DAY6 Radiates with Spirit in “I’m Serious” MV

Get ready for your hearts to be stolen! DAY6 came back with their April release “I’m Serious” for their monthly project, Every DAY6. Non-title track “Say Wow” is also featured along with their title track for Every DAY6 April.

The title track “I’m Serious” takes on a slightly different style than their past releases this year—showcasing a lighthearted sound, the song explores the vibrant character the band contains in their music. Although upbeat, the lyrics express the desire to be paid attention to because their feelings are “serious”.

In the music video, the members reveal their fun personalities, full of high spirits and joking around. Whether playing their instruments or chasing each other, they’re at ease and laid-back for this comeback song.

Immediately upon release, “I’m Serious” charted at #6 on Bugs, #7 on Genie, and trended #1 on Melon real-time search. In addition to the release, DAY6 are confirmed to be making an appearance on M Countdown.

What do you think of the song?

Girl’s Day Are Back After Almost 2 Years

After a long wait of almost 2 years since their release of “Ring My Bell”, Girl’s Day are back to take hold of the k-pop world! On March 27th at noon (KST), the girls came back with a sassy music video for their title track “I’ll be yours”.

The song and music video have already been well received by fans, remarking the appearance of Yura‘s strong rapping and the group’s honey-like vocals.

A fan has even rejoiced that “the song is so fire that the piano started to burn” at 2:30 minutes in the video, admiring the powerful music.

The song “I’ll be yours” features a charismatic choreography with a unique key point dance. Just from the music video, one can already predict that many will be dancing to the catchy song, with its combination of sexiness and a strong and chic radiance.

Girl’s Day released their mini-album Everyday #5, making a grand entrance back to the industry. What did you think about their comeback?

MONSTA X Makes Brilliant Comeback with ‘Beautiful’ (+Album Review)

MONSTA X has delivered a brilliant album and MV to us for their comeback!

The MV features stunning, visually striking scenes and elegant choreography fitting for the title “Beautiful.” They truly serve us a beautiful piece, with a masterful blend of music and story that leave us with lingering questions and a desire for more.

The group just released their first studio-length album, “The Clan 2.5 Beautiful,” which consists of 10 tracks, many of which were created by the members themselves. As per usual, they weave their individual flairs into the composition of the album, creating a memorable and well-balanced masterpiece.

Here’s a review of each of the album’s 10 tracks! (This may or may be coming from a hardcore Monbebe. You can be the judge of that!)

  1. Ready or Not
    This is the epitome of what I expect to hear from MONSTA X. It captivated me as soon as I heard the album highlight, and as expected, it doesn’t disappoint! It’s powerful, invigorating, and makes you feel motivated to tackle any obstacles you encounter. It’s nice to see ESBEE and STEREO14 in the credits for the song, as they’ve created many of MONSTA X‘s greatest songs.
  2. Beautiful (*TITLE)
    “Beautiful” is a masterpiece from its opening to its grand finish. It has an opening that pops (literally) and draws you into a powerful rap verse from Jooheon, followed by I.M. This song has MONSTA X‘s signature synth sound, blended with emotional vocals and unique music elements. Another great note is that Hyungwon received more lines this time around, enriching the overall dynamic of the track and making it memorable.
  3. Incomparable
    Of all the songs on the album, “Incomparable” is one of my least favorites–but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its share of greatness. Those great parts include more lines for Minhyuk and the rap portion towards the end.
  4. Need U
    “Need U” is just one of those songs that stick in your head the minute you listen to it. It’s sweet and bound to boost both your self esteem and lighten your mood. It’s a song you can imagine them singing on a small stage in a cafe or fanmeeting, one that has a personal and affectionate feeling to it. I’m a big fan of this song and would love to see more of this from the group in the future!
  5. OI
    I’m in love with this song. It’s a great blend of vocals and rap, creating an energizing and memorable dance track. When discussing this song, we can’t forget to mention I.M‘s rap, because it’s amazing. Can we talk also talk about the beat of this song? It’s absolutely addicting, especially when it comes to the repetitive chorus, “OI OI OI OI OI.” This track definitely tops in my list of favorites from this album.
  6. Miss You
    “Miss You” is an R&B track with beautiful vocals and a memorable chorus. What’s extraordinary about this song are the impressive background vocals, which enhance the airiness of the overall track. Although it’s not my favorite song, it’s definitely a soothing listen and appeals to those who prefer slower song.
  7. Calm Down
    Anybody can get lit to this song. It’s a perfect party song, with a heavy bass and epic buildup to the chorus, which is both catchy and hard-hitting. Even though the title is “Calm Down,” the song is way too exciting to be calm about. Jooheon‘s rap following the first chorus is bound to blow your mind (in a great way). The strong rap reminds me of “Stuck” from “The Clan Part.1 LOST.”
  8. All I Do
    This is my least favorite track in the album, but it provides a refreshing twist to the usual music style MONSTA X has. It’s a groovy, smooth song with its climax at a rap sequence between Jooheon and I.M. Despite its smooth progression, it doesn’t leave a lasting impression on me like the other songs do.
  9. 5:14 (Last Page)
    Although I’m not the biggest fan of the transition of the opening to the vocals, it provides a unique twist to the linear progression of the previous tracks. This song is sweet and soothing, the perfect way to conclude the otherwise fast-paced album. This song grows on you the more you listen to it, and every time you listen to it, you feel like you’re hearing it again for the first time.
  10. I’ll Be There
    I was thrilled to have more of Wonho‘s work included in the album, and “I’ll Be There” doesn’t disappoint in the slightest. It’s a sweet and touching song, with vocals that are guaranteed to make you melt! The music gives the vibe of innocence and lightheartedness, the gentle vocals only adding to its soothing effect.

