Wohoo! It's the first official birthday of this blog. Exactly a year ago I did my first awkward post (see the awkwardness here) and started off to an unsure start, wondering about what to write next and where I was going with this blog.
Block B is one of those rookie groups I'm keeping my eye on. They debuted with "Freeze", which I didn't/don't really care for, but when they released the oh-so-catchy "Nalina" I had to reevaluate them. The boys might be a little out-of-control in their interviews, but perhaps music-wise that kind of reckless image pays off. Because now that "Nillili Mambo", the main track of their album "Blockbuster", is out I can help but replaying the song non-stop. Talk about being catchy.
As I already stated in the first edition of this series, Epik High has one of the best written lyrics in my K-pop music collection. This time, I'm gonna discuss "Pieces Of You" (feat Jisun). It is a beautiful song with slow rhythm, delicate vocals, powerful instrumental track and wonderful rap sequences. "Pieces Of You" is from Epik High's "Pieces, Part One" album released on 17th of April 2008. The lyrics were written by Tablo and Mithra.
First of all, I have actually talked about Ai Otsuka and her "Planetarium" before in my song review here in this post, highly praising it. My opinion of ithasn't changed since and even though I also discussed the lyrics in that post, I still feel the need to include it in this series. So sorry for repeating myself once more.
Halloween is near. Singer BoA is hauntingly beautiful in this dark ghostly pictorial for W magazine. And the stars of Wolf Boy movie Song Joong Ki and Park Bo Young are posing in an eerie forest in Vogue Korea.
Lee Moon Sae is a well-known Korean ballad artist, TV host and a radio DJ, who made his singer debut in 1983. He's contributed to several drama OST and done duets with younger generation singers such as IU. Many of his songs are considered classics and are still being covered by K-pop artists, for example Big Bang's cover of "Sunset Glow".
I came to love Lee Moon Sae's lovely ballad song "Girl" thanks to the drama The King 2 Hearts, where it was performed by Jo Jung Suk. The song immediately stuck with me and I hoped to hear it on the official drama OST. But that unfortunately didn't happen. Anyhow, I tracked the original version down on Youtube and upon seeing the English translation I fell even more love with the song.
It's all about girl power in the October's InStyle.Jung Yu Mi goes for the dramatic smoky eye, Lee Si Young streches her slender limbs, Lee Yeon Hee takes a stroll in Prague and Kang So Ra decorates herself for the red carpet - all in the newest issue of the magazine.