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[Review] NATURE complimenting their own appearance

Relatively new, and relatively unstable group that is NATURE release their comeback a week ago with the titled “I’m so Pretty”. As you might have guess, it’s a self loving song.

NATURE is a group that debuted around a year ago under the small entertainment company named CH Entertainment. The company is run by a former SM Executive, clearly trying to pull a “Big Hit Entertainment” kind of move since the CEO there is a former JYP executive.

Even though it has only been a year, NATURE has gone through major “seasonal” changes (HA GET IT NATURE, SEASON? It fell flat). They were slated to debut as a nine member squad, but one of them drop out just after the debut song of “Allegro Cantabile” cause she found out she doesn’t speak jargon. Heck that song isn’t even an original, it’s a remake of an anime song that was sung before, the group just added dance moves to it. Shortly after they added a new member making it 9 before their second single drop, but with this release it’s back to 8 members because one of them is focusing on her studies instead.

Anyways in “I’m so pretty” NATURE decides to ditch the cute concept to go for a more girl crush hybrid throughout the music video. The choreograph is not strong at all throughout the song, but I do like the chorus part. It’s catchy and it’s upbeat the rest of the song is more of a repeat of “lipstick” and “lip balm” but I do like that it isn’t overly ageyo (acting and sounding cute. Kind of hypocritical of me being a TWICE fan). I do apprieciate that is Bubblegum Pop, which barely anyone do these days in favor for “electric” which confers a certain strength to the over all song. Bubblegum likewise confer a more soft-ness to the music which is rarely seen these days so I apprieciate that factor. It breaks away from the trend and overall the song isn’t too bad since this summer haven’t seen a lot of true bubble gum pop.

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[Review] Ailee shows she can be the life of the party with “Room Shaker”

“STEP ASIDE CHUNGHA IT’S TIME I SHOW YOU HOW IT’S DONE”

Ailee, or Amy Lee in her American name because she was born in the mountainous state that is Colorado, is a second generation Kpop idol. Unlike others who usually are put into a group before they pursue solo singing, she debuted AS a soloist. While nowhere near the level of IU (BTS’s Jung Kook huge crush) or BoA, she has made a name for herself as well. Now I know her as the OST lady, she’s a very popular pick to sing Korean Drama soundtracks. She has sung in popular dramas such as “Secret Love”, “Fated to Love You” and “Goblin”. All of those songs if you do wish to check it out are Tears Stole the Heart, Goodbye My Love, and I Will go to you like the first snow.

Those songs have created the image in my mind as Ailee being a soft singer. Even her most successful single release like “Heaven” (confession the only one of her singles I have listen too) has that lullabic soft tune to it. A ballad, yeah that right, Ailee seem to be a ballad singer more than “powerful pop”. Like if she was in a modern group, I would think she’s a member of GFriend pre-Fever. Until now, wow every body trying to shatter their image in music…..

I must say totally unexpected. Now I don’t like the song, I think “Room Shaker” is just not my vibe although I would see myself listen to it at a party dancing wildly. The song just comes off at too electric for me, with too much colors and distraction, kind of like Somi’s Birthday. Also another thing I have against this song is its failure to utilize Ailee strong vocals, and the best moment of the song for me is actually when Ailee actually sings before the first “Room Shaker”. Elsewhere when she raps (rap line can be found multiple times throughout the song), I just feel that was just I don’t know kind of wrong. Although I’ll give it that she’s a better rapper than I thought- goes to show Ailee pleothra of skills- it’s not that good. It’s probably better than the average “Idol Rappers” but maybe I’m too influence by Western rappers to frame Ailee in a eastern frame when it comes to rapping. Maybe if the song spend less time making Ailee sing “Room Shaker” and utlize her high notes more, the experience would have been better.

It’s not THAT bad of a song, espcially to me who thought that she can only sing in Ballads and soft tune songs. “Room Shaker” is a powerful counter example to that image. Although it’s not done quite correctly as I would like it, but hey Ailee can rock an electric “girl crush” esque song and that itself is impressive.

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[Review] GFriend wants you to catch a “FEVER” this season!

