TVXQ- The “Humanoids” from the future

Grip up for we are going to travel into the future- a future with Robo Hotties-The TVXQ Humanoids.

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The song is a good old electronic pop song and gets into your head after multi-mutiple listens. Either way the song is a good-listen standing safely in between “love it” and “hate it”.Since the song by itself had lesser potential than “catch me”, I expected better theme and concept development.

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There were so many gears (like the kind we find in clock) in the set to show that they are from the future. Not much of concept development has been done on this “clock work” theme. But the zapping choreography of the song deviates our attention a little bit. Given the title I expected a genuine robotic moves but I cant complain much. The levitating gears and light effects adds class to the MV. The set as such is not very much creative- Frankly I am hugely reminded of the sets in “Sexy.Free and Single” only the sets here are black and white.

I tried to interpret whatever was expressed through the poorly developed plot and the good backing lyrics. My guess is that time may be the critical factor in our future(shown by how the clock pieces teleport the duo back and forth) but its our choices(Shown by whether they choose the teleporting clocks) and acceptance(that they are humanoids) that will really affect our future.

The duo wore shiny jackets throughout the MV- are they trying to say shiny would be the future fashion trend or they are gonna shine in the near future? Whatever it is the shiny jackets is a positive attention in the song. As for the fashion department of the song-they aced. The shiny jackets were not irritating shiny and the colour selection was wise. I especially loved the saffron and green coloured jackets- It reminded me of our national flag.

My final verdict- People expect flat-out fantastic from this duo. So they did not live upto the expectations.

*clears throat* MV Rating-2.5/5

Yoseop’s solo ‘Caffeine”- Is it worth a coffee table?

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My answer is definitely!It is a high time talented idol like Yoseop went solo. People had been expecting it for a while now and “Caffeine” is a great solo debut for him. After hearing the song it was not too difficult to assign it a genre- Contemporary R&B with “heartbroken” mood.The song kicks off with a pleasant piano with Yeseop joining midway through the piano in a low tempo vocal which sounded like he was talking something very fast in a musical voice.

Two things to note about the MV are that it is a soulful heartbreak post breakup song and Yoseop is all grown up. Maybe the concept of “Coffee” was chosen to show that he is an adult.(I am an adult but I don’t drink coffee..o.0). The MV shows the love, betrayal, breakup,post breakup sorrow and moving on in a poetic and classy way. Throughout the MV he maintains a gentleman image which is hand in glove with his real-life image.The MV graceful skinship scenes of the girl with Yoseop and Junhyung-the other man(Classy way of saying kisses without making out:P).

Yoseop reminisces his romantic past over a steaming cup of black coffee. The next clip shows his breakup with the girl which by judging from the snowfall happens in winter. I dunno why but winter is mostly the breakup season-maybe because a person’s heart turns cold in winter.

There are broken things everywhere-cups,frame…signifying he is heart-broken. He is reluctant to let the girl go even though she is cheating on him. He does not throw away their love diary or her red shawl or the broken photos. He then finally realizes that before disappearing from his life the girl has given his heart back unhurt. He decides to cherish her memories in heart but burns the diary,tosses the photo with the red shawl and finally moves on.(A broken heart is fixed)

At the breakup spot the girl is covered by smoke showing she is gonna disappear. She gives Yoseop’s heart in a box-letting him know that she had been treasuring it the whole time. The heart in the box right away reminded me of the “Pirates of Caribbean 2” where a girl will protect her lover’s heart keeping it in a treasure chest.

The whole moving on after a breakup is compared indirectly to recovering from an addiction(caffeine). Caffeine is almost a drug and there are people who are addicted to it. He compares the girl to caffeine-though he knows it is not good and he has to let go of it, like a caffeine her memory embraces him. We can see a pile of broken coffee cups in a corner in midway through  the MV showing he is addicted to caffeine like he is addicted to the girl.

The Choreography was stylish and medium paced with Yoseob moving in slick fluid waves. The whole MV is set in dim light and colours of Yoseob’s wardrobe was limited to black and white. Not much risk was taken in fashion side though I don’t like the pearl studded suit much-it kinda broke the whole classy image of the song.

Choreography-5/5

Fashion Points-4/5

The whole MV-4.9/5( A DEFINITE WINNER)

BigBang SeungRi turns twitter into a variety show!

You might all know the maknae aka the youngest of BigBang Lee SeungRi.. He is known very much for his bickering talk as much as his looks and talent. Well I thought SeungRi’s hilarious speeches and actions were reserved only for the Korean TV shows..

Apparently not!

On 19th SeungRi started a twitter account which kept tweeting messages of ‘I am real..trust me..made to study english’ Many were skeptical about this account. Because the owner seemed to be out of his mind. Tweeting funny stuff and even tweeting all SeungRi’s fanclub twitter accounts. And the english was seriously hilarious stuff with phrases thrown in which made people end up with stitches.

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Finally some doubt was alleviated cos YG official twitter and some other staff members started following @ForvictoRi

But the most awaited following was whether Taeyang and G-Dragon would follow him back!

Nope his ‘Hyongs’ did not reply his aegyo filled pleas. And he ended up being depressed and was contemplating ‘free-falling’ from his apartment ROFL! And Taeyang hyong responded to his maknae…GD has not replied him directly until now because I think he has curled up somewhere due to the embarrassing tweets of his dongsaeng.

And SeungRi got verified within 2 days..But sadly that marked his end of twitter variety show madness.. He deleted more than 100 tweets and only left images of his which he searched from google and uploaded. A meagre of 6 tweets. And now he is tweeting barely about censored stuff which makes sense and thus seems too boring.

LOL!! But for past two days.. he is just changing his header picture, display picture and funnily his Bio!

The latest bio seems like he is quoting the warnings he got and the reason he had to censor himself..

‘Once the tweet goes out, it cant be taken back kkkk’

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LOL!! So true..Will we see the SeungRi who made into the world trending list with just his hilarious tweets make a fun-filled comeback in twitter? Or will it forever be censored and remain the normal celebrity twitter profile?

Credit of pics: owner and tagged

Lee Hi debuts with a catchy number “1.2.3.4”

Well if youre a follower of the entertainment show ‘Kpop Star’ you might know Lee Hi or Lee Ha Yi as she was known! Lee Ha Yi was the runner up for the highly competive singing show. Well YG Entertainment had signed on this young girl of 16 and she has currently released her debut single 1.2.3.4

Am a bit late in reviewing this video blame my exams and errant power cuts here but I would love to talk about this young lady! It is rare to see someone so young to debut as a solo artist *well there are some solo artists like IU*. I would have thought that Lee Hi would be a member of girl group. But looking at her performance I kinda get the feeling that she is a solo player. And she is something different from what normal K pop scenario has. Lee Hi may look like she is trying the age old concept of someone pure and innocent. But from her look in the MV and her song I think Lee Hi is as badass as other YG artists like Bigbang, 2NE1, Epik High and more.

This is the video for the song ‘1.2.3.4’

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LYRICS:

Hey.
C’mon now.
I said 1, 2, 3…

Your delusion that I’m still yours ends here.
I’m not that same girl you knew before.
At the sound of morning, the flowers have already bloomed so much.
But why are you still so out of focus?

I’m sick and tired of your hypocrisy.
You lame liar. (Ooh) Will you just back off now?
I think I’m going, going crazy (ooh).
I think I’m going, going crazy (ooh).

Don’t act so miserably and pitifully.
Go disappear far, far away. No, no. Na-na-na-na-na-na.
Don’t cry so pathetically. Just forget everything forever. No, no.

Listen.
Stop worrying about others and just mind your own business.
I don’t need your sympathy or pity. Uh.

I said 1 and 2 and 3, 4 (ooh).
Time will be the one resolving everything.
1 and 2 and 3, 4 (ooh).
Game over. Game over (ooh). Game over.

No matter where you go, no matter how hard you rub your eyes,
another girl like me is so hard to find.
All the boys cry and go like babies at my sexiness and purity.

I’m sick and tired of your hypocrisy.
You lame liar. (Ooh) Will you just back off now?
I think I’m going, going crazy (ooh).
I think I’m going, going crazy (ooh).

Don’t act so miserably and pitifully.
Go disappear far, far away. No, no. Na-na-na-na-na-na.
Don’t cry so pathetically. Just forget everything forever. No, no.

Listen.
Stop worrying about others and just mind your own business.
I don’t need your sympathy or pity. Uh.

