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!

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!

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 !!!

Credit of Pics: To uploaders, tagged

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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SONG

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.

VIDEO

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!!!

 

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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’.

Cr:

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..

SONG:

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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Celebrity adaptation of PSY’s ‘Oppa Gangnam Style’ – SeungRi & Nelly Furtado !

YEP!!! ‘Gangnam Style’ by PSY is still going viraland it has even reached astounding  limits where international TV stations cover this catchy song and baseball stadium filled with baseball fans start dancing as soon as the song is played.

Flash Mob dances are being carried out all over the world and we can see how the horseback ride step is very catchy, sexy and dorky at the same time!

‘Gangnam Style’ fever has not only seized fans but even celebrities have fallen prey to this virus!

What do you know!!!

Canadian singer Nelly Furtado loves ‘Oppan Gangnam Style’ and has been dancing to this song in her concerts which took place in Manila, Philippines.

Here is her version of ‘Gangnam Style’! I would claim this as the sexy version and she moves well indeed!

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This is what we call Smexyy!!

It is really amazing that a non-korean idol has parodied this song showing how influential this video has been! PSY went international with just ONE song and really it was a one-of-the-kind song !!

Another celebrity who challenged PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ – SeungRi from Big Bang!

Both PSY and SeungRi are from the same company and Panda Ri playfully challenged his world famous hyung and also requested his hyung not to forget him!

A Panda that dances! ADORABLE!

As SeungRi’s hometown is Gwanju in South Korea many call this “Panda Gwanju Style”

This version is ultra cool and Ri has added his own quirkiness to the steps by making it look choppy! It is not smooth flowing lik Nelly Furtado’s but at the same time it gives a cool vibe!

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This is what we call Swag!!

Really love both their performances !!

Which do you like more? Sexy Nelly version or Swag SeungRi version!!

PS: Did you guys know that Big Bang’s Daesung and SeungRi made a cameo appearance in the original version of PSY’s Gangnam Style??? kekeke!

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BigBang is ‘Alive’ with hot songs of the year!

BigBang is one of the top Korean Boy groups and they are widely known for their widely different music style! They are capable of shifting from a party song with electric music to a sweet melody which shows their prowess in R&B. After a whirlwind of scandals which shook them last year Big Bang made their comeback in 2012 with a strong album ‘Alive’! I know I am quite late to post this but I have recently started listening to their music. I started with their old hits and gradually picked up the recent ‘Alive’ songs!! Gosh!!

I can actually see how they have evolved over the years and can see why they have been tremendously successful!

‘Alive’ has many songs but I have decided to rant and rave about these 4 songs with MVs because they were highly successful in youtube gathering many viewers! So lets see what ‘Alive’ is all about!

Fantastic Baby

Ideally ‘Fantastic Baby’ is the best song to show that they still haven’t lost their style! Out of the 4 I would give ‘Fantastic Baby’ the title of ‘Best Video Ever’ in this album. The opening with an owl made me think creepy and then we see G Dragon sitting in a throne practically smothered in hair! It looks like GD has been in same position for so long that his hair has grown out of control somewhat signifying his hiatus due to the scandal last year! And then after a strong opening scene we move onto the video!

MIND BLOWING!

Right from GD with his awesome hair and Taeyang who is all frozen but is slowly starting to thaw I was like shocked! And then enters TOP!!

Wow! Fantastic Baby!

TOP is easily the member with the deepest voice in Big Bang! And I really love how his deep rappers voice has been used in this video! His opening with bright blue hair on a painting shows he has the best visuals among the 5 *best enough to deserve a painting in the museum keke* and his ‘BOOM SHAKALA‘ made me fangirl to the maximum!

Daesung has deviated from his normal style for ‘Alive’ and I like his blonde look for it! When I see him chained I can only think of the pain he had to go through last year and then his vocals! He always amazes one with his high notes!

