Monday, May 6, 2013
[News] Rise To the Top: K-Pop Battle in May-Hem
On May 6, 'sexy queen' Lee Hyori, 'beast idol' 2PM, B1A4 and UV made their comebacks after a hiatus from as short as six months to the longest of three years.
"Miss Korea," written by Lee Hyori herself, features sexy and retro visuals with black-and-white music video along with critical viewpoint on the all-too-common appearance-centric perspective on women prevalent in today's superficial society. Returning from a 3-year hiatus from music, Lee Hyori has garnered a great deal of attention with her inventive music video teasers.
2PM, who came back with "Come Back When You Hear This Song," will release the rest of their songs included in the new third album, Grown. Moving away from hyper-masculinity, 2PM will suit up and add to the mature side of the previously beastly idols.
B1A4, who has built a large fan base among teens, returned with "What's Up?" and four other songs in their mini album. Their title song, "What's Up?" was written by leader Jinyoung.
Last but not least, the unprecedented comedian-artist group UV is back as well. This time around, they scrapped humor and laughter in their title song and put forth a serious song about a man's sacrificial love, featured by Brown Eyed Soul's Sung Hoon.