I said 1 and 2 and 3, 4 (ooh).
Time will be the one resolving everything.
1 and 2 and 3, 4 (ooh).
Game over. Game over (ooh). Game over.

It hurts so much. I guess I’ve already forgotten you.
Hey baby. Just leave.

I said 1 and 2 and 3, 4 (ooh).
Time will be the one resolving everything.
1 and 2 and 3, 4 (ooh).
Game over. Game over (ooh)
Game over.

1 and 2 and 3, 4
1 and 2 and 3, 4
1 and 2 and 3, 4

Game over
Game over
Game over

Lyrics translation: Kpoplyrics

Why did I describe Lee Hi as badass?? Well basically because of her lyrics..

Seems she is not gonna sing about teddybears and ice creams! She is more about calling out the guy for his hypocrisy! It shows that she is quite strong and doesnt need another especially a man’s support!

I am sure that most of the audience will have a preformed opinion about Lee Hi as they saw her frequently in their TV but she wants them to throw away those preconceived notions.

This song is basically a song sung by a girl after she breaks up with a sorry loser! She was taken up by him before but now she realised how much of a hypocrite that guy was and thus finally gets over him. She deems their relationship as ‘Game over’

I feel the song was very strong and she delivered it in a forceful manner too..She did get hurt but she is trying her best to come back strong after the messy break up.

No matter where you go, no matter how hard you rub your eyes,
another girl like me is so hard to find.
All the boys cry and go like babies at my sexiness and purity.

This line is awesome! It just screams self-confidence. She informs the dude that he just lost something precious and she also says that Lee Hi not only has a pure side but she can be sexy as well.

I approve of how the lyrics seems to give a strong impression.

SONG/VIDEO:

As much as I loved the song I was not that much impressed with the video. Lee Hi tried to give off a cold vibe to suit the mood of the song but I felt that it ended up making her seem stoic and frozen. I would have preferred if she had shown some good old ‘flipping hair’ or ‘I am judging you bitch’ expressions!

Seeing as she was very young I felt that the whole sexy concept did not come off clean. I think as Lee Hi grows up she will become more expressive and fluent. I doubt that she lacks both the relationship experience and the entertainment industry experience at the moment

But I was heartened to see how different she looked from normal girl idols who are tall and skinny *most of the time or rather all of the time lol*. Lee Hi is not a normal girl group member. She may seem like a baby now but am sure she will grow into a sexy star. Her dance moves need some improvement too.

With regards to the vocals! SUPERB! She sure has the vocals to secure top spots and she proved it by winning the past two weeks music shows! She carried the Oooohs and aaahhs well and her english pronunciation was perfect! I liked the gameover part loads! If she works on her facial expression a little her vocals will be even more powerful.

Regards to the fashion I wasn’t impressed ! Sorry Lee Hi! I dont think I like that curly mop in place of hair look she had. And the clothes seemed a bit too flamboyant to me. I did like the black dress she had in the middle. But the others A HUGE NO!

Over all I would say 1.2.3.4 is a good song and a nice venture for a debut but Lee Hi needs to work more in order to be considered someone who is different among Kpop girl artists!

Idols’ Specialty Corner – G Dragon BigBang!

Anyone who knows G-Dragon will agree that this man is the proud owner of  sexiest Collar bones in KPop! He knows it and he flaunts it too!

Some pics of those sexy bones..

 

 

 

Personally I love GD’s other features too… As I have neglected posting due to my exams I will be posting some more of his assets as an apology gift!

His kissable lips!

 

 

His brown puppy eyes!

 

 

 

Credit of pics: not mine,owner,tagged

Shinee dazzling us by “Dazzling Girl” – Their first original Japanese Single

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After all their exhaustive Korean to Japanese singles remake process,our ShinEE boys have finally released a raindrop-pure Japanese single. This new single is a definite feast for the Shawols- the boys are looking Sexy and Slick!

The Song

The song kicks off with a  mid tempo piano and in about eight seconds electronic beats overlaps the piano. Through the mid-way the piano and the beat stops sharply and there is clapping sound and the pitch of the vocals is raised too. This was the bit which brought the DJ party feel to the song. Then there was the usual- a chorus and a rap bit. Then there was another piano bit with the vocals paced slow but high pitched so the party atmosphere of the song is not broken.Then out of nowhere the chorus “dazzling girl” slips in,which I felt,was somewhat not simultaneous.

Final verdict-A party hard kind of song- catchy,with piano, electronic beats , drum beats and clapping sounds in the background. It reminded me the early 90’s party music a lot.

Song Rating- 4/5

Concept:

The MV has a simple brief concept -fashion makeover. Yes! the same kind we find in chick flicks(like the Cindrella story with Hilary Duff). A pretty girl is hidden behind baggy dress, bad hair and a big round glasses until her fashion god mother comes and gives her a complete makeover and turns her into a princess. Only in this case we have 5 ShinEE fashion godmothers. Feisty!

Min Ho taking care of the girl’s hair

Taemin attending her make-up

But this whole makeover thing happens only in one dimension. In another dimension- which seem to be the stars’ stage the boys are dancing as the ShinEE. The entire story line is how the girl gets makeover in the first dimension and enters as the dazzling girl into the Stardom dimension. Well this has always been my dream; your dream too, right?

The final dazzling Girl

Cliched Kpop concept not  lost

Yeah! Yeah! The same old concept of the boys dancing for a picture perfect choreo with each of them with their glorious solo shots. The development of a storyline has not seemingly affected this good old kpop concept.

Lyrics and Concept intersection?

NO! It would have been great if the lyrics synced with what the boys were trying to express through the concept. Plus the lyrics had nothing new per se. Another one of those “loveaholic guy falling for a girl” kind of lyrics.

MV concept rating: 3/5

Choreo

I would call the whole choreo peppy; I am not complaining because fitted perfectly with the song’s feel and beat. I especially loved the choreo bits for the chorus- “Dazzling girl”. They have delivered what was expected of them.

Choreo rating: 3.5/5

Fashion:

For all the ShinEE fans who love to see the boys’ fashion at its best- you are in a great treat. With Keita Maruyama(for those who don’t know he is a reputed Japanese fashion designer) at their disposal the boys dazzled their way all through the MV. I am not entirely sure about their outfits in the “Stardom” dimension; some people might feel they had too much fur on them. I am no blue cross so I kinda loved the outfits. The furs were definitely funky but had a hint of classy attire in them. The outfits in the other dimension- No complaints there. It was perfect- not flashy but not too casual and to the top of it- they were blue- the boy colour!

Fashion Rating- 5/5

Lots of Fur? I don’t think so!

Now that’s what you call perfection

Overall Rating for the MV- 3.8

G-Dragon’s “One of a kind” album is a diary of his feelings and emotions!

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Finally I am here to review G-Dragon’s One of a kind songs!!

ONE OF A KIND Tracklist

01. One of a Kind
02. Crayon (title track)
03. Finally (Feat. ? of YG’s New Girl Group)
04. That XX
05. Missing You (Feat. Kim Yuna of Jawolim)
06. Today (Feat. Kim Jong Wan of Nell)
07. Light It Up (Feat. Tablo and Dok2) (Bonus Track)

Three of them had Music video and I had talked about the videos extensively. One of a kind, That XX, Crayon were the songs with MV. My personal favorite out of these was That XX cos I really love the song and the meaning behind the video seemed profound and special. I wont be talking about these three in detail and will be focusing on the non MV songs.

Well when I first heard the songs and saw the lyrics I realized that as was the norm with GD there were loads of songs depicting painful love. Come on GD is the master of sad love songs! In fact four(That XX, Missing You, Without You, Today) of his 7 songs were melancholy. One of a kind was boastful and was seeking love from everyone. Light it up was the strongest song in the album with the choice of words which was a harsh message to all the mofos lol! Infact looking at his 2nd solo album I can say that the title song Crayon was the brightest of em all. Cos it was completely chaotic and filled with fun and thus GD selected it to perform as title track. I approve!

When me and my friend talked about this album my friend felt that GD was telling a story with his songs. And the lyrics though sad all have a link like separate entries of a journal.

