LAY – Lit: Song Of The Week

This week’s song is coming to you all earlier than usual because I skipped last week. I have been listening to “Lit” by LAY a lot, so I’m sticking with it.

I remember being super excited about LAY’s new album. I even reviewed the pre-release single “Jade” 👉🏼 LAY – Jade: Music Review, but the timing for the album release didn’t work with my school schedule. All the same, I listened to the EP – LIT on my own and I absolutely love it. It gets a 10/10 from me because I genuinely enjoyed the modern and traditional instrument/beat fusion. LAY sounded incredible on every track, and the overall production for the album was flawless. I can’t even pick favourites because I vibe to every song equally. The title-track “Lit” is such an energetic and groovy tune. Plus, the music video and choreography is on A++++++ level.  LAY did not come to play.👏👏👏👏👏

I hope you all enjoy listening to “Lit” by LAY. For anyone interested, here is the EP – LIT on Spotify:

Lost Romance: Drama Review – Episode 3

Alright, it is time to discuss the third episode of Lost Romance. My previous episode review is available with this link 👉🏼 Lost Romance: Drama Review – Episode 2

(warning – spoilers ahead)

Review:

The filming technique and scene transitions got slightly better in this episode. We also got more interactions between Zheng Xiao En and He Tian Xing’s characters in the novel’s world, which in turn led to some noticeable development in their relationship. I also enjoyed Zheng Xiao En’s rescue scene because it allowed Vivian Sung to showcase actual emotionally driven acting. That short moment proved that she was capable of more than the animated acting style. Furthermore, it gave me hope for the future of this drama. Hence why I’m excited to get more interactions from our leads as the story progresses.

Another good thing about this episode is that we finally got some insight into Zheng Xiao En’s fondness for He Tian Xing. He was someone who gave her strength, and comfort whenever she felt down or frustrated. His words encouraged her to continue working hard, and that’s how her “obsession” over him began. The quote that He Tian Xing gave was beautiful – “In a storm, you have to be like an adult. In beautiful weather, you have to be like a child.”

Now in my previous review, I mentioned that the supposed novel’s female lead is way too cringy for me, and I still stand by that. However, I now find her antics hilarious because how can one human being trip at every given opportunity. Honestly, Chuchu is a sweet girl, but she needs to work on her stamina and also learn some basic body balance. No wonder Zheng Xiao En stays paranoid about keeping her away from danger.😂😂😂

Moving on to our villain, He Mingli. I finally see who she got her twisted personality from. The mother is a more reserved version of her. The way she talking to He Mingli’s father in the hospital was quite creepy to me. Also, I still stand by my statement that He Mingli’s methods will become her downfall. Just because you feel threatened, you want to get rid of all He Tian Xing’s potential supporters? I personally feel that removing too many people at once will cause her to lose very essential supporters for her family’s business in the long run.

Overall, since the story has started moving somewhere, I am going to continue watching. If you are interested in this drama, all English subbed episodes will be uploaded regularly on this site: Lost Romance on Viki.

 

 

Lost Romance: Drama Review – Episode 2

If you haven’t read my review for episode one, use this link 👉🏼 Lost Romance: Drama Review – Episode 1

(warning – spoilers ahead)

Review: 

In this episode, certain things didn’t sit well with me, but I tried not to over-analyze them since this is a fantasy series. For example, how was He Tian Xing able to grab Zheng Xiao En’s hand while in a coma? Also, I think Zheng Xiao En should have posted the video anonymously or reported the incident anonymously. I get that she’s scared, but how do you see something so horrid and know that they are trying to cover it up but still say nothing? Her decision made me question this character’s moral grounds, but I guess the writer wanted to use her guilt to lead us into the novel’s world. Therefore I rest my case.

Now in concerns to He Mingli, I think we’ve all confirmed at this point that she is a pure psycho. Previously I thought the uncle was just trying to keep eyes on her, but after this episode, I fear he has his own private agenda. He probably voted for He Mingli because she is not too knowledgable about the business, and that way, he can easily take over.

Moving on to the novel’s world. It was quite funny when Zheng Xiao En realized that she wasn’t the main lead but actually one of the mean side characters. In my opinion, the actual female lead is cringy. Her overly innocent and clumsy personality is kind of off. Plus, the fact that He Tian Xing was about to date her in the real world was even more surprising. Now, if his brother He Tian Jian falls in love with the lead in the real world, will that cause a problem between both boys in the future? I don’t think the writer will take that route, but we will see. I also noticed that the writer used the novel’s world to call out a lot of cliches in romance novels and dramas. Starting from the random screams for handsome men to the wall pin from the lead guy to the clumsy female lead that regularly trips, and somehow a man is always ready to catch her. These are the traditional Asian romance troupes, and in this novel’s world, we get to see how cringy and unrealistic they are.

For now, I currently do not have any strong emotions towards this drama. I am not in love with it yet, neither do I dislike it. I’m still watching because the upcoming episode looks promising. However, I am more than ready for the story to pick up and take me to the point that completely captures my attention.

If you are interested in this drama, all English subbed episodes will be uploaded regularly on this site: Lost Romance on Viki.

 

Iron Ladies: Drama Review

I recently rewatched this drama, and I decided to use the opportunity to write a review. Iron Ladies is a 2018 Taiwanese series that stars Aviis Zhong and Ben Wu as leads.

Synopsis: Zhou Kai Ting is the youngest vice president of sales for the online shopping mall, Ai U Web. She turns to Su Can, a café barista, to resolve a work crisis and helps him discover a talent he didn’t know he had. Ma Li Sha, Ai U Web’s General Manager, has raised an 18-year-old son on her own and is jaded by love. On the other hand, Wang Qing Qing has always had everything in life go her way. Can the three women deal with their respective relationship woes, marriage issues and family problems as well as they do their jobs? (source – Viki)

(warning – spoilers ahead)

Review:

Even from my first time watching this drama, it gave off a similar vibe to the Korean series – I Need Romance. I love such stories, hence why I was excited to give it a shot when it first released. One thing I genuinely enjoyed about Iron Ladies was the chemistry between all the main characters, both friends and couples. I will say that showcases excellent acting. This drama also gave me a strong and intelligent female lead. There were times when Zhou Kai Ting made mistakes, but overall, she was a very rationale and understanding lady. I appreciate shows that portray assertive women because a girl needs such a confidence boost once in a while. I also love the soundtrack for this series. My two favourite OSTs are “Unachievable Future” by Ben Wu – and “Almost” by Shi Shi –

Iron Ladies is a good drama, but the story development and pacing did lose some of its appeal towards the end. The ending also felt rushed. To explain more, let me discuss the three main arcs of this series in detail. Starting with the main couple:

– Su Can and Zhou Kai Ting

Right off the bat, their chemistry was solid. I could also tell that Kai Ting and her fiance were not going to end well. The eight-years relationship had lost all flavour, and he went ahead to cheat. For me, that closed the chapter because it’s challenging to build the same level of trust again. Plus, Kai Ting’s heart was now longing for someone else. An important message this drama brought to the table was that marriage should not be a do or die affair. Everyone has the right to be happy and not merely settle for the bare minimum. Consequently, cheating leads the betrayed partner to question their self-worth, which is sad and frustrating. One of my favourite scenes in this drama was when Kai Ting and Qing Qing discussed the effect their partner’s infidelity had on them – 

Moving back to Su Can and Zhou Kai Ting. All round, they were a good pair, but their main issue was financial inequality. Thankfully they were usually direct with each other and never dragged out arguments or misunderstandings. Another thing that disturbed their relationship was how they both lied by omission to protect each other, but all the same, I loved seeing them together. Yes, the ending felt a bit rushed, but the happy ending made me feel okay.

– Ma Li Sha and David

These two were a case study in their own right. At first, their interactions were funny, but their arc development towards the end was such a cliche. I fully believed in the agenda that she was scared of committing to a serious relationship and that her son was scared of losing his mom to someone else. However, what I couldn’t swim along with was when Ma Li Sha starting using childish tactics to keep David away. And to top it off, they decided to use the cliche near-to-death accident to make her realize her love for David. They were still fun together, but I did not enjoy how their story was handled.

– Wang Qing Qing’s Marriage

This was an intriguing arc to sit through. I felt rage, sadness and a whole lot of emotions whenever Qing Qing’s story came up. Her relationship was pure toxicity, and it led her to anxiety and panic attacks. I found her husband to be very disrespectful and pathetic. Excuse my choice of words, but I need to be this raw for you all to get how pained I was for this lady. Take away from the emotional pain, Qing Qing also had to condone mental abuse. After seeing all she went through, I could understand why she continued to sell herself short or believed that things could become better if she pleased her husband. However, where she lost me was when she took a break, came back strong and still fell for the husband’s tears to stay and fix their marriage. Like seriously? This man is a chronic cheater. You’re fully aware that he doesn’t care for you. What are you still holding on to? Thankfully through the grace of whatever, she came to her senses by the close of the series.

