Mama Beat – LC9 ft. Gain (Brown Eyed Girls)

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Mama Beat has finally made their debut with an epic song. Seriously guys. It is so epic that I have to talk about it and it has only been a few days since it has been released. This song is quite addictive and at the same time. The music video is quite addictive. They also do live up to their name of “Brown Eyed Boys”. Like their female counterpart, they are not afraid to be “different”.

Was I blown away with this song or what? Seriously, these guys live up to the standard which brown Eyed Girls have created for them. Their rapping is something quite different than what we see with other bands. Their vocal is amazing, but quite disappointed that it was not showcased in this song, unlike their teasers. “Mama Beat” is really catchy and just those words in the song is already something quite interesting. I really do like the punkish feel that they gone for, but as for the instrumental  it was a little bit too electro for me.  Not sure about that weird noise at the start of the song, but I think it lead into the song okay. I enjoyed the chorus, which was quite catchy as well. Not really keen on Gain’s part in the song. It seemed to slow down the song (yes, once again) a huge load. But overall, I really like the song.

The music video is quite interesting as well. However, my question is: How are they not dead by the end of the video? From what I see, getting punched in the head with a metal knuckle thing, a brick thrown at your head, punches that look fatal (I take that experience from watching Kung Fu movies), getting stepped on the balls, a crowbar hit across the head, a broken neck and what I really like the most, the axe severing major arteries and veins in the video. I am actually surprised that they were still fighting and laughing at the end. Fools, what is wrong with you? No one battles for fun but ends up going to the hospital for laughs. And where are the police in this neighbourhood? (Note: I did some research. The youngest one is actually made age. Scary. And then again Zelo is a month older than me). Also while we are on the topic of B.A.P, this music video makes them look “tame”. I took that from a YouTube watcher. You have to agree though. Also, who cares if they used B.A.P’s set. It is not like other KPOP stars have used the same props before!

The dance is quite something as well. Too hard for me to follow though. However, the first time I heard them, I had to admit they were horrible. But after listening to them on Music Core, they sound pretty good. Probably a mic problem or something.

7.5/10. Overall pretty good. In the playlist below, I have also linked their English version of the pretty good song. Forgot what it was called though. But their vocals are pretty amazing. Their English may not be the best though. Also, watch the music video at your own expense. It was rated with a 19+ rating in South Korea, and it may go the same way overseas as well.

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While You Were Asleep – JeA (Brown Eyed Girls)

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JeA, the main vocalist from Brown Eyed Girls, has finally made her long awaited solo debut. Being the last member to debut, JeA has shown her true colours with the really epic song While You Were Asleep. End of the story. Hands down. This has to be one of the best songs of the year, for this year.

Did you hear her high note at the end? It WAS EPIC!!!!! Everything in this song has been thought through pretty well. From each instrument used for the song, to each high note that was sung. The songs started off small and very slow. But as the song progressed, she went on get faster, with the orchestra building up the song. She soons ends the song with a very slow melody, like at the start of the song. The song had a rocking orchestra like in Sixth Sense and the back-up choir was epic as well. I will beg you to listen to this song. It is too good.

The music video was pretty epic. Did you see the teaser to this video? It looked like JeA rocked the whole video. The video itself, for me, did not live up to the teaser’s standard (don’t you hate it, when that happens?). However, that does not mean that this video is totally rocking. Did you see the transition between the epic sets? This is seriously pretty good. The lighting in this video is used to the directors advantage, and I totally love the floating violinists and the freak guitarist who has guts to play well on a stack of chairs, all turn upside down! I like how all the musicians all just became like JeA back up dances. This is pretty epic. Love IT!

Her lives are pretty epic. I am really surprised that she has not won an award for her song yet. Her high note at the end every time she sings shows how much talent. I think that is her way of saying, “You got nothing on me, gurl!”

10/10. Duh, if I worte such a wonderful review, and gave her a 1/10, that would be crazy. Or that might mean, I made a typo. 10/10.

Nostalgic – Gain (Brown Eyed Girls)

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Gain recently released a repackaged single, a way to say thanks to her fans. Released early last month, the song Nostalgic is your typical ballad, but if you add Gain’s husky voice, you basically have the sexiest ballad ever. This song goes a long way and sounds like perfection.

