With the recent summer comeback of the Brown Eyed Girls, I thought that now would be a great time to take a look back at some of the groups older, but under-appreciated works.
Since the girls have been involved in the K-pop scene long enough to be considered as veterans, there is a considerable amount of discography for us listeners to wade through. For this weeks installment of Side B, well be taking a fast-track all the way back to the very beginning, although I do want to throw in a quick side-mention of My Style and Sign, two of my favorite oft-forgotten songs that were largely overshadowed by the Abracadabra boom. (I highly encourage you to check out the respective acoustic versions of the aforementioned songs, here and here).
With that being said, lets now take a look back at their roots.
The Brown Eyed Girls was formed in 2006 by leader JeA, who hand-picked the members she wanted in the group. Miryo, the first to be picked, was already relatively well-known in the rapping community, as she had formerly been a member of the hip-hop group Honey Family, alongside fellow rappers including Leessangs Gary and Gil. Narsha, whom JeA had admired as a talented singer from her high school days, was added next to the roster. The last member to round out the group, Gain, was selected through an audition she was invited to after her elimination from Mnets Battle Shinhwa.
The four of them initially went on tours under the name Crescendo before officially debuting under the name Brown Eyed Girls. With that being said, lets now check out a couple of selected gems from their very first album, Your Story.
Come Closer is the lead single (and second track) off of Your Story. What is interesting is that the Brown Eyed Girls debuted as a faceless groupthe reason being that they wanted to showcase their vocal talent first and foremost (Narsha also conveniently had some facial work done during this time). They did not show up in their debut music video, nor did they make any visual broadcast appearances at the beginning of their career. In addition, their album cover consisted of drawings, and did not reveal their faces. Come Closer is an emotional ballad centered around a conflict of emotion between still loving yet wanting to hate a man that you have lost.
Second is the first track off of Your Story, and is about someone who cant let go of their lover, despite the fact that their relationship is one-sided. Additional versions of this song (hip-hop as well as rock) were released in the repackage of the album later that year.
Far Away is the third track off of Your Story, and features the now-unfortunate but then-hotshot MC Mong. The song features a dialogue describing difficult but determined emotions during a break-up.
Everybody feat. Big Tone
The fifth track off the album, a collaboration with artist and producer Big Tone, trades in the girls normal RB sound for a funky disco beat, bringing some fun and spice to the mix.
오늘은 그대와 하늘 위로 (Into The Sky With You) feat. Bobby Kim
The seventh track off of the album is an upbeat sensual RB number that features the amazing Bobby Kim. What strikes me the most about this song is how ahead-of-its-time it sounds and how it would fit right in with the modern-day RB landscape.
The ninth track on the album is a slower funk-infused song that essentially says good riddance to a cheater in a relationship.
The twelfth track on the album is a woman vengeance song that experiments with infusing a bit of Bollywood-inspired sound into their music.
Thats it for my selection of favorite underexposed songs from the Brown Eyed Girls first album (and its only a fraction of their discography)! If youre liking what youre hearing, I highly suggest that you check out the rest of the album, as all of the songs are quality and you wont be disappointed.
Although the Brown Eyed Girls earlier albums did not experience as much commercial success as their subsequent albums, they still contain music that deserves way more recognition by the public than they have been given up until now. What are your thoughts, Seoulmates?
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Things Get Intimate Between So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ah on Oh My Venusharmonicar December 1, 2015 0 SPOILERThe romance between So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ah has in spite of everythingbegan on Oh My Venus!
On the November 30 episode of Oh My Venus, So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ahs characters shared a marvel road-side kiss. Despite the truth that the rain-soaked kiss lasted just a minute, it used to bepublished that filming took much longer.
The scene become filmed at a cafe in Songdo, Incheon on December 28. The filming started at nine p.m., and perseveredtill the early morning, for a general of six hours! So as to moviea sexy scene, and to capture the correct expressions, the 2 actors rehearsed for a long time.
The Celebrities Taking or Opting Out From FacultyFront test This Yearleejd November 5, 2015 0 The school entrance exam for the 2016 school year is bobbing up in a week and masses of are interested to peer what stars may be taking it this time around. The exam will take position on November 12 and scholars born in 1997 will be taking it this year.
Compared to closing year, there are loads of more stars placing their all in prepping for the college entrance exam this year. However, there also arepeople who inducedeterminedto place their focal point more on their box of paintingsas a substitute of college.
To get started off, there are plenty of idol singers who will be taking the college entrance exam this year. Among the ones are GFRIEND’s Yuju, Lovelyz’s Ryu Soo Jung, and DIA members, Eun Jin, Ye Bin, and Chae Yeon. In addition, SEVENTEEN’s Mingyu, Dokyeom (DK), and The8, in addition GOT7’s Yugyeom will be taking the test. Their agencies have showedthat they're going to exist taking the college entrance exam this year.
Which K-Pop Superstar volition Have the maximum productiveSchoolFront examination Score?kokoberry December 1, 2015 0 The 2016 college entrance exam effectscan bepublished tomorrow. Many scholars and folks are fearfulto determine the legit results.
Meanwhile, the result of a ballot asking which famous personthey believe did neatly on their college entrance exam. The poll happened from October 8 to November five on an schoolingundertaking website. 480 folks participated in this poll.