Here is what I can interpret from the album where I found a connection…

DIARY:

First in this link was That XX

That XX

Walking on the street, I bumped into your man (Yeah I saw him)
I didn’t want to believe it, but my hunch turned out right (I told you)
He’s not wearing that ring you gave him, there’s another girl by his side
But I’ve said enough (I don’t wanna hurt you)

Now you’re getting angry with me (Why?)
You say “He’s definitely not that kind of person” (Sure you’re right)
Seeing your eyes, I reply that I probably got it wrong
See, I lied for you (I’m sorry)

I hate that you don’t understand me
I hate all this waiting
Let go of his hand (break it off with him)
When you’re sad, I feel like I’m dying

That XX, what does he have that I don’t
Why can’t I have you
That XX doesn’t love you
How much longer are you going to cry yourself silly?

When you speak of him, you look so happy (you look happy)
It’s good that you can be this happy (I’m happy)
You say you really love him, want to be with him forever
You trust him completely (I don’t know what to say no more)
Your friends all know that guy (yup they know)
It’s so obvious, why can’t you see (it’s you)
They say love is blind, Oh baby, you’re so blind
Please, I beg you, break it off

Oh I hate that you don’t understand me
I hate all this waiting
Let go of his hand (break it off with him)
When you’re sad, I feel like I’m dying

That XX, what does he have that I don’t
Why can’t I have you
That XX doesn’t love you
How much longer are you going to cry yourself silly?

Rap)
Expensive cars, beautiful clothes, high-class restaurants, they all suit you well
But that XX beside you, he doesn’t suit you, he really doesn’t
He smiles like a hypocrite with you, brushing your face and hair
But he’s thinking of another woman for sure, how dare he
The amount of tears you’ve cried, I want to make you happy by the same amount, baby
Rather than going through the pain alone, share some with me, baby
Please look at me, why can’t you realise that I am your love
Why are you the only one who doesn’t know

That XX, what does he have that I don’t
Why can’t I have you
That XX doesn’t love you
How much longer are you going to cry yourself silly?

That XX, what does he have that I don’t
Why can’t I have you
That XX doesn’t love you
How much longer are you going to cry yourself silly?

That XX = That Bastard
This is the beginning where he feels lost and so in love. Just from the song it can be interpreted that he is in love with a girl who is madly in love with the bad guy. From the video it can also mean that he is the lover himself who has a bad side of cheating on his true love. Anyways the gist of the lyrics is that the love is not ideal. GD knows that there is no chance for this love.

Next we have,

Without you

Love is painful although love is painful.
Repeating like a fool. That’s what I always do.
But pain is beautiful. It’s same as you.
Hope turns into disappointment. Wish turns into despair.
As love deepened, pain deepened more
Illusion or expectation that this time, it’ll be different, uh.
eventually, how many years have passed, there is no “forever”.
eventually, We’re not meant to be, become alone again.
barely, barely, barely, I thought I finally found my love.
eventually, eventually, It’s ended again like this.

My mind is not changed from the very first
but my mind is now full of wounds cuz of you
Cuz of your cold voice, I’m changing, I’m getting cold as well
It’s hard to get back, between you and me
we are drifting farther and farther apart from each other
It’s hard to go around each other
So I gave parting to you as a gift and turned my back
I’m falling without you

Eventually whose fault is it. There’s no love.
Eventually I’m saying goodbye to you. Tired, I’m falling asleep.
barely barely barely, it seems like this is an end between us.
Eventually eventually, we’re becoming strangers.

My mind is not changed from the very first
but my mind is now full of wounds cuz of you
Cuz of your cold voice, I’m changing, I’m getting cold as well.
It’s hard to get back, between you and me
we are drifting farther and farther apart from each other
It’s hard to go around each other
So I gave parting to you as a gift and turned my back
I’m falling without you

Let’s go
I didn’t know at first. I liked the empty place which was hers.
After several days, at last I thanked her.
I didn’t know about myself
didn’t know about the confidence that I could live without you.
tomorrow which is different from today
1 year, 2 years. regret is getting deeper as much as the pain.
I pray everything will be changed as time goes
for you my baby.

My mind is not changed from the very first
but my mind is now full of wounds cuz of you
Cuz of your cold voice, I’m changing, I’m getting cold as well
It’s hard to get back, between you and me
we are drifting farther and farther apart from each other
It’s hard to go around each other
So I gave parting to you as a gift and turned my back

I’m falling without you

Facing too much of rejection he is ultimately numb. He is filled with wounds. This can be a link to That XX. He keeps seeing his love with the wrong man and the mental pain he has to endure becomes unbearable. This can also be interpreted as a breakup song from certain lines,

My mind is not changed from the very first
but my mind is now full of wounds cuz of you
Cuz of your cold voice, I’m changing, I’m getting cold as well
It’s hard to get back, between you and me
we are drifting farther and farther apart from each other

He is filled with wounds and thus he finds his heart is also changing slowly and becoming cold. He is not able to love as much as he did in the past. 

Today

I’m doing it today too, talking like nothing’s happened
Saying that i have no girlfriend
And turning off my phone secretly.
I want you to console me tonight
Don’t ask me anything more
Let’s keep it secret so that she can never hear anything
Yeah, 1st moment when i saw you, (no more)
I couldn’t see anything else
I assumed that i didn’t have my girl
What possessed me, i know i shouldn’t do this
I know it’s an affair
Is this enjoy? What did you say
Well it seemed just like that.

So today, i don’t care
Cuz we wild we rolling stones
Today i’m free like a wind
I’m rocking my life away

I’m again giving my heart today saying that i’m lonely
I hate being alone, leave you a lingering imagery and lean on you
Breaking up w/ my lover and saying that my new girl is you
My girl who are waiting for me, is she falling a sleep?
At dawn, sky is dark outside
Let us take a rest here, of one night.
Lapapapampam though i cannot escape cos i fell too deep
I’ll go back to her tomorrow

So today, i don’t care
Cuz we wild we rolling stones
Today i’m free like a wind
I’m rocking my life away

Yea hey baby i got something to tell you. You know.
I know i’ve gone too much
At first, well it was mild
Later i enjoyed it
It was damn awesome but it’s futile.
She acted like it was unfair
After realizing, it was so cold, a lot
I made excuses, i was inarticulate.
My words, i hesitaed
Honestly, how can i say that?
Well, it’s not enough for me with only you
That’s how am i gonna say that?
Room in my heart today is a reception room
It’s for free to guest.

So today, i don’t care
Cuz we wild we rolling stones
Today i’m free like a wind
I’m rocking my life away

As seen in the song ‘Without you’ GD was already falling. Today can be interpreted as a rebound song. He broke up with his girl who was hurting him. Or maybe he just got fed up waiting for her to see him as someone more than a friend. So he decided to jump into a random relation. Maybe he is all in for a one night stand?? He states it is just an affair.

I want you to console me tonight
Don’t ask me anything more
Let’s keep it secret so that she can never hear anything

But even then he feels that after the night is over and dawn has reached he will go back to his love. 

Lapapapampam though i cannot escape cos i fell too deep
I’ll go back to her tomorrow

But when his lover find the truth about this what can he say to justify this? He cannot find words for enjoying one day. He cant tell her that he tried to forget his wounds today. That she cant console him and remove the scars.

She acted like it was unfair
After realizing, it was so cold, a lot
I made excuses, i was inarticulate.
My words, i hesitaed
Honestly, how can i say that?
Well, it’s not enough for me with only you
That’s how am i gonna say that?

Next and final entry in this diary was,

Missing you

Yeah (maybe i’m missing you)
I meet ordinary ppl and talk to them
Laugh w/ them, just like usual, w/o any thoughts.
Tv is my only friend at night
I finally go to sleep when the sun rises in the morning
I’m too shabby, i might have liked you a lot.
After you left, the blue sky seems like it’s just yellow
Where are you feeling hurt, i’m here
Or maybe you’re in love w/ someone else
Some other love, i miss you my baby

My heart feels this sad but i have no one to talk to
I wanna smile broadly sometime but have no one beside me
Maybe i’m missing you

Back then, we were like that
Between you and me it was all clear and pure
First it was all about love, just like everyone says
Why did we do that though we all know
(But) as time goes, like the glass breaking
Like the ring in hands losing its light
Like getting a cut by a sharp knife
Like strangling my neck w/ the chain of restriction
The memories that i have w/ you
Which i thought they’re gonna be always good
Though i hate it, only the wounds and unsolved misunderstandings are left.
I needed to hold back till the end
The words of “i’m breaking up w/ you”
(Yet) the time we fight and argue
It was better than now.