Overall, I still enjoyed this drama because it got me to look at situations through the lens of different thinkers than myself. It’s honestly not easy when love and the heart come into play because rationality goes missing during such times. Zhou Kai Ting, Ma Li Sha and Wang Qing Qing were women with real and relatable relationship issues. They battled and came out triumphant, so what’s not to love about these three iron ladies.

With all that said, my rating for Iron Ladies is 8/10. To get a better understanding of how I rate each movie or drama, click 👉🏼Drama|Movie Rating Guide. All English subbed episodes of this series are available with this link 👉🏼Iron Ladies on Viki.

If you have seen Iron Ladies, what do you think of the series?

 

Heart Signal 3 (Korean Version): My Thoughts on Episode 8

I’m doing my best to catch up, so I’ll probably be posting one episode of this show every day.

  • I hope this episode gets even better than the previous one.
  • It looks like the new girl is moving into the signal house soon.
  • I wonder who she will go for.
  • Wow, Im Han Gyeol said that he is no longer curious about Park Ji Hyun and also complemented Min Jae.
  • I can see that Seo Min Jae is really into him, but I don’t think he’s is super invested yet. All the same, they have time to grow and know each other better.
  • Why are all the housemates in beige or cream clothes? Did they code before coming on camera?
  • Oh, I didn’t know that Ga Heun was going on a date with Kang Yeol. I am slightly excited to see how this turns out.
  • So far, their conversation is flowing well enough like casual friends, but I can tell that Ga Heun’s heart isn’t there, and that’s okay.
  • Lmao Kang Yeol said he came to the signal house to be around the girls, not guys. I just vibe with his straightforward personality.
  • Are they about to play the guys like they did the ladies when Kim Kang Yeol first arrived? They just received a text message telling them to welcome the fourth female housemate.
  • I guess she is coming straight to the house, and the guys have to prepare a small event for her.
  • LMAO, these men are adorable. The way they all put on the face mask and took a selfie before laying down to chill was too cute.
  • I can’t deal with them right now.😄😄😄
  • And here comes the random cat on the roof shots again. Lol
  • The girls are finally outside spending some alone time, and I love how observant Ga Heun is of everyone in the house.
  • Ga Heun and Min Jae are expressing how they deal with not getting the attention of the person they like.
  • Basically, they either give them space or take action. Then if the response is not favourable, don’t beat yourself too much about it. Let go, sit back and watch things play out naturally.
  • Finally, the new lady – Cheon An Na, is here.img_8511_original
  • Kim Kang Yeol is a clown. He’s telling Cheon An Na that he was also shy when he first arrived. All the guys stared at him funny because Kang Yeol was very comfortable on his first day. 😂😂😂
  • The girls are finally back. Now let’s see how this goes.
  • Cheon An Na is 27 years old, and she works as a personal assistant.
  • I don’t really understand the set up for the upcoming date, but I think the girls chose a movie and who they want to see it with?
  • Now the guys have to pick one of the movies? Anyways, let me continue because I’ll figure it out as I watch.
  • So the panel has to predict which two guys each lady chose for her date and what movie was theirs. Here are their guesses –

– Park Ji Hyun 👉🏼 ‘The Notebook’ to Cheon In Woo and Kim Kang Yeol.

– Cheon An Na 👉🏼 ‘About Time’ to Jun Eui Dong and Kim Kang Yeol.

– The panel was equally divided on which of the two remaining movies belonged to Seo Min Jae or Lee Ga Heun.

– They also guessed that both Lee Ga Huen and Seo Min Jae chose Cheon In Woo and Im Han Gyeol.

  • Now here are the actual results –  Screenshot (88)Screenshot (91)Screenshot (94)Screenshot (95)
  • The panel guessed right, and I am so happy that someone finally noticed my dear Eui Dong.
  • Now we get to see one of the dates. I personally want to see Cheon An Na and Eui Dong first, but I also want them to have enough screen time, so maybe they should wait till the next episode.
  • Of course, I had a feeling. The first date is Cheon An Na and Eui Dong.
  • They seem very comfortable with each other, and Eui Dong is proactive.
  • I think I finally found my ship for this season. I am excited about Jun Eui Dong and Cheon An Na, fingers-crossed, I hope it works out.

Overall this episode was not too bad. The ending date made me happy, and I can’t wait to see the continuation tomorrow. As always, here is a link to the English subbed version of this program: Heart Signal (Korean Version) on Viki

BANG YE DAM – WAYO: Song Of The Week

My chosen song for this week is “WAYO” by TREASURE’s BANG YE DAM. img_8632Bang Ye-dam is a South Korean singer and member of the soon to be debuted boy group – TREASURE. The group is signed to YG Entertainment. Bang Ye-dam was born on May 7th, 2002, which makes him 18 this year. He gained popularity after appearing on the second season of K-pop Star in 2012. After finishing as the runner-up, he joined YG Entertainment. This digital single – “WAYO” marks his solo debut, and TREASURE will be debuting in July.

I initially wanted to write a review for this song, but since I didn’t have enough time, I had to save it for my future song of the week. I love how the song starts out with a guitar that ushers Ye-dam’s soft vocals into the mix. The way he sings “wayo, wayo, wayo” is so catchy and soothing. That part completely sold this song for me. Overall the progression of this song is relaxing and truly showcases Ban Ye-dam’s beautiful voice. I remember watching him on K-pop Star, and he was way younger then. I’m glad that he was able to train and maintain his voice. I can’t wait to hear more from him.

With concerns to his group – TREASURE, I have only heard “Going Crazy”, and it wasn’t exactly my style. But I will still keep an eye out for their official debut.

I hope you enjoy listening to “WAYO” by BANG YE DAM. Continue to have a lovely week, everyone.💕💕💕

 

Heart Signal 3 (Korean Version): My Thoughts on Episode 7

Alright, I really do not know how the love lines are going to play out at this point but let’s just continue –

  • At this point, I feel like I am watching a Korean drama that focuses only on the main couple, and shows the side characters once in a while.
  • It’s frustrating that the tempo of the season has been very stagnant. Therefore I am not too intrigued to continue.
  • In the previous episode, Park Ji Hyun asked Cheon In Woo to drive her to work, but Im Han Gyeol just asked In Woo to let him drive her instead.
  • I personally think that he should have asked Ji Hyun first before making impromptu interruption to her plans.
  • I don’t foresee this carpool change ending well because she intended to spend more time with Cheon In Woo.
  • Oh well, she rejected the change. I kind of saw it coming.
  • I feel like Im Han Gyeol does not really have a chance with her because she’s already too invested in Cheon In Woo. I kind of feel sad about it tho.
  • Finally, Seo Min Jae is getting some screen time, and she’s with the person she likes, Im Han Gyeol.
  • They both look stylish in their long coats. Screenshot (84)
  • Sorry I could not get a very clear screenshot.
  • Another thing I want to point out is that I’m not too sure if the non-popular housemates are not proactive or catchy enough for the producers because the editing and time allocation on this show is quite crappy.
  • I can’t seem to get into the vibe of this season at all. I’m literally lost.
  • Lol Kim Kang Yeol is so odd, the way he asked Park Ji Hyun out in front of everyone was kind of funny.
  • Does Cheon In Woo feel threatened because Kim Kang Yeol asked Park Ji Hyun out on a date?
  • Boy!!!! you better make up your damn mind.😒
  • Oh, we’re getting to see more Im Han Gyeol and Seo Min Jae. Nice.
  • I love that their matching black coats and I want one.
  • Korea has a lot of unique restaurants. I love their set up and interior designs. Their food also looks delicious.
  • Lee Ga Heun is such a lovely person. She actually gave Seo Min Jae some advice on her to get closer to Im Han Gyeol.
  • I love how the conversation is flowing between Han Gyeol and Min Jae. They are just talking about random things, and there’s no heavy, awkward energy.
  • Now it is time for Kim Kang Yeol and Park Ji Hyun’s date.
  • I’m surprised that Ji Hyun is actually carrying a conversation without being too reserved, shy or awkward. She has gotten better. Good job, girl.
  • Jun Eui Dong is always third-wheeling. My poor baby.
  • Cheon In Woo made it too obvious that he was sad and uneasy because Park Ji Hyun was out on a date with someone else.
  • Lee Ga Heun, my dear girl. She seems done with his ‘situationship.’
  • It’s interesting to see how everyone is airing out their feelings without being straightforward. At the same time, they all understand what each person is saying.
  • Alright time for the love-line predictions, and just like the previous episode, I don’t have any guesses.
  • Here’s the final result – Screenshot (85)

– Cheon In Woo and Kim Kang Yeol both sent text messages to Park Ji Hyun, but only Kang Hyeol got a text back.

– Im Han Gyeol and Seo Min Jae texted each other.

