For those of you who do not know Juniel from C9 Entertainment, you need to go check out her stuff because she is so talented. She has a unique voice and is beautiful. Well, this gorgeous solo artist had a comeback and it sounds depressing. The song is called “I Drink Alone” and nobody should ever drink alone. Maybe I'll keep Juniel company.
The concept behind the video was interesting. From my perspective, it seemed to be about all the alone people in the world eating and being alone. But all the alone people in the world are right next to other alone people. The idea behind the girl's restaurant, to me, was a place to bring all the alone people together. But at the end of the night, the girl that ran the restaurant was alone. Sometimes we put work ahead of social life and because of that we end up alone for a large portion of our lives.
The song was beautiful of course. Juniel's voice is always impressive and calming to listen to. This song was different from some of her previous tracks but it was still really good. If you haven't listened to Juniel yet, you need to.
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Odd Eye Circle is back for their repackaged album Max & Match. “Sweet Crazy Love” appears to be a creepy music video but looks can be deceiving. Either way, I'm beyond stoked for this comeback because Odd Eye Circle is killing it!
The amazing aesthetic behind this video was the use of monochrome and vibrant colors. The first half of the video was all black and white, creating a sort of mystery around the girls and their whereabouts as well as their safety. However, as soon as Jin Soul removes her eye patch, the entire video bursts into color, presenting and being represented by each member and their color. Throughout the video, each member is seen being bothered by their eye. It is soon revealed that the eye they are bothered by is filled with color which is then introduced into the world of the music video. It's an interesting concept. At the end of the video, we see Kim Lip leaving the alleyway where she was and entering into the Coliseum where she performed for her video, “Eclipse”.
The music was very poppy and electronica with a tinge of dream pop influence. Dream pop seems to be a go-to style of theirs because “Loonatic” was also dream pop. The chorus was really great but can we talk about the choreography done in the white backdrop? That scene was lit. Because most of the video is darker and has darker imagery, it is incredibly awesome that Blockberry Creative decided to use a white backdrop for the choreography. Another thing I noticed, which may or not correlate with their individual songs, but each member was wearing their school uniform which was seen in each individual video. Also the fact that Kim Lip left and went to the site of her video may mean something as well.
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Twice is a 9 member girl group under JYP Entertainment. They debuted back in 2015 with “Like Ooh Ahh” and have changed the K-pop scene ever since. K-pop was steering towards another boy group wave. BTS, Exo, SHINee, Big Bang, Got7 and many more boy groups were beginning to dominate where girl groups had once ruled in the prior years. Twice brought to light again that K-pop doesn't have to be serious. It doesn't have to be hard and sexy, but it can be cute and goofy. Today, that girl group and its 9 members have returned with “Likey” to prove once again that cutesy concepts can be incredible and can rule the K-pop industry.
The brilliance and vividness of that video made me almost have a dizzy spell. That's not a bad thing though. Don't get me wrong. I loved the song and video. The video followed the girls traveling through a city on various vehicles. Skateboard, bicycle, train, roller skates and whatever else. The dance breaks took place either in an alleyway or a gymnasium and like I said, the video was extremely vibrant with colors. It's strange because even though winter is creeping up really quickly, the song and video had a summer vibe.
I don't know how to describe the musical style of the chorus. It had an EDM build up but the actual chorus was musically airy and light. The overall song was hard hitting and had a great beat but that chorus was heavenly. I'm not sure quite yet, but this might be my favorite Twice comeback they've done. Let's talk about the rap section for a minute. My girl Chae rapped. Of course she rapped, she's the rapper, but she didn't get as much time as Dahyun. But Dahyun's trap break was unexpected but epic. Her little dab was cute too even though I thoroughly hate dabbing. However, the overall vibe of the song was extremely emotionally driven. Not an emotion song exactly, but a song that was driven by an emotionally profound event or moment in life. It was beautiful and moving.
