She is back! BoA, the Queen of everything K-pop, has returned to grace us with her presence, but I don't think this is her “comeback”, but merely a Station song seeing as the YouTube video has Station before her name or song title. However, BoA is Queen of everything because she is one of the originals. She got me into K-pop my first time around, back in like 2003/2004. If you don't have at least a little respect for BoA, just get out. Her track “Spring Rain” for SM Station is the subject of my review today and I'm thrilled!
I'm not fully aware of what the content of the music video is supposed to mean, but from what I can guess there is a couple that is so in love and they eventually fall out of love. I understand the video is about relationships, but is the guy a murderer? There were newspaper clippings all over his wall. Is that why they broke up? There's such a prominent and expansive story present in this video but within only 4 minutes. The editing process on this video used a ton of blurring and distortion effects to make the video seem like it was in the past.
As for the song, it actually sounded like some of BoA's older stuff, not like old old, but about around the time of “Only One”. The presence in this song was a bit more dark and eerie however. There seemed to be lingering a secret within the dark and hollow empty spaces of the song. I could go in to details about how the track utilized this and that as far as music terminology and theory go, but I prefer to leave it as an eerie undertone in the song. BoA sounds amazing as always and I can't wait for her to comeback with her 4th mini album.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my review of “Spring Rain” by BoA. What were your thoughts on it? Is BoA still the Queen in your mind? Please like and share this review on social media. Comment any thoughts or opinions you had about the song or video in the comment section. Thank you for supporting me and I'll see you in the next one.
LOOΠΔ 1/3 is back for what I believe is their repackaged album. The title song is called “Sonatine” whatever that means, but I'm excited because once again I get to see my Ha Seul. LOOΠΔ, for those of you who didn't know, is a group from Blockberry Creative that debuts a new member of the full group each month. In February, the group created a sub-unit consisting of 1/3 of the members of the full group. The name of that subsidary group is LOOΠΔ 1/3.
As far as the music video and concept goes, it is pretty basic. The concept is just showing off how beautiful our girls are especially against the backdrop of a beautiful cityscape from atop a roof. The music video is essentially just a display of the lovely girls in various lightings. The video shows them off in order of how they debuted. First we have Hee Jin, followed by Hyun Jin, Ha Seul, and Vi Vi. There wasn't much of a dance present, it was literally just them standing on a roof, singing into the wind.
I looked for a little bit through the comments on the YouTube video to see what people's initial thoughts were regarding this song. Most people were simply saying that LOOΠΔ saved K-pop or their lives or whatever else. What surprised me most, and this may be my personal opinion, was that no one mentioned the song being similar in style and tone to Ha Seul's debut song “Let Me In”. That was my very first thought when I heard this song. But maybe I'm just crazy and need to get checked.
What did you think of the video? It wasn't super intriguing as far as K-pop music videos go, but the group's concept as a whole is something that has the entire K-pop community excited for something new and different. My personal thoughts are, I love Ha Seul and I can't wait for the next member to be unveiled. Ha Seul and Hee Jin have been my favorite so far, but we still have 7 more members to go. Anyway, please like and share this review on social media. If you liked it, please leave any thoughts, opinions, or comments below. Thank you so much for supporting me and I'll see you in the next one.
Jong Hyun is back with his second album and a music video to go with it. His song “Lonely” features Taeyeon and let's be honest, I love SHINee and Jong Hyun, but I'm super stoked to hear Taeyeon's voice again! Jong Hyun is known for having pretty groovy beats so we'll see how this one is.
That was a pretty depressing music video, I'm not going to lie. The video is pretty much just Jong Hyun feeling depressed and moping around, counting the days until he inevitably commits suicide in the bathtub by drowning himself. The visuals in the video were phenomenal. They all seemed like artistic shots made for a virtual diary of some sort. But like I said, this video was extremely depressing.
The only thing that kept me afloat in this depressing video was hearing Taeyeon's voice with Jong Hyun. By the way, can we talk about how this should technically be a Taeyeon song featuring Jong Hyun because I swear she has more lines than he does. This makes for an incredible song of course because Taeyeon is Queen. The song itself didn't have any huge impact on me because it was just a ballad about being lonely. Taeyeon's voice saved the song otherwise it would've just been a ballad by another male solo singer from SM.
