I am over the moon excited for KNKs comeback. I’ve been a fan of them since they steamrolled me with their debut track “Knock” and I’ve been rooting for them ever since. While I’m not knee-deep into this group, I do know they had a tough 2018 so I’m happy they were able to come back at the start of 2019 with a bang!
I announced a couple days ago that 2019 is the year for multifandomed people because, for a debut, ONEUS was in multiple Top 10 K-Pop Albums charts all around the world. Like the previous debut album I reviewed for VERIVERY, I know absolutely nothing about ONEUS. But I want to, because I loved their title track “Valkyrie” but I’ll talk more about that later.
Already in 2019 we’ve had some new groups debut. I don’t think I’ve ever written reviews for a groups debut when I have no kind of information on them – VERIVERY is one of two groups like this. In saying that, doing so leaves me without bias and it can give me a more fresh take on the group and what I like or don’t like about them.
For those new to how I do things, I’m very rarely negative except for those special occasions but if I don’t like something I will say it. This is also a space where I welcome those with different point of view yet I don’t allow nastiness – you can do that elsewhere.
While b-sides are generally the songs that speak more to my soul, title tracks are what fuel the absolute fangirl in me. I don’t know what it is about them but I lose it over a good, old-fashion pop song which is something I haven’t always been fond of as a K-Pop fan. Clearly I’ve grown musically so give me a second to celebrate myself for a second…
A week ago I went to Twitter and asked for your help on whether I should do an all inclusive Top 20 or to do a separate list for title tracks and b-sides. And you guys were of NO help whatsoever so thanks for nothing! Honestly, the poll I did came out 50/50 so I just decided to make things easier for me and made two separate lists. Thanks me!