AKA The Song That (temporarily) Brought Me Back To K-Pop.
I haven’t cared much about K-pop (not even BIGBANG) since early this year. In the past couple years, I’ve discovered a whole wonderful slew of indie/rock/hiphop music that I find I enjoy and appreciate much much more than the glitz of K-pop – and so I had all but cleansed myself of idol madness until I stumbled across this song.
And dare I say, this music video rivals my favorite K-pop music video of all time?
Okay, so I know I’m late to the party – this song released last year and I think at the time I had heard of the song but never bothered to give it a listen until a couple of days ago. I do actually still keep an eye out for certain idol groups because, while I’m not into the fandom madness, there’s still a lot of great idol music out there. So when my friend Holly told me about Yoseob’s solo mini-album, of course I wanted to listen to it (I like Yoseob and his album is pretty good!) and then by the magic of YouTube’s suggested videos I came across “I remember.”
The fierce red-head in the vid is B.A.P’s rapper Bang Yong-guk and the vocals are by B2ST’s Yoseob. Bang Yong-guk… wow. Just wow. THAT VOICE. I know zilch about B.A.P – I was really impressed by their debut but promptly forgot about them until now. Listening to this song made me go and listen to some of their other stuff and I think they’re pretty great. Am I sucked back into the K-pop mire? No, but I like these young ‘uns, in a fond noona kind of way. Haha.