SuperM – Tiger Inside: Kpop Music Review

It took me a while, but I’m here now. Let’s check out SuperM’s latest digital single – “Tiger Inside” 

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • Starting with Ten always gets my attention. HE LOOKS FINEEEE!!!
  • “100” wasn’t exactly my cup of tea, so I have my fingers crossed on this one.
  • I love the entry beat and melody.
  • Nah, does Mark have a mullet?
  • Honestly, mullets are either a hard no or a subtle pass for me.
  • I love the instrumental. It’s giving me a dark/martial arts vibe.
  • I’ve noticed that the melodies in most SuperM songs change too quickly. I don’t know if it’s just me, but before my ear can adapt to a sound, new sections come in with totally different rhythms.
  • These sudden changes make it hard for me to enjoy the song on my first listen, but I appreciate the experimental production style.
  • I’m just 0.43 seconds into “Tiger Inside” and am hoping they serve.
  • Okay, Mark is rocking the mullet. I’m not mad.
  • Taeyong was disrespectful with that growl during his rap.
  • This pandemic is causing SM Entertainment to go back to their box music video ways. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  • I still love the visuals, though. It’s perfect for the theme of this song.
  • That deep black eyeliner on Mark is fire.
  • Baekhyun is always going off in all their songs.
  • My favourite outfits are the black/blue and gold ones –
  • I’m going to listen to this song again without the visuals before giving my final thoughts.
  • After paying more attention to the vocals and music, I can see myself getting down with “Tiger Inside”. My ears love it more with each new listen.
  • I enjoyed a few melodies here and there. I absolutely love the rap flows, but I’m not in love with the entire song yet.
  • Therefore it gets a 9/10 from me.

SuperM – 100: Kpop Music Review

SuperM just released a new digital single titled “100”, so let’s check it out. img_2911SuperM is a South Korean boy group managed by SM Entertainment and Capitol Records. The group consists of seven members – Taemin from SHINee, Baekhyun & Kai from EXO, TaeyongMark from NCT 127 and finally TenLucas from WayV. They officially debuted on October 4th, 2019, with a self-titled EP.

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

Reaction to Official MV:

  • Oh, sweet whispering harmony.
  • I love Lucas’ intro. They might not give him many parts, so its good to see him first.
  • Very energetic start, and all the boys look good.
  • I am enjoying the colourful and techno edits on this music video.
  • Another EDM track, but let’s see how it goes.
  • Ten, Ten, TEN!!! My boy always looks beautiful.😍
  • Okay, Mark, come in with the flow, and Baekyun slid in perfectly with his soft voice. His vocals are top-notch.
  • I can see the budget on this music video was limitless.
  • SuperM’s music videos are always iconic.
  • The futuristic visuals for this song are stunning.
  • Their makeup artist really went in with black and red eyeliners.πŸ˜‚
  • Taemin is always looking like a snack that I can only admire from afar. I love him.
  • Okay, whoever put those grayish-blue contacts on Ten deserves a raise.
  • Choreography wise, the boys are killing things.
  • I really love the energy of this song.
  • I think my favourite section is the bridge with Taemin breakdown and Baekyun’s iconic high note.
  • Alright. I’m going to listen to this song again before giving my final thoughts.
  • “100” by SuperM is a great song. I like it, but I’m not in love.
  • I might come to really enjoy it after a few more plays, but as of now, it gets a 9/10 from me.

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 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ WayV: Star Showcase. Also, if anyone needs the teaser images for this album, use this link πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 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.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  • 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 πŸ”₯ , 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 dancingπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ. 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?”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ “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, WayVπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. 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.πŸ’•

WayV – TAKE OVER THE MOON: Album Review

One of my favourite pop groups ever just released a new album, and I am so excited to check it out. On the 29th of October, which was yesterday, WayVΒ came back with their second mini-album titled Take Over The Moon.

Since I already have a showcase for WayV on my blog, there is no need to spend time discussing who they are on this post. To know more about this group, click on this link –Β WayV: Star Showcase

“Moonwalk” is the title track for Take Over The Moon.

