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Gig Picks

PHOTO: UNIVERSAL MUSIC
boy bands Super Junior (above)
boy bands Super Junior (above)PHOTO: SM ENTERTAINMENT
The acoustic folk of singer Kwon Jung-yeol (above),
The acoustic folk of singer Kwon Jung-yeol (above), PHOTO: TENCENTIMETER/FACEBOOK

This is the long-awaited solo debut album from the lead vocalist of the acclaimed Taiwanese band sodagreen. There is imaginative storytelling in this fantastical music adventure, with space being a recurrent theme on tracks such as Spaceman, Space and Spaceship. On one level, the album is a reflection on his identity as a singer-songwriter, a "lonely spaceman" looking in from the outside.

This inaugural K-pop festival has a packed line-up that should appeal to a cross-section of fans. Performing tomorrow are the likes of South Korean girl group GFriend, boy group NCT 127, singer-songwriter Ha Sung-woon and singer-dancer-choreographer Chungha. And appearing on Sunday are boy bands Super Junior and Stray Kids, as well as girl groups Momoland and WJSN.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 08, 2019, with the headline 'Gig Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe