TXT gives fandom name, plans first concert

SEOUL, South Korea – Nameless no more.

Fans of new K-Pop group TXT need not worry as the group themselves unveiled their fandom name last August 22. This was unveiled through their live video and their official Twitter page:

It can be remembered that the group lacked fandom name for five months. Initially, they took on the fanclub name and afterwards retracted due to being similar with that of Tiffany Young’s. From then on, Big Hit Entertainment accepted submissions from fans, till the group thought of it deeply.

Even if TXT had to cancel various meet-ups due to health issues, they beamed their smiles on the new identity of their fans. The fandom name MOA (모아) stands for “Moments of Alwaysness,” which tells of their wish to be together with their fellow members and their fans forever.

As a sign of gratitude for fans for being one of most-recognized rookies, the group plans to hold a new concert. Beomgyu initially wanted to hold their first performance at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines. He further told, “우리는 이제 모아에서 필리핀 모아와의 회의에 흥분합니다.” (We are now excited on meeting with our Filipino MOAs at the MOA.)

Meanwhile, Smart Araneta Coliseum expressed its sadness of its name not being picked as fandom name.

“We are saddened by their preference. Fandom name might have been named after us, or be nicknamed Big Dome. However, we respect their decision.”


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Featured Image Credit: TXT poses for their recent comeback Cat and Dog.

IN2IT (인투잇) – Run Away: MV Review

This is the first time we will review IN2IT, with their song Run Away.

At first glance, I am thinking that they will perform Teen Top’s Run Away, which I shall explain via joke later. So, with many countless “Run Away” being played in K-Pop, would they run away with a stand-out performance? Let’s see here in this review:

The storyline starts with the boys trapping inside. They wanted to go out, and as such raced towards the locked door. At first, they avoided light, but can’t resist it, thereby opening it in the end. Upon going outside, they feel refreshed. The contrast between dark and light themes is consistently shown in the video.

Implicitly, they want to tell us the moral lesson that “There’s light at end of tunnel.” Meanwhile, viewers might benefit from them illustrating how to find exit routes. This is important, especially in case of fire or earthquake.

Review as whole

As a whole, I loved the metal rock vibe embedded in music, and how they played their vocals.

With racism subconsciously embedded in Korean society, it feels refreshing to see another Southeast Asian in a K-Pop group. We refer to Isaac, who hails from Malaysia. A good move from the agency, and hope this will open more opportunities for non-Koreans wishing to be part of the music.

The setting outside a building where they dance as group shares that of Wanna One in their song Energetic.

Review by others

TheBiasList described the song as “robust and exciting”, and offering “quality over quantity”. The music includes heavy metal, and utilizes it to give flesh to the performance. Take it away from the group, and it will sound generic.

While the instrumentals stood out for him, it noted that the same should have been pushed harder. It disliked the “duel rap verses” that robs the song of full momentum.

KPopReviewed was quite surprised with the group doing an “edgy vibe,” something the group did this time. It describes the song as portraying the group’s different side. While being typical, the song has a breath of fresh air. Most outstanding was their intense rapping and bridge which builds suspense. For him, it was a “cool song” as a whole.

Joketime

Before we end, let me share to you a joke from a commenter (Ngoc):

PENTAGON: Runaway
Bobby: Runaway
Super Junior: Runaway
Tiffany Young: Runaway (Ft. Babyface)
Royal Pirates: Runaway
Eric Nam: Runaway
Teen Top: Run Away
IN2IT: Run Away

Am I that ugly?

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 93.00%
Grade: A+
Assessment: Excellent

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color based on mood 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting 5
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 5
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 5
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 7
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 5
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Shares concepts from other groups 5

Rocket Punch (로켓펀치) – BIM BAM BUM (빔밤붐): MV Review

We will feature another new girl group called Rocket Punch, with their song BIM BAM BUM. For a bit of info, its members are Juri, Yeonhee, Suyun, Yunkyoung, Sohee, and Dahyun, who debuted last August 7. They are managed by Woolim Entertainment, the same agency that handles Golden Child and Lovelyz.

With so many groups being formed this year, would they have offered something outstanding to us? This is important for them to be noticed in the sea of K-Pop. Let’s start:

(Side Note: Upon hearing the lead track, it brings us back to another group where they released Bboom Bboom and Baam. Sounds interesting? Might as well Bim will be their next comeback, if there will be any.)

The video starts with the girls meeting on the road and going inside. After partying, they went to the façade and there they saw a jaguar. It came to a point that out of fun, they destroyed the surroundings with their laser gun power.

The group features street, hall, and signages harking back from the old times. This will give viewers an idea of what might happen in the past.

Funny scenes include their shooting spree (2:08 – 2:31) and the arrival of jaguar (1:57 – 2:00). The funniest of all was their reaction upon seeing the jaguar again, at the end of video (3:30 – 3:40). In a way that acted as outtakes, recalling similar reaction with that of (G)I-DLE’s Latata.

Review as whole

They described first the name of the group: Albeit far, their “punches” has effect. To learn more on them, some signages were installed, describing the group – on themselves, and what they want to be: “Our start is wonderful”, “99 Dreams”, “Famous”, and “Adorable”. Summing up:

“We are an adorable group with a wonderful start and with infinite dreams, aiming to be famous.”

For now, the agency made great distinction between that group and Lovelyz. While the latter offers soft, exciting, and caressing sounds, reverse happens on Rocket Punch, being strong-willed and daring. The only major challenge is on promotions and refinement of MV to make it stand out.

On settings, they are cramped in tiny space, to be improved next time. Dance featured at chorus (1:04 – 1:10) was the hardest part.

Their going back to nature with jaguar and plants (1:26, 1:33 – 2:02) shares with MAMAMOO’s Egotistic. Meanwhile, special effects are seen at 2:08 – 2:31, on converting building debris into donuts and ice cream.

A poster written as “Acelagas, Cochinita, Pollo” caught my attention. Translated into English, this means chard (leafy vegetable), Mexican dish, and chicken respectively. Does this mean that they want a new Mexican dish with chicken and vegetables? We don’t know if this has something to do with their MV.

It made a good move featuring the 1theK logo. This can be seen at the beginning and end of video, as small icon. Again, this can be done by groups under the channel, if they don’t want to feature it anywhere.

Review by others

TheBiasList anticipated outstanding performance from Woolim Entertainment’s new group, but scratches his head upon hearing title of lead track.

Positive notes were on the song as a whole being solid and unique. He liked the “fairytale-like flutter” embedded in the song. It goes interesting as music builds up on second verse’s melodies.

However, the song being too generic and the hook harking the title fails to make Rocket Punch stand out. Also, instrumentals failed to complement the creative structure of the song. All in all, the song was “a bit of disappointment.”

KPopReviewed was unsure of this lead track, telling that it was also generic due to it showing the happy side of KPop normally used. While the hooks are good and “addictive”, and while chorus is painted with colors, most aspects like verses and instrumentals were dull.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 88.70%
Grade: B+
Assessment: Good

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 3
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful 4
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 3
Music 9 Exciting 4
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 4
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 3
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 5
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor 10
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 3
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 3
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Shares concepts from other groups 5
    Uses special effects 5
    Uploads video to 1theK 5
    Features 1theK logo 5