Zion T is making is official comeback with “The Song”. I haven’t really followed Zion T up to this point but I know his style is smooth and laid back. I honestly am quite excited for this comeback because of how excited I am to be wooed. Like many of my other reviews, I haven’t listened to any teasers or anything like that because I want the element of surprise to remain true with me.
Honestly I almost had no idea what was going on in that music video. However I had a slight idea of the concept in this video. I want to say that Zion T in the music video is undergoing the process of becoming a celebrity. All the people crowd him and surround him but all he wants to do is be with the girl he is really looking at. In the end, he shuts himself away from the crowd and meets the girl and sits quietly and alone with only her.
Like I guessed, the song is super chill. However, it has some hype to it and Zion T’s rapping is on point. Honestly Zion T’s songs all sound pretty similar to me but each one is so good. He is the definition of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. This track was probably one of his better songs I’ve heard from him and that’s saying a lot because like I just said, Zion T is amazing and seems to get better with each new release.
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I apologize beforehand for my poor writing skills. My computer crashed last night and hasn’t been recovered yet, so I’m typing this all on my tablet. Many of you know that tablet writing is not the most enjoyable. However, I’m very excited for this because it is my girls, Red Velvet with their recent comeback “Rookie”. I haven’t listened to any of the teasers or checked out anything regarding this release because I want the moment I watch it to be a complete surprise.
I have no idea what I just watched. It looked like “Happiness” mixed with “One of These Nights” mixed with “Mr. Ambiguous” mixed with a meth trip. The concept of the video seemed to be “what’s behind that door” as well as puppeteering. Seulgi seemed to control everything and most of the video seemed to be through her eyes. What that means, I’m not sure, but I love me some Seulgi. The video was very colorful and extremely abstract. This is the purpose Red Velvet has on the earth.
I like the song and I’m sure I’ll come to like it more, but it is not necessarily my favorite Red Velvet song. It seems like SM is sticking with this quirky hip hop vibe for Red Velvet. Like I said though, this isn’t a terrible song but it seems like Red Velvet is becoming a hip hop version of f(x) and f(x) is becoming just EDM. The overall tone of the song was upbeat with a flair of funk intertwined in each beat. I think that’s the reason I like it. If it were lacking the funk, I would almost guaranteed not like this song, but because it has that funk aspect, I can dig it and will probably get more into it as time goes by.
This has been my review of “Rookie” by Red Velvet. The girls are back! I hope you enjoyed my review and will give me some love by liking and sharing this post on social media. Please also comment your thoughts below. Thank you guys for the support even in this difficult time where I’m trying to revive my computer. I’ll hopefully see ya in the next one.
Melody Day made their comeback and I didn't even know it. I was looking on Wikipedia and other web sources to see what comebacks are coming up and I saw this music video pop up in the list. “You Seem Busy” is a collaboration with BTOB's Il Hoon, who is becoming one of my favorite rappers. I think the last music video we saw from Melody Day was “Color” which in my personal opinion wasn't the most catchy song or best comeback. Well I'm hoping for some changes today. I'm sure I'll like it especially with Il Hoon in the song.
That music video kind of made me depressed but it was kind of a bittersweet emotion. The entire music video is through the eyes of a kid that is working at a restaurant on New Years Eve/Day. He sees all the families and couples together. He even runs into an old friend but is shooed away by her date. In the end of the video, the kid is seen standing at the back of the room, alone. The atmosphere of the video was really enchanting which kind of makes it seem like not a terribly sad music video.
As for the song, it's not a terrible song. It kind of sounds like your generic winter ballad. It's essentially a synthesizer and drums with some sound effects added in. Overall it wasn't a terrible song. Il Hoon's rap was really slow which was weird because he's a fast rapper. I guess what I'm trying to say is it was a good song but I'm not super impressed.
