Sitting down to write today’s post, I spent quite a bit of time looking up all of K-Pop comebacks and dramas scheduled to drop over the course of the month and all I can say, to both music and drama lovers, is: HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS!
I know we’re only 2 days into this month but already I’ve had more fangirl excitement than I can handle. Yong Jun Hyung has just released his first solo track in 4 years and I’m feeling all the feels at the moment. The song is just… The video is… Augh! I need to stop before I let myself get carried away…
So instead of rambling on about music that’s already out, how about I get back to all the music we can look forward to this coming month. The question is, where to start? I mean we have Onew releasing clips from his upcoming SM STATION track with Rocoberry and Oh My Goodness! If you haven’t watched those bts clips yet, they’re just so flipping adorable! I melt from the moment we first see Onew’s beautiful smile. *sigh* The full track and MV for “수면제” (“Lullaby”) is scheduled to drop May 4th.
DAY6 has started their monthly teasing as they prepare for the release of their May tracks and again, I’m feeling all the feels. I swear, I get more excited with each passing month, as I anxiously await the release of whatever musical brilliance they have in store for us. I love the concept of these May photos. They’re so fun and fresh and they just make me think this month’s tracks are going to be the perfect lead-in to summer break. Eeeek! May 8th can’t come soon enough!
Speaking of JYP groups… TWICE has started teasing for the release of their 4th mini album, Signal. The album is supposed to drop May 15th and I can’t wait! Not only does this mean we’ll have a fun new dance to learn but it also means we’ll have new performances to look forward to seeing when they’re at KCON NY in June. Woohoo!
Psy is also teasing the release of his eighth album. With Psy, it’s hard to know what you’re going to get with this release but I can tell you he’s releasing 2 MVs with this comeback. Personally, I’m looking forward to them because I find his videos entertaining and I love seeing what he comes up with next. The album and both MVs are to drop May 10.
BTS has just started teasing for the Japanese release of “Blood, Sweat, Tears” and me being me, I couldn’t help but add the teaser to this list! The video is set to drop May 10 and apparently I’m not the only one excited, seeing as how this trailer has been up about 24 hours and already has over a million views.
On the drama side of things, there’s quite a lot we have to look forward to this month and that makes me happy!
Suspicious Partner is set to start airing May 10 and honestly, I can’t wait! It’s been way too long since Ji Chang Wook was last in a rom-com and this one, with all of its amnesiac murderers and mistaken identities, just seems like it’s going to be a whole lot of fun. I’m not sure how I feel about Choi Tae Joon being in this drama. I’m still not over the awfulness of his character in Missing 9 so I’m a little worried my hatred of Choi Tae Ho will sully my opinion of Ji Eun Hyuk. Hopefully I can let go of the pain of the past and will be able to fully enjoy this new drama. Though now that I think about it, I’m not sure I really have any reason to worry. I mean with Ji Chang Wook around, who has time to be concerned about anyone else???
Ruler: Master of the Mask also begins airing May 10 and though I’m not sure I’m ready to take on another historical drama just yet, I think my love of L may compel me to do just that. But maybe not right away. I’m not sure how well this drama will fare when compared to my love of Rebel: Thief who Stole the People, which is why I may put this one off until after my infatuation with Yoon Gyun Song as Hong Gil Dong fades a bit. I can really only safely swoon over one Joseon era hero at a time. Not that that’s ever stopped me before…
There are actually several more dramas I’m looking forward to watching, once they start airing later this month but if I talk about them all right now, what will I have to write about next week??? To keep myself from getting completely carried away, I’m going to stop here but before I go, I have to throw this out there…
The KPop Mamas and I are starting a monthly drama live chat and we’re inviting you to join us! The first Wednesday of every month, we’ll be chatting about dramas we’re currently watching, dramas we’ve recently finished watching, dramas we’re obsessed with, dramas… Well, you get the idea. We’ll be streaming live on KpopMamas YouTube channel and we’d really like for you to join us! Of course I’ll be posting each chat here, once it’s over, but to get in on the conversation while it’s happening be sure to join us live. Our first chat will be this Wednesday, May 3rd (tomorrow) from 8pm – 9pm CST. Hope to see you there!