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BILASA “What’s Happening” – Kpop Music Monday

May 28, 2013

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BILASA, CONQUEROR OF KITTIES, DEVOURER OF TEENAGED GIRLS HEARTS! Their video has been in first place for two weeks, has held off 2PM for two weeks, and did not get screwed out of a review while we were in Singapore. Great success! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out below!

Now, we’ve made fun of Bilasa a lot before. So much so that we can’t even call them B1A4, because that just seems wrong to go by their stage names. Bilasa is our pet name for them. This song and video, however, even though it’s quirky and bizarre, is a change for Bilasa. Does anyone else feel that way? Before, they seemed like just a nebbish band that was cute for their silliness, and we didn’t really take them too seriously, but now, with this song and video, they kinda feel big league to us. You know what I mean? There are boatloads of rookies coming out, and many of them will remain rookie groups, in our minds, for life. Bilasa just pulled their training wheels off, in our opinion. Booya!

Even the video really made Bilasa stand out for us. The cuts are edited to the beat quite nicely, and match the pace of the song, and the time remapping, with speeding up and slowing down, really make this quirky video seem quirkier. It’s quite cool! Also, if you remember from our Ok Go review, how we made fun of all of the stupid props in the background, it seems like everything here was useful. Nothing was written on with silly words or phrases. Whoever designed the set made everything look poppy and quirky without making it seem cheap and kitchy, like the outfits in the Beautiful Target video. Overall, it was a major step forward for Bilasa, and definitely made the song BETTER, rather than taking away from the song.

Altogether, awesome song and video. If you liked it as much as we did, make sure you pick it up on iTunes, or via YesAsia by clicking the link below:

B1A4 Mini Album Vol. 4

Side note: I CAN FINALLY WEAR THE BILASA SHIRT FOR A MUSIC MONDAY! We’ve had it for so long, but never had the chance to wear it. TODAY’S THE DAY! BILASA!

So, yeah! That’s it for this week’s Music Monday. Congrats to the winners of the 2PM CD from our last Music Monday, which we announce in the bloopers below. If you’re the winner, send us an email. Yay!

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  1. It was worth it to wait 2 weeks. I’m so proud of Bilasa, of Banas and of S&M for their stage in Singapore. Thank you all.

    4 years ago
  2. When I saw how long this kmm was I was a little disappointed, but you totally made the best out of those 6 minutes! I’m a bilasa fan and totally loved this song and video, so I’m glad you liked it too ^_^

    And the first thing I thought of when I saw that CL teaser photo was Martina’s hairstyle! She totally copied Martina!

    4 years ago
  3. Great job this week guise!

    Seriously I’m not a BANA…I’m a Bilasaraptor. (just cause that name is cooler :) )

    4 years ago
  4. 3 out of 5 is the best score for Bilasa so far ^^~
    They have improved so much but sometimes I still miss their joom joom my heart like a locket engrish

    Thanks for the review :D

    4 years ago
  5. ahahahahahahahahahahah totally cracked up laughing at Martina’s ‘b****’ comment to CL!!!!!!!
    the background for Fangurilla is so distaracting!!! especially with that picture of Key there!!! ♥_♥ love that pic!!
    Perfume are amazing!!! love them!!

    i vote SHINee!!!!!!!!! they have trampolines and a spinning room!!!

    4 years ago
  6. awh the shipping is almost as much as the shirt itself :( I want that shiiiiirt~~~~

    4 years ago
  7. This KMM was too epic, the skits were too hilarious I can watch them over and over again and still laugh my head of.

    Thanks guys

    4 years ago
  8. finally another bilasa KMM after so long! <3 I really like this song and it's super catchy. I think this MV really explains the song well too. I'm glad Jinyoung's composing skills are getting better (hopefully his English as well though hahaha). Thanks for the review guys and welcome back!

