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2PM member Junho will soon be liberating Korean versions of his self-composed eastern songs on a ‘best of’ album.
On August 17, his firm said, “On September 14, he'll be liberating his first ‘best of’ album entitled ‘One.’ so as to pay off his fanatics for their love, he’s moderately decided on 11 of his songs that were released in Japan and ready them specially.”
The album “One” will come with songs off his contemporary 3rd mini album “So Good,” which rose to the pinnacle spot at the Oricon chart correct after it used to be released. It'll also feature songs of quite a lot of genres from his first and 2nd solo mini albums. in line with his agency, he rewrote the songs into Korean himself.
Junho will soon be protecting his first Korean solo concert entitled “Last Night in Seoul,” which might be the encore concert for his eastern tour.
2PM member Junho will soon be liberating Korean versions of his self-composed Japanese songs.
On August 17, his firm said, “On September 14, he'll be liberating his first easiest of album entitled ‘One.’ In order to pay off his fanatics for their love, he’s moderately decided on 11 of his songs that were released in Japan and ready them specially.”
The album “One” will come with songs off his contemporary 3rd mini album “So Good,” which rose to the head spot at the Oricon chart correct after it used to be released. It'll also feature songs of quite a lot of genres from his first and 2d solo mini albums.
Junho will soon be conserving his first Korean solo concert entitled “Last evening in Seoul,” which may be the encore concert for his Japanese tour.
What better way to say "Happy Father"s Day" than by listening to beautiful K-Pop songs about fathers? Some of Korea"s most respected artists and idols have sung about their relationship with their fathers. BTOB"s "Father" may be one of the most well known songs about fathers, but many people don"t realize that Psy also has sung about his father.
The idol group released the song in 2012, surprising fans with the heartfelt ballad. Although BTOB has a reputation as a dance group, "Father" proved that the boy band could sing about difficult topics like not saying "I Love You" often enough. The video was called a "love message BTOB"s sending to all the fathers in the world."
Not only did the idol group show new depth and show how the memebers respect their fathers, fans who have seen and commented on the video expressed their desire to thank their own fathers for helping them find their way in the world.
The song titles may be the same, but the feeling behind BTOB and Psy"s songs are very different. Psy"s video is an animated short film, showing children doing different activities with their father. An animated Psy is rocking on stage, which his father disapproves of. Even though the song sounds lighthearted and the animation is cute, the lyrics and plot point to the difficult relationship between a son and father who have different values.
The song recognizes how difficult life is for fathers who are trying to make an easy way in the world for their children. Psy sings about recognizing his father"s burdens, and at the end of the film the two find something to do together that they both can relate to.
Hopefully, fans who listen to this song will think about all the hardships that their father has gone through to help them get to where they are today.
Another "Father," Insooni"s eerie ballad discusses the hardships of a daughter who wants her father to understand her. The relationship between fathers and their children is always tough, and this sad song relates the feelings of someone who believes that their father no longer actually loves them. The difficult relationship is heartbreaking, but the singer reaches out to her father, telling him that she misses him and just wants to say "I love you."
Luna and Krystal of f(x) sing about the difficult relationship between daughters and their fathers. The melodious ballad has a steady beat that keeps the song grounded, but the emotion behind the singers" voices reveal how hard it is for girls to talk to their fathers.
The refrain "sorry, I"m so sorry," seems to express how a daughter may feel bad about the way that she treats her father, but that the same sort of situation repeats with every father and daughter relationship. Even if its hard, everybody feels this way.
These songs all express the difficulties of relationships between children and fathers, but also the gratitude towards the parents who have helped us grow to where we are today.
Using Traditional Korean Music In K-Pop: Crayon Pop And ToppDogg Attempt Something New In Their Latest Songs
Crayon Pop, who shot to stardom while wearing helmets, released the music video for "Uh-ee." The song is heavily influenced by Trot, a genre of Korean pop music. But Crayon Pop isn"t the only idol group to use more traditional genres of Korean music to influence their pop songs. ToppDogg"s "Arario" also takes Korean music and turns it into a catchy pop song.
"Uh-ee" is just as comical, although a bit less catchy, than Crayon Pop"s "Bar Bar Bar" and "Lonely Christmas." But they still kept their ridiculous style, this time by dressing up as five ajummas.