My heart feels this sad but i have no one to talk to
I wanna smile broadly sometime but have no one beside me
Maybe i’m missing you

I still feel like you’re next to me everyday when i open my eyes
Can’t we turn the times back that we’ve been together ah- ah-

My heart feels this sad but i have no one to talk to
I wanna smile broadly sometime but have no one beside me
Maybe i’m missing you

Due to his mistake his lover left him. He cant explain why he wanted another woman’s company that day. But after she leaves him he misses her. Terribly. He is reminiscing of all their memories. Right from when they started loving and small arguments and until they decided to break up. He tries to continue his daily life but as an after thought he realizes he is just a lonely guy. Maybe he is missing her.

Such a beautiful diary. It maybe sad but GD just talked about human emotions with such clear lyrics it makes it makes one take a step back and admire the perfection of the lyrics penned by Kwon Ji Yong. How can so much sadness evolve from one man? And with such beautiful music. Sigh!!

MUSIC:

Now onto the music of the songs. I have listened to some songs from GD’s Heartbreaker album but I felt more connected with One Of a Kind. Most of his songs were of the rock/electric kind previously. But here I felt he had branched nicely. Especially Light It Up. 

That song is so much worth than a bonus track. But on another note it is indeed a bonus! The BG music in Light It Up makes you do head bangs without your knowledge. And the strong words in this song. Wahh!

Light It Up

Light it up Uh
Light it up Uh Hmm
Look in my eyes man, who gets hotter?
Let’s see who will be on fire?
Come on Light it up Uh
Light it up
Light it up
I burn it up up up up

[Tablo]
You poor over your giggles on me while you stretched out your foot,
instead of your hand, toward me when I collapse
But still, you change your story everytime I turn my back away. How dare you!
I nicely let you go, you lucky thing. So don’t jerk around.
Did you think I would die that easily, didn’t you?
Did you really believe I would settle down on your rug that you’ve spread out, uh?
Please be sensible, and watch out.
Hey you, there’s no way you would ever be able to take over my spot.
Even if you were flying over mountains or how much you tiptoed out of.
Hey, get out of my way. Don’t even think about crawling over on my path.
Clear my way while I’m counting three. Light it up on one two three.

Light it up Uh
Light it up Uh Hmm
Look in my eyes man, who gets hotter?
Let’s see who will be on fire?
Come on Light it up Uh
Light it up
Light it up
I burn it up up up

[GD]
They go go. So arrogant ’til the end. Man.
Goodbye for you to the downhill alone. So long.
Haha Keep doing blah-blah. Your Nomo newbie rap is just like third-rate adult movie.
Hold up. This is the time for witch hunt? What are you talking about?
I’ll say no, no matter what. Are you being defiant? Nop! I love my country, Korea.
But all these fake mother fuckers don`t know how to act
The singing jester who was here 3 years ago, hadn’t died and come back.
Glib-tongue bums, line up in front of me. Light it up on one two three.

Light it up Uh
Light it up Uh Hmm
Look in my eyes man, who gets hotter?
Let’s see who will be on fire?
Come on Light it up Uh
Light it up
Light it up
I burn it up up up

[Dok2]
If what I’m doing looks like a silly shoveling… I’m digging your grave.
I`ll pay for the casket. I’ll pay for your coffin.
Keep your money for yourself, ask if you don’t know, or kneel down.
If you have nothing to do. I hook you up homie 1llionaire gang.
3 fingers instead of a palm. Snapbacks & tattoos one hunna everyday.
Blood and thorn had stuck into my feet and become my shoes.
Your tongue is a trigger, just as same reason as my lyrics.
You can not be me. Just get out of the way and stay behind of me.
Burn it I`mma be me this ain`t easy so just be you.
Light it up on one two three.

[Dok2] Wait a minute excuse me boy
What the heck, stop meddling around. Just be my errant-boy.
[Tablo] Wait a minute excuse me boy
One thing for sure that is you are shit.
[GD] Ddidilili Ddidilili Diddilili Diddilili
Come on, light it up

Light it up uh light it up uh
Light it up uh light it up uh
You leave now. Man who goes harder?
I burn it up up up

Light one up for the fans uh
Light one up for the hands up
Baby let me get you h-h-h-higher
Open up the doors light my fire (x2)

LOL!! GD!! goshhh his rap..

Hold up. This is the time for witch hunt? What are you talking about?
I’ll say no, no matter what. Are you being defiant? Nop! I love my country, Korea.
But all these fake mother fuckers don`t know how to act

LOL!! soo all you fake mother fuckers ready cos GD is back! Hahaha!! I loved this song cos it was quite fun and as GD promised.. He did get all the babies h-h-h-higher!! And loved GD’s collab with Tablo! Badass pair.

Today was awesome in terms of music too. And the falsetto voice ! Wow!! I loved the last part where the BGM stopped and we kind of   hear like an acapella version or a choir.

Without you was smooth and the lady who did the featuring with GD has amazing vocal whoever that mysterious Miss XX is!

But after Light It Up what really impressed me was ‘Missing You’! GD previously stated that this song was like songs from the past. Well I can certainly feel that. Awesome! Especially the whistle sound. And Kim Yuna who featured in this MV!! Her voice made the song even more of a hit. I seriously want to see a live performance by them both. GD with his slow paced rap and Yuna with her too perfect voice. And out of all the songs I felt that this song was easily the kind which can be sung along. MAYBE I AM MISSIN YOU!!!

I think I covered everything in this review! Well I feel very happy that many of you like my interpretations of GD’s songs. It was as much of a pleasure for me to review this album.

Thanks for your love guys..

And before I leave I feel I should say what are my favorites! LOL!!! And I would love to know everyone’s favorites too..!!

Here is my list

Favorite MV: That XX

Favorite Song: Missing You

Favorite Dance song: One of a kind

Favorite Lyrics: One of a kind (cos really loved the hidden meanings and his boastful lyrics)

Favorite live performance: One of a kind (Inkigayo)

Cr: BIGBANG

Favorite fashion: Crayon

CHEERS!!!!!!!

Credit of pics: as tagged

Credit of lyrics: Kpoplyrics

You might also like: G-Dragon ‘Crayon’ review, G-Dragon ‘That XX’ review, G-Dragon ‘One of a Kind’ review, G-Dragon ‘Shine a light’ concert

FT Island likes to keep it simple and sweet with ‘I wish’

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I heard the live version of this song in this week’s SBS Inkigayo which ultimately made me search for the video and kaboom here springs a review!!

FTI have some strong points and some weak points! One of their strong points is their Music! I felt the pull even though the song ‘I wish’ is not my genre of music. They have good vocals too in the form of LEE HONG KI! The song and video ‘I wish’ was completely Hong Ki centred but it did not make me feel weird. I loved how Hong Ki carried the whole song. In fact in my eyes I could not see the other members at.. Sorry guys! I swear it is Hong Ki’s fault. He is like a life size cartoon character.

Cr:

I knew Hong Ki was cute from watching You’re Beautiful and other variety shows but I could never guess he can also pull this cuteness factor in love songs too!!

I officially add Hong Ki into the list of irresistible cute idols along with these guys!

Excuse my spazzing over Hong Ki!

But sadly I wasn’t completely satisfied with ‘ I wish’ Since it is the title song of the albume ‘Five treasures’ I expected the video to be a tad more interesting than this. Honestly the video did not do justice to the song. If this video was released as one of the extra MVs I would have been happier but the problem was it lacked the ‘Title’ song material. But it did have some plus points not a complete pushover.

SONG:

As I previously stated the song hooked me and the lyrics was not rocket sciene! It is pretty simple..

You’re so pretty, I want you
You’re so nice, I want you
I usually don’t look at girls but why am I acting this way, like a fool?

Every single day, I only think of you
Even when I close my eyes, I only think of you
Each time I see you, my heart trembles and I can’t breathe

Baby, I wish it was me, I wish it was so
Lonely lonely oh my love
I wish your love was me uh uh uh uh uh uh
Baby, I wish it was me, I wish it was so
Lonely lonely oh, love me
I don’t wanna be alone anymore uh uh uh I love you

Even when I’m meeting someone else, I only see you
Even when I’m thinking about something else, I only see you
Even when I see someone else, I have no interest
Why am I acting this way, like a fool?