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Honestly, I never thought this day would come. It's not something I was exactly anticipating. Back in 2015, a 4 member girl group debuted as Playback and a little while after that released another song. However, since then, they've been completely vacant from K-pop. No where to be seen. I saw things on social media. They would upload covers and such, but that's not the same thing. Back in 2015, I was so hyped for this group to become something and I think the day has finally arrived. After more than 2 years, Playback has come back with “Want You to Say” and you know I'm about to review it because that's what I do. They originally had 4 members but I believe they added a new member. We'll see if she takes Hayoung's place.
The music video was nice because, for a comeback, they didn't worry about having some huge concept or great dance routine. (Not sayig the dance wasn't great because it was). Instead they had the members interacting in various environments. From the beach to out in front of a building to hanging out on a bridge and spending time by a campfire. The quality of work put into this video was simplistic but powerful. Don't even get me started on the cinematography because it was so good. The point I'm trying to get across is that many groups will comeback after a while and put out this incredibly intense dance or complex concept while forgetting about the artists themselves. I'm glad Playback is back with such an upbeat tune and a chill video.
Quite honestly, I wasn't expecting a song like this. The tropical vibe and set up of the song reminded me of something that K.A.R.D would've done but Playback made it unique to themselves. It was really musically grounded and that chorus is incredible. “Want you to say” brings the energy built up from the verses and pre-chorus and creates an explosion with it. However the explosion of sound isn't a high energy or loud explosion. It is more like an explosion of soothing melodies traveling your veins and hitting your nerve endings in a great refreshing way.
Playback is back and everyone should show them support. They are under Coridel Entertainment. That is the same entertainment company that Jessica from Girls' Generation is under. Please support them because thus far they haven't disappointed with musical talent. Support Coridel Entertainment. Please like and share my review to spread the love for Playback. Thank you for supporting me and I'll see you in my next review.
A while back when Jimin of AOA had announced her comeback, I thought that she hadn't debuted yet for some strange reason. Even though she had the song with J.Don and the song with Xiumin, I assumed she hadn't debuted yet. Well, I'm truly wrong but I'm excited to hear some more Jimin because I feel like it has been forever since I've last heard her. The song I'm reviewing today is called “Hallelujah” and hopefully is really good. I will tell you though. I make no promises to review any music video positively. I am honest. If I don't like a song, I will simply say I don't like it. I will attempt to find some positive parts in it but if I don't like a song, I don't like it. Get over it. I never asked for any of your permission to express my opinions on my website. If you don't like it, find some fake piece of shit that will meet your needs for self gratification within a genre you have literally no contribution towards.
As Jimin said quite frequently in her song “Hallelujah”, I love it! The music video was typical but not in K-pop. It was a typical video for punk rock groups in America. Groups like Meg & Dia, Paramore, and Red Hot Chili Peppers have done videos that take place in an enclosed room. Jimin stares through CCTV cameras and basically just sings her heart out while essentially trapped in this white room. The filter that was commonly used in the video was the white noise/fuzz filter that is used to represent old video diaries or television sets. And while the video was unique for the K-pop industry, it didn't quite fit the mood of the song.
Jimin brings her rapping and singing ability into a Spanish-influenced song that is super catchy. The reason I say the video and song didn't match is because when music videos are released for Spanish songs, it usually involves a guy dancing with a bunch of sweaty girls. However I will say this is the kind of song we've been waiting for from Jimin for quite a while. I don't think anyone expected her to release a Spanish song, but it fit her attitude and style really well.
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I have been behind a little lately. I have a few music videos I still need to review. However, today you will be receiving two of those videos by Solar. Solar, from Mamamoo released two music videos. One is for “Autumn Letter” and “Alone People” is the second one. I love Mamamoo and even though Solar isn't my bias, I still can appreciate her beauty and talent.
“Autumn Letter” sounded like a cover of an older song. The Spanish guitar accompanied Solar's beautiful voice quite nicely. I could sense the airiness and freedom in Solar's voice. There was a presence of quiet and calm that echoed throughout the entirety of the song. I love the sound of a Spanish guitar. There is nothing quite like it and the sultry sound it gives off is comforting.
