5:29 pm - 11/20/2018

SM STATION: Missed Gems



With Station Season 3 coming up next week here's some of the tracks that might have slipped through the cracks and deserve another listen!


DANCE/EDM

LDN NOISE x CHA JIYEON - MY SHOW [Season 1]




250 x SM x BANA - 두근두근 (Pit-A-Pat) 250 Remix [Season 1]




VINICIOUS - EASY [Season 2]

This song and the next one were both released around a time people were getting a bit burned out on station releases in Season 2, a lot of them were from artists not on the main roster and people were getting pretty vicious about it but this songs great.



IMLAY x SIK-K - DECALCOMANIE [Season 2]

Ditto ^^. IMLAY has does some remix work for SM and has a really interesting approach to songs.



AMBER x LUNA - LOWER [Season 2]

Amber and Luna have done a total of 3 Dance/EDM songs together for station releases.



BALLADS & CLASSICAL

The Barbarettes x Jan Jinyoung - Stranger's Love [Season 2]

A building ballad where the four voices are really the stars. Something a bit different from what The Barbarettes had put out at the time and I was dying for a live performance of this but it never came.



문정재 X PACE - Nikolai Kapustin - Piano Quintet No.1: 1st Mov. Allegro [Season 2]

It was weird watching people (not here) call themselves fans of SM or liking SM artists and then completely not even give the non-SM/non-korean artists a chance. This release hasn't even cleared 50K views...on the SM channel that's unheard of.



BAEKHYUN x K.WILL - The Day [Season 1]

The biggest song on the list but one that I found got glossed over a lot when talking about Baekhyun's duets. It's also one of the very few M/M duets for SM Station.




HOLIDAYS

LUNA x SHIN YOUNGJAE - IT'S YOU [Season 1]

An acoustic ballad released right around christmas time during season 1 and one of the sweetest MVs Station's ever done. those adorable toys T_T



NCT DREAM - JOY [Season 2]

Dream with a pop twist on Joy To The World.



ROCK/POP/R&B

JONGHYUN x HERITAGE - YOUR VOICE [Season 1]

Lovely Jjong had terrible luck with SM Station Releases. Both this and his station song from Season 2 had MVs scrapped and unreleased. So both his tracks kinda went under the radar. Inspiration is also fantastic (and hella 18+ lol) but his voice sounds so wonderful in this collab so it's on the list.


BADA x RYEOWOOK - COSMIC [Season 1]

Season 1 had a lot of wonderful collabs but this one stands out for a lot of reasons. It's a great song and Ryeowook is such an SES fan and talked about how great an experience it was. He enlisted right after it was released so we've never heard it live either.



 YOO YOUNGJIN x NCT TAEYONG - CURE [Season 2]




TRAX - ROAD [Season 1]

One of the few not metal/slayer-esque rock tracks put out during both station seasons so far. This is also the last TRAX release as a rockband since they've now rebranded as an EDM trio.



YURI x RAIDEN - ALWAYS FIND YOU [Season 2]



CHARLIE TAFT - LOVE LIKE YOU [Season 2]

With a bunch of writing credits on SM artist albums Charlie's solo release could have fit right in on The Perfect Velvet.



Verdine White X Stanley Clarke X Myron Mckinley Trio - 'Man In the Mirror' [Season 2]

Literally some of the most legendary instrumentalists and some SM fans completely skipped over the release because it didn't feature any SM artists. It's completely instrumental and was part of the MJ tribute that SME worked on and hosted the livestream for.



PENOMENCO - HUNNIT [Season 2]

Released about a year before SME publicly had aquired Million Market.



source:
SMTOWN < this links to the playlist that features all of the SM Station Content! | Various Artist Youtube Channel for Jjong

I think a lot of people (not here) sort of lost the plot with season 2 and didn't fully embrace a lot of the experimental/non-SM artists releases, they were especially rude to the MJ tribute artists. Hopefully for Season 3 people will approach it with a more open mind.