Want to know more about the girl group GFriend? Head over to our KPop-Biographies (only BTS, Blackpink, GFriend and Girl’s Day have been completed)

The second big hitter has arrived on the stage this summer. After Red Velvet disappointing roller coaster ride that was “Zimzalabim”, I was looking for a smooth merry go around with cheery lights. So I decided to board the merry go around that is GFriend “Fever”. You know the GFriend part of this amusement park that is Summer Releases is usually the very tamed. From “Rough” to this year’s “Sunrise”, the group of KIDDIES have always stuck to their “classical innocent” concept. All their songs have that soft lullabic music along with intricate but “conservative” dance moves. So here I was on this merry go around when the operator tells me to strap in. “Well isn’t this weird” I thought. It’s a carousel what so hard about staying on top of the horsie??? But then I thought, “hey maybe they improved this merry go around, maybe the horse does some rocking motion now??!!” so I did what I was told. Suddenly the cheery lights shut off and everything was dark. Then an ominous voice appear over the speaker.

“Welcome to…… FEVER!!!! Enjoy the ride WAHAHAHAHAHAA”

The ground gave way and me and my horsie was falling like 40 feet into a dark abyss so fast. THen it would stop just before it hit rock bottom, and then it went up and then down. Even sprinkle in a little heehaw along the way. This merry-go-around X roller coaster ride lasted throughout the entire 3-4 minutes…… So much so that I had to look away at times and close my eyes….

Look don’t get me wrong, in the end I thought that horsie ride was pretty fun. Just like how I actually like the song. I really do, I think it’s the best of the summer releases so far (although “Uh Oh” by G-IDLE really has been growing on me when I don’t look at the lyrics and just pretend they are singing some deep shiz). I like the beat, espcially in the chorus part it sounds really like old western pop that used to be on the radio until all raps took over and not eve good rap songs, no f**** “Old Town Road”. I for do think that this does fit a summer song, like I would play this song on a beach with a beautiful sunset in the background. I apprieciate the chorus, it’s more modern moves then the usual conservative style although there are some classic little GFriend choreograph in there like the “person reveal” move (that’s not what it’s call but THAT IS WHAT I AM CALLING IT) where all of them line up in single file and then the first person reveal the second with hand wave and so on.

What keeps me from fully embracing this song is it doesn’t sound like GFriend. It sounds like some other group made it and sung it. It doesn’t have the hard high notes that Yuju usually is there to hit, it doesn’t have that ballad lullabic music that I am so used to listening to GFriend song. Also the music video and the modern dance moves (which ok I was a little fine with) shatter GFriend image as innocent group. SHOULDERS NOONAS???? OH NO SHOWING STOMACH??? WEARING BLACK SHINY PANTS?? NO I NEED COMPLETE COMPLETE COVER UP FROM FEET TO TOE, YOU DON’T SEE ME GOING INTO PUBLIC HALF NAKED. THERE’S A TIME AND PLACE FOR SHOWING STOMACH AND THAT IS AT THE BEACH 🙂 :).

To put my reaction in an analogy, I am the italian couple in “Italian Restaurant” a skit by SNL. In the skit three couples are offer a pasta dish, and all three of them really enjoy it. Beforehand they were told that this pasta dish came from a famous italian restaurant but towards the end of the skit the host reveals that this pasta was actually from Pizza Hut. Although all three couples were suprise, everyone beside the italian couple was happy and said “well dang I’m gonna go buy this from pizza hut again then”. The italian couple freak out because they were enjoying PASTA FROM PIZZA HUT, NOT EVEN FROM PAPA JOHNS! The couple then spend the rest of the skit lamblasting the host saying he was a fraud and a con, forgetting that they actually enjoy the dish. That’s totally me right now, I sincerely enjoy the song I just can’t believe it’s from GFriend and base upon that fact, I have some assumptions about the group and how their songs should be. I enjoy the steak guys, I just can’t believe you told me in the end it was made out of horse meat.

Maybe I was foolish to in my assumptions of GFriend. Like Tom who also foolishly assume that a small bomb was harmless. Both me and Tom proceeded to get blow up in the face.

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[Review] x-F(Sulli) finally return to music with the release of “Goblin”

Wow look it’s the EX-F(x) member, Sulli releasing her first single (miss yoga practioner F(Luna) what are you doing…). What’s hilarious about this release is she once said, way back in 2014 when she quit f(x), that she hated singing and the “idol” life. Sulli decided to make forrays into acting instead but many fans pointed out she was already lazing around during F(x) performances (much like Black Pink’s Jennie nowadays) beforehand.

In addition to that, at the time Sulli was in a relationship with a 15 year old celebrity guy named Choiza, when she was only 19-20 years old. Before all of this, Sulli was very well liked by netizens as F(x) was a big-ish girl group back in Generation 2 of KPop. She was basically the face of her group, and this can be clearly seen as her music video got already 2 million views in 2 days although her ex-fellow band mate Luna (who has one if not the best voice in all of KPop over Taeyeon the Great) has literally 757 K views on her music video even though it was released months ago.

