Speed Little Dancer

Japanese veteran group Speed is releasing a new single album Little Dancer. It’s an up beat tempo pop song that will put a smile on your face. Even if you don’t know what the hell they are singing about. This is their 2oth single that will follow CD and CD+DVD combo. The Little Dancer drops August 10th. In the meantime group has release their PV.

Little Dancer

Speed Little dancer available for pre-order on yesasia.com  CD and CD+DVD (Both are Japanese Versions)drops August 10th DVD region code 2

Tracklist

CD

01 リトルダンサー  (Little Dancer)
02 PRIDE feat.大神:OHGA
03 リトルダンサー (Instrumental)
04 PRIDE feat.大神:OHGA (Instrumental)

DVD

01 リトルダンサー(Music Clip)

 

Kat-Tun Run For You -Teaser-

I like Kat-Tun in this song despite me not full understanding the words has my curiosity. The song and MV is schedule to drop August 4th, so not to far long.

 

2ne1 Ugly

2ne1’s release their MV and single title “Ugly.” The MV goes back to their “Fire” day look (upgraded) but not sound. The girls’ head bang to a straight forward acid pop rock  song produce by Teddy Park. I feel like the 80’s are back and alive in K-pop just missing amazing guitar solos.

The main course is sung in English so a treat for international fans. The lyrics express the insecurities of fitting into society image of beauty. I’m pretty happy that 2ne1 release a song like this instead of a typical club song to enforce some sense of empowerment. Anyone can relate to this song without a doubt. Consider this the master piece track to 2ne1’s comeback album. **** 4 stars More further proof this group is ready to take on Japan in September. As YG has created a sub-label under Aven entertainment YGEX. This label will debut not just 2ne1 but also Big Bang and Gummy is also preparing for a Japanese debut.

On the other hand this also allows groups to genre mix in K-pop. It’s unfortunate that Korean pop culture unlike Japanese pop culture doesn’t allow many music genre options. Do to K-pop being so image driven its difficult for groups to explore. This past year many big name groups have been mixing it up. To this date I still feel TVXQ “Why?Keep Your Head Down” is still on of the strongest debuting songs this year. It single handily usher in rock with pop complimented by strong vocals.  Ever since then groups like Big Bang, MBLAQ to miss  A have incorporate rock guitar parts/samples into their music. In American music pop rock ballads are making a comeback along with 80 synths and electric guitars. So I guess the world is starting to dance to the beat of one drum.

Reminder: You can purchase 2ne1 album and singles in iTunes also yesasia.com

Ugly Full MV

2ne1 Season 3 English Subs Episode One

If you are really into behind the scenes stuff than you’ll find this interesting or it will drag no end.

2ne1 Hate You MV

2ne1 drop  “Hate You” originally title “Fuck You” change do to Minzy underage. The girls play as heroines going against an enemy who wants to destroy the world. It’s up to them to stop this villain from succeeding their plans. The anime art work is constructed by Mari Kim. Who also did the promotional poster for “I Am The Best” which is the cover art for their 2nd mini album.

I find the song to be quite laid back. Something that fans aren’t quite used to with 2ne1.  Maybe touching grounds with Daft Punk, who used animation in their music videos and also Britney Spears “Break the Ice.” So the conept of the music video isn’t new but 2ne1’s own version.

Overall “Hate You” is a favorite among fans. Either way Blackjacks world wide are on a campaign to trend this video on Youtube with the highest views of the day. Don’t forget, best way to support is by buying, “Hate You” is also available on iTunes for purchase download.

2ne1 has already started production work for their next MV “Ugly.” Seems the young ladies are touching ground from their “Fire” street days but a more updated version. Working with director Han Sa Min this MV will drop the day of the album released. Teddy Park describe the song a mess up of fast tempo dance with electronic rock guitar experience through the whole song. As CL takes the lead on the vocals.

2ne1 mini album Vol.2  is available for pre-order on yesasia.com drops July 29th Korea July 28th

01. 내가 제일 잘 나가
02. UGLY
03. Lonely
04. Hate You
05. Don’t Cry
06. Don’t Stop The Music

I Am The Best, Hate You, Lonely and Park Bom’s Don’t Cry are available on iTunes now.

 

Miss A Vol.1 A Class

Miss A returns more sexier and badder then ever. With their new single “Good Bye Baby” these ladies are on fire. My fan girlness, on a scale between 1-10 reach  a million. 😀

The first full album?…. Consider this a collection of old and some  brand spanky new tracks.  With classics like “Love Again;” “Breathe;” “Good Girl Bad Girl;” “Step Up;”Blankly;” and “Love Alone” are all feature on previous single albums. Don’t fret  Miss A doesn’t fail to impress fans with their new material.

The attitude of this album is feminine yet strong complimented with very straight forward pop. This is miss A charm to be a sexy,elegant, natural but not so  gender neutral style of feminine K-pop.  With sex appeal that isn’t so vulgar their new single “Good Bye Baby” takes things up a notch. Embodying their catchy dance style but strong empowering charm. While “One to Ten” is a bubbly pop number that will never leave your head. As “Help Me” is a sultry r&b pop  love song. But the most different track is “Mr. Johnny.” Its electronic dance meets disco and this genre union couldn’t be more perfect. EVERY TRACK is just amazing feel good pop music for all to enjoy. Overall **** 4 stars.  Miss A  made their stamp with this album, good job ladies.

Good-Bye Baby Full MV

Miss A Vol.1 A Class available for pre-order yesasia.comdrops July 22nd Korea July 18th

Miss A

1. “하나부터 열까지” (One To Ten)” ***

2. “Goodbye Baby” -Main Title- ****1/2

3. “Help Me” ****

4. “Break It” ***

5. “Mr. Johnny” ****

6. “그 음악을 틀어줘요 DJ” (Play The Music DJ)

7. “Step Up” ***

8. “Breathe” ****

9. “멍하니” (Blankly) ****

10. “다시 사랑” (Love Again) ***1/2

11. “Love Alone” ****

12. “Bad Girl Good Girl” **** 1/2

13. “Goodbye Baby” (Silver Mix) ***


2ne1 Hate You teaser

2ne1 is gearing up for their 4th single release “Hate You” originally title “Fuck You.” YG decide to change the title do to Minzy minor age but stress the overall context of the song hasn’t been change. Maybe YG should admit “Fuck You” would seem more childish without the right lyrics. YG also stress this new single “Hate You” will have an English course line for global appeal. Now that makes perfect sense if 2ne1 plans to make “Hate You” global. They wouldn’t want their single compare to Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You.”

Although the genres maybe completely different but it is very crucial for 2ne1 to make their stamp and not suffer mistaken identical song titles. To add more craze YG stream line fist episode of 2ne1 TV Season 3. Than shortly after release the teaser “Hate You” as the follow. The MV features animation art constructed by Mari Kim.

2ne1 domination in Korea will continue  into August with their first group concert already sold out.

Hate You teaser

In the mist of their Korean promotion 2ne1 will head off to Japan in September with “I Am The Best.” The ring tone of this song will be available on Recochoku July20th.

Note: YG decide to keep the course in Korean, very testy move on their part.

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