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K-Pop Throwback: Bae Suzy Shines In Miss A's 'Touch,' A Hauntingly Psychedelic Song Worth Revisiting
(Photo : YouTube still) Miss A"s 2012 hit song "Touch," off of the South Korean-Chinese group"s third EP of the same title, is not an easy one to classify.
Too poppy to be experimental, yet awfully strange for a pop tune, "Touch" casts a strange spell on the listener, mixing mournful Fender Rhodes chords with sharp synth textures over a hard-hitting dance beat.
Not to mention an intro that sounds like it could be right out of a Wu-Tang Clan song.
"Touch" is like a song you"d hear at 4 a.m. in a dance club, that you can"t quite believe is really as good as it seems.
It"s easy to be distracted by the trippy imagery in the song"s video and take for granted some of the more unwieldy, yet innovative production.
The four members of Miss A also deserve substantial credit for turning in vocal performances in "Touch" that are hauntingly poised, while still passionate.
While many K-pop idols seem to have two speeds-peppy dance vocals and drowsy ballad crooning, it is refreshing to hear how the members of Miss A deliver understated vocals that still have the power to bring the song home.
There is another reason the "Touch" video is a bit distracting, the obvious star power of Miss A singer and South Korea"s sweetheart, Bae Suzy.
Like Hyuna of 4Minute or Lee Hyori, the camera just loves her.
Everyone in 4Minute is doing the same dance moves and singing equally solid vocal parts, but Suzy somehow commands attention. Your eyes are just drawn to her.
I guess that"s what true star power is all about.
Check out the music video for the 2012 hit "Touch" by Miss A RIGHT HERE
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The leaders of K-pop Hallyu, 2PM and miss A went on a special trip with K-pop fans from all over the world to find hidden gems around the Korean peninsula. As honorary ambassadors of KTO, 2PM and miss A participated in the ‘Touch Korea Tour’, www.ibusskorea.com/touchkoreatour” inviting K-pop fans from all over the world, hosted by KTO during this past June. ‘Touch Korea Tour” was KTO’s 2012 official global campaign which provided a special opportunity to K-pop fans to thoroughly experience Korea inside and out.
The selected few fans from all over the world were separated into three different groups with different themes: ‘Fun Tour’, ‘Gourmet Tour’, and ‘Style Tour’. Each team was able to enjoy various tourist attractions according to its theme during the special 6 nights and 7 days in Korea.
The ‘Fun Tour’ team consisted of 2PM Junsu, Wooyoung, Min from miss A along with 5 fans from France, USA, Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia. They enjoyed various activities such as enjoying Seoul’s waterscape in the water taxi ride along the Han River and learning Korea’s traditional percussion quartet, Samulnori.
The ‘Fun Tour’ team was divided into two groups as True Blue Team with 2PM’s Wooyoung and Junsoo and Red Power Team with miss A Min. Each team learned how to play the kkwaenggwari, Janggu, Buk(Korean traditional drum), jing to perform a full Samulnori performance. Junsoo, Wooyoung and Min all attempted to play the Janggu and made numerous mistakes during their practices, but the overall performance was absolutely successful.
2PM’s Junho, Chansung and miss A’s Suzy participated in the ‘Gourmet Tour’ along with 5 fans from Japan, Singapore and the US. They were divided into three groups and each of them made their favorite Korean dishes. Each team played a game called “ladder shuffle” to choose which kind of dish they would make. Ultimately each team chose either ‘Royal Tteokbokki’, ‘Japchae’, ‘Haemulpajeon” and made their way to the supermarket to prepare the ingredients for their dishes.
Although Suzy’s team had a difficult time keeping the Korean rice cakes from becoming one huge lump while preparing the Royal Ddukbokki, they displayed their culinary skills and in the end created a delicious dish. Suzy gave cooking tips to her team, and spoon-fed her members when enjoying the final product.
Junho’s team showed great teamwork by designating certain roles and also made sure to carefully watch their time while boiling their noodles to make their dish, Japchae.
Chansung’s team accidentally dropped their dish Haemulpajeon on their first attempt, but received an ovation after successfully creating a great dish in the end.
2PM’s Taecyeon and miss A’s Fei and Xia participated in the ‘Style Tour’, along with 5 fans from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore including their team leader ZaiZai. They enjoyed the trendy streets of Chungdam-dong and Garosu-gil and Korea’s famous department stores and fashion boutiques, where they tried on various Hallyu styles. Taekyeon, Fei and Xia gave fashion advice to the fans and they enjoyed a full-fledged fashion photo shoot. Taekyeon, Fei and Xia gave tips on how to enjoy the Hallyu style photo shoot. They also ate Korea’s summer specialty Samgyetang, and enjoyed their time with Taekyeon, Fei and Xia at the hottest cafes in the trendy streets of Galosu Street.
