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Ride the “Sea of Moonlight” with LOEN TREE

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Company family effortsa la JYP Nation or YG Familyhave become increasingly popular as of late, with almost every company with a large enough roster attempting one for a variety of reasons. Now it seems as if its LOEN Entertainments turn to follow the trend as they recently announced the formation of LOEN TREE, LOENs so-called family. The line-up includes Sunny Hill, Brown Eyed Girls Ga-in whose solo efforts are done by LOEN, Koreas little sister IU, and tragically-named upcoming girl group FIESTAR.

Personally, this has been one of my more awaited family projects as LOEN has always managed to create some quality music and great visuals with their relatively small yet thematically diverse artists. I was curious to see how LOEN would utilize all their artists together for a cohesive family album, to be named Summer Story.

While the projects first release Sea of Moonlight wasnt fully able to answer my previous questions as it only featured IU and FIESTAR, who both seemingly have similarly youthful images, it was still a pretty good release thats very fitting for the theme of summer. While SISTAR demonstrated summer through the beautiful beaches of Hawaii and Beast through a party-filled trip to New York, LEON TREE wisely chose to illustrate summer through a colorful and laid back camping trip, complete with gorgeous landscapes and warm campfires.

The song itself has a very clear 80s synth-pop vibe that gives the song a very lively yet relaxed feel. While the talk-rapping wasnt my favorite thing about the song, the verses done by the girls of FIESTAR gave the song a bit of playful girlishness that was enjoyable with IU strongly handling the chorus. The lyrics talk about escaping to a summer paradise with the one you love, but it stays open-ended enough that you can interpret it either as a summer romance or as a summer outing with friends. The teaser for the MV hinted at a slower, more delicate song due the piano intro and seemingly subtle vocals. While the perky, 80s-inspired track actually released was unexpected, it still made an simple yet enjoyable song overall.

The MV was also similarly summery and lighthearted, featuring some pretty whimsical yet still stunning visuals that are signature to LOEN at this point. The MV was shot under a filter, with the morning scenes appearing bright and airy and the night scenes appearing warm and subtle, that helped create a successful summer vibe. While portraying a camping trip, the MV still managed to cleverly add a sea motif, not only through the body of water seen at the end, but also through some props such as the sandbox, the make-do pirate boat, and the water cut-outs. The combination of the gorgeous earthy setting and the almost child-like sea props added even more quirkiness to the already fun video. Furthermore, the use of the puppet show and sandbox also added a childishness to the video that, while unsettling to some, fit with the young girls images and the overall care-free, almost Peter Pan-like feel of the video.

The tranquil setting they used for the campsite was gorgeous to say the least, and it definitely helped boost the aesthetics of the video. The meadow landscape shown in the beginning by the revolving camera looked absolutely stunning under the cool filter, and the sight of the lit-up tent against the night looked festive and stunning. The end scene when IU sends off the FIESTAR girls (presumably to their debut) through canoe was a treat for the eyes, further proving LOENs skill when it comes to visuals.

The video didnt have much content as it basically showed nothing but the girls camping trip, but it was still very enjoyable watching the interaction between the members. Its almost endearing to see the relatively young IU play the role of the sunbae in the presence of her juniors, playfully painting on them and serving as the captain of their almost fort-like pirate ship. The MV just shows the girls doing activities one usually does while camping from cooking outdoors to roasting marshmallows in front of a campfire to stargazing, and enjoying themselves at that.

The styling of the music video was also pretty well done. The outfits worn by the girls were casual and individualized, two aspects that have becoming ironically refreshing in the K-pop sphere. The outfits looked like things the girls would usually wear, being simple and comfortable, and reflected a bit of the girls personalities as well. All the outfits managed to look different and distinguishable, yet as a group, they all still looked cohesive. While there were some pretty random and silly additions like the soda hat and the pirate hatsnot to mention that one scene where the girls playing tag in animal costumesbut those additions just added to the quirkiness of the video.

Overall, while the MV of Sea of Moonlight seems to be lacking a storyline, it features some fun and quirky interaction and some stunning and whimsical visuals. Admittedly, I was a bit disappointed at the lack of the more mature Sunny Hill and Ga-in, and the light and child-like vibe of Sea of Moonlight wasnt what I was first expecting from LOEN. Though in all, it was still a pleasant and fun surprise that leaves me excited about what LOEN TREEs next release would be like and what the entire album would contain with such capable artists partaking in it.

Multiple fans have observed and commented about the songs similarity to A-Has Take on Me, first released in the 80s. While the similaritiesparticularly in the instrumentalare extremely blatant, I feel the song has a girlishness and a pop vibe that allows it to be set apart from the 80s hit. Ultimately, I give Sea of Moonlight a suitable 4/5 for its beautiful aesthetics and simple format.