I guess it’s love – I can’t catch a wink of sleep
I guess I love you – I keep thinking of you
When I meet you, I get happy like a kid

Baby, I wish it was me, I wish it was so
Lonely lonely oh my love
I wish your love was me uh uh uh uh uh uh
Baby, I wish it was me, I wish it was so
Lonely lonely oh, love me
I don’t wanna be alone anymore uh uh uh I love you

I love you, love me – believe me, believe me
I can do anything for you uh uh uh
No matter how much you try to find someone special
No matter how much you try to find someone like me, there won’t be anyone else

Can you see my heart? Can you hear my heart?
Please accept my pure love oh
I’m here, waiting and waiting for you
I only love you alone

Baby, I wish it was you, I wish it was so
Love me love me, oh look at me
I wish my other half was you uh uh uh uh uh uh
Baby, I wish it was you, I wish it was so
Love me love me, oh I love you
If it’s not you, I don’t wanna be in love uh uh uh I love you

Baby, I wish it was me, I wish it was so
Lonely lonely oh, love me
I don’t wanna be alone anymore uh uh uh I love you

Credit: Kpoplyrics

The music score for this clearly displayed the band members talents. While the song itself was carried by very strong vocals by Hong Ki the music which was oddly catchy was led well by the guitar and drums. I esplecially loved the drum piece by Min Hwan. And the opening with guitar provided just the right note to begin with.

Just stating again!! I LOVE THE DRUM BEATS!!!!!!!!!! *Ok am done lol*

And the slightly slow rapping towards the middle by Jaejin was such a cool diversion too. Will give my full votes to the song.

VIDEO:

Moving onto the video I felt FTI wanted to keep it simple because their song is simple. I dunno what this logic is anyways what happens is Hong Ki is feeling sad that the girl he loves doesn’t pay any attention to him but is cuddling  close with the other members of his band. One major turn off in this video was the  GIRL! She looked bored most of the time and not even half amused when all these cute guys shower her with attention. Yeah maybe she does look lik a hybrid of IU and Yoona but that doesn’t mean she can jus pass off the whole video with the expression ‘Why am I even here??’

She practically made me ask Hong Ki “Hong Ki ah open your eyes! Your fans will give you more expression than her!”

This GIF basically sums up the girl’s attitude in the MV! Especially when the singer goes all puppy eyes and confesses by placing her hand on his heart her face was “Am bored! NEXT”

Poor Hong Ki!

Come here Hong Ki! I shall take you along with those adorable dork glasses and all! keke!

Now that I have ranted about the complete absence of emotions on the girl I have to talk about FTI’s very own energy bunny! Lee Hong Ki!

As much as I was irked by the girl I stuck through video cos of Hong Ki’s vivid facial expressions. His dorky dance moves and his expressions in the middle was just too endearing! FIST SQUEEZE!!

And he also accessorized with some different hair bands which just made my day!

I think the entire concept behind this MV was that FTI was jus a normal band out doing a gig and the song they were singing involved the singers past experience with one of his crushes who found him not that much attention worthy. I dont know what HK saw in that girl honestly as she practically dates or hangs out with everyone but gives him the cold shoulder! GOSH!! In ways Love is Blind to faults I guess!

Video could have been better but I really enjoyed the song and survived the video cos of HK and his antics! His life performance had more actions from him lol!! Do check this cutie guys! Cant really say much for the members cos as I said I felt others blended to the background and HK was the main focus in my eyes. He did his role justice by showing how he liked the girl!

Fashion wise FTI has a long way to go! U can do it guys!! I liked HK’s wardrobe except maybe one of the pants he wore! Seriously Printed pants??!!! It could have been better with a better female lead and a stronger concept!

U Kiss- “Stop Girl”- A Real Comeback!

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A couple of days back I saw the comeback MV of the boyband UKiss- Wow! what I saw was an award material. The chorus-“Stop girl in the name of love” is still all over my head! There were two versions of the song-black & white and color version(Dunno why! Maybe to find which one was better!). Personally I liked the black and white version- It was more stylish and sleek! Just a few hours after the MV was released it was well trending in twitter and there were high praises for the song even from non-fanbase front.

What I think of the song:

The song is a complete changeover from the group’s “cliche” genre-it is a more serious music and has an unexplained feel to it. Though all the hits of the group are dance pop songs it is a good thing the group has given R&B a chance! I heard it a couple of times and it kinda grew in me!

Vocals were great. Kiseop is given more lines than usual. I think he doesn’t have much lines mainly because he is the lead dancer but good thing now he is given a chance to sing more.I did not know Kiseop had this much talent within him- he has a very nice voice; hats off. The rapping- 100 points- plus the english was so good(great improvement)! The first rap which glides in from nowhere into the song-“Oh the tears in your eyes are telling me goodbye”- OMG it was tooooo stylish!

Good thinking using the Knight chess piece in the set For those who don’t know the knight chess piece moves in the form of letter L which means Love in this song! That particular prop in the set goes well with the “In the name of love” part!

Choreography was mind-blowing! They have used girl backup dancers- a value addition I must say. I was insanely jealous of the girl in the couple dance Kevin did around 1.40.(Naice!)

I wouldn’t give a thumbs up for the fashion but it wasn’t a complete disaster either- well at least in the black & white version!The patterned costumes of the boys suited the B&W MV pucca! Dongho shouldn’t have tortured his poor hair to that style!(Trying to pull off Nuest Ren, are we?)

What is that thing in Kiseop’s hand? Looks like hairband. He should have thrown it away before shooting the MV.

Eli’s hair color was truly revolting(Thank god! It was not noticeable in B&W version).

My final Verdict– I would give a wholesome five star for the Song,4 stars for the MV and Two stars for their fashion(credits:Their disturbing hairstyles).

But Can the song make it?

I kept and keep asking myself -Why did they have to choose this particular time for the group’s comeback with such a “award worth” song at stake? With Psy and Gd rising up like rockets and other groups like   TVXQ, Secret, T-ara and Orange Caramel on screen the group could have waited before unveiling this song! As for now the song does well in the Mnet countdown, Eat yout Kimichi kpop charts and even in the fanmade polls! In popularity poll by tradablebits it in 3rd position. But will U Kiss win in the long run? We have to wait for that Pop Magic to happen and they deserve the magic!

M Countdown

Eat You Kimichi Chart

Tradable Bits

Image credits: owners,tagged

‘Oppan Gangnam Style’ fever hits India too? Power of PSY!

What a surprise it was to me today morning when I opened the newspaper and found K Pop News staring at me in its full glory. It was like a dream cos I was expecting some reviews and facts/trivia about soon to be released movies while bam PSY was staring at me from the pages of ‘The Hindu’.

Indeed Gangnam style has been wreaking havoc since its release in the middle of July. It has topped charts and has resulted in many parodies that People have realized that something called K Pop does exist. But I never expected an article about ‘Gangnam Style’ in Indian newspapers. Maybe it was inevitable but the power of internet is a shocking thing indeed.

To those who want to read the full article in ‘The Hindu’ here

Basically the article introduces K Pop and singer PSY. It talks about how ‘Gangnam Style’ has topped charts *well he has snatched #1 in the iTunes list and there are more charts.. O.o wow* and how people have slowly started to sing along despite the song being a full Korean song. The article also introduces the artists who worked on the video including MC Yoon Jae Suk, Comedian Noh Hong Chul and the main lead dancer in the video Hyuna of 4minute. Is it too much to expect a mention of BigBang’s Daesung and SeungRi’s cameo?

And ofcourse the article also talks about the amazing choreo of the horse ride dance! *Woot Woot!! Britney Spears learnt it too!! Am gonna start practising too* And the random scenes which add to the humour of PSY’s video. “Gangnam Style” is capable of attracting a wide range of audience from children to grown-ups. And due to the extreme popularity of this video reportedly the area Gangnam in Seoul is also garnering much attention.

And lets not even talk about the views. The article quotes the humongous views which the official video got. 190,978,897 views.

Well thanks to PSY, many who never acknowledged K Pop have started realizing its worth and hope this may pave the way for many more Korean music videos and songs to go mainstream.

And to ardent K Pop Indian fans who have been stranded in Asia, yet never even been thought of being added to the scores of Asia Tour schedules for concerts, seeing even a tiny bit of K Pop news in our local papers is a welcome gift from the ultimate god of K Pop indeed.

Wonder if any Indian fans will perform parodies?? Interesting!!!

Here is a pic of the newspaper article..

Well “Lets dress classy and Dance cheesy” !! kekeke!!

Credit of pics: ME *been wanting to tell this for a long time* and tagged

Source: The Hindu

Guru’s Koreans “Top 10 UNDER 21”

WIth Oppa’s ganganam style stirring up the world music chart, the kpop is further entering the world music scene via billboard list. The Nations little sister “IU” has made the list of “21 under 21” which lists the authentic underage music hotties under 21! She was ranked 15 and the only kpop artist to make the list. But I think there are other underage “music” hotties totally worth the list. So this is my personal billboard “10 under 21” hotties .