Each of the video episodes of the ‘Touch Korea Tour’ will be opened starting from September 21th on www.ibusskorea.com/touchkoreatour. By October 5th all of the episodes will be uploaded and till October 15th, internet users will be able to vote for their favorite teams. The poll results will be posted on KTO’s interactive site on October 22nd. The team with the most votes will be invited back to Korea during the last week of October, and will enjoy the opportunity to spend time with 2PM and miss A during the awards. They will additionally win 25,000,000 KRW.
Earlier this year, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) partnered up with its honorary ambassadors, 2PM and miss A, to hold a video contest. In June, fifteen lucky winners were flown into Korea to spend seven all-expense paid days enjoying everything Korea has to offer. They also got a chance to hang out with the members of 2PM and miss A. The Touch Korea Tour was a campaign hosted by the KTO with the goal of inviting K-Pop fans to experience Korea while unlocking the hidden treasures and cultures of Korea.
Winners were split into three teams by theme to experience various cultures while visiting various tourist attractions throughout the country. The Fun Tour explored various activities Koreans do for fun, while the Gourmet Tour tasted and made Korean cuisines. The Style Tour visited Seouls trendiest and hottest fashion streets.
The Fun Tour, comprised of five lucky fans from France, the U.S., Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia, spent the day with Junsu, Wooyoung, and Min riding a water taxi on the Han River. They also learned how to play Korean traditional percussion quartet, Samulnori. The team was then divided into two groups: the True Blue with Junsu and Wooyoung and the Power Red with Min. Each team learned the various traditional instrumentskkwaenggwari, janggu, buk, and jingto put on a full Samulnori performance. Junsu, Wooyoung, and Min all tried the janggu and made numerous mistakes during their practice but managed to put on a successful show in the end.
Five fans from Japan, Singapore, and the United States participated in the Gourmet Tour with Junho, Chansung, and Suzy. This group was also divided into three teams to compete in a cooking showdown, where they made their favorite Korean cuisine. Suzys team had trouble keeping the Korean rice cakes from lumping, but they were able to make a delicious dish of the Royal Tteokbokki. During the cook-off, Suzy gave tips to her team members and spoon-fed her team members, creating long lasting memories for both herself and the fans. Junhos team showed great teamwork, assigning roles to each member and coordinating each others roles to create a perfect Japchae. Chansungs teams got to a rocky start, spilling their dish, the Haemul Pajeon. However, they managed to get everything under control and put out a great dish.
The Style team, formed of five fans from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, posed in a photoshoot with Taecyeon, Jia, and Fei, wearing what they consider hallyu style. They enjoyed the trendy streets of Chungdam-dong and Garosu-gil, as well as other boutiques and malls in Hongdae.
Videos of each tour will be unveiled starting September 21 (KST) on Touch Korea Tours website (http://www.ibuzzkorea.com/touchkoreatour/eng/tour_fun.html). For ten days, between October 5 to October 15 (KST) , fans will be able to vote for the team that they believed best experienced Korea. The team with the most votes will be brought back to Korea to attend the awards ceremony with 2PM and miss A at the end of October. They will also receive other great benefits! The winning team will be announced on KTOs interactive site on October 22 (KST).
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miss A Suzy, My Lips Didn't Touch Kim Joon Hyun's... I Was Just Surpsied By the Tray SoundGirl group miss A's Suzy explained the kiss with comedian Kim Jun Hyun in "Gag Concert."
Early morning of Monday, Suzy posted on her twitter, "The tray sound was so loud I thought my ears were going to pop. That's why I was surprised, our lips really didn't touch."
She continued, "It was a good experience. 'Gag Concert' the best! I hope no one misunderstands!"
Today Suzy came out in KBS comedy show "Gag Concert" and acted as Song Jun Keun's girlfriend. But she told Song Jun Keun, "I got a new boyfriend" and broke up with him. Just when Suzy was about to kiss Kim Jun Hyun, the waiter hit Kim Jun Hyun's head with a steel tray, but Kim Jun Hyun's head was lowered by the tray and his lips touched Suzy's. Suzy then made a surprised look, and many viewers had wondered, "Did they actually kiss?"
Back in April, we reported that the Korean Tourism Organization was holding a contest for its Touch Korea Tour campaign. Winners of the contest were given a chance to spend five days in Korea with all expenses paid. Additionally, they could also spend a whole day with idol groups 2PM and miss A.
The winners were selected and proof shots of them enjoying their prize were recently shared online. On June 19th, miss As Suzy uploaded a picture of herself and the Touch Korea Tour winners.
Suzy took to her Twitter and wrote, Im in the middle of eating. Together with international friends invited by KTO!!!!! I think i can cook !!!!!!!!!! In the picture attached to her message, she is seen with her mentioned international friends with a frying pan before her. Although KTO had originally promised that the winners could try out food recommended by the 2PM and miss A members, it seems that they are also getting an extra treat of trying Suzys home-made cooking!
Netizens have particularly showered Suzys tweet with attention. Suzys enthusiasm in her message as well as her victory pose and puckering expression in the picture evoked smiles upon the faces of her male fans. Such fans have commented, I too want to eat Suzys cooking. It looks delicious, and, So Suzy can cook too. She would make an awesome wife.
