Filed under: 4Minute | Tags: 4Minute, Comeback, CUBE, Debut, gayoon, hot issue, HyunA, jihyun, jiyoon, K-pop, korean, Music Video, muzik, sohyun, what's your name
So the queens of K-pop is back!!!! I know this music video has been out since like the 25th but I have been real busy with work lately that I’m slow on staying on top of new releases. Now on to the music video/song review!!!!!!!
Okay, first let’s talk about the song in general. Now when CUBE mention was announcing 4Minute’s comeback for 2013, they mention that 4minute was going back to their Hot Issue and Muzik days. The thought I was getting, wow it’s going to be a club jam with possibly too much auto-tune. Luckily this new comeback single does is NOT full of auto-tune. As much as I love 4minute, I do get disappointed when the majority of the song is filled with auto-tune. While the songs does have a slight change in beat when it builds up to the chorus, I’m quite glad it hasn’t taken the route as so many other songs where I feel like I’m listening to 3-4 songs in one (example Girl’s Generation I Got A Boy).
Everyone sounds great and Hyuna’s rap are sounding powerful again! Girl, I totally miss those days when you sounded fierce. Jihyun sadly barely gets any lines in the song. Jihyun is a great leader and cares for her members that it’s sad to see her get pushed to the back more compare to the other members; however, a greater leader won’t complain (that’s what society says…..but we do).
Now onto the music video review. Now we got five member solo teasers and then a group teaser before the official release of the music video. I was super pump and I stayed super pump when CUBE finally released the music video on YouTube. I love how colorful and vibrant the music video is as well as the dance. My complaint with the music video? Damn zombies must be popular because they came out of now where! I think if you YouTube reactions to this music video, you will probably see everyone suddenly confuse when the zombies suddenly appear out of nowhere because the breaking news broadcast on their super mini TV really didn’t not say there is a zombie apocalypse (wow what a run-on sentence I just wrote). Also two crazy arguments I saw in the comments on YouTube must be address.
1) 4minute did not copy any other idol group’s style. For those who are new, I suggest you go back through their debut video (Hot Issue) and see for yourself.
2) T-ara is not the first idol group to use zombies, I can tell you are a noobie when you just talk about one group (who most recently had a scandal in the k-pop industry) meaning once again, you are a complete noob to not know T-ara used zombies (when it made even less sense) to pay tribute to Michael Jackson (Thriller).
So please, stop fan wars on the comment sections and support the artist by purchasing the new mini album in iTunes whenever it becomes available in your country.
Filed under: H!P, Hello! Project, Morning Musume, Tsuji Nozmi | Tags: H!P, Hello! Project, Idol Blog, Sugiura Nozomi, Translations, Tsuji Nozomi
Hey guys, I know it’s been forever since I did an idol blog translation. I think maybe a year (or a little bit more) ago.
Report on ^-^
On March 21st, 4:45PM
I gave birth safely to healthy baby boy.
After delivery there is still postpartum pain but the baby and I are doing fine.
This time the child birth was long but with the presence of my family, I was able to do my best.
As a five member family now,
Together I want to to build a bright family full of smiles.
Please continue to support the Sugiura family!
Filed under: G.NA | Tags: BTOB, Cats, Cougar, G.NA, Iihon, K-pop, korean, Music Video, Oops!
CUBE’s female solo artist G.NA is back with a new mini album entitled Beautiful Kisses.
This lead single features Iihoon from BTOB although I must say that I feel Iihoon’s rap dominates most of song and should be Iihon featuring G.NA. Overall, I like the song better than her last two songs, especially 2Hot. Now on to the music video!
In the music video we have G.NA, BTOB rapper Iihoon, and actor Lee Do Young. The song is about having a romantic interest in a younger male. In the beginning of the music video, we see the lead actor just loving on his kitty and leaves for the day. The cat goes under the cover and behold, we have G.NA. Our cougar (G.NA) is now going around in her human form and booty shaking saying Oops! In the end of the music video, Do Young returns home to find his kitten waiting for him and he starts loving on him again. G.NA, are you trying to tell us you’re a cougar?
Filed under: C-ute, Hello! Project | Tags: ℃-ute, C-ute, Chisato Okai, Crazy Kanzen Otona, Crazy完全な大人, Hagiwara Mai, J-pop, Music Video, Nakajima Saki, Suzuki Airi, Yajima Maimi
Oh my gosh,how far behind am I on H!P news? I see the twitter feeds but it seems all these releases are catching up to me that I don’t even realize. So another H!P group is releasing a new single. This time it’s C-ute with Crazy Kanzen na Otona. When I first watched this video, it was the middle of the night when I got off of work and was too tired to really comprehend anything in the music video. Now I’m have re-watched the music video in the correct state of mind.
