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Sistar’s Hyolyn Lends Her Vocals To Justin Oh’s ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

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She’ll be heading to SXSW later this week, but first Korean singer Hyolyn (also known as Hyorin) joined Korean-Canadian DJ Justin Oh on the new song “Jekyll & Hyde.”

The single was released on March 10, with the SISTAR member providing breathy vocals to the trap-heavy song as it shifts between pulsating bass and softer melodies. 

“I have always wanted to represent myself and K-pop in the global music scene in an authentic, unique way,” Hyolyn tells Billboard in an email. “And [I] instantly knew that ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ was the track for this. Working with Justin Oh not only led me to explore this new genre, but also led me to explore my voice; I have discovered a new vocal style that I’m really enjoying!”

The collaboration between the pair was released two weeks after Hyolyn became the first K-pop star to sign with Spinnin’ Records. Oh and Hyolyn came together for “Jekyll & Hyde” to create a single that would draw on K-pop and EDM.

“Asia is still an emerging market for dance music, as until recently K-pop has dominated the Asian music scene,” Oh says, also via email. “I wanted to bridge the gap between dance and K-Pop, to introduce dance music to this blue ocean, and to give Asia more of a voice in the electronic music world. I was looking for a K-Pop artist who had more of an edge, who wasn’t too ‘pop’-centric for ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ and Hyolyn did a great job adding that ‘character’ we needed to complete the song!”

Although Hyolyn appears on both tracks, the song’s Korean version features her throughout while her vocals are concentrated largely in the chorus of the English version.

The music video for “Jekyll & Hyde” was created in collaboration with Olav Stubberud, and was shot in Bali, Singapore, Seoul, and Tokyo to emphasize the song’s Asian influences. Different versions of the betrayal-themed short film were released to correspond with the English and Korean songs, with the latter’s video lacking certain sexualized scenes featured in the former’s. 

The song was released a week before Hyolyn kicks off her first solo US tour, which will take her to SXSW in Austin, New York City, and Los Angeles.

Watch the Korean version of the music video here: 

This article originally appeared on: Billboard

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Red Velvet Traumatizes A Delivery Man In New Video, Peek-A-Boo

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Red Velvet is back with a new single and as a fellow netizen I am, left intrigued yet confused. The new video is addicting as the song is unforgettable. It features the members Seulgi, Wendy, Irene, Yeri, and Joy in a sorority house of sorts with an unnatural obsession for pizza and delivery guys. In the music video, the girls like to hone their skills in practicing with weaponry by day and capture and initiate delivery boys by night–All the while with an impassive expression on their faces. Red Velvet never disappoints by blending weird imagery with bright visuals with an element of darkness. As for LP itself, ‘The 2nd Album’ is doing exceptionally well charting at number one on the world charts. Check out the video below and see for yourself what the rest of the world is listening to and be sure to download the album on Apple music.

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Bobby Drops Two Singles In Wake Of First Album Release

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iKon’s Bobby has kicked off the release of his debut album ‘Love and Fall’ by releasing two all-new M/V’s. The first one entitled, ‘I Love You’ and the second single, ‘Runaway.’  Bobby’s album has been highly anticipated since he burst onto the scene in 2014 and took the win in Korea’s ‘ Show Me The Money 3.’  Not only does the album showcase his rap skills and writing talents, but also contains features from labelmates, Mino, Dk, and newcomer Katie Kim. ‘Love and Fall’ has already taken first place in the Itunes album charts in 22 countries showing that this star has a promising career ahead of him. Check the video out below and be sure to download ‘Love and Fall’ on Itunes right now!

 

 

 

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Sunmi Releases Single Under New Label

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After the disbandment of the Wonder Girls in the earlier part of the year, it’s time to officially start calling Sunmi a JYP alumni. After 12 years with the iconic label, Sunmi has decided to break ties and start anew with the label, Makeus Entertainment. Her latest single, ‘Gashina’ was produced by hitmaker Teddy Park, under his newest label, ‘The Black Label.’ The single itself is reggae influenced fused with pop. Netizens are excited seeing as her last solo single was dated back to 2014. The visuals for the video are striking as it allows us to see Sunmi in a brand new light. She is as intense as she is playful with the vocals to match. Check the video out below:

 

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