Thursday, July 25, 2013

B2st lives in the shadow

Remember last year when B2st was having fun, singing, dancing and playing around in order to make us a 'Beautiful Night'? Well now forget about that because B2st made a complete transformation. From carefree, feel with joy boys they became dark men for their comeback.
Before the release of their second full lenght album 'Hard To Love, How To Love', B2st gave to B2utyz a lot of reasons to smile. Instead of releasing the title track right away, they decided to release two digital singles to thank their fans since they waited so long for their comeback. Of course B2utyz liked very much this gesture so they awarded B2st by placing both digital singles in 1st and 4rd place on the Gaon Chart. 'Will You Be Alright'? and 'I'm Sorry' are included in B2st's full length album along with 'Shadow', the song they decided to promote.
Listening to 'Shadow' it brings me back to their 'Shock' and 'Fiction' days. The song has a dark and melanholic vibe which can be seen all over the mv. B2st managed to make this song a hit too, because it's hard to resist its addictive and beat sound. I find Hyunseung and Yoseob's voices a perfect match for this song and Junhyung's rap very remarkable. This boy will be the next top producer if he keeps up with the same strategy. No wonder he participated in the production of the whole album.
About the mv it really reflects the song's colors. B2st sings and dance in a destroy mansion and a forgotten city filled with that desperate and melanholic feeling that the song provides. About the choreography, the 'side to side shoulder move' and the 'grab head move' make the song even better. Although the mv has spiders, worms and many other creepy insects that would make it scary the scariest part isn't that. Junhyung's blind eyes is the scariest thing especially if you see the mv for the first time. Nice job Junhyung.
So B2utyz show how much you love and support B2st by pressing the play button and go to the 'Shadow' side with them.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

B.A.P is in a Hurricane mode

Babyz if you missed B.A.P don't be sad anymore because our Warriors are back with their 2nd title track 'Hurricane'. But before we start talk about it, let's do a brief summary on their comeback.
B.A.P or as babyz like to call them 'the boy group that never rests' decided to follow a different strategy this time around for their comeback to the music scene. Instead of releasing only one title track and then maybe a follow up song, B.A.P decided to release three title tracks until the release of their album. The reason why is simple. They said that all the songs are great and thus it was difficult to make their minds and pick only one to promote. With the release of 'Hurricane', I also think the same as both 'Coffe Shop' and 'Hurricane' are indeed amazing songs.
Let's start with 'Coffee Shop' which is a nice surprise for babyz. The first title track is a slow song with jazz elements different from 'One Shot'. I like that B.A.P tries a lot of music styles until they find their own color because they prove that they can pull off anything. In 'Coffe Shop' every member adjust his voice in order to fit the song and not otherwise. I find Himchan's voice very unique and smooth and actually this style fits him really well. Daehyun proves once again that he is the main vocal along with YoungJae while both Bang Yong Guk and Zelo's rapping skills match the song. Jongup has his own spotlight too that gives us the chance to see that he has a great voice besides his killing dance skills.  In the mv we see B.A.P travel through New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco and more places, dressed in a more casual way, wandering around the states until they gather around in a coffee shop to discuss their experience.


'Hurricane' is much different that 'Coffee Shop'. With a heavy dubstep sound and hip hop elements, they also try another style which - guess what - suits them really well too. This time the mv was filmed in Las Vegas, in what it looks like a 4 star hotel and to make it even more luxurious the boys also rent a limousine. As it looks like from the mv, the song doesn't have a choreography ( unless they want to reveal it later ) and thus JongUp and Zelo grab the opportunity to show their flawless dance moves. Daehyun once again is making the chorus very addicting with his voice and Himchan steals the show with the catch phrase 'The roof is on fire'. In the rest of the mv we see some scenes of Las Vegas while B.A.P dances along with the beat. Highlight of the mv is probably Zelo's hair which makes him look even more baby ( in a good - cute way ).

So there you have it babyz! According to your style of music choose the song you like the most ( even both ) until the release of the third song!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Falling In Love with 2ne1

Summer is all about freedom, no worries, free time to do the things you love like going to the beach, reading books, going out, meeting your friends and falling in love. So you need a song to accompany those activities and feelings. Don't search right or left because it's right in front of you. Just listen to 'Falling In Love' by 2ne1. 
'Falling In Love' is a reggae pop song and the lyrics tell the story of a girl who falls in love with a guy and she's trapped in his handsomeness. But since we are talking about 2ne1 throw away all the thoughts about a cute, girly song or mv. No. 2ne1 make this concept in their own way too, and they succeed it. With lyrics like 'I'm going to make you mine, that's what a queen do' CL turms this song in a 2ne1-as-we-know-of-song. My favorite part of the song except for the chorus, the 'Touch Me Over Here, Touch Me Over There' ( seriously there are no parts not to like ) is again CL's rap especially the 'Yeah In The Club it's getting Ugly, I Don't Care, Can't Nobody stop the Fire let them haters sit and stare'. All their previous hits combine in one lyric. Legendary.
In the mv we see sets like ancient Rome ( I think ) with the girls being the Queens, a beach where they wear summer clothes, Park Bom and CL's dresses are awesome and a street area where they watch their boys playing basketball. About the choreography the little jumps, the wave - hands and the body rolls they do in the chorus are a perfect fit for the song, without exaggerating. Highlights of the mv is the beginning where Minzy and CL are pointing and smiling at each other and when Bom shows Dara the boy who stole her attention.
My favorite things about 2ne1's comeback is that they are gonna release three more songs this summer until they release of their album around September or October. Also Papa YG or Yang Hyun Suk is making a new promotional strategy so the girls will appear more often on Variety Shows. music stages and releasing their own show 'Double Park TV' with Park Bom and Dara. The YG Ladies are here to stay and make this summer a 2ne1 Summer!
So chech the mv below and as 2ne1 says Make It Happen!