After some teasers and photos, this Korean girl group finally released the music video of their latest song, I GOT A BOY. It’s so…hip hop style; the song, the dance, the outfit, the hairstyle… It’s actually nice, after watching/listening several times, but my first impression is that it’s kind of all over the place and overwhelming. I don’t know how to explain it… the beat is like jumping around between fast and slow. Well, check out for yourself:
Korean girl group Kara is back with their latest song called Pandora. I read it somewhere that what they refer to as Pandora is a Goddess whose beauty enthrals other Gods/Goddesses. Therefore, Kara girls hope to captivate the audience’s interest with their charm and beauty as well. I kinda disappointed at that shallow notion, but maybe actually Pandora holds a deeper meaning that they don’t want to share? Who knows…
I first heard Sunny Hill when three of the ladies appeared in Narsha’s Mammamia. I didn’t pay much attention because they didn’t really stand out. Then about four months ago, I was checking out the K-Pop chart on YouTube when I saw Sunny Hill’s Grasshopper song on the chart. Not only the title of the song is catchy, the MV seems interesting as well. I checked out the MV — which turned out awesome, and from there I discovered two more songs from Sunny Hill: Midnight Circus and Pray. They both are awesome as well.
One thing is for sure: you’ll find “ring-a-ring-a-ring” get stuck in your head pretty quickly after you hear this song. That’s what happens to my brother (and he doesn’t like it–he’s a hardcore fans–LOL)
Apart from that, I like the message of this song: wake up from your routines and have fun now and then. Why are people always in a rush, drown in what they have to do, ignoring what they actually want to do? How can they feel alive that way?
When Miss A made their debut with the song Bad Girl Good Girl, I have no idea why the song is such a big hit. But then I started to like them in Breathe, where both song and choreography are funny. I still like them in Goodbye Baby, where the MV promotes women strength.
Recently, Miss A released their fourth project: TOUCH and I am instantly in love with the photo concept. It has this soft velvety feeling that is easy on the eyes, and the girls look gorgeous! However, it takes some time for me to like the song itself (when I first hear it, I think it is weird). After listening to it again and again, I’m finally able to grasp the feeling carried by the song. Check it out yourself:
When Nine Muses made their debut with No Playboy, I dont really care about this group. Sure the song is kinda nice, but Nine Muses were terrible singing it live in their performances. It seemed like they only sold their sexual appeal since they are models. At that time, Nine Muses consisted of 9 girls, just like the name suggests, and many people were comparing them to SNSD/Girls Generation and criticizing them. Since I thought Nine Muses was just another girl group, I didnt make the effort to get to know each of the members.
<No Playboy MV | lyrics>
Then…Nine Muses made a comeback with Figaro and I fell in love with the song instantly. I think their vocal quality has improved a lot. Three members have left the group and one member joined, making the group then only consisted of 7 members. At this point, I can point out two members with fair faces that I adore: Sera and Ae Rin; I can also distinguish their vocal character. Slowly I can point out the other members as well: Lee Sem which always looks elegant and is one of the rappers of the group (the other one is Ae Rin), Eun Ji which has adorable smile, Hyemi the petite one, Minha the youngest (people says she’s the prettiest in the group, but I personally think her face is kind weird) and Hyuna the new girl.
Big Bang is one of the most notable Korean boybands who has gone international. The members are G-Dragon (the leader), TOP, Tae Yang, Dae Sung and Seung Ri. I’ve been a fan since their song Lies captivated me. I think they have a unique style and they are not afraid to explore and experiment with a lot of different styles. Apart from the style, each of the members also has a unique and distinctive vocal from one another which enriches their every song. We can always tell which member sings which part because of this uniqueness. What makes me adore this band more is their English fluency (some other Korean artists I know are poor in this and I can hardly understand what they are saying when they speak/sing in English).
Big Bang’s uniqueness is very apparent, right? 😉
Recently, Big Bang makes a comeback with 3 music videos: Blue, Bad Boy and Fantastic Baby. I personally like Fantastic Baby the most because it’s more up-beat than the other two and it has a lot of energy in it.