Stellar is back with what appears to be a new concept style. Their latest release is called “Archangels of the Sephiroth” and for all you nerd, me as well, you will know that Sephiroth is the antagonist character in Final Fantasy. I don't know if that is what Stellar or Stellar's company was attempting but we'll find out if this is a new concept or just a lure.
I'm not sure what was going on in that video but I will try to figure out. I think there was one girl that was being chased. She fled into a room where she was greeted with a royal treatment and then she woke up in a bathtub in a dark room where some girls covered her in black tar and attempted to drown her. That's just my crappy opinion. The video was dark and alluring while being majestic and powerful at the same time.
The song had an Arabic vibe to it which was very unique for Stellar. Their style is usually sensual pop but it seems like each release they are changing style and straying away from the old sexy style they depended on to make it as far as they have. Stellar's old style was skin and more skin and being as inappropriate as possible, but it seems they, like most of K-pop, are delving into the realm of deeper concepts and story telling. I don't think anyone will argue that that is a good choice and something everyone will enjoy.
Stellar's album is called The Tree of Sephiroth, I believe, which makes me so happy. I'm a huge nerd for Final Fantasy and the fact that it is making its way into K-pop, my other love, just thrills me to my core. I hope you enjoyed this review of “Archangels of the Sephiroth” by Stellar. I'm loving this new concept Stellar has adopted and I hope they continue with it. Also I can't wait to listen to this album. It must be good. Please support the artist, especially these lesser known artists on smaller labels that aren't the big 3. Like and share this review. Comment any thoughts or opinions below. Thank you for supporting me and I'll see you in the next one.
BoA returns with “Camo” and the release time frame was strange on this release because the single was actually released prior to the music video coming out. This threw me off and therefore I have already listened to the song. However, I haven't seen the music video so that will still be fresh and new for me.
The music video had a creative spin on “in the box” dance sets. The song is called “Camo” and BoA is singing about camouflage so while BoA and her crew were dancing, the producer used light effects to create the image that each person's skin was changing into its own type of camouflage. The dance was unique of course because it is BoA, the queen of dancing.
Just like the video had a BoA vibe to it, so did the song. The song had that simple beat driving the entire song with electronic effects and style thrown into the mix. Like I mentioned before, I had listened to the song prior to watching this video, but I didn't actually pay much attention the first time listening to it. This time through I was focused and loved the song. Well of course I loved it, it's BoA, the idol who got me into K-pop originally. For those of you who didn't know, I've been into K-pop since about 2004, listening to BoA almost exclusively for about 4-5 years before discovering Girls' Generation.
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It's official guys! Apink is official back with their new music video for “Five”. I'm super excited for this comeback because I've missed Eun Ji and Chorong! They are my life and lately Chorong has been stealing a lot of the spotlight from Eun Ji but Eun Ji will forever be my Apink bias because who can resist that beautiful smile.
The music video was very cute as expected with Apink. The concept seemed to be a board game, similar to Monopoly. There was a board that the girls would walk on and roll the dice. Each member had a different job such as Nam Joo being a florist and I think Chorong was a baker. The members that stood out to me the most in this video were Eun Ji of course, Chorong with her cute red hair, and Nam Joo just being damn cute Nam Joo.
The song was very reminiscent of old Apink stuff being that there was a portion of the chorus that is repeated similar to “No No No”, “Luv” and now “Five”. I think the reason I'm falling more for Chorong is because of her soft and gentle voice. It's so sweet and I think she knows it. Each member was cute as ever and worked great together as Apink always does.
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LOONA is back with a new member for the month of June. Jin Soul is the newest member and she is debuting with “Singing in the Rain”. In case you didn't know, LOONA is a girl group that is debuting a new member each month for an entire calendar year and at the end of the year, they will debut as a full group of 12 members.
Holy shit! There's so much I need to talk about with this video. First off let's talk about her animal. In LOONA, each member is represented by an animal. I think it's safe to say that Jin Soul is being represented by fish. The entirety of the music video took place at an aquarium and on a dance floor flooded with water. They used a lot of really cool elements in the video including the blue vertical LED lights hanging in a sort of cage around Jin Soul to create the effect of rain. Also, there were a ton of editing designs throughout the video that gave it such great appeal.
The song was bomb. This may be my new favorite song at the moment because it's EDM/Dubstep, but the beats are more rapid fire and crazy sounding. The entire atmosphere of the song was intense and high energy. Along with the extremely active sound and Jin Soul's beautiful voice, she can also rap and I love the tone she gives her voice for the rap line. These LOONA songs just keep getting better and better. I can't even wait until the group debut.
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I know I'm late on this. I have no excuses but I'm here now to watch “Shine Forever” by Monsta X. It's been probably a week or more since this video came out and I'm sorry because I love Monsta X but life got in the way. However I am here and I will review Monsta X.
First off I don't think this video has any ties to their previous videos although I could be completely wrong. The video has a car crash, some fist fights, and a really cool fluorescent light effect towards the end. I don't see a way this could connect to their past videos. I don't want to say this, but their video and actually their sound as well reminded me of Got7. I might get a lot of hate for that but it's just how I feel.