Ajumma is the word Koreans call middle-aged married women, and often has a negative stereotype of pushy, unfashionable women; calling a young woman an ajumma is generally considered to be offensive. Ajumma will get jobs cleaning buildings and housekeepers in general are often called ajumma.
The shoes, outfits, and bandanas that Crayon Pop wears in "Uh-ee" are very typical of what ajumma wear, and the connotation will go unnoticed in Korea. By putting it with an old fashion sound, combining techno and trot, Crayon Pop"s "Uh-ee" draws attention to the old-fashioned stereotypes and draws them to the forefront, proving that they"re not outdated.
ToppDogg takes the idea of using traditional Korean music one step further in "Arario," where the group mixes traditional Korean elements with an upbeat hip-hop song. The sound of traditional pansori music and ToppDogg"s modern style of singing shows that K-Pop isn"t only a borrowing of musical styles from other cultures.
"Arario"s video also makes use of traditional hanbok and objects, and has the female dancers dress like gisaeng, proving that these things are only out-dated if they are not used in modern forms of art.
This move to combine traditional Korean sounds with new Korean sounds is interesting because K-Pop has been criticized for merely adapting Western styles of music and not really having an unique Korean flavor to it.
Crayon Pop, a high profile debut with unique concepts, and ToppDogg, a rookie group that is continuously gaining more attention, both have attempted to combine uniquely Korean sounds with typical K-Pop style and produced two fascinating songs. If more artists produce music like this, K-Pop will be able to wash aside some of its critics.
However, these type of songs are rare within K-Pop and it seems unlikely to become mainstream anytime soon. Even so, they"re fascinating synthesis of different genres of Korean music.
AOA, Ailee, Tiny-G and more cheer up the Korean national soccer team ‘Red Devils’ with World Cup support songs
Some of your favorite stars are cheering on the Korean national soccer team “Red Devils” with the publish of 2014 World Cup support songs!
An official support album “We Are the Reds” has been released with various energetic songs by AOA, DickPunks, Ailee, Jung Joon YoungSoul Dive, Trans FixionGirl”s Day”s Minah, Tiny-G, KeepopYoon Hyung BinSeo Doo Won, Broken Valentine, and Romantic Punch.
This album has a variety of songs that are all easy to remember the lyrics and sing along to so that everyone can cheer on the Red Devils.
Check out the songs through the released videos below!
KeepopYoon Hyung BinSeo Doo Won
CNBLUE, Present, FNC Entertainment, Lady, One More Time, Blind Love, Robot, Time Is Over, Come On, Let Me Know, I Cant Believe, Greedy Man, My Miracle
CN BLUE’s 1st Best Album… ‘Japanese Songs Sung in Korean’ Talented group CNBLUE will release their 1st best album since their debut titled Present on the 26th.
A rep from their agency FNC Entertainment stated on November 20th, "The official name of their album is CNBLUE JAPAN BEST-PRESENT. In order to give back to their fans, CNBLUE carefully chose 10 of their self-written Japanese songs, and specially prepared this album."
There is heightened anticipation for this album release since it will be CNBLUE's first ever best album, and even more so because they will be singing their 10 self-written Japanese songs in Korean.
The members have worked painstakingly on translating these 10 songs, and have poured out their efforts into this album.
The title song for CNBLUE's best album will be their 6th Japanese single titled "Lady," which was released in July. It was composed and written by Jung Yong Hwa, and is a 70's disco song with a reinterpreted modern sound.
"Lady" not only rose to number 2 on Japan's Oricon Daily Single Charts, but also was the number 1 ringtone on the monthly charts, and received a lot of love from fans. In addition to "Lady," there will be other Japanese releases such as "One More Time," "Blind Love," "Robot," "Time Is Over," "Come On," "Let Me Know," "I Can't Believe," "Greedy Man," and "My Miracle" on this album. It will be the first time these songs are made into Korean versions.
Meanwhile, there is an event taking place on CNBLUE's official Facebook page in commemoration of their best album release. So make sure to check it out~
CNBlue will release their first “Best of” album, titled “Present.”
According to their agency, FNC Entertainment, “The official name of ‘Present’ is CNBlue Japan Best Present, and it consists of ten self-written Korean remakes of songs first released in Japan.”
The title song for “Present” will be their sixth Japanese single title song “Lady,” released in July. Written by Jung Yong Hwa, the song is a modern reinterpretation of the 70s’ disco style. The song rose to number two on the Oricon daily singles chart, and remained number one on Japanese monthly ringtone charts for a month.
