I’ve decided to have a special weekly post where i share what songs i was hooked on in no order.
15 Apr – 22 Apr:
Exo k – MAMA
The first single of Exo – k differs from other songs because it has a georgian chant (thingy) at the beginning and not to mention a screamo portion. The heavy strings riff is a plus for me because i love the sound of the cello more than the violin. I think after many comments on how their initial releases of “History” and “what is love” sounded too much like what their seniors from the same company had produce, this song really brings out their whole style and gives them back their individuality. Not to mention, the song really grows on you.
Superjunior – Andante
Composed by Henry (Suju M) and Lee Teuk, this is probably one of the better slow songs in their latest album. Actually, i feel that is has a more ‘english song’ feel to it. Especially the verse part where the songs open up with the sounds of the acoustic guitar with the ‘slap on the guitar’ technique to create the beat. There isn’t anything particularly unique about this song but it wins with it’s simplicity when kpop songs nowadays are filled with riffs, driffs and whatever.
Baek Yong Guk feat. Yang Yoseob – I remember
The piano riff followed by the sounds of the electric guitar then the voice of Yoseob. When Yong Guk starts rapping, only the piano and percussion is left. As the song climbs to the chorus, the guitar comes in again with single notes and the music climaxes at the chorus. The music is simple, the rap and vocals is what is really carrying the song. Yong Guk’s low voice is a nice contrast to Yoseob’s higher range of vocals.
B.A.P – Warrior
This song practically speaks for itself and i have nothing to say except that it’s definitely a warrior song i tell you. One of my favourite part has got to be Zelo’s ultra fast rap. That guy looks so adorable but when he raps, he means business! Vocals in this group is super strong too. AH! They are like one my favourite rookie group this year that’s for sure.
B.A.P feat. Secret Ji Eun – Secret Love
Yes, i know another BAP song. Who can blame me. Well this is no war song no more as they show us their softer side. The song starts of with a mexico feel acoustic guitar. The entry of the vocals could have been a little smoother but Ji Eun’s voice really brings out the lightness of the song. We also get to see a different kind of voice from the two lead vocals. The 3 of them match each other well vocally.
Nell – Go
One for the indie bands! I must say that the music and melodies of this song doesn’t see the most variation. Nevertheless, the melody of the piano and vocals is nice, i just wished they played it up a bit more. Here’s a good song for relaxation.
Yang Yoseob – No
The Ost to Poseidon (korean drama), it’s a ballad as it is for most korean dramas. I admit it’s a pretty typical korean ballad. But who can get sick of those. Before there was kpop there were (korean drama) ballads. Many. many (korean drama) ballads. I love the emotion in Yoseob’s voice. Just singing the right words can’t make a song become a (korean drama) ballad, you just got to have that much emotion expressed just by your voice.
4 Men – Baby Baby
This is no new song, many idols including G.Dragon from Big Bang and Jong Hyun from Shinee, and Yoseob from BEAST (hehe..). But. Here is the original! The lead vocal in this song is a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Listen to his live and you will understand what i am saying. Well, not to mention the harmonizing is absolutely perfect. I think this song really suits Yoseob because both him and the original singer have kinda the same range and not to mention they have the smooth kind of voice. Jong Hyun voice is on the rougher side. All in all, the song is great on it’s own without anyone needing to cover it.
Well, that’s all folks. Look out for the next sunday’s update of my SORT.
Remember to go to my Recommend Me page if you have any good songs you want to share! Otherwise, you can always comment below. =)