ZE:A, also known as Children of Empire, are fresh off their concert tour of Asia and have returned with a new album Spectacular. Unlike their contemporaries, Infinite and C.N. Blue, and despite their somewhat success in Japan, ZE:A are still amongst the groups that are still under the radar. Theyve had a lot of bumps along the way, including a terrible debut, but even with fairly decent subsquent tracks, they still havent managed to break into the higher rungs of K-pop relevancy. Perhaps with their sophomore album they can gain more attention, but regardless of the albums quality, the odds of doing so might prove unlikely due to the ill-fated timing with the comebacks of 2NE1, T-ara and Super Junior. Originally, their comeback was intended for mid-June, but was delayed because of leader Junyoungs injury. Lets hope their album is good enough to draw attention towards the boys even with the tough competition.
The sound of this song is very haunting, especially with its hook. The song starts with a simple electronic beat, and then completely picks up by increasing the intensity of the electronic beat. The overlaying of the deep, fast raps and the higher-pitched, softer vocals is a great mix because their voices blend so well together. The song does seem to drag in places and the stanzas between the chorus feel very short, especially near the end. Another minor problem with the song is what could only be described as a poor mans dubstep being spliced into the middle, but thankfully it didnt last too long, because it seemed to be randomly placed there and would have detracted for the song.
Finally, a title track that doesnt depend on heavy production and autotune to sound catchy. The haunting sound continues with their title track Aftermath, which is mainly because of the emotive voice of Dongjun, their lead vocalist. The sound of his voice is reminiscent of B2STs Yoseob, and is supported by the deeper tones of the rappers and other vocalists.
The electronic beats and light bass kept the pace of the song while the rest of the song was very light-sounding, but didnt veer into the fluffy. While my complaint for Love is Gone was that it dragged in places, my only gripe with Aftermath is that it ends abruptly and sounds like Dongjun was cut off mid-chorus. It would have been nice to have ended with the slowing down of the bass, but this minor gripe doesnt downplay the good quality of the rest of the song.
The synths and electronica is a lot more pre-dominant in this song, but its really fun-sounding. It has a little bombast and flair, with J-pop elements. In parts, it sounds like it was ripped straight from the soundrack of a Nintendo video game or an anime, which doesnt mean it sounds bad, but it sounds like its been influenced during their time in Japan. I especially like the slow beats during the stanzas in between the chorus, which give the sound a funk and house vibe and helps to provide development in between the powerful sound of the chorus.
Coy Girl is a good song for the club and for those who enjoy club-like music and over-bearing synths. The vocals and rapping is just as strong here as in the previous three songs, but its a little disappointing that they decided to include such a heavily-produced song, especially when the previous songs were cleaner and smoother-sounding; it made Coy Girl sound messy in comparision. It sounded a lot like a song FloRida and the like would churn out, and theyre not people youd like to think of when listening to any song.
Although Body to Body is indeed just another club-sounding song, it was an interesting listen because of the types of sounds and synths within the song. At first it sounded like a typical Euro-pop club banger, but the inclusion of police whistles, random chanting and bleeps was an amusing backtrack to the otherwise plain-sounding melody of the song. It was a nice experimental song, with all of the different sounds all coming together to make a good song. Although, it would be interesting to see how clubgoers would react to the police whistle embedded in the song.
Never End is a return back to the clean-sounding songs and it is a vocal-driven song. The rappers are absent in the song and although I like the balance between the rappers and vocalists, the song is a showcase of ZE:As vocal talent. Its a shame that their vocals arent as appreciated as much as other vocals in K-pop, especially Dongjun. The song has RB tones that blend nicely with the electronica aspects of the song, and the song kept a nice pace, but it still feels like the song ended abruptly. It may be the fact that the song was so good I didnt want it to end, but it felt sudden and without a denouement long enough to make it feel less abrupt.