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

Reaction to Official MV/Title Track:

  • I am so excited, I hope this is good because my expectation is off the roof right now.
  • The music video seems to be themed around space and landing on a new planet or something like that. That is what I am getting so far. Are WayV members aliens?🀯🀯🀯🀯, OMG, we will never know.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  • I love the way the song starts. The piano, vocals and heavy beat is a perfect way to create an epic and entrancing intro.
  • Kun sounds good.
  • The style for this song is giving me old-school Kpop vibes.
  • Xiaojun looks good, and that nose ring, though.πŸ’•
  • So far, I like that all members are getting an equal amount of screen time, and the line distribution is perfect.
  • Yesss, Ten. He looks so good, I love the blue contacts he has on.
  • The chorus is definitely giving me DBSK vibes, I love the way they sound in that section.
  • And I did not expect them to actually moonwalk.
  • Every member’s look is on point for this comeback.
  • Yes, to Winwin getting more lines. Show them what you are made of.
  • I am living for the groovy drum beat that comes in whenever Yangyang starts the rap section.
  • I always enjoy dance breaks, and WayV clearly kills it in the dancing department. Love the rock elements used during the dance break. Nice production.
  • Yesss, come through Xiaojun with that high note.
  • Perfect harmonization at the end.
  • I have to listen to the song again, just to focus more on the song itself and not the music video.
  • After checking out the English Translation, “Moonwalk” is encouraging people to face their problems head-on and never give up on their dreams.
  • This song does not go as hard as their previous title track “Take Off,” but it is still upbeat. Most of the vocal parts sound like they are about to break into a power-ballad. So I actually enjoyed listening to it.
  • Do I like this more than “Take Off”?… Hmmm, I like both equally, but I appreciate this song more because it allowed every member to shine. I can always listen to both songs on repeat, so why choose.😊😊
  • I just found out that they performed this on Show Champion. I am actually surprised that they went live on a Korean stage, but oh well. I am here for the extra content.

Album Review:img_1300(My opinion of each song is solely based on how I feel about the music. I have not checked out the English Translations yet.)

  1. Moonwalk –Β Okay, I noticed something new while listening to just the song. There is a specific beat that stays constant throughout the entire track. I am not a music expert, so I do not know the right word to use, but that stood out to me. I really like that beat. Also, the background vocals are excellent on this.
  2. Yeah Yeah Yeah –Β Interesting start, I definitely was not expecting it. This is more upbeat, and it also seems more like a rap track. The chorus is so good. I think I might actually like this more than “Moonwalk.” Am I weird? I feel “Yeah Yeah Yeah” could also pass at being a title track. It is a solid BOP, and I might listen to this more often.
  3. Love Talk –Β Is Ten starting this song? He got me with those sexy vocals. And then Luca came with his deep voice and killed his rap part. Another BOP. Yesss, a body roll beat. Ooooh, the vocal parts on this are too good. Wait a minute, then I actually like these songs better than the title track. What is going on here? I am already grooving to thisπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ… “touch me, tease me, feel me up.”Β WayV’sΒ rappers are talented. They always snap on the raps.
  4. King of Hearts –Β Okay, this starts off a bit softer than the previous two songs. Who is singing that “oh yeah yeah yeah.” They are slowly killing me with all these sexy vocals. What’s up, WayV? Anyways Lucas did not come to play with anyone on this comeback. His voice is distinct, so he stands out more, and he has been slaying his parts. At this point, all the vocalists are clearly disrespecting me with their voices; I am out😸😸😸. I think they could have done better with the chorus, but the song is still good. Background vocals, OMG…
  5. Face to Face –Β Is this going to be a full ballad. Such soft songs always hit my soul. The harmonization during the chorus is beautiful and the piano. They always get me with the keyboard. I might go learn how to play the instrument myself. So this song has only Ten, Xiaojun and Kun on it. The vocal range is so good that it almost seems like all members are singing. They sound like angels.
  6. We go nanana –Β Okay, we are going to end things on something upbeat. This is like a casual road trip song, and I love the pop vibe. Actually, this also has a Christmas feel to it. It is a cute song to end the album. I am just here dancing. There is nothing much to be said for “We go nanana,” I am totally enjoying it. Actually, pardon me, I now have something to say… Xiaojun needs to stop disrespecting me with his high notes. Like what?πŸ’•πŸ’•

Here a preview of the album for you all to have an idea of what the songs sound like –

Final Thoughts: 

Overall this is a solid comeback. WayV did a great job with this album and the fact that the members wrote these songs is even more amazing. They at a good start, so I hope they continue to grow as artists.

I enjoyed listening to every song on Take Over The Moon. I thought the title track was going to be my favourite, but “Love Talk” definitely stole my heart. I also feel that this album beats their first mini – Take Off.

My rating for this album is 10/10.


So from the very first teaser image WayV released, it seems they still have a few surprises for us. I wonder what it is going to be.

WayV: Star Showcase

Hello everyone, recently I made the decision to try my best in posting more often. So to stay on track with that, I am bringing back the star showcase segment. For today’s showcase, I will be introducing you all to the Chinese pop group WayV. Now I know a few of you might already know about them, but I still wanted to put this on here for anyone else that has not heard about WayV.

