FT Island-Bad Woman MV Eng sub+download

FT Island came out with their first MV featuring their new member, though honestly I couldn’t tell him apart from the rest of the boys(I mean, you can only get so many variations on the thin shaggy-haired angsty-looking Asian boy before it all starts to blur together – especially as they’re all about the same height).

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I like the video, although the thing about FT Island is that a) each song individually is good and b) all their songs sound the same. This is the same sort of emo-screaming song they’ve done a million times before…which doesn’t necessarily erase all its value. Just some. (I could get really snarky with this but I”ll avoid out of love for them).

And one thing I will give them: angst may be their thing, but at least they do it well.

I like the effect of the frames sliding past each other, but it’s under-used – should be more dramatic. Also, if she’s such a bad woman, why is she crying so much about leaving him? Shouldn’t she not care?

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News bites: Son Dambi in an American film, Winter Sonata film, Lee Hong Gi, Big Bang’s new single

Have begun Hana Yori Dango 2 and even though it repeats certain themes from HyD1 and the character they give Makino kind of annoys me, it is adorable beyond words and bringing me much joy.

Meanwhile Son Dambi has been cast in a $25 million Paramount hip-hop dance film. Hugely popular Korean dramas Winter Sonata and Autumn in my Heart are being made into films by Culture Cap Media, although no casting has been announced yet. FT Island‘s (!!!) Lee Hong Gi has been cast in a drama called Master of Study, which will compete with not just the currently-running and hugely popular East of Eden but also the new Boys Over Flowers(previously adapted as Meteor Garden by Taiwan and Hana Yori Dango by Japan) which will start running in December.

Meanwhile Song Hye Kyo continues the trend of Asian stars losing all sense of fashion as soon as they step onto the international/western stage –

Here she is at the debut of her Korean-American film Make Yourself at Home at the Pusan International Film Festival. *shakes head in despair* She’s one of the most elegantly beautiful and exotic women to come out of Asia. Why must she show up looking like an average pretty woman?

And while the world’s waiting around for Rain to pull his act together and put out his fifth album, check out Big Bang‘s title track, Number 1, for their Japanese album to be released October 22. AND, to my surprise and utter delight, they sing it entirely in English!! The MV is mediocre but the song displays their trademark strong beats and sexy lyrics(rather too raunchy for my taste, but I’ll put up with it out of love for them)

Note to self: they are exponentially hotter for singing in a language I can actually understand. COME to America, BB! You know you want to.

FT Island…consider me an official convert

This is what really converted me, though I’ve been flirting with them for a while now –

Which was forthwith cemented by a good listen to their newest album, the lovely (and unusually imaginatively titled) Colorful Sensibility, which can be downloaded here.

They’re pretty-

and their music is, to my surprise, quite decent – easy on the ears with strong vocals and genuine musical authenticity. I suggest FTIslandluv for further exploration/downloads.

What: Korean rock balland band FT Island(the FT stands for Five Treasure), who have been making pop/pop-rock hits since 2007. Wikipedia page

Who: 5 members-

Lee Hongki (Lead Vocal)
Lee Jaejin (Bass)
Oh Wonbin (Guitar, Soft Vocal & Rap)
Choi Jonghun (Guitar & Keyboard)
Choi Minhwan

Why: good, addicting music, pretty faces, umm, what else do you need?

Colorful Sensibility Tracklist:

  1. 사랑후애 (譃爱) (Lying Love)
  2. 여자는 몰라 (Girls Don’t Know)
  3. 그대는 사랑입니다 (You Are Love)
  4. Love Is
  5. 멋쟁이 vs 예쁜이 (FT vs PRI) (The Cool vs The Pretty)
  6. 외워두기 (Memorize)
  7. 미워하고 원망하고 (Hate And Resentment)
  8. 1분 1초도 (Even For One Minute And One Second)
  9. 사랑하지마요 (Please Don’t Love Me)
  10. 사랑이라 부르는 이름 (A Name Called Love)
  11. Troublemaker
  12. Train