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06 Hadiah Eru untuk Indonesia

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Jujur saja ketika datang untuk menyaksikan Music Bank Jakarta Maret lalu Eru bukanlah penampil yang paling gue tunggu. Tidak ada alasan khusus, hanya saja gue bukan penikmat musik balada. Namun ketika ia menyanyikan tiga lagu malam itu, gue terpukau dengan suaranya yang memang merdu. Hampir delapan tahun berada di ajang musik benar-benar telah mengasah kemampuan vokal cowok bernama asli Jo Sung Hyun ini.

Setelah Music Bank, di saat penampil lain pulang ke Korea, Eru tetap di Indonesia untuk mempromosikan musiknya. Di sinilah gue melihat kemampuan beradaptasi Eru yang terbilang tinggi. Dia tampil di beberapa acara TV dan bisa membawakan dirinya dengan baik. Bahkan dalam acara komedi sekali pun! Selain itu ia juga mampu berduet dengan Sule (yang keliatannya musiknya gak bakal nyambung sama Eru) tanpa terlihat mengalami kesulitan berarti. Berada di negri orang untuk mempromosikan musiknya menjadi ajang bagi Eru untuk membuktikan dirinya. And in my point of view, he did a great job 🙂

Masih dalam bentuk perayaan hubungan diplomatis antara Indonesia dan Korea Selatan, sebuah konser akan diselenggarakan pada tanggal 20 April 2013 ini di Lapangan D Senayan.  Eru kembali terlibat dan bahkan menjadi bintang utamanya. Ia juga mengajak teman-temannya Ailee, Bae.chi.gi dan Shorry J (dari duo Mighty Mouth yang selalu tampil meriah itu :D) untuk ikut meramaikan acara malam itu. Oh, bukan hanya teman-teman Koreanya, tapi Eru juga mengajak Sule dan Atiqah Hasiholan ke konsernya. Karena diselenggarakan di area terbuka, jadi kebayang serunya dengerin suara Eru di bawah langit berbintang >__<

Denah panggung dan area konser Eru nanti:

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Eru Entertainment dan Asia Top Entertainment bersama-sama menjadi promotor untuk konser ini dan tiket bisa dibeli di Dmarket, Qoo10 dan Yes24. Harganya? Hanya dengan Rp. 50,000 saja kamu sudah bisa menyaksikan penampilan terbaik dari Eru dkk loh. Atau kalau mau lebih dekat kamu bisa membeli tiket platinum seharga Rp 100,000 (untuk 200 pembeli pertama). Tiket bisa dibeli di tautan Dmarket ini atau dengan kata kunci “Eru” pada kolom pencarian di qoo10.co.id & yes24.co.id. Info lebih lanjut tentang konser Eru di Jakarta ini bisa dilihat di laman khusus Eru di Kadoku atau akun Twitter @kadokuID.

Gue yakin Eru akan memberikan performa terhebatnya sebagai hadiah untuk Indonesia, yang sudah ia anggap sebagai rumah keduanya. You don’t wanna miss it, right? Jadi, see you at Lapangan D Senayan on April 20, 2013!

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05 A Drop of Thought: TEEN TOP’s I Wanna Love MV

What strikes me most about TEEN TOP’s I Wanna Love MV is the setting, Hong Kong. This MV just captures the city beautifully, and its cinematic elements are able to connect the lyrics of the song with Hong Kong’s scenery. Hong Kong looks so full in the frame, with so many signs, lights and urban details, but that’s the beauty of the city somehow.

Despite the full setting, the MV manages to capture the loneliness and despair in the song, as captured by solo shots of the members. Changjo taking a boat ride, Ricky walking on the dock, Niel dancing all by himself, CAP frustratedly spending his time in the midst of flats, L. Joe playing basket ball in an empty field, and the weirdest one, Chunji finishing cans of pineapple while sitting on the stairs. Many long shots are used to reveal Hong Kong sceneries and also expose how they’re alone in the ‘chaotic’ city. The members’ actions successfully deliver the meaning of the song without having to exaggerate facial expressions.

The solo shots of the members:

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They chose the grim side of Hong Kong and turned it into a picturesque shot.

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What is Hong Kong without its harbor?

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The bright orange building steals the shot.

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I gotta feeling I’ve been in this spot … You can see how Chunji’s white suit stands out among Hong Kong traffic.

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This scene of Changjo dancing alone is such a feast for the eyes. Well-composed.

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The ending scene. The words ‘I Love U’ are in contrast with the background.

Cinematography-wise, it’s a truly beautiful MV, but not only that, this MV portrays the emotion of the song effectively. Miss Right MV is a fun one but I Wanna Love has confirmed that TEEN TOP is just getting better and better. I can never thank Andy enough for choosing these six talented and loveable boys.

Like a TV that’s turned on in a dark room, I was all alone.


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04 A Drop of Thought: Jun. K’s Alive

I’ve been listening a lot to 2PM lately, and Jun. K never fails to amaze me with his bold and glorious voice. Everytime he starts to sing, other sounds seem to realize that they cannot win and give way to Jun. K’s voice. Funnily, I don’t really like his voice when he talks, but when he sings, it’s totally mind-blowing. And in Alive, a self-composed track, he really put all that he got.

During my short journey with Korean music, I gotta say Alive is one of the best Korean songs I’ve ever come across. Combining string sections, choir, and lots of Jun. K’s swag vocal performance, this song is just too cool for a singer that debuted in an idol group. I don’t make any generalization that idol groups are all musically cheesy, but it’s quite surprising that it came out from someone who started his professional career with 10 out of 10? 10 out of 10 is not a bad song. In fact I like it, but you know what I mean~

Anyway, back to Jun. K. I’ve missed two of 2PM’s concerts here (thinking about it now makes me wanna tear my hair out) so I haven’t got a chance to see this song performed live. One day, Ayu, one day. Also, I would love to hear more solo material from this talented guy. I’m sure many would agree with me, yes? JYP, just grant our wish please!