    4 years ago
  9. Thank you for this review, I kept voting like crazy and waited for so long but it worth it! thank you for supporting B1A4 it means a lot for all the banas around the world! blessings!

    ps: I wish fangurilla were my best friend so that I can enjoy fangirling with her at any time!!! FANGURILLA PLEASE CONTACT ME AND LET’S BE FRIENDS! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! hahahahahha

    4 years ago
  10. Loved this KMM, it was hilarious!
    By the way, where are those necklases from? Are they a fan present? I missed a couple of LiveChats, and now am out of the loop a little.

    4 years ago
  11. That special high five was epic!!!!!! lol :)

    4 years ago
  12. If there are any other Strarlights here, then I would like to say “I Told You So!” I told you guys that VIXX Would NOT be reviewed! Voting them into the top 3 was completely worthless, because. Simon and Martina only review videos from artist that they like, and they hardly ever review rookies. If they don’t come from the Big 3 or isn’t B.A.P then they won’t give them the time of day. Also, don’t try to say that VIXX wasn’t reviewed because they weren’t in 1st place because they were in the top 3 and Simon and Martina had the option to review them, but still chose B1A4. New groups mean almost nothing to Simon and Martina unless they’re Lee Hi, EXO or B.A.P. So we might as well give up on getting VIXX reviewed and stop voting for them.

    4 years ago
    • This KMM has been long overdue. That’s why they reviewed it today. I’m pretty sure that Simon and Martina also give plenty of time for rookies as well.

      4 years ago
  13. LOL in the bloopers “WHO THE FUCK IS B1A4?!!”

    4 years ago
  14. I FEEL SO PROUD OF MY BOYS! I STILL CRY WHENEVER I THINK OF THEIR FIRST WIN!! MAY 18TH 2013 WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DATES IN A BANA’S LIFE!!!

    4 years ago
  15. Ahhh! Perfume .< ) actually composed the song along with Baro. He's been actively composing most of their songs to be exact From baby i'm sorry to recent Tried to Walk and now :D. I am amazed how good he's getting at that too. ^^ Yes. I am a Bilasa Bana fan. lol

    Loved this week's KMM ;D Love you all eykfamily

    4 years ago
    • Spending All My Time is so. freaking. addictive. And the dance is addictive too, which is super weird. It’s funny Martina mentionned it, because I think it’s the only JPop song I know!

      4 years ago
      • OMG yessssss! Thanks, Martina for the reference to PERFUME. Totally agree. They have amazing choreography! And incredible music by Nakata Yasutaka. If anyone wants to check out Perfume more, I’d recommend you use GOOD HEADPHONES to really appreciate the music. Here’s a list of my favorites (though once you’re addicted like me, anything by them is worth a listen):

        Dream Fighter
        Seventh Heaven
        Natural ni Koishite
        Secret Secret
        Polyrhythm (this was featured in the movie Cars 2)
        Electro World

        okay, okay, stop me now from naming ALL their songs…. LOL!

        btw, this was an awesome KMM for an awesome Bilasa song/MV. Love you guise! (but I wish you’d stop using “guise” – really BAD English you’re teaching people!)

        4 years ago
  16. Every time I see Fangurilla I can’t concentrate on what she’s saying because I too busy figuring out who the guy next to GD is!! Is it Junsu? Is it really Junsu or am I seeing only what I want to see?

    4 years ago
  17. Excuse me while I act ratchet for a second… *ahem* DAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!! MARTINA SNAPPED ON A HOE!!! /ratchet

    Anyway… THIS MUSIC MONDAY IS AMAZING!!! AMAZING, I TELL YOU!!! SIMPLY AMAZE BALLS :D :D :D Like seriously, I loved the BILASA!!! song a lot, but your review makes me wanna sing the mess out of it’s ridiculousness. And the skits make my sides wanna bleed from the funny. Also, is it just me or do they look really different from the last comeback they’ve made? I know that K-Pop is highly fashionable, and idols trade looks and weaves like kids trade Pokemon cards, but these guys look a lot different. And in a good way ;3 OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH~ YOU SO NASTEH!!! Btw, that Fanguerrilla segment was really NC-17 XD I have no problem with it, because I honestly would let BILASA!! spy on me too (they ain’t bad looking :P), but whoa… Was not expecting that :3 Not a complaint, just an observation ^^

