Pretty Lingerie – G.Na

G.Na is finally back with a new song for her fans. This time around however, she released a single called Pretty Lingerie or G.Na’s Secret depending which title you wish to look at. Honestly, I don’t really understand any of the titles for the song. Not that I am dissing her or anything, I just find both titles quite misleading in terms of the music video. Also, how awkward this song looks for her. Honestly, I was expecting a mini album or album from her this time, and I guess I am mostly disappointed by the lack of songs that she has released this year. Usually, she would have released a few songs but all she has this year is one song that is not that actually popular overall. I feel very rude for the introduction for this song, just everything does not live up to the standard that she has presented to herself.

The song is not overall a great song to listen to. I am hugely disappointed with the direction of the song. It was made into a bright and bubbly song while singing about how to get guys. Though it is a good type of concept, the way the song turned out was not as great. I felt the song sounded awkward and it looks like she is forcing the words to come out of her mouth when she sings it. The instrumental was pretty mainstream and it is these type of songs that don’t really yell out “HEY I AM HERE” that I don’t like. I really liked her past songs, just this one did not cut out for me. I’ll give her props for her brightness, but when you string everything together, the song is so out of place and really disappointing. I honestly expected something a little more harder or had more impact on the audience, but really, it just left me thinking that maybe it is time to change to a new song.

The music video is so so. I honestly have trouble watching this video. It just G.Na looks mature and the whole concept does not fit her image. She is the type to suit a powerful concept, but that does not fulfil this time around. Sure I guess she can act cute, but to me, it really does not suit her. I don’t know but the quality of the music video seemed to be shot using a really grainy camera. That distracted me a lot. I guess she tries to get her crush to come along to a party that she is having to get to him, but honestly, it sounds really cheesy. And the acting here is quite bad. And I don’t know, that dude in the store (don’t know his name) always gets the pervert roles. Check SNL Korea out. Like wouldn’t G.Na notice that the dude is staring at her changing in the store? And I doubt any girl would just walk out of the store when there was a guy staring through the cracks perving on them. The rest of the video did not end as well as the video should have. Honestly it seemed to be quite rushed and slapped together with minimal thoughts and thinking time.

The dance was so so. Nothing major to talk about here.

Overall, I thought it was quite a lacking comeback. A lot more could have been done or them could have waited a little longer for something more extravagant. 1/10

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!!

 

It is finally Christmas and I am excited! And the year is already up. Sadly though. However, shall we continue with a more different review this time around? But before that, I just would like to wish everyone who will read this post a Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time, with family, friends or anyone else. Be thankful and be safe. Let’s enjoy the final few days of 2013 and ready to party with 2014. Anyway, today, it is really more of an impromptu review. Not score will be given for these reviews. I have review Lonely Christmas by Crayon Pop and Miracle Of December by EXO. There are however four more Christmas songs that I want to review and today will be three song reviews in one! Shall we get started???

Christmas Song – United Cube 

United Cube is back with a lovely slow Christmas song that showcases the groups under A Cube Entertainment and Cube Entertainment. The artists in this song include: Beast, 4Minute, APink, G.Na, Huh Gak, Roh Ji Hoon, BTOB and Oh Ye Ri. Wow that is a lot of artists. Also included is Kim Gi Ri, the comedian for Gag Concert. The song has this soft tune that reminds you of a warm Winter’s night, like Christmas Night. Though the song starts off really slow and it takes quite a while for it enter a more Christmas-like song, by the end, you are bound to remember those warm Christmas nights with your loved ones. I think the rap was handle really well in this song which is pretty good, considering how raps tend to ruin a good song. And the whole song, vocally, sounds amazing.

 Love Falls – Romantic J 

Now we are getting into the more festive songs. This song may sound like a love song, which it is. I really love the jingle bell feel of the instrumental and how the vocals in this song are not hard hitting as powerful vocals. Though Jonghyun from CNBlue does not have as much lines as Juniel, the song still sounds amazing. His husky voice fits the tone of Juniel’s voice which makes the song have this beautiful duet. The song is quite addictive and sounds really good. I have been lipsyncing to this song since it came out. Though the music video may seem more of a romantic story, the song still carries the Xmas cheer. Yay! Also, this is a duo that I would love to hear more from.

