SHINee's Jonghyun and Minho Wrote Lyrics for Tracks on "Sherlock"

SHINee's Jonghyun and Minho Wrote Lyrics for Tracks on "Sherlock"

SHINee's Jonghyun and Minho Wrote Lyrics for Tracks on Sherlock

Here is what we know so far about SHINee’s “Sherlock.” The title track “Sherlock” will be a hybrid remix. Also, the world-renown choreographer Tony Testa created SHINee’s dance routine.

Now we also know that “Sherlock” will feature the skills of some of the SHINee members as bona fide artists. Jonghyun took part in writing the lyrics for the track “Always There” and showed his appreciation towards the fans. Jonghyun helped write the lyrics for the track “Alarm Clock” and Minho helped write they rap lyrics. “Alarm Clock” is about a man who wants to wake up from nightmares of a breakup.

SHINee’s “Sherlock” will be released on March 19 through iTunes and Korean online music websites. The offline sales will begin on March 21.

SHINEee’s comeback performance will begin on Mnet’s “M Countdown” March 22. 

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Music & Lyrics: Sherlock, Mysteries and Unsolved Crimes

Music & Lyrics: Sherlock, Mysteries and Unsolved Crimes

20150320_seoulbeats_shinee MusicLyrics: Sherlock, Mysteries and Unsolved Crimes Written by Morgan On March 21, 2015 From Agatha Christie, to Sherlock, to Cluedo, to the abundance of crime shows, the world has always been obsessed with mysteries and unsolved crimes. Dealing with the mysterious, intriguing and dark aspects of life, it only makes sense that the K-pop world would draw inspiration from this genre too.

SHINee, Dynamic Duo and NUEST are three artists that have taken something from the genre and developed it further than the ordinary Who done it?’ Each song becomes new and intriguing as they develop their own stories, with the final product coming out different each time. Will follow the usual dark route, or do something more light hearted with the genre? We will have to see!

In Crime Scene, Dynamic Duo overlaps the story of a person leaving a relationship without a word, with that of a murder. They have adopted the roll of the victim in their song, filling it with mystery, desperation and heartbreak. The metaphor of a “crime scene” permeates through the entire song, painting the strong picture that the girl that has left is a murderer. With lines like ‘My tears were red like blood’, it is clear that this is a dark look at relationships and their outcomes. To put it simply, this song is serious; the atmosphere of the song and the almost lifeless voices of the artists creates a feel that is almost soul crushing.

The loneliness of the scene is the only clue to solve this

Follow the traces of the crime with no beginning

I am chasing it even though you left me

I empty my place but I can’t empty you

I do the dishes but I can’t erase the happy times with you

Where are you, where are you

The blame entirely lies with the girl in the eyes of the artist; To them, they have done nothing wrong in the relationship. Yet, they are still searching for answers as to why she leftas if answers could help. This song fully embodies the concept given, choosing a dark premiss to add extra emphasis on the heartbreaking end of the relationship. Dynamic Duo has chosen the expected route based on the inspiration and the final product came out perfect. I mean, who ever heard of a happy murder?

SHINee chose a different route than Dynamic Duo by playing the role of detectives that are in pursuit of a girls heart. They seem to be on top of this case; They have already identified their main suspect and found the evidence that ‘incriminates’ them. Living up to the name of the song, these super sleuths are as good as Sherlock.

“Sherlock” is a bit of mystery itself, as it always keeps you guessing. As it is two songs put together to make one, Clue + Note this sort of makes sense. This was SM Entertainments style from 2011 to 2013. Also, shout out to Girl’s Generation’s “I Got A Boy” as it may not have anything to do with mystery or crime, but it sure did keep you guessing because it changed so much. But enough of that, let’s bring it back to Sherlock.

The mystery in “Sherlock, of course, revolves around the girl. The lyrics encompass the tentative interest that blooms into an ‘investigation’ when boy meets girl. By studying her body language such as her ‘trembling breath’ when they talk, the boys try to find ‘evidence’ that the girl likes them. What more could we expect from these guys, after all they are definitely ‘curious’. It is a cute and heart warming introduction, if ever I heard one.