Overall, “The Clan 2.5 Beautiful” was exactly what I wanted–and more. It’s a reflection of the group’s flexibility with various music styles, while also showcasing a consistency in their individual music style.

Feel free to share your thoughts with us on the comeback in the comments!

GOT7 Gets Fierce in “Never Ever” MV 

These long weeks for ahgases (IGOT7s) have led to the final release for GOT7‘s trilogy, Flight Log. At 12:30 PM on March 13th (KST), GOT7 dropped their highly anticipated new music video for “Never Ever”!

In the music video, each member has more solo scenes unlike before. Each scene allows the member to portray their side of the story on GOT7‘s Jinyoung—the isolation from the members, and wanting to be saved from time to time. The intensity brings back some of the vehemence felt from their “If You Do” era; however, instead they choose to “never ever let you go“.

The colors of the music video tune in just in time for the spring, exhibiting an attractive aesthetic that’s appealing to the eye.

Jinyoung can be seen enclosed in a glass cage surrounded by plants throughout the video, perhaps held back by overwhelming feelings and thoughts. Furthermore, a blue-ish green bird is also found in the beginning of the video, surrounded by plants as well. Thus the bird may be a representation of the member who seeks to escape and be saved.

Constantly throughout the music video, Jinyoung or the members are somehow around each other, but not aware of it. This could indicate them watching over each other, especially during times of trouble.

Beforehand, GOT7 eagerly braced themselves for the release of “Never Ever” with a countdown on V Live. Although Jackson was absent during the countdown, the members kept on with full strength for the missing member.

GOT7 praying

 

The song “Never Ever” charted at #2 on Genie and Mnet, and #3 on Bugs. The excitement for GOT7 has been felt all around the world with #GOT7_NeverEver_정오공개 trending #1 Worldwide, including top trending in 9 countries.

GOT7 Drops Breathtaking Comeback Trailer and Album Track List

“i will never ever give up” were the words that caught the attention of many during the premiere of the trailer. The steadily rising group, GOT7, dropped a breathtaking trailer for their upcoming March comeback. The album Flight Log: Arrival will complete the Flight Log trilogy, following up on the scenes from the past music videos in “Hard Carry” and “Fly”.

The trailer follows Jinyoung through his contemplation and pondering thoughts after GOT7‘s Departure and Turbulence. Beautiful shots of the beach, including scenes with abundance of snow are shown throughout the video, taking the viewer on a journey with the member. Words were not even audibly spoken to display the message of helplessness felt from the lost member—in fact, a silent typed monologue created this feeling. The power in these moments exhibited a roller-coaster of emotions, taking hold of love, joy, regret, and anguish. The trailer proved that a picture is truly worth a thousand words.

Following the release of the trailer, the track list for the album was also revealed! Once again, the members actively participated in composing and writing the songs for the album. The title track will be “Never Ever”, composed by JYP, earattack, and more.

Relive the Good Times in DEAN’s “넘어와 (Beyond)” MV

After finishing up a livestream through his V-Live channel, DEAN‘s new single, limbo, dropped at midnight on February 17 (KST). This single features the title track, “넘어와 (Beyond)”, with vocals from Baek Yerin, along with another track, “불청객 (Invisible)”.

He also released a music video for the title track, the setting taking place in a dream. DEAN described during his V-Live stream that the song is about “reliving the good memories, entering the dream like an intro” followed by an “outro”. The song begins with the man entering his dream “into the good memories of his relationship, reminiscing but knowing he shouldn’t”.

Upon release, “넘어와 (Beyond)” charted at #1 on various music charts including Genie, Naver, Mnet and olleh, along with charting at #3 on Melon. “불청객 (Invisible)” also charted right behind it as well.

DEAN reassured that he’ll definitely have a full album release this year, including a tour. Let’s look forward to more music from him!

DAY6 Drops MV for “You Were Beautiful”

It’s time for DAY6‘s monthly comeback! This comeback features two songs, “You Were Beautiful” and “My Day” for their single, Every DAY6 February. In addition, a music video was released for the title track, “You Were Beautiful”, starring the actress and actor from their debut music video, “Congratulations“.

The music video picks up from the story in “Congratulations”, with the girl looking back at memories she had with her past boyfriend. Despite her smile carried on throughout the video, the song exudes a melancholic feeling that comes from reminiscing the past, whether happy or sad.

A remarkable thing about the song was that certain members sang at a different note/range than they usually sing at, experimenting with their own sounds. Nevertheless, their new music continues to bring forth more appreciation as they expand themselves. What are your thoughts about the music video?