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Bilasa – Baby I’m Sorry: Kpop Music Mondays

April 3, 2012

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We got the better!

Now, this song sounds a lot different than Ok and Beautiful Target. Really different. While those two songs were fun and lighthearte, this song is a lot more serious. It’s a big change to their sound: it’s a lot more mature, and definitely gives the feel of the band growing up, which we appreciate.

But, on the same hand, we feel like Bilasa has lost some of the things that we loved about them. Sure, we made fun of Joom Joom My Heart Like a Locket almost incessantly, but holy crap was that song ever fun. It was so ridiculous that you can’t help but remember it and laugh both with it and at it. That was special, you know? Now, this song and vibe are both so different. We miss Bilasa’s absurdity. That’s what really made them stand out for us, and now that it’s gone we have a song and video that we’re trying to take more seriously than before.

And, looking at it seriously, it’s reallllllly hard for us to get over how horrendous the English is in this song. Really, really terrible terrible unforgivably bad English. It’s marginally passable, as it was in Beautiful Target (Joom Joom my heart like a locket), because it was silly, so you can laugh at it being cute. But this is just…mash your face on the keyboard awful, and there’s no silliness to save it for us. Just not sure how a song called “Baby I’m Sorry” – which, to us, sounds like the words of an apology – could have a Dancing Party Time breakdown in it. WTF, YO?!?!

Moving on: we’ve talked about this in previous Music Mondays, and I want to talk about it here again: why is it that Boy Bands all crush on one girl? Seriously now: why? Is anybody else distracted? When I see that girl with each member I can’t help but think “wow. She’s a mega bitch” and totally forget about why I’m watching the video. Why…why can’t you get more girls on set? One for every guy? I once thought that maybe it’s too expensive to hire a whole bunch of different girls, but that’s ridiculous. This is Bilasa: Conquerer of Kitties and Devourer of Teenaged Girls hearts. They don’t pay for girls to get on set. They command them, give Galactic orders and it’s done. How many of you would love to be that girl in that video? You’d do it for free. Hell, you’d even pay for it! Bilasa can, in fact, not lose money, but GET money by having more girls on set. And all of you would be infinitely better actors than that girl, clearly looks like she doesn’t even wants to be there. Come on! This is a win-win situation!

Anyhow, that’s it for this week. If you’re a fan of B1A4 and want to get the album, you can do so by clicking the link here:

B1A4 Vol. 1 - Ignition

Otherwise, I’m sure a lot of you are here to find out who won last week’s SHINee Sherlock album contest. We announce the winners in the Bloopers! Check them out here!

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  1. When Simon’s “Dorito” picture came up my sister said he was cool ranch only.^^

    4 years ago
  2. I can only listen to this song live… ’cause the auto-tune in the mv is too overwhelming for me… I don’t really understand why did they had to over-use it, I mean, I’ve heard them live and they sound amazing… why the autotune in almost the entire song?
    And then.. well.. the english.. I didn’t even try to understand it.. I just gave him credit for trying, and then I imagined myself trying to write a korean song O.o .. so.. lovely english!
    Anyway.. I ended up getting this song stuck in my head at the most random moments… so I like it now.. Or may be the conquerors of kitties just got my little kittie heart MEOW! (save me!)

    4 years ago
  3. I kinda missed Baro getting punched in the face in the bloopers at the end. Aw, darn, I thought that was gunna be a thing. :p

    Anyone else bothered by the groceries in different handle bags? Is there such a thing as a grocery mall??

    4 years ago
  4. Yay! More exposure for the puppies, even bewilderedly exasperated exposure. I’ll take it. XD

    Yep, the English is atrocious. I’ve come to the point where I embrace it as a point of charm rather than taking it seriously. :P Also, I feel like they get kind of a pass on this one because it was entirely written and composed by Jinyoung…who should really know better than to reach his arm beyond his sleeve, as the French put it, but still! I think something like more than half of the songs on this album were made by the members, and they contributed creatively in some way to all of them. I read an interview where they said they wanted an image as developing/growing young men for this album, but people said they jumped right into grown-ups, which disappointed them and I guess is a bit of the fun-factor you guys are talking about. 