Rank#1 (IU)

There was a time not so long ago when I thought IU was becoming more and more noticeable these days- glad Billboard noticed it too. She is rank #1 in my list! Go IU!

Hotness factor: Innocent look

Rank#2 Miss A -Suzy

Has eyes that speak

Hotness factor: Eyes

Rank #3 f(x) Sulli

Rank#4 Jong Up-BAP

The awkward in the group! really?

Hotness factor: Dreamy eyes

Rank #5 Young Jae

Promise! I am not favouring BAP!

Hotness factor: His chubby cheeks!

Rank# 6 Kim Hyun A

The wonder girl!

Hotness factor-LIps

Rank #7 Park Ji Yeon-

Let us give the scandal baby a break and accept her. She is a regulation hottie right?

Hotness factor: Her smile

Rank #8 f(x) Luna

Rank #9 Minzy-2NE1

She grooves and shakes and she is the teenage hottie of the k-town!

Hotness factor: Definitely her dance!

Rank #10 Chen -EXO M

Ranking pending- Because they are ridiculously underage!!

Dani-T-ara

Agreed she has innocent naive looks. But look at her-she is barely a teenager and a kpop artist? Please atleast let her grow up a little bit.

Zelo-BAP

G-Dragon takes us for a crazy spin with his title song ‘CrayOn’

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It is finally out. G-Dragon released his new album after three years on Sep 15 and the music video for the title song was revealed yesterday. CRAYON was GD’s title song for the album ‘One of a kind’ and I did hear the song before the release of MV. Unfortunately Crayon did not impress me much like the other songs did but I was still reserving my judgement cos I wanted to see how the video would turn out to be.

Yep..That was a good decision cos boy did the video completely turn me over or what??!!!

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CrayOn can be interpreted as Crazy On or a hybrid of CRAzy and GD’s Korean name jiYONg. Thus in short it means a crazy dragon is on loose ROFL. I really loved how the video made me want to jump and shout “Get Yo CrayOn”. It was quite a party song and meant to dance along with. As I had extensively talked about the hidden meaning behind his previous videos like ‘One of a Kind’ and ‘That XX’ I felt that I would dedicate this review as a complete fangirl’s spazzing. I don’t want to analyze too deeply but I just want to go with the crazy flow of events which is CrayOn.

Cos CrayOn is just that. A song to go crazy over. It had all the elements to make it fun and enjoyable and I think no one has an idea what the whole thing was about. And a small note to all. GD DID NOT COPY GANGNAM STYLE. To all those who are saying that Crayon resembles Psy’s song cos GD wants to hit it big in USA I just wanna say Get your facts straight.

GD and PSY are from the same label and both have different styles. Just because Gangnam style went viral it doesn’t mean GD has to follow it. He has his own charms and if he wants to hit it big in USA or any other place he can do it with his own brand of music. As far as I know BigBang has not been that active to promote themselves in USA like some of the other groups like SNSD, Wondergirls and more.

Infact BigBang and GD released full length english songs only at the beginning of their career and have only concentrated on Korean and Japanese songs in their later part. They have the talent to sing english songs or maybe take over the american charts but I feel that they are not that much interested. I feel that they want to take it slow and steady. So DON’T compare GD and Psy and criticize GD. His song was prepared months ago and am sure the concept of the video was decided ages ago before even gangnam style went viral.

I rather felt CrayOn was similar to GD & TOP’s Knock Out released in 2011 only this was crazier. The background and style of these videos match well and this again shows how CrayOn is not a rip off but just GD’s style of music

Now onto my spazzing review,

SONG:

Get your crayon
Get your crayon
Head shoulders knees and toes

Swag check swag check
Head shoulders knees and toes
Swag check swag check

I’m still not inferior, yes I’m a pretty boy,
I fly off so flyyy, a punk boy,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
I’m busy, oppa you’re bad, baaad boy
I’m a G to the D, Gold N Diamonds boy,
Who told you I’m not, U know I beez that,
Today’s DJ, I’m Cheol and you’re Miae
Miss Miss, I’m a pure Ji Yong Chy,
Come here cutie, you’re boyfriend is just,
I’m sorry that I cannot support him
You’re a bit like my ideal girl,
So give me some Kim TaeHee and Kim HuiSun, Oh my god, Jun JiHyun.

Why so serious?
Get your crayon Get your crayon Get your cray Get your crayon
Get your crayon Get your crayon Get your cray Get your
Why so serious?
Come on girls Come on boys Come on come on Get your crayon crayon Come on girls Come on
boys Come on come on Get your crayon crayon
Head shoulders knees and toes swag

My credit card is black, just use it infinitely,
This music is crack, spin the track infinitely.
To all people who lost their sense, I’m a persimmon tree
A tenacity that I’m not discouraged by the sniffish
Whether you’re odds or sods, without prejudice, CRAYON,
Whether you’re best or yahoo, without discrimination, CRAYON
One two three four, come here and there,
Spinning it, calmly slow it down, run faster if you’re bored.
Seoul, Daejeon, Daegu, Busan, clapping your hands,
Singing the songs, dance together with joy
RingaRingaRing, change your partner,
Head shoulders knees and toes, shake your body ROCK

Why so serious?
Get your crayon Get your crayon Get your cray Get your crayon
Get your crayon Get your crayon Get your cray Get your
Why so serious?
Come on girls Come on boys Come on come on Get your crayon crayon Come on girls Come on
boys Come on come on Get your crayon crayon
Head shoulders knees and toes swag

Credit: Kpoplyrics

Basically CrayOn’s lyrics is not meant to have a deep meaning. It is jus fun and doesn’t convey a message. A rap which can make one dance and sing along.

Am sure that this phrase ‘Why so serious‘ will be the most used in the coming weeks. And GD basically says he has swag from Head to toe. YAH!! GD like we didn’t know that from seeing your song ‘One of a kind’. He sings about his ideal types *Really laughed at this part in the video gosh*

This does seem similar to One of a kind cos the lyrics seem boastful but in fact it is quite funny when One of a kind seemed to be a bit more strong. He talks about how he is rich by referring that he is Gold N Diamond boy and also flaunts his black credit card. And Get yo CrayOn is used throughout the song to show the crazy on mood. YEP am crazy on you GD!!! Why so serious!

VIDEO:

Now here comes the crazy part..

The video opens to Ji wearing a wonder woman robe and sleeping on a bed. Then we see the TV switching on and a Scientist/Doc GD looking at the file of a person named G-Daegol. Note that G-Daegol is the name used by antis for GD and the way he uses it shows jus how much he really thinks that this nickname is funny.

This nutty scientist aka doctor *comeon look at his accessories soo long which spells he is ‘different’* is seeing the records of his patient G-Daegol who is none other than crazy GD who is lying on the typical psychologist bed. This patient GD is apparently crazy and has weird imaginations. Doc GD looks at his readings and is amused and makes the hand motion showing he is crazy. GD by any chance are you calling yourself crazy???? got it dude!

Then we have a look into the crazy GD’s mind and the entire video is only that. I would just point my favorite parts in the video cos there is not a constant flow in the way the video moves just like how our mind is cluttered crazy GDs mind is also a whirlwind of scenes.

TOPLESS GD:

Woot Woot!!! we have a cameo of  Topless GD in the video and this small fact boosted the song very high in my eye. GD did not go topless in many sexy videos but he does this in a video which looks like an insight into the daily happenings of his life. Way to go bro!!

Crazy GDs world open with a waking GD slowing walking to the bathroom as he strips his robe displaying his sexy back and then proceeds to shave his non-existent beard. Wait!! did we skip the brushing teeth thing? isn’t it supposed to be the first? But who cares! This is a crazy world so no rules..*apparently there are brushing tooth topless Ji pics in promo pictures but it was edited out in MV to make it more crazier LOL*

wow!!! so many tattoos!! Basically describes his mindset ‘Wreckless, Forever Young, Smile etc.’ Just hot.

GD and his friends:

Throughout the video GD hangs with his friends inside his room. Interesting fact is people who acted as his friends in the video were his real life freinds aka the nuthang gang – GDs buddies on the couch. He goes all “Get yo crayon” with them in the room and it turns all messy. Things flying around, People wearing paper bag masks, Wrestling, Guy wearing no pants Yep that happened LOL!!

