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)

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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!

To the beautiful You- My Expectations Vs Reality

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Before the drama “To the Beautiful You” started airing I had a few expectations how the drama would be different from the original Japanese version. I has posted an article here at “Hallyu Guru” focusing on my hopes and expectations.

To view that article click here. (Please do read the article to get the full blast of the current article)

Now I have finished watching the whole drama and it doesn’t matter whether my expectations then were met or not because my hopes for the drama was not definitely shattered. Then why bother to write them?-Because who doesn’t like to muse about our predictions, right?

First things first, my sincere hope for volumed up romance between the main leads was met! THANK GOD! After all this is Korean Drama we are speaking about and people expect chemistry.

And when I say romance, it is strictly limited to passionate glances, heart-throbbing back hugs and chemistryless kiss. But I am not complaining- I think the director toned it down a bit to make it look genuinely high school. But there was a little bit creativity in the romance too-credits to the bicycle kiss:)

I thought there will be only a female rival(I was not sure whether I would like  it-but it was good- she was not a total vixen kind we normally see)but the scriptwriters have gone for a male rival too. 100 points for that! They were not just mere rivals who jumped in to the scene for plot sake. Bot the rivals have a strong relationship background with the leads. Seol Ha Na(the female rival)has been Tae Joon’s friend and follower like forever and Johnny(the male rival) likes Jae Hee so much that he forged the documents for her to enroll in Boy’s school.This kind of value addition helps in the better plot development. What romance is interesting without rivals and jealous-factor?

Other than the romantic rivalry- the professional rivalry was also better in this version. There the rival just acts like an ass while inside his heart he likes Sano. But here Min Hyeon Jae is in the same school, always considered second to Tae Joon(though inside his heart looks up on him),has less sofisticated economical background etc etc which gives him more solid reasons for not liking Tae Joon much. But after the turn of events he comes to like Tae Joon which reminded me how high school really can be. Sometimes the ones you hate would end up becoming your best friend.

I was hoping with my fingers crossed that the doctor charecter would be gay in Korean version too(there were speculations that he would be straight). Well he was, but he was not very much used in the gay humor like in the original. But at least I got my wish! Yay!

Eun-gyeol’s character was was pretty good. The way how he gets to know that he likes Sulli was all neatly placed but he did not quite make the cut of the Japanese “Nakatsu”. Maybe it was because Eun-gyeol’s character was a bit more serious or maybe because in this version he senses Sulli’s feelings for Minho and gets jealous in contrast to the original.But even with all this in my head  Eun-gyeol is my favorite in the whole drama.(Nakatsu is my favorite in Jap version).

I can proudly sat Min Ho pulled off Tae Joon’s character brilliantly and better than Japanese Sano. Sano was all about looking hot and athletic- But Tae Joon’s charecter did much more than that. As for Sulli- she has skills but I couldn’t even point one single frame in the whole drama where she looked boyish enough to pass for a guy. Casting a foreigners for Sulli’s brother and her BFF was really great. Making Sulli’s brother a doctor(foreigner probably adopted by Koreans and speaks good Korean) and changing the way how he finds out she is enrolled in a Boy’s school turned out to be more interesting. Daniel oppa is given more importance role-wise in this version.

The inclusion of a mother sentiment as a reason for Tae Joon giving up High Jump was much more powerful and moving than the original(where Sano would be injured while trying to save mizuki;but he would say that was not the reason he gave up- It was a little confusing). I was surely not expecting a “mother character”. Using the mother feelings to connect the male leads – in the scene where both of them watch a movie Tae joon watched with his mother together was heart warming.

But I missed two characters very much from the original dram- the playboy guy(Nanba) who was nowhere to be seen and the girly gay guy with feelings for the play boy- there was actually a guy who keeps wearing lip balm but his character development was not much in this version.

Good thing the script writers did not completely stick to the original plot! Hats off for the script writers for completely whitewashing all the logical loopholes in the plot and giving us a proper logical plot. The ending was feel good but not very creative-toooooo predictable. I mean,c’mon I am not eight anymore and anyone over eight can predict it.

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

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!!!

SONG:

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

Credits: JKSForever

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.

VIDEO:

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,

SONG:

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

Credit: kromanized

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.

VIDEO:

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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G-Dragon moves viewers with his powerful video ‘That XX’

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Just when everyone was expecting something upbeat and sexy basically because That XX was rated 19+ G-Dragon shocks everyone with a sad love song in the form of a slow acoustic ballad. Seriously!! NO ONE WAS EXPECTING THIS!

GD with lightning fast rap is ok, or GD with a upbeat electric song is ok! But We get a sad looking GD singing his heart out and of course he tugs on every fans heartstrings!

