WARNING: KIND OF LONG POST FEATURING A CYPRIOT IN LOVE WITH THE COMEBACK OF 13 AMAZING, TALENTED AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.
So…. I’m crying.
I’ve actually been crying for hours.
Well one word: Seventeen.
I spent so many days in worry. When I heard that Seventeen are changing their concept I was extremely worried. After all,what I have noticed is that some people do not accept change. They expect a group to have the same branding forever.
So like I said, I was worried. Most importantly I was worried that I’d be disappointed. especially since their last album is one of my favourite albums. Ever.
And then today, I finally saw the comeback. And let me cut to the chase…. I love this comeback.
I love that they are maturing, growing up as artists, improving and creating beautiful art. I love that they are acting, travelling to master their craft and gain experienes.
I love the song. What makes it so amazing is that Seventeen has such amazing colours. Each member is so different, they have such a unique feel, so fresh. And they always experiment. The rappers try singing, the singers try new ranges and so do the others. They push boundaries. They are not just content with the label of ‘vocal’, 'rapper’ and so on. They want to move forward, to evolve and I love it.
This song also makes the members feel more equal. Indeed the song doesn’t feel like 2 members ft the boys. It feels like 1 single unit, shining together. It feels like they all matter. And in my opinion, although they do dance together and sing together, it does indeed feel like they are 'alone’ due to the mood of the song.
The lyrics are so emotional. But that doesnt compare to the emotions in their voices.
Their voices show clear pain, suffering and longing but also determination to not cry. Even if that determination seems to hurt them more than help them. Their voices tell different stories and it’s beautiful.
And the part with Mingyu, Wonwoo, Jeonghan and Seungkwan seems to be the most heartbreaking for me. Because during that part it seems like we get a conflict of what Seventeen are saying( that they are ok) versus what is going on inside their heads which is that they are not ok at all.
In fact, they want the person they long for to come back, hence why they ‘dont wanna cry’, just incase their tears prevent them from seeing the person, or whatever they want to see. ( I really love this idea so much)
So we get a feeling that they are lying to themselves. We get the feeling that we can relate with Seventeen. Because we too have hid or still hide our real feelings. We put a smile and say ’ yep, I’m fine’ when it’s all lies.
And the choreography….. It’s amazing. There is a flow yet passion in their bodies during the choreo and it really compliments the song. It makes it even better as the choreo itself tells a story.
It is not a choreo done just to look cool and impressive or just to get someone to say ‘wow that was a random cool move’. They tried to make it into a message. A tale in itself. Once again the ‘dorawa’ part immediately comes into my head. The way they fall on their knees, the way they move feels like they are hopeless. Broken. It feel like they have given up and all there is is numbness.
And the visual of the MV is phenomenal. So beautiful. Really compliments the song and dance.
So what can seventeen not do? What else do they have in store for us? There are so many stories they want to tell. But for now we all need to follow and then recover from this story. Because I have a feeling this will be an emotional ride.
After all, their anniversary is soon and I have to prepare for that too emotionally. (ah thinking about that makes me want to cry again)
I can also sing praises about this album.The title track is amazing but so are the other songs.
The vocal unit feel is sweet and emotional. It just relaxes the muscles, the brain and makes me want to close my eyes and relax. Just listen to Seventeen.
The hip hop unit is once again branching out.
The performance unit release what people call a literal bop.
The china line slays hard and Crazy in love feels like a rollercoaster. And lets be real, ain't nothing better than a kpop rollercoaster. And if it’s as fun as Seventeen’s well…. what could be better.
So many styles, so many colours, so many emotions.
I really, really hope they win an award. Just one at least. Because right now it’s all about the power of the different fan bases.We are fighting digital monsters. And while I would like to say that 'just be happy you got a comeback’ I’d be lying. I want Seventeen to win. And it’s ok if you want your bias group to win. It’s normal. You can say ’ Seventeen deserves to win’ because they do. Seventeen realises high quality music, a mini album full of stories. It’s ok to want them to get more recognition.
So Seventeen, good luck. As a Carat I would like to say that I am so proud, so happy. You work so hard, train so hard and most importantly you risk. And i am here to vote, stream, fangirl and cry with you! Maybe you ‘dont wanna cry’ but its ok. We, Carats, will cry for you instead!
Thank you so much for this beautiful comeback.
Thank you for working so hard for this.
I can’t speak for every Carat but I haven’t felt so satisfied in so long.
This is beautiful.
Thank you for starting to open up to us slowly and telling us more about your style and your feelings.
Thank you for being emotional in a title track.
There are so many thank you’d I want to say, but I’ll leave them for the anniversary.
Thank you for reading!
PS. I want to address the elephant in the room. I’d like to ignore this issue but since it’s a hot topic, I will put my 2 cents into it. Many haters are spamming with comparisons to Chainsmokers in order to hurt Carats and Seventeen(and i dont mean the constructive criticism. Just the hate). It is not ok to drag a group which works so earnestly down. Not when they work so hard.
However, it’s just proving that Seventeen are becoming a bigger group. That people feel threatened. Try to take away all their hard work. Haters can try but we Carats will stay strong. We will protect Seventeen, support them, be with them through their improvement. And fellow Carats don’t be discouraged! Let’s be strong for our boys and defend them!
(I’m sorry but I just had to get that out of my chest).
Lets stream like we have never before! They deserve all the love!
@radioactive-bananibal You bet I’m sending you the choreography video! So be prepared!