My girls are back with another comeback and a new concept, I think. Gugudan, the strange girl group that releases a new style with each comeback, has made their 5th comeback. The song is “Not That Type” and I’m not sure at all what it’s going to sound like. But if it sounds anything like any of Gugudan’s prior comebacks, it will be fire.
Since this was more of a dance track, the video followed suit and kept the sets minimal and just changed sets once in a while, but didn’t follow a story. They danced in various places such as in a parking garage, out on asphalt, next to a Hummer, and in front of what appeared to be a jewelry store. Nothing huge happened in the video, but their wardrobe was on point. They all looked fantastic.
“Not That Type” definitely had a different vibe and sound to it. Honestly, it felt like a updated and Korean version of the Macarena from the 90s. If you don’t know what that is, look it up. It had a steady beat that drove the song forward and didn’t change much from that point. There was a moment in the song when the track dropped out to focus on the vocals, but then immediately returned to the same repetitive beat with some adlibs behind the same chorus line.
I’m not saying I don’t like the song, but I could see myself getting really annoyed with this song really quickly. Probably because my first impression of it was the Macarena. What did you think of “Not That Type”? Do you agree with me? Let me know in the comment section. Thanks for supporting me and I’ll see you in the next review.
Jennie Kim of Blackpink has officially made her solo debut with “Solo”. Unfortunately, the song time is rather short, so I’m hoping they just pumped out a freakin’ bop in under 3 minutes.
Also, this review will be in collaboration with a good friend of mine, Seaun Atchison. He is from Arizona and helps with a bunch of the events happening around Arizona for the Kpop scene. I know that he was stoked for this comeback, as am I. So let’s quit wasting time.
Before I even begin to say anything about the video, I’m going to start off by saying Jennie is killing the game. She looked amazing and especially caught my attention in the rainbow dress. Jennie is a Queen! “I have to say this is absolutely my favorite song Jennie has ever sung. You actually get to hear her vocal range.” Seaun added to the ever present praising of Queen Jennie.
Now onto the actual video. I watched this video a couple of times, but still don’t remember anything from it. I remember her with a car, she was at the laundromat, and then she was dancing in the street. That’s pretty much all I remember. Now I know some of you are going to say that’s all that happened, but there had to be more than that in the video. Either way, that’s all I got. I even write this shit down while I’m watching the video, but I don’t remember anything that happened.
Seaun had this to say about the video: Also I love how in the beginning her outfits all coincided with the scenery. And on the topic of outfits, when she was in the laundromat she took off her white dress. Which was used to represent her "innocence" mentioned at the beginning of the song. And the progression shows how she's becoming her own badass female. When she opens the washer and it's a black jacket and she's in fishnets and all black. And to show she's over the breakup she tags her car with sayings like "Better off without you" and "Not even a distant memory."
The interesting thing about this song was the change of pace. First off, it started like it was going to be a love song (or at least what I would assume would be a love song sound). Then very quickly it changed from that soft, classical sound to a dirty dropped break-up song. In fact, in the song, Jennie says something along the lines of “This is a love story that doesn’t touch me at all”. I believe this line means that this bit of love won’t touch her, meaning that she is left alone.
When I mentioned the “love song sound”, what I was referring to was the plucked strings much like a Classical composition. It had a very elegant sound to it, but was severely interrupted when the beat change up came in. The beat became dirty really quick and stayed dirty for most of the song proving that this song was about heartbreak and not love.
Her rap completely took me by surprise for the fact that it's all in English. And the fact that the beat drops out almost completely to let the rap shine was such a good decision.
I also have to give props for the fact that this is a break up song, but a female positive break up. She's done with whomever it is and she's going solo. If you're looking for an empowerment song, this is it.
All in all it's a good short song, and honestly I can get with it. Can't wait to hear what the other girls drop. And I agree with everything that Seaun has said in this collaborative review. He obviously focused more on the video while I took on the musical aspect which worked out great. Thank you Seaun for your help with this review. I appreciate everyone who follows me. I’ll try to keep content up-to-date. I’ll see you in the next review.
I know that our girls came back a little while ago, and I apologize for taking so long in reviewing this release, but I’ve been really busy because I’m moving in less than a week, so things have been hectic. Either way, I’m here to review Twice’s latest music video comeback, “Yes or Yes”. I’m super stoked for this release because, I mean come on, it’s Twice.
I think the point of that video was to create the effect of decision making, but it felt like a carnival to me. I’m sorry if that offends anyone. I know they were supposed to be using magic to convince a boy to choose yes, but it had a lot of the things a carnival would have.
Each member, of course, had their own thing. I don’t remember every person’s thing, but I remember there was tarot card reading, magic crystal ball, fire spinning, and coin flipping included in some of those abilities. Also Jeongyeon’s hair is getting long. I had to mention that. I wish Chae and Dahyun’s raps were longer, as always. Speaking of Dahyun, her pink/purple hair was incredible.
The music was really catchy for the majority of the song, but I feel even though this song is super catchy, it is nowhere near the catchiness of “Likey” or “Heart Shaker”. Maybe I need to listen to it a bit more to get the sugary goodness. It’s definitely not a bad song, but not Twice’s strongest. I really liked the stripped down chorus near the end of the song. It felt really unique, but not too out of place.
What did you think of Twice’s latest comeback “Yes or Yes”? Was it a bop or a flop? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. Thank you so much for supporting me. I really do appreciate each and every one of you. Tune in for some collaborations coming up soon. Thanks and I’ll see you in the next review.
Exo is back with another comeback entitled “Tempo”. This video has already received over 30 million views on YouTube since its release less than a week ago. Exo is a group that I love, but I haven’t really followed their group as much as, say BTS or Got7. Nonetheless, I do enjoy their music and love when they make a comeback.
I’m not quite sure any of the connections in the actual video but it was a pretty good video. There was a lot of effects and there was a couple moments when the world they were in starting glitching. I noticed red, drinks, pianos, glitching, and a lot of incredible dancing.
The song almost didn’t sound like an Exo song, at least the Exo I’m used to. It sounded more like something Exo-CBX would put out, in my opinion. It was heavier in the electronics department and had that strange “bed squeak” sound as part of the chorus beat. I think the best part of the song that took me by surprise was the acapella section where all instruments dropped out and they just did their thing. That was incredible.
What did you think of “Tempo” by Exo? Did you love it? I loved it, but I do wish they would have changed up the “Don’t mess up my Tempo” part a little. There was a part where I got really tired of hearing that over and over. Anyway, thank you for supporting me and I’ll see you in the next review.
I know it’s been a minute since I’ve done any reviews of any kind and I apologize for that. I’m in the process of moving apartments as well as working 60 hours a week, and various other tasks that keep me busy. But I’m here because a new girl group debuted recently that go by the name Iz*one. I don’t know anything about them. I know that the name of their debut track is an older song, not in the Kpop world. Is this group good enough for me to keep on my radar? I guess I’ll find out.
There was a lot of red present in this music video but that’s makes sense, I guess. Not a lot happened as far as the video goes. There was red. Red this. Red that. The girls danced, but nothing super memorable.
As for the song though, the song had an attention-grabbing feature in it. First of all, the song started off like a typical dance track with a flare in it. Then when the pre-chorus or build up came in, the rhythm section focused solely on those hard hits. The overall song had an epic vibe to it that remained throughout. It felt like a production rather than just a song.
I’m not entirely sure if this group will become a group I follow, but they have sparked an interest. I will keep an eye on them and listen to their album as well. What did you think of “La Vie En Rose”? Thanks for supporting me. I’ll see you in the next review
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