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I haven’t used the computer much lately, so I didn’t see this video until today. It’s shows the recording of IU’s cover of Sanullim’s (산울림) song 너의 의미 together with original member Kim Chang-wan. The song appears on her cover album 꽃갈피.

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I really like this song! It gives me such a good feeling. This album is a must-buy. Just my style.

The song starts at 1:18 in the video and there are English captions available.

You may recognize Chang-wan from the drama 별에서 온 그대 (My love from the stars), where he played Kim Soo-hyun’s “father”.

 

I had Eat You Kimchi’s Music Monday playlist playing in the background while working today, and I agree with Martina about the group GI and their latest song Booshit (뻥치지마) (Feat. Dok2). I like it. I was a bit deterred by the “24K cash & money” stuff at the beginning, but once I got past that part it quickly grew on me. It’s the kind of song I’d like to play while driving, but it also works well for work as it turns out (headphones).

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GI (지아이/Global Icon) debuted back in April with the song Beatles, which I also like after checking it out today. They’re kind of a hip hop-ish k-pop group. I’m going to continue checking them out.

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Speaking of Eat Your Kimchi, Simon and Martina are coming to Sweden this weekend (yes, I’m going!).

 

NC.A is a new artist on the K-Pop scene. I caught her music video on youtube and, while the lyrics sound a little silly perhaps, I really like the song for some reason. It’s cute and NC.A has a really nice voice.

It’s not her in the video. It’s Hye-ri from Girl’s Day (which I also like, by the way).

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It’s really nice how Loen Ent. subtitles all (or at least most of) the videos they publish on youtube. Both music videos and interviews and the like.

 

Earlier today Crayon Pop released the dance version music video for their new single 빠빠빠 (Bar Bar Bar). They’ve previously released a story version, where they play a bad ass girl gang, and a dance practice video.

The choreography is, as usual, very unique and funny. They also execute it very well with all the synchronized moves. The song is a bit simpler than their previous songs, but it’s still very catchy.

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Dance practice (best view of the choreography):
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I can’t understand why Crayon Pop aren’t more popular! They’re still struggling to get air time on the big shows. Do they stand out too much? Or is it just that they’re from a smaller label and that not enough people know about them? Their twitter account still only has about 9000 followers, despite being fairly active. Their youtube channel has about 15k subscribers and they have live chats with fans and their Crayon Pop TV show. Not subtitled, though, but still.

I think they’re awesome. Their songs, choreography and performances feel so fresh and energetic and are real mood brighteners.

You should check out their youtube channel and, if you like the song, it’s available on iTunes. Search for 크레용팝.

 

Last year YUI released new versions music videos for Feel my soul and Good-bye days consisting of old footage from her debut years. It’s interesting to see these old clips of her. I found new love for this and many of her other songs after listening to the covers on the She loves you album. When I watched her perform this song at her last live as YUI at the CDTV new year’s show, I thought that the captions were wrong, so I checked the CD booklet. Turns out that I’ve been singing the wrong lyrics all this time :lol: .

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YUI ~ feel my soul~2012 ver.~

YUI ~ feel my soul~2012 ver.~

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And appropriately last: Good-bye days. It’s one of my favourite songs. I love how you get to see YUI smile a lot in this video. I hope there’s more where that came from in her future projects.

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YUI ~ Good-bye days~2012 ver.~

YUI ~ Good-bye days~2012 ver.~

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These are the last PSP videos I’ll post. Like YUI, I’m moving on to something else. The blog will remain. There just won’t be any new PSP videos for download. Six years is plenty and I’m looking to focus my energy elsewhere.

 

This song is from one of Ayu’s latest maxi singles called LOVE. It sounds like the old Ayu. I started listening to Ayu around the time Rainbow was released, but my favourite album was always I am. Missing sounds like it could have come from that era. It even has that harmony that goes into so many of Ayu’s songs. It’s also in Song 4 u, which is another track on the same single. That song also has a classic feel to it.

Ayumi Hamasaki ~ Missing

Ayumi Hamasaki ~ Missing

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What better way than to start the new year with a comeback by SNSD? :D Their new album is now available digitally at online stores. I bought it off of iTunes and was listening to it on the train ride home from the New Year’s party.

At the same time, the music video for I Got a Boy was released. I kind of spoiled my initial spazzing by bugging my friend to play it at his house. Couldn’t really gush at that time.

The song is kind of fragmented. I enjoy twists and turns in songs, but this one is kinda like “I have no idea where the heck I’m going, let’s turn left!”. There’s a lot of different, contrasting parts competing for attention. Not very homogeneous or harmonious.

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Girls' Generation ~ I Got a Boy

Girls’ Generation ~ I Got a Boy

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Tae-yeon looks so awesome in this video (as opposed to… never :) ). Yoon-a also looks great with her camo jacket. The drama parts of the video feel a bit out of place and doesn’t really match the overall mood of the rest of the song.

The part of the choreography that I like … Continue reading

 

Let’s all enjoy some calm Christmas music as Crayon Pop reminisce about their trip to Japan. Hmmm… it’s kind of hard to make a pun when you haven’t started watching the video yet :P . It’s Crayon Pop’s first song Bing Bing. Another really good song. The only thing I dislike is the English part.

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Crayon Pop ~ Bing Bing

Crayon Pop ~ Bing Bing

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They have a little Big time sensuality (Björk) thing going there with the dancing and singing on the back of a truck :) .

I’ve decided that my favourite members are (as usual, the main vocalists) So-yul (so cute) and Cho-a (the singing twin). I like Way (the rapping twin) too, when there’s more rapping in the song, like in Saturday Night.

Merry X-mas! :D

 

Today (the end of the world) SNSD started releasing teasers for their 4th Korean album. The album (and title track, I guess) is called I Got a Boy. They will make their comeback on January 1st and the album will be released the day after.

The first teaser video consists of the entire music video for the song Dancing Queen! :D

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Girls' Generation ~ Dancing Queen

Girls’ Generation ~ Dancing Queen

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This song is kind of TaeTiSeo (sound) meets Gee (looks). It’s a remake of the song Mercy by Duffy, but with new Korean lyrics. I like it! :D It’s a bit nostalgic in the way the girls all have the same hairstyles as they did when promoting Gee. At the end of the video we get to see a short teaser for I Got a Boy, which sounds like it’ll be something completely different.

Ohh… Now I’ve read that a lot of the footage in Dancing Queen is actually from 2008 and that the song was intended to be released back then, but couldn’t due to copyright issues. No wonder it looks so Gee-like.

Dancing Queen is already out on iTunes.

Girls’ Generation also started releasing teaser photos. … Continue reading

 

I’m still enjoying Crayon Pop’s sweet energetic songs. I get the feeling that their songs are mixed a bit differently than other groups I’m listening to. Crayon Pop sound more bass-y in my headphones. I played them at a party last weekend and a buddy of mine seemed to like them too :) .

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Crayon Pop ~ Saturday Night

Crayon Pop ~ Saturday Night

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Saturday Night was Crayon Pop’s second song. The video is silent in the beginning, so don’t crank up your volume. The song doesn’t start until they get out of the van.

The version used in the video (excluding the intro) is the Dubstep mix, which was included on their first mini-album. Have I already ranted about K-Pop “remixes”? It seems like the current standard for a “remix” is to make a carbon copy of the original song, except for one short break where something remixy is added. They should all be called the “99% like the original mix” :P . Rant over :) . That said, I like Saturday Night. Remix or not (they sound the same anyway ;) ).

 

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