It’s been announced ‘s that BTS’ DNA comeback was played on more than 170 radio stations across Canada and the U.S! Who’s heard it playing on their local radio station? This long-awaited comeback definitely surprised all of us with the popping color and colorful hairstyles, and BTS Taehyung’s DNA hair especially had me wondering, “So which … Read more BTS Taehyung’s DNA Hair – GIFs and HD Pics Included
Sunmi has been getting so much love from fans and non-fans (if there are any?) alike with her recent comeback with ‘Gashina.’ While the song is C.R.A.Z.Y catchy, netizens have been especially praising her performance of this song on stage, commenting on her professionalism and entrancing facial expressions. If you haven’t watched it yet, be … Read more Sunmi’s Fashion Looks – Daily Outfit Lookbook
Produce 101 Season 2 has been gaining a lot of attention lately. We’re all aware of which trainees are fan favorites, but what about the trainers? Dance trainer Kahi showed a lot of support for trainee Samuel Kim’s talent.
Kahi guest-starred in the 46th episode of MBC’s “Video Star, which aired on May 23rd. There she gave a surprising amount of praise for a trainee that had caught her eye in”Produce 101 Season 2.” The trainer was well-known for her strict guidance to the “Produce 101” trainees, but it seems a particular trainee was able to earn her praise.
When asked for the trainee that caught Kahi’s eye throughout the show, Kahi responded that trainee Samuel Kim of Brave Entertainment gained her attention, stating that no matter what she taught him he would always deliver well and that when performing, he already had “his own personal talent and charm that isn’t able to just be taught, no matter how long.”
Fans may know of Samuel from his appearence on “Produce 101 Season 2,” as well as on Seventeen TV. Samuel was originally part of the lineup for Pledis’ boygroup Seventeen, but left later due to personal reasons. (Cries). He also previously debuted in the group 1PUNCH as Punch, but the group later disbanded. Samuel has released the EP “The Anthem” while in 1PUNCH, as well as “Spotlight” with Silento.
Samuel has been hearing many praises from the trainers, fellow trainees, and the public alike for his talent. It seems like a bright future is ahead of the 15 year-old! He is currently in 5th place as of episode 10 of “Produce 101.” If possible, be sure to vote for him and watch the 11th and final episode of “Produce 101!” The 11th episode marks the final debut lineup. Tune in next week to find who will make the top 11! We’ll be able to see Samuel’s self-made choreography to his team’s song “Super Hot!” If that isn’t enough motivation, I don’t know how else I can convince you.
Seventeen released their 5th mini-album “Al1” on May 22nd, and once again, the group was noted to have been heaviliy involved in the album’s making. Their nickname as the “self-producing idols” only becomes further solidified as they release more and more music.
The album “Al1” is a different step from the boys’ trademark style. Instead of the usual funk-pop and background screams by Woozi, “Al1” is mainly composed of smooth EDM mixes, kind of what you would hear in Forever 21 as you dig through the piles of clothes. The mini-album consists of 6 new songs, not including the CD-only songs “WHO” and “Check-In Remastered.” Those two songs are smartly saved for those that are willing to pay, I guess. Let’s dig into the 6 new tracks that showcase Seventeen’s new sound!
(Before we start, just wanted to add that this is Jeonghan’s official debut as a lyricist!!!) Don’t Wanna Cry is the title track of “Al1,” and it’s a personal favorite. Seventeen took a huge step from their chipper funk-pop, and took a 180-degree turn into the world of EDM. Although I’m sure Woozi will be up and running in a few hours with his rehearsed and forever-memorized script for the new track, I’ll be giving a quick overview of the new style.
Don’t Wanna Cry is described as an “oriental EDM track,” but I honestly don’t see a whole lot of oriental in it. It is EDM focused, with violin and bass accompaniments. It describes the feelings that one goes through as they try to find their loved one from the past, after a breakup.
I think it’s my favorite title track of Seventeen, maybe from all of 2017, but that could just be me being biased. It’s either this or Mansae. EDM isn’t usually something I actively listen to, but after listening to this song, I think I’ll be looking into more of this kind of music. If anyone was wondering, the choreography, by Hoshi, is also great. It’s wonderfully unique from most idol choreographies, and is definetely one of my favorite idol group choreographies. 10/10 would reccomend. Go check out the MV, which has over 1 million views is 13 hours!
