Filed under: 4Minute, Hyuna | Tags: 4Minute, Comeback, gayoon, hate, HyunA, jihyun, jiyoon, kpop, sohyun
So the queens are back with their new title song Hate. Seriously the teasers had me so pumped for this comeback. Imagine my disappointment when the song was getting release at 12pm KST. That means I had to wait until 10pm EST in order to watch the music video. Best to believe I did wait so I could watch the music video right when it was released.
So what are my thoughts of the song before reviewing the music video…Well let’s just say, the chorus didn’t really didn’t get me pumped. As majority of 4minute fans know, their contract with CUBE expires this year and there is no word on whether they will be renewing their contract. At the beginning of the song, it sounded so awesome. Gayoon starts off the song slowly and then we move on to Hyuna’s part. Hyuna’s lines has been used in the preview so we kind of familiar with her parts. I loved the buildup of the song but the drop was like WTF. While I may be playing this song on repeat, I’m not going to lie, I was disappointed with the dropped. It sounded so out of place when I first heard it. When we saw the second teaser of the music video, I thought the buildup that was used was going to be the chorus…seriously the choreography fit. Overall the song is awesome but if I was rating this on my playlist, I would just give it a 3.5 stars our of 5 mainly because the chorus wasn’t my favorite.
So I love each looks the girls were given in the music video. We start off with Gayoon in her bride outfit (picture above) in a garden of roses. We also get to see her wearing all black, I wonder if this represents the beginning and the end of the relationship. Then we moved on to Hyuna in the desert looking awesome in her sunglasses. On a side note, I feel like Hyuna and Jessie from Lucky J bought their glasses from the same shop. In the music video No Love by Lucky J, I feel like Jessie was like, “Here you can borrow Unnie’s glasses.” Then we moved onto Leader Jihyun’s part where she is trapped in the middle of a bunch of yarn. There is so many representations in this music video. You can think of it as a heart or maybe that she is trapped inside…and Jihyun…you look beautiful throughout this music video. We moved on to youngest scenes where she is breaking it down in the buildup. Next we moved onto to the chorus. Now while I wasn’t too happy with the chorus, I will say the parts filmed for it was well done. When you asked people what does red present, they may say love or anger to represent that emotion.
Next we moved on to Jiyoon looking fierce in her outfit. I love her look (including the curly hair…maybe it’s because I’m getting closer to my 30’s that “older hairstyles” look good to me). We then go back to Jihyun who looks like an angelic doll. That was the best look ever for Jihyun. Seriously, I’m find myself watching her more than my bias (who is Hyuna). Gayoon sings the build up and we see her in red and as well as black and white. I like how they used a white background but put the X’s in red. We then bring the song back down with the girls posing by the car before it focuses on Hyuna for the buildup. I like how the girls’ clothes was baggy in the last scene but still was able to rock it. I’m happy that iTunes (US Store) actually had the 4Minute able in the store…normally it takes a month or more to get CUBE releases. I will totally be checking out their mini album since I loved the other previews. Support 4Minute by buying the album at YesAsia or download it digitally through iTunes.
Filed under: 4Minute, Big Bang, bts, CUBE, Girls' Generation, Hyuna, Jay Park, vixx, YG Family | Tags: 4Minute, bang bang bang, beautiful liar, Big Bang, BTS, catch me if you can, cl, Crazy, get out of my house, Girls' Generation, hello bitches, HyunA, i need u, if you, Jay Park, kpop, run, vixx lr, you know
So it’s been a while since I’ve posted mainly due to work and going back to school full-time in order to be license. Today I’m bringing you my top favorite K-pop songs of 2015.
10. Get Out of My House (ft. Kwon Jungyeol of 10cm) – Hyuna
Looking back at my playlist, I noticed this song has stayed on my favorites playlist since it was release in August. When I get a new album, I normally add the entire album to my playlist and delete the songs I really don’t listen to after a while. While Hyuna’s comeback this year was great, I found myself listening to this track more than the title. I wish Hyuna had a chance to perform the song more than once.