One word which can represent this songs mood is Melancholy..  ‘That XX’ contrary to the belief is not rated cos of the scenes and here I was expecting a part 2 of ‘Strong baby’ and all we got was a forehead peck!! Apparently it is cos of verbal explicitness..GD used the word Bastard/son of a bitch in place of XX. In the offical MV this word was bleeped out leading to a hilarious version of an MV with many bleeps. But I still cannot understand Korean media laws cos me and many more k drama fans will testify to the fact that we have heard that particular word countless times in dramas and we haven’t been corrupted honestly.

Despite the R rating ‘That XX’ was a mellow single where GD displayed his vocals. His leading lady was Jennie Kim who will debut as a member of a new girl group of member with YG entertainment. Now onto the review!

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The song was painful! That’s a fact.. Anyone who knows GD will know he is a master when it comes to writing sad love songs..Like ‘Lies’ , ‘Haru Haru’ are the best example. But he surpassed this by mixing his pain with a few choice words describing his feelings which ultimately led to the rating.

‘That XX’ is a video which is in the form of a soliloquy  We see GD relating his thoughts to himself and to the audience but not to the girl who is the main stimuli behind his thoughts.

Here are the translated lyrics,

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?

Credit: Kpoplyrics

Here XX = Bastard

The lyrics was completely a friend zone anthem which talks about how the girl he loves falls for a bad guy who doesn’t treasure her love.

It was so painful that I was crying about 1 min into the video without even knowing why I was crying. Just like ‘Haru Haru’ this song leaves a painful ache in ones heart. GD’s rendition of the song was perfect. He did not falter even for one second and the guitar at the background provided just the right sound and feel. One can fall in love with his voice and it is rare to hear this side of him as he is more partial to the hip hop genre.

Each line was powerful..

But this part..

I don’t know what to say no more

Yes the girl he loves has fallen too deep in love with a wrong man. She trusts him completely and is happy with him. This puts GD in a situation where his words are powerless. And thus he doesn’t want to say anything any more cos it is not of use.

YGE artists have a powerful grasp over English and most of their songs have good pronunciation of English. Yet this line was not correct grammatically. It raises a question did mighty GD make a mistake? Nope he is too much of a perfectionist to do that!

I think he did this on purpose.. to prove that his words have no meaning to the girl and so he uses a line which is not correct to show how wrong his words will echo in the girls mind. He makes his meaningless thoughts to appear as a text in the MV too.

Yes the song was overwhelmingly sad but when combined with the MV it made it even more beautiful in all our eyes.

On one hand we had ‘One of a kind’ where the lyrics were boastful to the extreme. And now we have ‘That XX’ which moves people with its overwhelming sadness.

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This video is even more complicated than One of a kind. According to me one can break and analyse this video in three ways. I will be focussing on the view which I find most intriguing.

# 1

This is the most popular version where GD plays two roles. One of the bad guy who cheats on the girl with the gelled up hair, weird ahjussi glasses, tatoos etc. And the good guy who fell in love with innocent girl is sweet and has his hair down and minus tatoos or too many piercings. He feels bitter towards the guy who made the young girl his own.

# 2

This is something like forbidden love. The guy who is XX in this video is too fake and artificial. He is not fitting to be a love for the young girl. In many scenes we actually see GD look old *personally I think GD borrowed TOP’s stylist and hairdresser! LOL he is TOP Ver 2.0 in this MV* and sophisticated – a man of the world. While the girl looks young and lost. Especially in the last scene where GD is leaning in for a forehead kiss Jennie doesn’t respond to the kiss showing how much of a wrong pairing this is! I think the reason GD selected this young 16-year old for this mv was to convey this to the viewers that this love is forbidden another reason is it will serve as a good publicity for any new artist who is about to debut to star as a lead in GD’s MV . The victorian background and the fashion further solidifies this cos ladies of the olden generation are more reserved and delicate. They follow certain etiquette and are inexperienced which makes them the easy prey for men who are out to take advantage.

#3

Now this is the way I see the MV and I will review the MV based on this 🙂

Two sides of a coin

This MV is a soliloquy as I mentioned and I believe that this video is just not about a third person who steals the girl and a dragon who is friendzoned. *as if that is even possible*

What I feel is that both Good and Bad Guys in this MV are the same.

G-Dragon is actually the guy who Jennie falls in love with but he has a dark side to him. He is struggling with his own self to try and accept her love and change into a better person. But he cannot.

To me both these guys are the same..

One who is a player..*Can I for one moment stop and just point out how those piercings are sexy!!! wow*

One who really cares for the girl..

The video starts with the sad GD looking out of a window where some sound of a woman laughing is heard..It looks like he is creeping on someone.. Throughout the video the sad GD is seen looking at the girl from afar like he is scared to approach her. It gives off a weird vibe when he looks through the keyhole into her room. Maybe this sad GD is just not all it seems. He has a diff side to him. And that side is the player GD. He knows he is hurting her. But he continues it. He plays around with her feelings. He lies and she believes.

