2NE1 Wants to Know: Do You Love Me? The answer to this question is obvious: of course we love 2NE1. They usually have pretty good grooves, pretty awesome dance moves, and they represent a strong independent female image that many of us identify with. But if this song is asking whether I love it, the answer is no. If the music video is asking whether I love it, the answer is meh. I wanted to. I really, really did. So much so that I felt guilty the entire time I was writing this review. My number one girl group bias is 2NE1. I’m practically obligated to love their latest track.
But it seems that it was not meant to be. The track starts out promising enough. The opening features an 80s-like synth sound that sets the stage for an epic, promising prequel to last summer’s “I Love You.” But something goes wrong almost immediately: CL starts spelling out not just one word but the entire title of the song. For anyone fluent in English, this is potentially jarring. I wanted to respond, “Yeah, I know how to spell the name of the song!” after the second round of spelling started at the end of the first verse. While CL’s voice sounds excellent, it’s just completely wasted on this phrase.
The lyrical failure doesn’t stop there. Indeed, the lyrics are characterized by an obsessive and immature point of view on making a genuine emotional connection to a potential romantic partner. There’s nothing transcendent or beautiful. To some, the lyrics will be read as syrupy and sweet. Alternatively, they might be read as perfect, creepy stalker material:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, I only think of you
Morning, lunch time, evening, dawn, all day you burn me up
In the end, L O V E is what I say
I think I have fallen into the ocean called you
While this might appeal to younger audiences, 2NE1 (and their song writer/producer Teddy) can and have done better, and we wonder if they should have taken their own advice from “I Love You”: don’t become obsessed.
Maybe the lyrics wouldn’t matter so much if the delivery mechanism didn’t fall so flat. While the sound got off to a strong start, instead of building into something bigger and bigger that carries the listener away, the song builds up a little and then just stays there for three and a half minutes. It’s almost like an aborted lift off. Each contributor individually sounds pretty good, especially Minzy and Park Bom, but they gave me a snack when I was hungry for a feast. In fact, that is essentially this song’s whole problem. Coming from anyone else, it probably would seem like a decent song. But coming from a Teddy-2NE1 collaboration, we just expect more.
Sometimes an excellent music video can make up for a mediocre song. Also, sometimes things go wrong, and the original music video concept has to be scrapped. This is what happened with the video for “Do You Love Me?” To keep their release schedule on track, YG Entertainment decided to film a music video using cell phones and handheld cameras at the Jejudo villa of YG’s Yang Hyun-suk.
There are two ways of looking at the end result. The first is that there is nothing inherently wrong with it. It might have absolutely nothing to do with the music or anything else really, but it’s fun. 2NE1 gives their fans a look at what it could be like to party with them, and it sure seems fun. There are pillow fights, nights out clubbing, dancing, looking wasted and half done up in the bathroom. There are cameos from the YG Entertainment family and a fun animated mouth on a smartphone. All ingredients for a good girl’s night out, at least by some people’s standards. In fact, it wouldve been a great video for “Fallin’ in Love.”
And thats the second way of looking at it: the song and the video just dont match. The video seems completely random. It lacks the emotion that the lyrics express. In the end, this makes the video kind of a disappointment. Would it have been so bad to just let the release schedule get pushed back? They did just announce that G-Dragon’s newest album is postponed without even announcing a new release date. The whole thing starts to seem a little lazy on YG’s part. They had a setback, so they decided to not really try anymore. I’m not impressed.
Unfortunately, the same is true of the choreography for this song. They debuted the dance moves on M Countdown, and while they are an improvement over the pathetic effort for “Fallin’ In Love,” they still fall short of what we might have expected after “I’m the Best.” The moves are fun, but they lack power. Minzy’s tremendous dance skills go unused, while Park Bom seems to be losing her touch. Sandara and CL perform inoffensively, but it’s still boring. The did put on some pretty fabulous clothing though, so not all was lost.
Indubitably, many if not most Blackjacks will be pretty excited about this release, the sound, the video and the new dance moves. But overall, 2NE1’s relatively weak releases this summer have made more than one wonder whether Teddy is asleep at the wheel, bored or just out of ideas. Whatever the cause, this potential trend is worrisome. He set the bar so high that now it’s disappointing when he’s not able to clear it. While “Do You Love Me?” is an acceptable contribution to a K-pop daytime music mix, it’s not dance floor material that we’ll be excited about in a couple of months, much less a year later. That’s a shamewhatever they were dancing to in the music video looked like it might have been the right stuff.
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Halo Problems an Apology for Disrespectful HabitIn opposition toLovers kiddy_nights November 24, 2015 0 The fans of the newly-debuted crew Halo are very dissatisfied amongst their behavior, in which they threw out the items and letters given to them via fans, addingone of the most letters written by non-Korean fans in Korean. It's farstated that the letters that were discovered in the trash can were no longer evening opened.
