Monday, February 15th.
There’s been a number of new cable dramas that started up recently. And last week marks Park Shi Hoo’s return to Korean television in the OCN drama, Neighborhood Hero. He plays Baek Shi Yoon, a former spy, who decides to run a local bar after losing everything after his last mission. He ends up helping the locals with their problems.
Eluphant – Tightrope Walking (feat. DJ Juice)
이루펀트(Eluphant) – 외줄타기 (feat. DJ Juice)
Im Tae Ho (Jo Sung Ha) is a detective who moonlights as a spy in order to pay the bills. Choi Chan Kyu (Lee Soo Hyuk) aspires to join the police force and is recruited by Tae Ho to help him with his moonlighting gig.
Stellar is a girl-group that’s been around since 2011 but I have to admit they haven’t been on my radar since their debut when they were overseen by Shinhwa’s Eric as their producer. My first introduction to them when they did the song “Loving U” for the Spy Myung Wol OST and that drama was just a painful memory on-screen and off-screen for all parties involved. Flash forward 5 years, I now see that half the members have changed. Currently, the members are Kim Ga Young, Jeon Yool, Joo Min Hee and Lee Hyo Eun.
BEAUTY AND THE SELF-CONSCIOUS
Kim Young Ho (So Ji Sub) is a personal trainer to Hollywood stars, using the alias John Kim. He’s a very private person since he comes from a wealthy family in Korea. After a scandal with a famous actress, he returns to Korea to wait for it to die down and ends up saving Kang Joo Eun (Shin Min Ah) after she collapses on the plane back to Korea.
Formerly known as the “Venus of Daegu” in her hometown, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a lawyer but ended up gaining weight. On their 15 year anniversary, instead of receiving a proposal of marriage, Joo Eun is dumped by her boyfriend, Im Woo Shik (Jung Kyeo Woon). By ending his relationship with Joo Eun, he can now openly date Oh Soo Jin (Yoo In Young), Joo Eun’s best friend from her school days.