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Yep. Big Bang’s “Blue”. No surprise here. Haven’t seen it yet? Check it out here:

 

As with any of the big names in Korean pop, a comeback song is going to be an immediate jump to first place on our kpop charts, but even though this song was voted in due to a large fan base, it’s actually a totally awesome song. How awesome? So awesome that our friends who normally hate kpop, admitted to liking this song. BREAAAAKTHROUGH!

Why? It’s a very likeable song. Gentle vocals, strange rewind/reverse sound effects in the background, a simple guitar and piano melody, a beat that knows just when to pick up, and a great hook that will have you humming it before you know it. One of the things we’ve always liked about Big Bang is how you can clearly tell each members’ voice apart. They each have a very distinct sound and vocal range, yet they seem to finish each other’s sandwiches…I mean… sentences. There is a smooth overlap of one singer to the next and you can still very clearly tell them apart, but not in a harsh way. With Big Bang there is usually a kind of abrupt voice change, and not in a bad way, but it can’t be helped when you put Daesung’s smooth and powerful vocals next to an “A-yo-ing” quick GD and a deep reggae sounding TOP but in this song…I didn’t feel that abrupt switch of character. I don’t mean to say that this is a bad thing, it’s just different for Big Bang. Considering this past year, I think this song was very emotional for them and it shows. Okay, enough mushy artsy talk. Forward ho!

The first time we heard this song, we were surprised to find that Seungri’s vocals stole both our hearts, I mean…FOOTBALL, BEER, AND MANLY STUFF! He comes in at the 30 second mark and he almost whispers out the words yet it still manages to sound very emotional. Simon didn’t like TOP being in this song, but I thought he was incorporated in a great way considering that the sound and feel of this song would not support a strong cocky rap sequence. Whenever I think of a rapper singing, I think of Kanye West murdering my ears in JYJ’s “Ayyy Girl”… I KNOW THE TYYYPE, I KNOW THE LIIIIFE, I KNOW YO LIVING YOU LIFE FOR THE NIIIIIIGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHTTT…UGH STOP! JUST STOP KAYNE! STOP IT!! *falls to the floor sobbing* So yes, when TOP doesn’t murder my ears and has a decent rap/singing voice, I’m really happy.

Onto the video! The first time we watched it we thought maybe this song was about the girl committing suicide via jumping off the rooftop…but the more we watched it the harder it was to find evidence to support that theory. I mean, yeah, she looks pretty sulky and sad, and she’s wondering around doing nothing, and all the guys are remembering moments they had with her, but there is really no point where the video suggest that she isn’t alive. Plus, we can’t justify the idea that she literally dated every member of Big Bang or had special moments with each of them and then broke up with them, and now they’re sad. That idea never flies with me, but I think the plot in Big Bang’s “Tonight” with Daesung and TOP pitted against each was brilliant and felt very real.

So we’re thinking she represents painful memories (but not as a literal memory of them with the girl). She is a representation of haunting memories in general, which is why she is not in full vivid colour, but is instead faded and neutral in emotion. She is like the mould in which any obsessive memory can fit into, and when we obsess over a sad memory, we feel hella’ crappy and blue.

So, there are two moments in the video which help push us towards this theory. While majority of the memories are moments where the girl is staring off into space and then Big Bang stares off thoughtfully in the same location, there are two memories that stand out. The first is GD running on the rooftop and the second is at the end when Taeyang drives off.

GD starts off the video by furiously running, but it seems like he’s not really getting anywhere in particular since he’s on a rooftop. The video keeps flipping between clips of him running and the girl running in the same location and speed. This gesture of him running seems very futile since he’s not going anywhere (nor is he escaping or outrunning the girl’s speed). While he’s running he looks behind him and it’s a clip of the girl staring at him. It seems like GD is trying really hard to not think about something or to get over a memory, but he is unsuccessful since the memory runs stride by stride with him no matter how hard he runs. After this memory we see all the Big Bang members struggle with sad memories as well, and there are even moments where they run, but the girl is still running stride by stride.

