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bingo_a: (10)
 Hahah, is it a coincidence that she sang this song (see english trans) with Edawn WITH Edawn, not featuring Edawn, and that he had a big part in writing it?

Lol I think not.




ETA - I have a history of falling for the smug jerks and Baekhyun is apparently right my type lol
bingo_a: (3)
 Ok, so I really do believe that Hyunseung's comeback is out there somewhere.  Idk why they're taking so long or why they're not updating anyone, but there's bits and bobs of hints in places, including HS's own Insta.  So I do think it's coming.  I'm just super hoping it's a real full album.  I don't like reading about all these 89-liners getting their draft notices lately.

So I watched a few Exo Ko Ko Bop stages and honestly the choreo is not gripping at all.  But one of the shows had translated lyrics and omo I had no idea they were all fully of sexin like that lol.  I mean, the song definitely has that feel, but there's plenty of Kpop songs that have that feel and then the lyrics are super ambiguous or tame.  It's weird that no one talked about it vs Vixx's Black Out, but I kinda bet that the translation has something to do with it.  Like, it maybe sounds way more explicit to someone who knows Korean vs how it got translated.  Kinda like when people kept translating Agust D as literally going to Hong Kong when that line was slang for being turned on.  The subs by Big Hit were actually accurate vs all the fan translators.

Speaking of BTS though.  I'm always conflicted on them you know bc of how annoying their fans are and plus all these recent fans who obviously just saw them when they appeared on the stupid American awards show.  For the most part I just like Suga bc of what a little shit he is lol.  Well and I love his rapping too.  The one thing I do like I guess is that they seem to make a lot of old KPop fans salty due to their unstoppable popularity.  Old Kpop fans are always annoying me bc they act like their era was better and that the new era needs to have respect for the old.  Yeah, no.  I'm very aware of the old era of Kpop, but I didn't like it.  Even some of the groups I like now that were on the fringe then like 2PM, SHINee, B2ST, etc. I still don't like their oldest albums.  Plus the rapping in all three of those groups is largely awful.  

Tbh aside from all the electro, bassy, dance-oriented stuff now, it's the emphasis on rapping that made me a fan of this newer era.  Apparently that bugs some people.  I've seen threads where people were whining about how there's too much rapping in new groups.

In unrelated crack speculation...lol, today I was thinking WHAT IF, as in plot twist!  What if Hyuna decided not to comeback solo and instead wanted to do more Triple H?  I remember she did that with Trouble Maker one year.  I would actually really love that though.  I've played the heck out of that mini.  And besides, in terms of their sound, Edawn and Hui are my favorites in Pentagon and in Triple H, you get to hear way more of them.  I just thought they meshed really well.  Hui with his strong, soaring voice and Edawn and Hyuna with their really unconventional chipmunk voices lol.  So yus, gimme mo of dat.
bingo_a: (4)
 Ok, I've never really hated EXO per se, but I think they're very overrated and their fans are usually stereotypical SM stans.  But their new album is actually really good.  Or at least, it's really right up my alley.  Because as I'm going through their back catalog right now, there's nothing else that beats this new one.  I only liked about half of the Lotto repackage and about half of Love Me Right.  Their ballads are incredibly boring and I don't understand the minimal rap.  SM seems very resistant to that, except for with NCT 127, which is probably the group I honestly prefer over both Exo and SHINee.  I definitely don't love any of them though lol.

Anyway, back catalog checking complete and honestly, the new album is all I really like.  70% of the rest is boring and I couldn't get into their first one at all, even more boring than everything else lol.

Tbh, of the big companies, I'd say that Cube's artists have the greatest variety of sound.  I wonder if it's because they give their artists more creative leeway.  I mean, Hui's already doing songs and Pentagon just debuted.  B2ST members were doing a lot too before they left.  Just..none of their artists sound similar to me.  I guess I'm a Cube stan lol.  SO ironic, considering they also make me really mad.

I listened to the KARD album finally.  The group everyone and their sister has been splooging about and I was very underwhelmed.  Maybe I could have enjoyed it more if I hadn't expected something really groundbreaking, but that's what splooge does.

I've been listening to a lot of Japanese stuff again lately though.  Try Try Niiche, Homecomings and Denpa Girl were probably my favorite discoveries.  The latter is a hiphop duo that reminds me so hard of Edawn.  Which...speaking of him...