I hope you enjoyed my review of “You Seem Busy” by Melody Day. I know it wasn't the greatest review but it's late. Please comment your thoughts in the comment section. Give me a like and share this post on social media. Thanks for all the support you guys give me and I'll see ya in the next one.
Imfact is back with another music video. Now with Pentagon, they had released a new music video but it wasn't an actual comeback because there was no new music involved. I don't know if that's what this is because I haven't listened to Imfact's album yet, but don't worry I plan on doing so. Imfact released their video for “In the Club” which reminds me of two things. The first thing is “In Da Club” by 50 Cent which was a hit but not that great of a song. The other thing it reminds me of is “In the Club” by 2NE1 and that was a fantastic song but never made it big because it wasn't promoted as a title song. So I guess the point I'm trying to make is that I hope this song is more like 2NE1 than 50 Cent.
I love this style of music video even though it's so simple. The use of a projector screen in a music video can do wonders. I'm not sure what the story was behind the footage being played on the projector but I think it was a relationship that failed in one way or another. Either they broke up or she passed away but throughout the video, there was a guy walking the same path shown in the projector but he was alone. All he had with him was a camera but he wasn't filming anything. Another thing that was pretty cool were those light boxes because it gave the feeling of reminiscing and looking back. The whole video gave off that vibe.
Even though the song was a simple ballad, it still had a hauntingly beautiful sound about it. Maybe it was the fact that the vocals in most of the song were faded behind the mix. The almost whispers that were made during the rap verses were just so beautiful. The song was, like I said a simple ballad that utilized guitar and piano with some synthesized drum beats but I mean it works. One gripe I will have about this song that I didn't notice before with Imfact was there is a member that sounds like a girl and that's the same reason I can't get into Infinite. In “The Eye” by Infinite, there was the blonde haired member and he sounded just like a girl which bugs me. They can sound pretty and overproduced but don't sound like a girl. However, that being said, this is my favorite Imfact song so far.
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Today is the fantastic day that my bias, Miss A's own Bae Suzy debuts as a solo artist. A week or so back, Suzy released a pre-debut track called “Pretend” that seemed to grab everyone's attention. I still have that haunting melody ringing through my ears and in the back of my brain. Well today our lovely Suzy is finally debuting with her much awaited track “Yes No Maybe” and here's to hoping it's as good or better than her previous track
What do I call a concept like that? Do I call it intoxicated revenge concept? From what I could tell from the video, Suzy seemed to be drunk for most of it. At the end of the video it looked like she was washing her hands from the stain of murder as the man seen throughout the video was being drowned in a bathtub. Suzy is scary. The music video visually used a bunch of high contrasting and red filters. Not to mention all the blurry footage used to suggest intoxication.
The song was really chill kind of like “Pretend” but in a completely different way. It had a creepy vibe throughout. However the song as a whole without the video was really catchy and I'll probably be humming this song subconsciously in the shower. The beat was fast paced but the song was almost dragging. Her voice honestly does so well with chill laid back style of music. I don't know why JYP didn't debut her as a solo artist sooner, she has a good knack for this and I look forward to listening to the album as well as stuff from her in the future.
What did you guys think of Suzy's first official solo release? Did “Yes No Maybe” live up to the hype? Did it surpass “Pretend”? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section. While you're there, please suggest future videos for me to review. Give me a like and share this post on social media. Thanks for all the support you guys and I'll see ya in the next one.
Jessi is back with a new song that I'm going to guess is a slower jam by the title but I could very well be wrong. The song is “Don't Make Me Cry” and it is the first song I've heard from her since “Ssenunni” and “Excessive Love”. I like Jessi but I didn't always like her. I just recently have gained respect for her because of her talent and her humbleness.
The music video showed a regretful decision that Jessi, or the person Jessi is portraying in this video, went through. She starts her shift at the bar and in walks trouble. The guy she had spent the summer with is staring her down and when she walks out to go to the restroom, the guy tries to block her way, but she pushes him away. Toward the end of the video, the couple are scene drinking wine at a dinner table where the guy stands up, takes a sip of his wine and throws the glass down. Jessi says something to him like “Let's not to this anymore” and then he walks out. Overall, it is saying that he did something to hurt her and she wants to stop.
