Mamamoo's sub-unit released new songs. So honestly I'm not sure how this sub-unit works. Did they split into two sub-units consisting of two members each? But the first video is for Moon Byul and Hwasa, being introduced as the rap line. The song is called “Dab Dab” and should be pretty awesome, but what I'm really looking forward to is “Angel” by Solar and Whee In.
The video was just a live performance, but both girls have a great presence on stage. I won't go in too deep about the music videos because I think both are just live performances.
The song was great. Their voices sound excellent live and to be honest, I prefer Moon Byul's raps over Hwasa's even though Hwasa didn't really rap in this song. She did most of the singing which was weird. Even at the end of the video, it said “Rapper Line” but Moon Byul did pretty much all the rapping.
“Angel” was a ballad featuring both singers with their powerful vocals. The song was soft and lovely, but honestly, I liked the Rapper Line a bit better just because of Moon Byul's raspy voice when she raps. But this song was still very good and had a lot of emotion behind it. I still am unsure of the sub-unit(s) but I think this division of talents is good.
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Spica is back again to slay us all with their incredible talent. Spica is a group I recently discovered when watching their video for “Tonight”. I instantly fell in love with that song, but what I'm really here for today isn't to tell you how I got into Spica but to review their comeback song “Secret Time”. It seems like “secret” is the key word lately.
Their new music video for “Secret Time” was interesting. It had an 80s vibe to it and the concept behind this video seemed to be party in secret. The video started out with the members working at a diner and with time dragging on. At 5, they closed the store, shut off the lights and had a party. It was pretty humorous because there was a fake spider in the video and the members were freaking out because of it, which is what the internet suggests we do when there's a spider.
The song had a bit of a disco vibe to it but the part I loved the most besides the chorus was right at the entrance of the chorus, there was a break between the words “secret” and “time”. I love when groups do things like that. It adds an unexpected break and a bit of suspense within the song.
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NCT Dream released a song called “Chewing Gum” and by the looks of it, it's going to be super cutesy. Just based alone off the thumbnail which is brightly colored with a member and gum. I don't know where NCT Dream is supposed to be targeting because that's the idea behind NCT right? Is to target different locations? Maybe I'm wrong, let's just get into it
What did I just watch? This music video seems to be about kids at a boarding school so obsessed with chewing gum that it gets them in trouble. I don't necessarily get the video but the dance was really cool. It seems a bit odd to make a music video about gum. But SM does what they want.
The song wasn't my favorite. The cutesy style overlaying a backdrop sound that was a bit more aggressive and deeper sounding was an odd choice, but I know people are going to eat it up. Like I said, the backing track was really deep and aggressive which sounded cool, but their cute attitude and singing style didn't really fit the genre the track was going for. There was definitely a huge contrast between the singing and the track itself. Overall, not a huge fan.
That is my review of “Chewing Gum” by NCT Dream. I hope you enjoyed it and I'm sorry if I offended any of you by my comments, this is merely my personal opinion. Please like, comment, and share this post and thank you again for the support. I really appreciate it.
It has been a long time since we've heard anything from this girl. Jimin Park or Park Jimin from 15& debuted as a solo artist sometime last year but only released one song if I remember correctly. The song “Hopeless Love” was such a powerful ballad that I instantly fell in love with Jimin Park. Today, I get the opportunity to review “Try” and hope it's something similar but with a flair of something new.
The music video seemed to having a freeing concept. It followed a couple different people as they freed themselves by going outdoors and just breathing in the air. One person, for example, went onto a rooftop to play guitar. Another person went out onto a soccer field and just ran around and danced. I feel like this music video was trying to express the need for some fresh air and escape from our daily tasks.
The song was fresh. I liked it a lot. It had a chill, mid-tempo vibe to the song and started off with guitar and then added some piano bits to it as well. Her voice was incredible just like the voice I fell in love with last year. I haven't yet found myself searching out 15& stuff because I actually like Park Jimin and Baek Yerin doing solo projects. I just wish that both would release new material more often. They are both talented singers and deserve more attention than JYP is giving them.
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Ailee, the queen of k-pop vocals, is back with her comeback song “If You”. Now I'm not sure whether this is a full comeback or just a single. She released a single comeback a while ago for a k-drama. However, I'm super excited for this because I love Ailee, I love her voice and she has a powerful voice without overdoing it.
The music video was about a girl who was trying to reverse time in order to reunite with a loved one that, as it appeared, had passed away. It didn't look like they had fought because she only needed to reverse time by half an hour. It was interesting because her memories of the guy were all in bright color but as soon as she realized it was only a memory, the color faded and became a dull washed out image.
The song was really jazzy and bluesy. But it was a lot more laid back than some of her recent stuff. By that I mean, that Vivid was more upbeat than any of her music has been. But at the same time there were some calmer songs. But overall, this song was really relaxing and seemed to fit well with the music video.
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CL of 2NE1 has officially made her American debut as a solo artist. YG just posted the video all over social media and now the internets are on fire. Let's see if this song “Lifted” lives up to the hype. CL is an amazing artist but sometimes, I feel she falls short of her potential.
The music video was interesting for this song. It was pretty much about her just getting “lifted” meaning drunk and high. The end of the video was her and her crew dancing on clouds in the sky. I wouldn't expect anything less from CL though.
The song was a lot better than I expected though. CL has been an artist that has tried to hard to be Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea, but this song showed a side of her that I haven't seen for a while. That side is her vocal performance side. While it's not the most technical song, it does utilize her voice a lot more than previous CL songs. The jam is still a bit minimalist but had a bit of a reggae sound which I think with the song style and the message, this will attract the druggies. But publicity is publicity. It doesn't really matter who your audience is, as long as your making money and doing what you love.