This was a good pop ballad. The harmony of the vocals are nearly flawless and the upbeat sound of the instrumental makes it very reminscent of Super Junior, during their cute, pop-oriented days. I almost thought I was listening to Super Junior when I first heard itexcept with better rapping. The flow was really smooth and had nice ups and downs as the song went along, making for a more complete-sounding song. Its cute but in an understated way; its not too overly sweet-sounding. The clapping sound in the background helps to keep the pace steady, when it could have fell flat without it.
Daily Daily is a lot slower than Begin With A Kiss and emphasizes the ballad side of its pop ballad elements. The harmony is just as powerful and strong as it is in Begin With A Kiss, and the instrumental makes it sound like it would be perfect as a song for an OST of a drama.
The rappers are back with this balladesque song. It has a similiar structure to Begin With A Kiss and Daily Daily, but has a more RB feel to it. The range of ZE:As vocalists is amazingwith them nailing the high notes while being capable of controlling their voices for the low notes. The rapping in this song is really solid, although a bit repetitive at times. I really enjoy the harmony of ZE:As vocals, not since DBSK have I enjoyed listening to a group harmonize together as much. Its a stre tch to equate ZE:As vocalists and DBSKs, but the vocal talent is just that strong. Its a shame that they havent been getting as much recognition as other vocalists.
ZE:A has never really piqued my interest as a group. Their debut song, Mazel Tov, was horrible and easily made them disappear under the weight that was CN Blues Im A Loner. They havent had much luck in the subsquent years after their debut either, and the delay of their 2nd album might cause them to be overlooked again, but this time it would be a shame. Spectacular as a whole exceeds my expectations of the group and actually got me paying attention to them. Aftermath is a good title track to be promoting and might be able to draw some much-deserved attention towards them.
Gems: Hunter, Aftermath, Someday Dirty, and Begin With A Kiss
Worth A Listen: Daily Daily, Love Is Gone, Never End
Weakest Links: Coy Girl and Body To Body
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The name of BTS’ upcoming album “花樣年華” (“Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa”) approach the most pretty or happiest time of one’s life, like when a flower blooms. This is a Chinese metaphor which may be the title of the 2000 Wong Kar Wai movie and#8220;In the Temper for Love.and#8221; Accordingly, the comeback trailer functionsvibrant animation that riffs at the flower motif and member Suga’s emotional yettough rap about locating happiness.
The trailer closes with the lines, “What am I doing with my life/ This moment will never ever return/ BackI'm asked, ‘Are you glad now?’/ That resolution is already decided/ I am happy.” The keypersonality in the animation after all arrives, out of breath, at a flower whose petals are being blown away by skill of the wind.
Meanwhile, BTS’ 3rd mini album is slated for an April 29 release.
HyunA, Jessi, San E, SEVENTEEN, and MONSTA X Circular Out the overall 2015 MAMA Lineupnotclaira November 27, 2015 0 The 2015 MAMA (Mnet Asian Song Awards) have published their last artist lineup. The rite will take position on December 2 in Hong Kong.
Rookie teams SEVENTEEN and MONSTA X, rappers Jessi and San E, and 4Minute’s HyunA have all been showed to be joining the final lineup. Each year, MAMA seeks to spotlight the achievements of artists who have demonstrated fantasticrepute in Asia.
MONSTA X debuted in Might alongside “TRESPASS” ahead of coming back in September with mini-album “RUSH,” which reached No. 1 at the Hanteo Chart. They are recently showcasing their sturdyair of secrecy in their existing track “Hero.”
The MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' production team released a photo of the members Yoo Jae Suk, Park Myung Soo and Haha on scene for the rangedisplay 'Surprise TV.' The MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' members Yoo Jae Suk, Park Myung Soo and Haha had made up our minds to movie 'Surprise TV' for the former MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' member Jung Hyung Don, because 'Surprise TV' is Jung Hyung Don's favourite show. In comparable news, on ultimate weekend's episode of the preferred MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge,' the 'Infinite Challenge' members gave 3otherforms of tours for the world visitors. The 'Infinite Challenge' members toured Seoul with the foreignsite visitors in the 3 tours (romantic, food and historical) and taught the company more or less Korean culture.The MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' is one of the most popular, long lasting entertainment systems in Korea. It capabilities the EndlessProblem members Ha Ha, Park Myung Soo, Yoo Jae Suk, Jung Joon Ha, and Jung Hyung Don.
The MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' manufacturer Kim Tae Ho acknowledged the program's special 'Infinite Boss' episode may just premiere as an action blockbuster movie.
On Nov. 25, 2015, the MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' producer Kim Tae Ho discussed the program at an match amongst Seoul National University scholars and overall public. In step with My Daily, the MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' producer Kim Tae Ho said that the program's highly popular episode 'Infinite Boss' might premiere as an action film. Producer Kim Tae Ho said that the MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' team has been runningin thisfilmconcept with a movie director. In similar news, at thefinal weekend's episode of the MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge,' the participants were auctioned to other MBC series programs. The MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' members were sold to dramas and other sort programs. Yoo Jae Suk used to be auctioned at the easiestquantitywhilst Kwanghee turned into auctioned at the lowest. The money raised was given to charity. The MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' is one of the most popular, long lasting entertainment methods in Korea. It capabilities the LimitlessSituation members Ha Ha, Park Myung Soo, Yoo Jae Suk, Jung Joon Ha, and Jung Hyung Don.
The MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' member Yoo Jae Suk played 3other supporting roles on a drama after being auctioned for the role for a charity event.
On the latest episode of the preferred MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge,' which aired on Saturday, November 28, 2015, the MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' contributors planned the special 'Infinite Subject Dream' episode, where the 'Infinite Challenge' members were auctioned to alternativeTelevisionmethods of MBC. The 'Infinite Challenge' member Yoo Jae Suk used to be sold to the drama "My Daughter Keum Sa Weol" team, and asked to play three the different supporting roles as a cameo: a genius painter, an inept secretary and a most sensible star. In similar news, on ultimate weekend's episode of the well-liked MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge,' the 'Infinite Challenge' members gave three variedforms of tours for the global visitors. The 'Infinite Challenge' members toured Seoul with the overseastraffic in the 3 tours (romantic, food and historical) and taught the friends about Korean culture.The MBC entertainment program 'Infinite Challenge' is some of the popular, long lasting entertainment courses in Korea. It functions the EndlessMission members Ha Ha, Park Myung Soo, Yoo Jae Suk, Jung Joon Ha, and Jung Hyung Don.
Since CL isn'twell known in the United States, YG determined to perform a little promotions ahead of her album comes out. Thus, "Hello Bitches" was released, which was to counterbalance her rookie status.
Meanwhile, CL might be attending the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong on Dec. 2. She will be able tooperate and divulge her new songs that may exist contained in her upcoming album.
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Ryu Joon Yeol Speaks Up About His Upward thrust in Status leejd November 27, 2015 0 Actor Ryu Joon Yeol from the drama, “Reply 1988,” spoke up about his contemporary popularity.
On November 27, news outlet Sports Chosun conducted an interview with the actor, who is recently receiving numerous beloved for his portrayal of the tough, yetincrediblycandy Kim Jung Hwan in the drama.
Ryu Joon Yeol said, “After the broadcast of the drama’s first episode, it used to bebizarre to revel in being a choice of thebest searched other folks online and being called a ‘hot topic.’ I'm in awe of it all and am at all times thankful for all of thepastime and love from fans.”
(Photo : Twitter )KBS Music Bankis back and featured wonderful performances from some of your favourite K-pop stars this week. Loud fan chants and superlevel settings were noticed and heard whilst the idols performed.
The stars who made their comeback were Nine Muses as they are having a "Sleepless Night," UP10TION stated "Catch Me" for their return, Noel with "In The End," Huh Gak with "Along The Days," and April with "Muah!."
Your nominees for the Nov. 27 episode were B.A.P and Dynamic Duo. The winner was once B.A.P for their unmarried titled "Young, Wild Free." Congratulations to the group.
The lyrics are about Dongwan who has began to have emotions for his long-time feminine friend. "Du Du Du" is a medium pace song from his mini-album 'W'. It is composed by way of Lee Yu Jin and Status Egg.
You can watch the MV correct above!