“Goblin” is a nice song with a cheery tune as it tackles a mental health issue known as “disassociation” (it’s literally in the introduction of the video). The lyrics basically tells how this girl is struggling with her life, most of the time she’s struggling with her dissociation disorder (it’s when someone feels like they are not in control of their body and is trap inside) and I guess she’s afraid to tell that to her singnificant other? What I really like about the song is the little ringing sound like throughout the chorus. It really reminds me of an antique shop that has those little bells on the door that makes that sound when you open it to notify the shop owner that a client has entered? This was before a CAMERA of course, and maybe that sound is on purpose for the music about dissociation. I don’t have any other hits to base this single off of, so I will just go that while it’s nothing special, it’s alright. It’s remarkably different from F(x)’s heavy electric pop style I must say.

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[Review] Will LANA (del Ray) experience some Summertime Sadness?

“YOUR DANCE IS NOT MY CULTURE”
“GO HOME WHITE-TY!”
“STOP APPROPRIATING MY CULTURE”

So ahem although not hearsay, this is basically what Korean netcitizens who are deep into KPop are saying right now. A new female solo artist just debuted from HICC Entertainment (which is relatively unknown agency) and her stage name is LANA. The problem with this newbie, is that she’s white. YES YOU HEARD IT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, don’t get the Koreans wrong they love themselves some white people espcially in KPop as this graphic will show you…..

BUT WHAT THE KOREANS HATE??? PEOPLE WHO DON’T NEED MAKEUP TO BECOME WHITE PEOPLE!!!!

Koreans:WHAT A DESPICABLE HUMAN BEING! OH “LANA” WAS IT? WOW, APPROPRIATING OUR CULTURE!
Lana: But you are practically doing whiteface…
Koreans: HEY SHUT THE EFF UP. THOSE PEOPLE UP THERE ARE FROM TOP NOTCH GROUPS
Lana: But CL said she loves Hip Hop and R&B and tells how she’s so in tune with black culture….
Koreans: DO YOU KNOW WHO QUEEN MOTHERFREAKING CL IS?? HOW CAN YOU INVOKE THE ANTAGONISTIC QUEEN AND 2NE1
Lana: Hey didn’t Lee Jung Hyun stole Techno music from the black people of Detroit?
Koreans: Robin Hood stole too. What’s your point???
Lana: At least he stole from the rich, not the bankrupted

Sorry city of Detroit, but here’s some $$$$…… TO BAIL YOURSELF OUT

Yes that’s right, self-proclaimed Koreaboo (a person who loves korean culture) just recently fulfill her dreams of becoming an idol by debuting her solo “Take the Wheel” on M Countdown.

Already she’s getting a lot of hate, even on youtube! That video that I just show you has 6.3 K dislikes to only 14K likes. The ratio between likes and dislikes is literally higher than a lot of music videos from Korean groups in recent memories. Even Somi terrible “Birthday” party has a higher likes:dislikes ratio. She’s not getting hate for being a foreigner oh no! KPop has many foreigners like from China, Taiwan (Tzuyu from TWICE), Japan (PLENTY OF FOLKS), Thailand (Lisa from Blackpink), USA (Do Young from NCT 127), and even CANADA (Wendy from Red Velvet, SOMI from IOI). Unfortunately, they were all asians or at least half asians. Lana has no trace of asianatic blood, she’s getting hate for basically for being white. To be honest I can barely tell the difference between her picture with the people above, I’m just saying.

Hey commentor #1, hey Mr. do you even listen to Kpop? VOCALS ARE A NECESSITY NOT A MUST, espcially in Generation 3! TWICE HAS AWFUL VOCALS (no offense, I am a TWICE fans but I’m gonna lay it straight), BLACKPINK SUCKS AT VOCALS (literally the only stable one is dog-eating noona Jisoo!). BTS? MEH! Red Velvet, Mamamoo, GFriend? Respectable. I mean yes I view the video, she doesn’t have the best vocals but come on it’s literally her first appearance. Also Cat Person, uh….. What’s WHITE MEDIOCRACY??? WHAT?? I mean you can reverse the argument on its head, there are a ton of asians who debuted who are supposedly only there in the group for “looks” (all visual members of ALL GROUPS get accuse of this by ahem HATERS) and there are others who work hard and has better dance moves and vocals and never debut. It’s really just luck, I don’t understand…. ALL RACES HAVE “Mediocracy”. Sure Lana isn’t THE BEST, but she WILL be struggling to make it in this industry just because she is debuting with a relatively UNKNOWN agency and really all this hate will probably make sure she never makes it anywhere. Clap clap clap now….