    EDIT – Forgot my show down response. Please accept my apologies :3 I prefer BILASA!!’s box; trampolines get boring after a while, and I prefer to not roll up walls XD

    4 years ago
  18. I preferred Shinee’s box set just because I think it was a bit crazier and out-of-the-box *hinthint*. But I think it suited the video more. But B1A4’s video was really well done too :D

    4 years ago
  19. I think for me, B1A4 is one of those groups where I’ll have to watch the live stages to like most of their stuff. I loved Tried to Walk when I first saw the video, but it took watching the What’s Up live stages for me to actually like this song. I do have to say, the B1A4 have pretty good live stages. I’ve started LOVING this song and randomly singing it after watching the live stages (took me about 2 times or so) and I started out kinda hating the song from just watching the video.

    4 years ago
    • You know what’s weird? We didn’t talk about this in the blog post, but I’m kinda worried about watching a live performance of this song. It’s a great song, but I can imagine the live stage being unbearably cheesy. No? I don’t know what it is. The song’s just too happy.

      4 years ago
      • Actually most people I have talked to have lived the song better after seeing it performed live. (And I am talking abut non BANA who didn’t really like the song at first but did after seeing it live) The full choreography really added to the song and IMO made it much better. B1A4 aren’t really dancers but they are good performers

        4 years ago
      • The ones I saw, I didn’t think were cheesey (trust me, I’m not one for cheese.) Here is my favorite performance of the few stages I saw (and yes there is a bit of bias in there because Shinhwa’s JunJin had a tiny 3 second cameo…but oh well! XD ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8egGwFb0YsI

        4 years ago
        • They are indeed awesome live! You can tell they’re having fun. ^^ I used to watch every live performance back in 2008 or so then it just got overwhelming. Ahh those were the days. :P

          4 years ago
      • No This dance is actually really awesome I think you guys would love it! Truthfully I started out disliking the song too. I just hate any songs that are different songs mashed up together. But after a few listens this song actually flows for me. And I don’t feel like its different songs mashed together anymore!

        4 years ago
      • But the cheesiness is what makes it awesome XD

        4 years ago
  20. “Simon speaka da good engrish long time!!” I totally think that reacclematize should replace reacclimated in the English language because it just sounds like a much deeper process. Hell, if the word threequel can be in the dictionary [n. The third film, book, event, etc. in a series; a second sequel.] why can’t we start using reacclematize!!!

    4 years ago
  21. OMG HOLE IN THE WALLLL! I’m so glad you covered this song. We’ve been watching it incessantly since it dropped. Your animals look so happy! Fangurilla is the best!!! We liked the 3 different musical styles spliced together and they had awesome transitions.

    4 years ago
    • and it was all done by Jinyoung ^^

      4 years ago
      • I seriously love the ‘tude he has in his stylings and production work. It makes it so much fun to listen to!

        4 years ago
  22. I really liked this KMM! ^^ As for B1A4’s growing up, I think that happened earlier, during “Tried to Walk”. But yes they’re not rookies anymore and I’m so happy for Jinyoung that he can release his own songs as the title songs! :D

    4 years ago
  23. I missed the overlords of the universe.

    4 years ago
  24. I never thought I’d see the day when Simon said B1A4 XDDD

    4 years ago
  25. Best use of multiple genres in a song. And it was done by the boys themselves. See, it can be done, some people just overdo it. *coughsmcough*

    4 years ago
  26. WHO THE F*CK IS B1A4. LOL SIMON.

    4 years ago
    • omg I thought “wait who is he talking about?” for a second myself and had to catch myself

      4 years ago
  27. SO AWESOME! I loved this video and loved getting to see y’all review it. One thing that I think surprised me was the lack of talking between skits. It surprised me because I usually see those as breaks in humor to allow the Nastys to recover from laughing but I kept laughing the whole time! And having just had my wisdom teeth removed, that was not a good idea. But still awesome and funny!

    4 years ago
  28. Why doesn’t the video play when I click on it?! It says “This video does not exist” ?!?!