Any from the non-big gun artists I missed? Or your faves in general?
torontok 20th-Nov-2018 11:36 pm (UTC)
Cosmic is seriously so underrated. Bada and Ryeowook mesh so well together.

I feel like Bye Bye Babe also got slept on quite a bit
karaskye 20th-Nov-2018 11:37 pm (UTC)
Stranger's Love is an amazing sing. I was in love with it for maybe 4 full months after it came out. The video worked so well too.
frequency 20th-Nov-2018 11:47 pm (UTC)
i don't have time to check these out right now, but i'll def be bookmarking this post!
i forgot all about that freaky, god-awful pit-a-pat remix, lmao.

one of my fave station tracks is "to be alive (live)". i even downloaded the song just so i could listen to it anytime i wanted, lol.
kenata 20th-Nov-2018 11:59 pm (UTC)
thank you for this!!! i didn't realize how much i really did miss from sm station...i haven't actually listened to most of these!
vintage_boom 21st-Nov-2018 12:06 am (UTC)
didn't add it into the post cuz I didn't want it to come off as shade or being super rude but that Charli Taft vid really illuminates how stage presence is a learned skill and something desperately missing from training of pop musicians outside of kpop. the song knocks but she kinda falls flat in body language the delivery.
goshipgurl 21st-Nov-2018 12:07 am (UTC)
always find you is one of the best songs of 2018, don't fight me.

also, SM should just debut a amber/luna subunit and let them officially promote. they slay together
glokmusic 21st-Nov-2018 12:32 am (UTC)

My Show has been a bop since it was released i love that song and her vocals!!! bless

cosmic is a good slower song, and i generally don’t like slow songs

love like you is also a fave

pikapika217 21st-Nov-2018 12:49 am (UTC)
what happened to that 'why you so serious' song tho?!?!
vintage_boom 21st-Nov-2018 12:54 am (UTC)
I think that was just a sting used for the teasers tbh
pikapika217 21st-Nov-2018 01:03 am (UTC)
BETTER NOT BE

sick of your LIES SM!
vintage_boom 21st-Nov-2018 01:04 am (UTC)
it could be the mysterious penomenco x crush track but idk idk
pippopippo 21st-Nov-2018 02:59 am (UTC)
prob not a missed gem at nearly 6 mil views but!! dinner is one of my station faves

dropit87 9th-Dec-2018 03:37 am (UTC)
I love this song!
premonitioner 21st-Nov-2018 03:09 am (UTC)
My Show is a song that makes me feel confident and like I can take on anything!
horichansenpai 21st-Nov-2018 09:46 am (UTC)
Aw a shame (but no surprise) about the lack of buzz for the Piano Quintet. Probably influenced by me knowing piano and having used to listen to classical music, but I like it

I would certainly embrace a permanent Luna/Amber subunit
gathyou 21st-Nov-2018 10:27 am (UTC)
Honestly I like how SM Station offers the spotlight to people usually behind the scenes, like Charlie Taft releasing her own song by herself instead of giving it to Red Velvet (as they probably considered), it's such a cool idea. But I haven't followed Season 2 as much as Season 1, unless I follow the artist already.
I want Luna x Amber to be an official unit but I'll understand if the girls want to keep releasing solo songs first.
Really looking forward to Season 3!

Some of my favourites in Season 2 :
- Always Find You, Yuri x Raiden
- Dream In a Dream, Ten
- Love Like You, Charlie Taft
- Lower, Luna x Amber
- Spring Love, BoA
- Star Blossom, Sejeong x Doyoung
- When the Wind Blows, Yoona (Mandarin ver.)
Also the Man in the Mirror hommages were really cool!

Edited at 2018-11-21 10:28 am (UTC)
myungung 21st-Nov-2018 02:26 pm (UTC)
I liked Easy, Strangers Love, and the Day when it was released! The Luna x Amber one was truly underrated. Would also add in Wendy and Baek Ah Yeon’s collab too for a winter special!
dropit87 9th-Dec-2018 03:38 am (UTC)
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