Source: Mr. Six (Guan Hu, China, 2015)
What is it? Yes it is Bad Girl, Kris Wu’s newest single.
Frankly, when it comes to Kris Wu’s music, I do not know what to say since his musical preferences basically is not my favorite genre. Honestly I prefer he sing ballad only but after I listen to his self produce single, Bad Girl, I realize that his pace is not in ballad.
Bad Girl was released when I was on temporary hiatus thus I could not listen to it immediately but when I finally I did;
My—very—first impression upon hearing song intro was Jay Chou!
Secondly, after listen the entire song, I was open mouthed, surprise!
Kris Wu is indeed a big troll, since the moment they broke the news about Bad Girl and from promotional photos they had release previously, I expect such a heavy or maybe dark hip hop, I think none expect that the song will turn out that way.
Come to think of it, I should have expect he will insert EDM since the genre is huge recently—even I trouble my self to study the sound since I’m curious why CNBLUE is so in love with the genre—and apparently I failed to notice.
I can not say much about his music since I have no clue about it, I rarely—almost never actually—listen to hip hop or R&B or any kind of music Kris Wu prefer to listen to. In my opinion, Bad Girl’s music, lyric and beat is opposite to each other. It is like contrast situation among anger, disappointment, and upset feeling that voice out through happy beat. I do not know if this right or not, I really hope there someone out there will be able to teach me this kind of music.
Hip hop is something new to me, I mean, I started to closely listen and studying about this genre just recently, thank to Kris Wu. While EDM I already studying about the genre for awhile now, this time thank to CNBLUE.
And because of EDM too, I found cool band which dedicated their music for the sound, they are one of popular Japanese band, SEKAI NO OWARI. They taught me that the thing when produce by its master would have some amazing outcome. Do I say that CNBLUE’s EDM is bad? To me, yes. In my opinion, they still have so much space to explore without switching genre. But then again, that is the difference Korean music industry and other countries. CNBLUE has company need to feed, has market to satisfy since they make music for them not for their own satisfaction, not for art. Music and art come after money for them, I can not blame them though, the environment had them to do that. SEKAI NO OWARI however, they are a group of best friends who love in same sound thus they decide to create some music to cheer other as none can cheer them when they are feeling down. And how about Kris Wu? Kris Wu is fetus in music scene but I am already proud of him.
I have all the reason to be proud of him, here I will list them down.
Firstly, Kris Wu is not trained to be musician; he trained 4 year along to be rapper and dancer. None—even me—ever imagine he will compose, writing lyric or even produce music.
Secondly, instead of looking for good composer, lyricist or producer to do his song, he trouble himself to create himself a song. This one is indication of musician’s point of view to me.
For Boice, maybe this is not a big deal since CNBLUE best known as self composing and producing team, but for Meigeni and Kris Wu, of course, this one is huge thing. Although I barely see people talking about his music but I think that understandable, or maybe since I can say that I came late for his song, people already discuss his music a week ago and I miss it?
Other discussion about music is, the MV. Frankly I am not quite please with Bad Girl MV. But I think, the reason why I displease is very different with most of the people out there. And this is also the same reason why I did not spare a glance to watch Cinderella MV.
I never like those unnecessary scenes. But I still talk about Bad Girl and not Cinderella?
Because both of them are different although have the same reason why I do not like the MV. The scene did not affect Bad Girl too much, not many people discuss it. Meigeni discuss many things and what I proud the most is “Kris Production”. While Cinderella was the opposite. Those scenes stole all the attention and became the main topic of discussion, even news media—well Korean media almost never write about CNBLUE’s music though, so it was no surprise at all. They ditched CNBLUE’s music just because of the scenes.
Why I strongly oppose the unnecessary scene in MV?
Because I know, they add the scenes to gain attention not to emphasize their music. I remember ever read somewhere about one Kpop idol, he said that ripping his t-Shirt is one of his way to communicate with his audience. Perhaps, it works for many idols or their fans but for me, it definitely big no. to me, there should be no other way to communicate with audiences but with music.
There a lot of world artists also did the same, should CNBLUE or Kris Wu wait until the time?
No! Do not forget that CNBLUE is huge, Kpop is huge—Kris Wu is no longer Kpop but most of his fans were still have Kpopers’ mindset. Their albums often sitting at Billboard world album chart and yes many of world artists did that—ripping clothes, etc—and I still have the same preference, if they did it simply to make their fans high, it’s not right. To put simply, ripping clothes shall not be the main attraction of the show. Take for example, RHCP or LP, with or without ripping clothes their show is always high. Plus their music, they are not only voice out about lame and desperate love story topic. Is that necessary to rip off your clothes when you are desperate and upset and broken heart? I don’t think so, unless you wanted to show off your body. If you perform nude for human trafficking campaign, I’ll definitely standing ovation for you.
