New Korean Music Videos: 17 May 2013

Notable comebacks this week are: Shinhwa, Swings, and Seo In Young.
Debuts include boy group, ATTACK, Z.HERA, and Peernine.

  • Swings – Would You?
  • Wonder Boyz  - Tarzan
  • Akdong Musician  - I Love You
  • LOCO – Take Care
  • Okdal - I’m Fine
  • ATTACK – Hello Hello
  • Kang Kyun Sung – Just Look At The Sky
  • Zia and Hanbyul – With Coffee
  • Siwa - 마시의 노래
  • Peernine – Wake Up
  • Z.HERA – Peacock
  • Jinwoon & Star Love Fish – Words I Couldn’t Say
  • Shinhwa – This Love
  • Seo In Young – Let’s Break Up
  • H.J.g.R (H.O.T, Sechskies, g.o.d, NRG) – You Can Do It
  • Siwa - 인사
  • Hwaji – 젊은데

Swings – Would You? ft. Seo In Guk ↓↓↓
Category: Hip Hop

Wow, Swings and Seo In Guk make a good vocal combination.  In the video, they try to get the attention of NS Yoon-G. The heavy lighting gives it a kind of rich ambiance.

Wonder Boyz – Tarzan ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop

Oh I like this. Though the chorus is pretty repetitive, it is a catchy song. I also really like what they did with the MV; having the guys portrayed as different people on movie cases and magazines. On the other hand, the way that guy kept spying on that girl was pretty creepy! I get that he was a shut-in, but still….

Akdong Musician – I Love You ↓↓↓
Category: Acoustic Kpop

Wow! What a cute song and MV! Their voices are so pure and the MV made me want to giggle.
FYI: Akdong Musician is a sibling duo. The sister is a fan of Lee Hyun Woo, so that should explain the MV, hehe.

LOCO – Take Care ft. Narae ↓↓↓
Category: Hip Hop

Creative and interesting MV!

Okdal – I’m Fine↓↓↓
Category: Indie

Bouncy and happy.

ATTACK – Hello Hello ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop

Good-looking guys, nice song, but doesn’t exactly stand out that much. Still, they aren’t bad and I think they have a chance if they get that perfect song. I did like this one, but at the same time, it felt like a mix of a few songs that have already been made. Not that any specific ones come to mind, but it’s just a feeling of nothing new.

Kang Kyun Sung – Just Look At The Sky ↓↓↓
Category: Ballad

Relaxing. He has a lovely voice that reminds me of a dreamy summer day.
The lyrics are about pursuing the memories of someone you miss.

Zia and Hanbyul – With Coffee ↓↓↓
Category: Acoustic Kpop

Well. Where to start? Listening to the song alone, it really feels unbalanced. When Zia sings, we can hardly hear Hanbyul at all, and it seems like she sings more than he does. However, he does have some solo lines in the song where she doesn’t sing at all, so maybe it it really is fair. She does sing louder, though, there’s no denying that.
The MV felt kind of awkward too.  Zia seemed really serious and Hanbyul was trying to hard with the acting. I like Zia. I like Hanbyul. But I don’t think I like them in a collaboration.
Haha… I feel like I’m being too hard on this, but I’m a big fan of LEDApple and I want Hanbyul to be successful.

Siwa – 마시의 노래 ↓↓↓
Category: Acoustic Indie

I love the accordion! This is such a nice song to relax to.
Peernine – Wake Up ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop

Cute group without overdoing the aegyo. There is something likable about them, but I can’t put my finger on it.

Z.HERA – Peacock ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop

Unique sound, hmmm. Her voice stands out and the song sounds different enough to be memorable. Part of me thinks her voice could use some polishing, but another part thinks it has charm as it is… it reminds me of early Kpop girl groups. Her voice has that 90′s/00′s vibe. I think I like her, haha.
FYI: She has an English version of this song as well.

Jinwoon & Star Love Fish – Words I Couldn’t Say ↓↓↓
Category: Ballad

So pretty, relaxing, but kind of sad. Their voices work so well together.
FYI: The words he couldn’t say are “come back to me.”