    4 years ago
  29. Thanks for another great video, We know you must be tired after your trip and we (my parakeet and me) would like to thank you for your efforts.

    PS

    Spungy looks so cute and young with his hair trimmed XD

    4 years ago
  30. Omigod guys I absolutely love you! How you managed to make and edit this awesome kmm after just coming back home from singapore yesterday amazes me! /NASTY HUG!

    4 years ago
  31. Bitch. lol

    4 years ago
    • speaking of that, CL’s video is out and i really can’t see eatyourkimchi pass up on reviewing it. that video is really insane

      4 years ago
  32. I agree completely!!! This KMM is glorious in every way! Way to go S&M :D

    4 years ago
  33. Simon flirting shamelessly with himself, I think I fell over laughing! OH THAT’S SO NASTY YO

    4 years ago
  34. I think the 30 secs to disagree can be extended to 60 secs. It is too short for hearing ideas from both sides right now. Just extending it another 30 sec wont hurt, i think. Right Simon? Martin? Spudgy???

    4 years ago
    • You know…we actually really thought about that, but we really want to be able to condense our videos as much as possible, and cut out the bunk. If we had 30 seconds each, we’d uhm and ahh a lot more, and wouldn’t be motivated to be more concise.

      4 years ago
      • I think two 30 second parts would be good, because you can continue your conversation again, without having the “uhh” and “umm”.

        4 years ago
      • hmm.. is it? As a viewer like me, i still think it is not enough when one of u guys are going to give out a point of defend urself, suddenly the time is up. Just nasty oppinion from me. Please reconsider if the comment gets lots of like okay? :)

        4 years ago
      • but but but I like it better when your videos are 11 minutes long, why condense them? : )

        4 years ago
        • Some people like long videos, but attention spans are getting soooo much shorter on the internet, and we want to keep people’s attention throughout the video, you know?

          4 years ago
        • Your long videos always keep my attention as well, but I do really love when the videos are sometimes shorter, especially like this Music Monday. It was just constant, concise, funny moments. I really loved absolutely every moment in this review~

          4 years ago
        • Yeah, I get that. I work in an agency, I have to deal with videos that have tons of information, but are hardly longer than 2 minutes. Premiere and After Effects and all that stuff. Still it´s a little bit different with you guys. I find your videos hugely entertaining. In fact, let me tell you a secret: Being rather busy with work and stuff, the only time that I get to watch your vidoes is under the shower. On my iPad. (Yes, naked! A REAL nasty!!!!) The longer the video, the better. Short videos are kinda tricky for me because they are over before I finished. But I am too tempted, I can never resist watching another video. So I have to touch the screen, all wet and stuff. Please, save my iPad, keep your videos as long as you want. :) But then again: Youtube statistics have to be taken serious, so if you see people jumping off…..not so good.
          Btw: Fangurilla is my favorite character!!!! Fabulous editing!

          4 years ago
        • Yeah, it’s the YouTube statistics we pay attention to :D

          4 years ago
        • I don’t think it’s fair to assume the viewers and nasties have shorter attention spans now then they did before, if that’s a legitimate excuse. I’m sure i’m not the only one who thinks this but I really enjoyed talking about the plot and music more then the thirty second segment. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that some music videos don’t have a plots that you can get really in depth with, and I do enjoy the skits, and with that I know you guys are much busier now than you were before, but I think the reviews with more review to them then then risque humor were overall more appealing and enjoyable. Side note, what ever happened to wanking challenges? :[

          4 years ago
        • another way to look at it is… if they are trying to welcome more fans, then making their videos longer is not the best idea.

          If i didn’t know what EYK was and i saw their video on related videos or something… seeing the 11 minutes time mark, i’ll be too hesitant to click and instead watch a 3 minute nigahiga video instead…

          although my nasty side loves EYK and wouldn’t mind longer vids, but then again i don’t like watching ‘bunk’ (don’t get me wrong-there’s rarely any of that!)