Back to music, I do not know if I should be glad or not Kris Wu inserted some EDM sound because it makes me able to speak a word or two about his work. Although I am still incompetent enough to make review but I still proud of Bad Girl. Some people actually thinking that I lower my standard about music in order to keep Kris Wu relevant. I tell you, I still picky when it comes to music and my standard is still the same.
Good music=self compose (and/or self written lyric).
Perfect music=good music + live performance.
That is the way I am rating music, whosever the music is, western or Asian, are all the same. And Bad Girl was even self produce, so can I say that this song is beyond perfect? Definitely!
I do not know how other rated one song, but I think everyone has their own way to rate each work but this is my way.
And one more thing—and this is the most important thing actually—when I talk about music, it has nothing to do with MV. Music is something you work with your ear, not with your eyes.
Below here there 3 EDM music—plus one is not EDM it is only the newest song—with different taste and sound. Enjoy and let me know what you think about those musics (not MV). Until next time 🙂
SEKAI NO OWARI – Dragon night
Kris Wu – Bad Girl
CNBLUE – Cinderella
Another SEKAI NO OWARI newest song SOS
Today I found something ridiculous regarding my fandom world. If you wanted to know what it was, this was about crediting title in Kris Wu soon to be release movie, Mr. Six.
Well, this started when Li Yifeng’s fans demanded to change list order in the movie credit. The things went worse when Huayi took the demand; official database in IM Global changed the order list and official trailer in China Lion’s Youtube channel removed without prior noticing.
This lead International Meigeni sparked anger. Many big fan accounts question the matter to international Mr. Six distributor and of course, soon various Kris Wu’s fanbases posted receipts mostly about how Kris Wu’s fandom would affect the movie internationally.
Meigeni international’s power was no joke, I admit that but then again, it was not our job to talk or question. Sure as fans we would like to see our bias on top of the priority but please, set your mind right.
I think crediting list was producers’ job. It was behind-the-scene thing. I was aware about movie billing and such and if you use that thing to justify, then do you even know how much percentage of Kris Wu would appear in the movie, in addition he supposed to be antagonist too. Only producers and those who involved in the movie production knew the portion. Beside, was it done beforehand?
If this billing makes you hesitate to support Kris Wu’s movie just because Kris Wu would not get the share from the box office revenue then are you his real fan? Kris Wu could not always get lead cast in his every movie. How about Mermaid? Won’t you refuse to sit at the cinema? Because he is only cameo and surely premiere counted as box office, if you go to the cinema to watch, your money you spend won’t go to Kris Wu’s pocket. How does it sound? Please be rational before makes an excused.
Huayi have absolute power to change everything and they didn’t oblige to tell fans about that. Fans demand an explanation but they have right not to respond it, it’s makes sense. On top of everything, Kris Wu has professional management to take care the matter better than we do. They know what to do without us instructed them. Kris Wu is the boss, he knows everything about the movie contract, role, paychecks and whatnot. His situation right now is different with him back then. His career developed by himself, his team member chosen by himself and if they did not say anything regarding the matter, it was because why they bother to speak up if everything already settled?
I doubt if Huayi discreet about the change toward Kris Wu’s side and even if Huayi did, I’m pretty sure Kris Wu’s side would solve the matter quietly.
As Meigeni, why were you still make fuss over everything when you bias tend to keep everything low and quiet?
I do really hope that Meigeni take chill pill and just enjoy the movie without fuss. Movie production is something beyond fans can imagine, you keep on going justice for A, justice for B, but in the end of the day it only make your fandom look bad. Kris Wu teaches us how to respect everyone and everything, why did not you go after his lead?
He kept on telling us “Do not fight the hate with hate,” it was not only hate he means, but more than that.
Can we just follow him?
Think again, no matter how much we put on pressure to producers, distributors, we have no power whatsoever to change everything, the bad side will go to Kris Wu, he was the one on the bad side and worse because his fans that put him on that place.
Maybe we think, by putting on pressure then they would listen to us. Maybe yes, but what it the bad side took them, Kris Wu would be on the difficult situation. Kris Wu well known of being polite and humble newbie in the entertainment world. Everyone acknowledge it; why didn’t we follow him?
Once again, why can we trust Kris Wu studio regarding this matter? They know everything better than any of us.