Mine & Yours:

Player GD and Jennie share couple piercings and tatoos. It is like their closeness is shown this way. But under all the couple stuff one can see that player GD is the dominant.

The couple tatoos really show this. On the girls neck we have Mine written and on player GD’s neck we have Yours written.

Note that the girl has Mine like a brand written on her..Yours seem less powerful than mine. More like he is stating his power over her. He can be anyone’s Yours but she is only his Mine.

This shows that he is not willing to give her up and that he will forever be his own. This is quite similar to what the sad GD is feeling. Even though he is upset the girl is falling for the bad side he cannot do anything. In other words he will not do anything. Only the girl has to break it off proving that the sad GD and the player GD are same. They will not do anything to break off with the girl as she is Mine to him. She has to do it on her own. G Dragon has also said that in many interviews. In reality G Dragon never breaks up with girls. He tries to make the girls themselves break off but the girl has to do it. As always GD writes from his personal life.

Memories:

When Jennie is not around GD looks around her room. He sees many things which reminds him of her. Like photographs, polaroids. Does he really like those? In another scene we see him actually close a black book. It looks like it is a journal containing letters. The player GD doesn’t like those. In a moment of weakness sad GD collects memories of her. But afterwards the player GD just puts them in his drawer and closes them off effectively putting a stop to the influence of memories.

The bath tub scene is also a very touching scene in this MV.

We see Jennie first submerging into the tub and then GD rises out of it. It speaks about how Jennie is nearly drowning in her love for GD. She really cannot identify any good or bad in her lover and is just submerged into the pool of memories both happy and painful. But GD emerges out of it. He is suffocating due to the love. He wants to give into her love but he finds he cannot and thus escapes it. This scene also signifies that Jennie is loving till death. She is willing to sacrifice anything for GD as she is submerging and no shot of her resurfacing is shown. She is really at the edge.

This is my most favorite scene..It is too powerful and painful. GD wants to share her pain but he cannot do it and finally emerges out.

Dark and Light:

What was really amazing in this video were the effects. It was mostly in a dark background. Also GD in one of the shots really showed how both good and bad GD are same.

Here you clearly see the effect of light and dark. One side of him shows a light side with not much makeup or eye liner. But the other is dark both with the hair and the eye. This shows that both the sad and the player GD are the same. Yes he loves her but he cannot seem to stop cheating on her. His dark side triumphs most of the time leading to frustration. He really wants to stop hurting her and starts loving her.

The amount of tears you’ve cried, I want to make you happy by the same amount

When he fails to make her happy he can only show his frustration through wrecking his room.

Here you can clearly see the difference where one eye has guyliner while other is bare.

GD clearly fluctuates well between these two. One moment you see a guy with tears in his eyes. And the next you see a cold look and a man who jus hugs the girl without sincerity. It is quite scary to see how he acts out the split personality.

There is another scene to show the two sides of GD.

GD standing between two angels. Mayb it represents the girl and the player GD. But isn’t it more apt to denote a GD who is reaching out on the left to the one who has his hand held on by the girl but is actually facing the other direction. This shows that GD wants to hold her but his eyes also stray far away.

Visual Effects, Makeup and Tattoos:

First thing which I found weird in this video was the amount of makeup which was caked onto GD. Did he not have enough time to make sure his makeup was well spread? This was my first time experiencing this as Koreans are known for smooth skin and BB creams really are a integral part of their makeup.

Then I saw that the lack of smooth skin was too apparent! Wait! did GD do that on purpose? Why does his skin look like sandpaper in some shots?

I remember interviews where GD has told everyone of his nickname “Sand Paper Kwon” !! It denotes a person who has a tough and rough personality on the exterior and looks unapproachable. Mayb all this extra makeup was to denote that cold-city personality tag which he carries. Also the makeup made him look really old and even more emphasized the age difference between Jennie and player GD.

I don’t think GD is a person who will accidentally apply heavy makeup which makes him look old and weird.

The video also had this sharp visual effects which was highly seen during the player GD parts. The coloring was more rich during his scenes like the scene where he removes Jennie’s couple ring and embraces an unknown girl. But the effect was soft and dreamy when it came to sad GD. Some scenes even looked smoky when sad GD came again showing that sad GD had less influence and player GD was the stronger of the two. He continues to struggle with his self throughout the video.

The tatoos which GD had besides the Mine & Yours couple tatoos are the ones on his left hand.

It shows the follwing Love, Hate, Rock, Diamond, Number 8, Rose.


Maybe the diamond = rock equates a ring which in turn means ‘engagement/marriage’. Rose signifies romance and 8 is GD’s special number. His birthday falls on 18/08/1988 and thus he uses 8 in many cases. He even used it in his One of a kind MV!

