We here at Officially KMusic thought that a weekly video recap would be a good way to remind you of a few of the comebacks and new releases that occurred. We picked the 8 that stood out the most to us and here they are in no particular order:
HyunA – “Red”
To quote the lady herself “HyunA is back’! HyunA and 4Minute fans were reward for their patience with the release of “Red” off of HyunA’s 3rd mini album “A Talk”. This is a perfect summer song, it is upbeat and easy to dance to. Plus it’s based on a Korean children’s song. So see, a great song and culture all in one song! Thanks HyunA! Read our original review here!
BESTie – “Hot Baby”
BESTie is a four member female rookie group that wants to be sure they’re remembered in this competitive summer release season. They released the single “Hot Baby” from their first mini album of the same name. We reviewed it when it was released, you can read that here. The song has happy feeling and that showcases the pretty voices of the girls. The music video shows the ladies enjoying the great outdoors. Let’s go on a picnic with BESTie in the music video below.
JYJ -“Back Seat”
As you can tell from our reveiw, we here at Officially Kmusic were looking forward to the return of JYJ and the release of “Back Seat” off their 3rd studio album, “Just Us.” I can’t lie, I had my own little fan girl moment with this release. As most JYJ fans know, this is the last album we will get from JYJ until after Jaejoong and Yoochun have completed their military service. There is still no official word on whether or not Junsu will be doing his service now but there is a lot of fan speculation that he will. This song with its perfect vocals, is a great song to tide us fans over until they return. The song has a R&B sound and the choreography matches it perfectly. Are you ready to be pulled into the back seat by JYJ?
LC9 – “East of Eden”
Rookie group LC9 with the remaining active 4 members have returned with their single “East of Eden”. Read our early review for one of my co-worker’s thoughts on this video as well. My honest first reaction to this music video was WOW! I think what I enjoyed most about this music video is the simplicity of it. The boys are dressed in suits, sit and sing to you. I think it allows you to enjoy the song more than if there was high production music video . Their vocals were amazing as well, especially for a group that has already gone through a line up change. I hope we hear more from them in the future.
HIGH4 with Lim Kim – “A little Close”
As we previously reported, rookie group HIGH4 released their second single “A little Close” featuring the lovely and talented Lim Kim. They boys say “I just want to get a little close” to Lim Kim in this funny music video. Watching the boys fan boy over Lim Kim is incredibly funny and well worth it. The vocals are also great, with the boys of HIGH4’s voices blending smoothly together and complimenting Lim Kim at the same time. This is the second time HIGH4 have featured a lovely lady in one of their songs. Their first single featured IU and was called, “Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms.”
HA:TFELT – “Ain’t Nobody“
HA:TFELT also known as Yenny from Wonder Girls makes an emotional and powerful debut in this single from her first mini album Me? This music video cements Yenny’s talents as she wrote, produced, and preformed this song. In my opinion this music video this is as close to perfect as you can get; the music, vocals and the dance come together to tell a heartbreaking and emotional story. Check out what another writer had to say about it as well. Grab your tissues and your feels and prepare to be impressed as you watch the video below. Don’t forget to keep watching for our review of the album which is coming soon.
Red Velvet – “Happiness”
The SM Entertainment rookie group Red Velvet has been marred with controversy even before the release of their single “Happiness”. They’ve struggled with more than a lot of established bands have had to deal with including an issue with their name due to a popular indie band having the same name, some people having an issue with the timing of the group’s debut because of the sudden end to promotions by their label mates f(x), and the more recent issue of the use of images from Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the 9/11 attacks on New York City within the music video. The song itself is about finding your own happiness in your everyday life and is upbeat and catchy. We here at Officially KMusic are hoping they can overcome these issues and be successful since none of this is directly their responsibility and they obviously are quite talented and have trained very hard for their debut.
4L (Four Ladies) – “Move”
The first digital release for 4L called “Move” has certainly made an impression! Their debut video is certainly 19+ so watch it with that in mind. The music video feels like as much of a vampy burlesque show shoved into a four minute and six second music video as would fit. The ladies display a large amount confidence not often seen in female rookie groups, but I think this does fit with the overall theme of the music video. Vocally, the ladies have good voices that not only blend well together, they suit the tango-inspired sound of the rest of the song. If you’re not comfortable with a music video with this rating, there’s also an audio only link below the video. The song is very good and shouldn’t be missed just because the concept is risky.
Have you seen all the music videos? What do you think? Which ones are your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to Officially KMusic for more music related news and weekly recaps of all the things you might have missed!
Sources: 4Minute Official YouTube, 1theK Official YouTube, CJESJYJ Official YouTube, CJENMMUSIC Official YouTube , JYP Entertainment Official YouTube , Four Ladies Official YouTube , SM Entertainment Official YouTube
Edited by: KareBare
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