2NE1 just released “Ugly” today and after reading the translation literally I must admit I was disappointed. I am a very literal person I don’t like to dig around and run in circles for things that I feel should be obvious. After stepping back and going “maybe it’s not meant to be taken literally,” my respect for 2NE1 sky rocketed.
After sitting back and watching the music video and understanding the lyrics I felt like I had water splashed in my face. How many girls have sat back and went “I think I’m ugly,” or “just like her I want to be pretty,” and “no body wants to love me”? On my main tumblr blog I follow a “reason to lose weight” blog and someone submitted a reason that said “so I can find love.” (reasonstoshed.tumblr.com) I, just yesterday again at my main tumblr, made a post about the double standards in international Kpop fandom sparked by Siwon’s teaser photo. It’s conflicting and difficult to be a girl sometimes and so much is based around our appearance and our own self-confidence.
This song hits on so many feelings that girls do have and 2NE1 was the prefect group to release it. 2NE1 is easily the “ugly” girls of Kpop, with their boyish/tough image, they just don’t quite fit in with the SNSD/A-Pink/T-ara etc world of girl groups.
I think I’m ugly and nobody wants to love me
Just like her I wanna be pretty
Don’t lie to my face cause I know I’m ugly
I’m just…flabbergasted to be honest. For many girls this song hits home, hard. Even I am going “I’m guilty of thinking of all the things said in the chorus.”
Oh my gosh, this song is a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I am going to make no secret of the fact I’m not exactly a JY ENT fan. I tried and I failed, however, Jia and orange hair, along with this song, may make me a Say A very, very soon.
Miss A -Goodbye Baby
This song is so addictive! So I decided I want to pick apart some Korean from their interview with Naver.
Sorry I can’t provide more for some of this. I found bits of it confusing, so I linked dictionary articles.
Remember: Everything is being moved to my Wordpress site since Tumblr is having issues staying up. My Wordpress site is located here: http://korea.china-rouge.net I am trying to wean myself off of Tumblr so for a while there will be cross posts but there will come a time where I just post links.
This tumblr won’t ever close, though. I like it too much but there will come a time where all the bulky articles are at the wordpress and this just used for light, fun things.
Before I duck and hide from the rocks that I am sure will be thrown at me for saying to avoid anything W&Whale…please at least read my review. Do know that I’m not saying the band is bad…I’m saying this particular piece of work by them is avoid-worthy.
Music You Might Have Missed: Rumble Fish - I love you, I love you
Have you ever had the feeling of regret after listening to something for the first time and it’s like “why didn’t I get into this band sooner?” This is that song. I’ve heard of Rumble Fish but I never checked them out and this was my first time listening to anything by them…or should I say her. Rumble Fish used to be an actual band-band but all of the other members left and now Choi Jinyi is solo but using the name.
About the Song: Another ballad…I didn’t choose it because it was a ballad, promise! It’s just that all the bands that catch my attention are releasing ballads right now, I guess. I’ve been going to Ihoneydew and looking at bands and picking the one that catches my eye. That said it’s a love ballad. It says things like “I love you, I’m sorry, I was a fool please come back.” Her voice is very pretty, as mentioned previously, I am full of a sense of “it took me this long to listen to her?” I am pleased with this song. It’s actually simple enough that on first listen it’s possible to sing along with parts of it. (Mostly the I love you, I love you but still….) If I were to rate it I’d give it a 4 out of 5. The beginning isn’t the most interesting and I almost skipped the song because of it. The build to the chorus is what kept me listening after not being impressed with the beginning.
Looking at the lyrics, not an overly complicated song. I will do a vocab lesson on it soon. If Tumblr doesn’t eat my post. My really long Hyuna Bubble Pop mini-album review was obliterated.
I have made it a personal mission to listen to artists that aren’t as well known as the obvious idols. Welcome to a new section titled “Music You Might Have Missed”. Hopefully, everyone’s knowledge of the Kpop scene will grow.
Korean Title: 바로 너야 (Feat. 로라)
Translation: It’s You (Feat. Lora)
Side Note: Google translate puts it as “You’re the One” but when I read it I instantly read it at “It’s You” and I find Korean sources that put “It’s You” as the English title.
Release Date: July 8, 2011
Song Is Like: It’s a poppy love ballad. Very pretty soothing voices. Auto-tune weary Kpop fans need not fear. No auto-tune just singing.
Hello everyone! I’ve been off enjoying summer, and you? I hope things are going well!
Side note: I had a really long post full of all my favorite songs for the summer originally but when I hit the enter button it deleted the whole post! I’m kind of angry needless to say. I’ll remake the post but do know that this was originally that post.