Friendly reminder to everyone takes chill pill or cool shower to cool your head down.
PS: And I’m very disappointed with my fellow Meigeni.
It still early in the morning when Beijing International airport filled up by number of girls with various cameras on their hand. I don’t know if they were equally surprise as international Meigeni who was at home and anticipating his airport fashion turned to be speechless.
He known among fans as airport fashion king and this very morning he proves it once again!
So today was Michael Jackson 5th death anniversary and Fanfan had to do something to tribute him which he chooses to do a cosplay!
Came out with long purple wig, he woke my sleepy eyes and I fell silence for moment before I bursted in to hard laughter. It’s likeWTF, what did you do to yourself?
He update his weibo, said he took his sister to go to the show (he will attend Paris Fashion Week, invited by Givency) and both of his Studio (Wu Yifan’s management team) and Official fanclub explained about his style today was for the late Michael Jackson.
So, I can wait for the Fashion Night because I really am anticipating about his appearance. And I don’t expect any clean cut look from him XD
He was not a prince but he was fashion icon 🙂
Well, these are his other eye catching airpost fashion, which one is your favorite?
Photo courtesy various fansites
So, this is now happening in my twitter for almost a week already (or probably longer I just did not notice it before)
Ever since I follow EXO in early 2014, I made my timeline colorful with all Kpop stuff as well as divers friend because only right now, I found out that most of my friend I got from EXO, they were all either Kpop fans or had much knowledge about Kpop than I do—of course.
Before my timeline is only CNBLUE related news, be it friends or news from other fanbase, I did follow some of Korean portal news of course to keep myself update with CNBLUE but then again, it was only focus matter. I used to focus on CNBLUE only thus I only have Boice friend, but now, no more.
As I said earlier, my friends now were as colorful as my timeline—not that I’m complaining though. With various friends I have right now, the thing I know about fangirl’s life is different, safe to say, it surprising me because all the nonstop fanwar. And my question is, is that really necessary?
Personally? Of course not. XD
To me, fangirl means new friends to hang out—even mostly on twitter only—and share the same excitement about music we like. But apparently the point of view other fans are different—and I can’t do anything about it, sadly.
So, what does media had to do anything with this fangirl and fanwar stuff? Well, fanwar happen as fangirl’s respond for the news relied by media of course. And as my experience of running CNBLUE’s fanblog for almost three years, there quite difference about Korean media and Japanese media when it comes to entertainment industry.
To Korean media, whenever there idol made comeback, it was the time for them to open all the rumors from the wrapper. To those who is blunt or clumsy they would trapped by the situation the host or media created and of course, it would led to another fanwar.
As for Japanese, comeback means they could provide their readers or audiences behind the scenes every song the artist made.
Thus far, I almost never found about Korean media that talked about CNBLUE’s music (well I took CNBLUE as example because that what I know the difference what Korean and Japanese article or TV show wrote about them). All I found was the rumor and gossip from each member.
I almost never know the story behind their Korean songs (almost all of them that only released in Korea). And on the contrary, I know every story about their Japanese song, each of them. There times when I bored reading Japanese translation because one album CNBLUE could be featured in at least 3 magazines with the same topic, MUSIC! How the idea came up to them, how they arranged the song, how the other member contributed to the song (well, mostly CNBLUE’s song composed by Yonghwa and Jonghyun) or is there any special touch up about the song. They also ask what strongest point from each song.
I wonder why Korean media could not do the same. Instead of talking crap, why did not they started to educated their reader or audiences with meaningful stuff?
Then my friend said to me,
“Korean idols are not all composing their song, and as far as I know there no media focus to cover Korean music globally (published in both Korean and English). Maybe there media that only focus on music like Japanese does but you’ll never know because they’re not popular. What did the idols should talk about when they have no idea about what they’re singing or how the song producing? CNBLUE could talk much because they knew. And I think Korean will run out of topic if they insist to do like Japanese does. Japanese should divers their focus because they would not run out of topic. There loss of musician offered them to write down their story in their editorial.”
Upon hearing this, I realize, what she said was true. Sadly, but that’s the truth. All of musical activity which purely sold music had rare chance to be covered by major media.
One of my friends once flew all the way from France only to attend music festival in Korea, she said, there actually bunch of talent musicians in Korea and various genre too (because all this time I only think Korean only could sing a dance music) but when I try to search any information of the event. There only few and that was not even a headline unlike any event that Kpop idols joined the line up. And the audience too, she said, not many people came.