9. If You – Big Bang
What, a Big Bang song has made it on my list???? Seriously, I have never really been a Big Bang fan and thought they would never catch my attention again (except for G-Dragon cause he’s just awesome) unless they release Fantastic Baby pt 2 (which they basically did). I feel in love with this song on first listen. I love Daesung’s vocals in this song. Dea just coming in strong at the start of the 2nd verse and hearing it live back in October was just splendid!!!!!
8. Catch Me If You Can – Girls’ Generation
Yep you are not seeing things, a Girls’ Generation song has made it into my top faves. Like with Big Bang, never been a Girls’ Generation fan but I like a song here and there. Main issue of never really being a fan was because I didn’t get into them when they debuted and just stuck with the Wonders. Like with Big Bang, I thought they won’t ever release another song that I can really get into like Gee but then Catch Me If You Can was release and it was AWESOME and seeing it live at K-CON NY (along with Gee) was great. I feel like I should be fist bumping in the club when this song comes on.
7. Run – BTS
I recently started getting into BTS back when In the Mood for Love Pt 1. was release. I first came across BTS when War of Hormones was released. Did really pay much attention until I Need U came out. Since them, I have learned who the members are and watch some of their appearances on variety shows. Run had only came out toward the end of November and they just recently ended their promotions so for it to make my top 10 lists within a short period of time is amazing. One thing I learned about BTS, it’s a bias killer. You can have no bias in BTS. Question: Why did V and Jin switch in the lives? V sings normally sings first (check out dance practice) and then Jin but they totally switch when they started to promote the song.
6. Beautiful Liar – Vixx LR
So Vixx’s sub-unit duo Leo and Ravi released a mini-album backed in August. Like with BTS, I have recently started getting to Vixx late in the game. Leo is my favorite with his resting bitch face he always has on. Ravi and Leo vocals together is a good mix. I can only imagine the fanfics this song and MV generated.
5. Crazy – 4Minute
What my favorite girl group came in at number 5? Yep, while Crazy was playing on repeat forever for like a month or two, it was release earlier in the year (February) so it’s natural any new song can take over. This is the 4minute that I know and love. I wish CUBE took advantage of the popularity of song and promoted 4Minute with a new mini-album or extra song release before the end of the year like they did with BEAST but sadly it did not happen. I was also disappointed not seeing 4Minute or any cube artist not going to K-CON 2015.
4. Hello Bi+ches – CL
Yes Bitches, this song is HOT! I was totally digging the song and the dance when it was release. And of course they have Miss Parris choreographing the dance along with the ReQest Crew.
3. You Know (ft. Okasian) – Jay Park
Got to have some R&B on this list. Jay Park…no words can describe him. Him leaving 2PM I feel made him grow as an artist. I could not stop listening to this song (really the whole album) on repeat for a month. One thing I have to complain about, Jay…where the is the dance scene with you and Hyuna? Teasing us with sexiness over-load on the scene and don’t even put it in the MV.
2. I Need U – BTS
This is the song that made me fell in love with BTS. Of course I saw the MV and I was like…what the hell does it have to do with the song but seeing the song live made me love the song. I think I was playing the hell out of this song from May (since I’m always slow discovering new things lol) until about September. The remix that was perform at the Melon Music Awards…I want it.
#1 Bang Bang Bang – Big Bang
So this was basically was Fantastic Baby Pt 2. When I first saw this song, I was like I “I totally need to see this live!” and it was worth seeing live. This was like THE SONG of the year. I think what made it great was the beat and how easy it was to sing along. If you have a chance to Big Bang live, go because they won’t disappoint you. Traveling to see your favorite K-POP idol is worth it.