I think love and hate again points that he has a dual outlook on romance and marriage. GD half loves romance/marriage and half hates love/marriage. This again shows his reluctance to commit to Jennie. Sad GD loves her but player GD cant seem to stop looking at others and thus ultimately lying and hurting her. He is in a dilemma where his split personality fights against each other.

The MV closes with a scene with player GD and Jennie sitting together while he leans in for a kiss. So the girl does end up with bad guy but what if there is a good side in him which will maybe shine through??

I really love the MV because the song and video match each other. “One of a kind” had been a fast song with varied scenarios and GD shows another side through ‘That XX’. He really is a versatile musician who proves he can adapt to any genre of music he wants. My only regret is that we never could see GD playing guitar in the video. But hopefully his live performance will have a guitar part.

To all those who like something slow and bluey to suit ones gloomy mood this is the right song!!

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So will be running off and waiting patiently for GD’s next song and hopefully the title song. BYEEE!!!

 

You might also like: G-Dragon ‘One of a kind’ review, ‘Shine the light’ G-Dragon concert, SeungRi ‘Strong Baby’ review

G-Dragon is ‘One Of a Kind’ in K Pop indeed!!

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Three years after his first album G Dragon made a comeback on 25th August with the song ‘One of A Kind’. This song may or may not be the title song and it is just the first of the many songs that will be released in the following days!

Moving onto the song ‘One of a kind’ is really deserving of the name. It really is one of a kind with different concept,a wild rap and an ever changing dragon at its helm.

I was a crying fangirl mess on seeing the masterpiece at the beginning but after I calmed down eventually the awesomeness that is G Dragon amazed me!

G Dragon is well known for his song writing, composing and also producing skills and one of a kind also proves that he is not one who shirks away from doing different things. The entire MV made me realize that I am seeing something never before seen in K Pop Music video!

I have seen some different concepts in many videos and surely K Pop are masters of doing things in style. Example Big Bang’s Fantastic Baby itself is a best case where concept and production skills were at its best. But I am yet to see a full blown Hip Hop video the likes of ‘One of a kind’.

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When one just looks at the surface ‘One of a kind’ may look like he is trying to imitate the western style of music and trying to copy american hip hop. But that is where the similarities end. Yes he did try hip hop Duh!! G Dragon is a Rapper! Of course he tried hip hop.

But he did not follow any american music video. Maybe he did it deliberately to avoid being accused of plagiarism yet again. His video was so different from an american hip hop video like how salt is different from sugar.

The essence of this video and the meaning behind it is,

I DONT EVEN CARE!!

G Dragon sings about how he is wild and young and how he is a genius and lives life to the fullest..

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Here is the lyrics for ones full understanding..

I’m just wild and young, just wild and young
(hello) me and choice
(hello) yes sir, i’m one of a kind
I’m a bear that can do a lot of tricks—no, more like a fox
(hello, hello, hello) yes sir, i’m one of a kind
I’m an annoying snob
cus I’m quite expensive

Yes hyung, yes noona (whats wrong with you)
Ah, I’m just bored
Yes hyung, yes noona, (what’s wrong with you)
I’m sorry that I’m so popular

I’m there at just one phone call, i’m a 88 08 18
Someone try to hold me back, I’m ranked number one
Because I’m different, because that’s me!

Get back, are you kidding with me? Young and rich—that describes me
So what do you want me to do?
Are you kidding with me? x2

(hello) yes sir, i’m one of a kind
I’m a bear that can do a lot of tricks—no, more like a fox
(hello, hello, hello) yes sir, i’m one of a kind
I’m an annoying snob

This is already my second album,
My rap is what makes takes the ladies to the bedroom—yea, i’m busy
Money flower blooms on my business
My song makes everyone cry

I love it!

I just keep on getting modeling offers
Even when others try to turn their heads away from my face they’re still in the same place because there’s my face everywhere
They don’t have enough copies to sell, in fact
You say you can’t live because of me?

Get back, are you kidding with me? Young and rich—that describes me
So what do you want me to do?
Are you kidding with me? x2

La la la, don’t curse me, oh please, look at me with loving eyes, la la la, please accept me, please love me

(hello) yes sir, i’m one of a kind
I’m a bear that can do a lot of tricks—no, more like a fox
(hello, hello, hello) yes sir, i’m one of a kind
I’m an annoying snob
cus I’m quite expensive

Yes hyung, yes noona (whats wrong with you)
Ah, I’m just bored
Yes hyung, yes noona, (what’s wrong with you)
I’m sorry that I’m so popular

Just follow me, follow me, just follow me, follow me, follow follow me

(hello) yes sir, i’m one of a kind
I’m a bear that can do a lot of tricks—no, more like a fox
(hello, hello, hello) yes sir, i’m one of a kind
I’m an annoying snob
cus I’m quite expensive

Credit: Mind Junk

To those VIPs who know about G Dragon it was a rare sight to see him bragging about his skills. One can easily point G Dragon as the most shy and humble person among Big Bang members.

