Ever so often, I like to share what’s on heavy rotation on my iPod. It isn’t always the newest thing, or the most popular thing, but for some reason this is the stuff that I’m grooving to.
What I’m Listening To
“No Way,” by 015B from the Lucky 7 album
You can listen to it here.
How I Came to Listen to It
I was listening to hellokpop radio, and it came on. I thought it was groovy, so I noted the name of the group and the song and downloaded it LEGALLY (hint hint folks).
Why I Like It
So, once you get past the cutesy intro, the song has a groovy vibe that is emphasized in this case by the instrumentation. Thanks to Ask a Korean!, I learned even more about my favorite new group (even though no one except me and a DJ at hellokpop radio seem to favor “No Way), like it’s a group made up of musicians with no regular lead vocal (go figure!). Jun.K is singing on this track. Ask A Korean! also says 015B is important because: “It distinguished itself by adopting genres that were lesser known in Korea at the time. It did not seek popularity, or at least the kind of popularity that involves numerous television appearances to which teenage girls scream. 015B, notably, did not have a main vocal — for most of its songs, the band casted other singers to sing them.” They are nifty!
Source: 50 Most Influential K-Pop Artists, 29, 015B, Ask A Korean!