Yes, this is one really cool song. Gain, with her well known husky voice, sings this song really beautifully. I find out of all the singers that I love to listen too, Gain and Hyorin from Sistar are the best at making their voices really husky when needed. Along with the rap from Eric from Shinwa, I can imagine this a type of song is a cafe, where a break-up has occurred. I don’t think that any other song would beat out this song. This song a soothing melody and the instrumental is pretty good. I guess the song could have had more of a climax to it, but it still sounded pretty good.

The music video for this is quite short. Actually I think the music video is off the really draining start of her Bloom music video. However, this music video suits the feel of the song. When I think of the word “Nostaglia”, I think of old things and old memories. This video contains really good effects that videos from the very past would have, and the camera used was pretty old.  The music video blends really well with the title of the song then.

There is no performance of this song, despite me wanting one.

10/10. First one of the year. Of course, it sounds really good.

Bloom – Gain (Brown Eyed Girls)

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OMFG! She is back after like what 2 years since her solo debut and around a year after her group’s comeback. Cute *Check*. Sexy *Check*. Hot *Check*. Feminine *Check*. Makes everyone go WOW *Check*. Like seriously, I was so happy to see a new mini album released, and with JeA apparently making her solo debut in November, I think I am gonna die in a good way. Like come on, Miryo, Gain, JeA and if Narsha makes a comeback in December, OMFG! The idea just sounds too good for me.

Now the song was something that we all did not expect. We were expecting something badass like Irreversible or Sixth Sense, but instead we got something that was light and fluffy. Now, I have to admit, I was disappointed at first, but the song grew so much on me, to the point where I L.O.V.E it so much. Like come on, who does not like this song. Though the song itself was not really up there with the other songs that Brown Eyed Girls are used to, it is still a great song. It calms you down from the summer hype and you can enjoy it. Though her English is quite bad in the song, I think the song makes up lost ground in the music video. ;). The beat of the song was something new that we never had heard, and is quite different compared to the rest of her album. So, I approve.

Now, this music video was pretty good. Yeah. Well, this is awkward now, because you think I am now some perverted old man. Wrong!!!! I enjoyed the music video. I really love when she is outdoors and is like “OMG, soft grass!!!” She looks cute and equally pretty. However that little scene in the kitchen and the overly shown sex scene, made me laugh. She seemed to enjoyed it. LOL. But, it makes me wonder, how on earth did she film that without looking uncomfortable? But beside I enjoyed the dance. But was totally surprised with the “scenes” that I have been forbidden to talk about. Oh, and I found the start was dragged out a bit too much.

The dance to this song was quite cute and fluffy as well. It consists of a table, a few chairs and a lot of rubbing of guy’s legs. Yes, a lot. But overall, I enjoyed the dance. I really like the clothes that she wears for these performance, and don’t mind the guys clothing, just get rid of the shoes. Get rid of them.

Anyway, I would give this a 9.5/10. I guess this would be reasonable. ;). As for the porn rating of this video….

 

One Summer Night – Brown Eyed Girls

Song

Fan-boy mode on. Fan-boy mode off. I was totally happy when Brown Eyed Girl’s announced that they were going to have a comeback. Though this song is not what I have been expecting, I am still loving this song. It is a very summery song and sounds very fresh. It’s not a typical ballad. It’s tone is quite cheerful and happy. Normal ballads are sad or tells a sad story.

This song retells a story of a girl who falls in love with a guy at midnight. That I found pretty cute. I love how each of the singers display such good voices for such a song. I also love Miryo’s rap. It is not upbeat or dramatic like Abracadabra or Sixth Sense, but quite soft and calm. It is not fierce like their last 4 songs. This is more of laid-back kind of song, which sounds really good.

Music Video

This music video is really good as well. Normally I get really confused and start noticing things that I should never notice. But this music video is really cool and laid-back as well. You can get into the feel of the video or the flow of it quite easily. There is no need to go “Oh, what is that?” or “What is happening here in this scene?”

