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CUBE Artists G.NA, 4minute, BEAST Lived It Up in AIA Kpop Concert In Malaysia
Cube Artists G.na, 4Minute, Beast Lived It Up In Aia Kpop Concert In Malaysia

CUBE Artists G.NA, 4minute, BEAST Lived It Up in AIA Kpop Concert In Malaysia

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The next group to take the stage, 4Minute, opened their performance with their latest hit songs, What's Your Name and also Mirror Mirror. The members, Hyuna, Jiyoon, Jihyun, Gayoon and Sohyun, greeted the Malaysian fans and mentioned how there are much more fans in Malaysia compared to the previous AIA Kpop Concert in Hong Kong in January 2013. With their newest song about to be released on 28th June, the girls teased their fans by giving them a taste of what they can get from It's Poppin' and sang a few lines of the song.

Fans got to see how versatile the girls from 4Minute were when they performed their hit songs such as I'm OK, HUH, Muzik and also they showed off their powerful vocal in ballad song, Pretend. Before ending their performance, the girls said that they were grateful of the fans' support and they hoped to come to Malaysia again! They went on to perform Heart to Heart and Hot Issue, as the crowd got more hyper and sang along with them.

[Media Q&A] Cube Family - Beast, 4Minute and G.Na Live It Up For The Media AIA Kpop 2013 In Malaysia
[Media Q&a] Cube Family - Beast, 4Minute And G.na Live It Up For The Media Aia Kpop 2013 In Malaysia

[Media Q&A] Cube Family - Beast, 4Minute and G.Na Live It Up For The Media AIA Kpop 2013 In Malaysia

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Having been to Malaysia many times before for promotional purposes, BEAST members said that, "Malaysia is very stylish and fashionable, so hopefully we'll find a chance to explore the city and do some shopping." They also talked about their 'Beautiful Show' tour, which will begin in Seoul on 21th and 21st July, saying that "we hope we will have an opportunity to visit Malaysia in the future (for the concert). Besides from their activities as singers, three of BEAST members, Doojoon, Kikwang and Junhyung have tried their hands at acting in dramas. For the remaining three members, Yoseob, who has yet to star in a drama said "If the opportunity arises, we would definitely be interested in acting, especially having seen the other members do so well. The rest of us hope that we may also achieve such success in acting"

The official AIA K-POP site www.aiakpop.com.my was launched in May to update K-POP fans on the latest concert news, photos and videos of their favorite K-POP artistes.

[SBS KPOP Super Concert] BEAST Handsomely Arrives At LAX Ahead of SBS Kpop Super Concert
[Sbs Kpop Super Concert] Beast Handsomely Arrives At Lax Ahead Of Sbs Kpop Super Concert

[SBS KPOP Super Concert] BEAST Handsomely Arrives At LAX Ahead of SBS Kpop Super Concert

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BEAST's Lee Gikwang is co-emceeing with CNBLUE's Jung Yong Hwa and Girls Generation's Tiffany for tomorrow's concert festivities at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA.

BEAST Releases Japanese Ver. MV for "Midnight"

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Following BEASTs promotions of Beautiful Night in Korea, it seems that they will now be going back to Japan to promote.

Today, their music video for the Japanese version of Midnight was revealed online. It will be released as the groups third single next month on October 17 and will be available in regular and limited editions. 

The original version of Midnight was released as a part of BEASTs fifth Korean mini album Midnight Sun back in July. While it was the first song revealed, their albums title track was Beautiful Night instead. 

BEAST releases PV for the Japanese version of "Midnight"

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Recently, BEAST made their comeback to the Korean music industry with their fifth mini album, "Midnight Sun." After finishing the promotions of the album's title track, "Beautiful Night," BEAST released a video preview for their fitness DVD, "BEAST bodyART."

BEAST has now turned their focus to their comeback in Japan. BEAST will be releasing "Midnight" in Japan through Universal Music Japan for their comeback. The album will be available in many different versions and it will be officially be released in Japan on October 17th.

On September 27th, BEAST released the PV for the Japanese version of "Midnight." The music video for "Midnight" shows the members of BEAST is their comeback concept with many different scenes. The choreography for parts of the song can also be seen. The members of BEAST convey the feelings of the song sincerely in the music video as well.

BEAST Japan Single Album, 'Midnight Sun' to Release in October
Beast Japan Single Album, 'midnight Sun' To Release In October

BEAST Japan Single Album, 'Midnight Sun' to Release in October

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BEAST Japan Single Album, MIDNIGHT SUN to Release in OctoberIdol group BEAST's Japan single will be released soon.

BEAST Releases Pictorial for  Limited Edition Version of 'Midnight Sun'
Beast Releases Pictorial For Limited Edition Version Of 'midnight Sun'

BEAST Releases Pictorial for Limited Edition Version of 'Midnight Sun'

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beastBEAST's wedding pictorial for their limited edition version of Midnight Sun is stirring much interest among fans.

In the pictorial, the members transformed into 6 grooms wearing tuxedoes, stirring much interest.They shed their powerful images and took on the 'sweet boyfriend' image.