“Al1” Track 02. 입버릇- Habit/Abuse
Lyrics: WOOZI / Composition: WOOZI, Simon Petren / Arrangement: Simon Petren
This is the vocal team’s track for the album. Again, I feel like these kinds of ballad songs are Seventeen’s specialty. Seventeen, particularly Woozi, have a talent with their lyrics and melodies. All their albums have a share of experimental music, but cafe and ballads are something that are so comfortable to listen to from them. It starts out as a very soft R&B sound, but it climaxes quickly to the chorus, which almost sound like their song “Love Letter,” only a slightly emo and depressing version.
“Al1” Track 03. IF I
Lyrics: S.COUPS, Mingyu, Vernon / Composition: BUMZU / Arranger: BUMZU
“IF I” is the hip-hop team’s track for “Al1,” and highlights the harmonization of EDM and hip-hop being infused. Like the rest of the album, it rides on the EDM theme, and tones down the feel, with softer sounds and vocals. Wonwoo’s singing is making another comeback in this song, and so are Mingyu’s well-deserved lines. It’s probably the most time Mingyu has gotten in the hip-hop team’s songs, so Mingyu stans can celebrate.
Swimming Fool is the track taken by the Performance team of Seventeen, and let me start of by saying that it won’t get anymore EDM/Forever 21 than this track. I’m pretty sure Forever 21 has already bought millions of ‘Al1″ albums to play in every single one of their stores, and I’m going to be sorely disappointed if that doesn’t actually happen. There’s literaly nothing to describe this track other than EDM. It’s a perfect summer track, which I’ll be playing all summer long, and you all should be doing the same. I’m curious to see what the choreography for this track will be like!
CHINA LINE. THE WAIT IS OVER. ITS HERE. ALL THE DAESANGS HAVE BEEN SNATCHED.
Okay, excitement put aside, let’s apprecate how the two Chinese members of Seventeen put the effort in writing lyrics for a Korean song. I’m pretty sure there’s not another Chinese member of any group that’s been able to do that, or not that I know of. Correct me if I’m wrong. I don’t even know if I can write Korean lyrics like that, and I (think and kinda hope) know more Korean than they do.
“MY I” is also an EDM track, although it’s got a little more of the bass and drums showcased in the background as well. The song sounded different from a lot of other songs, since we aren’t usually able to really hear how the Chinese line of Seventeen sound like. Their voices are so nice, and they fit in perfectly with the EDM track.
“Al1” Track 06. Crazy in Love
I have no idea why, but “Crazy in Love” reminds me of some 70s/80s song that I don’t currently remember. Either way, it sounds great. EDM was once again carried out in the song, which is with all 13 of the members, but there was a lot more vocal showcasing in this track, despite it being more of an EDM-focused track. DK and Seungkwan took the lead for the chorus, and the two main vocals, along with Woozi, have a near-falsetto style that I absolutely love.
Today’s fashion inspiration post will be centered around Seventeen’s Woozi! Also, just as a sidenote, I will be starting a new theme, which is to post style inspiration from differen idols, and I’ll be starting with Seventeen. The main goal of these posts is to try and find the idol that most fits your personal preference, so it’s easier to find a go-to outfit inspiration.
Woozi may be famous for his shorter height and cute looks, but as many Carats will know, his personality is almost the polar opposite of his appearence. World’s #1 aegyo and skinship hater, in addition to being a very articulate and somewhat intimidating producer/composer. He’s a man of few words, but when he does speak, we know every one of the Seventeen members make sure that they listen. I feel like his fashion seems to speak the same way.
We can usually tell the difference between when Woozi dresses himself, and when a sylist dresses him. Stylists seem to love to put polka dots, pink, hawaiian print, and all sorts of eye-popping outfits. However, Woozi’s personal style is the opposite of this. Simplistic, but it leaves an impression. Unlike the usual flashy outfits that most idols like to sport, Woozi seems to favor very casual styles, trying to blend in as much as he can: basic patterns and oversize clothing, particularly sweater paws. Another unique part of his fashion is how he prefers looser-fitting jeans or pants over the usual skin-tight idol jeans. Check out a few of the images below, and see if his style would is similar with yours!
So, what are the main points of Seventeen’s Woozi’s fashion?
Neutral/Dark Tones with hints of color
Basic patterns/Solid Colors
Baseball cap + Mask
That’s all for the overview of Woozi’s fashion! I personally really love his approach to fashion, it helps to match his appearence with his personality. Since he has a more basic approach to fashion, it’s also a lot easier to follow his style as well. Try it out for yourself, and see how you like it!