The suspect is in here

No one can leave

You and I, or anyone

Everything about you

I have found evidence

I will certainly find you

After collecting enough ‘evidence’ the boys decide that it is time to ask the girl about her feelings in an ‘investigation. Let’s just hope, they don’t use ‘Bad Cop Good Cop’ tactics on the girl; They want her to like them, not completely traumatize her. Every lyric of this song has been connected to the detective theme to create a new and interesting progression of ideas.

It is extremely believable that one or all members of SHINee could be exactly like Sherlock, especially with the assumptions based on a girls body language. Though, sometimes the wording can seem a bit forceful, especially when they are using the word interrogate to symbolize asking a girl if they like them. However, within the context of the song it is understandable and adds to the aesthetic.

While SHINees Sherlock was light with the blooming of new love, in NUESTs Beautiful Ghost the pursuit of a girl is a little harsher as they express frustration towards a girl who is like a ghost.

I can’t take this game of hide-and-seek

Like Sherlock Holmes, I will find you

Rather than portraying a mystery, this song portrays a chase or pursuit. It describes the frustration that occurs when a girl isnt clear with her feelings. Though NUEST shouts I like your everything it seems that the girl tauntingly doesnt give a reply back, which encourages NUEST to give chase. They describe themselves in many different ways, including the example of Sherlock. I dont think the girl will get away in this case, though, as NUEST further describing themselves as ‘hunters’.

They sound like criminals more than detectives if you ask me, though Sherlock Holmes has toed the line a few times, too. That said, I think they would get a lot further if they took the time to investigate more about the girl, through maybe a conversation. Or maybe, shes just not that into them?

With SHINees super deductive abilities and NUESTs talents in pursuits, Im sure Dynamic Duo could get some help with their mystery. Pretty sure SHINee would be Sherlock Holmes and NUEST would actually be John Watson, though. However, Im sure together they will get to the bottom of this!

Readers, do you enjoy themes and storytelling in K-pop songs? Which of these releases was your favorite? Know anymore K-pop mysteries or crime related songs?

(YouTube [1][2][3], Images via. SM Entertainment, Amoeba Culture)

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Ivy Donated All Profits from Writing Lyrics for SNSD and SHINee

Ivy Donated All Profits from Writing Lyrics for SNSD and SHINee

Appearing on KBS’ 1 vs 100, Ivy revealed that she once wrote lyrics for Girls’ Generation and SHINee.

Ivy Donated All Profits from Writing Lyrics for SNSD and SHINee

Ivy appeared as a guest on the quiz program on June 18, where she was asked about her time as a lyricist under a pseudonym.

“I’ve been donating 100 percent of the profits made from writing the lyrics,” shared Ivy. “But I didn’t know how much it would be, so I said I would donate 100 percent, but because the artists are quite global, a hefty amount came in the beginning.”

Ivy Donated All Profits from Writing Lyrics for SNSD and SHINee

As she expressed a tiny bit of regret, Ivy was asked who she wrote the lyrics for, and she replied, “I wrote SNSD’s Dear. Mom and SHINee’s Last Present.”

Meanwhile, Ivy is currently promoting her newest song, I Dance.

Photo Credit: KBS

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Singer Ivy Wrote Lyrics for Girls' Generation and SHINee

Singer Ivy Wrote Lyrics for Girls' Generation and SHINee

Ivy, Girls Generation, SHINee

Singer Ivy Wrote Lyrics for Girls' Generation and SHINee? Singer Ivy Wrote Lyrics for Girls Generation and SHINee?It was revealed today on KBS "I Vs 100" that singer Ivy used to write lyrics.

She revealed that she has not written any as of late, but did write songs such as "Dear Mom" for Girls' Generation and "Last Gift" for SHINee. These songs were not promoted actively, but gained much recognition from fans.

She stated that she used a pseudonym on purpose so that she would not be recognized. She also donated all the money made from it.

Ivy is a solo singer that not only has singing skills but also writing skills! She should write more in the future, eh?

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SHINee Dances Sherlock with Lucky Fans on "Dream Team"

SHINee Dances Sherlock with Lucky Fans on "Dream Team"

SHINee Dances Sherlock with Lucky Fans on Dream Team On the May 12 episode, KBS Lets Go Dream Team Season 2 and SHINee visited the Dong Sun Jung Bo High school to compete with the schools female soccer team. Before the main competition, a group of fans performed SHINees Sherlock in front of Minho, Taemin, Onew, and Key. They performed with all their hearts, hoping to impress their oppas.

