IN THE LOOP: IU 'Strawberry Moon,' BLACKPINK's Possible Comeback and More of This Week's Hottest K-Pop Releases

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It's already the third week of October, with tons of new songs having been released in the past week. With loads of new songs and news getting released every day, it can be a challenge trying to keep up with our favorite K-Pop artists. With that, here's a rundown of some of the K-Pop songs and news that were released from October 13 to 19!

Comebacks

1. LIGHTSUM - 'Vivace'

Cube Entertainment's rookie girl group make their comeback with the release of their second single album "Light a Wish" on October 13. The album has the lead single "Vivace," a future bass house track that features the bright energy of LIGHTSUM's members.

2. Super Junior Donghae - 'California Love' feat. NCT Jeno

On October 13, Super Junior's Donghae returned as a solo artist with his new single, "California Love," which features fellow labelmate NCT's Jeno! "California Love" is of the hip-hop and R&B genre, with Donghae having participated in the song's lyrics and composition.

3. BLACKSWAN - 'Close to Me'

BLACKSWAN made their comeback with the release of their first single album "Close to Me," which features a title track of the same name.

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4. IU - 'Strawberry Moon'

On October 19, the Nation's Little Sister, IU, returned with her new single "Strawberry Moon," an easy-to-listen track with elements of electronic, piano, and acoustic sounds. The song depicts the feeling of falling in love while on a date over the strawberry-colored moon.

5. INFINITE Woohyun - 'Calm & Passion'

INFINITE member, Woohyun, made his return as a solo artist with the release of his fourth mini-album "With," which is led by its title track "Calm & Passion."

Trending News

BTS V's Dating Rumor with Daughter of Paradise Group Chairman's Daughter

BTS V
(Photo : Twitter: @bts_twt)

On October 14, BTS' V became entangled in a dating rumor with the daughter of Paradise Group's chairman and president after the two were spotted together at the VVIP preview event for the 2021 Korea International Art Fair (KIAF). Bit Hit Music released a statement on the matter, with V later expressing his thoughts on Weverse.

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Red Velvet Joy Criticized for Lack of Posts on DearU Bubble

Red Velvet Joy
(Photo : Instagram: @_imyour_joy)

On October 14, Red Velvet's Joy drew criticism after a fan called out the idol for her lack of communication on the paid subscription service app, Bubble. According to fans, it had been a month since Joy posted anything on Bubble, with many growing irate and eventually canceling their subscription. Following the issue, a pop culture critic also shared their two cents on the situation.

BLACKPINK to Possibly Make Comeback Soon

BLACKPINK
(Photo : Twitter: @blackpink)

On October 15, it was reported that BLACKPINK would be making a comeback as a full-group sometime in the fourth quarter of 2021, after media outlet SEN released a report based on Korea Investments & Securities' review on YG Entertainment's sales this year.

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Written by Robyn Joan

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