The final couple of weeks has seen some extremely anticipated comebacks…Astro, Huta’s (BtoB) solo album, ATEEZ, Roh Taehyung’s (HOTSHOT) solo, Bang’s solo, and Seventeen amongst them. And let me inform you, I’ve been pleased with all of it. I imply, not each single tune on all the releases has floated my boat, however the common variety of superior to eh has been fairly above par. That’s superb. That’s not frequent. I don’t know if my tastes have modified so considerably that even the chaff sounds good or if everybody has simply upped their sport to the purpose the place I’m always happy if not blown away.
As people studying a Korean leisure weblog, I’m prepared to wager that you simply had been simply as excited for a few of these teams as I used to be. I imply, there’s little or no probability that you simply haven’t seen the Dwelling MV but or that you simply weren’t fawning over ATEEZ’s bandit outfits. That group is critically the subsequent large factor. I offer you my phrase. I’ve been obsessive about them for a very long time and totally invested since earlier than debut. I believe they’ve acquired one thing particular and the Kpop world is taking discover.
However these weren’t the releases that made that hole house in my chest ache in anticipation.
You may bear in mind final yr after I very clearly declared that I wish to be IMFACT’s tune NANANA after I develop up. I fully perceive that the probability of my really rising up is fairly slim and the probabilities of maturing into that tune are even smaller, however an individual can dream. We’re at all times telling women that they are often no matter they need…that ought to maintain true for me too. And I wish to be that tune.
After releasing six million covers and unimaginable to purchase solos over the course of the previous few months, IMFACT got here again final week with a single to have a good time their third anniversary and it’s a peach. The one has two older songs The Gentle (I like that tune) and NANANA alongside two new little diddies. The title monitor is Solely U, an EDM quantity working arduous to interchange its predecessor in my coronary heart (it gained’t, however it’s making an attempt). The tune does an excellent job of highlighting the vocal line in addition to the rappers and their distinctive voices and types. I imply, Ungjae and Jian are about as totally different as two idol rappers could be and but, the mixture of their types on this tune and on this group, basically, has at all times been a delight.
The MV is attractive. Within the phrases of KpopontheDL, ‘I wish to be haunted.’ The group members are ghosts? reminiscences? All caring for a lonely younger lady clearly simply placing in all of her effort to get by the day. Properly, that and make pasta from scratch…that’s simply formidable. They enjoyment of ensuring issues work out for her. I may use these ghosts in my day-to-day. The opposite factor that makes me smile to no finish is that on the finish SHE CAN SEE THEM or she remembers a time after they had been actually there. I’m not totally certain. However they’re collectively and they’re feasting and laughing and loving. And I wish to be there. I wish to be their U. Properly, I wish to be one of many U’s. I imply, if I had been the one U, the group couldn’t survive. They want plenty of U’s to purchase their stuff to allow them to keep collectively and thrive. However not too many U’s. I don’t wish to share with EVERYONE.
And by U, I clearly imply IF. IF’s are their fandom and I’m a devoted IF.
Plus, Ungjae has a nostril ring and Sang has an eyebrow ring now and my complete physique vibrates with how good that’s.
Solely U, IMFACT
Bonus dance apply video as a result of it’s the one approach I’ll be capable of cease myself from additionally posting ALL OF THE STAGES. I’ll save these for Friday nights with the Colorado NerdHerders. They’ll find it irresistible. As a result of I’ll make popcorn after.
Solely U, IMFACT (Dance Follow)