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[Review] YUKIKA – timeabout,

YUKIKA is back with her new mini-album ‘timeabout,’. I’m super stoked about this release so let’s get to it!

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We start off with ‘Leap forward (intro)’. We get some really cool synths with brass and it sets a great mood before sliding into the title track.

‘Insomnia’ is exactly why I love YUKIKA’s music. We get some really cool city-pop vibes with her beautiful vocals and a lot of retro thrown in the mix. The old-timey strings in the bridge are such a nice addition. In the music video, YUKIKA travels through time and meets her past self.

Next up is the track ‘Love Month’ that was co-composed by Space Cowboy. It’s another city-pop track that literally is a shot of serotonin. Try to not bop your head to the song, I dare you. It’s impossible. This was a pre-released track, which we wrote about here.

‘TIME TRAVEL’ follows that with some plucky strings. There’s some really lovely vocal layering in this one, that makes it a very smooth listen. There are also some brass samples thrown in. It’s fun.

With an engine starting we slide right into ‘Secret’. This feels very fresh and feels like something a girl group could have released. It’s a funky disco pop song that is a guaranteed earworm. I dig it!

‘PUNG!’ is the last song of the mini-album. The lyrics were co-written by Park Moon-chi, CHEEZE and Ahn Shinhae. It’s a cute ending song with quite a bit of soul to it. It’s absolutely lovely.

‘timeabout,’ by YUKIKA is a great release that fills the city-pop shaped hole in my heart. Go ahead and listen to this release on Spotify here.

Ilse Van Den Heede
A writer with a slight coffee addiction and a tendency to find K-Indie gems in the YouTube rabbit hole.