The song was very soulful and slow. Jessi's voice is extremely soulful and I didn't even realize it. I'm used to hearing her on stuff like “Ssenunni” where she raps and has a powerful growl voice but this style I can dig. I don't have a whole lot of things to say about the song without going on a page long tangent about how good and soulful Jessi's voice is, so I'm going to stop here.
I hope you enjoyed my review of “Don't Make Me Cry” by Jessi. She is a wonderful artist and I highly recommend anyone who is anyone support her. By the way, thank you all for the support you guys show me. Please leave recommendation for future reviews for me to do in the comment section. Give me a like, share this post on social media and I'll see ya in the next one.
Pentagon is a boy group that many of you probably know a lot about but I know nothing about, so I'm not going to even try to sound intelligent about them. I know they are a male group that debuted last year, I think. They are making their comeback with their new song “Pretty Pretty”. That is all I know on the subject. Let's just get to watching.
“Pretty Pretty” was a super cute music video. I was almost too enthralled by the video to pay attention to the song. The video was about a boy in high school that is easily picked on, kind of geeky, but has a huge crush on the prettiest girl in school. He knows that she likes dancing so he tries out for the dance crew but isn't practiced enough and gets mocked. After some time, he puts in the practice and beats the guy that has been hanging around with the girl he likes. At the end of the video, she puts out her hand and shakes the guy's hand. I'm assuming we're supposed to assume it goes further than that. The music video was really cute and well thought out.
The song was really catchy for the most part. Like I said, I wasn't paying super close attention to the song because the video was so intriguing. However, I will say that the song was catchy and had a nice chill electropop vibe to it. There were a ton of synths used in the instrumentation of this song which is always nice. It was great too because these things can be overdone but in this song it was just the perfect amount of synths.
I hope you enjoyed my review of “Pretty Pretty” by Pentagon. I'll have to check out more of their stuff because that wasn't terrible. Thank you for showing support to me. Please leave your thoughts or other videos you'd like me to check out in the future in the comment section. Also give me a like and share this post on social media and I'll see ya in the next one.
SM Station is continuing through this year and all I saw was that Seulgi of Red Velvet was going to be featured on today's release. If you guys didn't know, Seulgi is my bias from Red Velvet so I had to participate in this release and do a review for it. The song is called “Darling U” and I have a feeling it is going to be a lot like the song Joy did for SM Station.
Honestly I had almost no idea what was going on in that music video. One second they were talking on the phone, the next second the camera was focusing in on snail heads and falling camera film. However, I think I understand the message they were trying to convey. Just my opinion, but I think the producer of this music video was trying to convey the feeling of being in love, maybe for the first time, maybe for the 100th time. Either way, things stop making sense and all that matters is that other person you're thinking about. That is why there were a bunch of nonsense things like shopping carts in a music video about love. By the way, I love that Seulgi died her hair to brown again because as much as I loved the orange, I didn't love it.
The song was nice and like I assumed, it had a very similar vibe to the song Joy and Seulong released a while ago. This song was a lot catchier in my opinion though. It had a dream-like feeling encapsulated by a Maroon 5 - “Sunday Morning” vibe. I liked it and I can't wait to put this on my playlist for more listening. The duo actually kind of reminded me of Wendy and Eric Nam from last year. I know it's weird but they absolutely did remind me of those two.
This has been my review of “Darling U” by Yesung and Seulgi. Be sure to comment your thoughts about the music video and any suggestions you might have for future reviews. Please also give me a like and share this post on social media. Thank you for supporting me by reading these reviews. I'll see ya in the next one.
