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MYNAME – What’s Up January 19, 2013

Filed under: MYNAME — solarblade @ 7:14 am

whatsup

Track Listing

  1. What’s Up
  2. Hello&Goodbye (Japanese ver.)
  3. Adrenaline (CD+DVD A only)
  4. Read Between The Lines (CD+DVD B only)
  5. What’s Up <<off vocal ver.>>
  6. Hello&Goodbye (Japanese ver.) <<off vocal ver.>>
  7. Adrenaline <<off vocal ver.>>
  8. Read Between The Lines <<off vocal ver.>>
  9. Everlastin’ Luv (Acoustic ver.) (CD Only Chara-Ani Limited Edition)

1. What’s Up

I was really wondering what MYNAME could put since like I’ve said before, they really have a limited discography at the moment, but with What’s Up (their first original JPN A-side), they are showing that they can keep up with the current trend.  It’s still mostly Insoo and Gunwoo, but everyone has some time to sing and boy do they have smooth vocals!  As for the song, it’s not as edgy as “Message” but the entire thing actually kind of sounds like the chorus of said song.  That bright, yet happy kind of tone.  Not bad for their 2nd A-side!

2. Hello&Goodbye (Japanese ver.)

So I guess they promoted the next track as well which of course isn’t surprising that’s another language crossover.  Hello&Goodbye is quite a good choice because well it’s different since the song is more R&B heavy.  I kind of really liked this tone for the group actually and once again got Insoo and Gunwoo to really show off their vocal prowess.  It’s a really nice track and that PV was really cool too albeit done so many times before..lol.

3. Adrenaline

I was surprised to here a female voice open up Adrenaline, but if you wanted MYNAME to get back into that K-pop energy, Adrenaline is definitely there to fill that space because I have to say that it’s really the single’s star on the single.  It’s energetic, very catchy and the hooks are spot on.  I mean to some it might get a bit repetitive and one-paged…but this is still a cool song IMO.

4. Read Between The Lines

I guess for such a snarky line, I would’ve expected anything else other than a ballad, but that’s what we ended up with.  At least we get to hear the other members quite nicely but damn I really am in love with Gunwoo’s voice because he sounds AMAZING in this song (so does Insoo, but I like the former better).  This actually isn’t half bad and I love the explosion for the chorus with everyone singing together…beautifuls!

 

 

*will review the acoustic track whenever it pops up* As the group’s second and final single before their debut album, “WE ARE MYNAME” is released.  What’s Up is actually a really great single for them.  Even though I liked “Message” as a song more than the leading track, it’s still pretty awesome!  HOWEVER, the single really shined with the B-sides.  I mean Hello&Goodbye is already good in Korea but in Japan it’s a lot better than I realized.  Adrenaline is a great dance track and Read Between The Lines is a powerful ballad…oh yeah I am excited for their album now!!!

 

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