– LMAO, this one killed me. Lee Ga Heun sent a text to Jun Eui Dong. I knew she was over In Woo’s mess😂😂😂😂😂😂. I LOVE HER.

– Oh, finally, everyone wants to move on from focusing on just one girl. Jun Eui Dong sent a text message to Seo Min Jae.

  • I’m glad that this show has finally displayed a slight change in tempo, but I’ll keep watching to see how everything wraps up.

As always, here is a link to the English subbed version of this program: Heart Signal (Korean Version) on Viki

Heart Signal 3 (Korean Version): My Thoughts on Episode 6

Alright, it’s been a while, but at least now, almost all the episodes are out. Continuing from where I left off, it is time to see how awkward the first meeting between the new guy and the girls is going to be –

  • I feel like the panellists are slighting too focused on Park Ji Hyun. They don’t analyze the actions of the other ladies as much.
  • A good example was when Kim Kang Yeaol cross-checked with the waiter about the fried rice, they quickly assumed that he did so because it was Ji Hyun’s order. However, I bet the guy was simply making sure they got all their orders correct.
  • I don’t think Kim Kang Yeol has shown interest in any of the girls yet.
  • Oooh, the other guys just arrived. This is about to get more awkward.
  • Cheon In Woo’s face of disbelief while walking towards the table is killing me😂. Mans is really in shock.
  • Kim Kang Yeol is 26 years old. He is into branding business, like clothes and eyeglasses. So basically, his department should be luxury fashion, right?img_0002
  • They all have exciting jobs.
  • Alright, they’re back in the Signal House. Now let’s see how the dynamics change.
  • I love that Kim Kang Yeol doesn’t stress with all the minor decisions. He readily said whoever wakes up first can cook.
  • I know It would have taken much longer if left to the other housemates to decide.
  • I love that Kang Yeol adapted to the house quickly. Even the other guys are amazed.
  • I’m really into his casual and outgoing personality, but at the same time, I hope he doesn’t overstep personal space.
  • How can Cheon In Woo and Park Ji Hyun be on a date without saying a word to each other for more than three minutes? They’re not even eating yet, so what’s up with all the awkward silence?Screenshot (80)
  • I can’t deal with them, and I’m over this ‘situationship.’
  • When she asked who among the housemates he felt most awkward with? I already knew the answer would be her. This is not something entirely negative, but it has to be worked on.
  • Okay, at least Park Ji Hyun is finally speaking up. She admits that she was upset when In Woo took Lee Ga Heun out for coffee even though she asked him first.
  • I genuinely applaud her effort and hope she continues to speak up.
  • Currently, I don’t support any of the ships. All I want is for everyone to have a shot at who they like before letting go if need be.
  • From what I’m seeing, Cheon In Woo seems more open when he’s with Lee Ga Heun, but honestly, you never know with this kind of shows.Screenshot (81)
  • Lee Ga Heun is a full-on flirting queen. Outside of all the situationship, I love her.
  • Okay, it is time for the love-line predictions.
  • I don’t have any guesses this time around because I didn’t see much interaction between most housemates.
  • Texting Results – Screenshot (75)

– Park Ji Hyun and Lee Ga Heun both sent text messages to Cheon In Woo, but only Ga Heun received a text back.

– Seo Min Jae sent a text to Im Han Gyeol.

– Im Han Gyeol, Jun Eui Dong and Kim Kang Yeol all sent text messages to Park Ji Hyun, but of course, no replies.


Honestly, I thought by now that I would be used to the momentum of this season, but it really lacks in many aspects. I will reserve all my comments for the final episode because I want to see if things get better.

As always, here is a link to the English subbed version of this program: Heart Signal (Korean Version) on Viki

N.Flying – So, 通 (COMMUNICATION): Album Review

On June 10th, N.Flying released their 7th mini-album titled So, 通 (COMMUNICATION). The album has six songs, including the title track “Oh really.”img_8313N.Flying, which is short for New Flying, is a South Korean rap rock band managed by FNC Entertainment. This band was formed in 2013, and they released their first Japanese single – Basket that same year. Later on May 20th of 2015, they officially debuted in Korea. Although the group currently consists of five members, there have been a few changes over the years. N.Flying initially started out with four members – Kwon Kwangjin, Kim Jaehyun, Cha Hun and Lee Seunghyub. The fifth member, Yoo Hweseung, was added in 2017. However, in 2018, Kwon Kwangjin left the band, so he had to replaced by Dongsung earlier this year.

The only song I have heard from this group is “Rooftop”, and since they aren’t like the regular rock bands I listen to, I never had the zeal to check them out. All the same, I am finally here. Now let’s see what they have to offer.

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exacts thoughts while listening to each song.)

Reaction to Title Track/Official MV:

  • Thankfully I have English captions.
  • I love the strumming guitar intro, and whoever is singing lead sounds fantastic.
  • The boys all look great.
  • I really love the first singer’s tone. He has a sweet lower register.
  • The music video is cute, and the instrumental is beautiful.
  • I love how the second singer came in with a softer tone and just melted me.
  • The vocals and instruments get a checkmark from me.
  • The set with the phone booth is lovely.
  • I love the chorus as well. It’s quite catchy, and the fact that N.Flying is singing that section in unison makes me want to sing along.
  • So they have three instrument players, and the other two are vocalists?
  • I love the rap-singing style they used for the second verse.
  • They also gave a nice flow when the actual rap came in.
  • Maybe after listening to more songs from them, N.Flying will be added to my list of favourite Korean bands.
  • I noticed that instrumental isn’t too heavy on this song, hence why the vocals really stand out for me.
  • I gave all my attention to the music that I forgot to read the captions.😄
  • I just rewatched it, and they are singing about relationship issues. Something along the lines of how hard it is to say goodbye and not wanting to let go. I think they also said something about their partner pretending not to care.
  • Okay, I love this song. Now let’s move on to the album.

Album Review: img_8310Here is the album preview –

  1. Oh really. – I absolutely love this song, so I am going to enjoy my 3 minutes and 16 seconds here.
  2. FLOWER FANTASY – Wow, this starts right away, and I love the vocal intro. N.Flying’s vocalists are incredible, and the instrumental for this song is more in your face compared to the title track. The guitar riff for this is insane. Honestly, they came hard with the instrumentalization, and I am completely in love with “FLOWER FANTASY” It sounds like something I could hear during an emotional scene of an anime. The lower register of the lead vocalist gets me every time. He is too good, and my ears are getting blessed. Their drummer is also giving me life, but the guitar players are A++++++++ on this track. LIKE WHAT???… this is insane. It’s a soft song but still hits in the right places…a whole mood.
  3. YOUTH – I love how this song came in right away. I will say this has a similar vibe to the title track, but “YOUTH” has more rhythmic drumming. Once again, fantastic instrumentalization, vocals and beautiful runs. The melody for this song is lovely and really catchy. I like how they included some finger snaps to the instrumental, it adds a sweet spice to the mix. I don’t know why but the vocalization on this track sounds very indie to me. That’s the only way I can explain the style I’m hearing. One thing I love about bands is that they give the best of both worlds in concerns to vocals and instruments. A good rock band is always pure eargasm. It’s a good sign that I am enjoying every song.
  4. I’M GONNA – The beginning is giving me a slight touch of jazz. This also has some hip-hop influence. I am enjoying the beat and vibe of this track. The chorus is excellent. I definitely expected some rapping once this started, and I got good flows. I love the adlibs because they hit beautifully out of nowhere, and I am here for the energy from N.Flying on this track. What??… I was not expecting that high note at the end. It was too perfect. Alright, this is another excellent song on the album.
  5. Last Song – It looks like we have reached the slow track of this album. Oh damn, their voices give me chills, and I absolutely adore the blend between the two different vocal tones. The guitar riff on this is a blessing to hear. Rock ballads are supreme and deserve to be heard on every album. I want to say this is my favourite, but I have equally enjoyed every song so far. Oooh, I love how they sang in unison towards the end, while the main singer powered on top with insane vocal runs and high notes. The ending is so full and beautiful. THANK YOU, N.Flying.👏👏👏👏👏👏
  6. E-YO – The last song already😥. I love that every song on this album starts right away. I love the rhythm for this one, it is groovy. Okay, at this point, the vocalists are disrespectful. They just slapped me with some crazy falsetto notes. The drummer deserves a round of applause for his skills. The chorus is perfect, and I feel the need to sing along. This song would be amazing live, I can already picture it. The instrumental progression is terrific. I have nothing more to say because “E-YO” is a well-produced BOP. N.Flying has really impressed me with this album. I am happy that I gave them a chance.

Final Thoughts: 

This album was a beautiful mood all through. I genuinely enjoyed all six songs, and I cannot even pick a fave. I was utterly blown away by their vocalists, and the instrument players also brought their A-game to this record. I have nothing to criticize, and I am officially a fan. I will be looking forward to future projects from them because I am impressed. Great job, boys.

