I’ve been trying to find a new Artist of the Week to feature but it’s so hard because there are so many incredible artists I want to talk about but also because I keep listening to the same artists over and over again. (Favoritism I know)
In the meantime, Google alerts me sometimes to “new music” but the music is never new. It’s always something I’ve heard before or was released a year or so ago. So I decided this time to just listen and what do you know I was listening to songs I had either skipped over or had forgotten about. I almost forgot how awesome Day6 is. (For shame!)
Artist of the Week will return soon.
I was scrolling through the Artist of the Week posts and noticed that this particular post never made it.
This post is a bit different because 김성규 is not an underground artist. He is well known just maybe not as popular in the States. I was introduced to him in 2015 with his song “Kontrol” but his history goes back to 2010. Signed to Woolim Entertainment, he began in the kpop group Infinite before branching off into his own solo artistry around 2012-2013 and has been active ever since. However, don’t expect new music from it just yet. He announced back in March after his first solo concert that he would be enlisting in the military.
However, we still have his music to enjoy! Check out the sample playlist below!
I was soo shocked I did not have 니아 here already as Artist of the Week! I searched twice to make sure my eyes weren’t deceiving me!! But that just means she will be now.
If you haven’t heard of 니아 (Nieah) then you are in for a real treat today if you are fan of R&B. She’s one of those artists that fall into the Neo-R&B category (as I have dubbed it.) I call it Neo because it’s a classic R&B sound with a pop feel to it. But I love her music and I’m pretty sure I’ve had her song “No Rush” on repeat forever!
Check out the sample playlist below featuring her music!
This week’s artist, 김도훈 (Kim Do Hun), is an incredible indie artist and I’m not really sure how he isn’t more well known! He debuted back in 2014 and was signed under his very own independent label KREAM Records. If I’m not mistaken he is still currently there. He has done collaborations with a couple of artists such as NUCK from SOULDIVE and Kim Park Chella.
If you haven’t heard his music before, check out his sample playlist below!