Friday, October 7, 2016

Playlist 14. Sugar Rush

Theme: Sweet
Songs with a [♥] are my preference/a personal favorite

Songs about sugar, spice and everything nice.

1. As One - Candy ball
As One is a four member girl group from Hong Kong. You may know one of the members, Shin, from the TV show Produce 101. The original version of 'Candy Ball' is in Cantonese, but As One made their K-pop debut with a Korean version of the song. I love the colorful music video and pop-ish tune which reminds me of 'Glass Bead' by Gfriend.
Review: Song - 3/5 MV - 4/5

2. Orange Caramel - Cookies, Cream & Mint
I always thought Orange Caramel was the perfect group for listeners with a sweet tooth. They have a 'candy culture' concept and even their name sounds like a taffy flavor! This song is from their first Japanese album and the lyrics are like an ice cream menu. "Chocolate chip, Mocha Fudge, Cake Cream and Mint, Vanilla Strawberry".
Review: Song - 2/5 MV - 3/5

3. Fiestar - Apple Pie
Fiestar has femininity, charm and cuteness all baked in their latest single "Apple Pie". Much different from their serious music, 'Apple Pie' is a fun synth-pop track. The music video has a Snow White theme. And rightly so, because...apples!
Review: Song - 3/5 MV - 2.5/5

4. NC.A - Vanilla Shake
I like this song. But, there are some elements that don't quite belong. For example, the dance. I think the dance should be cuter, because NC.A looks like a little girl! A little less 'Girl's Day' and more 'Apink' would make this music video better, in my opinion.
Review: Song - 2.5/5 MV - 2/5

5. Gemma - Sugar Rush
Taiwanese celebrity Gemma (aka Gui Gui) signed with CJE&M for her K-pop debut! So, she has a Korean version of Sugar Rush on her mini-album. In the music video nurse, Gemma gives her patients doses of sugary candy. Sweet.
Review: Song - 3/5 MV - 4/5

6. NCT Dream - Chewing Gum
NCT Dream is the third NCT sub-unit and its members are 14 to 17 years old. Not my cup of tea, but the members sure are adorable. The school concept has never been more suitable and the kids-with-candy theme is appropriate. There's also a Chinese version.
Review: Song - 2/5 MV - 2/5

7. Danni - Soda
This singer is from the four-member hip-hop group UV Girls. They debuted in 2014 with a mini album, but haven't released anything since. Danni is the first to have a solo release. 'Soda' has a K-pop style and can be compared to Hyuna during her early days.
Review: Song - 2/5 MV - 2/5

8. F(x) - Ice Cream
Like many f(x) songs, 'Ice Cream' is an acquired taste. Their quirky style is not for everyone, but it's just my flavor! The song compares first love to vanilla ice cream. "I found you, I found love I melt whenever I’m in front of you".
Review: Song - 4/5 

9. Orange Caramel - Milkshake
Off of the group's mini-album 'Lipstick', this track could've been a title track too. It has a fast melody and catchy hook. All this talk of Orange Caramel makes me really want them to have a comeback!
Review: Song - 3/5 

10. Laboum - Sugar Sugar
Laboum embrace sisterhood and friendship with a slumber-party. The girls are talking about a sweet boy that they really like even though he's not Kim Soo Hyun or Lee Min Ho. I like the fun innocence that Laboum show as they crush on a boy.
Review: Song - 2.5/5 MV - 4/5

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