It’s only until the end of the video that we see someone separate from the memory aka the girl. We see Taeyang get in a car, look into his rearview mirror and successful drive off without the girl, which is a symbolic gesture of leaving that memory behind and moving on…that or Taeyang is A) a mega jerk who wants his girlfriend to get mugged or B) a car thief. We’d like to believe this song and video is a bit deeper then car thievery.

So, finally conclusion: the girl = sad memories we obsess over which make us feel like crap, and don’t we all have sad memories? Like any bad moment, time helps the memory fade and learning to move on and not obsess can help you leave that memory in the dust. The dust of your super hot classic Corvette convertible Stingray…which just happens to be my most favourite classic car EVA. *Martina tears up at the thought of Big Bang + her favourite car*

Yeah! There you go. We couldn’t mention all of that in our video because it would have taken FOREVER, and we already talked for a bit too long. Ah well. That’s what blog posts are for :D

Now, some of you might also want to know more details about the contest. As you know, we’re giving away two Big Bang CDs and on Big Bang T-Shirt. You’ve got three ways to win

1) For our YouTube subscribers: let us know in the comments, if any Big Bang member would have a superpower what would it be?
2) For our Facebook Fans: like the contest thread, and leave your answer there as well.
3) For our Twitter Followers: Retweet this post!

And, for you awesome blog readers, you can leave your answer here as well, because we like you guise! You’ll be grouped in the same category as the YouTube subscriber, so leave your YouTube username as well so we can make sure you’ve subscribed (if we pick your answer, that is!)

Woot! We’ll pick our favorite two answers, and one random Twitterer, and announce the winners next week. If you’re not fond of contests, though, and would much rather not leave your Big Bang experience to chance, you can pick up their single on iTunes, or you can get their album delivered to you by clicking on the link here:

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And, lastly, here are this week’s bloopers. We couldn’t really get out there and do as much as we wanted to do because of Martina’s busted ankle, but we still got to get in a few giggles, especially as a super-fashionable GD with some pimped out crutches.

 

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  1. Nancy AU

    It’s refreshing to see martina fangirling XP

  2. This is a nice post.

  3. Dear Martina,

    Can you tell us or find out who the actress is for the girl in this video?
    I’m pretty sure alot of us BigBang fans want to know her name.

  4. hey can you tell us who this mystery girl is??? you know who the actress is……

  5. Marta_Loves_Spudgy

    Mnet USA featured this episode of KPop Music Mondays on their show “Hello Pop!” this past tuesday. Even though I saw this episode of KPMM already online when it was first released, it was so awesome seeing you guys on my television screen. Are you guys in some sort of contract with Mnet so that they can show your videos on Mnet? If so, that is really cool and congratulations because that must be really exciting. If not, how is it possible that they can put your videos on Mnet programs such as “Hello Pop!”?

  6. 910923_930718

    I love both Lonely and Blue. however, Blue feels more……hmmmmmmmm sad? melancholy?

  7. Weems Wong
    Weems Wong

    Best superhero: TOP
    Here is why: Killing ppl with his eyebrows/eyes (cuz they’re so freakin damn beautiful)
    SIMON BIASSS!!!!! jkjkI <3 TOP his eyebrows are killing me XD

  8. Weems Wong
    Weems Wong

    BIG BANG BLUE OFC XD

  9. if gd would have any superpower it would b grow apples anywhere
    if taeyang would have any superpower it would b controlling minds
    if top would have any superpower it would b strength 
    if daesung would have any superpower it would b cure ppl from injuries 
    last but not least if seungri would have any superpower it would b shapshifting 

  10. if gd would have any superpower it would b music power! cause he makes the best music ever!
    if taeyang would have any superpower it would b strength cause he has awesome abs
    if top would have any superpower it would b awesomeness cause there is noone more awesomer than him
    if daesung would have any superpower it would b funniness because he is super funny and never fails to make some laugh
    last but not least if seungri would have any superpower it would b invincibility cause he is invisible!!!