SEVENTEENs Mingyu took first position amongst 37 % of the votes whilst BTSs Jungkook got here in 2nd with 21 percent. Next, iKONs Koo Junhoe wonthirteen per centum of the votes with Yeo Jin Goo collecting 11 percent. Lastly, GOT7s Yugyeom were given 5 percent of the votes.
Guest DJ Bae Chul Soo asked the girls, "Weren't you a little bit embarrassed via the 'Up & Down' fancam that went viral?" Hani responded, "The fancam is what made our song well-known. We knew that there were fancams of us, so we might watch them and connect our errors."
She added, "Instead of being embarrassed, we were fascinated that it turned into a hit. I believeyou areno longer being a pro in case you are embarrassed by how you glance on stage."
Super Junior’s Leeteuk Supplies Witty Reaction some His MC Role on “Star King”leejojoba December 1, 2015 0 A press conventionused to be held at SBS’s studio in Mokdong, Seoul for the display “Star King.” The emcees of the show, comic Kang Ho Dong and Super Junior’s Leeteuk, were present.
Leeteuk began out with his witty comment, “More than part of the Large Junior participants are recently serving in the military. I’m thankful to SBS for giving me a roleall over this time of tricky economy.” He continued, “I’ve been on ‘Star King’ for 8 years. At times, folksin the streetprevent me and say, ‘Leeteuk, I’ve been for yourprove before.’ Unfortunately, I don’t bear in mind all of them, yetthe ones were coaching moments for me. I’m at the set recording the show each Monday. But for those people, it’s a once in a life-time experience. I’ll continue to like ‘Star King’ and do my best.”
“Star King” first aired on January 13, 2007. All through the beyond eight years, the show gave birth to stars like Korean basic musician Song So Hee, fitness attractiveness Yoo Seung Ok, instructor Sean Lee, and hair stylist Cha Hong among many others. Talented individuals come on the show to advertise his or her talent. Then the competitionpass up opposed toone another to in the long run exist the “Star King.”
BIGBANG to wait Chinese Year-End Award Display on December 31harmonicar December 1, 2015 0 Its been announced that group BIGBANG may be attending a unique award show in China on December 31.
The year-end show broadcast via Hunan Television is one widely attended by most sensible stars. Final year EXO made an appearance at the show.
As some distance as Korean award shows, currently, the 2015 KBS Track Festival is scheduled for December 30. Despite the truth that dates have now not been announced yet for SBS and MBCs year-end music shows; they have gothistorically been hung on either December 30 or 31, that means that BIGBANG might not becollaborating in no less than one of them.
Kim Sung Joo and Girls’ Generation’s YoonA Decided on to MC for Gayo Daejejeonleejojoba December 1, 2015 0 In line with the entertainment department representative at the broadcasting station, entertainer Kim Sung Joo and Girls’ Generation’s YoonA had been selected to host the 2015 MBC Gayo Daejejeon having a look back at the year.
This isn'tthe primary fourth dimensionthe 2 entertainers have worked together. They emceed MBC’s Special DMZ Peace Concert in August held in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Korean Liberation from Jap Imperialism. Even if information technologywas once their first time emceeing together, they wonloads ofcertain feedback.
Last year, Kim Sung Joo emceed the MBC Entertainment Awards along actors Kim Sung Ryung and Park Hyung Sik. He also emceed last year’s Gayo Daejejeon with entertainer Jun Hyun Moo, actress Lee Yoo Ri, Girl’s Day’s Hyeri, and SISTAR’s Soyu. YoonA also has had considerablerevel in emceeing presentationsreminiscent of the 2009 and 2011 KBS Entertainment Awards, 2013 KBS Drama Awards, and KBS Gayo Festival among other awards shows. She’s some of the busiest entertainers at the finish of the year thank you to her talent.
Park Shin Hye Finds Special Connection with Kang Soraharmonicar December 1, 2015 0 Actress Park Shin Hye posted a phenomenal snap of her with fellow actress Kang Sora on her Instagram.
On December 1, Park Shin Hye posted the image above, together with the caption: #wkorea #chanel Our birthdays are similar down to the year, and even our blood kind is the same.
It seems that either one of them attended the similarmatch held for W Korea. In the photographeither of them are observed facing the camera and smiling, with Park Shin Hyes bright smile obviousin spite of her face being part covered.
B.A.P Proves They’re “Young, Wild Free” In Full of life Dance Prepare Videonotclaira November 30, 2015 0 On November 30, B.A.P released the dance practice video for their existing single, “Young, Wild Free” thru their firm TS Entertainment’s YouTube channel.
In the video, the six-member workforce fills the studio with their backup dancers, matching the intensity of the song via sweeping arm movements and energetic jumping. Unlike all over performances, the contributors are dressed ininformal clothes, yet their attitude and expressions are utterly professional.
The members had prior to now released a sillier dance practice video through the Naver V App, in which they ham it up for the camera and play around amongst one another.
According to an insider, g.o.d will moviefor 2 days ranging from December 2. Lovers are especially excited to listen from the veteran crew as they're going to exist returning early December with two identify tracks by way of Duble Sidekick, and they actually have aiciness concert in store. The participants are expected to expose behind-the-scenes reviews from the studio and more.
As in the past mentioned,one comeback song will be an emotional ballad and the 2d one volition be a medium pace track, either one of which g.o.d are known for.