For our first ever Song of the Week we’ve chosen “Shower of tears” by BaeChiGi Ft. Ailee (눈물샤워). We chose this song firstly best of it’s fantastic combination of rapping and ballad / classic music styles, also the sort of rap battle towards the end of the song it pretty cool. Secondly because it stands out in a positive way in comparison to other KPOP songs currently in the charts, it’s cool but not in a bubblegum pop or novelty Gangnam Style way. Finally the music video MV is interesting and tells a story which links well to the song without being over dramatic or stereotypically KPOP.

Artists

BaeChiGi (배치기): A hiphop duo made up of Moowoong (or 정무웅) & Tak (or 이기철). They started out on there music journey back in 1999 on the as an underground group in Seoul. It took them 7 years until they released there 1st album back in 2006. They’ve since released 2 more albums and “Shower of Tears” is the title track from there 4th album. On Twitter: Tak – @amsatak & Moowoong – @moowoong

Moowoong from Baechigi
Moowoong from Baechigi
Tak from Baechigi
Tak from Baechigi

Ailee (에일리 or 이예진): Also known as Amy Lee, she is an American-Korean singer who was born in Denver before moving to New Jersey. She came to Korea in 2010 to focus on her music career and to be closer to her Korean roots, which looks to have been a really good decision. On Twitter: Ailee – @itzailee

Allie
Allie

Finally

We hope you’ve enjoyed and agree with our choice for KPOP Song of the week. Also we admit that recently some good KPOP songs have been released lately from the likes of; Girls Generation, Infinite H & others. However we would prefer to look at a group that has been less mainstream (until now). If you have any suggestions for next weekend, please let us know.

Have a nice Saturday and great weekend.

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