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WayV is the fourth sub-unit and China-based unit of the Hallyu localization project group NCT (Neo Culture Technology). The group was first introduced on August 13, 2018, as NCT China. On the 31st of December, 2018, SM Entertainment announced that the group will officially debut with the name WayV / WeiShen V. WayV is managed by Label V. The group made their official debut on January 17, 2019, with the release of a digital EP – The Vision, which had three songs. They then released their first official album – Take off on May 9, 2019.

WayV consist of seven members: Kun, Ten, Winwin, Lucas, Xiaojun, Hendery and Yangyang.

Members Profile:Kun

Stage Name: Kun

Position: Leader & Main Vocalist

Groups: NCT U, NCT & WayV

Birth Name: Qian Kun

Born in: Fujian, China

Nationality: Chinese

Date of Birth: January 1, 1996

Height: 176cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: B

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Spoken Languages: Mandarin & Korean

Nicknames: Kun-ge, Little Kun Kun, Xiaodan, Dandan

Education: Beijing Contemporary Music Institute

Kun was first introduced to the public through S.M Rookies, and he featured on the Chinese version of NCT U’s single – “Without You.” He officially debuted in 2018 as a member of NCT. Jason Mraz’s song “I Won’t Give Up” was what inspired him to become an artist. He is also an excellent chef.

He really does a great job leading the six other extra dorks in WayV. I also live for the bickering between him and Ten. Ten and the youngest member, YangYang, never fail to remind of his status as the oldest in their group. I just find their interactions to be downright hilarious.

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Stage Name: Ten

Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper & Lead Vocalist

Groups: NCT U, NCT & WayV

Birth Name: Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul

Chinese Name: Li Yong Qin

Born in: Bangkok, Thailand

Nationality/Ethnicity: ethnically he is Chinese, but his nationality is Thai

Date of Birth: February 27, 1996

Height: 170cm (5’7″)

Blood Type: A

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Spoken Languages: Thai, English, Korean & Mandarin

Nicknames: TNT (Ten), Dandy, Ten on Ten, Cute Devil

Education: Shrewsbury International School

Digital Singles: Dream in a Dream & New Heroes

Ten officially debuted in 2016 as part of NCT U with the single “The 7th Sense”. He also participated in the dancing survival show Hit The Stage. The song that inspired him to become an artist is “Blue Lights” by Jorja Smith. FUN FACT – he has a fear of fruits, so he never eats them.

This is my ultimate NCT bias right here. I JUST LOVE HIM. I did not take notice of him when he first debuted, but after watching Hit the stage, I was attached. I really want him and every member of WayV to gain success in their careers.

WinWin

Stage Name: WinWin

Position: Dancer, Sub-Vocalist & Visual

Groups: NCT, NCT 127, NCT U & WayV

Birth Name: Dong Si Cheng

Born in: Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

Nationality: Chinese

Date of Birth: October 28, 1997

Height: 178cm (5’10”)

Blood Type: B

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Spoken Languages: Mandarin & Korean

Nicknames: Winko, SM’s Purest Child, Yun Yun, Chick

Education: Secondary School of Beijing Dance Academy & The Central Academy of Drama

WinWin specializes in Traditional Chinese Dance, he is the most flexible member of NCT. He has a fear of heights and dislikes skinship. He made his official debut with NCT 127 in 2016. He was inspired by EXO’s “Growl” to become an idol.

I noticed that he is freer and talks more while promoting as a member of WayV. I guess that he feels more comfortable promoting in his own country, and plus, he can now speak in a language he is more familiar with. Also, thankfully, with their first album, he got more lines and screen time than he usually got while in NCT 127 or NCT U. I really want SM Entertainment to put him out there more because he has the potential.

Lucas

Stage Name: Lucas

Position: Main Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Center & Lead Dancer

Groups: NCT U, NCT & WayV

Birth Name: Wong Yuk Hei

Born in: Hong Kong, China

Nationality: Chinese-Thai (His father is Chinese, and his mother is Thai)

Date of Birth: January 25, 1999

Height: 183cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: O

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Spoken Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean & light fluency in English / Thai

Nicknames: Lucas Bieber, Fitness King, Foodcas, Kaka, Bowcas

Education: TWGHs Yow Kam Yeun College

He is known for his cheerful and happy-virus personality. He appeared in Ten’s “Dream in a Dream” MV and was inspired to become an artist after listening to Dean’s “I’m Not Sorry.” He made his official debut with NCT U in 2018. He also debuted as a model in October 2018 and walked the runway for Kye Brand.

