Hate – Baek Z Young

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Baek Ji Young has finally made her comeback to the KPOP scene, after promoting Good Boy. This time, to change things around, she has decided to come back with a ballad, which features Yiruma, who is a really good pianist. Though this is not her best song, in my point of view, her fans thinks otherwise, placing her second place, just behind Girl’s Generation wins on both MCountdown and Music Bank.

Yeah, let’s hope I don’t get hate. I don’t hate this song. It is good song after all. However, it was released around the same time as Girl Generation’s I Got A Boy and JeA’s solo debut mini album, I have not paid attention to this song, as I was quite bias. But despite that, this is a really good ballad. Baek Ji Young has definitely wowed people with her really soothing vocals, which sounds quite nice for this particular song. The piano piece is pretty good.  I guess you can say that this song built up with suspense as the song went along. At the start it was soft and had a lullyby-ish sound to it. But towards the end, she kinds of releases all of this pressure that she has contained in her voice. Overall, a pretty good song.

The music video is quite interesting. I absolutely love the spinning carnival ride that spins around with the piano and actually like where she is sitting in the music video. It kind of reflects upon her voice and the feel of the song. However, as for the female lead of the video, I am quite disappointed. Hasn’t your mother taught you not to accept things from strangers? Hadn’t she told you not take things from ghost? Hasn’t she told you not follow people who you just meant? Because, from my point of view, that scene where he leads to the white horses that are lined up , in a line, and not a carnival wheel, looks like a horrible scene.  But anyway, she then goes to the wheel, and sits on it when it lights up randomly in the dark. Maybe the ghost likes her, or a murder is gonna come for her. That and she realize that ghosts are not real, and that she is a loner. That is a literal meaning the music video, without the interception of the lyrics my friend. I do like my one or two horror/crime films and books.

The live basically has her and the pianist playing and singing. It is alright.

9/10. Pretty good.

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