  11. I can understand why people not related to kpop would like this song :] I’m far from being a fan of BB, but I like the general mood of the song. I like how it’s being very smoothly sang. You indeed don’t need to scream to deliver your emotions properly.

    But… I just don’t like the song that much. Although it has everything I like from such songs, I just… don’t. It’s the same with every single BB’s songs: although they have the potential to be appealing to me, they just don’t. Somehow. It’s like watching, I don’t know, breathtaking rainbow from behind the fogged glass.

    And there is another thing I’d like to point out: I love the overall mood of the video. Such cold, blue-ish urban style is what I like. But I hate the idea that they filmed it in NY. Why not in Seoul??? Why??? I would never understand it.

    And I know it’s too late, but I would vote for Blue. I don’t hear even SLIGHTEST sadness in “Lonely”. As for me their vocals are emotionless. In Blue, though, you can clearly hear their emotions. Bravo.

  12. привет!!!!!!!!! меня зовут Малика и я очень очень очень хочу иметь футболки))))))))) я живу в Казахстане многие подростки не ценят kpop как и в моей школе МНОГИЕ ДУМАЮТ ЧТО КОРЕЙЦЫ не очень поют(((((((((Меня это расстраивет((((((  Вернемся к главному я думаю что GD  МОЖЕТ БЫТЬ ОТЛИЧНЫМ СУПЕРГЕРОЕМ  И ЕСЛИ БЫ ОН ИМЕЛ СУПЕРСИЛУ ОН БЫ МОГ СТАНЦЕВАТЬ KPOP ТАНЕЦ И ВЗЛЕТЕЬ!!!!! Или он споет  и его голос заставит всех повиноваться ему )))))))* он бы считался САМЫМ МОДНЫМ СУПЕРГЕРОЕМ  В МИРЕ))))))))) И Я СЧИТАЮ ЧТО КЛИП И ПЕСНЯ BIG BANG Blue лучше чем 2ne1 Lonely)))))) но я также люблю 2ne1 просто клип blue был снят интересно нежно так что даже те кто не любит корейских исполнителей влюбились в песню и клип я могу это доказать))))))))ПОКА !!!!!!!!!!!! Жумабаева Малика Казахстан Город Атырау.

  13. HI!!!!))))My name  is Malika and I am from Kazakhstan I love love love love big bang and I went have a big bangs t-shirt but i don t can good speak in English)))At my school many many many many pupils don t know kpop and BIG BANG OR 2NE1!!!!!!!!!!!!! And they are think that kpop is bad and think that BIG BANGS BOYS is very FREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE WHO  THINK THAT BIG BANG BAD AND WHO HATE KPOP!!!!)))))))))))) I VERY WENT HAVE BIG BANGS T-SHIRT…OH I WENT CRY WHEN I LISTEN BLUE………..MY OPINION IS THAT TOP CAN BE SUPERHERO)))) MABY YOU ARE SAY ME !!WHAT HIS POWER AND WHY YOU SO THINK?–OH YES!!!!! I SO THINK BECAUSE TOP IS VERY BIG AND AND HE HAVE VERY VERY VERY MANLY VOICE*)))))))) AS SOON AS MANY SUPERHEROES IN THE CARTOON))))))OH YES!!! AND HIS FACE LOOKED VERY HEROIC!!! BECOUSE ALL BOYS FROM BIG BANG EXCEPT TOP HAVE A VERY TENDERS FACE )))) IF TOP WAS  SUPERHERO HE HAVE A MANY POWER!!!!!!EXAMPLE HE CAN CHARM WITH HIS MAGIC VOICE!!!!!OR HE CAN FLY WHEN HE DANCING   KPOP))))))VERY WHEL! I THINK THAT TOP HAVE VERU GOOD BODY)))))))))))))))) IF YOU ARE SAY ME WHO HAVE A GOOD VIDEO 2NE1 OR BIG BANG?I LOVE 2NE1 AND I LOVE BIG BANG !!!)))))) ^__^ AND…………….. MY opinion is that……………….THE big bangs  video BLUE THE BEEEEEEEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) OH GOOD BYE!!!!! BECOUSE I HAVE A SCHOOL! OH SOMETIME OR……..YES ALWAYSE I HATE SCHOOL BECOUSE I WENT ALL DAY LISTEN ANS SEE BIG BANG AND ALL KPOP AND DON T GO TO THE SCHOOL!)))) BUT SOMETIME  I VERY VERY VERY LIKE SCHOOL BECOUSE I HAVE MANY FRIENDS………… OH GOOD BYE BECOUSE I MUSICIAN I CAN PLAY VIOLIN AND I BOUND PLAY VIOLIN BACUSE TOMORROW I GO TO THE MUZICAL SCHOOL((((((((((((( I LOVE BIG BANG TOP YOU SUPERHERO!!!!!!!!!                                MALIKA ZHUMABAEVA.KAZAKHSTAN CITY ATYRAU. .                                                                          

