He got startled when you screamed upstairs. You were totally shocked and amazed by the aesthetic of the MV. Of course, you were proud of your boyfriend and his purple hair became your favorite colour that he made so far.
As always, you were impressed by Hoseok’s dance. No matter how you were looking at his part, it was perfect. You grinned as he came at your back, asking what you were doing. « Hoseok, you’re damn perfect in this ! » « Oh, you saw ? Thank you Jagi » he said, sending you hearts with his fingers.
It didn’t take long for you to sing along with your boyfriend’s part. You were jamming hard on this track, and saying you enjoying this made Jungkook laugh. « You should take my part on stage too Jagi » « No way » you said. « You’re too marvellous »
His rap part at the beginning killed you. You were looking at your perfect boyfriend, silently. « What ? You don’t like it ? » he asked. You turned to talk to him « This is fucking dope ! » you cried. « Great, if you like then… »
You were disappointed, not because of the MV, but because your boyfriend almost didn’t have part in this song. In order not to upset him, you said it was a super cool MV and that he did his best.
Watching this in the morning while Jimin is in the bathroom, you looked at this MV in your bed. It was perfect, all Jimin’s part were flawless, even when he got shot. When he came back at your bedroom you acted like you were banging at him with a imaginary gun. He played and laughed. « I know someone who saw the MV » « Well, this is a master piece. I had high expectation after Blood Sweat & Tears »
Holy shit. All the directing was so damn well done. Your boyfriend was expecting your reaction as you covered your mouth, about to cry. « Wa…Was ?! Are you crying ? Jagiiiii » « Taehyung-aaaah, » You hit him with a cushion. « How can this be so perfect ?! » « Dunno, but why are you hitting me ? »
iKON’s Bobby just dropped his first solo album. After all the jealousy and mean comments I read when it was announced that he would be releasing a full album, I really wanted it to be amazing. It is. Not the way I was expecting though. This album is definitely full of surprises. When MOBB (WINNER’s Mino and Bobby’s unit) made their debut I found out Bobby was the one who participated in writting the music for their titles and then Mino gave it his own spin. That’s why I put Bobby on my list of idols that make me excited about their solo careers specially since he’s only 21. He wrote all the lyrics and took part in composing every song for Love and Fall.
If you’re expecting this album to be a party hardcore hip hop trip then let me tell you it’s nothing like that. The only song that has a heavy beat that matches his previous song HOLUP! as well as MOBB’s FULL HOUSE is UP a collab with MINO. When Bobby went to MBC’s King of Masked Singer I was surprised about his singing voice. I knew he could sing because of the snippets he’s shown with iKON and MOBB but I didn’t know he could sing that well. I now wonder if he made that appearance as a spoiler for this album. I’ve listened to this album on repeat ever since it dropped just a few hours ago, here’s what I think about it track by track.
I LOVE YOU. As most summer songs in kpopland, the beat is tropical house. A fun song about love with a sad twist in the end. He mixes his unique voice with a few hip hop verses.
RUNAWAY. One of my favorite songs of the album. A melancholic song about wanting to runaway when the pressure of daily life and fear of failing is suffocating you. I love the chill rap.
다른 세상 사람 (A person who’s out of this world). A more hip hop based song with a slow beat about meeting a girl out of this world and warning her to stay away.
텐데 (I would). Another of my favorites. A song about turning a friend with benefits to a more serious relationship.
UP (feat. MINO). A song with a heavy beat with lyrics that talk about fame. This song gave me mixed feelings. I kind of wanted them to do a stronger rap on this track but I do think their lyrics are witty and fun.
SECRET (feat. D.K and KATIE). A very pretty mid tempo ballad. The lyrics talk about a girl with a boyfriend.
IN LOVE. This pretty love song is one of the highlights of the album. Bobby’s falsetto on this track is so beautiful specially with those strings in the background.
수영해 (Swim). A bright colourful song with a chill beat.
Firework. A sexy song that will make you unconsciously follow the beat with your whole body.
내게 기대 (Lean on me). A great way to end the album with this upbeat song about being there for the one you love in the hard times.
As a side note, I barely posted this when I realized the MVs had been taken down and reuploaded for the second time. Even though they haven’t confirmed it, seems like a hacker is doing this. Maybe someone who is not happy that Bobby got a full album. I can’t possibly relate to that kind of thinking. Either way I hope YG properly fixes the problem.