April is making a double comeback with “Mayday” and “Lovesick”. April is one of those girl groups that I love but pay very little attention to. Well hopefully these two songs will change that and make me pay more attention to this very talented girl group.
I was a bit distracted by the sound of the song, but I'll get into that in a second. The music video for “Mayday” was really unique. From what I understand, it was 6 separate ordinary Korean girls going about their normal lives but at the end of the day dancing and jamming to music. I think this song or at least the video is about how music ties us together as a society.
Now, about the song. It was a fine song. I actually liked it because of the dissonance that was present in the verses, but the thing that bothered me was the fact that the instrumentation was almost louder than the vocals. That's a rock element, not a pop one. Pop music is supposed to present the vocals upfront. The vocals in this track seemed drowned out by the backing track though.
“Lovesick” was a very simple dance performance video that fit more into their original style. The girls were at a tennis court dancing on the court with tennis balls scattered out in front of them. The dance was cute and simple enough.
The song was more along the lines of what I expected when opening these videos. It was calmer and had an electronic orchestral backing track that is familiar to Gfriend, Lovelyz and April. While the song wasn't rather exciting, I almost preferred this track to the previous one because the mixing was done a lot better on this track although it still wasn't perfect. I enjoyed it overall.
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Joo is making a debut and honestly I have no idea who that is. It's under Woollim Entertainment, but what I think is that Woollim is supposed to put out a boy group, but they are strategically doing it much like LOONA is releasing their group. It will be a gradual thing over time. Joo might be the first member. Or maybe I'm completely wrong and this is the full group. I don't know. Joo is here though with the song “Late in the Morning”.
Well although I don't understand what was happening in the music video, I definitely got a loneliness vibe from it. A guy was making tea, checking the furnace and then gets back upstairs again and cries. The video had a story but not deep enough of a story. If it had had some back story, maybe flashbacks, the story would have been a lot more interesting. Either way it was still interesting.
Also, so I realize that Joo is not a boy or a boy group. I looked her up and it turns out she is a solo artist under Woollim Entertainment and the younger sister of Il Hoon of BTOB. Her style of singing is similar to BoA's when she does ballad tracks. She seems rather experienced with her vocal abilities. The song was pretty much just piano and her voice and it gives me chills hearing powerful songs like these that are so raw and simple.
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Kriesha Chu is a Filipino American K-pop star who is debuting, or maybe it's a pre-debut, with “Trouble”. This music video review will be even more special for me because I lived in the Philippines for a couple of years and therefore the Filipinos and the Philippine culture runs in my blood. I live for Filipino anything. Kriesha Chu is like the Sandara Park of this generation of K-pop.
While the music video is very clearly K-pop, I can't help but feel like there was some Filipino influence involved. I'm probably completely wrong. She is really cute though. At certain angles she reminds me of Krystal of f(x). I don't know why. Also her voice is really cute too. The way she fluctuates her voice, it almost didn't sound like a K-pop song at first. The music video was really cute. She basically saw a really cute guy and daydreamed that their paths crossed again.
Like I had mentioned earlier, her voice is really cute. She has a definite unique style about her singing. I really like it. The song was really poppy and kind of hard hitting at the same time. The beat was really driving without cutting back at all.
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To be completely honest, I haven't listened to Got7's newest album Arrival all the way through yet. I plan on it because I love Got7, but with all these comebacks happening all at once, it's kind of hard. If you didn't realize, this review is for “My Swagger” by Got7. I'm so behind on reviews. Let's get this thing started.
It definitely looked like it was a fun video to shoot. It had no ties to the story, but rather was focused on the members hanging out and shooting a dance practice. There were a ton of colors and energy present. Let's not forget to mention their dance moves were on fire, of course.
The song was high energy as well. I'll have to listen to this song a few more times to get it stuck in my head however. It had a good rhythm and flow, but the hook wasn't the strongest. That being said, I still loved it and beg for all the AhGaSe's forgiveness as I still haven't fully listened to the new album. I'm working on it.
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LOONA is back with a new song. The May girl is Kim Lip and she is debuting with her song “Eclipse”! I'm excited for this comeback/debut because let's face it, it's LOONA. I love LOONA and almost everything they've done so far. This debut track looks a bit different though because it looks almost sexy.
That video was definitely more sexy than any of the other girls. And the thing is, she didn't even do anything really. She danced on a pedestal in the middle of an arena similar to the Colosseum. But she definitely portrayed sexiness in a way that the other girls couldn't. Actually, the music video reminded me of a BoA video because of the soloness that existed throughout the video. It was so brilliant.
The song was actually kind of chill. It seemed like a song that a solo artist, like BoA would do. The instrumentals were very EDM/Dance music, but the singing was extremely chill. I don't know how else to describe it. It was very laid back. I really enjoyed it however. It gave me a sense of relaxing.
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iKon is back with a double release of “B-Day” and “Bling Bling”. It's been a minute for iKon and I'm excited they're back, so I can hear Bobby light up the track with his incredible lines. Spit fire, Bobby! Spit fire! iKon is one of those groups I didn't really like at first, but as time has progressed, I've learned to love them even more.