The lyrics may seem just like a way to blow his own trumpet but G Dragon actually sends a message with his words.

GD clearly points this out in his song,

  • He is wild and young
  • He is popular and rich
  • He is an annoying snob who is number one

And there are lot more adjectives which describe him.

BUT GD points out all this is not entirely his fault. He did not seek this willingly. He is rich because he is recognised by others and he does not get the money without doing anything. He works hard writing songs, modelling and promoting and many more activities.

He can move people with songs which are melancholy or sexy. But contrary to what others feel he is just not a puppet who does stuff which others want. He has his own ideals on what to do and how to do it. This is explained with an analogy of a bear and fox. GD says he is not just a bear which does tricks but is also clever like a fox.

And lastly the line which touched me most

La la la, don’t curse me, oh please, look at me with loving eyes, la la la, please accept me, please love me

G Dragon has been through many criticisms and has always been judged for his actions, fashion, music and everything. People see him with a prejudiced eye and classify him as someone who is such a person with low morale. But despite all that he just needs love and acceptance. To all those who judge him he just needs em to look at him without the coloured glasses and to actually see the human ‘Kwon Ji Yong’ behind G Dragon and to follow him without cursing!

The entire song may sound like bragging but this one line just shows G Dragon needs people’s acceptance as much as any tom, dick and harry next door!

VIDEO:

Contrary to the  deep lyrics the video was all fun and frolic. It starts with GD being all chummy with a tiger cub! The bonding moment between GD and the tiger was just adorable. And then the video started moving fast. We had GD all dressed up in hip hop gear and dancing with many similar outfitted people in a white background. Seriously I LOVE THE CHOREO in this MV.. its not fast paced or anything. It just fits with the song seamlessly and GD just oozes swag all through the video.

GD and Hip Hop:

The video shows many different scenes throughout which can depict who GD really is! The scene with his hip hop friends shows his love for music because after all what is said and done G Dragon ultimately wanted to be a underground hip hop musician and not an idol. So the scenes which depict his lightning speed rap skills just stem from his deepest wish and appreciation for that genre of music.

GD and Girls:

G Dragon seems to be a master at love as depicted by the scene with all the sexy girls with hot legs *damn feeling guilty like hell here* and seems to be a playboy but the scene with the Barbie who has a bad temper shows he is not that cool. He is someone who gets hurt easily in relation and ultimately this leads to the scores of sad love songs which become a hit. A barbie was used maybe to show that GD always falls in love with girls who seem beautiful but are ultimately just plastic.

GD and animals: 

GD’s love for animals is shown through his scene with the tiger cub and bear cub. GD is someone who draws love from animals as seen by his interaction with his pet dog Gaho. GD treats Gaho like his son and the scene with the bear cub where both GD and the bear act cute is too amazing. Koreans have this practise of comparing people with animals and determining their personalities. G Dragon has always been compared to a fox as he revealed in one of his previous interviews. Maybe he values it that much and just showed people that though he looks clueless like a bear that is not the reality. In short GD gets as much love from animals as he gives them.

GD and Kids:

Out of all the scenes this one claimed the ‘awww’ moment for me! He looks adorable with those kids. In a way GD is a kid as seen in the scene where he plays with them use toy phones made of plastic cups. He can be a kid and at the same time a good dad. This scene shows that though he acts like a kid at times he is trying his best to grow up. The scene where it looks like he is having a mug shot shows he is sometimes capable of juvenile mistakes but the next second in place of GD standing we have a kid standing which shows that GD does mistakes like a kid and he never means them.

GD and Criticism: 

This aspect has been depicted very well and has the strongest effect in the MV. His round at the boxing ring shows that he is always assaulted by the criticisms but he never fights back because he realises he deserves the harsh words of people to an extent. Though he has a golden head protective gear it doesn’t stop him from getting hurt but he takes the blow continuously until he is knocked down. But he is saddened by the fact that though people punish him they never forgive or forget his past mistakes. They continue to treat him as a criminal on stand which is not the case as he is trying to mend his ways.

GD and Frustration: 

Being an idol is difficult and GD has those moments too which is put forward in the scene where he is sitting stoically while his stylist goes about dressing him. He feels that his life has become monotonous and he is leading a life which is just not interesting but is as boring as the grey shade of clothes he is wearing. All these emotions build up and leads to him breaking down things in frustration. He cannot deal with the way his life is moving and he decides to break down all the stereotypes of his that people have. The scene where he hits glass cases with his outfits shows that he is breaking down all the past characteristics which others attributed to him. And he decided to start over.