An open letter to Vietnamese people. What the FUC are you guys doing?? THERE’S NO VIET TRAINEES WHAT IS THIS!!!??? COME ON, EVEN A WHITE PERSON GOT HERE? I get KPop is Korean Culture, but hey WHY DON’T YOU GUYS PIGGY BACK OFF OF THEM. Aren’t you guys supposedly “the 4th most powerful country” in Asia??? EVEN PHILLIPINES ARE BETTER ECONOMICALLY NOW! THAILAND! FREAKING THAILAND HAS PEOPLE IN KPOP REMEBER THE DAYS YOU GUYS COULD TOTALLY CRUSH THAILAND. I’m sick and tired of EVERYTIME a white person be like, OH YES VIETNAM OH I LOVE PHO!!!! AND THEY PRONOUNCE IT WRONG, I WANT TO SLAP THEM WITH A POLE, CAUSE THEY ARE MY FOE, WHEN THEY SAY PHO. Or, oh yes VIETNAM WAR! JUNGLES!! Vietnam, where the number one export is Pho and Vietnam War.What happen to that female dancer on Stage K??? Huh….

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[Review] “Uh Oh” -(G)I-DLE goes into dangerous territory

Cube Entertainment’s G-IDLE, a group that is vying for “Korea NEXT TOP GIRL GROUP”, finally places a risky bet with their newest song “Uh Oh”.

First, I would like to congratualate them for this music. It’s a really risky experiment since no girl group in recent memories have ever went for pure “rap hip hop” vibes before. Even as the music begins they are invoking the hip hop mood with “old footage” filter and the “record squeaking sound”. Even the way they dress is old fashion, in jeans and jeans jacket. Clearly PANDERING TO WESTERN AUDIENCE, because I do not THINK such image exist in KOREA back in the 1980’s-1990’s. Now I know a lot of KPop music draw influence from hip-hop, but going full on hip hop is just a tad different. Hip Hop is black music known for it’s vibrant beat, AND what makes the genre stand out is the deep lyrics that is usually reflective of the author life experiences. Rhythm and Blues was generally emotions within the instruments and the melody, hip hop added another dimension by having spoken words. G-IDLE new song only fulfill ONE criteria, and that is vibrant beat. The lyrics are NONE OF THE MEMBER PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, or even if it is it didn’t feel personal cause it’s too general. It was basically a girl crush song (oh you are like everybody else, what do you want with me. Same old same old) but instead of the usual beat, it is hip hop all the way through. I would have prefer if you just went with regular “girl crush” pop beat if you are not going to try and waddle a little bit deep into finding yourself and expressing it in a song. Maybe I’m too much of a purist when it comes to genres, I just can’t bring myself to liking the song although I do like the retro hip hop beats.

This is a risky move, and I really want to applaud them for that. Not only because so many big groups are about to come back (Prepare for GFriend Fever), but this is just have never been done before recently by any girl group. It definitely stand out of the pack and probably of this summer entire KPop releases. Instead of being the black sheep or a dark horse, this song seem to put a target on it self in a hunting range instead……

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[Review] IOI’s Chungha comeback “SNAPPING” at the competition

1) Chungha’s Snapping

AHHH ISN’T IT EX-IOI member Chungha entering the summer KPop music making craze? First though I would like to give a shout out to Chungha-noona cause out of all IOI members, nobody expected her to actually have a solo career right after IOI (she even said she didn’t want to go solo). I mean she wasn’t even the two most popular member in IOI, that title goes to 100-year-old Somi (everyday is my BIRTHDAY!!!!) and Sejeong. Anyways her latest comeback is “Snapping”…..

It’s catchy, it’s bouncy and let me just say it’s quite SLAPPING. I LIKE IT, OTHERS LIKE IT, HECK EVEN THANOS LIKE IT! Unlike Somi’s Birthday, I love Chungha music video because it’s not distracting. It’s not electro (which is a plus too much electro these days). As I have stated with Somi, there was too many colors, too many concepts present in her videos, unlike Chungha. Sure she was flank by many many backup dancers, but it was always focus on her. She actually SHOWCASE her dance moves in this music video and although the moves might not have been impressive, her presence was dominant throughout. The music was quite catchy, although Snapping itself is already a catchy title, espcially the chorus part, the beat was jumpy and the lead up to it was pretty good. While the song may not have hard notes to put Chungha’s vocals to the test, if there’s ONE thing I have learn throughout my KPop listening career, vocals are more of a necessity than a need. IOI’s Chungha still have a long way to go to establish some prominence as a solo female artist to the likes of Wonder Girl’s Sunmi, or even the current ruler IU (which might not even be as big as “One Woman Army” BoA).