Filed under: 4Minute, Hyuna | Tags: 4Minute, Because I'm The Best, CUBE, cube entertainment, HyunA, kpop, roll deep
So CUBE Entertainment has release another version to Hyuna’s comeback single Because I’m the Best (Roll Deep). When I was first watching it, I kept wondering what the hell was different compare to the first one. Let me sum it up for you, Booty Shots! Basically we are getting more booty shots in this music video. One angle we do get a crotch shot and one of Hyuna just basically squeezing her chest. Check out the music video above and support the artist.
Filed under: 4Minute, Hyuna | Tags: 4Minute, a+, Because I'm The Best, BTOB, Comeback, hwasa, HyunA, ice ice, ilhoon, kpop
Hyuna has released the music video to her title track Because I’m the Best featuring BTOB Ilhoon. I am so excited that Hyuna is back with a solo album release and have already pre-order my copy since CUBE takes FOREVER to upload any of their artist in US iTunes store.
Before the music video release, Hyuna performed the title track along with another song Ice Ice with Hwasa. Now…I will say this, I’m feeling Ice Ice more than the title track. On the original track, Hwasa isn’t actually included, it is featuring Ji-dam instead…which sucks because I was totally loving the pair on stage.
In the beginning of the music video, Hyuna has a blue-green hair going on and I totally love the look on her. I wish she would keep that hair style for her promotion period. So the first trailer we saw for Hyuna’s comeback….where the hell did those scenes go? Was more of a teaser for the photobook included with the physical copy of the album? Anyways…check out the music video below. And pre-order your physical copy of Hyuna’s new album at YesAsia.
CUBE Entertainment release an audio teaser to Hyuna’s upcoming mini album. From the teasers, I’m totally feeling that intro. Which track is your favorite? Check it out below.
So the first music video I ever saw of BTS (Bangtan Boys) was War of Hormones and that was through another youtuber’s reaction. I loved the song but the only thing of BTS I really checked out was their live performances for the song. Months I came across BTS’s dance performance video. Now…I’m a sucker for dance videos because I always find myself attracted to either the weird one of the group or the dancer (both guy and girl groups). So I subscribed to their channel and when I Need U came out…it did not disappoint. Since I haven’t really checked out their Japanese stuff…because usually I don’t like when Kpop groups re-make their song (unless it’s a good re-make and it flows e.g.: Mirotic). BTS’s For You is an adorable song and I’m glad after 3 re-makes, they have an original song for the Japanese fans. Now…I’m like 2 months behind this release but then again, I been actually going to live concerts for once. Just got to save the funds for some serious east coast travel.
Check out the music video below.
I just got to say…Rap Monster….you do love working at gas stations. In the music video I Need U, he was working at a gas station. You just need to leave that industry alone because you went from cash thrown on the ground to trash…something is not working for ya lol.
So I recently started to get into VIXX when they released Error earlier this year and Leo instantly became my bias in the group. VIXXX’s subunit LR (Leo & Ravi) recently release the music video to their title track: Beautiful Liar and OMG…I’m already imaging the fanfics of this pairing already. Go check out the music video down below and experiencing the feelz…….
So I meant to post this yesterday hoping I would have my physical copy of the album but oh well. February is a time of love and what better way to express some love than for my favorite Korean Girl Group 4Minute.
This is the 4Minute that I feel in love with. Not to say the previous singles where bad but it didn’t have that “repeat value” as their previous songs have. I feel like 4Minute lost their touch after Volume Up Era. I’m so glad they did 180° on us and came back with a new image. While I do love some of the songs Brave Brothers pump out with other idols group, I thought using them twice was just meh and wasn’t really their style. I’m very satisfy with the album and enjoyed all the songs. It was nice of CUBE to make previews of these songs using clips. I would have love for Tickle Tickle Tickle to be a Music Video when they made a preview of it.
Also guys, I do have more reviews coming soon, I just got caught with work and school but look forward to a Rurouni Kenshin and Babymetal Review.