Winter Propose – Jellyfish Entertainment 

This song is the only song that is really close to those Christmas carols we here every year. Not exactly what I like, but it still does. It features all the artists of Jellyfish Entertainment including: VIXX, Seo In Guk, Sung Si Kyung, Park Hyo Shin and also a mysterious female singer (do I hear a singer debuting next year?). This song sounds amazing and really has that festive cheer to the song. It combines all of the artists of Jellyfish Entertainment and amazes me a lot. Though I was not much of a fan of their previous Christmas song and also their more experienced singers, this song gives you that warm feeling that makes you remember Christmas day and eve a lot.

Snow Candy – Starship Planet

The final song which gives off the happiest Christmas feeling of the year. It features Sistar, K.Will and Boyfriend and seems the most enjoyable song out there for memories of family and friends. Again, this song, along with the others vocally sounds amazing and the rap seemed to be handle really well by Bora and the Boyfriend rappers. Of course K.Will and Hyorin holds the main vocal part of this whole company venture, but with this song, I am going to let it slide. The music video also seems to be the most festive one out of the four. Pity that Dasom from Sistar was not a part of the filming, but probably have featured in the he song somewhere. Not sure where though.

Thank you for spending another year with me. Merry Christmas to all, wherever you are on this planet. Be happy and I will see you next time!!!!
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Top Girl – G.Na

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The last of the three consecutive reviews of past hit songs and the sixth review over all. Top Girl by G.Na was released on the 23rd of August 2011, as a part of an mini album by the artist herself. Interesting fact here: Banana’s was a song that G.Na and her company expected that she was going to promote, however it was deemed as inappropriate. It was meant to be the second song on the single. A short version of the music video for Banana was released, but never was the full version. Top Girl earned G.Na an award, making her one of the hottest KPOP female soloist, alongside Lee Hyori and BoA. Let’s continue about the review.

The song talks about how a guy can “Be On Top” if they went out with G.Na. And boy, will they “Be On Top” when they go out with her. As you can see from my awful english so far, the very start of the song was what I really liked about the whole song. “Don’t you want to be on top, Can’t you see that I can’t stop” was amazing and definitely a great opener to the song in my books. However, the song has that feminine feel to it, which makes it kind weird for me. It is really catchy, but not really THE song for me. The chorus is not overly great as I would have expected, but the bridge of the song makes up for lost ground. Vocals were really good for me and her English blended in with the song really well. But again, as I said, the song is not for me. I like it, but not for me.

The music video was pretty interesting. Not sure if that is meant to be a good thing or a bad thing. G.Na is really pretty in this video, however some of the close ups kind of make her look old. Is it me or am I just looking into the video a little too much. Also, flying diamonds don’t exist. So why at 0:28, when the diamonds go flying in the air, they don’t drop? Why? I am also not that sure about the set for the first chorus. I can’t tell if that is meant to be an abstract thing or a ferris wheel. Another thing, according to this video, cars drive in the middle of the road. I am sure, that in every other part of the world, everyone drives to the side of the dotted roads not on them. I am, too not sure about the dance scene with all the water, though it is the best dance and performance with water I have seen ever. the fireworks at the end kind of work, but they kind of stuff up the view of the artist and make make the whole scene stuff up. Also, was I the only one creeped out with G.Na sitting there? Just think of something like The Grudge just jumping out of no where? No, not scary now? Well, you have courage my friend.

The dance itself is a little too feminine for me as well. Honestly, it is okay, but not the best dance by G.Na. I believe that Black and White or 2Hot has much better dances as well.

6.5/10. Pretty good, but the whole package is not for me. Sorry.

Oops! – G.Na

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G.Na is finally back with a new song after nearly a year of absence from the stage. Just last year she promoted 2Hot, which was a rocking song. This is a different side of her, from what was a powerful and dominate feel to a more vulnerable, aegyo and  much sexier feel.

