5-1 was the day. The BIG DAY. The BigBang day. The day that fans of the popular band have been waiting literally years for—the day when they graciously dropped two new songs on us. Now I’m going to push past my feelings of “Uhhuh sure you’re releasing 2 songs a month for the fans. For the fans! Because, as you say, each of your songs are so wonderful, so precious, that they each deserve to be the star of the CD. They are all the next Fantastic Baby.” Get past my irritation of months, if not years, of teasing that this will be (really, we really, really mean it) time they are coming back and just judge the music on it’s own merits.
But I’m not sure if I can.
I listen to the songs and I’m frankly underwhelmed by both of them. There was no real excitement, nothing that hooked me in. And I’m saying this knowing I’m probably the only one out there who felt this way and while I may be incurring the great and righteous wrath of the fangirl, but I’ve got to be honest.
It actually brings to mind the fact that while I listen to GDragon all the time, T.O.P’s stuff, even some Taeyang (Ringa Linga anyone?)—BigBang as a group? With the exception of Alive, which I bought iTunes and physical copies of, not to mention dished out a butt-ton of money to see them live, I don’t really listen to any of their other CDs.
Was Alive, for me as a fan, a fluke? Did I allow my fervent love of their last CD color me?
I just don’t know.
What I do know is that we still have about four months left of new music coming out, so perhaps something there will tickle my fangirl fancy? Sometimes I have to listen to things multiple times for them to really catch on. Heck, I think Fantastic Baby was the third video released from the Alive CD, so I heard 2 songs, thought “Eh, that’s okay” then when Fantastic Baby turned me into a fan, I then was able to relisten to those other songs and love them?
So here they are for you to enjoy and me to relisten and try to.
What did you think? Did you love them? Am I actually alone out there in my meh-ness?
[Stephanie Note: Since writing this, I’ve listened to the songs a few more times and they are growing on me—maybe by the time next songs come out I might even like them]