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31 07, 2021

K-pop singer Minzy on new song Teamo, going solo after 2NE1 and learning to love herself

By | 2021-07-31T09:45:17+00:00 July 31st, 2021|Music|Comments Off on K-pop singer Minzy on new song Teamo, going solo after 2NE1 and learning to love herself

As a teenager in 2009, South Korean singer Minzy debuted as one-quarter of what would become the hugely influential K-pop girl group 2NE1. Five years after parting ways with the act due to mental health struggles, she is focused on loving herself and s...

30 07, 2021

Irish dance teacher Catriona Newcombe on Riverdance, founding Echoes of Erin dance schools in Asia, and getting culture shock back in Ireland

By | 2021-07-30T04:45:13+00:00 July 30th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on Irish dance teacher Catriona Newcombe on Riverdance, founding Echoes of Erin dance schools in Asia, and getting culture shock back in Ireland

First steps I was born in 1973 in Ballycastle in Northern Ireland, the middle child of six kids. My dad was a monumental sculptor and mum worked with him – she’s a published poet. I started dancing when I was two and a half. I went with my sisters and ...

29 07, 2021

Mirror star Keung To on giving Hong Kong people confidence, song-making and how he started dreaming of being a singer

By | 2021-07-29T23:15:13+00:00 July 29th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on Mirror star Keung To on giving Hong Kong people confidence, song-making and how he started dreaming of being a singer

Strange warnings emerged on social media last month that a shopping centre in Tuen Mun, in Hong Kong’s New Territories, would be submerged, but instead of spreading fear the rumours brought only joy.The messages were a joke by local residents after the...

28 07, 2021

BTS make history again as songs Butter and Permission to Dance take turns at No 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart

By | 2021-07-28T13:30:12+00:00 July 28th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on BTS make history again as songs Butter and Permission to Dance take turns at No 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart

Hardly a day goes by without BTS making history, and the K-pop superstars have done it yet again.A few weeks ago, the seven-member Korean boy band hit No 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with Butter. It was knocked off top spot by another of...

27 07, 2021

How earworms, those annoying musical fragments that repeat in our heads, may trigger memories and calming emotions

By | 2021-07-27T11:45:19+00:00 July 27th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on How earworms, those annoying musical fragments that repeat in our heads, may trigger memories and calming emotions

In the dark corners of the internet hides a playlist of some of the most torturous, addictive music known to man. That’s right, Spotify, SoundCloud and Apple Music all have playlists of Baby Shark remixes. Do do, do do, do do, do.Would you walk 500 mil...

27 07, 2021

K-pop singer D.O. from Exo debuts first EP ‘Empathy’, the latest in the group’s stellar line-up of solo releases

By | 2021-07-27T10:26:44+00:00 July 27th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on K-pop singer D.O. from Exo debuts first EP ‘Empathy’, the latest in the group’s stellar line-up of solo releases

On Monday, K-pop singer D.O. released his debut solo EP, Empathy.Known as one of K-pop group Exo’s primary vocalists and as a popular actor, D.O.’s eight-track Empathy is an easy-listening album, based firmly in acoustic pop and R&B.Fronted by the ukul...

27 07, 2021

After writing K-pop songs for BTS, Exo and Super Junior, NIve releases his first solo album, ‘Broken Kaleidoscope’

By | 2021-07-27T07:15:12+00:00 July 27th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on After writing K-pop songs for BTS, Exo and Super Junior, NIve releases his first solo album, ‘Broken Kaleidoscope’

“Very, very worried. Nervous.” That’s how NIve feels about Broken Kaleidoscope, his new solo album, which was released this week.“I’m very excited, because I don’t know what’s going to happen. But very worried, because it’s my first album, and because ...

26 07, 2021

Hong Kong singer and therapist writes song for survivors of sexual violence

By | 2021-07-26T03:15:19+00:00 July 26th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on Hong Kong singer and therapist writes song for survivors of sexual violence

Eunice Yeung places her hands on her belly – she is seven months pregnant with her first child. “I’m having a boy and all I want is for him to grow up respecting women.”She’s heard many stories where that has not been the case.Yeung is a Hong Kong-base...

25 07, 2021

Abba did it, and so are BTS – singing in English to reach a bigger audience and sell more albums. It doesn’t mean they’re selling out, as Netflix’s This Is Pop reminds us

By | 2021-07-25T09:45:13+00:00 July 25th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on Abba did it, and so are BTS – singing in English to reach a bigger audience and sell more albums. It doesn’t mean they’re selling out, as Netflix’s This Is Pop reminds us

“We said, ‘if we are allowed to sing in English, we must’.”So says Benny Andersson of Swedish pop group Abba in This Is Pop, a new Netflix documentary that dropped in June – but these words could just have easily been uttered by a member of BTS.The K-p...

24 07, 2021

Suran, Korean singer-songwriter, on Blanket, her new pandemic anthem, breaking out and starting afresh at 35

By | 2021-07-24T08:15:09+00:00 July 24th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on Suran, Korean singer-songwriter, on Blanket, her new pandemic anthem, breaking out and starting afresh at 35

“Out of my mind.” That’s how South Korean singer-songwriter Suran describes her experience ahead of every new release, just hours before Blanket arrived on Wednesday.“I’m always out of my mind, but we shot the video really late so ... still figuring it...