Finally SeungRi looks all sexy and mysterious in black surrounded by cat women! His body shows the scars which may denote all the hardships BB has to endure!

Being SeungRi biased I was upset he had few lines in this song but I can easily understand why he had so less! Ri is the owner of sweet soft voice in BB the exact opposite of TOP and anyone can see that ‘Fantastic Baby’ is not a sweet melo but a party song! But never fear SeungRi’s line was the most illuminating line for me in the whole song

Mama Just Let me be your Lover!

teehee!!

Wow Fantastic Baby! Starting of with all these sexy elements the song slowly became cute and fluffy at the end with all our adorable dorks dancing crazily! Just shows despite all the chaos and what nots at the end of the day Big Bang is just Big Bang and they are crazy as ever!

Fantastic Baby seems complicated when you see the video for the first time but I got addicted to it immediately as it shows each of the 5 members in a different scenario and all having their own activities and fighting all the ‘Stop Music’ shouts but finally they come closer as a group which all love and respect!

Bad boy

To Be Honest ‘Bad Boy’ was the song which I first liked in this album but then what happened later is a different story! Bad Boy is a classic song where the guy is all like ‘Dont love me am not good for you’ sorta thing and he tells his ‘Good Lady’ to leave him. To make the story short the guy wont change even if it means he has to lose the good girl! MEN!! It’s a universal thing for guys I see! Tsktsk!

Contrastingly ‘Bad Boy’ is very easy and straightforward. Big Bang members keep telling that they are Bad Boys to their girls who ignore them! Well I love Bad boys and so do 90% of female population so can I have you guys?? LOL!!
This song is What I would term the ‘The Cutest Song’!

It gave a hip-hop feeling and at the same time the trio of Taeyang, SeungRi and Daesung did provide their usual vocals in the middle which was the best! And the fashion of the members!! It was subtler than ‘Fantastic Baby’ but at the same time eye-catching.

G Dragon was heavily dressed with a fur like covering and just proving that he has a totally different fashion sense which not many of us can understand. TOP is also leaning towards that end but just have to say that the Skull necklace totally rocks! Wonder how heavy it is keke!

But being from a population of not-so-fashion forward I liked Daesung’s style simply because he was normal and his neutral coloured clothes blended with his bleached hair perfectly! Taeyang and SeungRi love  both your dance forever!!

‘Bad Boy’ is a light song and has a groovy music to listen to!

Monster

‘Monster’ is the bottom of my list simply because I was not impressed by the MV! It looked all action packed and stormy and from the future kind but sadly am not a fan of such things and so ‘Monster’ did not touch me like other songs did!

But with respect to the song Big Bang proved that their vocals are still on par with excellence and the weird hairdos do not deter their excellent singing skills!

My opinion for ‘Monster’..

But keeping aside my prejudices I sure have to say that whoever produced the MV is totally cool!

I was like this after seeing the video!

The video opens at a location which looks like a shooting ground and someone is running! Turns out it was TOP but only thing is TOP looks like an alien with weird eyes! In fact all 5 BB members looks different or in other words like a “monster”.

But please do not judge them from their outer appearance! As Daesung keeps insisting that despite a weird nose ring he is in reality a really nice guy! LOL!!

His words..

I love you! Baby I am not a monster!

I take your word Daesung but what is with your fellow member’s hair?

Taeyang who rarely experiments with different hair styles unlike somebody else *cough G Dragon cough TOP* tried something different this time!

The stylist must have just gelled Tae’s hair into two bunches which sadly resembled a Micky Mouse! heehee!!

But fortunately Taeyang came to the rescue of another member who had a  weird haircut and thus saved him by sacrificing himself!

I am talking about G Dragon’s blonde mushroom look! If the micky mouse hair did not exist GD’s mushroom would have been the talk of the town! I barely could see his face though the lip ring  did provide a nice distraction. Only normal person was SeungRi who had numbers scrolling on his forehead! LOL!!

