Again, I may be stresssing too much about who should be the LAST artist for Musical Monday. It’s a big decision, right? The Musical Monday posts have been around for almost as long as the site has been (both versions of the site). This will be the I see song when I recollect and look back on the site, scrolling back to the old feeds. It should be something I love, something that is going to withstand the test of time, right? Well, putting that sort of pressure on myself is a great way to make sure I don’t make a decision at all.
So, I decided to go with it. This final Musical Monday will feature the three finalists I narrowed it down to, all chosen for different reasons.
First up, I wanted to end on A.C.E as they are the current loves of my life. I just opened up their Season’s Greetings and am basking in just how much I love them. It would make my heart happy if I came back and saw them always listed on the front page of posts here on Kchat. Downside, the most recent song of theirs is a Christmas release by the Beat Interactive artists. So essentially a post-Christmas Christmas song where they are only part of the whole. The song is cute and I grinned through the A.C.E parts as they really know how to make a girl’s day. However, as much as I love A.C.E, I don’t want to leave it on a Christmas song where I don’t love the entire thing. (I might not be a Shy fan though Forestella seems okay.)
A.C.E, SHY, Forestella(포레스텔라) _ Christmas Time
I then moved on to the header song from Mino’s new release, Tang! When I first watched the video, I didn’t feel like I liked the song, while the video is over the top and interesting, I just wasn’t feeling it as a whole. Since then though, the song has played heavily on several of my workout playlists, and its grown on me. I do love a high whiny rapper and MIno’s voice is so unique and interesting. But was I choosing it just to have something cool and interesting here or do I really like Tang!? While I don’t think the song is going to hit my top 50 songs of the year list, the more I separate it from the video and the idea of Mino himself, I like it more and more. Now to try and do the same for the other songs on the album.
MINO – ‘탕!♡ (TANG!♡)
This one is a surprise addition to the list! I was out there listening to new songs and landed on Minho’s new song Heartbreak. After the first 30ish seconds, I almost ‘changed the channel’ but once the song hits the chorus, I realized…wait….I think I really like this! I kept on listening and, yep, there it was, I was digging a Minho song. It has a dreamy quality that is a bit addictive. Is this his first solo release? I’m now wondering if I should check out his other songs? I’ve never really paid that close attention to Minho before, but now I’m wondering if I should? Anyway, I’m here for this heartbreak.
MINHO 민호 ‘Heartbreak
So there it is, our last Musical Monday! A mixed bag of fun things that caught either my heart or ear. Here’s to so much more good music!