2NE1 is a sort of entry level k-pop group. For me, they are a huge part of the reason I got back into k-pop. 2NE1 was my original bias group. Sandara Park was my original Ultimate Bias. After 2NE1, my k-pop addiction hit off. They are the original k-pop group for many people and that makes this moment a sad one. “Goodbye” a farewell song from 2NE1 to us, the fans was released earlier today. I have a feeling I know what's going to happen next with me. I'm going to break down and cry.
Just as I expected, the music video was black and white with the 3 remaining members singing in front of a projector showing their past videos and times they shared. There were honestly parts of this video that reminded me of “Lonely” but I kind of figured that would happen too. I'm really glad it showed all 4 members even though everyone is getting salty at Minzy. My personal opinion on that matter is that Minzy was under-appreciated, she wanted attention, or at least something to do while 2NE1 took 2+ years off. She decided that she would finally leave the group and YG Entertainment. I support her decision.
Everyone is going to attack me for this but I'm pissed. I liked the song, but even after there are only 3 members remaining they can't give Dara more than 2 lines. What the hell kind of bullshit is that? Like I said, I enjoyed the song, but I would have thought that after the departure of a member and only 3 members remaining, they would have given her (Dara) more lines. I mean, there are 8 member groups that each member gets more lines than Dara got in this song. Well I guess that is officially goodbye then.
I hope you enjoyed my review of “Goodbye” by 2NE1 even though I was a bit salty at the writer of this song (CL). But what do I know, maybe Dara likes getting no lines. Anyway, leave your thoughts about this final 2NE1 song and their disbandment in the comment section. Thanks as always for putting up with my shit. Like and share this review on social media and I'll see ya guys in the next one.
Most of you probably already know this but Luna of f(x), Hani of EXID and Solar of Mamamoo made a collaboration together with a song called “Honey Bee”. It's interesting to see how much different companies are willing to work with each other lately. I don't know what set off this spark but I like it. We have SM, Banana Culture and Rainbow Bridge or whatever the hell Mamamoo is on working together in a collaboration project.
First thing I'm going to point out is that each girl seems to be wearing outfits that would go with their group's style. Hani is wearing those leather pants that appear in “Up & Down” while Solar is sporting the kind of outfit that appeared in “Um Oh Ah Yeh”. Luna wore overalls on top of a belly shirt type of thing which seems like f(x). The music video was filmed in a bowling alley which I thought was an interesting choice. For the chorus they are dancing in the lanes with a jazz band appearing in the projector screens behind them. I loved the video but I will say, shaky cam or bad camera work will ruin a video for me and while it wasn't the worst I've seen, there were still some parts especially transitioning between parts in the verses where the camera got a bit unsteady. Other than that though, the video was very creative. I enjoyed it.
Now for the song. Oh my hell that song was jazzy as shit! The entire beat of the song was trumpets and other jazzy instruments. Also, I will point out that this beat wasn't too annoying like several have been in the past. Mystic Entertainment knows how to produce a good sounding song with a nice hook that won't get on people's nerves. Now I know I should talk about how all the girls sounded amazing and such, but for a moment I'd like to appreciate Luna. I know all the girls are very talented vocalists, but I still stand by my statement that Luna is one of the best vocalists in k-pop. There's no argument, just listen to her. Now with that said, Solar sounded amazing and I love her style. Mamamoo is notorious for that Jazzy sound, so this song was probably a piece of cake for her. Hani on the other hand, is not used to this style of music and probably isn't used to being in the vocal line for a song. She doesn't have the strongest vocals, but her voice gave this song a nice balance of jazzy, funk with the more soothing sounds of her voice.
I know I've been rambling on with this review. Actually this is what I want to do more. I want to give more in depth reviews about the songs and videos since I can't film myself reacting to it since I still don't have a tripod nor a decent camera. But I hope you guys like my reviews and will keep checking them out. I appreciate you guys 100% and I hope you guys will continue to follow my reviews and blog in the future. Give me a like and comment your thoughts about this song and songs you'd like me to review in the future. Share this on social media and I'll see ya in the next one.
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