Saturday, May 25, 2013

Vixx can't control themselves

It seems to me that Vixx has joined the dark side - think about their previous song 'On and On' and now 'Hyde' - and it feels like they have found their comfort zone. I mean these dark concepts seem to fit them really well, not that I didn't like 'Rock Your Body', so guys keep up the good work!
Releasing their 1st mini album 'Hyde' Vixx didn't disappoint Starlights at all! From the jacket photos to the title track, Vixx has become a more manly group showing their awesome singing and dancing skills. 'Hyde' is a powerful, dance song with a mystery sound and some addictive parts like the 'Just can't control, just can't control'. So if you search for a dramatic song with an addictive beat for your playlist, 'Hyde' is what you are looking for.
The mv couldn't fit the song any better. The scenes are filled with reptiles like snakes and spiders, skulls and some other creatures that I'm not a fun of. In the mv we see the boys having two personalities, a bad and an evil, and they trying to not show their evil side to the girl they want. No matter how hard they try though in the end they become demons and as a result they can't control their actions any more. I like that Vixx manages to look sexy and confident even though they had to do weird expressions like yell, bite or scream. That shows that Vixx owns the villain concept too. 
Now to my favorite part : The choreography! I must say that Vixx knows what to do and how to do it. They capture you from the beginning when Ravi introduces Vixx and the everyone falls down and we see Leo singing with trembling hands. Also afterwards when Ken dances with Hongbin and N. This is what I like more in their dance routine, that they don't dance the song as a group but they split or dancing in small groups. That makes both the song and the dance more intense. Also this time the 'Just can't control' part and the finale are a masterpiece.
Their mini album contains five songs with 'Love Letter' being the only ballad and 'Light Me Up' stealing the show. If you are a fan of Girls' Day then you should listen to 'You Are Mine' which features Minah.
So Starlights will you join Vixx to the dark side? 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What's going on with B1A4?

Since the K-pop trend these days is to ask questions - if you don't know what I mean check 4Minute, SHINee, Hello Venus and now B1A4 title tracks - I think I should also have question titles for my articles. In this case it's not really hard since I borrowed B1A4's 4th Mini Album title 'What's Going On?'
Until they made their comeback I hadn't realized how much I missed them! So for their return our boys changed their music style. Leaving behind their nolstagic, ballad vibe for a more dance, pop sound, it kinda reminds me their 'Ok' and 'Baby Good Night' era. Maybe they wanted to return to their roots which is a good thing since the song is amazing! 
I find it interesting that we hear a small narration in the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the song from Jinyoung and Baro. It's like we can hear their thoughts and it gives a funny note to the song. My favorite part is when Baro and CNU are singing. Especially the 거짓말 is very addicting! The chorus is so up-lifting that it makes you turn the volupe up and start singing and jumping up and down.
As for the mv I like the whole 'stuck - in - a - dollhouse -' theme. B1A4 likes a girl but it seems to me that the girl doesn't like them to much. ( what to expect from a girl that wears a mask ) . Maybe if she wasn't stuck up in a room with another guy ( who is also wearing a mask ) the whole situation might be different. Anyway the boys don't give up and they try to invade in the girl's room by making holes in the wall, putting secret cameras to see what the duo is doing and many other spying things that don't work out. What is left is their human power that it has a pretty huge effect since they managed to destroy the wall and the door. They also beat out the mask-boy too by cutting his head off with a pillow. ( Note : stay away from Baro if he's holding a pillow ). But now that the mask-boy is gone, the members get in a pillow fight with each other to see who is gonna be with the girl. The funniest scenes in the mv is probably when Baro threatens the mask-boy and when the members sit on the couch exhausted while they are looking at the camera. Hilarious!
Although we don't get to see much of B1A4's choreography, the fast hand movements they do near the end are awesome!
So Banas to see yourselves what's happening, press the play button!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Tea time with Hello Venus

I start to believe that Hello Venus must be the most nicest girl group. I mean they previously asked us 'What we are doing' and because they don't want us to feel lonely, now they ask us if we want some tea. But not just any kind of tea!
Hello Venus returned with their 3rd mini album 'Do You Want Some Tea?' which is also the title track. I admit that I really liked the song the moment I pressed the play button. It has a nice melody and a nostalgic vibe, which is not bad since it makes the song even better. The girls show their amazing vocals also through this song, proving that they are one of the best rookies out there. Not for too long though!
The mv tells a story that many girls can be related to. The girls seem to be really into one guy so they go out on a date with him but at the end of the date he never makes that one extra step : kissing them. Instead of feel sad about it, the girls decide to make a love potion! So on the next date they pour the love potion on his tea but it hasn't the same effect in all of them. Yooara is the lucky one since the guy fells in love with her and he gives her a present. And although Yooyoung poured some love potion too, the guy doesn't  have an impact. At the end of the mv we see Nara having the best date so far since - as it looks like - she managed to stole a kiss.
The choreography matches the song perfectly. The moves are simple and detailed with small gestures and in some parts the girls dance in groups of two. What I like the most though are the clothes! The '60's dresses with the geometrical patterns are the right choice for this kind of song. A big applaud to the designer team!
So, Hello Cupids now that you know, wil you have some tea?