I hope you enjoyed my review of “Lonely” by Jong Hyun. Please don't hate me too much for saying the song would've failed without Taeyeon. I love Jong Hyun and think he's an extremely talented artist but this song was not his best song. With that, please like and share this review on social media. Comment your thoughts, opinions, rants, whatever else you'd like. Thank you for continuing to support me even through all these terrible things I say about your biases' songs. I'm trying to be honest with these reviews. I'll see you in the next one.
I have no idea who this is but it felt like a music video I should review. I believe it is someone from Produce 101 but I'm not sure. Her name is Yu Ha Eun and she's coming out with a music video for “Answer Me, My Love”. Don't know what to expect, so I'm just going to get into it.
The music video was a little weird. Yu Ha Eun was in space as an astronaut with another astronaut with whom she fell in love. He takes off his and her helmets and then becomes static. The style the music video was shot was a bit retro style which makes sense because of the trot style of music.
Like I just said, the song is a trot song but most trot songs I've heard are fairly upbeat and quick. This one was rather slow but still had pretty much all the elements of a trot song and her voice was pretty unique. She had this fluctuation in her voice that was perfect for the style of music.
Well I hope you enjoyed my review of “Answer Me, My Love” by Yu Ha Eun. Trot isn't really my thing but I did enjoy this. Please like and share this review on social media. Comment any thoughts or opinions you had about this video. Thank you for your support and I'll see you in the next one.
I don't think I've ever reviewed DIA. In fact, I don't think I've listened to more than 10 seconds of a DIA song. Well there's a first for everything and today is my first time reviewing DIA with their new song “Will You Go Out With Me”.
The music video is really cute but I'm not sure what was going on because I don't speak Korean and they were typing in Hangul really fast. The concept seemed to be a girl asking a boy out via text and she was getting frustrated waiting for his response. The music video was the members of the group roaming around Tokyo while the one girl was sending videos of what they were doing to this boy.
The song was really retro sounding. The synthesizers they used were incredibly aggressive. There were parts that almost felt like dubstep too. The overall mood of the song was upbeat and kind of anxious which matches the feeling of the music video as well.
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K.A.R.D is back with their music video for “Rumor”. K.A.R.D is one of those groups that keep climbing up my list. “Oh NaNa” was a jam that kept playing in my head, while “Don't Recall” kept the motion going. Let's see if “Rumor” can keep that motion going and maybe even amplify it a bit.
The music video was sponsored by LG for the LG G6 so the aspect ratio was vertical like a cell phone which would've been fine if I wasn't on my computer. In the video, the four of them were dancing in some dark structure like a parking garage or an abandoned airport or something. It was really cool. The dancing looked quite awesome!
The song was quite familiar because it was a similar melody to “Don't Recall” but it had more tropical vibe to it. Also this time one of the guys started the song out rather than the females. It kind of gives balance. I liked the song but it feels like with each new release, the music gets slower. Also this song didn't feel like a real song because it was a promotional song for LG. It's kind of like when Big Bang and 2NE1 and f(x) and Girls' Generation all released songs for LG. Those songs didn't feel like real comebacks and I don't know if this is a real comeback or not but I'm okay with it, just not super enthusiastic.
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I'm a bit confused. IU recently released her song “Palette” featuring G-Dragon. Then later that same day, she released a teaser for the final track on her album “Dear Name”. Now she released a music video for “Ending Scene”, the second track on her album. I'm not complaining, especially if she actually does release a music video for “Dear Name” because more IU means happy me.
The music video was interesting. It kind of reminded me of “You Were Beautiful” music video by Day6. IU was rewatching the events of a relationship on a big screen. She would pause and rewind certain parts. But with each change of the channel, the relationship got closer to its end. The final scene in the music video is them cutting each other from large yarn ties. I believe this symbolizes the ties that exist in a relationship. Cutting them off, will eventually make you more free but also inevitably ends the relationship. But throughout the video, IU didn't look sad, she looked curious.
