While we’re all waiting for EXO to make a Korean comeback this year, the individual members have zero problems with releasing solo songs through SM STATION – a concept I absolutely love. With Lay doing his own solo work in China, Suho came out with a SM STATION song earlier this year, obviously this one from Baekhyun and a ChanyeolXSehun collaboration to follow this one.Read More »
Okay, okay. I know, I know. BTS had a comeback and I haven’t said shit about it. I have zero excuses and zero need to explain myself for this. What I will do is outline what this post is going to be about.
Yes, I have obviously seen “Idol” and listened to the album – there will be no MV First Look or Album First Listen for this era. This post is going to be an overview of the songs individually as well as collectively. My first impressions of the songs are no longer valid, I’ve listened to them too many times to have maintained my initial reactions to them. Feel free to keep reading this post though I’m sure a lot of you will already know how I feel about these songs, but for those of you who are just nosey, keep reading!
The amount of excite I’m feeling right now is palpable. I’m so excited to finally listen to what these girls can do as a collective. I do really like the odd unit songs that were released prior to this so I’m hoping I stumble across some other songs that really tickle my fancy.
I have never reviewed LOONA on this blog before so I’m very excited for both this MV but also the album. I’m not going to lie and say I know the members names or their entire back catalogue but there have been some really good releases I’ve been able to catch from their units pre-debut. I also really enjoy their concept as a group and how the members have all slowly been drip-fed to us.
I heard about WOODIE GOCHILD through the last season of Show Me The Money. While I did like his fun and happy vibe, I wasn’t overly blown away by him as an artist. This is entirely due to my preferences of hiphop in general and in no way is a personal dislike of his talent.
This review is also going to be a little different. In the past I have gone through each song and talked about what I did and didn’t like about it, solely based on first listen. For this album I did find I was talking about the same thing with each new song so decided to do an overview rather than a song-by-song review.
I remember hearing the album preview SM let out on their YouTube channel and I was extremely impressed and curious to how it would sound. I did express in my “‘Bout You” MV first look that I’m not a Super Junior fan musically but that I enjoy the members themselves – Eunhyuk and Donghae both being biases at some point. Even though I do have these feelings towards the group collectively, I am walking into this first listen with an open mind, hoping that it’ll turn me into more of a fan.
I’m not going to lie and say SuJu is one of my favourite groups, nor am I going to say I particularly enjoy their music. Honestly speaking – I’m just not a fan of SUPER JUNIORs sound. I do know their bigger hits and I of course acknowledge what they have done for the industry. The music is just not really my kind of thing. But what I do love are the members. Without liking their music, Eunhyuk and Heechul were very strong biases. But with their recent comebacks over the last year Yesung and Donghae came charging at me so now I don’t know what to do with myself. Watching this MV is going to be painful for me, I can tell.