My rating for N.Flying’s 7th mini-album So, 通 (COMMUNICATION), is a solid 10/10.

HEIZE – Lyricist: Album Review

On June 10th, HEIZE released her 6th mini-album titled Lyricist. The album has five songs, including the double title tracks, “Lyricist” and “Things are going well”

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Jang Da Hye, known by the stage name Heize is a South Korean rapper, and singer-songwriter managed by Stone Music Entertainment. She officially debuted on March 21st, 2014, with the self-titled EP – Heize. She rose to popularity after taking part in the second season of the rap program – Unpretty Rapstar. Her stage name, Heize, is actually a German word that translates to ‘heating something up or making something hot.’

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exacts thoughts while listening to each song.)

Reaction to Title Tracks/Official MV:

  • I think this music video combines both title tracks.
  • I love the guitar and the jazzy instrumental.
  • Heize has such a unique vintage voice. I absolutely adore her sound.
  • Is “Lyricist” is the first song on the video? Whichever one it is, I am in love.
  • It’s so relaxing, and the visuals for the music are perfect for it.
  • I wish I had English captions, but I can check for it later.
  • This song is such a soothing groove. It’s definitely going on my playlist.
  • Heize looks gorgeous.
  • I love how the first song faded out with a soft piano at the end.
  • Oh, the transition into the next song is BEAUTIFUL.
  • The keyboard player has talent flowing through every finger on this song.
  • I am here for this R&B drumbeats, and Heize looks good in red.
  • I know that I am going to enjoy the mini-album because this style is right up my alley.
  • Once again, HER VOICE is giving me life. The way she smoothly runs through each note is impressive.
  • Also, the vocal layering for this second song is excellent.
  • Great job, Heize👏👏👏👏👏👏. I genuinely enjoyed this.

Album Review:

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Here is the album on Spotify –

  1. Lyricist – I was right, “Lyricist” is the first song on the music video. I live for the jazzy vibe of this track. It’s very peaceful and a whole mood.
  2. Things are going well – Yes, I get to hear that beautiful piano intro again, and the drumbeat that gets me in my feels. Heize’s voice on this track is pure gold. This is such an easy listen type of song.
  3. Your Name ft. ASH ISLAND – I think there’s a music video for this song, but it is not out yet. I love the intro on this track, and her voice is like smooth velvet. It is very pleasing to hear. I am here for this tempo, and the instrumental is well produced. All the songs on this album seem to have some jazz influence mixed with R&B and neo-soul vibes. The rap section from ASH ISLAND came in at the right point, and I love his flow. “Your Name” is another smooth and soothing groove. I would play this is the background when I just want to chill and do nothing.
  4. 1/1440 ft. Ji Chanel – Oooh, the instrumental is really interesting on this one. It also seems denser and more upbeat compared to the rest. Still, Heize’s voice is like butter. I love that I can hear Ji Chanel doing some background harmonies during the intro verse, and he also sang during the last part. The beat on this one is 🔥 , and the vocal runs that pair with it are too good. The fact that I can hear Ji Chanel throughout the entire song is giving me life. I just love the blend between both voices.
  5. Not to see you again – Wow, the keyboard intro on this song is giving me chills. I think this was what they used as the transition between both title tracks in the music video. My bad, it is not an intro but a full instrumental-only track, and it’s so BEAUTIFUL. I love that she chose to close the album with such tranquillity. This is absolutely insane and peaceful.

Final Thoughts: 

From my review, you all can tell that this album was an amazing listen for me. It felt quite short because we only got four full tracks, but I still love the vibe, vocals and overall production on it. I usually only listened to singles from Heize, but I will start paying more attention to her because talent overflows from this lady.

With all that said, my rating for Heize’s 6th mini-album, Lyricist, is a bulletproof 10/10.

Lost Romance: Drama Review – Episode 1

Lost Romance is a 2020 Taiwanese drama that stars Marcus Chang and Vivian Sung. It started airing on June 7th and comes on every Sunday. This drama is set to run for twenty episodes.

Synopsis: Zheng Xiao En works as an editor of romance novels at a publishing company and secretly dreams about falling in love with a CEO. When she isn’t working, she spends her time daydreaming about He Tian Xing, the handsome chief executive of the company that occupies the building opposite her company’s office. One day, Zheng Xiao En magically finds herself transported into the pages of a romance novel – and comes face-to-face with her crush He Tian Xing. However, she soon discovers that in this fictional universe, his name is Si Tu Ao Ran – and his personality is very different. She hopes to use all the tips and tricks she has learned from the romance novels she has edited to help snare his heart. But she soon discovers that in this fictional world, she isn’t the heroic female lead – and instead is an evil side character! Can she flip the story on its head – and end up with the man of her dreams? (Source – Viki)

Expectations: The story is nothing new, but I decided to give this drama a shot because of the main leads. Marcus Chang has done great with most of his shows, while Vivian Sung always gives her best in every project. So why not?

(warning – spoilers ahead)

Review: 

Personally, I think this episode started out a bit weird with Vivian Sung’s novel narration, but I got used to it after a few seconds. From what I’ve seen so far, everyone’s acting is kind of okay, but Vivian’s style was too animated. I know her character is meant to be cheerful, but the acting style made it difficult for me to flow with her properly. That aside, I love the look for Marcus’s character. He looks fantastic with the black slicked hair and great fitted suits. In my opinion, the outfits department for each character is well suited.

Moving on to the story aspect, I can’t wait to find out more about He Tian Xing’s family dynamics. Right now, I think he’s either an illegitimate child or from his dad’s previous marriage. I seriously need more clarity on why He Mingli hates him so much. It’s only the first episode, and her character is already vile and crazy. With all the stunts she was pulling, I was more shocked about her eagerness to take over the family business even though her dad was still well and breathing. Like girl, calm down. HE AIN’T DEAD YET😒. Plus, she does not have excellent business skills. I foresee her running the company to bankruptcy. My hope is that their uncle is only pretending to support her just to keep his eyes on the company.

Overall this premiere was alright, but I feel it could have been better. A few scenes in this first episode felt quite lacklustre to me, most notably when He Tian Xing fell from the building. They didn’t do an excellent job with the direction and sequence of that scene. I know they meant not to reveal how exactly he fell down, but this omission left a lot of questions for me. Like how did he fall without pulling Mingli down, and what sort of weird fall was that? I couldn’t take it seriously. They also need to do better with the background scores.

Now one thing, I am really looking forward to is how they will tie together the novel and the real world. I hope that when He Tian Xing regains consciousness, he remembers all the time he spent with Zheng Xiao En.

In conclusion, since I do see potential in the drama, I will continue watching. All English subbed episodes of this show will be updated with this link 👉🏼 Lost Romance on Viki.

 

GOT7 – CRASH & BURN: Song Of The Week

My chosen song for this week is “Crash & Burn” by GOT7.

Dance performance –

This was one of my favourite songs when I reviewed GOT7’s tenth EP – Call My Name. “Crash & Burn” is my go-to body roll song, and it always puts me in good spirits. I also chose it because I wanted to stick with an upbeat vibe this week. I really love this song’s choreography, hence why I included a dance performance video for you all. Plus, BamBam’s center parts are a visual blessing for all eyes.😍

I hope you all enjoy listening to this song as well. If anyone wants to read my review for GOT7’s tenth EP – Call My Name, use this link 👉🏼 GOT7 – CALL MY NAME: Album Review.

 

 

WayV – Awaken The World: Album Review

YESSS!!!! My babies are back, and I am super excited. WayV just released their first full-length album titled Awaken The World. It has ten songs including the title track “Turn Back Time” img_8140I already have a detailed profile post for WayV, which can be accessed with this link 👉🏼 WayV: Star Showcase. Also, if anyone needs the teaser images for this album, use this link 👉🏼 Official Tumblr Account. Most of the photos that don’t make it to my pictorial|poster faves always go on my Tumblr.

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exacts thoughts while listening to each song.)

