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Ten hottest K-pop releases of the month: May 2019

Ten hottest K-pop releases of the month: May 2019
L-R: Winner (YG Entertainment), Weki Meki (Fantagio Music)

Every month, we bring you a list of the hottest K-pop songs and videos that you need to check out. Here are our favorites for May’s edition:

“4:44” by Park Bom, WheeIn

It’s only been two months since Park Bom dropped “Spring,” her long-awaited return as a soloist, but the powerhouse vocalist is already back with more music. This time around, the former 2NE1 member linked up with Mamamoo’s WheeIn for the rock-tinged mid-tempo cut, “4:44.”

“Angel” by Chancellor, Taeyeon

Singer-producer Chancellor—real name Michael Kim—has released “Angel,” featuring Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon. The duo serve soulful, buttery vocals on the tender guitar ballad, which is Kim’s first solo release since his 2016 debut EP, My Full Name.

“Runaway” by Eric Nam

Breezy and laid-back, “Runaway” is the latest single from Korean-American singer Eric Nam. The song dropped alongside a playful video that follows Nam and his love interest escaping to a small beachside villa for the summer.

“Untitled Love Song” by Henry

Former Super Junior-M member Henry has dropped the jazzy, piano-led “Untitled Love Song.” The track is his first release since signing with the fledgling South Korean label AXIS.

“Picky Picky” by Weki Meki

Girl group Weki Meki return to high school in the video for their new single, “Picky Picky.” In the clip, the eight-piece outfit wreak a little havoc during classes, before joining a talent competition as a rock band. The dance pop song opens their latest EP, Lock End LOL.

“Me & You” by EXID

Veteran girl group EXID are bidding fans farewell (for now) with “Me & You,” the lead single from We, their final EP before going on hiatus. The project also includes the mid-tempo ballad “We Are,” a tribute to fans co-written by the group.

“Ah Yeah” by Winner

Winner are back with “Ah Yeah,” a playful kiss-off to clingy exes. The rock-tinged dance pop track opens the group’s latest EP, We. The six-track project includes a rework of Butterfly Effect’s 2003 single, “First Love.”

“Eclipse” by GOT7

GOT7 have released a CGI-heavy MV for their latest single, “Eclipse.” The video features the boys performing in dystopian desert cities, mirror-filled rooms and on an endless spiral staircase.

“You Know Better” by Hyolyn

Hyolyn gets in her feelings on “You Know Better,” the first single from her xhyolynx project. Featuring self-penned lyrics about moving on from a toxic relationship, the moody tropical house song recalls her 2017 hit, “Blue Moon.”

“Really Really” by Cherry Bullet

Rookie girl group Cherry Bullet made a splash with their January debut, and are back to build upon their success with sophomore single “Really Really.” The bubblegum dance pop song dropped alongside a video that continues the video game-inspired concept of their debut.

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