November 3, 2012
Lee Hi “188.8.131.52” – Vote for it Here!
I feel so weird talking about this, because – it’s like – I know her personally. I mean, we feel the same way a bit when we talk about U-Kiss, because we’ve spoken with them so much and continue to speak with them, but we met them after they were already established. Lee Hi and I, though, both knew each other before we did what we did. I taught her class. She was my student. I was a teacher, she was a student. We were different people back then. I’m not even sure if she’ll remember me, because I think she was the last batch of students when I left, as opposed to my other students who I taught for a couple of years. I don’t know. So, yeah. That’s the story. So I suggest voting for her so you can watch me squirm awkwardly as I talk about my student, and somehow claim to have known about her potential before she made it to YG. Ha!
Younique “Max Step” – Vote for it Here!
Ooooh! A new SM subgroup. Though, it’s not really a subgroup, is it? Subgroup implies a smaller group from within a single but large regular group, like Taetiseo being formed from Girl’s Generation. Side note: I totally forgot how to spell Taetiseo because all I can think of for their name is TITTAYS! That’s not actually it, though. Anyhow, so this isn’t a group’s sub-unit, but instead more like SM’s Frankenstein Group, a mishmash of awesome dancers from different SM groups. I personally would have liked to have seen Shindong in this group if it’s supposed to be a super dance group. Shindong is a badass dancer. I won’t say who he should replace, though, for fear of gravely insulting someone who thinks that particular member is the best dancer in the universe and will fight with a knife against anyone who disagrees (fangirls be crazy, yo).
NS Yoon-G feat Jay Park “If You Love Me” – Vote for it Here!
Ah! It’s always so scary whenever we don’t say glowing things about a group or artist. This is gonna be another one of those times. You Nasties here at Eat Your Kimchi aren’t too mad at us, right? Both NS Yoon-G and Jay Park have had much better songs than this. This song just isn’t anything really new in any way. The instrumental is pretty generic, the lyrics are alright, and the song is just a ballad with some rap in it. Sure, both artists are talented, but it feels just like a song that was given for them to sing for a Disney Movie rather than a song that expresses who they are and what they want to do in music, you know? Or it could be that we just don’t like songs that don’t have bombast to them. There’s nothing really explosive here. Just…singing, rapping, fin. Let me know if there’s something I missed out on here.