As I anticipated in my May 2023 New Comebacks and Debuts, this month has been one full of excitement for K-pop fans!
Many groups dropped new albums or singles, and many more announced their new releases for the following month.
Enhypen just surprised everyone with the Bite Me choreography, which caused much uproar, especially in South Korea. Ateez announced their new album, The World Pt.2: Outlaw, which will be released on the 17th of June, and NCT Taeyong’s solo album will come out in just a few days!
But these are only some exciting new products you can order or pre-order on the Daebak Shop. If you want to know more about these new releases, keep reading this article. If you want to be updated about your favorite K-Dramas and K-pop groups, check out the other articles on Daebak.co, and if you can’t wait to buy your favorite K-pop group albums, check out the Daebak Shop!
#MONSTA X I.M OVERDRIVE
Debuted in 2015 under Starship Entertainment as a member of iconic boy group MONSTA X, I.M started his solo activities in 2021 with his first EP, “Duality.”
I.M is the lead rapper and maknae of MONSTA X. He also participated in writing lyrics for most of the group’s discography and his solo projects and collaborations.
The group consists of six members, Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney and I.M, who is also the maknae.
Among his songs, one of my favorites is his collaboration with SOULBYSEL, nvrmnd:
While this is his latest comeback with MONSTA X, Beautiful Liar:
Overdrive will be his first solo album released under Sony Music, containing six new songs: Blame, Dumb, Habit, More, Not Sorry, and the title track Overdrive.
The album will officially be released on the 23 of June. Pre-order it immediately at Daebak Shop!
#ATEEZ THE WORLD EP.2: OUTLAW
Probably some of the best performers among fourth-generation boy groups, ATEEZ has many iconic songs like HALA HALA or Say My Name.
Debuted under KQ Entertainment in 2018, the group comprises eight members, Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yeosang, Yunho, San, Wooyoung, Mingi, and the maknae, Jongho.
Hongjoong and Mingi are the main lyricists for ATEEZ discography, and Hongjoong also actively participates in the storyline behind ATEEZ's complicated concept.
Their new mini album, THE WORLD EP.2: OUTLAW, a sequel to THE WORLD EP.1: MOVEMENT, will be released on the 16 of June.
Here is their latest trailer:
Here is their latest comeback, Halazia, a great song that I really enjoy:
If you like ATEEZ go pre-order the album at Daebak Shop!
#NCT TAEYONG SHALALA
Debuted under SM in 2016, NCT is a truly unique group consisting of twenty members, Taeyong, Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Kun, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, WinWin, Jungwoo, Mark, Xiaojun, Hendery, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, YangYang, Chenle, and Jisung, and five subunits, NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, WayV, and NCT DoJaeJung.
Their concept is based on the idea of having an unlimited number of members, which, united with their distinctive sound, rap focus, and incredible dance skills, made NCT an iconic group.
Taeyong, in particular, is the leader, rapper, vocalist, dancer, and visual of the group, and thanks to his many talents, he was also chosen to be part of the SM project group SUPERM.
One of his songs that I especially like is Baby Don’t Stop:
The mini album SHALALA, which has been released on the 5th of June, marks Taeyong's solo debut.
The tracklist consists of seven songs, 샤랄라 (SHALALA), the title track, 관둬 (GWANDO), Move Mood Mode (Feat. WENDY), Virtual Insanity, RUBY, 404 File Not Found and Back to the Past, which Taeyong participated in writing.
Here is the the title track SHALALA:
If you, like us, are already in love with SHALALA, order it on Daebak Shop!
#IVE I’ve IVE
Debuted just two years ago with the iconic song Eleven, IVE is a group that immediately gained a lot of attention and managed to never lose it thanks to their incredibly catchy songs and iconic dance moves!
The group consists of six members, An Yujin, Gaeul, Rei, Jang Wonyoung, considered the IT girl of the fourth generation, Liz, and the maknae Leeseo.
The song from IVE, which is my personal favorite, is LOVE DIVE:
Their latest comeback I’ve IVE, their first studio album, also draw a lot of attention both thanks to the pre-release single Kitsch:
And to the title track I AM:
The album was released on the 10th of April, while the Kitsch music video was released on the 27th of March.
I’ve IVE contains eleven tracks, Blue Blood, I AM, Kitsch, Lips, Heroine, Mine, Hypnosis (섬찢), Not Your Girl, Next Page (궁금해), Cherish and Shine with Me and the girls participated in writing the lyrics for all the songs.
This album is a must-have. What are you waiting for? Order it at the Daebak Shop!
#ENHYPEN DARK BLOOD
Debuted under HYBE in 2020, Enhypen is a group of seven members, Heeseung, Jungwon, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, and the maknae Ni-Ki.
Their dark concept, revolving around a vampire-filled romance, is enriched even more by their excellent performances and catchy songs!
Here is one of my favorite songs from Enhypen which is actually on this new album, Chaconne:
After Manifesto, which took a completely different turn from their usual vibe drifting towards a 90’s mood, DARK BLOOD is, instead, fully immersed in vampire lore.
A dark-nocturnal mini album perfect for listening to when you are driving at night, full of beautiful songs, my favorite being Bills, that came out on the 22nd of May.
Here is the music video for Bite Me, which caused many heated discussions online:
What are you waiting for? Order immediately Enhypen’s new album Dark Blood on the Daebak Shop!
#(G)I-DLE I feel
Debuted under CUBE Entertainment in 2018, (G)I-DLE consists of five members, Soyeon, Minnie, Miyeon, Yuqi, and the maknae Shuhua.
The group is not only known for Soyeon's excellent rap skills and powerful lyrics, but for their outstanding performances, and exciting concepts!
In fact, while (G)-I-DLE's concept is, overall, a girl-crush strong one, they always find ways to vary this idea, and, for I Feel, for example, they managed to change it in a very refreshing 90s concept.
Before going a bit more into detail about I Feel, the song from (G)I-DLE which is my personal favorite is:
Released on May 15, I Feel is an EP containing six songs, the title track Queencard (퀸카), the pre-released single Allergy, Lucid, All Night, Paradise, and Peter Pan (어린 어른).
Besides Soyeon, also Minnie and Yuqi participated in writing the lyrics for this album which revolves around the theme of confidence and self-esteem.
The pre-release single Allergy:
The title track Queencard:
If you want to feel like a Queen, order I Feel immediately at the Daebak Shop!
Many new releases to listen to or to wait for!
Some intense weeks to experience as a K-pop fan, and the only way to overcome them is by buying at least one of these great releases on the Daebak Shop because, as Oscar Wilde used to say, “the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”