In the middle of the song, the SHINee members got up and joined the female students, making them some of the luckiest Shawols out there. Each member performed their parts with the students and even posed affectionately together for the camera. Viewers could hear the jealous and happy screams of other fans at the school watching the performance in the background audio of the show.

You can click on the little blue arrow on the top right of the screencaps to watch a brief clip of the performance.

SHINee Dances Sherlock with Lucky Fans on Dream Team

SHINee Dances Sherlock with Lucky Fans on Dream Team

SHINee Dances Sherlock with Lucky Fans on Dream Team

SHINee Dances Sherlock with Lucky Fans on Dream Team

SHINee Dances Sherlock with Lucky Fans on Dream Team

Secrets Sunhwa and comedian Noh Woo Jin were also guests on this episode.

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SHINee and Kim Tae Woo Get All Mixed Up with Sherlock and Love Rain

SHINee and Kim Tae Woo Get All Mixed Up with Sherlock and Love Rain

As tradition of Mnet’s The Beatles Code, a bibigok, or a mashup song, of SHINee and Kim Tae Woo was revealed when the artists appeared as guest on March 11.

SHINee and Kim Tae Woo Get All Mixed Up with ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Love Rain’

Taking SHINee’s Sherlock and Kim Tae Woo’s Love Rain, The Beatles Code somehow made the two completely different songs work as it flowed with no bumps. The title Sherlock Rides on Love Rain was given.

Check out the mashup and be sure to watch until the end!

Photo Credit: Mnet

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LEDApple covers SHINee’s “Sherlock”

LEDApple covers SHINee’s “Sherlock”

LEDApple covers SHINees Sherlock

Known for covering songs of famous groups, rock band LEDApple has now tried its hand at SHINees Sherlock!

On February 5th, LEDApple revealed its live band cover of Sherlock on its Youtube channel. They successfully recreated the song with its own rock twist and has been receiving much praise for the cover.

Check it out below!

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LEDApple releases cover of SHINee’s “Sherlock”

LEDApple releases cover of SHINee’s “Sherlock”

LEDApple releases cover of SHINees Sherlock

LEDApple has released their cover of SHINees Sherlock.

The boys have been covering songs of famous bands in their own rock style and now theyve taken on SHINee‘s “Sherlock“.

So far, LEDApple has covered Girls’ Generation‘s “Mr. Taxi“, Bruno Mars‘ “Talking to the Moon“, and Big Bang‘s “Love Song“, among others. Their rock-version covers have been highly popular not only among LEDAs but also all to casual viewers.

You can hear the rock version of SHINees Shelock below. What do you think of this cover?

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

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LEDApple releases teaser for their cover of SHINee’s “Sherlock”

LEDApple releases teaser for their cover of SHINee’s “Sherlock”

LEDApple releases teaser for their cover of SHINees Sherlock

LEDApple has been covering songs of famous bands in their own rock style and now theyre read to take on SHINees Sherlock.

So far, theyve covered Girls Generations Mr. Taxi, Bruno Mars Talking to the Moon, and Big Bangs Love Song, among others. Their rock-version covers have been highly popular not only among LEDAs but also all to casual viewers, and this time theyve released a teaser of the cover instead of the full song.

You can hear snippets of the rock version of SHINees Sherlock, and the boys look like theyve even created a music video to go along with the song.

As the teaser says, youll be able to hear the full song on February 5th. Until then, check out the teaser below!

Tip: Hatsune JWalk

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SSK4s DickPunks Recreate SHINees Sherlock in DickPunks Style

SSK4s DickPunks Recreate SHINees Sherlock in DickPunks Style

As second place winners of Mnet’s Superstar K4, DickPunks appeared on Mnet’s The Beatles Code to deliver their own rendition of SHINee’s Sherlock.

SSK4’s DickPunks Recreate SHINee’s Sherlock in DickPunks Style

On December 3, the Top 12 contestants of the audition program participated in The Beatles Code, where DickPunks went up on the mini stage to perform their unique version of Sherlock.

With no drums on the set, Park Garam turned into the rapper of the band, adding a little something special to the performance.

Photo Credit: Mnet

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