I actually hope that musician will have a place in Kpop industry (which I thought unlikely, take a look CNBLUE and Juniel) and make the sound of Kpop move divers than coloring by fanwar and controversy.
Well, hello again, it’s been while since my last post in here. All this while I don’t feel to write anything but here I am right now, ’cause twitter seems can’t handle my opinion anymore, well so I guess I’ll start to write again.
There many things happened during this span of time and to be quite honest, I don’t know where do I have to start. So I picked up the most recent issue going on in my twitter which I have many pro and contra, well, it’s no other than my bias, Wu Yifan.
So, the recent issues were all about movie posters and Harper Bazaar photoshoot.
Why those two became issues? Trust me, I don’t know either because I don’t see much problem in there especially for Bazaar photoshoot.
Well, let’s get started with the movie poster.
Some fans upset with the poster for many reasons and here I show you several posters and official casts photoshoot they released those far
The two photos released shortly after the official announcement of Somewhere Only We Know production and the two didn’t drew any bad comments yet and fans begin to wonder what kind of story of the movie be like since in China, movie or drama production always kept under the wrap. There so little things about the storyline or anything about the movie that revealed to public.
New posters been released again and it was nothing ‘cause it still consistent with the previous two or the other promotional photo that officially released, there alwas four of the casts.
However the talk begin when the first movie clip released, in the 30 second video, there only Yifan and Likun couple and Gordon Alexander and Jinglei couple, the other two, ChangZhao and Yizha all of sudden vanished from the sight.
The questions begin, from, where did Changzhao and Yizha dissapeared? And did Grdon Alexander and Jinglei couple did so much in the movie? Or, what kind the storile of this movie exactly? But many comments and opinion were over promoted of Yifan and Likun couple (I don’t like to say but I think the opinion is true).
The arguments went on as the new posters came out
The posters only consist by two couples and from here Changzhao and Yizha were definately out of sight. And so, when the official teasers came out, all the clip was all about Yifan, Likun, Jinglei and Gordon Alexander.
Even me, I was fooled by the storyline before. All this time I was thinking that the main story would revolved around Yifan, Likun, Changzhao and Yizha. But I guess, I surprised by the — abrupt — change of the promotional photos and posters.
All the more when the cinema version poster came out, all the bad comments toward the director rising once again. Some of fans accused her to use Yifan for promoting the movie, as if there only her and Yifan.
For me personally, from the photos that released earlier (where there always four casts in it) and the official posters, I think it was inconsistent from the SOWK team. I know, the whole storyline only the team themselves so all they can do whatever they want for the posters or teaser clips. My point is, if there four from the start then ideally will still four in the end because movie is not like the real life where none of us can’t handle the future. In the real life is still possible we begin with four and end up with three or two, but hey, this is movie, there a director, a script-writer and whole team to control where the story will going and how it will ended.
If you asking me I like this final poster or not, well, I don’t like it. My reason why I don’t like the poster is, SOWK can hired a better graphic designer. I don’t care about how many of them in it (though I still rooted five or six of them on one frame) or how huge Xu Jinglei face will be, the only one that intriguing me is the design. They should do much more better than this.
From the poster, the storyline seems ambigous. Especially the one where Xu Jinglei, Yifan and Likun on one frame, people can suspect that Yifan was involved in love triangle where the fact is not.
Another issue was, Bazaar photoshoot. And this issue is the most ridiculous things I ever heard. Some upset about Jinglei see-through blouse and saying Yifan shouldn’t do such kind of photoshoot. Other upset and questioned, why did Jinglei even follow Yifan to appear in the cover, why didn’t she leave Yifan alone on the cover?
Well, for the first issue about Jinglie’s see-through blouse, I don’t have problem with it so, I let you to judge it by yourself. If anything, I like the photoshoot, Jinglei can pulled of her sexy look with someone much younger than her and most of all, she didnt need to reveal her skin.
The second issue, I’m not Bazaar editor so I don’t know the motif, why they took the couple for their cover. FYI, I’d been a editor so quite sometimes and even if it’s not magazine, but I know how they work. I don’t think it was Jinglei’s request to appear in the cover with Yifan. It must the editor of the magazine (in this case is Harper Bazaar) itself.
Honestly I, myself, I don’t see any problem with them being the cover. I don’t know if there many mind that.
Lastly, there one opinion thar drew me to write more in here. Last night, I came acrross with the funny opinion to me. It said, to those who obligated to be thankful to Jinglei with all her decisions and everything is insult Yifan because surely even without Jinglei, Yifan still can do so much.
I’m agree with that but also I’m disagree.