Basically, this video is about a person (Narsha) who looks back at another’s (Jea) story. The person look’s at the pictures drawn in a book, which actually allows them to look back and recount or retell the story. The young girl  falls in love with another guy (by ordering him to hang out with her or maybe not). They go the beach and then to the market. On the way to somewhere the girl becomes injured (aka. a small cut on her foot). The guy becomes awkward around her, but piggy backs her to the Ferris wheel. Then they fall in love. The girl kisses the guy and both become lovers. Back to the present, Jea turns up and takes the book away from Narsha. She turns angry at Narsha for taking her book. We then find out the young girl in the book is actually in fact Jea. For those who don’t know, Jea is wearing the same necklace which the guy had handed the girl in the past. Also the book also contains written lyrics. Only Jea in the whole group writes up and composes music (like for example, this song here). And why else would she become overprotective of the book if it was not hers?

That is what I think happened, and it pretty much make sense. I don’t see the plotline where some people have mentioned to me “The young girl is Narsha and Jea took Narsha’s lover.” There is no evidence whatsoever ever of that in the video.

Live Performance

There is not one at all.

And The Rating?

10/10. The song sounds like perfrection to my ears.

Have Fun Watching 😀 Troy.

Music Video

Abracadabra – Brown Eyed Girls (Korean Version)

Song

OMG, Finally, I have gotten around to doing this song. I absolutely love this song. Just listening to it, you know how sexy and dirty this whole song will be. It was amazing. Even though it has been released years ago, it is still a really good song to listen to. The vocals are really good and the rap is quite good as well. There really is not much to talk about this song.

Music Video

I am a little confused with the music video. Is Ga-In bisexual in this video? Cause she is making out with a guy, straps a bomb to his chest, turn into Narsha, turns back into herself and then makes out with Narsha. Jea does not make an appearance in the video, expect for the dance and Miryo is watching because she is a “supervisor”. Interesting group we have here. There is a really good plot, which has some rough edges in it, but overall pretty good.

Why on earth did I make this video sound like a porno?

Live Performance

Ah, my friend. If you have no idea what I am going to talk about in the dance, you have officially been living under a rock your whole freaking life. The frontal dance is so freaking famous. I think it is called that. I call it the hip dance but then again. It is so popular and famous, everyone has been dancing to it. Everyone from Jo Kwon to the Nation’s Grasshopper (Yoo Jae Suk). I really like this dance, cause it is easy to do. Just stand and sway your hips. I also like Ga-In’s solo. Where all the girls rub themselves over her body! LOL what?

And The Rating?

Has Brown Eyed Girl’s ever disappointed? 10/10.

Have Fun Watching. 😀 Troy

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Music Video:

Dirty – Miryo

Song

OMG, her debut solo album is out, and it rocks. Now that is off my chest. This song is equally good as the album. I find this song does express a lot of emotion is a very fiery way. I really love the chorus and the “What the ****!” part of the song. I always believe Brown Eyed Girls has potential to be a hit, even their solos. It has a catchy beat & rhythm to it which makes it sound good. Its not like her other songs which she raps in like Sixth Sense, Abracadabra but equally they all share the same amount of hatred for her (their) lovers. Really good.

Music Video

One thing to say: This music video is going to be banned. Rude fingers covered in fire, a doctor slapping a nurses ass (who is wearing an extremely short skirt & looks like Tiffany from SNSD), swear words in the lyrics & the singer/rapper slapping really weird tan body builders (?). Yeah, that’s right. R rated from the start.

Now why are the body builders weird. Has anyone noticed that they have really tanned bodies while their head is white? No? It is as though they sun bathe but with a plastic bag around their heads. LOL. Anyway, the music video tells about a girl (Miryo) who is paralyzed (I think). Her boyfriend & best friend start to date each other while Miryo is unable to move. She plots revenge on all the characters displayed in the video (Boyfriend, best friend, doctor, nurse). One event starts a chain of events that I assumed killed them all? Not really.  Oh well. Oh by the way, Miryo is soon trapped by fire. How does she survive? I really want to know how she got out of there alive.

LOL. Also, I was expecting the video to actually have the horror movie theme in it but sadly it did not. The music video & song goes really well with each other, especially the misleading teasers.