    I love Bilasa, but I definitely think their videos work better for people who are already fans than for making new fans. I started to like them because of their behind the scenes personalities, their live performances, and their albums, not because any of their MVs were awesome. (Have you listened to Wonderful Tonight Unplugged? That’s my favourite song on the album, and definitely shows that they’re above all else a singing group) 

    4 years ago
    • I don’t know if Simon and Martina will like Wonderful Tonight Unplugged because they have said they don’t really like ballads. But it is definitely one of my favorite songs off their album. It shows off their vocals.

      But also I forgot to mention that B1A4 definitely has songs on their new album that is more upbeat and like the older songs.

      You Are My Girl http://youtu.be/MFbBEbMH2ps
      Super Sonic http://youtu.be/JmSg5EBrzaU

      Of course there is lots of Engrish, esp in Super Sonic. It’s one of my favorite songs off the album because it is such a B1A4 song.

      4 years ago
      • Yeah, it’s more of a ballad. But I think it’s part of a good point; namely that B1A4 is less of a dance/visual group than most idols and more about the music/vocals. I think I can honestly say that this is the first boy band I got into BECAUSE of the music, rather than their off-screen personalities or appearances (although I love those too).

        Oh, definitely agree that those are more like their first two singles. And the Engrish is quite choice. (Super Sonic is mostly of the ‘fantastic elastic’ variety, but “Girl I love you faster” and “feeling like a farty party” are pretty awesome.) 

        4 years ago
        • Yeah I got in to them first because of their music too! I remember I happened to click on OK and I went WTF is this. It’s so cheerful. Within 5 minutes of me listening to it, I was hooked, and I was doing the youuuuuuuu finger dance. 

          And so after that I decided I was going to wait for their live performances before I make a final opinion. So I watched their debut stage and I was so impressed with their overall performance I became a Bana!
          Which was a big moment! They are my only third group I stan besides Big Bang and 2NE1.

          4 years ago
  5. Thanks for the review! It’s hilarious as always. And Martina worked so hard to stay up and get it put up for us! Thank you!!! <33333

    The Engrish in this song is terrible, granted, but I think the worst I've ever heard was in I Don't Know Why by CN Blue (the English version). "I think about you a lot take care I wanna do, and I wish I think about you all the time my life…. I think about you a lot take care I wanna do, and I wish I don't be silly she is popular." 

    Or possibly one of Yoochun's English raps, like in Shelter. "My dear baby, listen to the whistle lil' whisper missle of fiscal, the theory of porno, oh no… waiting for so long. Hold on, it belongs to no one, it ain’t discovery of love one win or lose there is no freakin’ love of own, that shit that ohh". I'm not sure anything will EVER be able to beat that. xD I remember everyone trying to decipher the English before the lyrics were released, we were all sooooo far off, but the actual lyrics made less sense than what we heard. xD

    I swear, you can't make this stuff up. <3 Anyone else know some good Engrish in kpop songs? =D

    4 years ago
    • Change by HyunA is RIDICULOUS!

      4 years ago
    • YC again: “My love is bigger than the gingerbread man’s vitality.”

      Yeah, I love him but it always cracks me up when he’s talked about as being fluent in  English. (Though maybe he’s improved? )

      4 years ago
  6. You’re damn straight I’d be in their MV for free! Because it almost physically pains me to see the actresses in boy band MVs these days. I just want to strangle them. So. Much

    4 years ago
  7. JUST BOUGHT MINE,,, YAAAAA SPUDGY

    4 years ago
  8. I thought NU’EST would win as well, and I love the album that SHINWHA put out , the sound and beat is great, loving them….. GO SPUDGY

    4 years ago
  9. 1st thing that caught my attention was the table where the laptop is sitting because it matches w/ Ignition’s album cover

    4 years ago
  10. I already have my Viva La Spudgy t-shirt.  Brought it to Korea with me!!!

