DAY6: Fourth Comeback of the Year

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These boys keep coming back, and I ain’t complaining. They’re on a roll again for the fourth time this year with tracks ‘I’m Serious‘ and ‘Say Wow

I loved the MV so much. They looked like they had so much fun which is feels kinda ironic to the title. Plus most of their title tracks before this one were sad ones so I’m not used to seeing them sing a song about falling in love (while all of them looked cheerful). Through this MV, we saw a new side of DAY6, the one that’s already ovet the heartbreaks and stuff. I’m still waiting for the continuation of the ‘Congratulations’ story line. No worries though, they still have tons of comebacks to insert it in. God I love this year.

I just finished watching their live performance in Music Core, and oh boy, our poor Wonpil. I hope his back did not ache after that performance. At least YoungK was there to give him courage by laughing. I feel both happy and sad (the performance was still perfect at least).

I was about to go to you but I didn’t
I was about to hug you but I didn’t
At this rate, the night’s gonna be over

It’s obvious that the theme of this comeback is falling in love. I think I need to get used to these. It’s nice to see them happy in their MVs once in a while. Until next time DAY6!

PS: I forgot to update this entry instead I saved is as a draft. Crazy.

WINNER: Fate Number For

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After a year and two months, WINNER is finally back! I know Inner Circles can never get over the sudden ending of their EXIT project last year but at least this comeback helped us heal, a lot. I have been waiting for this comeback since last year, and I’ve never been this thirsty for a KPOP group before (WINNER is my ultimate bias, that’s why).

BABY BABY, SENTIMENTAL, and IMMATURE, along with PRICKED and I’M YOUNG were blessings to us last year. Half Moon Friends was the long awaited variety show we wanted WINNER to have. They appeared in various shows and did many projects that time. I thought finally WINNER can get to show what they have on their sleeves, the talents and charms that others did not get to see after their debut. I thought it was finally going smooth for them. They were finally climbing their way to the top, but suddenly they went downhill. My thoughts scattered and I felt panic for the remaining four members. Jinwoo trained for so long just to debut under YG. Seungyoon chose to train more under YG rather than to go solo. Seunghoon always wanted to debut in YG (he’s inspired everytime he sees the view of his rooftop apartment). Mino went so much pain already, and what will happen to him if ever this group will also disband?

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Last year was definitely a heartbreaking one for us PARKINSEOs. We hopefully waited for EXIT:X,I, and T, then all hopes failed when Taehyun left the group (2016/11/24: BLACK CIRCLE DAY). I cried a lot, no joke. I’ve been a YG stan from the beginning and out of all the groups inside that dungeon-like company, WINNER had a special place in my kokoro. In the beginning, they were just my precious Team A, fighting their way to debut, and when they did they surely slayed. But they got locked up after all the awards and little promotions, maybe to give way to iKON which I don’t disagree. They got locked up for too long though, stars are supposed to shine brighter in dark places. INCLEs never forgot them during their hiatus, and continued supporting them even though they were inactive.

All those uncertainties and fear disappeared when YG and WINNER never gave up on each other. I don’t want WINNER to end up like 2NE1. That group was almost at par with their sunbae group BIGBANG, but the harshness of the KPOP community prevented them to do so. WINNER struggled and endured and now they’re ready to get back on their feet.

GUESS WHO’S BACK? It still feels so surreal now that they’ve returned. Taehyun has always been a good main vocal and a composer for the group, and I surely missed the KangNam chorus parts in their songs. Surprisingly, I did not feel any emptiness at all when I listened to their new songs REALLY REALLY and FOOL. As expected from the ever talented genius leader (and now maknae) Kang Seungyoon. The title tracks were jjang. It made me want more. Of course my greed will never be sated when it comes to WINNER songs, and now it seems like YG is making me even more desperate by releasing a mini album containing just the two songs. YG: I hate you and your love for releasing only 2 songs per album.

“Get lost from my sight.”
Those cruel words I spat out without hesitation
Anyone can see I was a fool
Even if I’m sorry now nothing changes
I know

The video for FOOL was on point. The song was on point. It was a sad love song, one that’s full of regrets. My subconscious tells me that it can be correlated to Taehyun’s departure, and that Seungyoon is still hurt about it (lol fanfic mode?). One of their main vocals left and now all of them are the main vocals. Mino and Seunghoon sang and it was the most beautiful moment for me, oh and also Jinwoo’s improved vocals and Seungyoon’s already perfect voice. I love them ALL okay?