Reaction to Title Track/Official MV:

  • This concept is something else. I love how the song starts with a loud siren and the heartbeat that naturally calls for anyone’s attention.
  • My babies are looking GOOD. Ten is serving me looks.
  • The song hasn’t even started, and I’m already fangirling this hard.
  • Thankfully, Label V always gives captions.
  • This beat is unusual but intriguing.
  • Wait, wait… they didn’t have to come in that hard. I need to start this video from the beginning.
  • By the way, I love their outfits or lack of in some scenes.
  • Okay, I won’t lie. The intro with Lucas kind of threw me off a bit because I wasn’t expecting it to be so hip-hop based. My ears got more in line with this song once Kun started singing.
  • Now let’s see how the chorus turns out.
  • XiaoJun is always slaying me vocally.
  • After the chorus, I’m 50/50 on this song, but I absolutely love the section that starts when Lucas says- “Stop, rewind, turn back time…5432” The melody there is catchy, and the choreography was very smooth.
  • Okay, the rap parts sound way better to me in the second verse. I love Lucas, Winwin and Yangyang’s rhythm and flow. Maybe my ears were just too shocked during the intro.
  • I can see that Winwin has a substantial amount of lines, and for some reason, Label V has decided not to give him a shirt. OKAY.😂😂😂
  • I like that Winwin gets more shine in WayV, so I always make sure to confirm that they are consistent with him in each comeback.
  • Yangyang is always spitting fire on every WayV song. I literally live for his parts.
  • Everyone sounds terrific, and I like the chorus now. I guess I just needed more time with it.
  • They are really out here not giving these boys shirts. What the heck???😳
  • Ten looks gorgeous with this length of hair.
  • As always, we have a dance break. Also, this section sounds like a score for a car racing game.
  • That “Stop, rewind, turn back time” is the standout point of this song to me.
  • Alright, I’m going to listen to “Turn Back Time” again before giving my final thoughts.
  • This is a great song, and I love that it showcases a different side from their previous title tracks, but I’m not 100% on it yet. However, visually speaking, it is one of my favourite concepts from them.
  • I think what this song lacks for me is the unique WayV touch. This seems more like a track for NCT 127.
  • Now you all know I love NCT 127, but I prefer each NCT-unit to have their own distinct sprinkle. Hence why I hope to hear a better balance with the remaining songs on the album.

Album Review:

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Here is the album on Spotify –

  1. Turn Back Time – Because this has that standard NCT 127 vibe, it got better after hearing it a lot. I have listened to it four times now, and I can confirm that “Turn Back Time” does slap hard. Once I’m done with this review, I will watch the music video again to enjoy it properly.
  2. Bad Alive – This starts out with a heavily synthesized beat, and Lucas seems to be taking the lead on this album. Okay, this song definitely goes hard, and I love the inclusion of sirens again. The vocal sections are beautiful. “Bad Alive” is also hip-hop based like the title track, but I feel it has more of the balance I was looking for. Or it could just be that my ears are accustomed to this new sound for them. Whatever it is, I LOVE THIS SONG. It will be a total blast if played through a car speaker. I can just imagine the bass of it all. I think so far, what I’ve noticed is that this album is going to allow more room for every member to shine equally because the rappers are giving me life on this track. While the vocalists are also killing me with their insane runs and high notes. Plus, everyone blends well. The melody for the chorus is pure 🔥 , and the overall production of this song screams perfection.
  3. Unbreakable – Oh, I love how the instrumental flowed perfectly from “Bad Alive” into this song. XiaoJun is a vocal beast. The boy stays flexing his God-given pipes. The beat on this is body rolls worthy. Okay, WayV, you guys came through. I was kind of scared after the title track, but I love the songs. Yangyang and Hendery stay riding every beat correctly with their epic flow. Plus, Lucas ain’t helping with that his smooth deep voice. “Unbreakable” has a very sexy vibe to it, and I am just here dancing💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼. I love it when they sing in unison because their harmonies are always on point. I constantly wonder where SM Entertainment gets its artists or what sort of training they give them because the talent is overflowing in this group. Some parts of this song slightly remind me of “Highway to Heaven”
  4. After Midnight – This seems a bit slower compared to the previous tracks. Oooh, I wasn’t expecting the melody to sound like this. Nice switch up, and why does the beat sound slightly retro to me? I love songs with finger snaps, and the chorus is beautiful – “Touch me after midnight…I like it better after midnight.” This seems to be “Love Talk” part 2, and I am here for all of it. Also, I noticed that the rappers are singing, but since this a more vocal track, they got fewer parts. “After Midnight” is a BOP, and it is climbing up to be my favourite. The instrumental is pure bliss. WOW, the production is impeccable. You all need to listen to those harmonies during the chorus and the high note at the end. WHAT?… WayV did not come to play with us.
  5. Interlude: Awaken The World – I wonder what the second half of the album is going to sound like, and I do love the beat for this interlude.
  6. Only Human – Things are getting soft and sentimental with this one. I’m guessing that this song has only the rap line. It is officially their time to shine, and I love the rap-singing style they are using. Plus, Winwin’s singing voice sounds lovely. He needs to be added to the vocal line, Lol. Yangyang is a whole king. Among all the rappers, Hendery and Yangyang are the ones that always call for my attention. Also, the rap line stays, giving us solid sentimental bops. Last time it was “King of Hearts”, and now we have “Only Human”. At this rate, every song on this album will end up on my playlist, and I am not complaining.
  7. Domino – The intro is catchy, and whoever started this song is too good? That voice…I need to confirm who it belongs to. I checked, and of course, it’s XiaoJun. At first, I thought it was Ten, but something didn’t feel right. Ten’s voice is slightly softer. YESSS, Lucas is the best hype man for all their songs. I live for the way he leads into the rap sections. Oh, I wasn’t expecting the chorus to be this way, but I like it. They are giving me harmonies and good background vocals, as always. The bass on this beat kind of hits hard. This album is made up of hip-hop influenced tracks and some sexy R&B grooves. A perfect combo if you ask me.
  8. Up From Here – The drum beats are epic, and the vocalists are reigning on this track. Hendery is giving me life, I am here for his energy. Oh, what is the weird beat that comes in when they start singing as if they’re counting each word? Whatever it is, I LOVE IT. The chorus is perfect, and I love the progression during that section. The instrumental feels like very smooth rhythmic claps. The production is insane. Lol when they sing, “Love me like do,” I feel like they are about to continue with, “Love me like do, what are you waiting for?”😂😂😂 “Up From Here” is another solid track.
  9. Electric Hearts – This seems to be more of a bubbly pop song. Okay, I can tell for sure that Ten is the one starting this song. I love that “Ah ah, oh, oh.” That was a beautiful falsetto right before the main verse entry. I really like the instrumental progression, and the EDM infusion is perfect for this song. “Electric Hearts” is such a classic dance song. The switch with the rappers during the bridge section is heavenly, and the build-up is pure fire. I need to blast this song on my speaker tomorrow. The ending is beautiful. I love how the stripped away the heavy instrumental and ended with just raw vocals.
  10. Stand By Me – They always end their album with this kind of casual tracks, so I was expecting this vibe. The melody for the chorus is lovely and very catchy. Whenever they sing in unison, I get chills from their harmonies. “Stand By Me” feels like something I would have heard at the ending of a 2000s Disney movie. I am getting major nostalgic waves while listening to this song.

Final Thoughts: 

Overall, I am pleased with this album. Good job, WayV👏👏👏👏👏👏. At first, I was skeptical and nervous about the sound, but I came to love it a lot with each new song. The boys truly brought their A+ game, and I love seeing them grow as artists. I already added the ten tracks to my playlist because although I have my faves, everyone was equally enjoyable and could fit what I like listening to when I’m in a very chirpy mood.

Therefore my rating for WayV’s first full-length album – Awaken The World is a 10/10.

Before I close this post, I want to speak a bit about the fashion accessories issue with Kun and Winwin teaser outfits. Now I know this caused the delay of WayV’s music video today, and also the release of their physical album has been postponed. Label V wants to make the needed corrections to the printed photos of Kun and Winwin –

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img_8119I’m glad that Label V took people’s advice and are actually working to make corrections before releasing the physical album. I noticed that they already made changes to the digital photos, so kudos to them for being responsive to the risen concerns. Moving ahead, I hope that Label V and the stylist properly cross-check everything before putting them on the boys because such mistakes could quickly escalate into more prominent scandals. I want my babies to succeed and stay problem-free.

That’s my piece on the fashion accessory issue. I hope you all continue to support WayV and keep streaming Awaken The World because it is available online. Love you all.💕

SEO EUNKWANG – FoRest: Entrance: Album Review

I am here to review Seo Eunkwang’s mini-album titled FoRest: Entrance. This album has seven songs, including the title track “No One Knows”img_8068Seo Eunkwang is a South Korean singer and musical actor. He was born on November 22nd, 1990 and debuted as the leader of the boy group BtoB in 2012. This album marks his official solo debut.

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exacts thoughts while listening to each song.)

Reaction to Title Track/Official MV: 

  • Is this going to be a power ballad?
  • The instrumental is beautiful.
  • By now, you all should know how I feel about keyboards.
  • The visuals and lighting for the music video are so aesthetically pleasing and peaceful.
  • I wish I had subtitles, but it’s okay. I can check for them later.
  • Every vocalist in BtoB is equally outstanding, hence why I’m not even surprised about the quality of Eunkwang’s voice.
  • Even without any current understanding of the lyrics, I can tell that he genuinely conveyed the emotions of this song.
  • Also, his high notes are full and very stable.
  • I love the instrumental progression of this song. It started out with a keyboard and some classical string instruments, then we got some soft drumming and a surprising modulation.
  • Through it all, Eunkwang sounds fantastic, and I love how he ended the song.
  • Now, I’m going to check out the English lyrics.
  • From what I read, my guess is that “No One Knows” is about putting up a happy front even though you are truly hurting inside. When alone, you cry all the time, but you also fake a laugh in front of friends. Unfortunately, none of them know what’s really going on with you.
  • I appreciate the sentiments of the song because I can relate to it, and I am sure many others can as well.
  • Kudos to Seo Eunkwang for delivering this song beautifully.
  • “No One Knows” is a great ballad song. Right now, I’m not madly in love with it, but it could be a grower.

