4minute will invade Japan once again with Love Tension

4minute will invade Japan once again with Love Tension

4minute will invade Japan once again with Love Tension

Girl group 4minute will invade Japan once again.

The group will release their new EP Love Tension on August 22 in Japan. They will fly to Japan on August 20 and promote the single by appearing on TV and giving several interviews.

The title song Love Tension, which includes electronic sounds and melodic refrain, was written by popular songwriter Kim Do Hoon. The song also includes both major and minor codes.

4minute finished performing Volume Up in May and is now ready to perform in Japan. Their Japanese single Ready Go, which was released last year, drew a lot of attention by playing in a Japanese series. The group will hold various promotion using various medial outlets this time.

4minute previously released a jacket photo for their new single. In the photo, the members are wearing nude toned clothes and showing off their feminine charms.

It has been eight months since they released their last single Ready Go in December of last year. The new EP includes four tracks, including the Japanese version of the song Volume Up.

Source: Starnews

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4Minute Releases MV for Japanese Single "Love Tension"

4Minute Releases MV for Japanese Single "Love Tension"

4Minute Releases MV for Japanese Single Love TensionAs 4Minute prepares to release their seventh Japanese single Love Tension in about two weeks, their full music video was officially released today.

The song is an electronic dance track that was composed by Kim Do Hoon.

While they are dancing in a white room for most of the music video, special effects add in diamonds, triangles, lines and other shapes to surround the girls.

It has been eight months since the group released their last Japanese single “Ready Go” in December of 2011. The new “Love Tension” single album will contain four tracks, including the Japanese version of “Volume Up.”

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  4Minute’s “Love Tension” Brings Out the Love

4Minute’s “Love Tension” Brings Out the Love

4Minutes Love Tension Brings Out the Love Ive never been much a 4Minute fan, even from the start. And even after years gone by, I have only been able to reluctantly admit to being a Hyuna fan girl and being unable to enjoy all but maybe two of 4Minutes Korean releases. 4Minutes latest,Volume Up, was a lackluster song accompanied by a hodgepodge album I really couldnt bring myself to care for, and only furthered my poor opinion of the group as a unit. But even when animosity has struck a chord in me to loathe one groups music, a second chance still found a way of happening.

4Minute recently dropped their latest Japanese single Love Tension onto the masses, and I must come clean and say I am thoroughly impressed. The sleek wardrobe and clean aesthetic, not to mention the addictive nature of the melody, have come together to create a production I never thought I could expect from the likes of 4Minute.

The line distribution seemed more evenly dispersed, and for once it seemed like everyone got their fifteen seconds of face time instead of this being another MV starring Hyuna, featuring 4Minute. Whoever styled the wardrobe did a phenomenal job of keeping the colors simple but the lines flattering, and the neutral scheme accented by the shades of pink (as seen in the shoes, flowers, lipstick, etc) was a beautiful approach to the presentation of the song. But watching the Love Tension PV and enjoying it as much as I did also made me question why 4Minute doesnt bring this kind of edge to their K-pop.

4Minutes Love Tension Brings Out the Love

At least in my personal opinion, 4Minute has always come to the table with the sassy, party-girl-next-door image. And while I think its great the girls consistently bring their charisma to the forefront, something about them still seems unoriginal. Their brand is a mashup of After Schools maturity, Wonder Girls charm, and 2NE1s over the top fashion; I cant help but see other mainstream influences in their music and image so much so that I simply cant bring myself to be much of a fan.

There have, however, been a handful of 4Minute releases that I have enjoyed, Love Tension aside. I did like Mirror, Mirror and HUH, and both for the same reasons. In these two songs it appeared as if 4Minute was channeling their own concept and sound. It was in these moments that 4Minutes performances were more signature, and I couldnt see a reflection of another group.

Of course, Im not trying to say that 4Minute has not been successful doing that theyve been doing. Quite frankly, by sticking to their guns, 4Minute has made their way into the big leagues of K-pop and won over much fame, so it needless to say theyre doing something right. Rather, what I am suggesting is that now 4Minute has finally been established, it may be worth developing a more unique image that is synonymous with 4Minute, and not readily identified with other acts on the K-pop scene. The chic and sleek aesthetics of Love Tension, and yes, even Mirror, Mirror and Huh all seem to be steps in the right direction.