          P.S. This is one of the best Music Mondays so far! I’m going to share it with friends XD

          4 years ago
        • I also enjoyed talking about the plot and music. I think that is way better than the 30 second segments, it’s way too fast! I want the old KMM back!

          4 years ago
        • I know! I’ve been missing the WANK challenges, cause boy were they hilarious! :(

          4 years ago
        • S&M!!! BRING BACK THE WANK CHALLENGES!!!! XD

          4 years ago
        • When you uploads videos, Youtube lets you see when viewers drop off, so I assume Simon and Martina have a very clear idea of what’s too long, what’s too slow and what’s fine for the majority of their viewers, what kind of segment bores people and what kind hooks them.

          That being said, I personnally wouldn’t mind KMM being 20 minutes long every week!

          4 years ago
    • you forgot about meemers’ name~

      4 years ago
  35. Spudgy looks like a puppy now that his fur is all short~ MEEMERS IS REALLY BIG.

    Oh and uh. I missed Seungrina’s Fangurilla lots. hurhurhur.

    Spudgy is my EYK crew bias!

    4 years ago
  36. Fangurilla is one of our favorite characters. I can’t see us getting rid of her any time soon. I’d even love to do interviews with her in the future. HA!

    4 years ago
    • Wait, is her name Fangurilla or Seungrina? I need to know what to put on my “I’m not ugly, I’m exotic!” shirt!

      4 years ago
      • Her ‘ name’ is Seungrina. Her stage name for the ‘ show’ is ‘ Fangurilla’.

        4 years ago
    • I really love her too, but as a non-native english speakr it is sooooo difficult for me to understand!! Please try to put the english subtitles =B
      Thanks guys!!

      4 years ago
    • As in, Fangurilla interviewing idols? That would be epic! XD Not that I’m, ahem, biased or anything, but I think U-KISS would be a great first target, I mean, interview for Fangurilla. Perhaps when they come out with their ballad subunit? :)

      4 years ago
      • U-Kiss is always a good option but you know who’s Fangurilla’s first love, right? SEUNGRI :D I still have hope for them to meet one day. If that’s not a good reason to wait for an EYK interview with Big Bang, then I don’t know what is.

        4 years ago
        • Oh my goodness, you’re right! If Seungrina meets Seungri, I think there’s a chance the world might explode – but that’s a chance I’d be willing to take, because the fallout would be hilarious. :D

          4 years ago
    • She reminds me of Lumpy Space Princess : ) who I lovvvve

      4 years ago
    • OMG YES INTERVIEW YOURSELF. That would be nothing short of glorious!

      4 years ago
  37. BILASA CONQUEROR OF KITTIES AND DEVOURER OF TEENAGE GIRLS HEARTS!! ^^ I had too :D

    4 years ago
  38. Fangurilla is back!!!!!

    4 years ago
  39. Second comment!

    4 years ago
    • It’s so lonely up in this comments section haha

      4 years ago
      • OMG HAIIII GUISE!! hehe we are early aren’t we? ^^

        4 years ago
        • Omg a wild Simon and Martina appear!

          4 years ago
        • It’s Going great!!! Thank you! :D How is everybody?! (The whole EYK crew ^^)

          4 years ago
        • Spudgy and Meemers are at home right now. We didn’t bring them in to the studio today because we just got them back yesterday after being in Singapore, and we want them to get reacclimatized in our home. Soo Zee was great today! Had a good business meeting with someone. Leigh’s still in the US! We’re trying to find time to FaceTime her now :D

          4 years ago
        • hmmm I wonder what Spudgy and Meemers do when you’re not home O.o Sounds like everyone is having a good day!! :D (I hope you guise are too! ^^)
          FIGHTING GUISE! Thank you for replying to me! :D

          4 years ago
  40. 야!! 너! 똑바로 말해 어디야!!!!!

    Possibly the best opening line ever.

    4 years ago
    • what does it mean?

      4 years ago
      • Kes

        Don’t even mess w/ me girl, where u at???

        4 years ago
      • direct translation is : Hey! You! Tell me properly, Where are u?
        The more sensable translation is: Hey, don’t lie! Tell me where u are.

        4 years ago