  14. Youtube: sandylu254
    i think “ALL” of the BIG BANG are SUPERHERO !!!!!!!! they’re good at everything….dance, sing, joking, ETC !! i just love them so much and their super-power is THE GOD OF VIP !! like i said they’re good at EVERYTHING !!!…
    ANd i love their new hair style, GD look like a rock star, T.O.P hair is so pretty, Taeyang hair is the same but…a little bit…”SHARP”-er LOL Dae is sooooooo HANDSOME with that blonde hair, Seungri’s hair is soooo CUTE !!!!! …..i love them so much and…I really want their CD AND T-SHIRT because i lives in Hawaii, and they dont sell those over here so…>______________<
    i wish i can win this contest and BYE SIMON AND MARTINA !! and SPUDGY !! ^________^

  15. AWW, I made it so clear with new paragraphs, and everything…but it just became so messed up TT_TT

    ..all this because I couldn’t find the contest thread on facebook..(am I the only one? O.O’)

  16. Hi,

    Let me tell you my little idea :)In my opinion they could be like an all boys version of “WITCH”. ^^ (you know, Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin) :DBut OK, let’s not think about the actual characters of WITCH, but focus on their power :D more precisely on their elements:(I had a hard time defining who will get which element…)Let’s start with GD:He’ll get the electricity, since he’s the leader, but there’re other reasons why he deserves it. :) He has an almost agressive power, like his eyes are sparkling. He has a sort of look in his eyes that makes me feel like electricity is running up along my spine. ..Just think about ‘She’s Gone’. He’s like pure energy.
    With one look he can shock everybody around him. (he could sing ‘everyday I schock’  …just kidding^^)

