The moment is finally here for all you Loonatics! (Including myself). LOOΠΔ yyxy has finally debuted with their song “love4eva” featuring Grimes. Grimes, for those of you who didn’t know, is a well-known Dream Pop artist from Canada. Dream Pop has seemed to be BlockBerry Creative’s go-to genre as they had a couple of other songs have the same sound.
You have no idea how excited I am for this debut. LOOΠΔ is becoming one of my favorite groups and BlockBerry Creative is already my favorite company just because of how intuitive the promotions they are making for LOOΠΔ. At the moment, my biases in each subunit is Ha Seul for LOOΠΔ 1/3, Jin Soul for Odd Eye Circle, and Olivia Hye for yyxy.
The music video for “love4eva” had an interesting message to it. It seemed that the four girls were in a strict training of some sort. Throughout the video, we see Yves, Chuu, and Go Won leaving and sneaking away but Olivia Hye refused to join them. Maybe this video is being likened to God and his rules. We see the lady as God and watching them, but applying strict discipline. All of the girls had rejected Eden or denied God. All of them except for Olivia Hye, who rejected Yves and despised her.
The video took place in Budapest, Hungary and the architecture and vibe of the video felt very Hungarian. They were, of course, wearing white shirts with skirts that were yellow for most of the video but also changed after the girls left. At the end of the video, we see the four girls performing for “God” and God is pleased, but in actuality, it was only Olivia Hye performing for God.
What was interesting about this song is that the songwriter for “Gee” by Girls’ Generation also helped in writing this song and therefore, the introduction sounded like “Gee” but with Grimes introducing LOOΠΔ yyxy. It also sounded a lot like JYP’s introduction of “Very Very Very” by I.O.I.
The overall vibe of the song was very upbeat Dream Pop. It definitely was produced by Grimes but also blended nicely all the various sounds that are yyxy. All the girls had this upbeat sound to their songs and then Olivia’s song was very sinister which was present in this song. The overall atmosphere of the song was poppy but there was still a sinister sense in it.
Another thing I love about this unit is the fact that all their voices stand out really well. I could tell without even looking who was singing when because of how unique all their voices are. I think this will be a huge benefit for them with this release and to help them stand out in the full LOOΠΔ debut.
What did you think of LOOΠΔ yyxy’s debut? Who is your bias in the group? I still think my bias is Olivia, but that can change. Thank you so much for your support. I promise I’ll try to bring you more updated content as soon as I can. Even today was a bit hectic. Thanks again. I’ll see you in my next review.
I apologize for being absent lately. I swear I’ve been keeping up with Kpop but on my own time because I don’t have time and because my mind isn’t 100% in Kpop. I don’t feel like it’s fair to give you all half-assed reviews or anything else. This is the reason why I’ve been absent from Kpop for some time. I’m back, but not 100%. I still am not completely in the mindset to be reviewing three or four or five music videos in a day. This is why I’m only doing maybe one or two reviews every couple of days. A lot of things have happened in my life recently, and because of those things, I am still not 100% yet.
With that being said, my first music video review for my comeback is going to be for Pristin’s new subunit called Pristin V which I assume means there are five members. I believe I saw that Pinky and Nayoung are a part of this unit as well as a couple other members who I can’t remember. Their debut song as a subunit is called “Get It” and we’re about to get it!
I’m not sure I was able to keep up with the music video but there seemed to be themes throughout even though the video itself was primarily choreography focused. Each member appeared to have their own scene wherein there were things repeated or duplicated. I don’t remember who was in which room, but that’s something I noticed. There was the room with piles of wooden chairs, I believe Nayoung was in a room with angled mirror to give the effect of six different versions of herself. There were more, but I just can’t recall all of them after only watching the video once.
This video has some interesting features such as the lighting. It wasn’t completely dark. In fact, there were a couple scenes on the bleachers where the screen was almost completely overtaken with bright light. Even with all the light scenes, the video still had a dark, mysterious element to it that was quite unique. Like I mentioned, the video wasn’t dark or even darkly lit, but was just an atmosphere that is present when watching the video.
On top of all of this, there was some brilliant use of primary colors throughout the video such as the blue glow that smothers the viewer when starting up the video, or the red blinds that blanket Nayoung in one of the opening scenes. They used a good range of lighting and color to keep the video interesting.
Moving on to the song itself, the instrumentals were pretty basic for the most part. It was a typical EDM track that builds up to the chorus and has a drop, but the thing that grabbed my attention in this song wasn’t necessarily the way the backing track progressed or moved, rather it was the vocal lines and the built up layering that was present in the latter half of the song.
As I mentioned, the song, vocally, was typical Pristin, but the amount of additional parts added on top of each other towards the end of the song were incredible. It wasn’t even necessarily a huge build up or climax, but the steady movement that progressed forward until the song was at its peak was impressive. I almost didn’t notice the movement that was happening. But at the beginning of the song, I felt bored a little, but by the end, I was all in.
What did you think of Pristin V’s debut song “Get It”? Was this what you were expecting from a subunit from Pristin? Who is your bias in Pristin V? I think mine is still Nayoung because who can resist her cute pout face? Let me know what your thoughts are in the comment section. Thank you so much for supporting me and hopefully I’ll be able to make more posts more often. See ya!
I guess this is a huge moment for a lot of people. I know for a fact that I have a friend that he was more excited about this debut than almost anything else happening in Kpop during this half of the year. (G)-I-DLE is officially here and they made their much anticipated debut with “Latata”. For those of you who aren’t aware, this is the group that Jeon Soyeon is a part of. If you don’t know who Jeon Soyeon is, well, then I don’t know what to tell you.
In the music video for “Latata”, there isn’t much I could tell you that is story based. It was just a video with dancing and visual effects. If there was a story, it went right over my head. One of my favorite scenes was with one of the members in the room that was lighted with purple lights. I love that imagery.
As for the group, I believe there are six girls. I haven’t followed this group and I don’t know a lot about them. I counted six. I’m hoping I’m right. I like Jeon Soyeon for the way she fluctuates when she raps. It reminds me of Grace. My favorite member based on looks right now is the girl who was sitting on the couch, which I believe her name is Yuqi.
(G)-I-DLE’s debut song was pretty good. I see people in the comments praising it, saying it’s the best song in Kpop but that’s just not true. Like I said, it was good. The thing I don’t necessarily like about Cube is the fact that since 4Minute disbanded, every girl group they have has a girl that has to sound like Hyuna. It bugs me because Hyuna’s style was only unique and original when she was the only one doing it. But now that we’ve got three girls that all sound the same, it’s being overused.
The song had a tropical vibe but almost “Arabic” or Middle Eastern sounding. There wasn’t a lot of vocal variation that I noticed. Maybe I need to go check out the song again, but it felt like just another song by another girl group. I need something really different.
I was just telling my friend that LOOΠΔ is going to be my group I compare to from now on. If you are going to wow me, I need to see something that’s as different as LOOΠΔ. It doesn’t have to sound or actually be anything like LOOΠΔ, but LOOΠΔ has a sound that carries with them and is evident in each song they put out. I don’t want Cube to have that sound, I want each artist under Cube to have their own unique sound. SNSD sounds different than f(x) or Red Velvet. Each group is unique in their style as a group.
What did you think of their debut? What did you love about the song? Who was your favorite member? Let me know in the comment section. Thank you for all your support. I appreciate every one of you. Please be sure to support (G)-I-DLE. Thank you again for all you do and I’ll see you in my next review.
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