The girls looked great! Their customers remind me of the H!P winter 2007 performance with Goto Maki’s Some Boys! Touch. I forgot these girls are not kids anymore but are grown young adult women. I never been fan when Chisato had her hair short during their early stages but I must say Chisato with blonde hair is hot. Plus it seems Tsunku has been giving her more lines since her dance cover videos. Mai also looks great. The hair style really suits her. I feel like Maimi and Naki never really age. They really have youthful faces. Suzuki Airi is kind of a mixture of looking mature and still youthful at the same time from her dance custom and the white outfit which makes her look like a younger teenager.
The music video has the girls dancing, posing, and pretending to put makeup on during solo close-up shots. The girls are dancing with a black background with CGI effects going in the background as well. At some points it seems distracting and a little over done. I like background with the light poles. It stands out yet it’s less distracting compare to the CGI background. The girls pose with light poles while looking innocently sexy. This is one issue I have with K-pop idols. K-pop idols goes from sexy to cute and sometimes it’s just really easy to tell when it’s fake but it’s quite natural in this music video.
The song is awesome. I already fell in love with on first listen even thought I was tired as hell from work. My problem with the song? It’s release on April 3rd meaning I have to wait almost a month to download it in itunes? The worst thing to like about a song is just having play the music video on youtube whenever you craze to listen to a song. When it comes to C-ute’s music, since their first indie single, it’s been really hard to disappoint me. Sure I have those times when I’m not really into their song but somehow I find myself purchasing the single through itunes months later down the road and just absolutely loved it.
Support the artist and please purchase the single. This upcoming single is release on April 3rd and comes in 5 editions, limited editions A-E and regular edition.
Limited A: CD Japan
Limited B: CD Japan
Limited C: CD Japan
Limited D: CD Japan
Limited E: CD Japan
Regular : CD Japan
Single V : CD Japan
Filed under: C-ute, Hello! Project | Tags: 2012 version, C-ute, Chisato Okai, dance, H!P, H!P Kids, Hagiwara Mai, Hello! Project, Hello! Project Kids, J-pop, Massara Blue Jeans, Nakajima Saki, Remix, Suzuki Airi, Tokaikko Junjou, Yajima Maimi
So I meant to post about this when Massara Blue Jeans 2012 version was release.
I know some people was disappointed that it wasn’t an actual music video but I’m quite satisfied. It’s nice that they are dancing to the updated version. No need to waste money on a music video since they have other upcoming projects as well. I love how mature the girls’ voices are compare when they first sung the songs. I haven’t quite pay attention or me just not reading the description but these music videos I believe are included in the limited editions of the album that is already release. Also one thing I’m disappointed is that Maimi’s opening diaolouge was given to Mai. I just felt that Mai’s voice was still more childish compare to Maimi’s when it was spoken. Other than that, I think everything else is okay.
Filed under: YG Family | Tags: It's Over, K-pop, korean, Lee Hi, Music Video, YG, YG Entertainment, YG Family
Hey guys I’m back with a music video + song review! This time I’m talking about Lee Hi, YG Family’s newest and youngest soloist (that I’m aware of). Lee Hi first debuted last year with the digital single 1,2,3,4 and now she’s back with a mini album entitled First Love, Part 1 with its lead track It’s Over. Now from the description fans have been getting, this song is supposed to be jazz and R&B track. First off, I must say I love Lee Hi’s vocals. I can’t remember the last time I heard such powerful vocals from someone so young (especially in the K-pop Idol industry).
When I first photo teasers of the upcoming mini album I seriously though she was going in the cute bubblegum pop song but boy was I wrong. Lee Hi has such a mature voice that I’m surprise they were able to do something cute and while keeping the meaning of song in the music video. I must say, the teddy bear is hilariously cute. Does anyone get the feeling the teddy bear reminds you of G-Dragon? I feel like it’s G-Dragon dancing around in a teddy bear suit. Adorable as Lee Hi is, I’m hoping that when she performs her comeback stage, the makeup artist won’t go as crazy with her makeup as they did in one performance. This a young high school girl that seriously doesn’t need to amounts of makeup they are putting on her. Preserve the youthful skin YG!!!!!!
Buy the album: YesAsia | US iTunes
Filed under: H!P, Hello! Project | Tags: H!P, hello!project, Jpop, Music Video, S/mileage
Hey guys, it’s been a while since I review anything from Smileage. The main reason being that I was super busy when they were adding new members and two of the original members were leaving around the same time. Smileage is back with a brand new single called Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita which means basically that spring departures has come. It’s spring and we are all ready to move on to new things like me finally moving on to a different job position compare to my old one.
When I first watching the music video I had to rewind the beginning for the main fact that one of the members is not wearing a short skirt. Smileage’s trademark, according to Tsunku, has always been short mini skirts which is why the new members’ skirts were cut short when they was introduce to the public as new members (until they jump through a bunch of hoops to become full-fledge members). Besides a small change in wardrobe from one of the members, I actually like the song. I can’t remember the last time I like an Smileage song.
The video is perfect. While it still follows the hello! project video format: kawaii close-ups, dance cuts, and solo cuts. I think it has that spring feeling and the lighting in the music video helps. The room the girls dance in is very bright compare to room where they are doing their kawaii solo-shots until they push the curtain aside to let the light in to let us know spring has come.