As promised, my second part of the missed review compilation.
(Please note – This is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while listening to each song.)
“I’m In Trouble” by Nu’est – Reaction to Official MV:
- I love the way this song started, and the beat is groovy.
- This is my first time listening to Nu’est, and I love their vibe.
- I’ve known about them for a long time, but I never had the opportunity to pay enough attention to them.
- Finally, I am here now and very ready.
- Their vocalists are outstanding.
- I love how their different vocal tones blend so well together.
- Some of the members seem familiar to me, but I don’t know where I’ve seen them.
- The music video set is beautiful.
- I love the melody for the chorus, and the choreography is slick and on point.
- The instrumental is a whole mood, and I enjoyed how they implemented more bass towards the end.
- I love this song.
- My rating for “I’m In Trouble” is definitely a 10/10.
- Alright, time to check out their 8th mini-album – The Nocturne.
- The EP has six songs, and all are equally amazing. I didn’t feel disappointed with anyone.
- I appreciate that they included some slower songs that showcased more of their vocal ability.
- I think I just found a new group to add to my long list of faves.
- My rating for NU’EST’s 8th mini-album – The Nocturne is a solid 10/10.
“JUNGLE” by BVNDIT – Reaction to Official MV:
- I loved their pre-release single “Children”, and I had plans to check out BVNDIT’s album but never got to it.🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️
- Anyways, I’m here now, so let’s start with their title track.
- Damn, that deep voice came out of nowhere. Who is the first singer?
- I love the huskier voices and raspy tones I am hearing from these girls.
- I’ve noticed something recently. Almost every kpop group is adapting the heavy electronic/trap sound.
- It absolutely works for some, but it also feels off for most groups.
- Plus, as someone who reacts to a good number of these artists, it does get quite repetitive for me.
- This is not a direct comment towards this song by BVNDIT but rather an observation on the current trend in Korean idol music.
- The beat drop for the chorus is good. I love how the drums give off the vibe of a marching band.
- I have seen some of this video’s settings in Jessi’s MV for”Who Dat B.”
- They probably filmed at the same location and the visuals are stunning.
- The beat got intense for the bridge, and the dance break was a great touch.
- “JUNGLE” is an excellent song for BVNDIT because it showcased the girl’s vocal power, and their energy was perfect.
- My rating for it is 8.5/10 because even though I hear all the remarkable qualities, it’s not a song that I see myself playing often.
- Now I’m going to check out their 2nd mini-album – Carnival.
- This EP has five songs. “Children” and somehow “Come and Get It” are the ones that caught my attention.
- So my rating for BVNDIT’s 2nd mini-album – Carnival is an 8/10.
“Can’t You See Me?” by TXT – Reaction to Official MV:
- Another first time listen.
- They’re from Big Hit Entertainment… okay.
- This group certainly has incredible vocalists. I am enjoying the soft vocal runs and background harmonization.
- Their choreography is in sync.
- The instrumental progression is fantastic, and the way the beat switched up after the chorus was pure 🔥🔥🔥.
- The vocals are making me love the song more.
- Honestly, “Can’t You See Me” is not my usual vibe, but I’m actually in love with it.
- At first, I was like, ehhh, maybe this is not my arena. Then it came to just simply appreciating talent because TXT has that.
- Why are they throwing tomatoes and berries everywhere?
- Lmao and next thing, the house is on fire.😂😂😂
- Hmmm… I’m kind of stuck between a nine or ten for this one. Okay, I’ll give it a 9/10 for now.
- I know they also released a mini-album titled The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY. I’m going to check it out now.
- This EP has six songs, and just from the first track, I’m impressed.
- Wow!!!, the falsetto is insane on “Fairy of Shampoo” Plus the jazz elements are right up my alley.
- My rating for The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY is a bulletproof 10/10.
- Lol, I actually had two songs from their The Dream Chapter: MAGIC album on my playlist. I tend to find songs randomly on Spotify, but I’m going to take my time and check out more songs from TXT.
“Red Moon” by Kim Woo Seok –
Reaction to Official MV:
- I have no idea who he is, but I was intrigued by the teaser images and videos.
- I did a little research, and I found out that he is part of UP10TION and also finished second on Produce x 101. Was also a part of X1, which has already disbanded.
- Now let’s check his solo debut song.
- Alright right off the bat, he has a fantastic set of pipes and is a talented dancer.
- Also, I do see the visuals. Kim Woo Seok is good looking.
- The beat is fat on this song, and I am living for it. I SMELL A BOP.
- The choreography is slick and fitting for this kind of sultry sound.
- WAIT A MINUTE NOW SIR???? WHAT 😳😳😳
- That chorus, the music video visuals, his voice and moves just slapped me hard in the face at the same time.
- I AM OFFICIALLY A FAN. Nothing can change my mind at this point.
- His outfits are also well coordinated. Big ups to his stylist.
- Wow, MY GUY, chill with the hip sways.
- Sexy songs are my regular babies, so yes I LIKE “Red Moon”
- The section right after the chorus, where he says, “yeah, yeah, yeah…” should be made illegal.
- This music video is stunning. Most notably, the tent scene where Kim Woo Seok is dressed in full black under the chandelier.
- Wait, the breakdown is insane. This is too good, and the vocals are also incredible.
- I hear all the background harmonization and vocal runs. Kim Woo Seok is smooth on this song.
- This is another bulletproof 10/10 from me. Time to check out the album titled 1ST DESIRE [GREED].
- This EP has seven songs, and right from the first track, I SMELL TEMPTATION.
- Kim Woo Seok seems to be out for my head, and since this vibe is what I love the most, I can’t help but fall for his voice.
- I’m getting my groove on here.💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 1ST DESIRE [GREED] gets a solid 10/10.
Reaction to “Say Yes” by Punch (Feat. MoonByul of MAMAMOO):
- Oh, I was not expecting this to be a remix of her soundtrack from the Scarlet Heart: Ryeo.
- That drama was so heartbreaking, and I got to appreciate IU more as an actress while watching it. Also, Lee Joon Gi is one of my top Korean actors, hence why I wouldn’t mind getting a second season.
- MoonByul sings so well, and I love her deep, rapping voice.
- “oh, oh, oh, …I need you…Love is true.”
- This is one of my favourite OSTs, and both artists are doing great with their harmonization.
- I will be adding this version to my playlist, and of course, “Say Yes” gets a 10/10 from me.
Reaction to “Say hello” by Punch:
- I love the piano opening.
- I hope this song soothes me because I just read some frustrating and annoying news that made my spirit boil.😤
- Punch sounds flawless as always, and I love the slight modulations that she’s doing within one verse.
- The breathy notes during the chorus are beautiful.
- This song makes for such an easy listen.
- Ballads really help calm me down, and for that reason, I’m glad that I’m reviewing this now.
- I love the vocal layering. It’s done so well, and the instrumental progression really supports Punch’s voice.
- A sweet ending with the fading keyboard notes.
- This felt really short, but everything about “Say hello” is soothing and smooth.
- I love that I could see Punch in the studio, and the vocals were not heavily processed on this track, which explains why I could hear all her breathy notes properly.
- My rating for it this song is definitely 10/10.
I enjoyed writing this review, and I also discovered some new talents to follow, so I’m off to go check them out now before I forget again.😂😂😂
What do you all think of the songs I reviewed?