Monster is ‘Most Mysterious Song’ in the album! Maybe ‘Monster’ will be liked by others who are into sci-fi and action stuff but I think ‘Fantastic Baby’ was sci-fi enough for me!

Blue

Here comes my most favourite song!!!! As I already said ‘Bad Boy’ stole my heart first and I would term it my first love but ‘Blue’ is my true love! I was a bit put off by the MV at first because it seemed slow and painful! But when I listened to the song carefully and knew what the meaning of the lyrics was I fell in love irrevocably!

YES! ‘Blue’ is a melancholy song which brings tears to one’s eyes with its beauty! But what is the soul of this song?

Not flashy videos or electronic autotuning!

It is just the breathtaking vocals of the members which made it so touching. SeungRi jus took the price this time! He had few lines in all the other hyper songs but he proved his power of sweet vocals with the beautiful chorus!

I’m singing my blues!

Whenever I hear him sing this line I hum along and just get drowned in the melody! G Dragon has once again proved that Big Bang is just not a group which produces breezy and electric songs but it can make one melt with heart warming melodies! Daesung and SeungRi prove that they are the best duo for the next collab unit in YG!! LOL!! Pretty please a Daeri album!!

The rap in this song was considerably slower and less frequent and the beginning of GD’s rap blended so well with Ri’s I’m singing my blues!

Though I was a bit disoriented by TOP’s rap part which seemed quite different to all the bluey vocals but then it did not do much damage!

And Tae’s unique style with the bandana is so adorable and him singing while sitting on top of a roof seems so normal too! ‘Blue’ and ‘Bad Boy’ had many similarities! The coloring of the video was same and the setting did not move around much lik ‘Monster’ and ‘Fantastic Baby’! Most of the times the 5 members were seen together in ‘Blue’ and ‘Bad Boy’ and this portrayed a nice unified image.

‘Blue’ speaks about breakup simple! I was impressed by the supporting actress in this video because she somehow fit into the video and did not seem awkward! The breakup can lead to tears and sorrow and can make one’s life blue because of sadness! But the opening line of winter having passed and spring at last reaching them gives one hope that despite being blue they can overcome their sadness.

In a way ‘Blue’ seems like Big Bang’s song to the world! When faced with a blue time thinking that they can never come back as a group their hearts were sad and filled with doubts. But this new comeback is their first step into the world with hope and trepidation. They have waited with bruised hearts till the winter has passed and now are ready to face spring!

Seeing the overwhelming response that Big Bang has received maybe it is time to start overcoming their fears and sadness! Big Bang you are not alone and your album shows that you’re ‘Alive’ once again and ready to rule the music world!

Blue ‘Best Lyrics’ credit to the mighty genius G Dragon!

Here is the english translation of this song..

The winter had passed
And the spring has come
We have withered
And our hearts are bruised from longing

(i’m singing my blues)
Used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
The love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

Under the same sky, at different places
Because you and i are dangerous
I am leaving you
One letter difference from ‘nim’^
It’s cowardly but i’m hiding because i’m not good enough
Cruel breakup is like the end of the road of love
No words can comfort me
Perhaps my lifetime’s last melodrama
Now its final curtain is coming down

I was born and i met you
And i have loved you to death
My cold heart that has been dyed blue
Even with my eyes closed, i can’t feel you

The winter had passed
And the spring has come
We have withered
And our hearts are bruised from longing

(i’m singing my blues)
Used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
The love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

I feel like my heart has stopped beating
You and i, frozen there, after a war
Trauma, that has been carved in my head
Once these tears dry up, i will moistly remember my love
I’m neither painful nor lonely
Happiness is all self-talk
I can’t stand something more complicated
It’s no big deal, i don’t care
Inevitable wandering, people come and go

I was born and i met you
And i have loved you to death
My cold heart that has been dyed blue
Even if you have left, i’m still here

(i’m singing my blues)
Used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
The love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

Again tonight, underneath that blue moonlight
I will probably fall asleep alone
Even in my dreams, i look for you
And wander around while singing this song

(i’m singing my blues)
Used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
The love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

(i’m singing my blues)
Used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
The love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

Credits of lyrics translation: Kpoplyrics

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My only regret is there were other awesome songs like ‘Ain’t No Fun’ ‘Stay Alive’ and more which did not get an MV!! Sigh!!

