Though "Twenty-Three," the leadoff single from IU's "Chat-Shire" released on Friday, may sound like a catchy piece of upbeat pop, the lyrics provide an introspective perspective into what it's like to be a young adult.
On the single "Back And Forth 30min" from his album "Sexual Perceptions," released on March 17, Giriboy and vocalist Shin Jisu portray the challenging aspects of dating in a light-hearted way.
On the single "SRS 2015," short for "Street Rep Shit 2015," members of the South Korean hip-hop crew ADV JJK, Lupi, Olltii and Seo Chul Gu team up to turn a blazingly simple beat by DJ Kendrickx into a beast.
With a running time of nearly five minutes, South Korean musician and producer Code Kunst is clearly not aiming for mainstream pop stardom with his single "Parachute," released on Wednesday.
On "Cool World," from Red Velvet's "The Red," released on Sept. 9, the K-pop girl group use one of rap's most famous samples of all time, the Lyn Collins hit "Think (About It)," as used by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock.
As much as anything in the f(x) catalog, "Pretty Girl" from the group's highly innovative 2013 album "Pink Tape" is also notable for the feminist message the group slips in between dance breaks.
With a beat that would be more at home in a Cramps song, "Break," released Friday by Beenzino, is not at all from you would expect from a hip-hop song, not even in the highly diverse landscape of Korean rap.
As is clear on "Upgrader," the album cut from Kim's third EP "Simple Mind," released on April 27, whatever particular context the vocalist places herself, her own singing style stays pretty much the same.
All the hard work for Lovelyz's eight members since forming a year ago has clearly paid off, as their latest single "Ah-Choo," released on Oct. 1, reveals a mature well-constructed sound that is difficult not to like.
Long considered the stalwart vocalist of K-pop's Girls' Generation, Kim TaeYeon made her formal debut as a soloist on Oct. 7 with a game-changing EP.
Vocalist Stephanie formerly of CSJH The Grace pays tribute to the seminal '60s girl groups that paved the way for 50 years of performers on her single "Prisoner," released on August 11.
Reasco's 2014 single "In The Night" pays tribute to the classic 1990s indie rock sound pioneered by bands like Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana and Teenage Fanclub.
When Korean band Pony released "Waiting for the Day" on Aug. 3, they introduced listeners to a sound that kept them on their toes.
Lil Boy of Geeks and rapper Basick joined up with Mamamoo vocalist Hwasa on the new single "Call Me," released on Monday. The result is one of the most uniquely hard-hitting songs of the year so far.
There is a certain dreamlike nostalgia on the song "Summer Night" featuring PLZY, released Monday by South Korean rapper MaseWonder, that makes it for the perfect soundtrack for this time of the season.
24K has been releasing albums since 2012, but it is the K-pop boy band's latest single "Super Fly" that is a warning shot across the bow of the entire Hallyu industry, demanding the immediate attention of any true fan.
GOT7 move away from their squeaky clean image on the darker, more mature "If You Do" released on Wednesday as part of the group's new "Mad" EP.
When Neon Bunny and Spazzkid team up as they did on the 2014 track "Daytime Disco," they form a formidable creative force.
Between Zzapa's signature melodic sense, Yezzer's nearly catatonic delivery and a beat and synth sound subtly referencing 1970s West Coast funk, "Blackout" breaks the mold in several ways.