Shinhwa – This Love ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop

Listen to that beat! I have mixed feelings about the vogue dancing, haha. Don’t get me wrong, they look hot doing it, but the vogue dance is a part of the LGBT community so it’s impossible not to be reminded of that while viewing it. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it’s not often that you see straight guys dancing like that, (assuming they’re all straight, but what are the chances that none of them are?).
Anyway… I’m glad to see Shinhwa back and the song’s not bad, (though, on this album, I prefer “Geurae” and “A Guy You Know” more).

Seo In Young – Let’s Break Up ↓↓↓
Category: Ballad

I just love Seo In Young’s voice, (well, the one live I saw of her was a disaster, but her studio stuff is always great). This is a pretty ballad and the MV has a kind of old fashioned charm.
I Want You Back” is also another good one from this album.

H.J.g.R (H.O.T, Sechskies, g.o.d, NRG) – You Can Do It (May I Love You) ↓↓↓
Category: Kpop

Tony An (H.O.T), Moon Hee Jun (H.O.T), Eun Ji Won (Sechskies), Danny Ahn (g.o.d), and  Chun Myung Hoon (NRG).
Haha, I was pretty amused by this MV. They even got the excessive “bright face” right, which was so common in Kpop back in the 90′s! This is a pretty good parody made for old school Kpop fans!

Siwa – 인사 ↓↓↓
Category: Acoustic Indie

Real and lovely sound. It’s soothing.

Hwaji – 젊은데 ↓↓↓
Category: Hip Hop

What’s the word for this… surreal? It has a weird dream-like sound.

 

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9 thoughts on “New Korean Music Videos: 17 May 2013

  1. From the list i saw…
    Swing ft Seo In Guk and I just love the song and the MV. It’s not the first time Swing and SIG collaborated and they always make something wondeful and the MV is cute and funny ( Let’s not talk about the fact SIG is smoking hot…)
    Akdong Musician, I didn’t fellow them during Kpop Star ( or whatever the talent show the are coming from) but I’m gonna dig for sure what they release so far. They are adorable and talented and they bring some refreshing sound to the kpop world.
    SHINHWA hahahahaha saw it the minute in was release gonna review the MV and album later. I like the song, nit as much as I like Venus, but it’s on interesting song as for the MV itself, wasn’t sure about the whole voguing thing but…it’s SHINHWA they know what they are doing XD and they are probably the only group who can do that without looking to much wierd.
    H.J.g.R, the first time I was in the my YT updated I didn’t paid attention to much to it, beside the fact that Moon HeeJun and Tony was appearing in the thumbnail, I didn’t knew what was it, but I finally watch it and I glad cause it was quite funny. I really like the scene where MHJ put Ketchup on Tony’s face and pass on french fried on it after…
    I hear Woders Boyz Tarzan on music program, but didn’t watch the MV yet, I like the song even if I think there is some rap part that could have been remove…

    • Ooo thanks for the big comment! I like hearing what other people think about the videos as well! XD

      Yes, SIG is so hot, haha XD
      And I didn’t really know much about Akdong Musician until now, but I’m a sucker for siblings, plus their music is good, so I think I’m going to become their fan :D

      • Was sharing my though ^_^

        SIG Hot??? I really don’t know what you are talking about…I was just drooling each time that I saw him in Reply 1997 XD

        Me neither, the only think I knew was they were the winner of Kpop Star 2 besides that, i never really care to look who they were…I really need to dig their work now

      • I know…not super enthusiasm about it. They gonna have comeback once every two or three yrs…that if YG doesn’t decide to troll us. I would have rather see them in a smaller agency like Yedang or Jelly even Liveworks would have beet great for them or LOEN…maybe Woollim too. In fact all the agency except the big 3, Cube and TS

      • Haha yeah, I agree!… but don’t they have to go to one of the big 3 if they win? >.<

        People were saying they wanted them to go to JYP, but I don't think they'd be able to use their own songs if they do lol I guess YG is the best choice out of the big 3 for real musicians.

      • Do they? I seriously doesn’t know about it. I know SuperStar K they don’t have too. SIG sign with Jellyfish ent ( what a weird name for an agency) and Huk Gak sign with A Cube… Anyway a Cube sub division…
        YG give more liberty to their artist, the only thing is that I hope that Papa YG will not troll with their comeback…

      • Really?? Then I wish they signed with something else too!
        YG always trolls XD I don’t think they fit the YG style, but I guess it’s what they wanted. It’s going to be interesting to see how he markets them!

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