Beast’s “Midnight Sun” is an Objective Success

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The other track that Beast has been promoting on music shows (and also the third song on Midnight Sun) is Its Not Me, a slick-sounding, clearly Beast song that has a great beat and sassy style. I was extremely happy to read that Junhyung helped write the lyrics for this song because if theres one thing that irks me, its definitely when I see the rapper in a K-pop group as dead weight. Luckily for Beast, Junhyung has been working on his composing, arranging, and writing skills (almost like G-Dragon) and its easy to see from his work that he has talent. When Beast retires, I see a bright future for Junhyung as a producer, as he spent a lot of time in putting the mini-album together with other composers, arrangers, and lyricists. Its Not Me is paired with flowing choreography that looks both relaxed and fun by the boys for performances, and its great to see something thats not as in your face from Beast. Not only do we get to see a cool rap sequence during the dance, we also get a great dance break from Yoseob toward the end. Even though all Beast members have their strengths and weaknesses, its nice to see them spread the dance parts out evenly instead of hand them all off to Kikwang, who is noted as the strongest dancer in the group.

The boys threw in a song with their signature ballad style stamped all over it for the fourth track on the mini-album. When I Miss You is a soft, slow selection with a sweet sound created by the meshing of Hyunseung and Yoseobs voices. The lyrics are melancholy and well-composed, so they match well with the tone of the song. My favorite thing about When I Miss You was Junhyungs rap at the end, which was more sung than spoken and thus had a smoother style than his other raps. Overall, When I Miss You was a beautiful ballad that could have gone on any soundtrack for a K-drama and reminded listeners of some of Beasts best works, such as On Rainy Days.

The style that Beast takes on in the fifth song on Midnight Sun, The Day You Rest, is a groovy one that has an interesting beat that is neither fast nor slow. While its great to see them experimenting with such different styles, The Day You Rest didnt really win me over. The melody in the back was too distracting and the vocals felt a bit weak compared to the rest of the tracks so I never felt like I was really listening to the song. The transitions felt very blurred and I couldnt distinguish between verses and the chorus, so while it wasnt an entirely sloppy track, Cube could have done a better job to clean up this song.

BEAST Shares Their Worries Regarding "Midnight Sun" in Recent Interview
Beast Shares Their Worries Regarding "midnight Sun" In Recent Interview

BEAST Shares Their Worries Regarding "Midnight Sun" in Recent Interview

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They have no regrets about their decision. The album was originally scheduled to be released in May but the group had chosen to postpone it until July. Rapper Yong Jun Hyung explained, Of course we were nervous, but we wanted to bring the fans a good song for our comeback. The reason for our delay was actually because of this.  The choice reflected the group’s individual opinions as this album includes the most participation from each of the members. Yong Jun Hyung took an active role in the album’s creation as he participated in penning lyrics for “Midnight” and “If I Miss You,” as well as the composing and writing of “The Day You Rest” and “Dream Girl.” The members poured their feedback into the album’s concept, style, songs, and music video.  Yong Jun Hyung commented on the experience, “All of us have very different opinions from those around us, yet we are still insecure about all these changes we’ve made. Ultimately we wanted to show ourselves in a new, confident light on stage, so we decided to use (Beautiful Night) as our title track.”

Leader Yoon Doojoon contributed, “It is not that we want to challenge or break out from idols’ music style, we want to resist it. We had to make little changes to an extent which would be acceptable with the public.”

Dongwoon followed up by saying, “To change our music style after three years is a very difficult thing to do. Up until now we had confusing thoughts of, ‘Are we doing it right?’ But the six of us were confident initially about our title track, so if it is any good or not didn’t matter to us because we put everything we had into it. In the end we have no regrets.”

The “Midnight Sun” Sets on Beast

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Beasts music video for Midnight Sun doesnt have complexity or an underlying meaning or emotional valueits simply a colorful, upbeat, party MV that involves a lot of strutting and hopping around on Beasts part. The boys dont even dance, instead opting to do a lot of swag moves, strut, and awkwardly hop around. The cinematography does its best to capture a lively atmosphere and to be perfectly honest, the city looks lovely. Perhaps it was a good idea to choose New York City as the film site, the urban setting and graffitid walls oddly making Beasts fashion look less deplorable. Beasts styling in this MV is definitely some of their worst, from Kikwangs fried blond mohawk to Dongwoons pimp-suits to Hyunseungs pink blazer and floral shorts. Pink with red hair. What were his stylists thinking. But luckily for Beast, the fun atmosphere and bright setting worked to their advantage, and they didnt look too bad. If anything, their colorful outfits added to the music videos fun, summery vibe.

The MVs main problem is its lack of consistency. The whole thing felt a little strung together, the different scenes not doing anything to create a storyline or really embody anything at all. One moment, the boys are walking down a sunny street, checking themselves out in windows and dancing a little as they go. The next, theyre standing atop dumpsters in graffitid alleyways. Then, theyre hopping about, in front of a car and a crowd. Later on, theyre hopping in front of a crowd again, but this time at night, with fireworks going off in the background. Before the MV ends, there are shots of the boys sitting in a car, doing nothing besides looking good, and then walking down a street together in slow-motion. The only real purpose the MV had was to make Beast appear as cool as possible.

Another problem the music video had was Beast. Beast, for all their talent, werent emoting very well in this MV. Even their jumping and rocking out felt halfhearted, even awkward. The crowd did a better job at conveying a party scene than they did. Beast just looked out-of-place in every party scene, one boy taking the lead and the others not sure what to do behind him without choreography. Hyunseung was the most amusing, but only because hed do weird little dance moves during the group scenes. Seriously, watch him.