Just to say this, this album is phenomenal. I like this album better than Chat-Shire which was also a great album. “Ending Scene” is an emotional ballad that fits well with the other songs in the album not because the entire album is ballads or slow songs, but because the mood the song gives off is one that seems present through the majority of the album. It's almost like a melancholy but optimistic sound. I'm looking forward to the “Dear Name” music video now because they teased it, even if it's just a video of IU in the studio singing her heart out, I'd be perfectly happy with that.
Well I hope you enjoyed my review because this review seemed half assed, but whatever. I do love IU even if my enthusiasm doesn't seem all here today. Please like and share this review on social media. Leave any comment regarding this music video or song. Thank you for supporting me and I'll see you in the next one.
Chung Ha is making her debut with “Week” and from what I think I know Chung Ha was a member of I.O.I. Please correct me if I'm wrong which I most likely am. I really don't know anything about anything. But it's a new music video and this review is a little late, but it's still here.
The music video was again very artsy. But the overall message of the video seemed to be about the passage of time. Time moves on like the tick of a clock or the turn of a new month on the calendar. There was a lot of cool imagery going on throughout the video that was simple but unique.
The song reminded me of a lullaby. The use of those bell synthesizers along with the calming piano made for an extremely relaxing song. Her voice didn't do any power things like are typical in ballads. Her voice in this song was more trying to give the effect of a lullaby. On top of her voice being rather breathy and calm, the reverb and delay they used on her voice made it feel like she was floating.
Well I hope you enjoyed this review of “Week” by Chung Ha. I know this review was rather short, but it was still a very good song. Please like and share this review on social media. Comment any thoughts or opinions you have regarding the song or video. Thank you for all the support you show me and I'll see you in the next one.
Okay, I know for a fact I said Lee Hae Ri's last release “Pattern” was her debut, but that was just a pre-release track. Her actual debut is a title that is much longer “Hate That I Miss You” which from the title I'm getting ballad/indie vibe. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
I won't spend a huge amount on this review because the video was simplistic and the song was really raw. I love that the video started out with natural sounds in a recording studio. From the looks of it, the video was shot in an empty house in a room by a patio. After exploring some of the sounds in the area, the video starts with Lee Hae Ri playing the piano and it focuses on the sound of a raw recording session. Things such as the floor pedal and the echo present in the room are amplified to give the video a really raw sound and image.
The song was rather long especially for a ballad. I have to say, if Lee Hae Ri was actually playing the piano, which I whole-heartedly believe she was, then this song is extremely complex and would be difficult to sing and play that precisely. That is incredibly impressive. Like I said, the song was close to 5 minutes with power vocals as expected. I'm just so impressed.
I hope you enjoyed this review. It went longer than expected. But if you haven't checked out Davichi or Lee Hae Ri, you definitely need to. Please like and share this review on social media. Comment anything you'd like in the comment section, but preferrably content related material. Thank you for supporting me and I'll see you in the next one.
IU is officially making her comeback with “Palette” featuring G-Dragon. I might have said her last video was her comeback but it was actually just a pre-release. This song is going to be so good because IU has a powerful voice and GD is, well...GD! Like I said before, IU is a girl I'm falling for more and more as I listen to her music. I haven't delved more into her collection but I did listen to “23” and thoroughly enjoyed that song.
The music video was pretty artsy and I liked it because of the way the producers went about it. There was a ton of cues from the past 25 years in this video including tagging on Instagram, subtitles, error messages on old Windows computers, and much much more. IU is so cute, she's climbing my bias list. My favorite part of the video was the chorus of course but when she was in the white sweater and swung her arms up and the sweater kind of exposed her belly button. That was so cute. I was kind of expecting GD to not make an appearance in the video which remained true.
The song was cute and chill. I don't know if I can find the words to describe it. It was ethyreal and poppy, but chill and vibrant. I don't know but I can say that I loved the song. When GD came on, I almost forgot that he was featured in this song because it actually didn't sound like him at first. I thought it was Gaeko or Mad Clown or someone else like that. IU seems to “like it” since she's 25.
I hope you enjoyed this review of “Palette” by IU. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the album because IU is too cute to not support her. What was your thoughts on IU and GD on the same track? Please like and share this review on social media. Comment any thoughts or opinions you may have in the comment section below. Thanks as always for supporting me and I'll see you in the next one.
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