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