GD and New beginning:

Throughout the video has been about how he has been. His dreams, his failures, his pain, his love and finally his frustration. The last part shows how he is having a new beginning. He is starting with a clean slate and a clean look. He has given up the hip hop look and his adolescent hair styles but is resorting for a mature look. But the video closes with him and TaeYang who is his friend from childhood joking around. Yes G Dragon has decided to change and be this mature man with suave personality but basically he is just a fun loving man who enjoys spending time with his friend. He loves goofing off with Taeyang and enjoying life despite all the things he had gone through till now.

FASHION:

One of the main assets of ‘One of a kind’ MV was the mind blowing fashion. I am not going deep into it. But just wanted to say that though his bright yellow hair was shocking and all the accessories seemed heavy and one too many it just clinched well..

He had so many costume changes and hair styles that my head was spinning but hey we are talking G DRAGON here..!! Am not surprised and have to say that the ramen hair is growing on me!!

Final thoughts is that ‘One of a kind’ is something not seen previously from G Dragon. He has challenged something different and has come up with a mesmerizing project. I love  the effort and hard work he has put into it and hoping his other songs will be as entertaining as this one or even more! ROAR G DRAGON!!

Credit of gifs and pic: to owners and uplaoders

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My Little Bride! – Review :)

It was so damn funny to start with but it is a nice story and I wouldn’t mind watching it twice or thrice or even a million times.

It’s a story of a fifteen year old girl who is forced to married her 25 year old cousin. Now..now..stop judging! They make such a cute pair! They fell in love eventually and live happily ever after as in all the romantic stories. Moo-geun young, she is great, expressive  and has an overflowing aegyo 😉 I really love a scene in this movie where she dances in front of a huge wall that she supposes to paint and kim rae-woo is very handsome *sigh*sigh*. Bouen is an innocent girl in the plot, supposedly she have to focused on her studies, sharing make-ups with her friends :P, shopping and she even has a crush on Jungwoo (the dream boy) but the singleness was over she have to fulfill her responsibilty as a wife. Same goes to Sangmin. He was an aspiring playboy who wants to have a lots of girlfriend but it seems the eligibility of being a bachelor was over.

The combination of the two hits off great.

Yet, the ending is too brief for me. A little more to the happily ever after would have been nice.

My Rating: 5/5 (I loved it!!!!)

Girls’ Generation Boom with Paparazzi!!

WOW!!! SNSD’s Paparazzi is out!! I was waiting for this new MV very much lol as I pointed out here.

And what a blast it is!!

Cr: 

I really loved the opening!! As shown in Teaser the gals just walk out amid some flashy cameras and then they assemble in a theatre like place. *I think the concept is that audiences are watching SNSD In an operahouse like setup*

They walk out or rather dance gracefully out *an oldie song Singing in the rain plays in the Background* wearing long trench coats and then suddenly the camera starts flashing *wow I give you gals marks for making use of the camera flashes to suit the concept Paparazzi* and then complete silence…

They remove the coat and throw it!!

YAY!! Party-time 😛

Gosh the opening !! Uh-la-la-la..Uuuh-la-la-la!!! HOT!!

Yoona at the centre doing the sexy move made me swoon! *Ok I admit I am a Yoonaddict teehee but seriously the way she danced*!!! I was swept away!! Their costumes in black and red and their retro styled hair was just right! The glitzy clothes did not see off for the beat of the song and also the dull background highlighted them well.

The move these gals make when Boom!!Boom!! comes!! LOL!!! My Bias speaking here…I think Yoona does it well especially at 2:45 she seems more flexible and sexy:D

And then we move to the girls standing in some weird place *looked like some weird disco hall kekeke* and in white and black outfits. Their hair was slick and cool in ponytails! BUT whats with the Gloves? LOL!!! is it to draw attention to their hands? Can’t they have used white then why Pink? which doesn’t suit their outfits nor the background!! 

Guess we have to NOT see the gloves which is very hard once we start noticing it kekeke!!

The Click sound symbolizing a Camera shutter in  the middle also seems catchy !!

The ending seems perfect with them going back to their innocent trenchcoated self looking like they never danced the sexiest Boom dance and then twirl out of the stage!Aww cute!!

The curtains close and the audience clap and appreciate their musical performance! A Different musical indeed!

My feelings!!

The song may be hard to understand but the Choreo is just amazing. The girls synced perfectly. And to my eyes Sunny stood out well !

I think her blonde hair among the masses of brown and black and her different style was perfect and she didn’t blend in despite her height.

Maybe other girls like Hyoyeon did not get that much time in the front but I think Paparazzi is not just about Individual lines or dance steps.