    Next one is Daesung:He got the element which I think fits him best: it’s water. Let me explain: his voice is extremely powerful, but still can be so calming. Also even if he let’s out his full vouce it’s like flowing to me. In ‘Blue’ he was like a quietly waving ocean, while in ‘Koe Wo Kikasete’ his voice was like the sound of playful waterdrops of a summer rain. (I get the feeling especially when he’s sitting on that hige dice O.O)So he got the power of taking people down their feet with the power of water just by singing.Now let’s see Taeyang:He got the element of fire. (no, not beacause of the look of his new hair…it’s not even red :D) ..but because when he’s dancing, he looks like a flame, catches everyone’s eyes. So dangerous, anyone (mostly girls) would melt of the heat, even if they only see it ;P  Do you want proof? Then watch ‘Prayer’ he’s like fire, even though the scene is full of water^^So, I assume he can light anything on fire if he starts to dance.I could hardly wait for the next one: TOP (nobody can say I’m biased :D)TOP would be the earth. He’s strong and firm like the earth^^ As his element is less agile compared to the others it’s perfect choice for him. If you look at him in any MV he doesn’t dance so passionately (eg.: in Bad Boy, whenhe’s singing, and the others are dancing around him :D)…just as my friend said once: He’s just standing there being cool ^^His power would be that when he’s raping earthquakes are shaking.Last but not least: SeungriHe was the hardest case. As the air is something inconcievable, so is Seungri…to me at least. I could define him as air because he’s everywhere around the others^^ Now I’m not talking about te MVs, but anytime else :DAnd he’s extremely adaptable. I mean he respects the other members and their skills so he tries to be good at everything. He’s enthusiastic, I think :)So, he would get the power of air, he’d be capable of being as agile as the he’d be made of breeze.Then what happens if GD calls all elements together and they unite? Then it’s:BIG BANG!!! :D(I wonder what else their name would be.. they can’t be WITCH it’s already taken…so maybe GD.TST?, or TT.GSD? those sound so lame, let’s leave it as it is: BIG BANG :D)Ummm, … one more thing:Seungri fans please don’t kill me, but, just now some weird idea came to my mind…did you see Seungri’s scarf around his waist in ‘Love Song’? …reminds me of Hay Lin’s skirt XD (you can check it here:)http://users1.ml.mindenkilapja.hu/users/winx_witch/uploads/hay_linwitch.jpgI hope you liked my ‘little’ imagination^^Oh, and I was: szercia (from Youtube :P)

  17. The song came out so soothing and the MV is so simple, but still so powerful.
    I’m glad to see BIGBANG back!!

  18. I think GD’s superpower would be to change the color of his hair to match his cap. Fashionista power! 

  19. Daesung would be a good super hero
    His powers:with his powerful voice controls or changes the way the
    evil people think and seduce the bad guys with his cute aego then his
    eyes would see the future and his blonde hair will glow in the dark when
    he is looking for the bad guy and his perfect smile will freeze anyone
    and last but not least his presence and good looks will get the bad guys
    DISTRACTED AND FALL TO HIS TRAP

  20.  think Super Hero SeungRi: with telekinesis and telepathy super powers
    because in the video he has a sad, dark and mysterious presence and
    this makes a perfect combo with those super powers also he can fly and
    shows himself like the bad boy of the story but not really is only a
    lonely person
    YT Account: salo1609

  21. If Seungri had a super power, his super power would be the ability to make everyone a panda. *coughdarkcirclescough*

    If TOP had a super power, his super power would be the ability to mesmerize people with his eyes. o_o He just looks… so… mesmerizing y’know. I bet Martina would understand.  And of course he already has this super power but the ability to be a awesome dorthraki man warrior.

    If GD had a super power, it would be the ability to just pull of any kind of style on the face of the planet. But, GD already got that. He can wear paperclips and still pull it off. Just looks fantastic whatever he wears.

    Lastly, Taeyang’s super power would be the ability to take off his shirt without even touching it. Whenever he just feels like it. PSHHHTTT.off. That would just save a lot of time for him wouldn’t it. It would be both beneficial for both him and his fans. ;) 

  22. T.O.P – his superpower would be the ability to make everyone(even boys!) pregnant just by looking into his eyes. The child would be born with amazing looks and voice (just like TOP~~)    Actually it’s already possbile, but well… :D

  23. GD – using his awesome hairstyes to blind fangirls with their awesomeness, or wrapping the bad guys with em and flinging them halfway across the world, or selling them to make awesome GD mindcontrolling robots! YEAAAH.

  24. The member that would NEED a superpower would be GD. I think he needs a flash-like super fast speed because he needs it if he wants to chase the girl. :)
    Also, an additional would be shape shifting like mystique. He looked good on many, many, many, different looks and this superpower will be good. 