This post is solely based on my personal preference and it may differ for each and just have to leave a final note that the GIFs I used are not mine but the handsome work of many kindly souls!!

Before I start raving again I gotta run!!

See yah!! Until next time!

What is hotter and sexier than a Man in Apron? A Hallyu star who cooks!

You would have heard of Jang Keun Suk’s many achievements! He is the most versatile actor. He is the owner of sexy voice. He is one of the current leading star in Hallyu wave!!

But did you know that he is an AWESOME COOK???

LOL!!! When one see this pic for the first time it may strike that he is posing for an advertisement..

You’re both right and wrong!!

Yes he is shooting for a promo pic!! But no this is not just any advertisement. Seem Suk is shooting pics for his own Cook Book!!!

What do you know??

This guy is just perfect!!

He sings,dances,acts and now COOKS??

Talk about perfect boyfriend material!! hahaha!!! He looks smexy in that leopard printed aprons!!

One may think this is just a joke!! But nope because Sukkie’s favorite hobby is cooking!! And he especially loves to cook for others!! Family and Friends! Can I go to Korea now to eat his food? 

LOL!! Since it looks like we all cant go to Korea, Suk has devised an easier plan. We can buy his cook book “Love Recipe” which contains awesome pictures of his *I assure you they are droolworthy*.

So along with Jang Keun Suk’s recipes you will have a personal feeling of Cooking with him due to those pics..

And Is there going to be a video of him cooking too? I saw this trailer..

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Wow!!! What a delicious sight!

When you see these pics you will understand why the gurus had to put this post under Sexy 

Because what is more Sexier than Jang Keun Suk cooking for you?

LOL!!! The recipe book will be off the shelves soon I bet!! *Just wonder if there will be any cooking done with so many distracting pics teehee*

Credit: Tagged,uploaders in FB and weibo

‘Shine the light’ G-Dragon concert rocks!

After Jang Keun Suk rocking Japan yesterday another K Pop fever which hit headlines was Big Bang entering world charts with their new album Alive!!

But I am not here to talk about it..We shall deal with that in another analysis..

I am very much attracted by the Big Bang idols. Especially their style. The way they dress and carry themselves around is  awesome.

Coming to G-Dragon who wouldnt like that cute guy with weird hair color and hairstyles who looks like everything a cute K guy must look like. But what differentiate GD is though he maybe look like just another Korean idol who is a pretty boy he knows what to wear and how to wear. His fashion sense is legendary in K world and in the concert he adopted the manly look which was even more emphasized due to the shaved hair style.

But boy was I wrong!! G-Dragon IS SCALDING HOT!!!

He is just not cute but he rocks the stage with this song!

He performed this in his concert “Shine the light” 

I know this is quite old but seeing this years later doesn’t stop me admiring the props on stage.

A bed!! LOL!!! 

Enjoy seeing our cutsie G-Dragon meander his way sexily on stage!! And his voice was way hot. I was very much surprised that his singing live on stage was so cool under the circumstances.

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Here is GD’s hot performance of his song ‘A Boy’ at the concert. GD in white hot pants was just the perfect sight and his transformation for Michael Jackson’s song in the middle nearly killed me! Imagine G Dragon dancing to MJ’s ‘Dangerous’!! He made a remix with Shine the light and Dangerous which just blew me off..

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And right at 2.52 onwards I lost my precious eyesight! Was blinded for a few minutes! Just check the video to understand! Seriously whenever GD steps on the stage he changes and transforms into an epic entertainer! KUDOS!