Album Review: img_8069Here is the album sampler –

  1. Dear My Dear – I believe this was a pre-release single, so that’s why it has an official lyric video. For some reason, the intro reminds me of rain showers…odd, I know. It really gives me the same soothing feeling like rain, and I don’t understand why. The melody is beautiful. I love the nature theme of this mini-album. The blend between Eunkwang’s voice and the instrumental is pure bliss. I’m really enjoying this track. I love the animation for the video, it’s adorable and catchy. The soft twinkles in the background are so enchanting. It makes me feel like I’m gazing at stars. Seo Eunkwang is blessing my ears and soul this morning. His high notes are lovely. On first listen, “Dear My Dear” suits my taste more than the title track.
  2. No One Knows – Now listening to it the second time, I am definitely enjoying it more, but the first song is still my favourite.
  3. Have a nice day – I absolutely adore the vibe of this album and “Have a nice day” seems to be one of those songs that immediately called for my attention. I love the guitar intro and drum beats. I am living for the vocal layering on this track, and the subtle falsetto during the chorus is too good. Seo Eunkwang’s voice is incredible. I changed my mind, this is actually my favourite now😂. It just spoke to me right from the first second and kept me throughout the entire three minutes plus. The production on “Have a nice day” is impeccable, and Eunkwang’s vocal power truly shines on this track. I LOVE IT, and I’m going to do a replay before moving on.
  4. About Eternity – I love how he used a shallow tone to start this one, and it seems to be another ballad with the same serene vibe. I love the shallow whisper-like vocal layering as well, it is beautiful. I can’t… this album has been giving me relaxing gems so far, and I truly needed this kind of songs now. I noticed that once the shallow drumbeat came in after the first chorus, the instrumental somehow still managed to retain the same pacing while scaling upwards occasionally. Eunkwang’s voice seemed to be the only element that consistently soared throughout the song. I like “About Eternity”, but I’m not madly in love. It’s a definite grower, so I might change my mind after a second listen.
  5. The Four Seasons – Oh, this is more upbeat. I wasn’t expecting it due to how it started. “The Four Seasons”  slightly resembles a Christmas tune. It has a bubbly vibe but still relaxing like the previous songs. A lot is going on with the instrumental of this track, but I really love the variations I’m hearing. This is another show of excellent production. The soft jingles in the background are giving me major holiday vibes. I LOVE CHRISTMAS.
  6. Love again – A good guitar intro, but I wonder what it’s going to sound like. Yes, I knew it was going to surprise me because the intros on this album have been quite deceptive. I love the melody on this one, and I’m intrigued to see how the chorus drops. Alright, the chorus isn’t what I was expecting, but I still like it. I appreciate the short clapping section they included, and it also mirrors the rhythm of the instrumental. Nice touch.
  7. With U – Another magical ballad and I ain’t complaining. I feel this might be a fave as well because the instrumental is calling to me. Yes, I love the melody, and Eunkwang’s voice is speaking words of love and positivity to my soul right now. I feel perfect listening to “With U”. I am living for how he ends the chorus sections with those beautiful vocal runs. His voice is breathtaking on this song, and I am enjoying every second. The high notes…YESSS. Please bless me. This is definitely my third fave on the album. I am here for this kind of energy and mood.

Final Thoughts: 

I LOVE this mini-album. I found my three favourite songs, and I will definitely be listening to the full album for a while because of the overall composition and peaceful nature. I might not be super in love with every song, but they all fit the mood and energy that I’m in right now. I’ve been longing for some new soothing tunes, and Seo Eunkwang delivered with Forest: Entrance. Hence why my rating for this solo-debut album is 9/10.

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji’s Upcoming Netflix Drama

In this post, I’ll be sharing the official posters and stills for Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji’s upcoming drama – It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.

This drama will focus on the story of a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who lives on 1.8 million won ($1,520) a month and a storybook writer suffering from an antisocial personality disorder. A man who denies love and a woman who doesn’t know love defy fate and fall in love while finding their souls and identities in the process. (Source – MyDramaList)

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, also known as Psycho, But It’s Okay premieres on June 20th. It will run for 16 episodes every Saturday and Sunday. This a tvN drama but also associated with NETFLIX.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official websites and social media sites.)

The first posters are very enchanting, and I am more than ready to see these two together on screen. I have a strong feeling that their chemistry will be electrifying – img_7649

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The next posters are more on the adorable side, and I love the mystical background. They even did a cartoon version –img_7802img_7803

Here are some stills – img_8048img_8047img_8046img_8043img_8042

Seo Ye Ji just has this profound grace about her that I admire. She is stunning🥰. Plus, I love her deep voice. Definitely, one of my top Korean actresses because she always delivers the best performance.

On the other hand, It’s been a while since I saw Kim Soo Hyun, hence why I am super excited for this comeback.img_8044img_8045img_8049

An extra poster of Kim Soo Hyun’s character with his brother –img_8134

I have seen the teasers, and I love the vibe. Therefore I have my fingers crossed for this drama to be as exciting and intriguing like the premise promises –

Is anyone else looking forward to this Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji’s drama?

 

 

 

KINGDOM Season 2: Drama Review

Kingdom is a 2019 Netflix Original Series based on a manhwa called Kingdom Of The Gods by YLAB. After some research, I discovered that there are actually three individuals involved in the creation of the original source material. The idea for the story came from Kim Eun-hee, and she is also the screenwriter for the Netflix adaptation. The illustrator for the manhwa is Yang Kyung-il, and the actual author is Youn In-wan. I know most people might not care for all this information, but I still wanted to provide it. img_3719_originalSynopsis: Kingdom is set in the Joseon period of Korea. It focuses on a zombie plague that has spread mysteriously around the country’s southern provinces. Crown Prince Lee Chang is labelled a traitor by the Haewon Cho clan, which is the family of the current Queen. Due to the political plot against him, he embarks upon a mission to investigate and end the spread of the mysterious undead plague.

Being that I have already seen the first season, which ended with a cliffhanger, I was super excited about watching this continuation. Kingdom promises action and thrill, so I definitely held high hopes for it. If you will like to read my review for season one, use this link 👉🏼 KINGDOM: Drama Review

(Warning –  slight spoilers ahead)

Review:

I watched this drama on Saturday while washing my hair and I must say that it was such a beautiful time for me. As a lady with naturally kinky hair, wash-day can be a bit tiring. However, it felt easy this time around because I genuinely enjoyed every minute of this drama.

Okay, first of all, I will like to applaud the intro for this series. It’s very intricate and oddly captivating. As a whole, the cinematography and editing for this drama were perfectly executed. The opening sequence they did for episode three truly solidified the beauty of this production for me – 

Another notable mention is the beautiful and haunting background scores that complimented each scene so well. Overall the production on season two of Kingdom gets an A+++ from me. I enjoyed the build-up, pacing, story and character development of this season way more than the previous one. Even the fight scenes were perfectly choreographed. I got hyped about each new episode. I also love how they wrapped up and connected the storylines of the main characters. I was able to get more understanding of each person’s actions.

We left off season one with a swam of zombies ready to attack in broad daylight. Right off the bat, it was already intense. I was pumped and ready to see how they would survive the gruesome encounter. Thankfully a good number of them survived, and the story gave some insight into the origin of the plague. Now while I was watching season one, I had my suspicions about a few characters. The first one was the crown prince’s bodyguard – Moon Young, and the other was his teacher – Ahn Hyun. Although I was proven right, their betrayal and mistakes still made me sad because it was not merely a black and white situation. The characters finally showed the depth and complexity that was lacking in the first season. Sure they made mistakes, but eventually, they tried to atone for their wrongs. This is why I stated above that I was able to get a better understanding of each person’s actions. I love that this time around, I could feel the friendship, loyalty and bond between the characters. I actually cried a few times.

Moving on, I have to compliment the actors for such an engaging performance. Every single person brought their best to this production. Even the villains with their very disturbing moral grounds showcased chilling and believable acting. There were a few moments when some people’s actions were annoying. A prime example being the State Minister’s nephew – Jo Bum Pal. His lack of backbone and silence in wrong situations irked my soul, but because I saw slight growth in every episode, I was okay with him. This is why I can conclude that no character felt lacklustre to me. The leading roles made smart and brave decisions that genuinely impressed me. A big round of applause should be awarded to Joo Ji Hoon, who portrayed Crown Prince Lee Chang👏👏👏👏. He did a great job of leading this series. I felt every ounce of his words and actions. One of my top scenes from him was in episode six when they had to fight off zombies in the palace. I think I enjoyed that moment way more than I was supposed to. Here’s the scene – 

I really appreciate the realistic portrayal of the final fight in the palace. They actually showed people getting bitten. Honestly, it would have been a loophole if they all came out untouched after dealing with such a massive number of zombies at once.

