In the world of K-Pop, things move fast. A group may debut and comeback twice within a year and nobody thinks anything strange of it. Well comebacks are hot right now as well as debut of a couple groups.
Oh My Girl is one of my favorite up and coming groups and it seems like they get better with each new release. This teaser is for their comeback song "A-ing!" The song sounds very summery and influenced by coastal life, but at the same time still possessing some of that "fantasy" effect that Oh My Girl has been recognized for more often. I guess we'll see if it lives up to the hype.
Nine Muses A are prepping their debut and with this track list preview, it sounds like it's going to be awesome! Nine Muses are a group that I discovered not too long ago, but have loved them ever since.
Hyuna prepares for her comeback that is scheduled to happen on August 1st. From the teaser pictures it looks like this will be a sexy concept comeback. Surprise, surprise! Oh well, I think it's safe to say, we can hope for kickass music from Hyuna on the 1st.
And finally last but not least, is Blackpink, the new girl group from YG Entertainment that is set to debut on August 8th. This marks the first girl group to debut out of YG since 2NE1 back in 2009. The funny thing is, they've already proved themselves to be crazy talented from the Dance Practice video YG posted on their YouTube channel.
Nine Muses just recently lost two of their members when their contracts expired. Euaerin and Minha decided to call it quits in June when their contracts reached their end. The group plans to continue to makes strides forward with a comeback subunit in August. The subunit is called Nine Muses Amuse and will consist of Kyungri, Hyemi, Sojin, and Geumjo. You can watch the trailer for their comeback below.
I was over there, writing my top 20 list for the third quarter of 2016 when I realized there are a bunch of k-pop videos that I haven't watched yet. And I mean some pretty big ones. I know I just did a Quick Reviews earlier today, but you get twice the dosage in one day. My first video is MelodyDay with "Color".
The music video was very creative. They messed around with a lot of the color isolation filters. The premise was a boy walks into a diner where the girls are hanging out and he brings color into their world. They were living in black & white and then his presence brought color. The song wasn't as good as the video. It lacked that strong hook that many k-pop songs possess.
Next up is Unnies with "Shut Up".
I have to say I wasn't expecting that. I was so confused because JYP was in the video but then Tiffany was in the video as well. It turns out that this is a single from a show that all the girls were in. The song wasn't great. It was pretty much an old dance style track that just kept saying "shut up".
Next up is Seventeen and "Very Nice".
I'm not sure I understood that music video. They were all hanging around a girl and that girl's stare pierced their souls or something like that. The song was pleasantly nice. I'm not a huge fan of Seventeen, but that wasn't bad.
Next is Juniel with "Pisces". And from what I understand this is Juniel's first release on a different label and away from FNC Entertainment.
The first thing I noticed is her hair is dark again. In her last release "Sorry", her hair was blonde. The first thoughts I had throughout most of this music video were "guardian angel". I'm not sure who was looking over who because at times she was watching him, but in the end she was alone. The song was nice as most of Juniel's stuff tends to be. I liked it.
The final song of the day is going to be Infinite with "That Summer (Second Story)".
That music video reminded me a lot of Big Bang's "We Like 2 Party". It was very cutesy and more personal than a lot of k-pop videos. It's an interesting dynamic to go from songs like "Bad" to a song like this. The song however, was actually quite enjoyable. It's not my favorite song from them but it was a good listen.
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I know, I know. I got behind again, and now I have to make it up with one of these quick review posts. I'm so bad at this guys. I get into a groove and then suddenly, it breaks and I can't fix it for a while. But anyway, I'm going to be reviewing some videos from the past few days, starting with NCT 127 and "Fire Truck".
The music video seemed to be like NCT 127 were protecting that girl and her family for all of her life. Setting off signals whenever something bad was going to happen. Maybe I could be wrong. The song was still very much that NCT vibe with the trap and hip hop influences. I dig it and I love it. What's the difference between NCT, NCT U, and NCT 127?
Next up is J-Min with "Way Back Home". This sounds like a sad song, but the last thing I've heard from J-Min is "Stand Up".
So that music video was very cute. And it featured Yeri from Red Velvet. The video followed a girl that met a guy and was trying to work up the courage to knock on his door and find him again after they met. The song was nice. Nothing spectacular though. It was soothing.
That's all for today, but I also learned that Gfriend is preparing to release their 1st full length album entitled "LOL"? Not the best title for your first album, but it works and it's Gfriend. The teaser for their comeback "Navillera" sounds amazing, and at the same time reminiscent of their previous tracks.
My Quick Reviews are conglomerates of music video reviews. For instance, if there are several releases in a single day that are all related or somewhat related, I will do a Quick Review segment.