    Youtube: joannamariesmile

  25. Super Hero: T.O.P/Tabi/Tempo XD

    T.O.P, those gorgeous eyes of his would have to be put to good use (besides just exploding peoples ovaries amIright). His power would be the ability to freeze anything he looked at with his icy cool (and slightly seductive) stare. Whether it be to freeze drinks, ponds, fires, or people, T.O.P would make an effect on anyone and anything. :3

  26. Super Hero: Seungri

    The power to break glass (or any other fragile material for that matter), with his man warrior-like vocals. With this superpower, no one would ever question the abilities of the maknae :3

  27. Super Hero: Daesung ^^

    The power to light rooms up with his huge smile! He could deliver light to all those living in fear or darkness.  

  28. Super Hero: Taeyang :D

    TayDaddy’s power would be to melt everyone’s heart (as if he doesn’t already), making everyone’s day a great one, no matter the circumstances <3

  29.  Super Hero: G Dragon <3

    He would have the power to his long hair so fast , it would lift him into the air like a tornado.

    It could be useful if he wanted to travel quickly and help someone ^^;;

  30. Gdragon would be the superhero. His power would be something like SUPERFASTRUNNINGPOWER, just beacause he seems to looove running in his mv

  31. looove the blockB fighting!

  32. TOP would be known as “THE SUPER SEDUCER.”  In fact, TOP is probably the only Big Bang member who already IS a superhero.  I mean, let’s be real.  If TOP had to stop a criminal, all he’d have to do was look at him with that “look”, and the criminal would simply melt.  <3

    Youtube username: vannasosweet

  33. The superhero would hands-down be Taeyang. I mean, yes, aren’t super heroes supposed to have alter-egos? He’s quiet and nice enough but wait till he performs! Plus, he totally has the subtle, mind-manipulating/telekinesis vibe going on – like the rest of the members (and the world) and unconsciously bends to him. hurhur. Imagine that. “GD, thou shalt be more flashy – TOP, no, thou shalt obey me! Not GD. Bring me candy. Cotton candy. Pink ones. With ice cream, pronto”

    And that body immediately makes him super-hero material too. 8D

    youtube user: silverwingz93

  34. GD!! – shape shifter with powers to change his hair colour & length at will.. (saving a lot of time and colour dye ^_^)

  35. Woohoolala

    GD would make the best superhero!special power = bangs of FURY. [extra strength x 1000000]Long Bangs. Short Bangs. yellow or pink. He’ll rid the world of villains….while maintaining the doo. YT= woohoolala90

  36. molly wall

    daesung would be my super hero 
    power: immortality  
    why? because he can over come everything! he over came the accident,  and come out with a smile! daesung is already a superhero!  daesung is my hero and i can learn alot from him!

  37. If TOP had a super power, it’d probably be the ability to manipulate people’s actions, thoughts and feelings. Because honestly, whenever I see him, even without the power (unless he has them already), my heart and eyes and everything else gets attracted to him.

    Youtube acc: Un4hetable

  38. Daesung would be my superhero :)
    special power: Mood-maker~

    I’m a TOP bias :”) but Daesung has that effect on people like when he smiles, unconsciously, you smile too. And when he’s sad and loses his smile, it makes you sad too. When you’re sad, he cheers you up with his cute and crazy personality. He can even make you feel good with his super awesome voice/singing ability. And after getting through such tough challenges, i bet his powers now are stronger :P

    YT account: applecadaing

  39. T.O.P would be the super hero! His power would be his VOICE! It would BLOW YOUR MIND! haha
    Youtube: romero2g4u

  40. desklight

    T.O.P would be the best superhero. His superpower would be the ability to enter people’s dreams. He’d be a totem, a symbol…FOR JUSTICE! He’d be able to enter the dreams of enemies and stop them. How? Well T.O.P will spin up the ideas.

    His past as a troubled young boy, bullied for his chubbiness, led him to realize that only in his dreams is he happiest. Later he developed the skill to control and manipulate his dreams, a skill which he eventually mastered and cultivated into something greater. Choi Seunghyun thus took on the alias T.O.P and vowed to protect the dreams of humankind forever through justice.

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