An actual weirdo lol.

good night

Jul. 8th, 2017 06:59 pm
bingo_a: (8)
 Lol so I stalk Twitter for Hyunseung news bc Idk where else I'mma get it at this point.  At least I feel like I'm not alone in my total saltiness about the issue.  The worst part is that I love how Cube has promoted Pentagon, but I'm hopping mad at what they're doing to Hyunseung.  Anyway, so I saw someone saying that Cube was trying super hard to make Edawn Hyunseung ver.2 and like???? I have to object.  I admit, I saw a passing resemblance in their facial features and there's no doubt that Edawn is very 4D.

BUT.  

Idt Cube is doing any such thing and honestly, if you're familiar enough with both, they're very different.  Talentwise, there's the very obvious that HS is a singer and Edawn is a rapper, even though Edawn can apparently sing, it's not his forte.  Their voices in general are very different.  HS actually has a kinda low speaking voice, whereas Edawn's is kinda nasal.  Yes, they are both 4D, i.e. rather weird in comparison to the extroverted social people people that most Kpop idols are.  HOWEVER, Edawn is a bit of a troll.  See the Weekly Idol with Triple H where the hosts tried to needle him over looking sick and he rolled with it, he rolled with it so hard that the hosts were starting to believe him.  HELL, I was starting to believe him lmao.  ON the other hand, HS generally got flustered with needling like that.  He's a lot more introverted, more like Mark Tuan actually, except just kinda weird.

HS definitely got more confident in his dancing and singing later on, but Edawn is both right NOW, like he literally transforms when he's asked to do something performance related.  He's also, I would say, a more fluid dancer.  Again, Weekly Idol where he just randomly got up and did a robot and popping dance and it was hella cool.

Also looks-wise, other than working the blond hair pretty well, I don't think there's huge similarities.  HS is really lanky, Dawn is muscular. 

Me personally, I'm very into HS's vocals more than anything else.  Like I STAN his voice so hard.  There's no other vocalist in Kpop or anywhere else that can get me like Hyunseung.  Edawn's rapping style cracks me up a lot, but honestly his dancing is probably what I'm most into lol.  He was a street dancer before and it srsly shows.  I hope there's another HIt the Stage in the future and he gets to be in it.

So yes, they're very different if you happen to stan both of them like I do lol.
bingo_a: (5)
 Lulz I just couldn't listen to something with a grayscale blank picture on Last FM so I had to turn Edawn's track into an album and put the picture he used for his Soundcloud.  I srsly love the song though.  It's great when some of these guys put their own random tracks up.  And that lowkey brings me to what I came here for lol.

Came across this old Twitter account of someone I used to follow in like 2010 or something and they were saying how Kpop was getting less talented or something, which ok, maybe that was kinda true in 2010 and 2011, the transition years I'd call them.  But that's a completely hilarious statement when you look at now.  In terms of dancing, rapping and singing, the talent quality of Kpop artists has gone WAY up.  I'm not completely a fan of that one Kpop vocal blog, but they're right about idols getting actual real training now.  Before, they just mostly sang in strained falsettos as far as I could tell lol.

I keep seeing this from old Kpop fans though.  This bitterness lol.  Like, no we don't have to appreciate the old groups, tbf, most of them sucked, and further, there's so much better about the music now vs then.  Less horrible ballads, more awesome dancing, rappers who can actually rap, singers who can actually sing, etc.  I hated old Kpop for a reason dude.

Speaking of singing, was watching some other random Triple H thing and Hui doing impromptu singing is my favorite thing.  Like, I'm lowkey disappointed when I watch something where he doesn't do it at all.  I was really digging the enka thing he started, and then the slow R&B 365 Fresh could have gone on forever too lool.  Quit wreckin' my bias, Hui. :<

In that same thing, I was highly amused watching Edawn and Hyuna keep in some kind of constant physical contact.  Even if it was just a foot or a leg.  She kept moving closer to him too and so did he at times. It's not as super obvious as HS and her, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had something going on.  Plus, I thought I saw a little circle on the same wrist where he has a little circle. Well if they do, all I can say is Hyuna has great taste in men lol.

ETA - I see that song Edawn put on his Soundcloud was made a month ago. Around the end of Triple H promotions. Hmmmm.

Now I need to pause Edawn to listen to this Halo album lol.