The Choreography is so detailed that even if one of those 9 girls did a mistake it will get amplified. So Paparazzi is a whole team effort. SM Ent also revealed there may be more than one version of Paparazzi and already a dance edit was released.

Cr: 

Seeing this shows just how much work has been done! And each member contributed whatever they could.

My personal favorite is the First edition because I love the opening in it. Plus Yoona looks adorable in it!

And to all those who would love the lyrics if you wanna sing along..

[All/Jessica] Uh la la la, la la la la 
Uh la la la, Wow wow 
Uh la la la, la la la la 
Uh la la la 
[All/Seohyun]We’re the Girls, we’re the Girls Generation 
[All]Cha cha cha cha 

[Tiffany] Kocchi mite baby denwa shiteru Ring-Ring 
[Jessica] Fushizen na hodo shisen na furi furi 
[Seohyun] Kidzuiteru no yo paparazzi anata ga 
[Sunny] Nozomi toori na egao de Aha-ha-ha 

[Taeyeon] Hide and seek no Everynight 
[Hyo/Seo] Madataku Style noseru Light 
[Sooyoung] Motto ikichi hoshi kunai 
[Tiff/Yu] Naka yoku yorimashou nakama janai 

[All] Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Yoona] Itsudatte anata ga Boom Boom Boom 
[All] Hade ni Car chase hana no Around 
[Jessica] Hikitsuke rarete Boom Boom Boom 

[Seohyun] Negan mo tsukerare yashinai ai wo 
[Taeyeon]Yami wo saite Flashing saite mane 
[All] Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Tiffany] Metemo samedemo Boom Boom Boom 

[All/Jessica] Uh la la la, la la la la 
Uh la la la 

[Taeyeon] Yakuso to mitai gamen mo Uh la la la 
[Sunny] Majime utteru ana kono La cha cha la 
[Jessica] Danji no kare datte ietemo ma ma ma ma 
[Seohyun]Himitsu no kisu no suriru de hara hara 
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/snsd/paparazzi_21022345.html
[Tiffany] Punkadelic crazy night 
[Yu/Yoo] Tokimeki Style no Searching Light 
[Jessica] Bad Boy Bad Girl kinishinai 
[Sun/Soo] Odore sareru yori odoru ga Style 

[All] Life is a party tamechi hodo ureru 
[Yuri] Mitsukatta razai ga Boom Boom Boom 
[All] Yoru no hade iso no kage 
[Sunny] Saki no warishite Boom Boom Boom 

[Jessica] Uwasa ga uwasa ni tobi hishite irai 
[Taeyeon] Moe agatte Burning shiteku My name 

[All] We’re the Girls, we’re the Girls Generation 

*Hyoyeon Solo Dance* 

[Seohyun] Aishite aisare tadake na no ni 
[Taeyeon] Kono koi mo kegareta koi nande 
[Jessica]Gaman dekinai gaman dekinai 
[Sunny] Nande sawaiteru hima wa nai no 
[Hyoyeon] Achi de mo kochi de mo Boom Boom Boom 

[Yuri] Mirarete no hodo kagayaku wada kara 
[Tiffany] Come on friends hora oide yo Ra-ta-ta 

[All]Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Sooyoung]Itsudatte anata ga Boom Boom Boom 
[All]Hade ni Car chase hana no Around 
[Tiffany] Hikitsuke rarete Boom Boom Boom 

[Taeyeon] Kowarete namida no hitotsumu ga ima 
[Jessica] Hikaru taiyo mon do ni kawaru made 

[All]Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Tiffany] (Life is a party~ Yeah, yeah, yeah! ) 

[All] Metemo samedemo Boom Boom Boom (Boom Boom Boom)

Credits: Lyricsfreak

Playful Kiss-Episode 2 “Scribbles”

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you don’t want us to break the suspense that comes ahead

Characters:

Kim Hyun Joong as Baek Seung Jo

Jung So Min as Oh Ha Ni

Lee Tae Sung as Bong Joon Gu

Jung Hye Young as Hwang Geum Hee (Seung Jo’s mother)

Oh Kyung Soo as Baek Soo Chang (Seung Jo’s father)

Kang Nam Gil as Oh Ki Dong (Ha Ni’s father)

Hong Yoon Hwa as Jung Joo Ri (Ha Ni’s friend)

Yoon Seung Ah as Dok Go Min Ah (Ha Ni’s friend)

OMG! Ha Ni is really surprised to see Baek Seun Jo! (But I am not…The story has to go somewhere). Seun Jo’s mom is calling both of them in (Her voice is real kind and sweet…I won’t complain if I get her as my mother-in-law…LOL). Ha Ni really can’t believe her luck. I wonder whether she is feeling delighted or disappointed!

