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Hyorin’s “Lonely” MV Review: Yay or Nay?

Hyorin's "Lonely" MV Review: Yay or Nay?

SISTAR’s vocal queen, Hyorin has released the single and music video to her solo debut entitled “Lonely.” The single and her solo career has been highly anticipated because of the singer’s popularity and voice. Did she live up to the buzz? Let’s take a look! Hyorin is a young gem. She was born in 1991 with a voice from the heavens. Dubbed the “Korean Beyonce” Hyorin is one of the few artists in K-pop who have it all- lungs, body and stage presence all rolled into one. She’s got what I like to call the “IT” factor and nothing you say can fight that argument. She’s just a really good singer and a sexy dancer, making her one of the most talented in the business. I am obsessed with the song! It’s not the pow wow single I thought she was going to break out with but it’s sexy, sensual, beautiful, and pretty enough to get it on the charts. I was expecting something like “Lonely” and I’m glad she gave it to us! As for the music video, it’s cute. It’s a bunch of shots in different places where she’s frolicking, smiling, throwing pillows around in different swagged out

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K-Pop Crossover [VIDEO]: Nylon Pink Covers BoA’s Every Heart In New Video; Inuyasha Anime Hit Gets Hard Rock Treatment

K-Pop Crossover [VIDEO]: Nylon Pink Covers BoA’s Every Heart In New Video; Inuyasha Anime Hit Gets Hard Rock Treatment

Nylon Pink, who have been described as “the only all-Asian American female band in the United States” just put out a hard rocking cover of Kpop star BoA’s ballad “Every Heart.” Nylon Pink tears through the song, which closes every episode of the hit anime Inuyasha. “Every Heart: Minna no Kimochi” was BoA’s fifth single. It was featured as the fourth ending theme song on the hit anime, “Inuyasha.” Nylon Pink’s version opens with the heavy bass riff of Katt Lee before the band kicks in. Jamie Scoles’ drums are so heavy on this song they could be a lead instrument, driving the song to an propulsive explosion of melodic beauty. Kaila Yu, the lead singer of Nylon Pink, takes a very pretty melody and makes it hard pop magic. The original BoA version was cut in Korean and later released in Japanese on her debut Japanese album “Listen to My Heart.” Nylon Pink drives the song home for American audiences with English lyrics. Kiki Wongo’s lead guitar blasts it into overdrive. Nylon Pink is a Hollywood band formed in 2008 by by Kaila Yu and Katt Lee. Nylon Pink fuses pop, punk and rock for a sound that’s been

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Crayon Pop Ditches The Christmas Tree To Look Like Christmas Gifts For ‘Lonely Christmas’

Crayon Pop Ditches The Christmas Tree To Look Like Christmas Gifts For 'Lonely Christmas'

In the teaser for the Lonely Christmas  video, Crayon Pop  is just as adorable as they were for Bar Bar Bar . Amidst fashion plagiarism allegations, Crayon Pop goes for an alternate look to the Christmas tree concept. As opposed to the all-over tree look featured on the album cover teaser, the group adorns red shirts with gold ribbon, green skirts which resemble the types of skirts placed underneath a Christmas tree, chunky brown high tops, and their signature helmets that are topped off with stars. The treatment for the video evokes classic films like White Christmas ,is very vintage with simplified sets, and features the Crayon Pop name in a retro font. The teaser also features elements of a new dance, which combines the knee movement from Bar Bar Bar . The song itself also utilizes many of the cheerleader call and response elements which were present in Bar Bar Bar , but with more frequency. While most Holiday songs strive to evoke the chilly images of snow, Lonely Christmas  captures the excitement which often combines with isolation, that is experienced at Christmas. While the Christmas tree concept sparked controversy, it also opened the dialog as to whether or

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VIXX Releases A Clean Version Of ‘Voodoo Doll’ To Counteract The 19 Plus Release

VIXX Releases A Clean Version Of 'Voodoo Doll' To Counteract The 19 Plus Release

Jellyfish Entertainment’s VIXX released an alternate music video for the single VOODOO DOLL , in time for full album launch. The previous video for VOODOO DOLL was filled with fetishistic images of body mutilation, inflicted by the female antihero, which was intended to mirror the pain one could experience at the hands of a voodoo doll. The first video received a 19 plus rating and sparked controversy for its images which were more consistent with Korean horror film tropes than with K-Pop. In contrast, the clean video allows viewers to focus more on the choreography and music rather than the concept behind the song. The choreography for the VOODOO DOLL single also had to be adjusted for music chart shows, with the symbolism of the voodoo doll’s heart being pieced by a skull-embezzled cane, removed. The concept for the first video and choreography contained heavy Gothic elements, making them more like what is seen by artists such as Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, or within the Japanese Gothic genres. While the artistic integrity behind the original concept was solid, the consideration of the youth audience is what most likely created this additional video. As a male group, VIXX appeals to

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Seo In Young, “‘Let’s Break Up’… The Song I Wanted the Moment I Heard It”

Seo In Young

Seo In Young revealed her excitement about her comeback. Yesterday, Seo In Young posted on her Twitter, “Let’s break up… The song I wanted as soon as she heard it. Releasing on the 15th. Please be excited” along with a behind cut from the music video of her new song “Let’s Break Up.” Seo In Young had also revealed a teaser video of herself in the nature, revealing that she wants to compete with vocal skills this time. Internet users who saw the video commented, “I have a feeling I’m really going to like it,” “Complete transformation from song to image,” and “I’m excited for the new song.” Seo In Young’s new song “Let’s Break Up” will be released on the 15th. Photo Credit: Seo In Young Twitter

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