A Look at CN Blue
So last week I managed to actually write about Music without Cloud or Di! Hopefully they won’t appear today either, I did give them an exceptionally powerful sedative this morning…
So in the poll I held the past two weeks CN Blue won^^
Let’s Talk CN Blue!
First the name, do you wonder what it means? I did, so I looked for the information. Turns out that CN is short for Code Name and Blue is actually the first letter in the word that describes each member.
Burning Lee Jong Hyun
Lovely Kang Min Hyuk
Untouchable Lee Jung Shin
Emotional Jung Yong Hwa
Why do Korean Rep Agencies do that? give them these little adjectives that are so so corny? –
hey why are you here? I gave you a sedative!
Yeah well I’d be stupid to let myself be taken in twice in a row! of course I didn’t take it, dumbass. I need to be here so that you don’t gush embarassingly.
I do not gush!
Do too, now I’ll let you continue, but as soon as you deviate into gushlandia I’ll interfere ok?
hmmph… anyways’s continuing… This band started out as an “indie” band in Japan,- of course this wasn’t really the truth since they were already backed by FT Island’s managing group, but whatev– Cloud, I thought you would let me continue this on my own? I did I just thought I’d add some more info!
ok, yes they went the indie route in mid 2009, playing in clubs and other indie band hangouts. they mostly did so with songs in English like Now or Never:
This song’s style for some reason makes me think of Bryan Adams, I like this song a lot though I do have some trouble understanding YH’s english, but overall he does wonderfully. -warning number 1
::whisper:: Geez, the opinion police is here
In January 2010 they had their korean debut with their mini-album Bluetory, which I’m 100% sure is not a word, but something like an awkward compound of Blue and Story.
Which is like, totally appropriate! Like how blue-er can you get than a song. like titled, like, “I’m a Loner” so sad. So, like, here it is: I’m a Loner by CN Blue
Min, I thought you gave both of us a sedative, why is she awake?
Crap, I forgot to adjust the dose for her fast metabolism.
Like, what are you guys talking about? Were you guys being mean to me again? Like totally, unfair! Like I can’t beli– before she could continue Cloud knocked her out and laid her on floor bound and gagged. It’s the only way, otherwise you’d really not be able to finish.
Thanks. Where were we? oh yeah, “I’m a Loner” it makes me think of 50’s rock probably because the music they play is influenced by the Classic Rock era.
In their second mini album (less than half a year after the first) they performed with songs composed by Yonghwa, such as Love Light & Love
oh yeah tell them about the debate among k-pop fans about Love Lightr.
Well basically fans, have little fan wars about it in which some say that the song was NOT written for SNSD’s Seohyun, Yonghwa’s wifey on WGM* and other’s, Sone’s mostly, say it was. My unbiased opinion is that everything was written and composed way before he began to participate in WGM, however he did add the “I’m genie for you girl” line once he started participating in WGM as fanservice.^^ the first video I placed here doesn’t have the rap with the Seohyun reference but here this one does – oh and I like the little bongo drum sound this version has.
However one of the other reasons that I like it, is that it’s not just Yonghwa singing, as much as I like his voice I love to hear other voices at times.
Then this year they finally had their first full album. The title track Intuition, is good and it kind of reminds me of Maroon 5’s style back in their early days. Also the MV is funny, because they’re being “bad” tagging on freeways, parked cars and blacking out security cameras— kid’s watching this video don’t do that please! Also I can’t take these pretty boys seriously when they’re trying to be bad:P
Then for the Japanese market they came out with In My Head this past October, and it’s PV (it’s the Japanese equivalent to an MV) is interesting…, well not that much, just that from it I glean that in Yonghwa’s head (he wrote it) there are empty spaces in which CNBlue performs with debris flying around them. However the song is really enjoyable–
Other Good Songs
Tattoo (and I like the video the fan created for the YongSeo couple)
Teardrops in the Rain: vocals= Lead Guitarist Jung Hyun with cute Engrish… 🙂
Do you want to know their Ideal types?
Jung Yong Hwa’s Speed interview- it was weird but he’s earnest…
Awkward Yong Hwa dancing Back it up (Jewelry)…
CNBlue on Kim Heechul’s radio show Young Street! omg isn’t my Heenim so beautiful, isn’t he just the most awesome MC, trying to make everyone feel so welcome to his show, surely the best- Strike two! Min, you’re clearly biased, just let people watch the clip!
and he’s clearly learned the Kang Ho Dong habit of incriminating people, talking so much and fast without letting people talk back.
Funny version of “I’m a loner” including the trot Prince’s (I think I’ll be making a post on him one monday) version of it^^
WGM- is short for We Got Married, a sort of reality show that pairs off different Korean artists off and for several months they have to act as if they’re married to each other. (I was big Kim Hyun Joong + Hwangbo shipper! yay for the SSangchu couple!)
ps… I like the little scat thing Yonghwa does in some the songs, i feels like it gives it flavor.