4Minutes Love Tension Brings Out the Love

The image I am talking about is sophisticated, seemingly effortless, and alluringan image that fewer female acts in K-pop choose to do and even fewer do successfully. 4Minute has the girl power to be the bridge between the outright mature and the downright whimsical. Somewhere in them is this capacity to be fierce and also feline, a balancing act of grace and attitude that can create an image iconic to them and only them.

And Love Tension is exactly that: a harmony between two images, one girly, one sophisticated. Ive never seen 4Minute look more stunning, and this is coming from a person who has never been much a fan for 4Minute from the beginning. After this release, I hope 4Minute can recognize these strengths  and monopolize this image to their own benefit. For a group of girls whove braved the treacherous climb up the echelons of the K-pop thus far, they deserve an outlasting image that brands their music for what its worth. For now Love Tension may be Japans new gem, but heres to hoping 4Minute keeps coming back to the plate with something just as commanding in presence. That way they dont pale against the comparison of others, and can shine in a light all their own.

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4minute premieres "Love Tension" MV on MTV Japan

4minute premieres "Love Tension" MV on MTV Japan

4minute premieres Love Tension MV on MTV JapanThe full music video for 4minute's upcoming Japanese single, "Love Tension," has been released on MTV! The music video made its premiere on MTV on August 4th and 5th, revealing the sleek new side of 4minute.

Dressed in chic and stylish suits, 4minute shows their cool and classy charisma in "Love Tension." The music video also incorporates 3D-like effects of diamonds and wavelines as they dance in a dark black room.

4minute's 7th Japanese single, "Love Tension," will be released on August 22nd, and it will include the Japanese version of "Volume Up."

What do you think of "Love Tension"?

Source: Yubaba888

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4minute to release new Japanese single, “Love Tension”

4minute to release new Japanese single, “Love Tension”

4minute to release new Japanese single, Love Tension

via tokyohive:

4minute has revealed that they will be releasing a new Japanese single titled Love Tension on August 22nd!

Love Tension is 4minutes first Japanese single in about 8 months. Its described as a pop number with a catchy hook. For its coupling track, the single will include a Japanese version of Volume Up, which was released in Korea earlier this year.

Check out the jacket covers and track list below!

Limited Edition A

4minute to release new Japanese single, Love Tension

01. Love Tension

02. Volume Up (Japanese Version)

03. Love Tension (Karaoke Version)

04. Volume Up (Japanese Version)

DVD:

Love Tension (Music Video)

Limited Edition B

4minute to release new Japanese single, Love Tension

01. Love Tension

02. Volume Up (Japanese Version)

03. Love Tension (Karaoke Version)

04. Volume Up (Karaoke Version)

DVD:

Volume Up (Korean Version Music Video)

Love Tension (Music Video -Making-)

Regular Edition

4minute to release new Japanese single, Love Tension

01. Love Tension

02. Volume Up (Japanese Version)

03. Love Tension (Karaoke Version)

04. Volume Up (Karaoke Version)

Source: 4minutes Official Website

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4minute Reveals Album Jacket for "Love Tension"

4minute Reveals Album Jacket for "Love Tension"

4minute Reveals Album Jacket for Love TensionOn July 9, 4minute revealed the album jacket image for the new Japanese single “Love Tension” that will be released in August. The single will be released on August 22.

It has been 8 months since 4minute released their last Japanese single which was “Ready Go” back in December, 2011. The new “Love Tension” single album will contain 4 tracks that include the Japanese version of “Volume Up.”

In the album jacket, the members of 4minute are shown wearing beige clothes that give a slim fit look. “Love Tension” is a song with an electric sound that was composed by Kim Do Hoon.

4minute plans on leaving for Japan soon to film the music video for “Love Tension.” After they perform on broadcasted shows, they plan on continuing to promote “Love Tension” in Japan.

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4Minute will release a new EP, Love Tension, in Japan on Aug. 22

4Minute will release a new EP, Love Tension, in Japan on Aug. 22

4Minute will release a new EP, Love Tension, in Japan on Aug. 22 4Minute will target the Japanese market again with a new EP.

