Top Daily Reporter Seo Sang-Hyun EPEX’s debut song ‘Lock Down’ was listed on US Billboard’s ‘Best K-Pop Song of the Year.’
Billboard, an American music media outlet, announced ’25 Best K-Pop Songs of 2021: Critics’ Picks’ on its official website on the 17th (local time). Among them, ‘Lock Down’ of EFFEX was selected and attracted the attention of global fans.
Billboard said, “This year’s extraordinary rookie Effex delivered an appropriate hymn for another year of limiting quarantine with their debut song ‘Lock Down.’ Talking about the anxieties of their peers and generations due to the pandemic, they share how they hope they don’t fall victim to a life of blind consumerism and influential pursuits. If so, I’m very excited to see what comes next.”
The title song ‘Lock Down’ of Effex’s first EP ‘Bipolar Pt. do. Effex showed off powerful yet addictive songs and powerful performances, making its debut as ‘2021’s most anticipated stock’.
Since then, Epex has been named No. 1 in this year’s Top Rising Song of the Year with ‘Lock Down’ in ‘The Best of K-Pop: Rising 2021’ of ‘TIDAL,’ a high-quality music streaming service platform in the US. In addition, he was nominated for ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Best New Male Artist,’ ‘Artist of the Year’ at ‘2021 MAMA’, ’36th Golden Disc Awards’ and ’31st High1 Seoul Music Awards’ Rookie of the Year nominations.
Recently, Effex has given off a presence like a ‘2021 most anticipated star’ by winning the Rookie of the Year award at the ’29th Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards’ awards ceremony.
Meanwhile, Epex is currently communicating with fans through its reality content, ‘THE EPEX SEASON 1: Cells of Effex’.