Finally!!! A Hyomin Song I Care About

So, if I haven’t said this before, I’m a second generation Kpop fan. I got into it around 2006/2007, through Super Junior.

Now that that’s out of the way. I’ve witnessed way too many debuts and as it stands right now, a lot of disbandment. I guess a pretty standard amount considering that we’re on generation four or something of Kpop at this point.

Anyway, T-ara was a group I loved for a lot of years…and then I didn’t. It wasn’t entirely sudden either. I mean, I reached a point where the songs all sounded the same. I remember discussing this with my friend Momo once, the new title song sounded like the last one should’ve been.

I distinctly remember the last song of theirs that was a title track that I was in for was ‘나어떡해?’ which was the repackaged track that came after ‘Number Nine’. I can’t remember how many times I spammed ‘Number Nine’ and kept having ‘Lovey-Dovey’ flashbacks. (Sugar Free kinda just appeared and that was the last time T-ara was ever relevant to me.)

MOVING ON.

The girls did release solo tracks and really my favorite happens to be Jiyeon’s ‘1분 1초’. HECKING YES. That song was amazing and I still listen to it occasionally.

Hyomin’s first song came out with a lot of controversies because of the lyrics and I don’t remember what else. Then Mango came out last year and to me, that was painful to sit through.

So surprise to me when her music video was leaked a day before the official release and I actually kinda liked it. The video disappeared for a few hours I think before it came back. The single was launched not long after.

I’m not going to do an in-depth review because I am not a music critic. The hook is catchy and it’s easy on the ears. The dance looks like a lot of fun to learn. That’s going onto my backlog of routines I want to know how to do.

Hyomin’s ‘U Um U Um’ is a refreshing T-ara solo. If this is going to be her musical direction in the future, I totally dig it. Maybe someday I’ll appreciate her other tracks but so far that doesn’t look likely.

I am eagerly waiting for what the rest of 2019 has to offer in K-Pop because to me so far, girls are on a roll with some good bops.

2 thoughts on “Finally!!! A Hyomin Song I Care About

  1. I totally understand how you feel!! sugarfree was the last song of theirs which was relevant to me after that I felt none of their songs was up to their level..i miss that T-ARA

    1. Michi

      Same! After Sugar Free they evaporated into lackluster music and focus on China. Their last song was underwhelming.

      And I found out yesterday that LE was in the original guide track and they kept her voice for the beginning and prechoruses

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