The music video for “B-Day” takes place in an augmented reality where the members put digital filters in their eyes like contact lenses. Most of the music video seems to be focused around dancing even though there appears to be a story involved in this video. They became bees at one point and a lot of the video took place in what looked like ancient Maya.
The song was bumpin'! The beat was paced well enough that it made me want to dance, but didn't make me feel like I was having a heart attack. With each new release, this group reminds me more and more of Big Bang which I'm glad for because Big Bang is one of the best K-pop groups ever. iKon is like a more aegyo version of Big Bang.
“Bling Bling” was less involved with a story and more focused on the members throwing around money. There was little creativity to the music video. It actually reminded me of a less good version of “What's Wrong”. “What's Wrong” was at least a little more artsy and creative as far as the scenes went. That being said, the blandness of the music video doesn't detract from the sound the song brings.
“Bling Bling” reminds me a little of “Rhythm Ta” but better. It has more energy and in my opinion, sounds better. Both songs however, are similar in style and uniqueness. When I mentioned that iKon sounds more and more like Big Bang, I meant that in their sound, but their style is something unique. In fact, throughout that entire video, I was trying to figure out another artist that sounds like iKon. Maybe iKon got their influence heavily from a certain artist, but honestly their style is incredibly one of a kind.
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Vixx is back and honestly I knew they were coming back but this kind of took me off guard. I wasn't expecting this comeback so soon. “Shangri-La” is their comeback song and obviously since I didn't know this comeback was happening, I don't know what to expect with this song or video. Let's just jump into it.
The music video was quite interesting. There wasn't a ton of information involved in this video, but it was still pretty entertaining. Vixx has seemed to move away from the dark concepts as of lately. This concept actually seemed really light and airy. There were a couple of symbolism in the video such as the apple and the tall glass of water. I'm not going to try to dissect these symbolism because I'm not creative enough to analyze and figure out what the hell is going on.
Much like the video, the song was extremely airy. It was a jam, but a really chill jam. The song had some traditional music from the Orient meshed in. While dubstep seemed to be the main influence in this track, there was also a bunch of EDM infused with it as well.
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Twice is back with “Signal”, a comeback that has been teased about for almost as long as their hiatus was. What can we expect from this release from the extraordinary girl group that has been killing the charts? We went from zombies to cheerleaders to Halloween to wintery. I don't know what to expect, but I can tell you that I'm definitely excited to see what Twice has in store for us this time.
So aliens! That's what Twice has given us this time. And with the oddity that the alien genre brings us, this comeback is just as strange. The concept of the music video is that all the members of Twice want to get the attention of this alien creature that has landed on their planet. The alien gives no notice and eventually flies away. The concept was cute, but also at the same time very strange. It could easily be classified as a school girl concept, but it wasn't, even though the girls are sporting a typical school girl uniform.
Twice seems to be moving away from the typically cute genre, but at the same time keeping their toes still in the water. I can't say this song is catchy from the get-go because it's not. However, this is one of those songs that after third or fourth listen, I know it's going to ingrain itself into my brain forcing multiple additional listens. I will say though, I like the way they are moving musically. Some of those low bass hits are incredible. I will forever be in support of that.
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ViVi of LOONA is back featuring JinSoul, which is the newest member of LOONA. I believe this will be similar to Yeo Jin's 2 separate tracks that had similar names and were the same song just with different lyrics and featuring different members. ViVi's debut song was “Everyday I Love You” featuring HaSeul and this song is “Everyday I Need You” featuring JinSoul.
Like I predicted, the song is essentially a different version of her first release. The music video was different however. In this video, she spent time roaming around the city, watching things happen in slow motion. At the very end, she walks up to what looks like a paper mache deer. This happening, I am going to assume ViVi is represented by the deer. Hee Jin is the rabbit, Hyun Jin is a cat, HaSeul is the bird, Yeo Jin is a frog and ViVi is a deer.
The song was essentially the same song however it was at a slower tempo which I didn't think anything of it at first, but as the song finished, I realized I liked it better slower because it allowed ViVi to experiment more with her voice. The slower tempo allowed for much more emotion. So ViVi is pretty much the cutest member, but if I'm not mistaken, the video revealed JinSoul's face, which they hadn't done before this. So does this mean that ViVi's music video was the announcement of JinSoul as a member?
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Okay, Hitchhiker is collaborating with Taeyong of NCT to bring us, what looks like a rather short SM Station release. Doesn't matter because everything Hitchhiker has put out in the last couple of years has been fire and everything Taeyong has been in is pure gold. The song they just released is called “Around” and it is Taeyong's first SM Station appearance without NCT.
I have no idea what I actually just watched. There was a shiny astronaut robot thing, plastic drummer girls with Swedish Fish heads, Chinese dancing dragons, and a lot of other weird shit. I'm not going to even try to guess what the message of that music video was, but I didn't hate it. I've seen a lot of weird videos including “Pon Pon Pon” and I think this was about at the same level. The song wasn't bad though. I actually enjoyed it and Taeyong's rapping tone is quite similar to Suga's so I'm a fan. The overall tone of the song was pretty stabilized but each individual part was a bit chaotic. It was definitely a trap song mixed with some EDM influences.
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