This song talks about the feelings which an older women has for a younger man. The meaning of the lyrics for this song, I don’t think have not appeared much elsewhere in the KPOP industry, so this idea is pretty unique. The piano introduction was pretty interesting. G.Na sounds pretty good and Ilhoon does as well. The only problem is that, this song sounds more a like a duet between the two rather than one singer featuring in the other’s song. Ilhoon’s parts are really scattered around the song, and I guess it can also be described as icing sugar on a cake. Scattered everywhere, but sounds (or taste?) like perfection. But this is not the best song from G.Na. It is not her. I prefer a more dominate G.Na who sounds much passionate, not an innocent figure.

The music video is okay, I guess. There is nothing much to say about the music video at all. When I first saw the music video, I literally thought she was naked. I blame the nude colour of the shirt she was wearing. I found Ilhoon’s appearance in the music video quite distracting for some reason. I also thought the cat scene was kind of random as well. They always seemed to reuse B.A.P’s No Mercy foil background. And my last complaint: I found the club scene, really something that should not have been in the music video. It does not reflect the feel of the song or the previous parts, which were all white. But let’s end this part on a good note: I love G.Na’s new read hair. I think it suits her really well.

The live is okay, Ilhoon seems to do a bit of exercise running around the stage and seems to also be taking after JunHyung who also does some running on stage. It seems the dance fits the feel of the song quite well, giving it that extra innocent touch.

5/10. It is okay, but it is not the best song out there at this very moment.

2Hot – G.Na

Song

What a freaking good song to get summer started! It is so good. I definitely recommend this song to anyone who wants a new song or album in their collection. Its very sexual but at the same time catchy. The beat is very addictive. I ereally like the small whispers which are in the background asking you “Are You Ready?”. Every time I hear that, I yell “Hell Yeah”. The chorus is really catchy as well, which makes it more appealing.

For some reason, I think it is kind of similar to Twinkle, by TAETISEO (SNSD’s SUBUNIT). Twinkle was more of a happy yet 80’s-ish song in a way, while this song I found quite similar but more of a late 90’s, early 00’s type of song. That is a lot of numbers for just one song.

Music Video

Now, this is where most of the juices of the whole review are coming from.

1. The guys are pervert. Even if I had a freaking hot neighbour or crush next door, I would not really go to their windows and perve on them. You know? (FYI: The guys are pretty lame dancers. And guess what. I thought I was lame.)

2. G.Na has some kind of problem where she can’t dress herself. This was clearly shown in Top Girl but now also 2HOT.

3. Ummm.. Last time I checked, if there was a fire, you are meant to leave the building straight away. Not actually stand there and flirt or turn on the fire-fighters.

4. Why does the club looks like a deserted place. Behind the camera, there is like nobody. It’s like everyone is trapped in a corner.

Live Performance

I was only notified about the “kiss” that happened on stage with G.Na and one of her back-up dancers, which was a female. All I have to say is that, the camera was shooting from a wrong angle, at the very moment. But beside that, I loved the dance.

And The Rating?

9/10.

Have Fun Watching. 😀 Troy

Live Performance

Music Video

Black & White – G.Na

Song

This is a great song. I was addicted to it for some time and now she is one of my favourite solo singers. Black and White is a very pretty song but at the same time very sexy. It is like the equivalent to Katy Perry, both very famous in their industry and have influential songs. The song is no exception. This is just your basic KPOP song, just more modern. There is not actual stand out part in the song for me. The song was just neutral or standard to me. “Black And White~”.

Music Video

Ummm… Another standard music video for me. Nothing really to comment on. Except for lovers who find it hard to be alone and jealous when the other speaks to friends. This is what all relationships should be nowadays not just sex, fame and money. Also I like the background for the dance sequence. Very ummm… black and white. Yeah, I am running out of things to comment on.

Oh by the way, did you see how cute she was when she saw snow? At 1:08? LOL.

Live Performance

I really like her live performances. She is one of those singers who can sing live very well. The dance was also very creative. It reflected the beat. Very nice. I love the chorus bit of the dance. It was very nice.

And The Rating?

Under the new system (LOL, I need to change this), I would give this a 7.6 out of 10.

Have Fun Watching. Troy. 😀