March 11, 2012
Long time no post, eh? Not really, but I did say I would post more frequently and once a week was not what I had in mind. Since Saturdays and Sundays are my “rant” days I thought I would
briefly write about my new found love for Korean band CNBLUE.
Yes, I know they have been around for quite some time but I just recently (two weeks ago) fell in love with their music. Around two years ago when I was just becoming interested in k-pop, I ignored CNBLUE because they weren’t the “typical” kpop music artists I had been exposed too. I am ashamed to admit that I ignored them for such a stupid reason, but now I can proudly say that this reason is also why I now LOVE them.
I started watching last year’s popular drama “Heartstrings,” which stars CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa. (I am currently still in the middle of watching ep. 11 because I am that slow). Long story short, I had an “ohemgee” moment and automatically looked up Yong Hwa on google, and decided to give CNBLUE’s music another shot.
Now they have been the only Korean music artists I have been listening to lately (with the exception of T-ARA and Miss A). I don’t know if it’s because I got older or because my music taste just changed, but I really appreciate CNBLUE’s music. It’s fresh, different, and super catchy! I love how they sing in Japanese and English as well, and the fact that they compose their own songs makes me respect them as artists even more. I feel as though the recent k-pop releases haven’t been very unique; similar tunes and concepts are being recycled over and over again.
(Let’s all sing along to catchy lyrics such as ” oetoriya oetoriya ddaribiriddaradu“ and “Digi Digi Bob Bob to the sound”).
Last night, CNBLUE had a joint concert with FT Island at the Nokia Theater in LA. Imagine how depressed I was knowing they were having an amazing concert in the US, still too far away from me.
Click here if you’d like to check out some concert performances from last night; YONG-HWA!
Before I go for tonight I’d just like to add in that it was just announced that CNBLUE is having a comeback this month! I really believe this is perfect timing! I just so happened to become a huge fan right before they have a comeback. This is what you call fate&destiny.
Till next time (hopefully tomorrow!),
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