When I first saw him in NCT U’s song “Boss,” I was like okay he is good looking, and that was it. But thankfully with WayV, I got to see a different side of him. He is really caring and very supportive of his members and the management team that takes care of WayV.

xiaoJun

Stage Name: Xiaojun

Position: Main Vocalist

Groups: NCT & WayV

Birth Name: Xiao Dejun

Born in: Guangdong, China

Nationality: Chinese

Date of Birth: August 8, 1999

Height: 173cm (5’8″)

Blood Type: A

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Spoken Languages: Mandarin & Korean

Nicknames: Childish Kid, Junjun

Education: Shanghai Theatre Academy

His life motto is “Being complacent will result in loss, being humble will bring benefits.” He is a very emotional person and always full of positive energy. All his favourite foods are green tea flavoured. He writes and composes his own songs, and he made his official debut in 2019 with WayV. He also participated in the Chinese survival show X-Fire.

He is definitely my bias-wrecker in the group. His voice is just so soothing, and he is occasionally the only normal one among the extra dorky individuals in WayV. He still shows his silly side once in a while. I just love the vibe he gives off.

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Stage Name: Hendery

Position: Sub-Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Dancer & Visual

Groups: NCT & WayV

Birth Name: Wong Kunhang / Huang Guanheng

Born in: Macau, China

Nationality: Chinese

Date of Birth: September 28, 1999

Blood Type: O

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Spoken Languages: Mandarin & Korean

Nicknames: Huang Gua (cucumber), Lu Zai (donkey)

Education: Studied in Beijing, China

His life motto is, “Work hard to create the future.” His favourite colour is pink. He made his official debut in 2019 with WayV.

The first thing I noticed about him is that he seems to really admire Ten and they also look-alike. He is also Ten’s one and only Chinese teacher. Hendery and YangYang should never be left in the same space for too long because their silliness combined is unstoppable.

YangYang

Stage Name: YangYang

Position: Main Rapper, Sub- Vocalist, Dancer & Youngest Member

Groups: NCT & WayV

Birth Name: Liu Yangyang

Born in: Taiwan, China (lived in Dusseldorf, Germany for most of his life)

Nationality/Ethnicity: ethnically Chinese but his citizenship is Taiwanese-German

Date of Birth: October 10, 2000

Blood Type: O

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Spoken Languages: German, English, Mandarin, Korean & light fluency in Cantonese/Spanish

Nickname: He does not have a nickname because everyone assumed that YangYang was actually his nickname. He likes to be called YangYang or Xiao Yang (which means Little Sheep)

YangYang’s favourite colour is Red. As a kid, his dream was to become a racer. He made his official debut in 2019 with WayV.

Although being the youngest, he seems to be really confident and bold in whatever he does, and I love that trait. He loves teasing Kun-ge about his age, and he is also a dork. It seems like all NCT members are always extra, but I still love them.


That is my brief introduction to each member. To see a more detailed profile with some fun facts about each member, use this link: WayV Members Profile / Detailed

Also check out WayV’s Dream Launch Plan videos for more about each member, here is a link to all the videos: Dream Launch Plan Playlist. 

To stay more connected with the group, follow their Twitter and Instagram page:

WayV Official Twitter

WayV Official Instagram

I also follow a fan channel that uploads English subbed videos of all their other activities that are not posted on their official YouTube channel, so here is the link to that channel: WayV Subs – fan channel

Okay, now that I am done giving out all the essential links, it is time to tell you all how I came to love WayV.

Initially, when I heard that NCT was going to be having a Chinese sub-unit, I was super excited because of the group’s line-up. I was really looking forward to their debut. Unfortunately, their EP – The Vision, which had two new songs – “Dream Launch” and “Come Back,” and a Chinese version of “Regular” did not grab my attention. Because there are already two versions of Regular (English and Korean), so I felt that another version was not necessary. That aside, the boys did great in all songs, but the repetition of Regular killed the excitement for me.

Later on, I stumbled upon Ten and WinWin’s Performance of “Lovely” by Billie Eilish, so I decided to actually spend some time and watch all the videos on WayV’s official YouTube channel to form an actual opinion about the group. So I began with the Rainbow V project. Now I have always loved Ten because he is a fantastic dancer, singer and just a very talented individual altogether. But after watching Rainbow V, I got to appreciate the other members as well. By the end of all the performances, I was drawn to their talent, dedication and hilarious personalities. Finally, the initial excitement was back. I was pumped and ready for their first album release.

Below is a little teaser of the final performances from the Rainbow V project. To see the full Rainbow V project, simply go to their official YouTube channel. All the clips come with English subtitles. Here is a link: WayV Official YouTube Channel 

Currently, my favourite songs from this group’s minimal discography are: “Take Off,” “Dream Launch,” “Let Me Love You,” and “Come Back.” And that is all I have for this showcase. If you already listen to WayV, then please continue to show them your love and support. And if this is your first time hearing about them, then go check them out with all the links I have provided.

So guys, until my next post, take care.