LOOΠΔ, the 12 member girl group from BlockBerry Creative, has officially made their comeback with their track “Butterfly” which is part of their repackaged album X_X. BBC has been teasing us with photos, videos, and concept trailers for the past couple of months and anyone who is an Orbit was going crazy with all the teasers but no date until just recently.
I personally have followed LOOΠΔ since around the time that Yeo Jin debuted which was around this time last year. My bias is Jin Soul and my favorite sub unit is Odd Eye Circle. I currently have all the solo albums (just the regular non-colored versions), all of the sub unit albums (again, just the regular for most, except I do have one limited version, I believe), and LOOΠΔ’s debut album ++ which I believe is just the regular version. I plan on buying the repackaged album once I get paid.
Sorry for talking about my purchases, I just get excited when I talk about LOOΠΔ. The music video wasn’t what I was expecting, but it exceeded my expectations by so much. The video had a message about becoming your own person; spreading your wings like a butterfly. It showcased the girls’ dance moves while at the same time, including people from all over the world in the video, breaking out and becoming their own butterfly. What a beautiful music video!
As expected too, the video quality was top notch. The cinematography that BBC has is nearly unmatched because of how deep or how cinematic or noir or whatever else they make their videos. Not every video is the same either. Just look at “Rain 51db” or “ViVid” in comparison to “Egoist” or “Singing in the Rain”. Each video has its own unique style and quality level, but all are so beautiful and well shot.
I don’t know if Dreampop is the right term for this track. It definitely has the Dreampop vibe to it, but it feels like so much more. Between the filtered piano sounds to the off toned snare hits in the verse, it creates something totally different and new from anything I’ve ever heard, not just in Kpop but in music altogether.
When the chorus comes in, you expect a drop, which it delivers, but I don’t think anyone could have prepared me for this level of a drop. It navigates through the pulsating throbs of EDM and the high-pitched vocal screeches of Dreampop while almost having a Dubstep edge to it as well, all while remaining calm, but at the same time very energetic. It truly is a unique chorus and drop and only LOOΠΔ could do it.
Well, Orbits, and fans alike, here it is! LOOΠΔ has officially come back and with a song that is uniquely LOOΠΔ. I personally loved the song and can’t wait to go listen to the rest of the album, which I’m also excited for because the retelling of ++ in a different order. What were your thoughts on LOOΠΔ’s new song “Butterfly”? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. Thank you for all your support. I truly appreciate it. I’ll see you in the next review.
Dreamcatcher is ending an era, or so they say with the release of their latest mini album. The 7 member Rock-influenced girl group makes their comeback with “Piri” which, according to the internet, is a flute-like instrument made of bamboo, often used in Classical music. With that introduction, I’m hoping this song has some Classical elements and maybe is a bit like Symphonic Metal because the only thing that would make Dreamcatcher any cooler would be a symphony backing their already Metal sound.
I’m unsure of what is happening in the video and when this video takes place in the timeline of the Dreamcatcher Universe. There’s a ton of symbolism happening throughout the video such as the white room, the ladder, clocks, dolls, phones, and much more. Like I said, I don’t actually know what’s happening, but I believe this takes place before everything else. I could be wrong, but in the “Chase Me” music video, there is a doll that takes a huge role in the story and this might be where the doll and I believe it’s Dami trade places, maybe exchanging souls. I don’t know this story super well, so don’t attack me for not knowing.
There’s a lot that could be examined here, but I’m not the person that should be doing that examining because, first of all, I don’t know all of their names and I don’t know the story and am terrible and finding hidden clues and reading into subtle cues. I hope someone will take this video and the entire Nightmare era and dissect it.
The song had the “piri” or flute sound throughout as a driving force for the song. It was incredibly creepy and haunting but did the song good. There was a moment in the chorus, I believe, where there was a call and response that was happening between the flute and the girls chanting which gave me goosebumps. The crunch of the guitar was very nice too. It was in your face, but not too overpowering as to wash out the rest of the track. I also enjoyed the fact that the chorus was a little more complex than other Dreamcatcher choruses. Not a whole lot, but just a bit more complexity in the chorus.
What do you think of Dreamcatcher’s final Nightmare comeback? What genre do you think they will dive into next? Do you think they’ll stick to the Metal sound within another realm of dream catching? Let me know in the comments what you think. Thank you for your support and I’ll see you in the next review.
Itzy is a new girl group under JYP Entertainment that I know very little about. In fact, that’s probably all I actually know about this group. I know there was quite a bit of hype surrounding their debut but the process that revealed them and their official debut seemed rather quick. Maybe I’m just out of it and am losing my touch. Either way, they debuted with their song “Dalla Dalla” which I’m unsure what it means. To me, it sounds like “dollar dollar” but I could be wrong.
What a trip! Literally, that video took me on a trip because the concept seemed to be traveling. The beginning of the video followed five girls as they entered an elevator with some luggage. Once the girls exited the elevator, there were various sequences of airport security and escalators and such. The type of things you’d see at an airport.
On top of that, it was a very colorful video in the strangest way. I think the person editing this video wanted a challenge so most of the visual effects in the video seemed to be in post production. It was just the epilepsy-inducing type of visual effects. A lot of flashing colors and bright lights.
The song was interesting because I thought it would be similar to Twice in style but it was complete opposite of what Twice would be. This style is hard hitting and almost Blackpink-ish, but Blackpink-ish in a different way. It’s hard to explain. Maybe the catchiness of Cherry Bullet with the breakdowns of Momoland, but the edge of Blackpink. I’m not sure.
What are your thoughts on Itzy, the new girl group from JYP? Do you think they’ll be as successful as Twice? What do you think differentiates them from other JYP groups? Let me know in the comments. Thank you for your support. My website shut down for a couple of days a little bit ago, but it gives me hope that my numbers are still up. I appreciate that! Thank you so much! I’ll see you in the next review.
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