On July 9, 4Minute released a main jacket photo of their new EP, Love Tention, which will be released in Japan on August 22, on their official fan cafe and Japanese fan club site.

In the photo, 4Minute are showing off their strong yet feminine looks in slim outfits in beige and grey.

Love Tension is 4Minutes first song released in Japan in eight months after Ready Go was released in December last year. It includes total four tracks, including the Japanese version of Volume Up, which made a hit in Korea.

Composed by the hit song maker Kim Do Hoon, Love Tension is characterized by an electronic sound and a melodic chorus.

Cube Entertainment, 4Minutes agency, says, Continuing from Ready Go, which became popular as a soundtrack of a Japanese drama series, 4Minute will target the Japanese market again with a new song that will be released in Japan for the first time.

4Minute will soon fly to Japan to shoot a music video of Love Tension.

Source: Starnews

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4minute to release 7th Japanese single, "Love Tension" + jacket covers and tracklist

4minute to release 7th Japanese single, "Love Tension" + jacket covers and tracklist

4minute to release 7th Japanese single, Love Tension + jacket covers and tracklist4minute is preparing to release their 7th Japanese single, "Love Tension."

Their official Japanese website was updated on July 9th, which revealed the tracklist and jacket covers for their upcoming single. "Love Tension" will be a maxi single with the latter as its title track and the Japanese version of "Volume Up" as the B-side.

"Love Tension" will be available in 3 different version: CD+DVD Edition A, CD+DVD Edition B and CD only.

The single will be released on August 22nd.

4minute to release 7th Japanese single, Love Tension + jacket covers and tracklist

CD+DVD Limited Edition A

01. Love Tension

02. Volume Up (Japanese version)

03. Love Tension (Karaoke Version)

04. Volume up (Karaoke version)

DVD: Love Tension MV

4minute to release 7th Japanese single, Love Tension + jacket covers and tracklist

CD+DVD Limited Edition A

01. Love Tension

02. Volume Up (Japanese version)

03. Love Tension (Karaoke Version)

04. Volume up (Karaoke version)

DVD: Volume Up MV Korean Version; Making of Love Tension MV

4minute to release 7th Japanese single, Love Tension + jacket covers and tracklist

CD only

01. Love Tension

02. Volume Up (Japanese version)

03. Love Tension (Karaoke Version)

04. Volume up (Karaoke version)

Source: universal-music/4minute

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B2ST"s Yoseob and 4minute"s Gayoon sing "The Night Watchman"s love theme "Hope"

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Yoseoband Gayooncame together to sing the OST for "The Night Watchman"!

The pair sang "Hope", the love theme song for theMBCdrama. The pair are the main vocals for their groups, and their voices harmonize beautifully for the song! The song is a pop ballad that starts with a classic piano melody. Until the chorus, the melody is solely played through the piano and the acoustic guitar, adding more to the mood of the song.

Check out the song above!

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4Minute's Gayoon And Sohyun Talk Love And Dating On 'Witch Hunt'

4Minute's Gayoon And Sohyun Talk Love And Dating On 'Witch Hunt'

4Minute's Gayoon And Sohyun Talk Love And Dating On 'Witch Hunt'

The recorded April 28th episode of "Witch Hunt" featured 4Minute"s Gayoon and Sohyun.With their cute thoughts, Gayoon and Sohyun talked about love and dating.One agency representative said, "Gayoon is the type to express her thoughts well, and Sohyun is a big fan of "Witch Hunt"... They wrapped up filming enjoyably."

Sohyun stated on an interview, ""Witch Hunt" means the world to me.I am learning about dating and more through "Witch Hunt.""The rest of the girls explained, "While watching the broadcast, if there"s something she doesn"t know, she asks us.There would be dancer oppas around us, but she asks us so innocently that there are times we get embarrassed."

"Witch Hunt" is currently suspended.There is no scheduled date on when the show will resume broadcasting live; instead of recorded.The show explains about relationships amongst couples in Korea.Since the country is not open when it comes to explaining about love on public television, the show has received both good and bad reviews.Explaining about love on public media is not tolerated because of the country being conservative."Witch Hunt" is breaking boundaries and the taboo for South Korea.

Photo Credit: Fan Pop

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