KMUSIC: November Spotlight
Written by Ji | 28 November 2017
November was filled with big hits and strong comebacks, choosing a few artists to spotlight this month was a total nightmare. Since this is my birthday month, I decided to give myself a present and allow myself to give the spotlight to more than the allowed amount. After all, how could I pick from senior artist like Shinhwa Kim Don Wan or Super Junior. And groups like Wanna One and BTS who came out swinging with their new releases. Then there was KARD, Snuper, SEVEENTEEN, Red Velvet, EXID, and so many others. I wish I could showcase everyone, as I believe they all deserve the spotlight. But sadly, I could not. Here are my favorite November comebacks.
First up, MONSTA X’s “DRAMARAMA”. I was hooked the second that intro kicked it. The song has a nice rhythmic danceable beat that makes me want to get up and dance. Which during the holiday season, any extra ways to exercise is welcomed. I appreciated the rap portion of the song, it gave out strong and powerful vibe that blended nicely with guitars melody. Fun Fact, MONSTA X debuted in 2015 and received their first music show win on “The Show” for “DRAMARAMA”.
Next on my list is Wanna One’s “Beautiful”. I fell in love with the melody and had this song on repeat. It gave a familiar pop ballad feel with a medium tempo that made me want to bob my head to the beat. I thought this song perfectly showcased Wanna One’s vocals while keeping it simple and perfect for the fall season.
Up next is Astro’s “Crazy Sexy Cool”. When I first heard the song, I was a little shocked to know that it was Astro. Normally their songs have a more fun bubble gum pop vibe. Their new song showcased a mature, cooler yet still innocent side of them. It was a simplistic song with a great chorus. I was definitely snapping my fingers to the beat.
And lastly, a highly anticipated comeback from Super Junior. Again, it’s my birthday month and I waited a long time for this, so I am choosing both their songs. I maybe a “little” bias, but hear me out. I know “One More Chance” is not their comeback song, but the pop-rock ballad just calls to me with their emotional mesmerizing vocals.
“Black Suit” on the other hand is the type of song we expect from Super Junior. It’s an upbeat danceable track that is filled with energy. It gives off that same Super Junior vibe that we know and love.
It really was hard to pick this month, and I am not bias towards boy groups but this month, they did speak to me more. Like I mentioned earlier, there were just too many to list. BTS new song was lit and the week that they were here in LA, they were the talk of the town. However, they didn’t release a CD this month, only a song. So that’s why they are under this category.
I also wanted to mention KARD. KARD’s music usually has the same type of vibe but this one stands out to me. The song was filled with powerful vocals which pared nicely with the strong rap portion. However, that music video caught me completely off guard and I needed a moment to recuperate from it.
Did your favorite November comeback make the list? Let us know which groups made the spotlight for you!