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2NE1 Wants to Know: Do You Love Me?

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2NE1 Wants to Know: Do You Love Me? 2NE1 Wants to Know: Do You Love Me? 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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Uee and Lee Sang Yoon reported to be dating

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Uee and Lee Sang Yoon reported to be dating

An entertainment reputable said, “They experience dates like each other couple and handleeach one other. They are the subject of much jealousy from other celebrities as well. They also dont combat that frequently and appear to consider and love one another very much.

Image: Lee Sang Yoon and Uee at MAMA 2015 / Dispatch

"Flower Knights: The Beginning" sold to China for upper than "Descendants of the Sun"

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According to sources, "Flower Knights: The Beginning" could be released throughoutwintry weather vacation. After being pre-produced, it is going to take about 3 months to moveviareviews in China in order that will be about November or December.

"Flower Knights: The Beginning" is the primary ever drama to depict the Shilla flower knights and their passion, love and enlargement 1,500 years ago. "Flower Knights: The Beginning" is pre-produced and lines Park Seo-joon, Ko Ah-ra, Hyung Sik, Seong Dong-il, Minho, Do Ji-han, Jo Yoon-woo, Kim Tae-hyeong, Kim Ji-soo, Choi Won-yeong, Kim Chang-wan, Kim Kwang-gyoo, Yoo Jae-yeong and more.

SEVENTEEN Sells Amazing Choice of Albums In First Week

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SEVENTEEN Sells Amazing Choice of Albums In First Week

SEVENTEEN Sells Amazing Choice of Albums In First Weeknotclaira Would possibly 2, 2016 0 13-member boy workforce SEVENTEEN continues to provoke with their sales record.

According to the Hanteo Chart, SEVENTEEN’s album “Love Letter,” which got here out on April 25, sold the easiest number of albums for the week of April 25 to Could 1.

“Love Letter” is SEVENTEEN’s first whole album since their debut final year and is derived in two versions. The “Love” edition has sold 39,849 copies whilst the “Letter” version has sold 40,436 copies. In total, the album sold 80,285 copies in that first week of its release.

BTS’s New Album Ranks In Best 50 On iTunes Charts In 18 Countries

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BTS’s New Album Ranks In Best 50 On iTunes Charts In 18 Countries

BTS released their album “The Most lovely Moment in Life: Young Forever” on May just 2 at the hours of darkness KST. By way of 2:20 p.m. KST at the same day, the album had taken No. 3 in Singapore, No. five in Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand, No. 7 in Hong Kong, No. 11 in Malaysia, No. 17 in Finland, No. 27 in Sweden, No. 35 in the U.S., No. 36 in Poland, No. 37 in Chile, No. 40 in Turkey, No. 42 in Vietnam, No. 44 in New Zealand, No. forty five in Russia, No. 48 in Canada, and No. 50 in Brazil.

The name track “Fire” also ranked top globally, achieving No. 1 in Nicaragua, No. 2 in Singapore, No. four in Malaysia, No. 5 in Thailand, No. 8 in Argentina, No. 12 in Hong Kong, No. 14 in the Philippines, No. 16 in Taiwan, No. 20 in Sweden, No. 21 in Indonesia, No. 22 in Chile, No. 25 in Finland, No. 32 in Cambodia, and No. 37 in Peru.

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"Neighborhood Attorney Jo Deul-ho" comes in first regardless of drop in percentage, "Jackpot" second

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According to Nielsen Korea, KBS 2TV drama "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" rated 11.0%. Here's 1.6% less thanthe former episode yet still in first place.

After School’s Uee Reported To Be In A Dating With Actor Lee Sang Yoon

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After School’s Uee Reported To Be In A Dating With Actor Lee Sang Yoon

After School’s Uee Reported To Be In A Courting amongst Actor Lee Sang Yoonnotclaira Would possibly 2, 2016 0 Uee and Lee Sang Yoon are reportedly in a relationship!

On May just 2, an entertainment industry representative said that the 2 of them began dating early this year after assembly one some other at a collection meeting. Even ifthey'veno longer been dating for extraordinarily long, they are acknowledged to have a huge number ofbelieve in one another.

Last December, the two of them were photographed with relatedhands at the Hong Kong Mnet Asia Track Awards (MAMA), regardless that they were it appearsno longer in a relationship at the time.

Yoo Ah-in vs Song Joong-ki, Baeksang Arts Awards unveils list of nominees

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A special corner has been ready as well. Best Film Total sentiment (and communique amongst the audience) tournament has been presented to the award for the primary time this year. "4th Place", 'Inside Man', "DongJu, The Portrait of A Poet", "Veteran" and 'The Assaissnation' will participated in this special event.

General View movies volition be shown in MegaBox Samsung-dong beginningMight alsonine to May also 20th. And then the conversation with the audience, manufacturers and administrators will take place later.

SHINee’s Minho And Kim Move Eun Tease Love Line In Upcoming Film

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SHINee’s Minho And Kim Move Eun Tease Love Line In Upcoming Film

SHINee’s Minho And Kim Pass Eun Tease Love Line In Upcoming Movie notclaira Would possibly 2, 2016 0 In the approaching film “Canola,” SHINee’s Minho plays the affectionhobby of Kim Go Eun, who plays the key character.

On May just 2, the administrators and forged of “Canola” held a Naver V app reside broadcast to talk about their new film. The film stars Yoon Yeo Jung, Kim Hee Won, and Shin Eun Jung as smartly as Minho and Kim Go Eun.

The director said, “It’s a younger romance. At the day that Minho and Kim Go Eun filmed, the feminineworkforce were very excited. It sounds like a new twist on the genre.”

Jung Eun Ji Firmly Denies All Rumors Of Bullying In A Pink

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Jung Eun Ji Firmly Denies All Rumors Of Bullying In A Pink

Jung Eun Ji Firmly Denies All Rumors Of Bullying In A Purple notclaira Would possibly 2, 2016 0 A Pink’s Jung Eun Ji lately made an appearance at theCould 2 broadcast of the JTBC formdisplay “Abnormal Summit.”

One of the themes of the episode was once conspiracy theories. “There becamean online rumor that I used to be an outcast in A Pink,” Jung Eun Ji shared. “In fact, eachunmarried member had a rumor at least one time that they were being bullied.”

But Jung Eun Ji clarified the rumors once and for all. “The those that spread the rumors made them up intentionally. They would take scenes where we were simply by ourselves and edit the screenshots. While youagree withanything is true, the total thingyou notice is colouredby way of that belief.”