Suen jo comes in; greets the elders; sits down and starts reading book!!!!(NERD ALERT!!). Seun Jo’s mom herself says that her son is arrogant and weird (he he he..). My ideal mother-in-law! Suen Jo’s little brother Eun Jo comes down from his room carrying (AGAIN!) a book!! Good Lord! A family of nerds. He is a exact copy of his brother and insults Oh Ha Ni. What is wrong with the brothers? Cant they see how cute Ha Ni is?  But Oh Ni tries hard to prove that she is not that dumb. But poor Ha Ni…may be she is a teeny bit dumb.

Seun Jo’s mother has decorated a room for Ha Ni- pink curtain, pink bed, pink lamp  pink pillows…is it a unwritten rule that a girls bedroom must be pink? Anyways she tells Ha Ni that she always yearned for a daughter and sees Ha Ni like one. Now Please…Please….be my Mother In Law. She gifts Ha Ni shoes- Princess styled ballerinas!

Seun Jo comes in and scolds Ha Ni for disturbing his peaceful life for past few days. Wake up boy! She is giving you new experiences! He leaves and another “Ha Ni Fantasy”. These fantasy scenes are the only things I don’t like about this drama. Ha Ni gets ready to wash up. She keeps her toothbrush(that’s right a pink one) next to Seun Jo’s brush. The brushes kiss. Now this is the kind of fantasy I approve of! Cute and babyish!

Next day at breakfast Ha Ni steals glances at Seun Jo. But he glares at her. I must be crazy because the glare looks cute. Seun Jo’s Mom asks him to accompany Ha Ni to school but he just storms out! That handsome jerk! Ha Ni chases behind him. What on the earth is happening? Guys are supposed to chase girls!

He even tells her not to tell anyone about them living together and tells her to follow him. But he notices a creepy guy and asks her to go in front (Telling her she was short). But we got you Seun Jo! You are taking care of Ha Ni!

Wow! A salon inside Ha NI’s class! My dream school it is! The teacher comes in and asks for a haircut. Man I have got to find this school. After the school is over Ha Ni asks Seun Jo to wait for her and take her home. But poor Joon Gu interferes and offers to take Ha Ni home. But in Train Ha nI gets down and gives a slip to Joon Gu. The poor guy is shocked. Sorry Joon Gu. Ha Ni quickly catches a taxi and rushes to school but finds that Suen Jo is gone. Disappointed, she decides to walk alone. Seun Jo’s mom scolds him for leaving Ha Ni behind. He acts like he doesn’t care but he couldn’t rest.

On way home the creepy man from corning comes infront of Ha Ni and strips. At the right moment Suen Jo covers Ha Ni’s eye and they walk home together. Lovely!

Suen Jo was a girl once 😛

Yeah his mother so wanted to have a girl. So she raised him as a girl for a while. She shows all his childhood pics (dressed up as girl) to Ha Ni. Ha Ni is shocked and makes “evil plotter” face. Darling! Definitely not suiting your pretty face!

The next day their gym clothes mix up. So suen Jo marches to Ha N’s class and calls her out. Everyone in the class looks shocked that Mighty Suen Jo is even talking to Ha Ni. While trading clothes Ha Ni says that it is ok if Suen Jo wears her clothes as he is used to girl’s clothes. Suen Jo’s pretty face looks confused for a second. The next second Ha Ni flashes one of Suen Jo’s childhood pictures. Suen Jo tries to snatch it from her. They run around the tree like tollywood couple. It is so adorable. They make such a cute couple. Then suddenly Suen Jo gives Ha Ni a mini heart attack by coming colder. They were just inches away and it looked like they were kissing. Pretty Sight!

Hani tells Suen Jo that she would give the photo back if he helped her to climb up top 50 in school (and win a piggy back ride from him). Way to go Ha Ni! Fighting! Our Baeky tries his best to tech Ha Ni. But Ha Ni can only see his face and fantasize. I can’t blame her! I would do the same.

Though she was not a smart ass, Ha Ni works really hard. Works up her concentration to a whole new level and manages to climb to 50th position. Seun Jo congratulates her and holds out his hand.
(She held it ofc!) But he was holding out for his photo. But when he turned around with the foto in his hand Ha Ni thanks him enthusiastically and Baeky couldn’t help but smile. That’s what we need….smiles from him! This guy should smile more often! His smile is cutie cute.

Ha Ni’s teacher stops him and demands him to give piggy back ride to Ha Ni. Ha Ni tries her best to avoid the situation but everyone around starts chanting “Piggy Back Ride”. You can thank them later Ha Ni.

This episode was very good. There was a small chemistry growing between Ha Ni and Seun Jo. The band playing in the middle of the episode seemed a little unwanted. All in all this episode was a “relationship opener”.

Romance Rating: 4/5

Music Rating:3/5

Episode Rating: 4/5