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Netflix’s Squid Game and the Nemesis of Equality

Netflix’s recent survival K-drama series Squid Game aims to address our qualms for equality. While Squid Game is an exciting survival series, what I love about it most is the political commentary behind its fascinating premise. Our world today is bombarded with inequality. Everywhere we go, we see inequality. And it sucks. We see that the world is a tall pyramid where very few enjoy … Continue reading Netflix’s Squid Game and the Nemesis of Equality

‘Kinain ng Social Media’ by Mani Kontador is Musically-Nostalgic and Socially-Relevant

Mani Kontador ‘Kinain ng Social Media’ EP Review As a millennial, I find it delightful when a new artist reminds me of my generation. From grade school until mid-college, I was very much into punk rock and all the other genres it encapsulates (emo punk, post-hardcore, etc.). Mani Kontador offers a punk rock repertoire that reminds me of OPM alternative acts, so they’re a great … Continue reading ‘Kinain ng Social Media’ by Mani Kontador is Musically-Nostalgic and Socially-Relevant

Mezzaluna 'In Situ'

Mezzaluna Launches ‘IN SITU’ Music Video

Beautiful visuals and ethereal sound fuse together for Indonesian singer-songwriter Mezzaluna and her debut single ‘In Situ’ and its music video. The 20-year-old musician was the first Indonesian to be signed to Sony Music’s OFFMUTE label, which is dedicated to promoting and collaborating with local and upcoming artists in Southeast Asia in order to reach new audiences.’ The OFFMUTE label has opened a lot of … Continue reading Mezzaluna Launches ‘IN SITU’ Music Video

saint rien 'sober now'

‘Sober Now’ by Saint Rien is an Ethereal Anthem That Brings Tingle to Your Spine

Saint Rien is an Australian-born multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer residing in Nashville, has released a new tune called “Sober Now.” LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE: LINK The Magnetic ‘Sober Now’ After releasing his contemporary track ‘Medusa,’ Saint Rien surprises us with an ethereal and melancholic track. An eclectic mix of Saint Rien’s diverse musical influences, ‘Sober Now’ takes listeners on a funereal trip. The track … Continue reading ‘Sober Now’ by Saint Rien is an Ethereal Anthem That Brings Tingle to Your Spine

Kanojo Wa Kirei Datta / She Was Pretty Review

Kanojo Wa Kirei Datta / She Was Pretty Review

I just finished Kanojo Wa Kirei Datta, or She Was Pretty, the Japanese remake. It’s like I lost another friend after watching it, but I’m thinking of watching it again (and yes, I also rewatched the Korean version). So She was Pretty, which started in Korea, is definitely one of the best dramas ever. While it’s not as overrated as other dramas, it has one … Continue reading Kanojo Wa Kirei Datta / She Was Pretty Review

Katherine Aly Confronts Inequality and Prejudice with ‘Pariah’ Single

Katherine Aly, an alternative pop musician, has released a new video and single called ‘Pariah.’ The song celebrates individuals coming together in their hatred of “intolerance.” An empowering statement that calls out individuals who manipulate and discriminate against others without thinking. Katherine, music video director Stuart Breadner, and producer Naz Schmaz collaborated on Pariah’s moving music video. It includes characters of various genders, ethnicities, and … Continue reading Katherine Aly Confronts Inequality and Prejudice with ‘Pariah’ Single

ATEEZ “ZERO: FEVER” SERIES

Album Review: ATEEZ is Back with ‘ZERO : FEVER Part.3’

Following the release of ATEEZ’s tremendously popular “ZERO : FEVER Part.2” in March, the global K-Pop group releases ‘ZERO : FEVER Part.3’ the third episode in their “FEVER” series, today. If the second installment was about reigniting a young person’s desire, the third installment tells the story of a young person’s memories and passion that will last forever. ‘ZERO : FEVER Part.3′ is a six-track … Continue reading Album Review: ATEEZ is Back with ‘ZERO : FEVER Part.3’

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Arashi, My Only Asian OT5

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of Arashi. Arashi is still one of the most popular and record-topping boy bands in the world. While Satoshi Ohno, Sho Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya, and Jun Matsumoto are currently on hiatus, I want to give tribute to them because I miss them, and that I can hardly wait for their comeback. I’m a fan of several boy bands. … Continue reading Arashi, My Only Asian OT5

fitz shioda

Introducing Fitz Shioda and his Poignant Music

One of my favorite artists on The Pop Blog’s radar is Japanese-Filipino solo artist Fitz Shioda. I’ve heard of him for more than a year now, after being in the same online course as him. I followed and engaged with some of his social media posts, but it wasn’t until this year that I realized how a marvelous musician he is (my bad, I should’ve … Continue reading Introducing Fitz Shioda and his Poignant Music

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PANTHEPACK “BUZZ” Track Review

The Pop Blog’s PANTHEPACK “BUZZ” Track Review is a unique perspective to the group’s third single. Read on. Just recently, Jackson Wang unveiled the mysterious PANTHEPACK members that include himself, ICE, Karencici, and J. Sheon. Following the big reveal, the collaboration of the four talented and diverse artists released their new single, “BUZZ.” “Buzz” is the follow-up to the first two singles of PANTHEPACK entitled … Continue reading PANTHEPACK “BUZZ” Track Review