The “Nae Catches Up on Kpop” Project (Part 1)

The Nae Catches Up on Kpop Project 1

So unless you have been living under a rock, you’ll probably notice that I haven’t been posting at all about the current situation of Kpop for about a month now. There will be a couple series meant to catch me up on all the stuff regarding Kpop over the past few days so I’m all caught up.

That being said, I have to admit that Kpop hasn’t been all that inspiring as far as comebacks go. Other than a few different comebacks over the past month, there haven’t been too many releases that have totally caught my eye. Therefore, starting with the week where I stopped paying attention, I’ve decided to post one-to-three sentence responses to the songs. It’ll make it easy to get these posts out faster, but also it means I don’t have to drone on about songs that bored me.

Now let’s start where I left off: February 20th, 2017:

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Songs I Missed #9: Suzy, Kassy, SHINee, and more!

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Another week has come and gone, and that means another Songs I Missed. I know this is the second week I’ve come out with literally no full reviews, but my brain has been busy on other things. However, I have kept up with Kpop long enough that I can comment a thing or two on this past week’s releases.

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Ravi “Bomb(s)” His Own Debut in Every Possible Way

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In 2015, I was still in my slump with Kpop and therefore ended up ignoring a lot of new releases. One of them was “Beautiful Liar” by VIXX LR – a song I discovered about a year after its release. Composed by Ravi and a couple other people, I felt that I’d missed out on something awesome, and it was part of the reason I even started this blog in the first place. After all, it sucks when a good song comes out and you’re not in on it by the time of its release, but here we are in 2017 trying to change things.

The funny part was that late in 2016 Jellyfish Entertainment released teasers for a new project they’d be doing with the members. I waited in anticipation like just about everyone else, and then I found out that Ravi was going to be having a solo debut. It’s a strange choice, as I never pinned Ravi as a solo act. Sure, he has composing credits on “Beautiful Liar,” but most would agree he’s a terrible rapper. His voice sounds guttural and forced, and his flow goes from decent to virtually non-existent depending on the song. In fact, I felt that his best rap was in “Beautiful Liar” because he was forced to rap slower (and therefore bearable), and for the most part his stuff can be tolerable in VIXX because his breaks are so short they can’t get annoying.

So upon hearing the news of his solo debut, I thought to myself, “This could go one of two ways.” One: he could take some of the shit he used for “Beautiful Liar,” make his own spin on it, and produce something awesome. The other is this could turn into one of the worst things produced this year.

Unfortunately, it was the latter.

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