Halos behavior did now notprevent there. They've complained of being bored and tired at a fan signing event, and the leader Ooon and member Yoon Dong have made it obtrusive to their fans that they've got girlfriends.
Ooon posted a photo of his female frienddressed in his favourite shirt, and the couple have showed off their couple telephoneinstances as well.
On November 30, an legit press liberate from HALO’s aspect said, “Yesterday the contributors of HALO met at once with their fans to diffuse the debate in person.” Consistent with their agency, the members discussed with their fans quite so much ofproblems that had circulated on social media, adding reports that leader Ooon gave fans’ items to his female friend equally a couple item, and that member Dino once composed a poem with a fan’s call in it the usage of an beside the point word.
A message a fan gained from leader Ooon.
Dino uploaded a letter at the fancafe, writing, “I feel in charge that I wasn’t in a position to cope with my team as the oldest member. We attempted to manner fans like a friendly vicinity oppa, yetI suspect nosotros just created more misunderstandings. Please settle for our honest apologies.”
EXO and TaeTiSeo Might be Donating Quantitiesin their New Album Profits to Charityck525 November 30, 2015 0 EXO and TaeTiSeo are enteringthe vacation giving spirit and should donate a a phase of the profits from their Christmas albums to charity.
EXO will be freeing their wintry weather special album “Sing For You” on December 21 on and offline. There'll beeither a Korean and a Chinese edition and a portion of the profits will be donated to “SMile for U,” a crusade held between SM Entertainment and UNICEF.
TaeTiSeo, too, will be releasing a new Christmas album “Dear Santa” on December 4. The lyrics for their identify song “Dear Santa” was once written through Seohyun, and the group’s soothing voices blend in smartly with the coziness of winter. Portions of this albums profit, as well, will be donated in opposition to “SMile for U.”
Royal Pirates Indicate Their Differences From Other Korean Rock Bandsck525 November 30, 2015 0 Rock band Royal Pirates pinpointed how they were other from FT Island and CNBLUE.
The exhibit for Royal Pirates’s new album “3.3” was oncehung on November 30. All through the event, the band turned into asked how they were various from other bands reminiscent ofToes Island and CNBLUE.
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According to the report, back in November 2012 at a Korean BBQ place, Kim Chang Ryul told Kim, 'You have 'celebrity disease' and slapped him several times along side abusive language. He also took the bankbook and credit cards owned by 3 of the former Wonder Boyz members. He kept information technology for himself and all the style through the span of 3 months, he took 30 million won (approx.$25,912 U.S.).
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Now if this userin point of fact is a former Wonder Boyz member (the staff has since disbanded), it looks to be member Kim Taehyun, as he suits the remaining name and the age.
A post on Pann is amassing much attention for its predicted indexed and published it with the title, “This is the solution for MAMA winners.” The list, then on, much reactions from netizens as they pitch their own mindon their lonesome artists and advised that EXO, Giant Bang, Girls’ Generation and more must win.
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Surprise Kiss Scene Between Yoo Seung Ho and SunPublished ck525 November 30, 2015 0 Pictures of MAMAMOOs Solar giving Yoo Seung Ho a surprise kiss were revealed.
Fans swooned at symbol posted by capability of MBC every1’s “Imaginary Cat” that showed the candy peck at the cheek shared between Yoo Seung Ho and Solar. The shy love between topfacultyscholars Hyun Jong Hyun (played by Yoo Seung Ho) and Jung Soo In (played by Solar) are adequate to make fans longing forthe impending episode.
In the images, Yoo Seung Ho looks stunned nonethelesscompletely happy to get maintain of a surprise kiss from Solar. The awkward yet affectionate air of new lovers still surround the two, which adds directly tothe entire sweetness of the photo.
Little SEO Woo Captures Hearts on “The Go back of Superman”notclaira November 30, 2015 0 On November 29, actress Jung Si Ah’s daughter Seo Woo made an appearance on “The Return of Superman” with Lee Hwi Jae and the twins.
Seo Woo first stuck people’s eye via her mother’s non-public Instagram, where the little womanpresentations off her doll-like looks in quite so much ofadorablegarments and costumes. Many of us had expressed hobby in seeing Seo Woo on the preferredtype program “The Return of Superman.”
Lee Hwi Jae said, “Jung Si Ah and I've beenbuddies since we were young. These days nosotros met at a marriage and mentioned our kids. I stated we mustdevourin combination sometime.”
If you remember, we had in the past written about a photographer who took quite so much offootage of 'North Korean beauties' and shared them on her website. When thoseimages were shown to several Korean guys, none were too impressed. One guy even called one of the mostgirls 'scary' because of her sharp, nearly model-like features, whilst many acknowledged that the ladies looked 'countrified' or tacky.
At the finish of the video, the guys were asked what their first impressions were on these North Korean beauties and what they idea approximately the prime rate of plastic surgical operation in South Korea. If you need to have to listen their answers, watch the clip above to discover out!