In reference to my need to completely sustain with the J-pop trade, I’m planning on doing a weekly round-up of any new releases which have caught my ear. A few of these might have been lined on the weblog already, however my hope is that it will turn out to be a one-stop store for anybody fascinated by what’s new in J-pop.
With that in thoughts, right here’s the place you are available in: I’m one particular person with one set of musical preferences, so please embed every other new J-pop tracks you’ve loved within the feedback so we will get a fuller spectrum every week.
*And identical to I do with my opinions, I’ll wait till full variations of songs can be found earlier than posting them on this round-up. This may principally apply to Johnny’s teams, who nonetheless restrict nearly all of their YouTube uploads to shorter, edited variations.
2023 Index: Feb 1 – Feb 18 // Feb 19 – 25 // Feb 26 – Mar 3 // Mar 4 – Mar 10 // Mar 11 – Mar 18 // Mar 19 – Mar 25 // Mar 26 – Apr 1 // Apr 2 – Apr 8 // Apr 9 – Apr 15 // Apr 16 – Apr 22 // Apr 23 – Apr 29
Anly – Take Off
Elements of this give me robust 90’s vibes. I really like that scuzzy opening instrumental and the overwhelming majority of the track explodes with nice depth.
DURDN – Drink! (ft. YonYon)
I missed this one final week however I feel it deserves a point out on this round-up. It’s a cool little tune with a terrific beat.
Girls2 – Click on
Not my factor, however followers of present woman group developments (particularly from Okay-pop) will most likely prefer it.
Kis-My-Ft2 – Candy Melody (single of the week!)
I wrote about this right here. It’s grown on me since then and I type of find it irresistible. It’s my single of the week! (shocking nobody…)
NOA – Burn
That is giving me the 2017-era tropical vibes I’ve been lacking. That beat is nice!
Pasocom Music Membership – Day After Day (ft. Mei Takahashi)
A gradual kick retains this track’s dreamy vibes from evaporating into skinny air.
The Rampage – Bionic (b-side of the week!)
I like this observe lots. The truth is, I would truly choose it to the only it’s hooked up to. That rugged electro beat is actually efficient and the refrain is straightforward and catchy.
Scandal – Line Of Sight
I really feel like Scandal launch quite a lot of music that I don’t take a look at as usually as I ought to. It is a nice, easy rocker with catchy chords and a satisfying, explosive refrain.
Attractive Zone – Cream
This track is cool. From its vibe to its efficiency to its trendy music video, Cream is the type of groovy alt-pop idol observe that simply works. However as a lot as I get pleasure from it, it doesn’t boast these killer hooks or bombastic showmanship that characterize my favourite Attractive Zone tracks.
WayV – Welcome To My Paradise
Is that this their official J-pop debut? It’s respectable, however positively appears like a mid-album observe lower from the identical fabric as many SM mid-tempos earlier than it.
twentieth Century – Anata to
I wish to love the work these guys are doing, particularly since I’m an enormous V6 fan. However, all of it feels dangerously near “dad rock” for my style. This track is nice.
Woman Subsequent Door – City Dance (2013)
Now, that is the way you do a farewell single! Exchange these drippy ballads with high-energy, guitar-and-synth dance fantasia. Woman Subsequent Door have an unimaginable discography. Their last recording additionally occurs to be certainly one of their finest.
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