The song was really nice though. It had a fresh sound for Monsta X. I'm so used to all these hard hitting songs from them that's it's nice to have a more chill sounding song although it wasn't all that chill. The vocals in this song seemed a bit higher than I remember Monsta X sounding, but again I could be very wrong.
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“Yes I Am” is the comeback track from Mamamoo. What do I know about this release? Well, nothing. This song was released the same day as Blackpink. Blackpink has broken records so I feel sorry for any other group competing with them during that time. Mamamoo is a group I love so I decided to wait a couple of days before reviewing this song so that the music video will get some attention.
Mamamoo brings us a flashy music video with tons of colors and a simple dance for their latest release. The music video was a serious dance video with bits of comedy and humor splashed in it. It was almost satirical how much humor was tossed in the mix. The nice thing about Mamamoo is that they actually know how to create a piece of work that can be taken completely seriously and can be dissected and analyzed for each comical portion as well.
The song definitely had that classic Mamamoo sound to it, while creating a fresh piece of work. What surprised me about this song is that Moon Byul seemed to not be getting any lines until she lit us up with that phenomenal rap after the second verse. As far as which member stood out to me, it's hard to say. Of course Wheein stood out because she's my bias, but actually I'd have to say Solar stood out the most because she's super cute as well. Overall, the experience was a good thing and if you were distracted by Blackpink, check this song out as well. It'll be worth your experience.
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Blackpink is finally back with a new release. This time however, it is only one music video. Their past two releases have been double releases. Either way, I know Blackpink is going to slay us all because they are Blackpink. They came back with “As If It's Your Last”. I don't know what to expect except to be blown away.
The video honestly reminded me of something 2NE1 would've done earlier in their career. The lights and colors were extremely reminiscent of “Fire” era of 2NE1. However they made this their own and added their own personal flare to it. The video was very pink as opposed to their previous videos. Is this the first step into their “pink” era? The two members that stuck out to me the most were actually Lisa and Jennie. I loved Rosé's look for the song, but her and my bias, Jisoo, didn't really stick out to me. Lisa stuck out because of her red hair and Jennie stuck out because it's Jennie and she just has a way of making her self noticed.
At first, I thought the song was going to be “Boombayah” part two but once that chorus came in, all those initial thoughts were eliminated. The song has an extremely catchy chorus that will make any person, K-pop fan or not, get up and start dancing. YG has done it again. He has made art and sold it phenomenally well. I need to go get this album soon. I don't even know what it is. Is it a mini album or just the single?
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed that review of “As If It's Your Last” by Blackpink. I really enjoyed that video and will go back and listen to it several more times. Please support Blackpink by streaming this video on their official YouTube channel. Thank you all very much for showing me support. Like and share this review as well as commenting your thoughts and opinions below. Thank you again and I'll see you in the next one.
Nine Muses or 9 Muses are back with a comeback “Remember” for a mini album or maybe it's a full album. I don't honestly know. Either way, I'm excited because it feels like forever since we've seen a comeback from our muses.
I don't know if I completely follow what was going on in that music video. It seemed like the various members were models for this gentleman that turned out to be taking advantage of them. In the end, he was killed and that's about how much I know as far as the story goes. It was really intriguing though.
The song was more along the lines of “Hurt Locker” but darker which I'm always a fan of. It had a definite EDM and club vibe to it which was awesome but it still remained true to that Nine Muses style. I'm a fan of it and I can't wait to listen to the rest of the album because Nine Muses always slays.
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Bolbbalgan4 also known as Red Cheek Puberty is back with what I hope is a comeback or a pre-release track for another album. Bolbbalgan4 has slowly but swiftly became one of my favorite K-pop duos. All their songs are catchy as hell and have a unique indie-ness to them. The song I will be reviewing today is called “We Loved”.
Not a whole lot happened in the music video but it was still incredibly lovely. Every time I see the blonde girl (I forgot her name), she gets cuter and cuter. The video had beautiful aesthetics but nothing really happened.
The song remained similar to their other stuff which I'm glad for because a lot of the time when an indie group becomes bigger in the eyes of the entertainment industry, they lose their original style, but I'm glad to say that Bolbbalgan4 so far, remains the same. The rapper girl didn't feature in the song vocally but took all the instrumentals for this song. I do like her rapping style so hopefully they give her more lines in the next song.
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T-ara makes their comeback as a four piece group for the first time with “What's My Name”. Who else is excited for this comeback? Even though they aren't the same group as before, they will still rock it because they are T-ara.
I thought it was the teaser for a minute because the video had an instrumental portion and then cut off, but it was simply the intro for the video. It kind of reminded me of Ladies' Code when they released “Galaxy” because of all the symbolism. There was definitely a push for the four member thing. Four pencils, four desks, four roses. The message or story of the video seemed to be about lost love and the members sending off messages in bottles. It was interesting though because the video started and ended with that concept but everything in the middle was just kind of filler space.
I liked the song, it definitely reminded me of old T-ara with a fresh spin on it. The one thing that was off-putting at first was the chorus. The chorus flows fine, it's a simple four chord progression, but the second chord was like a diminished chord or something like that because it sounded off but also was nice to here a four chord song that wasn't the main four chords that everyone uses.
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