Congratulations to the Touch Korea Tour winners! At the moment, you are the envy of every Suzy fan. The full list of winners is available here.
In other news, Suzy is currently delivering a passionate performance in KBSs Big as the character Jang Mari, who is head over heels for character Kang Kyung Joon.
miss A Suzy's Constant Beauty From Before Till Now This is From 'Touch'miss A's Suzy revealed a picture from when they were active with their song 'Touch.
On June 13, Suzy posted on her twitter, "This was from when I was doing Touch. Mari? Jang Mari? Jang mari" (word play in Korean)
In the revealed picture, Suzy has her black long hair down with a mini dress on. Suzy's beauty is shining even though the picture.
The 'Touch' that Suzy was talking about was miss A's song, and Jang Mari is the role that Suzy is currently playing in KBS drama 'Big.
Internet users who saw this commented, "She's consistently pretty", "She's like a doll", "Singing and acting, what is she not good at?", and "I really enjoy 'Big'~"
Hallyu stars 2PM and miss A have stepped forward as official ambassadors to promote more awareness of the hidden beauties and culture of Korea.
In order to help their international fans experience Korea to the fullest, 2PM and miss A have helped launch Korea Tourism Organizations Touch Korea Tour Campaign, a global campaign tour to take place this June.
Winners from the campaign contest will be able to visit Korea for 6 nights and 7 days for a chance to experience the food, entertainment, shopping, and more!
One of those 7 days will be spent touring with the members of 2PM and miss A themselves, where together they will create teams to complete specific missions to better promote the beauty and charm of Korea.
In order to select the winners, the Korea Tourism Organization held a Touch Korea Tour Contest from April 12th to May 2nd, requiring fans everywhere to display their love for Korea through a video. In it, contestants were to emulate their favorite K-Pop dance, and provide an explanation as to why they would like to visit Korea.
Approximately 2,000 entries were submitted from more than 100 different countries, and the 21 finalists have been revealed through the Touch Korea Tour official website.
The 7 final winners will be determined based on judgment by the Korea Tourism Organization, as well as by online user votes. Netizens can begin casting their votes on the Touch Korea Tour Site starting May 8th 12:00AM KST until May 11th 11:59PM KST. Votes can be cast for multiple videos, however, fans will be only be able to cast one vote per video, per day.
One team who does the best job of completing the mission, will be chosen from the three teams after the end of the tour through online voting and each member of the team will receive a Korea Pass worth 5 million KRW, which is accepted over 7,300 affiliates including museums, select tourist spots, as well as duty free shops, and can also be used for public transportation.
Korea Tourism Organizations Tourism BrandProduct Department Executive Director Shin Pyung Seob remarked, Korea Tourism Organizations Touch Korea Tour is highly meaningful, as the contestants will be able to experience Korea with todays top Hallyu stars. I hope this will serve as a good opportunity for all fans of K-Pop to be able to communicate using our Youtube and Facebook pages, and a chance for them to personally visit Korea. Please look forward to the exciting Touch Korea Tour events to unfold.
Thanks to everyone who supported our Soompi Shop launch last week! Our initial product, the "Men in MBLAQ" DVD package including a photobook and rare behind-the-scenes postcards, has almost sold out. This week, we are offering a special autographed and personalized miss A package! That's right, this is your chance to receive official miss A merchandise that has been personally signed by Suzy, Min, Jia, and Fei!
The package includes a miss A "Touch" CD, a purple ballpoint pen, a notepad with 8 photos, and a postcard that has been signed and personalized by the members of miss A! The pen, shown (with a ribbon) by miss A's Suzy on her personal Twitter, bears the miss A label in white. It has a grippy rubber coating and chubby handle for easy writing. It's available exclusively at Soompi shop! The miss A "Touch" notepad contains 8 photos (4 pages) of the members and lots of blank pages for you to express your creativity! Finally, the postcard will have your name written on it, and it will be signed by all four girls! Can you imagine receiving a postcard from miss A straight to you?
Again, the package comes with free express shipping! Only 100 units are available, so be sure to reserve your copy when the miss A package appears on Thursday, April 26, 11 AM KST!
Soompi Shop will continue to bring you new products every week from Korea. In the near future, you can look forward to cool items related to Big Bang, Girls' Generation, BEAST, and more. Please stay tuned!
miss As The 4th Project: Touch special Chinese album has shot straight to the top of charts in Hong Kong and Taiwan after its release on March 23rd KST!
The special album is currently #1 on the Japanese-Korean chart on one of the most popular Chinese-language digital music service sites, Omusic. This Touch album contains both the Korean and Chinese versions of the title single as well as a DVD of both versions of the music video as well.
miss As Chinese management agency AQ Entertainment stated, We thank the fans who waited for miss As Chinese album. Please give a miss As promotional activities a lot of interest and love in the future as well.