K-WEEK (JULY 31)

A lot of major comebacks happened this week that led to K-pop fans of all ages going crazy! Some of the biggest names of K-pop came back with stellar albums that shook the music charts across the world. Read more to see what happened this week in K-pop.

JJ PROJECT CAME BACK WITH A MORE MATURE SOUND FOR THEIR NEW ALBUM

JJ Project consists of two members of the well-known group GOT7 that debuted in in 2012 with their first single, ‘Bounce.’ The song, although catchy and fun, definitely had an immature feel that left some listeners giggling (let it bounce ya’ll). But, finally, after five years JJ Project members, JB and Jinyoung are back with an incredible new album that shows their maturity and their immense talent both on stage and in the studio. The album, titled Verse 2, shows each member’s struggles in a way that is both relatable and refreshing.

Their title song, ‘Tomorrow, Today’ is a song that shows the member’s worries as they make decisions during a difficult time in their lives. During our 20’s, each decision and promise we make changes the course of our lives, and no one describes the stress better than JJ Project. Filmed old school style with deep symbolism throughout (Catcher in the Rye book, anyone?) the music video enable JB and Jinyoung to share their emotions beautifully. Check out the music video below and make sure to purchase their album by clicking here. This album is definitely on my top 5 so far this year and I believe it will stay that way.

GIRL’S GENERATION IS BACK AFTER A TWO-YEAR BREAK AND ARE READY TO PARTY

The legendary girl group, Girl’s Generation, is back after a two-year break and they are ready to party with a brand new fun album! The eight-member group (originally nine member) debuted in 2009 and since then have broken countless records with their endless hits. With constantly successful albums, the pressure was on for the group to release another high-quality album.

On Thursday, the group released the album, ‘Holiday Night’ and was received with mixed reviews. Many fans loved the album, but others felt that it was low quality in comparison to their past work. As a somewhat fan of SNSD, I was personally left disappointed with their album, and their music videos. Usually, Girl’s Generation always has interesting concepts that go past the ‘cutesy’ cliche, but their latest ‘party’ concept seems boring during a summer that has been filled with these same concepts. Of course, as always, I wish the best for SNSD and I’m glad that the girl group is still releasing music and will keep doing so. Check out for yourself their title songs, ‘Holiday’ and ‘All Night.’

What did you think of all the comebacks and releases this week? Let me know in the comments below!

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