2) Purplebeck Debut

Wow, you know what I have miss MANY MANY new rookie group debut songs like Cherry Bullet, ITZY, BVNDIT, EVERGLOW, or 3EYE BUT I WON’T MISS THIS ONE. So the latest girl group to come out is Purplebeck from Majesty Entertainment, a agency so small it doesn’t even have a Wikipedia Page.

The lineup is pretty “old” for a group that is form in this year, I mean they are all older than me! Sadly, their concept is again girl crush, seriously KPop industry can you just bring sexy back already (although I hate that concept….) but their music video I guess is a hint of sexy? It’s an empowerment song, with the lyrics basically saying “I’ll do whatever I want no matter what people say”. I would sound more excited if ITZY literally didn’t just WRITE THE EXACT SAME FUC$$$$ thing with “Dalla Dalla”. I guess it’s not fair to expect Purplebeck to be unique out of the gate, I mean they are coming from a tiny agency it’s a smart move if their follow the trend of the KPop industry right now. The song itself is ok, kinda electric, but there’s not really any “catchy” line. The chorus part is fine but it is evident that the group still have a long ardous road ahead of them. As I peer into their crystal ball, I see that they might not be successful at all base on pure statistics at all. Then again, my readings are not always 100% correct.

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[Review] TWICE gets the Girl Crush done right

Well I did a lot of catchup listening wise, to the latest comebacks/new kpop songs that I totally miss out on. Let’s just do a quick run through with each starting with my favorite….

1) TWICE

First it’s a pair of songs “Happy”, and “Breakthrough”. This is a japanese comeback, which mean that you won’t see it winning korean music shows soon. Basically how this Japan game works is once a group is big enough or last for a sufficient amount of time, they sign with a Japanese music producer agency and then their music is produce. So it’s the same for most Western bands, they might sign in other countries and make music there. Except even though it is the same band making music, the “track” are usually different. Sometimes even the concept is different because something might work in Korea but not in a more traditionalist Japan unlike Western Band they just usually go with the same flow with their music.

Anyways…..I LOVE IT! BOTH OF THEM! I just love the two contrasting concept in the two different singles YET YET it’s neat that the music video seem to tie the two different songs together (did you notice that the same door introduction is use in “Breakthrough” as in “Happy Happy” where the doors are darker color in Breakthrough signifying a mature song? Like that touch). These two singles really answer for me the question posed after “Fancy You” EP back in March. TWICE will continue to be cute, cheery, and “Happy Happy” but there is a “breakthrough” in their mature image too. I couldn’t stomach “Fancy” at first because it seem like a sudden 180 degree from EVERYTHING that TWICE stood for. TWICE is known for its cute concept, but “Fancy” set the tone to mature, almost girl-crush/independent woman streak. I am fine with that, but it was too sudden from what I have come to expect that left me wondering if they were now going to do a complete shift to what it seems like even BABIES are doing these day “the girl crush/independent woman” concept? On that note somebody should bring sexy back. There has not been a “sexy” concept group since uh forever. I wouldn’t watch any of the said group music videos but it would be nice to see difference/take a break from the endless arrays of independent-girl-crush these days.

Anyways with the two singles, one is obviously more mature image than the other. “Breakthrough” seem to continue the trend the Korean release “Fancy”. In “Fancy” there were attempts from the group members to portray themselves as “still cute” with bright colors and like swings in some scenes. Not in “Breakthrough”, it’s black dresses and white dresses all the way on this one mostly black dresses though. Also I feel like the props and dresses aside, the dances and lyrics in “Fancy” was different from what you were seeing on screen as I have said “…..the video was girl crush-ish, but the lyrics was cute-ish concept.” . But this sort of inconsistancy wasn’t found in “Breakthrough”, it was an empowerment song about how you can still keep going even if the tunnel ahead seem dark. I wouldn’t say it’s deep lyrics, but at least you can relate to it. It wasn’t just “ooooh you can do it, oooh don’t give up” half the song was like “oh I compared myself to others and I feel like jumping out the window” but then “HANG IN THERE”. Like the beat, although the enunciation on “breakthrough” leaves a lot of room for improvement :). I like how although there was some “electric” sounds, it wasn’t overuse as with many other groups so far (ahem like CLC’s Me). I LOVE IT, if you going for this mature concept totally fine, but it got to flow dance moves, lyrics, and prop-wise which I think “Breakthrough” achieve and not really “Fancy”. Of course there’s still some work required, but like achieving this much in 3 months is already impressive. I have been slacking so much these past three months.