And at the end of the video many people come into his room and start dancing it was adorable the way he kept jumping around. I really loved the moment he was spinning around with the camera. He looked like such a small kid winking at camera and all.

G Lady:

This was most shocking part of the video..

GD and his friends are watching Tv while they see a hot lady walking. The lady turns and what do you know it is G-Dragon himself. Wahahahaha!!

And the accompanying lyrics was,

You’re a bit like my ideal girl,
So give me some Kim TaeHee and Kim HuiSun, Oh my god, Jun JiHyun.

OMG!! Does this mean GD’s ideal type is GD??? Well she sure is beautiful.. Why so serious??

This is GD and his friends reactions on seeing G lady so am not the only one shocked and in awe I see!!

Ginocchio:

This is where the inner pervert in G-Dragon was revealed LOL!!! He is hitting the drum as two girls are dancing near him and then he slyly glances at them as his nose enlarges! Pretty much seals the deal about our innocent boy image!! I love Ginocchio kekeke!!

Fantasy world of GD:

I really have no idea what this part of the MV was about but GD seemed to do weird things here..

  • He had a romantic ballet like dance with his partner Rubber Duck Yey!! Dragonduck is my new OTP..
  • He played Newton by analyzing the falling apple under the force of gravity..
  • He had a bonding moment with a Frankenstein like monster *I really can’t understand this but Ji’s booty shake in a tight skirt just made my day*..
  • He rode a toy car catastrophically *This guy certainly needs lessons*

This fantasy world with fun background effects was too random and incomprehensible. But made one snort with laughter that BigBang’s leader is an adorable dork and can make you both laugh and cry with his music..

There were many other fun moments but I loved these moments more ^_^

Finally as the video closes and as GD bounced onto the bed we see the Doc GD is transported onto the bed. Seems all his methods to look into Crazy GDs mind ultimately transported him into the CrayOn world..

Welcome Doc GD..Get yo CrayOn!!

FASHION:

I seriously must talk about the fashion here.. I really loved all the accessories he used here. And some were custom made especially the necklace he wore from a box at the beginning. And when he was shaving though I was initially distracted by the man and the tattoos I eventually realized that I love the earrings. Though the clothes were too colorful especially the pastel color pants it did suit the mood. But the Thom Browne collection used for Frankenstein version was different and slightly weird.However as I am used to seeing Ji in skirts it wasn’t much of a shock.

The part where GD is acting as the one who is passing the crazy images to crazy GD look at the brand he is wearing.

GIYONGCHY!!

Like Givenchy!! hahaha!! Crazy GD indeed! is he gonna release a fashion brand in that name? Well am sure many will be happy to hear that news!

I really appreciate the visual effects and the fashion of this video as these made the video even more enjoyable. As I said I really dig GD’s numerous accessories like the batman earring worn by crazy GD and the pointed one worn while shaving and many more.

Credit of pics and GIFs: owners, tagged, i dont not own them

What was your fun moment in CrayOn Mv??

Should I review the songs which have no MV but are part of ‘One of a Kind’ album?

P.S. I keep using this pic and gif cos I am in love with this particular scene..excuse my fetishes people!!

Note: If Gifs dont work jus click em

You might also like: G-Dragon ‘That XX’ MV review, G-Dragon ‘One of a kind’ MV ReviewG-Dragon ‘Shine the light’ Concert

Jang Keun Suk portrays the sad love life of a celebrity with his MV ‘Stay’

I was literally blown away…

I have listened to this song before but I never guessed it could be so beautiful and capable of moving viewers. Jang Keun Suk has strayed away from the path he paved in his last few music videos like Let Me Crazy, Crazy Crazy Crazy where the set was gloomy and doomy and he kept singing along with very strong electrical background. Infact his voice tends to get submerged by the heavy electrical music.

But with Stay Sukkie showed what he is good at. FEELING!

Jang Keun Suk is a genius when it comes to this. He is not a acting star for nothing as he has proved with scores of dramas, movies. Now he also proves he can bring that genius touch to his music videos too.

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I Hereby declare STAY as my most favorite Suk MV of all times. Cos am more of an acoustic ballad type than the rock/metal kind *ahem letmecry cough*

Enough rambling and lets get movin!!!

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Here is the translated lyrics to the song Stay… It is a Japanese song from his album “Just Crazy” but as he is a Korean product this Hallyublog will be talking about this. jeez whatever Sukkie does I will review it..Be it Chinese, Japanese, English or Tamil (last one I wish)

If I put a glass of water in those days
Do Nijin transparent storage

Like sand slipping through your hands going down this
Time I will not go back anymore

There she had to stay where I will not stay

Passing each other feelings can not reach
You along on parallel lines
slow slow gone
I just wanna stay, yes I have to stay
Come true that you’re here I season
Even now I do not wake up yet
Here here here I have to stay

From the night sky and I go misty eyes moist
Glitter-drenched memory

As the snow with you to erase footprints
Time flows incessantly

There she had to stay where I will not stay
Passing each other feelings can not reach
Are you so slow slow gone on parallel lines
I just wanna stay, yes I have to stay
I was still in the season when you’re here
Still remains Tachidoma~tsu
Here here here
(Hands stray) or from the time
From some time it (farther)
Not be touched
Are you so slow slow gone on parallel lines
I just wanna stay, yes I have to stay
Come true that you’re here I season
Even now I do not wake up yet
Here here here I have to stay

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This maybe not an exact translation but I think many of us can get the general meaning.

It is a sad love song.. *Gosh this is my third straight sad love song to be reviewed..Is this not a good time for lovers? That XX check, Uncommitted Check and now Stay Check*

This is from Sukkie’s viewpoint and I just want to say that the lyrics are just like a poem. A very sad poem. He is talking about his love he lost. His love has left him. And I guess there is no particular reason it just happened as time passed by.

As the snow with you to erase footprints
Time flows incessantly

He does try to forget and continue with his life but he finds it difficult as he is reminded of her always. That is the place where Stay comes. This song means that Jang Keun Suk cannot move along and he stays in the old memories.

Look how he depicts that..

Even now I do not wake up yet
Here here here I have to stay

From the night sky and I go misty eyes moist
Glitter-drenched memory

He is filled with tears as he is not able to overcome the memory which is drenched with glitter which means the memories were golden and precious.

Jus one word WOW!!

Such a meaningful song. I can feel how much he is aching.

But since this is from the guy’s view point we dont know how the girl is faring. Maybe the music video will shed light on that.

Overall I have to say that I am very much satisfied with the song. The lyrics jus blew me and made me all teary eyed.

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What one would have expected was a typical boy loves girl, they breakup and boy cries scenario. Asia Prince always does it with style.

He did not take any ordinary guys life to act it out. He depicted his own life. That was what amazed me. The beginning of the video had Sukkie and the cute adorable lady take a couple picture. And then the video slowly whites out and then we see the couple out on a date. He looks happy and she looks charming in a straw hat. Next scene we have Sukkie thinking seriously as he travels in his car!!

SO That was jus a memory. His car passes the girl and she doesnt see him which shows that they have grown far apart.

Then comes the most amazing part of the video to me. We see Sukkie walk out of his car with a sad face and a dozen cameras does the flashing. So it means that Jang Keun Suk acts as Jang Keun Suk for this video. As in this video is like telling his own love story. How tough a celebrity’s love life is. He had to keep a poker face in front of the camera and then he goes on to practise his lines probable for a drama/movie. That is the difference between a normal person and an Idol/Star. If normal people break up they can watch sad K dramas, wallow in tears and eat loads but an idol has to just move on.

Maybe He/She cannot pick up the broken pieces of their heart and no one can do it for them. Pain is inevitable and there is less chance for comfort.

He just continues while the video shows the girl jus sitting idly and gazing. She is not the happy bubbly girl when she was with Sukkie. Yes she too had changed but unlike Sukkie she is not a celebrity and thus she doesn’t have to put on fake smiles for countless photoshoots/interviews.

At the end of the day Sukkie finally rests around midnight when he is suddenly filled with an urge to go look for his girl. Then comes the sad part. He starts running to find her. He goes to her room and tries to find her but she is not there. Maybe she moved away. He starts running and as he runs all those buried bitter-sweet images come bursting out. How he used to spend time with her in a leisurely way in their home. I guess no clubs or theme parks cos he is a celebrity. But I really love the harmony they showed. The mood in the home was relaxing and romantic. Though they were cooking something it had a domestic feel.