The music video was mainly a cameraman following Solar around on a day at the beach. Solar was running along the beach, enjoying the breeze, eating fried bread, and just overall feeling free. The scenery in this music video was beautiful. Solar in it made it that much more enjoyable to view.
“Alone People” was a lovely song from a lovely artist with a lovely voice. Solar delivered another ballad to us and personally, I like this one a little better than “Autumn Letter”. Throughout the video, we see images and clips of Solar at the beach, similar to “Autumn Letter” but these images are in the memory of Solar as she is looking back and reminiscing on that time she had at the beach. At the end of the video, Solar takes out the tape she was listening to and flips it over maybe suggesting more to come.
I do wish at least one of her songs was more hyped but I really did appreciate these songs. I love Solar and hope she releases more music because I love her voice. Please support Solar. Like and share this review and leave a comment below. Thank you for always supporting me and I'll see you in the next review.
My girls Kim Lip, Jin Soul and Choerry are back with the promised “Loonatic” English version. I'm very excited for this because “Loonatic” was my favorite song from Mix & Match. Here are Odd Eye Circle to amaze us once again.
As many of you know, this was a lyric video, so I'll go over my thought on the lyrics. For the most part I really enjoyed the angst-driven lyrical tone of the song. “I don't really care now” being echoed throughout the song is a simple reminder that Odd Eye Circle doesn't give a shit about what you think about their creative mind. They also don't really care about fluidity in the lyrics. The lyrics start out almost as if hinting at a cult, however it then jumps to reminiscing on their past. Whoever “their” is is a mystery. Is it Odd Eye Circle as a group or is it a memory with a guy? I wish they would've added more syllables into the line with “loonatic” because the way they say “loonatic” seems a bit lacking.
As for the music video, it was a bunch of the behind the scenes footage from recording their various music videos but mainly focused on “Girl Front”. There were a couple of other scenes added in there. Well, go support Odd Eye Circle.
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Taemin of SHINee is back! He finally made his comeback after probably about 2 years with “Move” and honestly, the last thing I heard from Taemin was “Press Your Number” and “Drip Drop” which were both phenomenal songs as well as its accompanying album. SHINee, at this point in time, is my favorite boy group and upholds that place with releases getting sparser and few between. Let's see if SHINee's Taemin can uphold his record and keep things fresh and beautiful.
The video itself was interesting. “Move” followed the security cameras and static video imagery as Taemin walked into a room. As for the majority of the video, he was dancing with some people and the scenes cut between him dancing in the first room and a room that was flooded with red lights. It was a cool video and Taemin looked strange but really cool, however as far as a music video goes, this one wasn't anything super exciting except for his dancing.
Now let's talk about “Move” as a song. Let's step aside from the music video aspect for a second. The song was so musically pleasing I couldn't believe it. Taemin outdoes himself all the time. This time included. The beat was simple yet unique as it used a bass line rather than the heavy, overuse of bass beats. This sound paired with the high frequency snare hits to contrast from the low rumble of the bass line made for an incredible sound. I loved the energy of the song. It was like walking tip toe through a mine field. The energy was so in your face, but in your face behind a sheet of glass.
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Does anyone know who BTOB is? They are a phenomenal group that is sometimes overlooked because of certain releases on the day they comeback. Sometimes SHINee's Taemin has a comeback on the same day and poor BTOB gets overshadowed by the popularity of someone from one of the Big 3. Well Taemin can wait because today we are looking at “Missing You” by BTOB. From the name of the album, it sounds like it could very well be a continuation from “I'll Be Your Man” which was my favorite song from BTOB thus far. The album is called Brother Act and to me, that doesn't sound like an album for a song like “Movie” although we all loved “Movie”. It sounds more like a heroic, dramatic album title. I could very well be wrong though.
