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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. Did Simon just call BANAs Bilasaraptors? I am strangely unoffended………..

  2. clearly they are saying sorry they got the better of her and beat her head in with a baguette

  3. I think the “worst English in a kpop song ever” title for this song is now invalid.

    *Anonymous, Anonymous, Heartless, Mindless, no one who care about me*
    not bashing though, that song is still AWESOME. ^^

  4. The girl in the video looks like your cat… (1:08) … this is not meant as hating or meaness I just find it humoress (punny too)

  5. waw i never knew B1A4 existed lol i think im a new fan 

  6. You guys should totally do this for NU’EST!!:) that would be so awesome! (although i love them i still want to see how you guys view it:)
    P.s: i agree that the song “Baby I’m Sorry” makes absolutely no sense yet its extremely catchy:)

  7. B1A4 should win, such a perfect nonsense :D

  8. lol!  I like the rant about always using one girl for each member. 
    I totally agree with you.

  9. I prefer listening to this song live since it is MUCH LESS auto-tuned and it sounds better

  10. I like bilasa better, although yayaya always makes me think of Simon’s rant about how the guy should appreciate being tied up by hot girls :D 

  11. why NU’EST is mention so many times in here.? they’re not related in any way in this.! just go away haters.!!

  12. About the One-Girl-For-The-Whole-Band-Phenomena:

    Could it be that Korean teenage girls prefer to identify with one girl, rather than having to choose with which girl among several to identify? Maybe the freedom of choosing is more of a distraction for them, and kind of takes away the boy-band-heart-throb-magic? If you look at the phenomenon like that, it seems more plausible – Korean girls might actually prefer the day-dream of being charmed/ desired / hit on by several boys rather than being admired by just one.

    I am in no way an expert about this issue though, just musing.

    Olive Oyl

  13. i agree about bilasa’s english being horribly bad. i’m somehow wishing that jinyoung will take up english classes lol. 

  14. Random comment:
    Pandora is finally putting on Alive tracks!! I heard Blue this morning and it totally made my day!!!! Let’s just say it’s DANCING PARTY TIME!!!

  15. I almost feel bad for JY LOL

  16. Absolutely no chance of squeezing in a review of History by EXO? 
    Pretty please? <3
    I know you want to do it.

    Sorry you guys had to stay up for this though D:

  17. Hey! I thought U-Kiss had the worst English with their “WTF out of 5″ for Shut Up! lol! I guess you guys shouldn’t mention that anymore since the one guy from U-Kiss actually called you on that sh*t, huh? LOL! Best moment ever, by the way! (And what happened to Mordney?? I miss him. *sad panda* Has he finally been retired? haha!)

  18. lol is it weird that simon’s crossdressing ALWAYS cracks me up to death…?? XDDD

  19. LMAO @ Martina’s Baguette Beating

  20. This song sound so auto tune but there’s other two songs in the album that is more auto tune than this song.I have to agree for the english part.Although i like the fact that Jinyoung wrote the song,i hope that he can spend some money and time to attend english class and not to depend on google translate.I think of you listen to Feeling,you will literally passed out when you hear the english just like me and it’s written by Jinyoung.

  21. When Martina said “I have no idea what emotion he’s supposed to be conveying” all I could think of was this:
    http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/235/6j3d4k.jpg

  22. T-ara!

    Also NU’EST you are so close to winning Music Mondays it’s not even funny. Just one more week to hold out!

  23. It’s not a K-pop music Monday without Spudgy licking his own eye :P

  24. My Vote Is For T-ara’s Ya Ya Ya. Its way more catchy and fun!!

  25. LOL at the baguette bludgeoning. And that actor with the mustache was such a jerk. Good thing he was fictional…

  26. I just got Ignition in the mail today, the same day you guys uploaded B1A4’s K-pop Music Monday. Coincidence? I think not…SOY UN DORITO!

    Anywaffles, I totally agree with you guys on so many levels! I’ve been a BANA (the actual name for the B1A4 fanclub, even tho Bilasa-raptors sounds cooler…), since they debuted with OK, and I totally fell for their adorkableness. Then with Beautiful Target, well everytime I listen to it I get all fuzzy inside and have to have a crazy dance party in my bedroom. Don’t judge me…
    But, yea! I’m like all distressed now cuz their doing that thing that EVERY other boyband seems to do, y’know? Their becoming a manband. And not even the good, Fantastic Baby, Mr. Simple kind of manband (even though Super Junior sorta went crazy-rocker-emo with Don’t Don 0_0)  But I’m not really liking this new image either, it’s just not what I fell in love with! >poutyface<

    Rant aside, I'm actually secretly happy that they obtained the WTF award for engrish, because it still makes me laugh even though the song is serious…mostly because it's just so ridiculous, but still…  DANCING PARTY TIME! XD

  27. anyway did u guys listen to the full album.? wut do u guys thnk bout it.?

  28. “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?!?!” – clearly u guys dont even check for the translation of the lyric, am i right.? if u go thru the lyric u’ll know that the two lines somehow related. anyway, i really appreciate that u guys made a review for b1a4. tbh, i’ve been waiting for this for so long.! unfortunately, u guys focus only to the bad english and the girl the mv (which ppl dont even give a damn). i, badly, want to know u guys review on the song-self and the overall thing bout the mv. dont worry, i still love u guys anyway~ SARANGHAE <3~~

  29. This song makes me so confused. They are sound so energetic & happy/cheery while apologizing.  I like this new mature song from Bilasa although I’m agreed that ‘dancing party time’ didn’t go with the supposed theme of apologizing. I guess after saying sorry they wanna go to party.  BUT… I wont listen this one at my office because the Engrish is so ridiculous, I’m kinda embarrassed by it. So, like the song but saved it under epic-engrish-fail folder.

