Chen, better known as the main vocalist of K-Pop super group EXO, is finally having his solo debut with the release of “April, and a Flower (사월, 그리고 꽃)” mini album. He showcased his perfect vocal technique, accompanied by gloomy instrumentals in the background.
Every once in a while, the mainstream audience of the music industry tires of the usual campaigners of lush life and bright lights and seeks for the next kooky kid to bring a little semblance of audiovisual balance between light and dark. Enter Billie Eilish, who managed to surprise and charm the pop industry with her EP “Don’t Smile At Me” back in 2017. This year, she is back with her debut full-length album "When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go".
K-pop vocal powerhouse Mamamoo is back with their newest mini album, “White Wind”. Having been extremely active for the past few months, the mini album features self-produced tracks from the member and a solo track from vocalist Wheein.
Total Jerks is an iconic hardcore punk unit from Depok, Indonesia. After releasing their EP album titled “Life is Hate” in 2016, finally they’re back with a full-length album titled “Fear” in October 2018. If you’re really fascinated by local hardcore punk scene, this album should be one of your “must listen” local hardcore punk albums.
Multi-instrumentalist and indie rock veteran Andrew Bird sings about Sisyphus in the opener of his twelfth solo album, My Finest Work Yet, and it sounds fresher as ever. Besides being a biting lyrical social commentary and showcasing Bird’s expert musicality, My Finest Work Yet also succeeds in exploring what makes us human.
Sasami Ashworth or well known as Sasami is back with her self-titled debut album this month after releasing a few singles in 2018. The former Cherry Glazerr keyboardist started her solo career recording her demos using an iPad and writing her lyrics on her smartphone's notes app. This album in particular has a melancholic feel to it.
One of Indonesia’s current main rock acts, Barasuara, is back with their album “Pikiran dan Perjalanan”, this time with even more artistry in their music, yet still as sociopolitically charged as ever.
Korean Alternative Hip Hop juggernaut Epik High released their newest project, sleepless in ______ on Monday, featuring a collective of big names such as Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, BTS rapper-producer Suga, and K-R&B ballad singer Crush.
UK trio Far Caspian released their first EP last year in November. Between Days consists of five tracks, compiling their three singles with new songs “Between Days” and “Finding My Way Home”.
Veteran rapper 2 Chainz released his fifth studio album on March 1, 2019. The charismatic rapper is often considered as a great feature yet decent at filling a track on his own. However, boasting features of Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Ariana Grande, and Ty Dolla $ign, as well as having one of the best basketball players of all time, LeBron James, as its executive producer, the album became one of the most anticipated albums of the month, and Chainz has a lot to prove with “Rap or Go to the League”.