I don’t know about anyone else, but I am incredibly sick of complaining about how busy I am. I am completely over not having the time to do the things I really want to be doing and when I do have a spare moment, I have just about enough energy to read a short fic or watch a 30 minute episode of Hospital Ship before being called to whatever room in the house I am not currently in to take care of some task I don’t want to handle. I barely have the capacity to troll Youtube for some of the new releases, let alone all of them. And I’m so stuck on a few recent additions to my playlists that I haven’t spent much time digging into the deep, dark depths of some favorite groups…read this to mean that for the last three days I’ve listened to Taemin’s new album over and over for the total 1.5 hours a day I can actually listen to music.
Now that I’ve vented, I’ll move on, sparing you my snarky comments and self-pity. Instead, I’ll visit another song that I love, love, love, but always forget as soon as it’s over. This one, Time is Up, is by LedApple or Ledt, as they were later renamed. I’m pretty sure I forget them when their songs are done largely because of their name. This is another group where the cutie little moniker means all sorts of stupid things. The ‘Led’ part stands for Logic Egoism Delete AND is a tribute to their favorite band Led Zeppelin. The ‘Apple’ part of the name represents their fresh sound and image. Gag.
The group put out a number of singles and mini albums before two of the members left, one to pursue a solo career and the other for medical reasons. They added two new members who also quickly left, and the group changed their name to Ledt and continued with three members until they disbanded in 2016. Their songs are…fine. I mean, I like most of them well enough but only one, this one, has made it to my playlist of boypop of yesteryear that gets played over and over and over. And this one, I love. It’s more upbeat than a lot of their stuff and despite their somewhat lackluster choreography (they are not dancers) it’s really fun to actually dance to. They are in no way overstyled, wearing t-shirts and perfect 2012 jeans that shows of their long, lean arms and legs and the requisite costume change sees them in black jeans and jackets. It’s all very simple and accessible. Plus, it’s one of those songs that regardless of the language, is easy to sing along to. And do I.
LedApple, Time is Up