  30. but now i’ve come to expect terrible english from bilasa and honestly it would be disappointing if their english was good hahah
    yeah the autotune in this song is actually distracting, they’re all great singers so it’s not like they needed it. i guess they were going for a certain effect but making sandeuls voice sound like that is a crime! and i know jinyoung had the most difficulty acting out of the members cos they had a BTS on sesame player and omg it was hilarious watching him try to film the bag scene. i really love cutey boy bilasa but i don’t think this is too far a departure from their original image cos you can still tell it’s a b1a4 song. but yeah their lightheartedness and sense of fun is what really set them apart from other rookies.oh and fyi, CNU’s named is pronounced shinwoo. :) jinyoung has also produced & written a few of their other songs including “wondeful tonight”, the unplugged version is really good.i love your vids so much!! you brighten up my week!

  31. i watched the bloopers to see if I won… and then i realized.. i never entered…lol *palm to face*

  32. I vote for YAYAYAYA because it dodn’t make sense in English OR Korean.

  33. It ain’t a BILASA song without crazy Engrish phrases. I love their troll-tastic Engrish. I prsonally don’t mind. :))) Thank you for the great funny review!

  34. OMG Nu’est does an air punch in their Face mv!!!!

  35. I didn’t know that amazinging was a word (00:46).I thought you were former English teachers.

  36. Thank you guys for being awesome! That was soo funny :) 

    I vote for BILASAAAAAAAASSS crazy engrish! :P (naturally!)

  37. I’ve come to the point where I accept their bad Engrish. It adds to their charm in my opinion and leads me to add so many of their Engrsh phrases to my everyday vocabulary.

    And I don’t think the song is that serious. It’s maturer for sure but it still has a quirky B1A4 charm to it. You can see it especially in their live performances with the choreography and outfits (the other night they wore glow in the dark shoes and their suits had neon pink pin stripes).. It’s just toned down a bit from the penis shirts and the blow me necklaces.

    What I am impressed with them especially is that they aren’t even a year since debut and they already released a full album. And they composed 8 out of 11 songs on their album. In my opinion that is very impressive for a rookie and I’m glad that WM Entertainment is letting them express their creativity.There was an interview that they gave recently that explained a lot of the reasons why they chose to take this direction in regards to their music.

    “Because of our fresh and cute image during our debut days, I think that many people already have a biased look about B1A4. And we receive misunderstandings about whether or not we’re a group that cares more about visuals rather than the music. So we wanted to show a new side to B1A4 and our own color through this album. And a matured side as well.” (Jinyoung)

    B1A4 participated in the composing, lyric writing, and arranging for 8 out of the 11 songs on this official full-length album. The leader, Jinyoung, personally made and participated in the producing for their title song, ‘Baby I’m Sorry’, proving his amazing musical sense and potential talent as a singer-songwriter.

    Just as much as the members’ participation level was high for ‘Ignition’, their contentment about it should be just that high. “It was an album that we suggested first because we wanted to do it and I think our passion for music was higher than it ever was. And that’s why the communication between our members worked out so well too. I think I liked it because it was different since we were able to show B1A4’s colors well.” (Jinyoung)”

    “B1A4, who sang ‘OK’ and ‘Beautiful Target’ last year, were fresh. They worked shiny, fluorescent-toned clothes along with cute choreography. To this, words like ‘handsome boys’, ‘male gods’, ‘younger males’, naturally followed B1A4.

    To this, Jinyoung said, “Truthfully, I’m quite sensitive about hearing ‘handsome boy’. Haha. But there were words like ‘macho’ and ‘beasts’ this time around. But there’s one thing I’m a bit sad about. We wanted to originally show you an image of the process of becoming young men from being boys, but they looked us as in too much of a manly way.” (Jinyoung)”

    Full translated article here: http://b1a4trans.tumblr.com/post/20265307732/interview-120401-were-young-men-now-not-boys

    Which B1A4 has worked on lyrics and helped with the making of their albums since their first mini. Jinyoung had composed a song for both of their minis last year. And that was a fact most people didn’t even know, outside of the Bana fandom.

    What impressed me from the beginning about B1A4 was their love for music and performing. And I know from experience that a lot of kpop fans didn’t really take them seriously because of the image they debuted with. So I can see why they changed up their concept a tad.

    And in another interview I read recently they mentioned that another reason why they took this route was because their past songs were all about confessing love and they wanted to write about the heart break.

    But anyways, I enjoyed the Music Monday highly! It made me laugh and I will never look at baguettes the same way again. The funny thing was on Sesame Player Jinyoung commented that he once had a crush on a girl and made her a chocolate covered baguette and she threw it away without even tasting it. So maybe this is his revenge song and music video? lol

    Wow this comment is long. Sorry to word vomit all over your comment page. ><

  38. Simon and Martina… you don’t get it… they actually sing “Baby I’m sorry, we got the butter” :D

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

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