Music Scene: K-pop goes big on retro sounds

Le Sserafim's (left) Fearless and Psy's collaboration with BTS' Suga are among the 10 titles to check out. PHOTOS: LE SSERAFIM/FACEBOOK, @42PSY24/INSTAGRAM
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SINGAPORE - The 1980s are coming back in a big way, with established K-pop artistes from Psy to iKon embracing retro sounds in their new releases. And rookie girl group Le Sserafim make a powerful debut with Fearless.

In J-pop, the members of Sekai no Owari continue to challenge themselves.

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