Going back to the villains, which are the Queen and her father – Jo Hak Joo. Their actions proved that greed only leads to unfavourable outcomes, and they also confirmed that decisions shouldn’t be based on the greater good or evil just to achieve fast results. Their final moments were monstrous and quite disturbing to me. They gained nothing in the end🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️. Absolutely nothing, but since I don’t want to over spoil, I’m going to end my train of thoughts on their case here. All I can say is that brutality reigned in that family.

Now, after all this praise, here lies the questionable part for me. Why does Netflix need to extend this show? I feel with the way things ended, it could have been a reasonable wrap-up. I don’t even mind the premise that they haven’t found a concrete cure for the plague, because that would leave the next season to focus more on the resurrection plant. However, the whole idea of Jun Ji Hyun’s character creating new zombies out of nowhere seems entirely off to me. I’m scared that they might mess up the proper flow of this series with too many seasons, but we’ll see.

My rating for Kingdom Season 2 is 10/10. I wouldn’t mind rewatching it again because I genuinely enjoyed the story. Plus, all the questions and concerns I had after season one were resolved with this continuation.

To get a better understanding of how I rate each movie or drama, click 👉🏼 Drama|Movie Rating Guide. All English subbed episodes of this series are available on NETFLIX.

If you’ve seen this series, what are your thoughts on the story???

 

Missed Music Reviews: NU’EST|BVNDIT|TXT| KIM WOO SEOK|PUNCH

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’estimg_7434Reaction 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 BVNDITimg_7429Reaction 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 TXTimg_7427Reaction 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

img_7425Reaction 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.

 

img_7413Reaction 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.

Final Thoughts: 

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?

Missed Music Reviews: BAEKHYUN|MONSTA X|AGUST D|CHANYEOL X RAIDEN|BAEK JI WOONG

I posted on the blog’s Facebook page that I would be compiling a missed review post. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get this out earlier today due to schoolwork, but here it is. I also have a second part coming soon because I have a lot of groups and solo artists to go through.

(Please note – This is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while listening to each song.)

“Candy” by Baekhyunimg_7410Reaction to Official MV:

  • Already this instrumental is giving straight BOP vibes.
  • Baekhyun’s voice is out of this world beautiful.
  • I am living for the instrumental, and I love how they slowed it down for the pre-chorus section.
  • Beautiful choreography and the chorus is so good.
  • I absolutely love the variations of beats in the background.
  • The deep drum beat that came in during the second verse was too perfect.🔥
  • The subtle runs that Baekhyun does at the end of each sentence are pure eargasm.
  • This is catchy and easy to groove to.
  • The slowed-down parts get me majorly in my feels.
  • The production is insane. From the vocal runs to the background vocals and even the high notes. Everything is incredible.
  • What else was I expecting?
  • Beakhyun is merely flexing his exceptional pipes on us, and I AM FEELING BLESSED.
  • Hence my rating for “Candy” is a bulletproof 10/10.
  • Now I know this is the title track for Baekhyun’s 2nd mini-album Delight, so I am going to check that out now.
  • This EP has seven tracks, and everyone was equally amazing.
  • I can’t pick a favourite song now because I want to replay the album later today when I’m fully awake. I need to appreciate all the tiny details before deciding.
  • All the same, Beakhyun’s voice is breathtaking, and Delight is a classic, lovely and well-produced R&B album. My rating for it is 10/10.

 

“FANTASIA” by Monsta Ximg_7412Reaction to Official MV:

  • This is my first time actively listening to a song from Monsta X.
  • I only randomly heard “MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT” and “Wish on the same sky” on Spotify, and I LOVE both songs.
  • So why not check out their recent comeback?
  • Okay… I wasn’t expecting the beat to go hard that fast.
  • The first rapper is so good. I love the way he came in, and the instrumental switch up for that section was perfect for his rap style.
  • The visuals for the music video are outstanding.
  • I love the synthesized beat for the chorus section.
  • The boys look amazing in the black and gold outfit.
  • They have great dancers, and the vocalists are also pretty solid.
  • The beat drops for this song are very epic and intriguing.
  • After my first listen, I am 80/20 on this song. I like it, but I’m not deeply in love.
  • EDM influenced tracks are often just okay or major bops for me. Hence why I’m going to replay “FANTASIA” to see if it gets better for me.
  • After my second listen, I will rate this song as a 9/10.
  • I like it, and I think it’s a grower. After a few more listens, I might enjoy it more.
  • Alright, I know they released a mini-album titled FANTASIA X. I am going to check it out now.
  • This album has seven tracks, and they all have electronic elements. I’m new to Monsta X, so I wonder if this is their go-to sound.
  • I think I will enjoy this album more when I blast it on my headphones, but it’s too late for that now.
  • Currently, the songs that stood out to me are “IT AIN’T OVER” and “Stand up”
  • My rating for FANTASIA X is 8.5/10. I will listen to it again later in the day and post more favourites songs on the Facebook page.

 

“Daechwita” by Agust Dimg_7417Reaction to Official MV: 

  • I feel this is going to be a theory filled song/MV, so I’m just going to leave an explanation video here –
  • Now let’s get into it.
  • I have already mentioned way too many times how much I enjoy hearing traditional music elements in modern songs.
  • If he keeps this sound for the entire song, then he has my undivided attention.
  • Thankfully I have English captions since I’m fashionably late on this reaction.
  • I love the traditional town setting and costumes.
  • Okay, the beat definitely goes hard.
  • His flow is not even questionable. I might not be an avid BTS follower, but I know he’s talented.
  • I’m paying more attention to the lyrics.
  • Korean rappers have a different level of spice that makes me appreciate rap music.
  • I never used to enjoy hip-hop before discovering the K hip-hop scene. Their flow, energy and lyrics are exceptional and intriguing.
  • I wonder what “Daechwita” means. I will watch the explanation video once I finish this review.
  • Oooh, I love how the traditional elements dropped during the bridge, and his flow switched up entirely. This song is pure 🔥🔥🔥.
  • Yep, it’s official for me. “Daechwita” is a BOP and a half. I give it a complete 10/10.
  • I know this is the title track to his 2nd mixtape D-2, so I am checking it out now.
  • This album has ten songs, and every song hit hard for me in a different way.
  • Like Baekhyun’s case, I don’t want to pick favourites now because I need a better listen later in the day.
  • My rating for D-2 by Agust D is a bulletproof 10/10.

 

“Yours” by Raiden x Chanyeol ft. LEE HI & Changmoimg_7418Reaction to Official MV:

  • LEE HI came in smoothly with her soulful and sultry voice. She always puts me in my feels.
  • I love the chill instrumental.
  • I admire rappers that can also sing, and Chanyeol’s voice is blessed.
  • Excellent work with having Chanyeol and LEE HI go back and forth on one verse.
  • Their completely different tones and styles of singing makes things more interesting.
  • I LOVE when featured artists are incorporated throughout the song instead of only appearing in one section.
  • It doesn’t even have to be them singing or rapping the entire time, but at least some background vocals or continuous interaction between the leading artist and featured one sound way better to me.
  • Raiden is calling for my attention with that piano and guitar of his. I know I sound like a broken record already, but I love keyboards.😄
  • I love the beat drop for the chorus. It’s still chill but more bouncy.
  • The colours and graphics for the music video are perfect.
  • I love the vocal layering on this.
  • LEE HI’s vocal runs are soft but beautiful. The production on this song is really exceptional.
  • Oooh, nice ending with the synthesized/distorted instrumental.
  • Yep, “Yours” by Raiden x Chanyeol ft. LEE HI & Changmo gets a solid 10/10 from me. Another song for my playlist.

 

“Sometimes” by Baek Ji Woong(Prod. JungKey)img_7494Reaction to Official MV:

  • This marks my second song from Baek Ji Woong.
  • I enjoy his calm and compelling vocal tone.
  • He’s a very talented ballad singer, and I honestly need to find time to check out his previous releases.
  • The slight raspiness of his voice is soothing to my ears. Plus, the vibe of this song is relaxing.
  • This song started out with a soft piano and then paced up a bit with the introduction of a guitar to the mix.
  • The couple in the music video is adorable.
  • Is this song about them reminiscing their time together? Doesn’t that mean they broke up?😥
  • I love the instrumental and vocal progression of this song.
  • Baek Ji Woong’s high note is smooth, and I love how his vocals floated out at the end.
  • CLASSIC BALLAD’S ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.
  • I checked out the English lyrics, and it is about reminiscing the precious moments of a previous relationship.
  • I really enjoyed listening to “Sometimes” by Baek Ji Woong, and it’s since it falls under one of my favourite genres, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this song.
  • My rating is a solid 10/10. I already added it to my playlist.