Live Performance

The dance to this song is really cool. Basically the most memorable part was at the chorus where the lyrics are like ‘Dirty Dirty” (NOT THE REAL LYRICS). The dance move here intimates washing hands which is really cool. Also what is with big furry jackets? Well they are not bad. Block B have caused a bigger problem. LOL.

And The Rating?

As always, great song, music video & performance. 9/10.

Have Fun Watching 😀 Troy.

Sixth Sense – Brown Eyed Girls

Song

This is a very dominate song with very powerful vocals. I really loved this song. Each of the singers add their own originality to it in a way never have I seen before. Even though it is inspired by a really great piece of music, it has been upgraded into some kind of dance/war themed song. The three high notes were … WOW. Jea, Narsha & Ga-In’s voices were complimenting the songs theme and each showed a lot. Miryo’s rap is very profound and again dominate. The only thing I have against this song is some of the English in this song. Take the line “Bichi Bichi, Guilty Guilty”. If I had not looked up the lyrics, I would’ve thought she said “bitchy, bitchy.” Also “Hit That High”, I thought Jea had sung “Hit That Top”.

Music Video

This music video has a very dominate yet mysterious and sneaky plot. I absolutely love the layout and the scenery. It tells us what kind of happened. I am guessing BEG used to be lovers with that evil guy in the golden mask. However he trapped them, tied them up left them in abandoned houses, in dark chambers (which happen to be a hallway), chained them up or left them tied up in a pond.  They escape in the music video and want revenge. The guy in the golden mask sends his troops to destroy these girls however they fight back and the golden mask guy is defeated in the end. However in the end, the revenge/defeat sequence was only merely a dream which ended BEG/ dancers to be defeated. How this relates to real life is truly amazing. Revenge is sweet however once your lover have left you for another person, you must be reminded that he or she cannot be with you again unless you accept defeat and live on with your life. If you plan to avenge yourself and kill your lover, you are truly your worst enemy because you would miss them. (Well, unless they have caused you so much pain that you hate them and never had a real feeling for them).

Live Performance

I have nothing to say about this dance but sexy. OMG, I died at the sight of them dance this. Ga-In, in particular. I have to say the clothing have a meaning themselves.

And The Rating?

Sexy, symbolic yet great song – 9.5/10.  

Cleansing Cream – Brown Eyed Girls

Cleansing Cream – Brown Eyed Girls

Song

Wow this is a very strong ballad. Now I like listening to ballads, and this one is the best so far. The first second into this and I was totally blown away. The song is very strong. Without knowing the translation I could tell this song was very strong. The vocals in this song is very dominant (something very good) as I find many ladies lacking in vocals for some ballads. Miryo’s rap in this add an extra uniqueness and reflected the other singers. I feel bad that I don’t mention Ga-in, Jea and Narsha’s names. They ware too good to be mention (Another good thing).

Music Video

Same thoughts on the music video as the song. This has to be a daebak song. The members did not act in the song and left actors and actresses do their thing and I have to say they were awesome. To be honest, this is my first time watching the music video as a whole. (I have watched bits and pieces). I was misinformed with the acting. The concept was very haunting and creepy which matched with the songs beat and tune.

[UPDATE] Okay I finally figured out the music video. With further analysis of the music video and the interpretation of the music video by the YouTube viewers, The music video is about a family: a successful business man, a paranoid & OCD sufferer, and a blind girl. The blind girl is the ladies sister who happened to be blind. Now the husband is really rich but is in his own world. The lady notices that the sister is nmaking her move on the husband so she keeps an “extra eye” on them. One day the sister comes in with a very unappealing face, which she used make-up for. Since she is blind she could not see that she looked hideous but the lady could. In the end, the lady is driven insane and tries to wash the make- up off. She does not succeed and finally realizes that what she has done can not be rubbed off her face. Not even “Cleansing Cream” can erase it.

Live Performance

There is no dance to this. If there were a dance to this song, I would say it would ruin the song. Funeral clothes which they wore on today’s M Countdown performance matched the song very well. Oh and the make-up & tears. Definitely don’t forget about the tears.

And The Rating?

10/10. Do I have to say anything else. Even though the little girl confused me a bit, I have to say. Good song, Great Music Video, awesome Brown Eyed Girls.