“I don’t know if I should be saying this… I miss Yunho and Changmin… No matter what anyone says, they’re our members and I know them better than anyone else… People might say it’s pointless in saying this but… I want to see them again. It’s been a while.”
For the last month or so, U-Kiss has been in Japan to prepare for their official Japanese debut. They will begin by releasing the licensed version of their Korean album “Bran New KISS” in Japan on August 24, which will include a DVD with clips of their time in Japan; they will follow up with their first Japanese single, to be released in December of this year.
On July 25, entertainment agency NH Media confirmed that Japan will not be the only country to see showcases by U-Kiss, as the group plans to hold concerts in North America and Asia.
A representative from NH Media revealed that U-Kiss will hold performances in the United States, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and China. The concerts are to be held “hopefully at the end of this year, but if not, during the first half of next year.”
Said the representative, “We are talking to the organizers right now to set the dates, but it’ll take some time for it to be announced because of the boys’ activities in Japan and Korea.”
2NE1 is on a roll with their soon-to-be released mini-album!
2NE1 releases tracklist for upcoming mini-album + MVs release dates
Ten months after releasing their last mini-album, a date has been set for 2NE1 to released their next mini-album on July 28th. YG Entertainment released the group’s tracklist on July 15th through their blog, YG Life.
According to the tracklist they released, there will be two new songs included in addition to the already released tracks “Lonely,” “Don’t Cry,” and “I Am The Best.” The mini-album will also include the bonus track “Don’t Stop The Music,” which was used as the theme song of Yamaha ‘Fiore’ last year.
The two additional songs that will be included on the mini-album are “Ugly” and “Hate You.” “Ugly” was written, composed, and arranged by Teddy of 1TYM and will act as the title song of the album. “Hate You” has been tagged as the sub-title song of the album and was also written, composed, and arranged by Teddy.
According to YG Entertainment’s blog, 2NE1 will first release the sub-title song “Hate You.” The song was originally suppose to be released on 2NE1’s first studio album last year, in fact. “Hate You” was originally titled “Fuck You.” However, due to its derogatory title and lyrics because of 2NE1’s young fanbase and Minzy being underage, the song did not make the final cut for 2NE1’s 1st studio album. The blog post continues to say that 2NE1 had liked the song and wanted to change the title to the track and it was decided that “Hate You” would be included in their new mini-album.
The music video for “Hate You” will be an animation video which was produced by graphic artist Marie Kim. The teasers for “Hate You” will be released starting on July 18th at midnight and the music video is set to be released for July 21st at midnight.
The post continues to talk about their main title song “Ugly,” a song that features a powerful guitar rift with a mix of rock and electronic sounds. The lyrics speaks of one’s outward appearance and to be honest with ourselves despite how “Ugly” we may seem. CL is known for her talent for knowing multiple languages such as French and English, and the chorus for “Ugly” has been sung entirely in English by CL herself for international Kpop fans. “Ugly” has a very summery chorus that is refreshing for the season.
The music video for “Ugly” is set for release on July 28th at midnight. Production costs, according to YG Entertainment, has been the most ever spent on a music video thus far. “Ugly” was directed by Han Samin.
YG continues to talk about their special collaboration with Marie Kim, who they had contacted after admiring her art for so long. After being contacted, Marie Kim had personally offered to not only direct the music video for “Hate You” but also take care of 2NE1’s album jackets.
Marie Kim has worked with Andrew Warhola for his album “Velvet Underground,” Julian Opie’s 10 year anniversary album “Blur,” Kanye West’s album “Graduation,” and even collaborated with Louis Vuitton for the accessory line “Murakami.”
They have also hinted that 2NE1’s promotions this year will not end with their latest mini-album and to anticipate more.
2NE1 will also be preparing for their upcoming solo concerts on August 27th and 28th titled “NOLZA.”
Tracklist: 1. I Am The Best (Lyrics, Composed, Arranged: Teddy) 2. Ugly (Lyrics, Composed, Arranged: Teddy) TITLE 3. Lonely (작사: Teddy / 작곡: Teddy, e. knock / Arranged: Teddy) 4. Hate You (Lyrics, Composed, Arranged: Teddy) SUB TITLE 5. Don’t Cry (Lyrics, Composed: Teddy, Lydia Paek / Arranged: Teddy) -Bonus Track- 6. Don’t Stop the Music (Lyrics, Composed: e. knock / Arranged: 최필강)
Earlier today Trax’ guitarist Jungmo revealed some interesting news through his twitter account. "Trax debuted seven years ago. That was quick. It will be our lucky seven. I see a lot of good happening this year and I feel good with the new album that will be coming soon."
A few weeks ago a release roster of SM Entertainment was revealed through a TV-show. While the roster itself was revealed to be altered already, many people noticed the comebacks of CSJH The Grace and Trax in-between the others groups. While The Grace has already had their long-awaited comeback, Trax can be expected to return to the stage soon.
(Zin)!_ Being at the age where growing is important, he looks like he lacks sleep. He seems to be the member who sleeps the most so he can actively promote later on. During photoshoot, he was very hyper and…
The reason actually of why I surfed the net (and loaded P50 for unlimited surfing for 24 hours) is that I have to make good research of an article that I need to write. Turned out, I did more fangirling than researching. Hell more. I'll be back again in a week.
Why do you unfollow me when I only get to Tumblr once a week?