Finally Thoughts:

Although I had to stay up late, I enjoyed listening to all these artists. I discovered some quality R&B, Hip-hop and EDM albums. I also got a fantastic ballad track to soothe my soul, so I am pleased. I will be sleeping well tonight.

What do you all think of the songs I reviewed?

Lady Gaga ft. BLACKPINK – Sour Candy: Music Review

American and Kpop collaborations are always a hit or miss for me but let’s see what Lady Gaga and BLACKPINK have for us with “Sour Candy”

(This is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while listening to this song.)img_7493

Official Audio –

Reaction to Lyric Video:

  • Alright, I hear that classic electronic sound that I know and love from Lady Gaga.
  • We are starting out with Jennie, and I think I like the instrumental so far.
  • I love it when Lisa sings. She sounds beautiful.
  • Jisoo’s vocal tone is quite shallow and soothing. I love her.
  • By the way, Jisoo is my bias.
  • Right now, we have the girls starting out the song, but I wonder what Lady Gaga’s part and the chorus drop will sound like.
  • Jisoo sounds so sexy on the “uh-huh, uh-huh” part. I love how they dragged and dropped her voice at the end. Plus, the background vocals were perfect for that section.
  • Ooo, Lady Gaga came in fierce and with a more melodic tone. Her part and Jisoo’s are my favourites.
  • I noticed that the beat switched up a bit once she entered the mix.
  • Wait… I wasn’t expecting this kind of chorus. She’s talk-singing in a monotone voice.😂
  • Took me off guard for a minute, but… okay.
  • I like the chorus and the melody for “Come, come, unwrap me. Come, come, unwrap me.” is quite catchy.
  • I really love Lady Gaga’s verses. The production is top-notch, and Lady Gaga’s voice is incredible.
  • And we are back to BLACKPINK with Rose’s sultry voice.
  • Oh, that “Take a bite, take a bite. So sour candy.” is groovy.💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼
  • I am living for the retro instrumental.
  • I have to replay this song before giving my rating.
  • “Sour Candy” by Lady Gaga ft. BLACKPINK is an excellent retro/electronic song, and I absolutely enjoyed listening to it.
  • It took me a while to get into the vibe, but after blasting it on my headphones, I loved it more. So my rating for it is 9/10.

The Rose – Dawn: Album Recommendation

I Initially wanted to make this a song of the week post, but because I have been listening to this EP a lot recently, I couldn’t pick just one song. I love all the songs on The Rose’s second mini-album – Dawn, hence why I decided to make an album recommendation instead. 16402744_1146987525399874_1946048165734708927_oThe Rose is a South Korean band managed by J&Star Company. The group has four members: Kim Woo-sung, Park Do-Joon, Lee Ha-Joon and Lee Jae-hyeong. They made their official debut on August 3rd, 2017, with the digital single – “Sorry”. Before their mainstream appearance, they were already an indie group that wrote their own music while posting covers of songs on YouTube. When asked why they are called ‘The Rose’, Woo-sung said that it is a name to show that music can be like the beauty of flowers and also like the sharpness of thorns. The fandom name for this band is Black Rose.

Before I talk about their music, let me get something off my chest. The Rose currently has a lawsuit filed against their agency, J&Star Company. Apparently, the company has been enforcing unreasonable schedules, and there have been problems regarding payments since their debut. For these reasons, the boys want to terminate their contract. J&Star Company refuted all their claims and announced the decision to sue the boys for violation of contract terms and defamation of character. From my personal experience of being into Kpop for about seven years now, I smell a fat lie, and it’s not from The Rose. Most Korean talent agencies are messed up. All I hope for is that the boys get through this ordeal successfully and find a better space to create their music. If you will like to read more details about this case, use these links – The Rose Request Termination of Contract.  👉🏼 J&Star Company Refutes Band’s Claims

Now back to the primary purpose of this post. The second mini-album – Dawn has four songs + an instrumental for the title track – “She’s In The Rain”

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  1. I Don’t Know You:
  2. She’s In The Rain: Lyric Video – Live Version –
  3. Take Me Down:
  4. Insomnia:

Every song on this EP is beautiful and very touching. This band’s vocalists are amazing. My bias is Woo-sung because his voice gives me major chills every time. He has such a distinctive soulful tone that soothes me. I hope you all enjoy listening to Dawn by The Rose as much as I do. 💕💕💕

English Lyrics:

“I Don’t Kow You”

I don’t know you
But you make me wonder who you are
With the loose jeans
And a casual hairdo
I want to know you

I don’t know you
You smile without saying anything
Sometimes the words I say
Are granted
Just want to know you

Do you want me
Like I just wanna know you girl
Your mysterious smile
Makes me wonder

I don’t know you
A compass pointing only to you
A small full-stop of
To stump your body
Let me travel you

Do you want me
Your lover who will never change
Even your bitterness
Makes me obsessed (Source – 👉🏼 Color Coded Lyrics)

“She’s In The Rain”

Do you hear me
a gloomy day covered in gray fog
I’m afraid I’m blind now
I’ve lost interest in everything

Do you hear me
As I walked down the street, I saw a different way
I turned around and found no one
The dreams I’ve been after, I follow them

I’m dying inside
I wanna think that it’s a lie why why
Even if I shout there is no answer
A flood of loneliness
In the rain rain rain

She’s in the rain
When I look at how beautiful you are
Time stops
It’s hard to even open my eyes now
No whoa, she’s in the rain

Do you hear me
Even if you’re hurt, you don’t show it
I’m so scared of seeing the end
In your eyes, I can see the emptiness

She’s dying inside
She wants to think that it’s a lie why why
Even if I call her, she’s not answering
A shower of rain
In the rain rain rain

She’s in the rain
When I look at how beautiful you are
Time stops
It’s hard to even open my eyes now
No whoa she’s in the rain

In my memory
Your traces spread
As if the rain has soaked them up
I lose track of where to go
In your tears
Of frozen reality

She’s in the rain
You wanna hurt yourself I’ll stay with you
You wanna make yourself go through the pain
It’s better to be held than holding on
No whoa

We’re in the rain
In this falling rain
I fill the scattered you
So I could see how beautiful you are
No whoa we’re in the rain (Source – 👉🏼 Color Coded Lyrics)

“Take Me Down” 

Lonely you are
Your scars that are growing
The door to your heart is closed
You try to force it
Like a kid
But it’s already too late

You won’t be able to turn
Back in the time that you abandoned
I wanna say goodbye
I’m letting go off all of the regrets
I’m erasing them in my head
I just wanna say goodbye

Take me now
Please undo my chain of pain
If I can scape
Like the fire that is growing bigger

Can you take me down?
I’m under cold rain again
If I can avoid it
Like being dull
Can you take me down?

Rough way of speaking
Our view that’s changing
like a seasonal flow
A dark tattoo
My carved mistake
It’s already too late

On the edge of a dark heart
Even the lost memories
I just wanna say goodbye
I can’t just stand there
In a cold heart
I just wanna say goodbye

Take me now
Please undo my chain of pain
If I can scape
like the fire that is growing bigger

Can you take me down?
I’m under cold rain again
If I can avoid it
Like being dull
Can you take me down?

Oh take me now
Please undo my chain of pain
If I can scape
Like the fire that is growing bigger

Can you take me down?
I’m under cold rain again
If I can avoid it
I become dull
Can you take me down? (Source – 👉🏼 Color Coded Lyrics)

“Insomnia”

I wish you told me
“Hold on to me”
I’ll be reluctant
To turn back

The memory that I thought I’d forgotten
It devours me
Where are you now

Just go away
Stay here in my heart
Just go away
Stay here in my heart

I don’t know me
I’m standing somewhere in the shaking ground
It’s just that I already
Passed you

I can’t sleep
Grab onto me
I can’t sleep
I’m going back

I know I’m stupid
What can I do about that?
I have so many things
I couldn’t do

I close my eyes and count the stars,
I still can’t sleep
Why are you still here

Just go away
Stay here in my heart
Just go away
Stay here in my heart

I don’t know me
I’m standing somewhere in the shaking ground
It’s just that I already
Passed you, I can’t sleep

I’m left alone, time goes by, time goes by.
I can’t stop thinking about you.
Even if it’s a nightmare or a dream,
I want to see you

Just go away
You’re standing in my heart.
Just go away
Just go away

I don’t know me
I’m standing somewhere in the shaking ground.
It’s just that I already.
Passed you

I can’t sleep
Grab onto me
I can’t sleep
I’m going back

I can’t sleep
What can I do about that?
I can’t sleep
It’s only you

I know it’s over
I guess it’ll be fine (Source – 👉🏼 Color Coded Lyrics)