I know I said that CL would be my next review but I didn't realize that SM Station was being released already and it is from my bias group this week. This week the featured artists are Yuri and Seohyun from Girls' Generation. They have a duet for a song called “Secret”, so I'm super excited for this especially since Yuri gets a song even if it's a duet.
There was nothing too exciting about this music video. The most exciting part of the video was when they were flipping their hair in slow motion or when the got into/onto their vehicles. Yuri was riding a bike, which totally suits her. And Seohyun was driving a fancy car. The scenes with their vehicles had some cool lighting effect that made it look like they were in a tunnel which added to the sound of the song.
The song was interesting. It was a mix of Euro Dance Music, like music you would hear on runways and some EDM. But it definitely sounded more influenced by the former. It had some nice build ups and the drop offs that gave great dynamics but for most of the song, it kept a nice steady beat.
Exo is back for their repackaged version of Exact, their album that was released earlier this year with “Monster” and “Lucky One” as the title tracks. For this repackaged album, they have the song “Lotto” for us and I'm quite excited even though I have yet to have listened to the album all the way through. I haven't watched the video, teasers or even reaction or review videos for this song, so let's just get into it already.
So that music video looked like it was the prequel to what happened in “Monster” and “Lucky One”. From what I could tell, they looked like mob bosses that were burning up money and a girl? Maybe I'm wrong. From what it looked like, the SWAT rescued the girl at the end, which is why they were called monster and later taken into the hospital in “Lucky One”.
The song was really good except for the fact that it was all auto-tune. I love auto-tune when it's used correctly and in small doses. I feel like they just overused it here and didn't use their natural voices, which is something they did more in “Monster”. The tune is actually stuck in my head at the moment, so good job Exo, and good job SM.
Today's the day everyone! Blackpink officially made their debut with two music videos. The first one is called “Boombayah” and the second is called “Whistle”. I'm so ready for this debut and have been waiting for it since YG announced the first girl group to debut out of YG since 2NE1 in 2009. 2NE1 was my favorite group for awhile so I'm stoked for this.
The music video was interesting enough. It definitely reminded me of something that 2NE1 or 4Minute would release as far as the music video goes. They were essentially just dancing in random places. I'm not even sure where they were, they were just dancing. But the video for the most part was meh.
The song was pretty bumping. Although I felt like it was pushing into that category of being slightly racist towards Native Americans throughout the chorus. Let me know if I'm the only one who thought this. I'm really upset that the chorus was just a bunch of “yayas” and “oppas” and “lalalas”. I wanted so much more for a chorus although I will give it to them (meaning their writers) for changing up the musical motif for the prechorus. I thought that was pretty cool, but overall just kind of an okay song, but that's honestly how I felt about “Fire”. I wasn't the biggest fan of it just because it was too repetitive.
The music video for “Whistle” was pretty much as crazy as “Boombayah”. There was a bunch of random scenes but for most of it they were in a car driving around in circles. The vibe I get from this video is “Dumb Dumb” by Red Velvet and “7th Sense” by NCT U. But I forgot to say who my bias is; it is in fact the lovely Jennie Kim because she reminds me of Dara.
This song was a bit weird and seemed to compile parts from different songs so I felt like the cohesion in this song was a bit loose. The majority of the song was a very trappy feeling song with bumping stereo bass like what you would listen to in your car and I was okay with that. I was expecting that, but then the prechoruses and the bridge seemed a bit disjointed because they broke away from that typical trap sound and changed to having acoustic guitars and vocal performance that was phenomenal. It just sounded out of place. Another thing I found at fault with this song and not so much the girls as the writers, is that it's another song that drops and then has nothing in the chorus. I want my choruses to build up and have a huge vocal performance but this song and “Boombayah” both let me down in that category.
Now this doesn't mean I hate the group or will stop listening to them because I actually did enjoy both songs, it just means it'll take some time to get adjusted to these tracks. But I'm excited for what these girls will do in the future. I hope you enjoyed my review of these two debut tracks from Blackpink, the new girl group from YG Entertainment. I will be reviewing their future songs because I know they have quite a schedule ahead of them. Thanks for reading through this and don't forget to like, share, and comment on this post if you enjoyed what you read.
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Hey all! So today/tomorrow marks the 9 year anniversary of Girls' Generation being a group. 9 years ago today/tomorrow, they debut as a bunch of teenage girls with a hope and ambition for something greater and “Into the New World” was their debut track. Here we are 9 years later and Girls' Generation is an icon for k-pop all over the world. They have tread where many hope to and have trod that path with dignity and compassion and hope. Here's to 9 more years with Soshi! Today I'll be reviewing their SM Station song “That Summer” that was written by Soshi's very own Soo Young.
I love the creativity and simplicity that went into that music video. It reminded me of the ending credits from an animated film. There was pretty much just a river scene with various objects floating in it and different color schemes throughout. At the very end of the music video, there was a silhouetted image of all the girls from their “You Think” version of the Lion Heart album. It was beautiful and a great gift for SONES everywhere.
Even more than the video, I loved the song. It was a slower, ballad-type that hit hard especially when singing “Sailing into the night!” I have to hand it to Soo Young, she is a great writer. All their voices sounded as beautiful as ever but the voices that stuck out to me were Taeyeon and Seohyun's vocals in the chorus. They were so brilliant and lovely.
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In this section of my website, I will review Kpop music videos, albums, songs, and various other things pertaining to Kpop. This will be the main stage of my website. It is where the majority of the action will take place.