Seoulmates, what do you think of Sea of Moonlight? Was it able to charm you with its playful and whimsical feel and leave you waiting for what else is to come from LOEN? Or were you left unimpressed by the whole effort? Feel free to comment below.

(LOEN Entertainment, Nate, RhinoEntertainment, kpoplyrics)

'Remember War of the Son' Yoo Seung Ho Unearths Some other Victim

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'Remember War of the Son' Yoo Seung Ho Unearths  Some other Victim

In "Remember - War of the Son" Yoo Seung Ho and Park Min Young searched forsome other victim that wereharmby potential of Nam Goong Min.

On the episode of SBS Wednesday/Thursday drama "Remember - War of the Son" (script Yoon Hyun Ho, director Lee Chang Min, production Trademarks Film) of Feb. 3rd, yet one more victim of Nam Kyu Guy (played by Nam Goong Min) used to be found.

On this day, Lee In Ah (played by Park Min Young) went over to the victim who had been raped by Nam Kyu Man and turned intodriven to be any person who just sought after money. With that, she attemptedto discuss the facts of that day yet the doors to her middle were closed.

Watch: Jo Jung Suk Is Adorable With His Funny English on “Youth Over Flowers”

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Watch: Jo Jung Suk Is Adorable With His Funny English on “Youth Over Flowers”

During the broadcast, Jo Jung Suk, Jung Woo, Jung Sang Hoon, and Kang Ha Neul stopped via a gasoline station to refuel their car. Then again they were unfamiliar with the automobile fueling procedure in Iceland as it was onceother from how it's far done in Korea. Jo Jung Suk then comes to a decisionto head get some lend a hand and asks a stranger outdoor the station, Hey, excuse me, am i in a position toassistance me? The individual then issues to the building, gesturing for him to discoveraid inside. Once he discovered an worker inside, he asked again, Excuse me, can I assist me? Smiling, the employee understood what he becamepronouncing and passed him a fueling card to refuel the car. 

Jo Jung Suks clumsy English brought much laughter to Korean netizens. Probably the most popular comments were: Hahahahahaha his charm is overwhelming hahahaha. Open the door! (means to mention close the door) and An individual cant be perfect~

tvNs Youth Over Flowers airs each and every Friday at 9:45 p.m. KST. Its next commute to Namibia featuring the forged of Answer 1988 will air on February 19.

Watch: “Music Core” 2.6.16: 4Minute, Yoo Seung Woo, GFRIEND, and More

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Watch: “Music Core” 2.6.16: 4Minute, Yoo Seung Woo, GFRIEND, and More

Watch: Tune inwardness 2.6.16: 4Minute, Yoo Seung Woo, GFRIEND, and Morekokoberry February 5, 2016 0 Todays episode of MBCs Music Core functions performances from 4Minute, Yoo Seung Woo, Youngster Top, GFRIEND, Dal Shabet, Ryeowook, IMFACT, Stellar, Legend, Yezi, Street Boyz, Anda, SUS4, Mose, Vromance, and Nop.K.

♬ Center ♡ Attack Degree ♬- Teen Best 『Warning Sign』- 4Minute 『No Love』『Hate』- GFRIEND 『Rough』- Dal Shabet 『Someone like U』- IMFACT 『Lollipop』- Stellar 『Sting』- Legend 『Crush on you』- YEZI 『Cider』- Road Boyz 『Be my love』- Anda 『TAXI』- SUS4 『PICK ME UP』

♬ Sweet♡Sound Stage ♬- RYEOWOOK 『The Little Prince』- YU SEUNGWOO (feat. The maximum important Star) 『Whatever』- Mose (feat. Woman Jane) 『Feel』- VROMANCE 『Already Winter』- Nop.K (feat. Hoon.J) 『CLIMAX』

Heo Chan Mi Talks About Practically Debuting as Girls’ Generation Member on “Produce 101″

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Heo Chan Mi Talks About Practically Debuting as Girls’ Generation Member on “Produce 101″

Heo Chan Mi Talks About Nearly Debuting as Ladies Generation Member on Produce 101ehk38 February 5, 2016 0 Former F-ve Dolls member and present contestant on Mnets Produce 101 Heo Chan Mi talks about her time as a trainee at SM Entertainment.

Meanwhile, Duble Sidekick Entertainments trainee Heo Chan Mi has woncompliment for her skills on Produce 101 as she competes for a place in a lady group. The display airs each and every Friday at 11 p.m. KST.

SONAMOO and B.A.P to look on 'Boss Is Watching' together

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SONAMOO and B.A.P to look on 'Boss Is Watching' together

For the ones of you unfamiliar with the approaching show, it follows the C.E.O of each and every artist's respective corporate every bit they observethe abilitiesand abilities the contributors accept honed. So as to stay their artists alive, the C.E.Os will have to groom and broaden the members so they do notappear to be eliminated.

