I regret not reviewing Happiness last year so I am not missing this chance ever!
If you are still reading up to this point I can see that you are still not hooked with the title and you haven’t seen the MV yet, so come join the high watch the video below! NOW!
I unknowingly, subconsciously, followed the teasers for this MV and from the earlier snippets of it kind of already gave the vibe that ‘Dumb Dumb’ will alot be more experimental and crazier than any other SM-produced MVs out there. And it did stood up to that reputation.
A/N: First of all, yes this is my first time doing an album review in this blog and I hope I am doing it right. I’m really clueless about this so forgive me if I commit some mistakes along the way. Yes, I think the blog is back with its regular programming and sorry if I the blog just returned after such a long time.
ODD is SHINee’s 4th studio album and unlike their previous albums, SHINee took a break from their usual ‘complextro’ and took on another step towards Pop-Dance this time. ODD is composed of eleven full-length tracks which were composed and written with the likes of Kenzie, The Jam Factory, The Underdogs even SHINee’s very own Kin Jonghyun and many more. So shall we start our track-by-track mini review? 🙂
Who waited for this to come out because they are intrigued?
Yes. The previews tickled my inquisitive side because Why on Earth are they crying?!!! I was not disappointed on the answer. It is one hell of a storyline. I love it!
First things first; We all know that these Super Junior subunit-slash-duo does not do ‘serious’ and ’emotional’, right? I bet you all have seen both Oppa Oppa and Motorcycle, right? They are funky, playful, bright and groove worthy but they are Continue reading
SM is opening 2015 with a delightful suprise!
Today, SHINee’s Jonghyun has announced his solo debut through a music video teaser and image teaser on SMTown’s website and official YouTube Channel.
Witihin a mysterious tagline: “There are reasons to be attracted to Danger” Jonghyun will be releasing his solo mini album on January 12th entitled “BASE”. So make sure to watch out for more teasers!
I know all of you are confused. Questions like Is that Goo Hye Sun from BOF?, That’s Changmin form TVXQ right? to What exactly is a BeatBurger? and BeatBuger is an SM Ent. music producer right? are currently lingering and boggling your mind right now. So before going to the review let us get that straight first.
Who is/ are BeatBurger?
BeatBurger is a group of people that is consists of Shim Jaewon (DJ and vocals), Hwang Sang Woon (Performance), MQ (Rap), Stephen Ju (Guitar), Flash Finger (Keyboard), Gu Jong Pil (Sound Director) and Park Kyu Yong (VJ) and according to their YouTube About page they are a Live Performance team and as a KPop genereal knowledge, you might have heard or read about them as choreographers and producers on various SM artists albums although they do not necessarily all present all the time in one project.
To make the confusion more confusing, as a group they fall under the Electronic genre. But since we want to understand what BeatBurger is, think of it as a production unit complete with people who is involved with production but they can also do live performances and they will not be hesitant on making and producing their own material.
And just for the sake of simplification; they are like THE JYP who produces, choreographs and performs his own songs but with a dash of TEDDY of YG for a bit of swag because they also produces for other artist but they fall under EDM and yes, they do grace us with their presence on music festivals.
And for the second most asked question => Is that Goo Hye Sun and Changmin?
Yes. It’s great right? 😀
And for my first reaction for this MV; At last! Somebody in KPop have done Electro House right! And for the case of the repetitive lyrics, most EDM tracks have lyrics that kind of just loops and loops around. The track sounds a bit weird for some who are not really into Electro House, or the whole EDM for that matter, but this is addicting and definitely catchy. And I am not going to lie and yes, at first I also thought about Zedd but then again, not really. I immediately release it, it’s a bit childish to see it that way. C’mon! Falling in the same sub-genre does not make you a copycat., you simply just have the same genre. But maybe “say high, say high” is not really that fitting for EDM vibe but it fits and it works so yeah.
As for the music video, I didn’t have the slightest idea that Electro can suit in light and bright MV until now. I mean, the characters’ movements are a bit harsh and weird but the setting is a bit surprising. Yes, we are used to have computer generated graphics flying all over our screens on EDM MVs or just the plain party scene flashing throughout the entire video but they did a complete 180 turn for this one and maybe that’s what makes this one stand out form the rest. I really like the out of the box thing that they have pulled out for this. I do realize that they have somehow managed to insert a couple of computer graphics with Jaewon in the video but the MV is composed mainly of Goo Hye Sun and Changmin’s part and the song surprisingly fitted in a dainty story telling and the demure music video. It does have the weird interpretative dance thing that makes you cringe but whether you are to accept it or not, it adds to the uniqueness and appeal of the whole thing. This music video is weirdly amazing!
Although we might have a few arguments on whether I am just plainly crazy on liking the MV and you thinking that this a whole new level of disastrous, I think, we can settle on the fact that this is a refreshing thing for the entire Korean Music Scene. This is new and it is a bit exciting. At least now we know that yes, we can do EDM properly in a music industry that has been dominated with KPop and there is Korean EDM music scene happening in the midst of pop that has conquered Korea.
To conclude, it is also good to see SM showcasing and giving the chance for their producers to a have a piece of limelight that somehow translates to the company’s gratefulness that yes these are the people behind our artists and they do have their own talents so let us all step back give them the spotlight.
SM through their official YouTube channel has just announced their artists’ collaborative project with BeatBurger and first to be up is none other than *drumroll please*, Super Junior’s Eunhyuk!
The collaboration resulted in a almost jazzy urban Hip hop track matched with an equally sleek Eunhyuk dance moves.
So click the play button below to check it out.
And be sure to be on the look out for the next collaborating artist.
credits: SMTown’s YouTube channel
For two years now EXO fans have been waiting to get their share of an official fandom name and it looks like today is that day!
SM has officially named the fandom as “EXO-L”!
And to have an official announcement regarding their official fandom name, please watch EXO on the video below.
SM did confirm last week that they are indeed preparing to debut a girl group after a long time but who would have guessed that they are doing it after a week?!
It looks like they are debuting with a song entitled “Happiness” although their exact debut date and their MV release date is yet been confirmed.
Please anticipate more from this newest addition to SM’s idol group line up and please check their official website: redvelvet.smtown.com
credits: SMTown’s YouTube channel
I anticipated a lot for this f(x) comeback after I realized that they were treated really underrated last year because I felt Pink Tape deserved more than what they have got from last year. So when their ghostly-anime-fugitive-party-girl teasers came out. That expectation just shot up somewhere outside our visible universe. Then the previews happened and that group pic with “WARNING! Five cats will have a surprise attack at 00:00AM” happened and the highlight medley happened and I just can’t help but to expect for the best. So July 3, 2014 finally happened and I played f(x)’s Red Light MV.
So when the phone rang and the beat started then Krystal sang that “Eh Eh Eh Eh Eh Wait A Minute!” and Sulli followed after, The song got my attention but when the drop of beat was made, I knew that there was something wrong and it was just like IGAB once again. I was like “NOOOOOOOOO!!! SM you just didn’t do that again! Not to f(x)! Damn it!”
We hope you got their warning.
Here is f(x)’s Music Video Teaser
f(x)’s 3rd full-length album – Red Light will be officially be released on July 7 and Red Light’s MV release and f(x)’s comeback stage will be happening on July 3!
So stay excited!
credits: SMTown’s YouTube channel