    4 years ago
  11. Wait… What? I was in the middle of watch your video and all of a sudden I was watching T-ara’s Yayaya video…LOL??

    4 years ago
  12. EXO ON YOUR LAPTOP BACKGROUND ^^ ..
    I LAUGHED SO HART ON THIS VID I WENT TO THE BATHROOM 3 TIMES >,<

    4 years ago
  13. Well…I’m not sure what happened to my other comment. O_O
    Soo…I guess I’ll redo it? xD

    Wuhhh! (>o<)/
    I can honestly thank you guys for my newfound LOVE for B1A4!  Thanks to you guys showing this video a couple weeks back, I started listening to all of their songs (and like Martina, became obsessed with Beautiful Target).  No joke, I listened to the song nonstop for DAYS.  I annoyed everyone around me, haha. xD

    And since I found them, I have to admit that my favorite is Baro. .<)!  Anyway, I found this awesome (short) video of the "upgraded" sprout dance (I told you I was obsessed!) and I thought you guys would like it and laugh (I sure did). xD  I'm not sure how old it is exactly or if you have seen it already, but I loove it (and omg Baro! Lol! *fangirl mode: ON*)! <3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxES6lwgb6U

    Anyways, thanks for taking the time to read my long comment and for watching the video. ^u^

    Oh yeah!  And I vote for T-ara. xD  After listening to the song I have to say that it was a looot of gibberish (no matter what language it's in). xD

    4 years ago
    • Aww yay a new Bana! My bias is Baro too. XD Have you watched any of Sesame Player yet? You can find the eng subbed eps on youtube. It just makes you love the boys even more.

      4 years ago
      • No I haven’t!  But now that you mention it…
        >.>
        <.<
        o_o
        Be right back.
        xD

        4 years ago
    • That dance was so funny. xD Thanks for sharing!

      4 years ago
      • Haha, no problem!  I’m glad you liked it!  :D
        I just wish there were subtitles so that I knew what they were saying (out of curiousity). xD

        4 years ago
  14. Apparently Jinyoung has a grudge against baguettes so it works out lol XD

    and I vote for B1A4! XD

    4 years ago
    • i totally forgot about that! Thanks for the reminder!!! chocolate covered baguette…lol!

      4 years ago
  15. I get the feeling that several baguettes were harmed in the making of this video. 

    4 years ago
    • Actually, only one.  It broke in half while Martina was beating me.  LIttle known fact: it hurts to get beat with a baguette.

      4 years ago
  16. nuest def won this one… >.< 

    4 years ago
  17. ^^ You guys sure got carried away and I love it! Nice to have something to brighten up a college kid’s stressful life. Really hope I can see you guys when I study in Seoul this summer.

    4 years ago
  18. T-ara

    4 years ago
  19. I’m glad that you’ve pointed out the autotune thing… I must say that I was a little disappointed by this comeback. I really liked their cutey and a little ridiculous stuff, it was oh so different! But then again, you can’t force somebody to stay withing the same style forever, right? They wanted to do something more serious and I’m ok with it. I appreciate it. I wouldn’t be actually that disappointed if they hadn’t use THAT MUCH autotune. I hate autotune – ok, I can accept it from time to time if the usage has some meaning behind it, but here it was completely unnecessary… Apart from Baro, even such a great vocalist as Sandeul sounded… just fake. I’m sad, because I know that they have nice voices and they don’t need autotune at all :(

    But the song itself is fun and catchy, nevertheless :) and since Jinyoung is my bias, I really appreciate that he managed to compose quite a nice song :) language skills, though… actually I don’t believe that he wrote the lyrics himself. Or maybe I don’t want to :)

    4 years ago
  20. B1A4’s was much better than T-ARA’s gibberish, although I like them more. 

    4 years ago
  21. i would hate to know that someone’s reviewing my work with a silly name of its own.