When SONAMOOwas asked which staff they sought after to overtake, they cheerfully exclaimed, "We wish to rhythm everyone! We wish to exist the winners!"

The lunar new year special is related to bring a spectrum of idol teamsin combination on February the 6th at 8:45 PM (KST) so don't disregardto observe and cheer for yourfavourite groups in corners like skill shows, wrestling, and speed quizzes!

Yoo Jae Suk Will Take Over The Lunar New Year Holiday

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Yoo Jae Suk Will Take Over The Lunar New Year Holiday

Yoo Jae Suk Will Take Over The Lunar New Year Holidayhellohalcyon February 5, 2016 0 Comic Yoo Jae Suk is expected to be very busy throughoutthe approaching Lunar New Year holiday weekend. In keeping with a representative from FNC Entertainment, he's scheduled to look on several otherTelevision networks and take part in a lot ofalternative schedules.

On February 6 and 7, he is expected to list for KBSs SatisfiedIn combination 3 and SBSs Same Bed, The several Dreams. And also on February 7 and 9, he's going to exist filming a advertisement for a new advertisement contract. On February 10, he may be on shoot for JTBCs Sugar Man. And finally, he will bestleisure on February 8 sooner than resuming his busy paintings schedule.

In addition to his busy schedule, he will be shown on broadcast TV on several varied networks duringthe vacation weekend. On February 6, he will seem in MBCs Limitless Challenge for the Meet My Unsightly Friend special and on February 7 he will be on SBSs Running Man. And on February 8 and nine respectively, he will be on air for Same Bed, Different Dreams and Sugar Man.

Video 2d teaser video released for the Korean drama 'Pied Piper'

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"Pied Piper" (2016)Directed by way of Kim Hong-seon-IWritten by Ryoo Yong-jaeNetwork : tvNWith Sin Ha-gyoon, Yoo Joon-sang, Jo Yoon-hee, Jeon Gook-hwan, Kim Jong-soo, Park Seong-geun,...Mon, TueSynopsisIn the days missing communications, the drama suggests the answers to the social conflicts by way of the activities by a negotiation team, who tries to solve complicationsthru talks and conversationtill the finish of the answer even below the tough-and-go circumstances.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2016/03/07

Video Added new teaser video and poster for the Korean drama 'Memories'

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"Memories" (2016)Directed by way of Park Chan-hongWritten by Kim Jee-wooNetwork : tvNWith Lee Sung-min, Song Seon-mi, Lee Ki-woo, Junho, Yoon So-hee, Park Jin-hee,...16 episodes - Fri, Sat 20:30SynopsisPark Tae-seok, a legal professionaloperating for a law company is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The drama depicts his lively efforts wantingto be offeringcoverage tothe valuableprice of one's lifestyles and circle of relatives love, whilst his reminiscence starts fading away.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2016/03/18

Song Triplets Team Up With Dad One Ultimate Time to organize Marvel for Mom

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Song Triplets Team Up With Dad One Ultimate Time to organize  Marvel for Mom

Song Triplets Team Up With Dad One Final fourth dimensionto organizeWonder for Mother kminjungee February 5, 2016 0 At the finishof nineteen months, thru tears and laughter, the time to mentiongood-bye to Song Il Gook and Daehan, Minguk; and Manse has come. 

The upcoming February 7 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s The Go back of Superman is a Lunar New Year special episode, titled “I Love You, I like You, I Love You,” and may be the last episode featuring Song Il Gook and his sons.

On this day, Song Il Gook, who at first agreed to the displayso as to give his wife a break, remarks that he “wants to spend the last day of filming devoted to Mom, who used to be the catalyst for our appearance,” and selects turning in lunch boxes stuffed with love to his wife, Jung Seung Yeon, as their last mission.

Park Na Rae is willing to surrender her area to invite Kim Soo Hyun on her show

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Park Na Rae is willing to surrender her area to invite Kim Soo Hyun on her show

The hilarious comic stated, "I would love to have Kim Soo Hyunon the show. No, no longer the author Kim Soo Hyun. I would like to dream big. Lets make a superhaving a look program together. I am willing to surrender my space that I have already put a gigantic deposit on and paid a year's hire into."

Fellow comedianLee Kuk Juadded, "I are searching to invite Min Kyung Hoon.I'm willing to shop for him a development in exchange," further adding to the hilarious situation.

Kim Sook crowned off the verbal exchangeby capacity of saying, "I wish to inviteKim Woo Bin. We shoot texts to each and every other yetI would liketo satisfy him in person. I lied, the text messages are one sided."