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Kpop Music Mondays: MBLAQ “Cry”

January 17, 2011

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MBLAQ recently came out with a couple of videos, “Cry” and “Stay.” Cry was released last week on the same day as TVXQ’s “Keep Your Head Down” and got a looooot of requests, but the TVXQ fangroup – being the biggest fan group in the world – put in a lot more. Afterwards, MBLAQ still continued to get requests, and when “Stay” came out then we got pretty much nothing but MBLAQ in our mailbox. So here we go: time for us to review MBLAQ’s “Cry”!

To begin with, some of you might be wondering why we chose this one over “Stay”, considering the fact that “Stay” is newer. Fact is, we just like “Cry” more. Really. Now, that might sound like no big deal, but it’s a big deal to us, because we normally don’t do ballads. They’re not really as appealing to us as regular K-pop. But “Cry” is an exception. It has something different about it. Something more soulful. Simon grew up listening to R&B in the 90s, and this song for him was really reminiscent of those times. Seems like it’d be perfect for BET’s Midnight Love, (if any of you ever watched that, WOOT WOOT!).

Also, this video brought about a point that we wanted to mention before in B2ST’s “Soom”: why do boy bands freak out when they get stuck in the rain? Sure, we understand that maybe they just don’t like to bring umbrellas with them, but, really now, if we get stuck in rainstorms we just hide under an awning, or run to the closest convenience store and just buy a cheap umbrella. But noooooo. Kpop Boy Bands lose their minds if they get stuck in the rain, and rip off their shirts and jump in the puddles and punch the ground and cry. Come on, guys. It’s not worth it! Your makeup will get all smudged! And why don’t girl bands ever get stuck in the rain? We think it’s probably because the only thing that we can think of when girls get stuck in the rain is them having white T-shirts on and having sleazy wet t-shirt contests, which probably would be inappropriate for Korean TV, but awesome nonetheless…

We also got kinda carried away with the underwater sequence. Martina did a bunch of pictures for them, some of which didn’t make the cut. The end scene was supposed to be Simon successfully not sucking at being underwater, but we decided to chop it. Here’s the screencap that almost made it in:

Underwater Simon

By the way, Simon does not suck at swimming. His fingers do get excessively wrinkly, though. We did not make that part up :D

As always, JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* are awesome for so diligently translating all of our videos into Korean. We usually only thank them in our info boxes on YouTube and on here, but this time we really wanted to give them a shoutout in our video. Thanks JB & Annie. You’re the best! And this white box to the right here is supposed to be the YouTube subscriber widget, but it’s been broken for a week now or so. Hopefully it’ll be fixed sometime soon…

Lastly, if you’re a fan of MBLAQ and want to get the CD delivered to you, no matter where you are in the world, you can do so by buying it through the banner below. Huzzah!

MBLAQ Vol. 1 - BLAQ Style

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