Aside from “Lady,” the album will introduce other gems to the Korean audience for the first time, such as “One More Time,” “Blind Love,” “Robot,” “Time Is Over,” “Come On,” “Let Me Know,” “I Can’t Believe” and “My Miracle.”
One More Time Lady Blind Love Robot Time Is Over Come On Let Me Know I Cant Believe Greedy Man My Miracle Their best of album “Present” will be released on November 26. CNBlue will also be holding an album release event on their official Facebook page.
Jay Park, Gaeko, Simon D, E-Sens, Dynamic Duo, Swings, Supreme Team, Amoeba Culture
Korean Hip-Hop Artists Respond To Amoeba Culture Diss Track Battle With Their Own Songs As the battle between former Supreme Team member E-Sens and his previous record label Amoeba culture (more specifically one of the company's founders, Dynamic Duo's Gaeko) wages on, other Korean hip hop artists are jumping in to share their two cents.
In the past couple of days among the diss tracks released by Swings, E-Sens, Gaeko, and Simon D - a host of other artists are speaking out.
While none of them appear to have any specific complaints like those brought up by E-Sens against his former record label, the general feeling is that they long for a time when it was less about the money and more about the music.
Simon D mentioned something similar in his diss track response to Swings saying, "You just sold my name to get #1, you f*cker. That's my last mercy. The fake "Show Me The Money" brand new pussy. You knelt down in front of the contract. You pig, you're still not ripe on top of the fire. You're not raw or rare, just disgusting."
Artists like Diz'one and Nuttyverse have all released songs following in the footsteps of their K-hip-hop peers and taking a page out of American rapper Kendrick Lamar's book.
In his song "Control" Lamar calls out Canadian artist Drake and now their Korean counterparts are following that method to let everyone know what they think too.
The general theme is that the industry as we see it today is a far-cry from how it was perceived ten years ago and very different from how these artists expected things to turn out.Many of the tracks claim that the Korean music industry is full of no-talent rappers who are continually disrespectful to their colleagues.
Korean American hip-hop star Jay Park even added in his thoughts on the matter, only he took to Twitter instead of making his own track.
"Yall see whats goin on with HIP HOP in KOREA right now?? shit getting crazy!!! I love it!" he tweeted.
Shortly afterward Jay Park added, "KENDRICK LAMAR EFFECT~! Crossed the sea's all the way into KOREA!! SHEITTTTTT."
Check out some of the new tracks below.
Comedian Jung Hyung Don is reported to have been officially registered as a songwriter for five more songs.
According to the Korean Music Copyright Association on June 8th, Jung Hyung Don was registered as the lyricist for five tracks by his group HyungdonDaejun. Hes reported to have written the lyrics for Intro, Hanshim Cart Bar, Like the Olympics, The Song Thats Even Worse When You Listen to it During a Bad Time, and Is it Doable or Not from their debut album, Gangster Rap Volume 1.
Its not the first time that the comedian has been registered, however. Hes reported to have a total of nine songs copyrighted. In March of 2010, his song The Stage of Friendship was copyrighted, in May of 2010 Go Calorie was entered into the registry. Last year, in February Jump was registered, while in August, Change The Game was filed.
Netizens commented, Since his album did well, hes probably making sure to copyright all this stuff, I want to see a document of his copyrights, and As expected, Jung Hyung Don is in right now.
Source + Photo: Sports Seoul via Nate
Ahead of their newest gig on May 26th, Korean rock band Flowermist revealed a short teaser video for their upcoming new songs.
While Flowermist has yet to release official releases in both Korea and Japan, they have built an internet following already. Its lead singer, Park Jiho, is a well-known ulzzang who modeled for various brands before. He was born in '89, and lists Keane and Ben Folds as his inspiration. Drummer Lee Jaecheon, born November 1988, mentions both Mike Portnoy and Tony Royster Jr. on the band's official website, while guitarist Kim Sungmin ('89) seemed to be inspired by artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Slash and Zakk Wylde.
Last April 30th, a statement surrounding bassist Kim Gijun was revealed on the band's official website, stating that he'd left Flowermist because of musical differences. A new bassist is set to join the band for their next live performance on May 26th with other bands such as RESIST, TRIPPER and Wap.
The newly revealed songs "Tree" and "Real Love", will be available for download through iTunes sometime mid-May.
Source: flowermist and FlowermistJPOfficial