I don’t follow kpop much any longer, which is why I tend to miss comebacks for even the groups I actully DO like. 🙂 Well, this week was the start of promotions for two of my faves, B.A.P and BTOB. I love both of the title tracks, as different as they are… though oddly enough both have “betrayal” as the theme of their MVs.^^
BTOB are perhaps better known for their strong vocals and lovely ballads but the boys do know their way around a choreo too. I’ll be your man (기도) is such a beautifully haunting song, which also showcases their vocal talent. Rapping is perfectly on point as well.
I’ve been ‘stanning’ B.A.P since the very beginning and have never been disappointed with what they have to offer. Lot of people seem to prefer the hard hitting style they debuted with but I rather love how they’ve always been able and willing to try very different genres and styles. They lost quite a fiew fans during the almost 2 year hiatus due to the leagal dispute with their agency but I think that the time actually did a lot of good for them in regards of developing as artists. Besides giving them time to get some well earned rest. All of them have improved quite a bit since their debut but Jongup especially has really stepped out of his comfort zone and started to shine with remarkably stady vocals and more lines in the recent songs. With Yongguk temporarily out of the picture because of his panic disorder, it’s also Himchan who’s upped his game this promotion round. He’s looking pretty darned good and confident as the de facto leader. I’ve also noticed that both Uppie and Youngjae are now taking on some of the vocal heavy lifting which gives Dae’s overused vocal chords a bit of a rest.
The MV for SKYDIVE is a tad too bloody for my taste but it does look very cinematic. I prefer their music show perfs though. 🙂 It’s sweet how they always leave an empty spot for Leader Bang at the end of the perf, he is missed a lot.
They are also promoting another song, I Guess I Need You from the album Noir. It’s probably my favourite.
And here’s Jongup’s solo 지금 (Now), which he helped to compose and write lyrics for.