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[Review] Heize supports Necrophilia in her lastest release

First of all I would like to say that the title “Produce by SUGA from BTS” gave her a lot of views. I know Heize might have earn that by herself, but no offense that’s highly unlikely to score 3 million youtube views in 3 days espcially when more well known solo acts like BoA’s Feedback or or even Ailee’s Room Shaker didn’t reach that mark in 3 days. Heize never struck me as that big although she has what looks like a few hit songs.

Either I am missing something about Heize or SUGA is hard carrying (he co wrote it anyways). I mean to be fair to the artist “We don’t talk together” is pretty decent talking about Keith Urban and Michael Harvard (or my Youtube automatic caption is just literally mess up) and its music video is very very unique. It’s literally her dancing and making out with a skeleton, I guess it isn’t a CRIME WHEN YOU ARE “FAMOUS”. First how can you even hang out with a skeleton and literally almost kiss the thing, I have a innate fear against skeleton, I refuse to step into any bio lab or even anatomy lab that has a skeleton, that means I refuse to step into any bio lab and anatomy lab. I despise skeleton, they look creepy and its NOT FAIR THAT A DOCTOR HAVE TO SPEND SO MUCH TIME WITH THEM. The only song I have ever listen to Heize is a duet between her and JYP in “Regrets”. That itself was a slow moving ballad type song, so I wasn’t too surprise to find out that Heize I guess like this concept. The song is EDM, but its soft and pleasant sounding. Although its generic in that typical EDM sound, it works. It was suprising to see Heize singing though, she was an underground rapper before debuting so I was half expecting her to drop some purely electric beat like Ailee. The message is deep-ish, it’s apparently NOT ABOUT KEITH URBAN, it’s about not letting go of the past. Heize acts as a woman who’s obsessing and trap in her past memory with a lover (either an EX lover or an EX-Life lover) who’s shown by a skeleton except for when the rap part drop the lover face is revealed. No it’s not Suga even though he is a rapper among BTS crew.

Props to Suga production, the music video fits with the lyrics. It flows well, and the scene from the house espcially looks “homely” as “homely” gets when you canooling with a skeleton. It’s not crazy, allowing Heize to shine through not too much noise. Maybe Suga future solo career should just be producing, I mean in on Heize songs literally the top 5 comment, 2 of them mention Suga like guys come on.

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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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