Saturday, October 27, 2012

Don't Stop B.A.P.

Babies the wait is finally over!Not so long after their 'Crash' performances ended, B.A.P. made their return with their 3rd single album 'Stop It' which is also the title track. Although the photo jackets and the mv teaser made us believe that will be back with a more masculine side like 'Warrior' era, 'Stop It' moves in the same beat and image as 'Crash' did. Which is not bad since our six boys know how to be cute and show their sexy side as well.
I like that the mv has a storyline. Bang Yong Guk plays the role of a guy who falls in love with a girl but after a car accident he dies. He starts following the girl who can't see him (or can she?) and since he hasn't have a chance to be with her, he makes sure that neither his other members will have. It's nice to see the members acting and interacting with each other. It gives us the chance to see a different side of them.
Also with this album and mv they are back to blonde!They started as a six blonde warrior guys who wanted to be known for their vocals and their hard work. Now that they have accomplished their goal, they came back as a six blonde cute guys who didn't forget their roots. Say image, differnet type of song. They are B.A.P. and they know how to make us craving for more!

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Blockbuster comeback

The truth is that I don't really know Block B. The only song I know is NalinA, an upbeat dance song, which I like a lot. I think though that I will learn more about this group since they made their comeback with their first full length album 'Blockbuster'.
Block B made their return with the song 'Nillili Mambo'. Let me just say that the song is spectacular. It got me hooked up instantly and as it goes on it only gets better and better. The song has a hip hop beat combined with cool orchestra sounds which make it so addictive. I love the pirate vibe that both the mv and song have. In the mv you can see the pirate theme all over the place through the scenery, the costumes, the style and the members' attitude. The storyline is creative and hilarious as the boys play a hide and seek game, since they have stolen something and are trying not to get caught. Although there isn't a choreography in the mv, the hands and body movement that they do near the end is exactly what would match the whole theme. But they save the best part for the end. When the music stops the mv continues where you can see the members opening the last briefcase but unforunately they see that it's empty. Then the leader takes the gun and threatens the members who are frightened and scream like little girls. The perfect way to end it.

One other thing that you have to do besides watching their mv is to listen their new album. Seriously all the songs are amazing and shows the hard work that Block B did to give their fans a decent album and comeback. So listen to 'Mental Breaker', 'Movie's Over', 'Romantically', 'No Joke' and prepare for this month because as BBC calls it it's gonna be a Blocktober!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Toxic duo

TnC Entertainment introduced their new Indie group Toxic with the debut song 'Lonely'. I admit that I fell in love with them as soon as I saw the 32 seconds teaser and my love turned to obsession when I saw the full mv.
Clearly different from the other bands that debuted, as they have a more rock and electronica sound, Toxic immediately gain your attention. The two members Kim Seul Ong (drums) and Kim Jung Woo (guitar) shows how good they are creating unique sounds combined with their strong vocals. The mv is simple seeing them in black and white rooms with the addition of little details. Personally I like the painting on the Jung Woo's guitar. The song is a blast. It starts with a low melody, which gives you the opportunity to listen their awesome voices, and as it goes on the beat is getting stronger as the drums appear. The climax of the mv and the song though is probably their solo where you can see both of them giving their best in their department each. Also the power of their song is able to destroy everything gets in the way.

Their debut mini album 'First Bridge' consists of six tracks, 'Get out', 'Lonely', 'Sick Of It', 'No More', 'Get Out' (remix) and 'Lonely' (instr.) where you can listen more of these talented boys. They also release 'No More' to the audience as a mini preview of the song 'Get Out' to get a little more taste. Listening to 'No More' you will understand that this duo came to stay and they are not going anywhere. Lucky us!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Lunafly has fallen from the sky

This year's rookie boy groups make their debut following two different but usual patterns. Either they will introduced as a hardcore, hip hop with tough choreography group or as a cute, aegyo boys with bright smiles and even brighter songs. Although both versions have their ups and downs, not all of the rookie groups will caught the attention of the public. Lunafly came to change that.
Lunafly is an acoustic all male trio and consists of the members : Sam (leader), Teo and Yun. They released their debut album 'Super Hero' on iTunes worldwide on September 6th. They made their debut though with their title track 'How Nice It Would Be' a ballad song and they received much attention since then. Even the song managed to be 1st on Cyworld. 
As a gift for their fans they even uploaded a practice video on their YouTube page, singing in English the song 'You Got That Something That I Need'. But that's not the end. Afterwards they released 'Super Hero' mv which is an English version of their song 'How Nice It Would Be'.

This is why I like Lunafly the most. They don't afraid to release both English and Korean versions of their songs. The most important factor is that their English songs are not direct translation of their Korean songs, but they write new lyrics from scratch with a different meaning. They managed to stand out from the other rookie groups because they don't need upbeat songs, stunning looks or a difficult choreography to leave a good impression. They have amazing vocals and superior instrumental skills that makes you wanna hear their songs again and again. Just by using their guitar skills, their wonderful voices with a sincere expression of their feelings they capture your heart and soul.