Breakthrough

The next song, is the cheery one (actually this is consider the 4th single, while the other above is the 5th single). “Happy Happy” has it all, the secret formula that almost ALL TWICE songs has use to become the top girl group. It has the upbeat music (THANK YOU NO ELECTRIC), the props, the lyrics is about love. It’s generic compared to their other songs, but “Happy Happy” does show case more jumping and playing around than structured dancing. WHICH IS ACTUALLY PERFECT, it put a smile on my face even though I have NO IDEA what the noonas are singing (hey but I know the english “Happy Happy” at least!). Happiness is infectious, and needless to say I was infected. TWICE was just doing what they thought made them happy (although I don’t know if all of them likes fishing but then again JAPAN IS A BUNCH OF FISHERS!) jumping around hanging out with each other. What can I say, song like these work!

Happy Happy

Overall I like botht the two comebacks, it demostrate that TWICE hasn’t lose its roots, but that doesn’t mean they can’t grow from it.

2) TVXQ Yunho’s “Follow” and Super Junior Yesung’s “Pink Magic”

It’s a debut album “True Colors” for HIGH LORD Yunho but third album for Yesung already.

“Follow” has made some grounds in sale, which all speak to the High Lord powers. I think it has already sold 100K (lol it might be 10K) in album sales. The song is cool, it’s missing a little Changmin in it :). The song itself doesn’t seem to be a complete turn of what TVXQ was doing, except this is just High Lord Yunho doing it on his own. Nice dancing sir, those doesn’t look complicated but the speed he pulls them off at is actually impressive. It isn’t bad I got to say, I don’t like it as much because I never quite bought into TVXQ songs in the first place (except for Mirotic). The music video looks like it contains deep messages with the faceless motorcycles just standing and circling him, but I’m afraid to bring contemporary American life to interpret the messages which might be totally off from South Korean life atmosphere right now.

“Follow”

Yesung song is cute and bright unlike High Lord’s. “Pink Magic” is generic though, but it’s neat that it’s him and one girl kind of like his band mate Kyuhyun single although his has more actions. I like the song name, how the colors of love even though it’s a song by a MEN, is feminine using pink instead of red. Breaking gender norms, pretty neat! It’s OK overall, but I unironically prefer High Lord song over this one.

“Pink Magic”

3) Izone’s “Buenos Aires”, Somi’s “Birthday” and SF9

I already review Somi “Birthday” in this post so I am not going to do it again. It’s time to head over to Argentina, Buenos Aires for Izone comeback. Now Izone is a huge-member band and was form from Producer 48 (third season of Producer 101). I know of Izone love to sing about places they probably visited for limited amount of time and add in French words now and there for some weird reason (is one member french or something??) which is the whole theme of the verse to Buenos Aires. The song is about how this guy and this girl are going to take a trip to the magical city that is Buenos Aires and frankly even if Izone have travel there (I don’t doubt it) I rather have the locals sing about it than Izone. Like why can’t you tell me about magical city in Japan or Korea, you know that you guys probably live there for extended amount of time. Also why Buenos Aires, in it there’s barely anything hinted about what is so special about Buenos Aires and why this random girl wants to travel there. Also I DON’T like the French sprinkle in with “Voulez-vous”, I don’t know if Buenos Aires speaks French mostly, all I know is that it’s in Argentina I think adding SPAINISH would have been way more appriopriate.

The music is fine, the dance move is fine but I just don’t vibe with this song. I don’t know why, maybe it’s just a weird location they chose to sing about that makes no sense. The song doesn’t even want to make me travel to Buenos Aires! I hope there’s no Buenos Aires, Korea or Buenos Aires, Japan or something or else the points I’m totally screwed.

San De Janeiro/ I MEAN BUENOS AIRES

Now it’s time to roll over to SF9’s RPM which feels like “Ready Player One” theme music video with all the supposedly advance looks-like-gaming-tech. Sounds alright, although the beat drop is kind of weird? Here there’s a more indepth review into this song. I don’t know much about SF9 to cover them or give them the adequate treatment.

“Rotations Per Minute”

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