REALLY REALLY sounded less than a ballad than FOOL, this one was the lighter side of love. The redundancy of the title reminded me of BABY BABY but the music did not. I know this may seem stupid but I honestly felt that all the songs they released right now didn’t make me feel empty at all. It was like Nam Taehyun never left, which I think is not a bad thing. The songs were perfect even though it lacked Taehyun’s voice. Jinwoo and Seungyoon totally up-ed their game. Their vocals are exactly what we only needed to hear this time. I wanted to hear the Dumb and Dumber duo rap more though. Maybe in the future. if YG allows it, they get to release a song together (fingers crossed). Now, I think I need to emphasize my opinion about the music video. In terms of production, music and video quality, WINNER never disappointed me. I could still recall almost all of the scenes in all of their music videos because aesthetically they were all great. This, however, made me raise one of my eyebrows. I thought it would be a hundred times better than the different ones because the director was famous (IDK him though). Some scenes (bouncing cars ehem ehem) were weird and not necessary. Don’t get me wrong, I love the song, but the MV was just meh.

I will always want more from WINNER, and I’m not referring to improve their already perfect talents, but instead their songs. I want to listen more, I want to see them more, and above all, I want everyone to appreciate WINNER more because they truly deserve it. WINNER already proved to be a monster rookie back on their debut days, and now I just can’t wait for them to slay like other boy groups. WINNER hwaiting 💙💙💙💙

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DAY6: Third Comeback of the Year

They’re back… again. It’s because of this group that I look forward to the 6th day of every month this year. Ever since they debuted I’ve been wanting them them release more songs (2 mini albums were not enough). Right now I’m glad JYP Entertainment did not disappoint.

DAY6. My ears are always floating with hearts whenever I hear your songs. The MVs you release every month are just bonuses, because I look forward to your new songs more than the MVs. ‘Congratulations’ is an exception. That may have topped my list of favorite MVs so far. I was completely shocked when I saw the bitch (pardon my language) in ‘You Were Beautiful’ last month. You made a sequel to my favorite MV, telling us that the guy is starting to get over her while she is beginning to realize that she loves him still (after your lovely subway train date with your new bf/rebound namja? How ’bout NO?)

This month ‘How Can I Say’ tells us that yep… our guy(s) have finally moved on. That no matter how happy she feels right now, now that she recalls how happy they were and how she wishes they could get back together, our guy wants to call this quits. We recall that it was only the girl who wanted to end their relationship and right now, the guys has finally accepted it, and moved on completely. There’s no turning back girl, unless you want to cling to him and be his pathetic ex girlfriend.

Musically speaking (though I’m not an expert in that field), ‘How Can I Say’ gives us an ‘I Wait’ vibe. Though the lyrics are completely different, both songs gave me an animé opening song feels. 

The song, ‘It Could Have Been’ was a sad one. I haven’t looked up its English translation yet but no doubt it’s a sad song.

It could have been like that of you stayed? Something like that… It makes me think of the nonexistent man in my nonexistent love life. All of us have our own version of heartaches at least.

I was never a fan of bands like FT Island or CNBlue, making this band the only special band in my heart. I love their music, their songs, their vocals, visuals, everything. Sometimes it makes you wonder who the main vocal is (AOTA or maybe Dowoon?) There no doubt I love DAY6, and if you ask me who bias is… *coughs Younghyun.

God. I felt like I betrayed the other four. I feel bad. See you next month boys!

BTS: You Never Walk Alone Era

If I were to categorize myself as an ARMY, I would be that type that appreciates their music more than their looks (Yoongi’s an exception though, jk 😂😂). When I heard the teaser of Spring Day, I eventually decided, without having second thoughts, that it has become my favorite song from Bangtan. I’m not a music enthusiast but the melody of the song captivated me. I was more interested with the song than the MV itself. I lack detective skills as a fan of BTS because I have no patience of watching their videos lots of times just to look for clues, so I let the fandom solve it instead, while I enjoy listening to their music.

Another anthem inspired song from BTS!! #MultipleShotsFired  🔫🔫🔫  This song was more than dope if you ask me. But I want to talk about the MV first… Where’s our Momma Jin Big Hit? Sometimes (?) they forget him, which saddens me. Still we have to support the boys.
No Not Today. Honestly, they should stop considering themselves as underdogs in the Korean industry anymore. They proved that a lot last year where they won multiple Daesangs from various Awarding Ceremonies. Keep soaring Bangtan. Never mind the haters.