Two excellent MVs and songs have been released since I last posted. The first is the latest from rocker 문희준. 문희준 used to be in an SM Entertainment boyband called H.O.T. Although they didn’t last as long as labelmates 신화 and Fly To The Sky, they are considered one of the most well-known and influential Korean boybands of the time. After H.O.T split ways, the members enjoyed themselves some solo careers.
Personally, while I love me some old school k-pop, I hated probably all but two or three of their songs. I much prefer the member’s solo works. Their solo stuff ranges from ballads to hiphop to R&B, with 문희준 doing something a little different - rock.
His stuff is a bit hit and miss with me. Some of it’s incredibly cool, some of it’s boring, but I have only good things to say about his latest mini-album, Last Cry. It’s great. It’s better than great. The main single off Last Cry is Toy, and it’s really so good. Check it out:
The other MV and song is from M (or 이민우)’s latest mini-album MINNOVATION. Unless I’m mistaken, this is M’s last release before he enlists to do his military service - and he made sure he went all out with this one. The thing I love about M is that he’s never afraid to experiment. He really mixed things up with his fourth album M RIZING, playing with a lot of different styles, and although I was a little iffy about the final outcome one thing was for sure: whether it was good, or whether it was bad, it dripped of something that we call ‘The “M” Style’. M made it his own. He’s done the same with MINNOVATION (the mini-album as well as the title track). He’s taken the popular electronica influenced dance style that’s hot at the moment, and made it his own. He’s set himself apart from everyone else who’s doing the same style. That’s what I love about him, his ability to do that, to actually use a style, rather than just copy it.
I love the song and I love love love the MV. It’s so fun!