Kristina Tingler

Kristina works, writes, and sleeps, but never in the same order.

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Last Week in K-Music
4 months ago
This is a little late this week, but it's here nonetheless! Here are some gems from last week in Korean music!
SHINee's Back Again
4 months ago
Insert Minho's "SHINee's back again." In May 2008, SM Entertainment debuted a five-member group called SHINee. In 2010, after one of the most difficult years of my life, I reconnected with my best friend and she introduced me to these five men with "Ring Ding Dong" and their reality show Hello Baby. I fell in love. SHINee is the group that got me back into Korean entertainment. I've since moved to other groups, broadening my music (and fanbases), not enjoyed some of their releases, but I will al...
This Week in K-Music
5 months ago
A lot of great music came out his week. One of my favorite lady rappers dropped a solo for the first time. This is the perfect time of year for artists to release music—summer is coming, everyone is building the perfect going-on-vacation playlist, looking for fresh sounds. I love this time of year for music! May 20: V.O.S—"Door" V.O.S. = Voice of Soul... and voice of soul is just right. I've listened to this song a few times and I'm still getting chills when I listen to the chorus. There is so m...
This Week in K-Music
5 months ago
May 13 Jay Moon—Fire Solo k-artists have a special place in my heart. Knowing how the industry works, I can only imagine how lonely that kind of career path could be. Jay Moon's voice is so beautiful. The track is acoustic and soothing, matching his voice perfectly. The video is a soft aesthetic, colored and edited to make you feel nostalgic. It's really a great listen. Sungkyu—"Don’t Move" (video above) Normally I wouldn't put something like this on my list, but I felt like it needed to be done...
'Fake Love'
5 months ago
BTS is probably the biggest k-pop group ever at this point in their careers. More people I encounter know BTS than Big Bang when they hear "k-pop," and I never thought that day would come. May 18, BTS dropped a highly anticipated album just ahead of their going-to-be legendary performance at the BBMA's this Sunday, May 20. They were the first K-Pop group to be nominated for a BBMA and the first to win an award last year. This year, they've been nominated for the same award (Top Social Artist) an...
This Week in K-Pop
5 months ago
A lot of really exciting things happened this past week in the k-pop world. A lot of really amazing music was released and I think it's time we take a moment to appreciate it. May 6 V—"Singularity" Le...