This Month’s Beat: Highlight

The K-Pop music scene is probably one of the fastest moving industries around the world. Artists have to know how to keep up with the times and trends through their fashion, image, and of course, music. KStreetManila’s artist of the month for April is has long been in the music industry, but has re-emerged with a fresh, fun image and music. This month, we put the spotlight on Highlight!

Yoon Doo Joon, Yong Jun Hyung, Yang Yo Seob, Lee Ki Kwang, and Son Dong Woon are back as Highlight with 얼굴 찌푸리지 말아요 (Plz Don’t Be Sad) as their title track for Can You Feel It? mini album. The song and music video is sure to put a smile on the fans’ faces as the members show off their silly selves in this track. Prior to the release of their main title track, Highlight showcased their vocal chops with 아름답다 (It‘s Still Beautiful).

For those who probably don’t know, Highlight was formerly known as Beast, which debuted under Cube Entertainment in 2009. Among their famous releases were Mystery, Shock, 숨 (Breath), Beautiful, Fiction and 아름다운 밤이야 Beautiful Night.

Beast originally debuted as six members with Jang Hyunseung, who was also known to be the other half of the duo, “Troublemaker” along with HyunA. Nearing the end of their contracts with Cube Entertainment, Hyunseung decided to leave the group and pursue as a solo artist. The other five members no longer renewed their contracts and put up their own, Around Us Entertainment.

Admittedly, fans were worried if Highlight will be able to keep up with younger groups. But with nine years of experience under their belt, their title track has racked up eight music show wins so far.

And this is only the beginning for Highlight.

What do you think about Highlight’s music? Have you been a Beauty prior to their name change? Let us know through the comments below!

Cheska De Ocampo
Always up and about, Cheska was once asked if she always meets different people every single day. Well – not always – but almost because it is part of her job description and because she is actively involved in church. Having the opportunity to join KStreetManila, she combines two of her loves – writing and Korean culture. During her downtime (which somehow rarely happens), she is either scrolling through Twitter, writing for her blog, trying to be fit, reading a good book, or appreciating beauty and fashion.

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