This is where I have to appreciate Suk. Whoever is the opposite lady Jang Keun Suk is capable of bringing out the romantic emotions more than anyone else. He can immediately make the love to shine through. The audience can feel the chemistry which is visible so brightly.

He keeps running around searching for her. He did bring a bouquet but that was forgotten at her home. And then he finally ends up in a bridge which makes him cry. He cries so beautifully. Anyone who has seen Love Rain/YAB/MMM or any of his other dramas can attest to that. This man can cry with feeling I tell you.

Why was he crying? Because of a really sweet memory he had in that place. On one of their dates the girl’s straw hat flew off and he secured it again on her head with care. He cant control his tears and realizes that only he has been ‘staying’ while she is no longer his.

The epilogue of the video was really touching. Here  I was blindly hoping that as he ran he will meet her on the streets and jus hug and everything will be right as rain. NOPE!! That is not how it is in Celebworld. He jus looks at the photo they took previously and gently caresses her image.

Does this mean that he will never forget her? He will not be able to love? Or that he has decided to move on and thus say his farewell the last time?

NO IDEA! Cos the video closes with that scene…Talk about a cliffhanger. I was like “Show the preview of next episode dude” when I realized this is a music video DUHHHH!!” Awesome!! We just have to settle for a sad ending unless there is a sequel to ‘Stay’ called Lets Play tsk!!

A last note.. His sexy and masnly voice suits ballads like bread and butter and the combo of his voice and Stay is just as yummy!!

This is an awesome song on a rainy day or when youre in a mood to remember your past!

Thats it FOLKS!! BYERS!!!

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JYJ Junsu proves that he is not ‘Uncommitted’ to music

I am reviewing this video a little late but I quite liked the vocals of Junsu in this video. Apparently ‘Uncommitted’ involved some nice production with some hotshot people from west and Junsu had once again proved his vocal excellence with this video.

The song is completely in English and the lady who starred in the video is also not an Asian plus the video had this whole English song vibe ! Yet why does this come under K Pop?? Ofcourse because Junsu, a hot Asian K Pop singer, belting out the sad lyrics ultimately means that this is a K Pop Song.

‘Uncommitted’ is a good song but there are slight factors which could have been tweaked and some which could have been underused.

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Here is my review,

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I give my full votes to the song. YEY!!! Junsu’s vocals were awesome need i say that? The song was catchy and maybe not your typical K song with 80% Hangul and 20% English but was quite nice. His voice had that sexy silky feel which suited the mood of the song well.

The lyrics themselves were simple and angsty.

She said I couldn’t be committed
She said I’m too much of a player
Come on

Uncommitted
Uncommitted
Uncommitted
Ey, ey

It was all a dream
Reality was far from
the safe picture she painted for me
She told me I was the one and I believed
until the dream dissipated so suddenly

I don’t know why she was so compelled to leave
Something was messin’ with her psychology
I’m confused, she’s sayin’ something’s wrong with me,
But how can I fix something I cannot see?

She said, “You’re not ready
Baby, you’re not ready for the real thing”
She told me that I’d be
unfaithful and I cannot believe

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

How could this be, she’s telling me
I will never let her be my everything
She said I’m a player and I’ll never change
I feel that I’m ready to leave the game.

She said she could’ve never trusted a player like me
but baby that was part of my history
she’s telling me breaking hearts is a part of me
it’s like it’s in my system and it would never leave

She said, “You’re not ready
Baby, you’re not ready for the real thing”
She told me that I’d be
unfaithful and I cannot believe

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

I’m committed

Uncommitted, I’ll never admit it
and then i’ll never get it but somehow she could be right
Uncommitted, I’ll never admit it
and then i’ll never get it but somehow she could be right

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

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So Junsu and his girlfriend are having a couple fight all cos Junsu is a player and he doesn’t like commitment *tsk typical men!!* He doesn’t understand how he can change his ways and he doesn’t even realise his  mistakes. He then slowly comprehends his mistakes but even by the end of the song he has not come up with a solution.

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The video and the song go hand in hand. There are three important scenarios throughout the video,

Living together couple: 

I think that the girl/baby whom he is singing about in his song is the blonde girl who we see is living together with Junsu *lucky girl sigh* There are some scenes of how they happily spend their time together. They are happy until we see them slowly braking apart. We see the girl crying and appealing Junsu which clearly shows her confrontation with him.

This is something which many can relate to cos there wont be any relation in this universe where confrontations have been not faced. So that scene is quite a normal and touching one.

Clubbing Couple:

There was another portion in the video. The Living together couple had different hair like Junsu had blusih green hair and the girl was blonde. But when the scene moves onto the club scene we see Junsu has brownish black hair and the girl who is dancing with him is also a brunette. This can mean either the first courting stage of the lead couple. The present couple’s past when they fell in love with each other and went on happy dates to clubs. Or it can mean that Junsu is indeed a player who is cheating on the blonde girl with the brunette.

I felt that the second scenario is more apt.. Cos of this part of the song..

Uncommitted, I’ll never admit it
and then i’ll never get it but somehow she could be right

It does look like he is admitting he is uncommitted and his cheating on his girl with another person can be an indication of his fear for commitment.

Deserted Couple:

There is another portion of the video where the brown haired Junsu and the brunette are together in a desert like background.

Does it signify that Junsu has been deserted by his love? Because he is uncommitted he has lost his true love and is now left with the girl who he preferred over his love. But is he happy? Nope.. Junsu doesn’t look too happy with his choice and so atlast all the cheating and non-committedness is just more reason for heartache and depression *dude what did i tell you? Stop cheating and get committed!!*

Well I think the video was quite straightforward and depicted Junsu’s relationship very well. His voice was awesome but he has to work on his accent. Yep I had a hard time to understand it the first time around but then it was quite ok as I replayed it.

Another thing which really bothered me in this video was the amount of smoke used? Does it like depict that Junsu’s relation is all smoky? or does it point that the earth is being increasingly polluted nowadays LOL!!

Sometimes effects and props must be used effectively and I felt that the smoky/foggy effect was overused. The colouring of the video was by itself sober and it did project the effect of sadness and remorse. I did not understand the reason for smoke to clog the screen too!! Come on I could not look clearly at Junsu kekeke!!

‘Uncommitted’ was quite an enjoyable song with a nice beat which can be easily sung along with. GOOD JOB !!!

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Confessions of a kpop fan

Before travelling down to the the kpop town I used to be a die-hard addict of old school rock music.  The western music of nowadays is getting exceedingly meaningless and does attach to my soul and emotions.I am nearly maxed out of all the abusive(sometimes meaningless) R-rated rap lyrics.I am not an antifan of rap or anything;in fact I am a fan of the genre but in the current rap scenario most of the songs are just plain swearing!! It is fun for a while to listen to the f- words. But after a while it has become brain tiring and left me completely shallow. I cannot sing these songs in public nor can I understand most of it.

Like anything under the sun there are deviations from this current stereotype. What about “Millionaire” by Travie? Thanks to the lyrics penned by Bruno Mars the lyrics are truly enjoyable-there are swearing here and there still the song is meaningful. I wish all songs that comes make sense like this one! For some time now I am totally stuck on classic seventies western music.
Omg! Forgive me rambling! Coming to point -what gets me hooked up on kpop?
I would say the first thing is the feel and emotions conveyed through the song. Nearly all the kpop artists have mastered the art of seducing our emotions-I think its their innate talent. They talk to you even without needing a language.
When I hear a Korean song – I wouldn’t understand the lyrics but I would still get the feel of the song. Without even trying the chorus and beat gets stuck in my mind! Then I browse and find the English lyrics of the song which pulls me even closer to the song.


Another diamond of kpop is the mv! From flawless choreography to interesting costume concept kpop tries to deliver the best.
The key aspect which makes the kpop stand out is the fan services. I haven’t seen any western artists connect to the fans as much as the Korean artists do. The variety shows the stars so not only brings them fame but also ties up better relationship with the fans.
The kpop artists have pained and strained for years to debut. They have not sprouted just like a mushroom in rain rather have been nourished by years of training.

After the idols do become popular celebrities their schedule gets packed up and they seldom get time for their personal stuffs. They sacrifice nearly every aspect of normal life.these kind of sacrifices and dedication wins the sentiments of the fans.
The next big thing of kpop is the social networking. Most of the idols are active in social networking sites like Twitter, weibo etc and keeps the fans updated. This plus all the fan clubs, fanbases and blogs like ours driving the hallyu wave ,it is hitting the world faster than the tsunami! Dont you agree?

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