8/01/2013

Lee Hyori~MONOCHROME

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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5_MNvnskEqA/UZxQzGa0-NI/AAAAAAAACRw/dOCXZ2QESps/s1600/MONOCHROME-01.jpgLee Hyori to me is one of Korea's most beautiful woman in the entertainment business. Not only is she a pretty face but also a wonderful singer who I recently discovered. Her new single "Bad Girls" put her in my path as one day being bored, surfed on AllKPop, saw the video for the song and thought "Why not"? For some reason this season, the theme of "bad girls" has been going around first with Lee Hyori's song, CL's "The Baddest Female", then Bumkey's "(Crazy Love) Bad Girl." All in a span of a couple weeks. Tis the season to be a bad girl it seems.

Bad Girls

Personally, I think we all have a little of that "bad girl" image in us,  the kind where your the "cool" bad girl who strives to be different by not caring what people think and have a mind of your own. I believe you can look at the term "bad girl" and flip it to have two taboo meanings. The "good" bad girl or the one who acts the stereotypical bad girl who flaunts her promiscuity around and likes to party. This entire album has such an easy listen feel to it. Every song flows beautifully together, which doesn't happen often with artist and the order they place the songs, but for the album it works wonderfully. I absolutely love the concept behind the album, strong woman empowering messages and this retro/bluesy/pop sound which fused together creates one awesome record. I won't go through each song but I will highlight the ones that stood out to me the most. Already got "Bad Girls" out of the way so moving on to "Miss Korea".

Miss Korea
This song comes at a perfect time in today's society as the world's beauty standards seem to have evolved even more. Everywhere I go whether it's surfing around on tumblr or facebook girls these days have become so obsessed with wanting to look like someone else and being jealous of what they naturally have. Which saddens me because we've all been there-including myself where you tend to compare yourself to ever single pretty girl out there, but you've got to learn to look in the mirror and love what makes you so special. Now on to this great and powerful song! To me this song is saying that you shouldn't conform to what everyone around you is trying to look like. You are beautiful, you are the one standing on the podium after they proclaim you "Miss Korea". It's a beautiful message to give to young girls telling them that they are beautiful. There's a part in the song where she talks about having something materialistic like a stylists to make them "shine" and have the world notice them. She then moves on to say that she doesn't want to cry over something that's a "springtime illusion." Very moving lyrics to a song that at first glance doesn't seem like much but if you look under the surface it hits right at home.

Fan or not of Lee Hyori, you've got to check out the rest of the album, trust me its worth the listen.

Photo Credit~KPopHunt, Popdust

2 comments:

  1. I love Lee Hyori! She is a strong, confident, gorgeous female who has a good sense for variety shows. Everything about her shines and she always stands out in the entertainment world. :) I also admire how she became a vegetarian a couple of years ago and not only that she also does a lot of charity works. ^^ I can go on and on about this woman, but it all comes down that I really respect her!

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    1. Yes she's an wonderful human being! One thing I failed to mention is how passionate she is for her projects which include philanthropy work etc. She's one idol I would be happy to meet :)

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