Infinite is back as a sextet with an EDM-influenced title track and a video that tells the tale of love and regret. I’ve been excited for this comeback because it’s the first one after almost a year and a half. After watching this video, I am happy to report that it was well worth the wait and the single and the video maintain the boys’ signature polished dancing, and retro melodies, while upgrading the package with edgy mixing and classy wardrobing. Continue reading
Admittedly, I’ve never gotten into Winner (purely due to lack of effort,) but I know they’re a pretty big YG group and battled it out against iKON and won on “YG’s Win: Who Is Next” to become signed by YG and debut into idoldom in 2013. It’s been a year and a half since their debut and on February 1, 2016 they came out with a mini-album/EP that I’d like to review: “Exit : E.”
I decided to tackle it mainly because of the members’ heavy involvement in the album. They took a long time to study different musical styles, music production, and figure out where they wanted this album to go. I respect that and decided it would be worth my time to dig into the album. Also, it’s doing well on the iTunes Albums chart according to Fuse’s Jeff Benjamin. So, without further ado, I present my album review! Continue reading
Not that I’m biased as a Shawl, but this is one fantastic collection of music. The focus of SHINee’s fourth studio album is their longevity and success as a frontrunner in K-pop. The album does just that. It showcases their maturity and how far they have come since their debut in 2008. Song choice reflects their greatly increased technical abilities and musical understanding. Tone quality of their voices and the cohesiveness of the harmonies reflect their obvious comfort with each other as a group and how they’ve learned to balance their musical aesthetic.
Raine: We’re back with reaction number 2! I’m still getting used to this editing thing, but it’s a whole lot of fun. I get why vlogging is addictive! So without further ado, our reaction to our cheesy boys, Infinite!
Raine: After watching the video again, my opinion hasn’t changed much. The song is generic, the boys are cute, they dance well, and the MV story makes no sense. The lyrics indicate this is a song about a guy who will do anything for this girl who hasn’t accepted him. The video doesn’t really reflect that. Woohyun destroys a library to…protect girl in white?
In other news, I’m loving Dong-woo’s rapping as always. His mid-tempo rapping has a lot of flavor. Hoya too, it’s just that Dong-woo’s rap stands out more this song.
And what is with the smokey floating? I just don’t know.
The strongest point of the video is the dancing and singing. On stage, this is killer. It has the Infinite “feel” that I got when I went to their show last November. Strong, well-executed, clean, fun, sexy. I feel like the video bogs the song down.
Am I still a silly fannoona? YES!
Raine: So Lil’ Raine and I have endeavored to make our faces and voices known to you via vlogging! I’m pretty awful with filming and editing and I’m hoping to get better. Constructive criticism is appreciated. Hating will be deleted. So there!
However, we did enjoy recording this and reacting to the video and OMG OUR BABIES!
Lil’ Raine: This wasn’t supposed to be published. Bitch.
Lil’ Raine: Still a bitch.
Raine: You’re mean. Also, next time we should wear make-up. And film downstairs. With no horrid backlighting like in Bride of the Century.
Lil’ Raine: And use my HD webcam.
Raine: Agreed! Enjoy folks. We’ll introduce the kitties to you next time.
Lil’ Raine: Gotta be quick with Timmy.
Raine: He’s camera shy…
Here is Part I of my review. It all began in 2008 when 5 wee teenagers had dreams of being K-pop idols and decided to sing…and dance. Yes, in brightly colored shirts and pants and suits. Why? No one knows, but it began the SHINee style and we will roll with it. It all started with Replay…
In case you didn’t know, I’m a SHINee fangirl. The biggest reason I’m a fangirl is because they have magic when they perform live that shows off their talents in singing, dancing and effervescing on stage and that they constantly and consistently improve over the years. So I’m going to review their live performances from 2008 to present to show you how awesomely they’ve changed from talented and raw, to talented and polished. Mind you, this is a review of LIVE performances, not recordings. They are fantastic in the studio. Continue reading