I’m agree that we should thankful to Jinglei to give Yifan so much — great and rare — opportunity he was dearly wished for. To me, SOWK is like Yifan’s experiment project. Why? He’s rookie (and please not that he was never been in acting before unless for his group MV or CFs) but he took lead cast for a movie, secondly, have you ever heard an amateur up for the big chance of being songwriter and even producer for the movie OST?
I’m sorry to called Yifan as an amateur because for me he is. Sure he worked in musical field before but please notice that he was a performer, he only sung — well, he was a rapper before — the song the team given to him, he didn’t write or produce or anything, all he did was sung the song according the score, nothing else.
If I was Jinglei, SOWK is my movie, why I do trust an amateur to do the soundtrack where obviously I can find the better musician to do it because let’s face it, music is doing big thing in the movie too? The answer is either Yifan request to her to do the OST and she sees the potential in this rookie, so she trust him.
If you argue, but Jinglei was still supervising the MV.
Let make this clear, MV and music is DIFFERENT I don’t think Jinglei has something to do with There is a Place because there only mentioned Yifan and Bingyang.
But again, just because I’m thankful to her doesn’t mean I agree with all her policy, I have some dissagreement toward her since the beginning of the SWOK promotional, but at that time, fans accused me as Yifan antis and now when I’m already move to think something else, fans starting to protest to her with the same reason I did before. It’s so funny to me.
And, I’m still believe that even without Jinglei, Yifan can do so much, of course he can because he is Wu Yifan. He can do everything he can and wants. But unfortunately, it was the woman named Xu Jinglei who took him under her wings for his first project, so, you liek it or not, Jinglei, SOWK and There is a Place playing huge role in Yifan’s future career as solo artist AND it was normal that you should be thankful to her, because I think, Yifan personally also thankful to her.
Actually, the relation between Yifan and Jinglei is mutual benefit, Yifan need the chance and room to explore himself and Jinglei need his popularity and fans to give her movie so much love and attentions. This is win win situation for both parties.
If you can’t see her as someone who give great chance to your idol and I don’t think you can appreciated someone who help you in real life either.
Well, it’s enough I think, I need to stop writing before I can’t stop myself. LOL
I welcome opinion from you all as long as we can discuss and talk with chill head and appropriate language ^^
See you next time
Photo by various weibo outlets
Video by galaxy fanfan
Written and posted bt Tara Lee
Today 24 years ago, right on the 6th November 1990 there was born a baby boy, the ordinary baby boy. The baby was growing up in such various surrounding which lead him to be extraordinary boy ever walk on earth.
He spent his early life in two different surrounding, in his birthplace China and in the different world of western, Vancouver, Canada for specific. Having to adapt in the polar opposite of culture just enriched his personality.
The ordinary boy soon become extraordinary boy with his all round talent. Started off by basketball player, the boy named Kevin Li even brought his team become champion back in China.
Went back to Vancouver, soon he kicked of his entertainment destiny after pass the SM Global audition.
His new journey was begun in Korea.
Spent nine years in that country with all the sweat, pain, blood, tears; he left.
As expected, his adventurous soul can’t let himself stuck in one place and one thing too long. Gathered all his brave, he took one big and controversial step by leaving the team that already make his name big.
Why did he leaving? Just one answer.
A dolphin is need a bigger place to see her beautiful dance, in this case, she need a big and beautiful ocean.
That was he does.
He took up the chance for another opportunity, the one he may never have if he choose to stay.
So here he goes today, actor/singer/songwriter/composer/producer Wu who kick off his new journey right on his birthday with his very first self-composed and produced song as his movie’s OST, entitled “有一个地方(You yi ge di fang) – Somewhere/There is a Place”
Listen to the song here 有一个地方 (by clicking the link you will leave the page)
This maybe not the best, but surely, this song will be very much memorable for him and for meigeni because this is his very first step for a new journey.
Hope that he can keep stepping forward because meigeni will always back him up, there is a place for him to turn into whenever he needed it
有一个地方* (its not song lyric)
There is a place for the story to be born
There is a place for the start to begin
There is a palce for the gate to open
And there is a place for you to turn into
A place for you to shine
A place for you to smile
A place for you to cheer
One place only you know
You may go somewhere
You may hide somewhere
You may leave somewhere
But there only one place you may return to
Somewhere, where the skies are blue
Somewhere, where the stars are shining bright
Somewhere, where we can fly together
Somewhere only we know
Happy Birthday Galaxy 生日快乐凡凡
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Posted by Tara Lee @ bpb decoded