Music Bank 2/18

I only really post about two performances. First, Gahee’s “Please Comeback”:

Dudes, this song sucks. I’ve been so anticipatory of her solo work that I forgot that she comes from Pledis, a company that produces and helms for its artists very mediocre and stale music. Their continued love affair with the Brave Brothers absolutely baffles me and everything else they makes me feel like they don’t know pop very well. At the very least, when I listen to stuff from Son Dambi and After School, I feel like they’re grasping at something, but fail in the overall execution of their songs.

And that’s sort of what happened with “Please Comeback.” The whole thing feels like a five second verse put on loop 60 times until it finally ends. This is one of the most uncompelling songs ever, and that’s a damn shame because it affects the performances and choreography and that’s where Gahee excels. The repeated techno-laced pauses in the song have created some awkward choreography (is she DJ-ing? spinning a plate? smoothing out a wrinkle? playing with herself??) and it’s so dramatic and decidedly un-fun.

Gahee’s best when she’s having fun with her music. Cases in point: Diva on Strong Heart, Lip Gloss & Wall to Wall on Dance Battle. I’ve watched those clips so many times I’ve almost got them memorized, that’s how good Gahee is. And she is still good now, but…she’s not as fiery as she could be if she were given better music. I thought her dancing during “Because of You” was soooo boring but her stuff during “Bang” was phenom. Gahee’s a damn good dancer and performer, but you have to give her the right stuff. Thankfully, she usually chooses the good stuff/is given good stuff, but “Please Comeback” is shitty. Now let’s promote “Rollercoaster”!

Lee Hyun’s “You’re the Best of My Life.” I’ve never listened to this guy before just because I generally find his genre of ballads to be really boring, and I never really got into 8ight, so…

Anyway, this song totally caught me by surprise because I really love it. It’s very fairytale-y and fresh, as opposed to down and depressing, so I really like this. And his singing skills go without saying, so his singing isn’t a problem. Though, I do think his live performances are a little softer than his studio version. And I wish that weren’t the case.