I was wrong. In fact, I don't say this much about K-pop music videos but that was pretty lame. I was expecting something so much bigger and the video was kind of a letdown. The cinematography was great and the song was excellent, but the music video was basically the members just moping around about missing someone. At least with “Loser” by Big Bang, there were reasons behind them being losers. This video was literally just them going about their normal lives and crying about the girl. Lame.
I will say though, the song was incredibly beautiful. It was softer than I was hoping for. I was hoping for a bop but we got a ballad instead. That's not a bad thing though. The song was very soothing and almost had an Indie K-pop style to it. The raps were chill, everything about this song was relaxed. My favorite part of the song was right at the second to last chorus, the instruments cut out and then there is a sudden key change for the final chorus. It's a perfect and slightly cliché way to end a ballad, but there's a reason why. What I'm wondering is, don't they already have a song called “I Miss You”? Isn't saying “missing you” the same as saying “I miss you”? Maybe I'm wrong. I've been wrong before.
Well anyway, even if this song wasn't your cup of tea, please support BTOB. Stream their music online. Buy the album. Do whatever you need to do to feel like you've shown them support. While you're at it, you can send some of your love my way. If you liked this review, let me know in the comments. Thank you as always for supporting me and I'll see you in my next review.
It has been ages, or at least it feels like ages. It's so funny how acclimated we get to having releases come out non-stop and then to have a short week long break ruins us. I know there are still a couple videos I haven't reviewed yet, but I'll get to those when I get to those.
As many of you know, I'm not original a boy group Stan. In fact, for a long time, I avoided them altogether. However, recently I have found myself drawn more and more to boy groups especially BTS, Monsta X, SHINee, Big Bang, ONF, and many more. But one of the most important groups for my transition into Stanning boy groups was Got7. Got7 transformed my way of thinking and now I'm here to say I Stan many boy groups including Got7. If you didn't know, but if you wanted to know, my bias in Got7 is JB and my bias wrecker is Jackson. (That deep voice though!) Got7 made their long-awaited comeback today with “You Are”. They teased this comeback with individual teasers for each of the members. I have not followed any of those because, if any of you know me, I don't like teasers because they can be misleading.
In Got7's new music video for “You Are”, the members are moving from the city into nature and out into the open. I believe this is a symbolism for them freeing themselves, like a bird (ahgasaes). Several of the members are holding a triange with a strange symbol on it, one that many might assume confirms their connection to the Illuminati. However, that is not the case. In the end of the video, we see the triangles laid out to form one full piece which ends up being the Got7 logo. There was rooftop dancing, which I'm always a fan of. I love rooftop dancing, such as “Ring Ding Dong” by SHINee and “Hero” by Monsta X.
At the beginning of the video, we see a tunnel which can mean several different things. For me, it's personal imagery because I had a dream where I was standing in a tunnel. I looked ahead to where I was going and then I looked back at where I had been. In this dark tunnel, I could see various places where the tunnel split off and it could've gone one direction or another. However, looking back at where I was in that tunnel and glancing forward, I knew I was where I was meant to be. There was no going back and changing my path. I had chosen it. Life is a series of tunnels. We make choices and based on those choices, we end up in a new place that brings us closer to our goal.
Sorry for the random tangent, but those are my thoughts on the tunnel. Now, they may mean something completely different to Got7 or even to you. Please let me know what your thoughts are. Maybe the tunnels didn't even phase you.
As for the song, it had a beautiful atmosphere to it; a lot airier and lighter than some of their previous stuff. I loved their Flight Log series, but I'm glad they are passed that. My favorite part of the song was right when the chorus kicks in with that line “It's a beautiful sky”. The way the chorus comes in is like taking a fresh breath of air after coming up from being under water. It's that cleansing feeling that clears the mind and takes you to other places. It's exhilarating and pacifying all at the same time.
Honestly, I love this group and I'm so glad for them to be back. Who else is an Ahgasae? Please support Got7. I know BTS is all the hype right now, but please don't forget about our lovely Got7! While you're giving them love, don't forget to like and share this review as well. Comment if you're an Ahgasae and if you enjoyed the video. Thank you for supporting me and I'll see you in the next one.
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