Music + Concerts

Hard to Love, How to Love

HLHL

100% certainty that this post was going to happen. All I can spare is a friendly warning to find something to hold onto because the metaphorical depth of my emotional attachment to Beast is the Mariana Trench and I’m sure there’s enough crying and heavy feelings in this post to drown the entirety of the internet. Possible hyperbole, but also probably not. Read More

EXO THE FIRST YEAR

XOXO

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~Baby, don’t cryyyyy toniiiiight~ THIS SONG IS EVERYTHING. I can’t believe it took SME a year to let EXO release it, because it’s so good. so heartbreaking. The harmonies! The rap! It’s perfection and pretty much everything that I want a pop ballad to be. The vocals are devastating enough to my well-being, but it turns out that the lyrics are based on the original version of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen and I. Am. Done. ACTUAL SOUNDS OF DISTRESS. I was already extra excited for the prep-school album concept and now there’s a possibility that all the songs on XOXO are inspired by folktales or childhood stories?! Someone loves me 8)

Clearly, I am really! enjoying! this album. It’s all I’ve been listening to since it leaked was released leaked. It’s got a lot of solid tracks on it and it’s a great way for EXO to come back from their year-long hiatus. Wolf is questionable, but if you can get past how ridiculous it is to listen to the rest of the album, it definitely won’t disappoint. I look forward to them promoting some of the other songs on XOXO, namely Don’t Go, Heart Attack and Baby. I love both versions of the album, but the Korean version is definitely getting more plays on my iPod. The vocals work a little better and Chanyeol singing is the most wonderful surprise I have ever been given?? Breakout star of the album ♡ AND OF MY HEART 두근두근 ♡. I’m really glad EXO finally gets to promote as 12 :’)

On a related note, MBLAQ’s new album sounds great! Didn’t expect less from the likes of Primary, Zion. T, and Simon D, but the new album’s got some seriously neat and unexpected JT vibes. Also BEAST COMEBACK IN LESS THAN A MONTH??? Countdown to the start of my emotional rollercoaster. WILL I SURVIVE THIS SUMMER? (spoiler alert: I DONT)

PS: Upcoming posts: a lovely date with Liz, V and C, new beauty purchases, TVB drama ranting and finally finally getting around to sorting through my California photos. I’m making an attempt to write shorter posts and more frequently so please look forward to it!

Don’t speak so easily of love

Lee Hayi - Rose

♥ LEE HAYI ♥ She is absolutely the loveliest and I adooooore her. I can’t say I’m madly in love with the album or any of the singles, but I’m head over heels (hi heels?! HAAAAAA) for her styling and all of her concepts so far. I wish Rose had more OOMPH to it because the snippet in the teaser was incredible, but the full song is rather anticlimactic. I kept waiting for a huge chorus or bridge to blow me away, but it never happened so that was a bit of a letdown. Rose is hands down a much better title track than It’s Over though and I was ready to celebrate the revival of Teddy’s ability to product music, but I have a feeling the dance beat was his idea so I’m witholding the excitement. I really want to hear the song over an orchestral background. Read More