    4 years ago
  22. lol

    4 years ago
  23. Yeah is that Exo ? ahhaha

    4 years ago
  24. Is that exo’s picture?  the background of the laptop?

    4 years ago
  25. I love how you guys don’t even bother to call them B1A4 on your blog anymore haha…BILAS(S)A!

    4 years ago
  26. damn, I thought that NU’EST will win this time
    blah Bilasa

    4 years ago
  27. i only watch the video a few times before watching you commenting it, i had to agree i couldn’t even hear the englrish sentences… :D

    4 years ago
  28. OMG. It’s official. I have seen way too many of y’all’s videos. I have have now memorized Simon ending lines and say it with him during the closing. Lord have mercy. (  O-o)

    4 years ago
  29. I like Baby I’m sorry more than yayaya….but that might also be because  I LOVE Jinyoung no matter how terrible his English lyrics were ^__^

    4 years ago
  30. baby i’m sooooorry we got the  beeetterrr !!!!!!!
     
    i love your point of view and theory about this mv X’D i just knew something looked wrong with that girl, she looked creepy, i KNEW IT !!!

    my vote goes for BILASA !!!!

    on a side note, can i say that i just learned, and i’m not even joking, just few weeks ago, that their name was B1A4 (like Bee One Ay Four)… since the very beginning i’ve ALWAYS called them BILASA !!!! Because of (thanks to ?) you !!!!! I’ll never be able to call them bee one ay four it’s dead, i’m calling them BILASA since the end of time. it’s a much better and cooler band name with no doubt.

    4 years ago
  31. I’m so glad you reviewed this! The English in the song was absolute nonsense. I listened to it several times just trying to figure it out, with and without subs. I like Bilasa, but…LOL! The poor boy who wrote this.

    4 years ago
  32. There is no making you happy is there? Lol First you complain endlessly about how too sugary cute B1A4 are/were. And now you’re all annoyed/upset that they put on some darker clothes and their song isn’t super bouncy weird. 

    Anyway, the English is really quite ridiculous. And I of course vote for B1A4 in the showdown. ^___^

    4 years ago
  33. Yeah, I really get tired of the way people complain about KPop idols having no talent.  Even if the songs are written by someone else (or sound similar to some other random song), let’s see YOU get up there and dance and sing.  From what I’ve seen interviews and such, it’s still very intense training and includes a lot of “soft skills” like language training, stage training, etc.  Really, even the B-list KPop stars deserve a lot of props too.  Just getting that far deserves some recognition.

    Also, nice to see B1L4, our overlords and masters, making a comeback.  If their English is wonky, they need only command that we change English accordingly, and we will do it.

    4 years ago
    •  I agree. I often compare this critic to classical music. Nobody writes the music they perform today in the classical music world. Violinists, pianists, orchestras, everyone plays music that has been written by others. Yet nobody questions their artistry. The truth is that being a performer, to convey emotions and quality of execution, is extremely hard and difficult, and requires a lot of practice in every domain. I think that combination of talents by different people collaborating to a project/song gives very goods results.

      4 years ago
      • Bingo.  It’s the excellent collaboration between the KPop idols and all the hard-working people behind the scenes that makes it all so great.  A lot of work goes into a single video.  Even if it’s not so great, a lot of people put hard work into it, and it’s good to recognize it.

        4 years ago
  34. the song “baby i’m sorry ” its nice song(: 

    4 years ago
  35. Lol Nice Video I love u Simon and Martina -.- awwww im the Fifth i think

    4 years ago
  36. Third!!! Am I ??? Go get some sleep Martina and Simon. You deserve it period. 

    4 years ago
  37. are simon and martina going to lady gaga 18 + concert?????

    4 years ago
  38. Kpop Music Tuesday ~

    4 years ago
  39. second!!! I think..

    MARTINA GO SLEEP!

    4 years ago
  40. I’m starting watching :)

    am I first? :) 

    4 years ago