I’ve said it a couple of times already in the past few posts, but there are an AWFUL lot of fantastic babies born in February. We even have TWO of our very own NerdHerd celebrating today of all days: Alix and LizC! I see these two women at least once a week if not a whole lot more, and it still feels a little bit magical to celebrate the day of their birth. We are so darned lucky that we all stumbled into each other in this big, wide world.
There are almost as many birthday songs in the Kpop universe as there are February babies to celebrate, but today I’m choosing one of the more recent contributions to this niche subgenre. In late 2018, one of our fav 10 member groups, Up10tion, put out an EP called Labertino. The title track on the release is Blue Rose, a fun kind of dark feeling dance track with a ton of autotune and a good balance between the members vocally if not visually in the MV. However, one of the tracks buried near the end is Happy Birthday and quite frankly, it’s a delight of a song that completely embodies how we in Colorado like to celebrate ( ‘Pop your champagne’ anyone?)
So in honor of Alix, my constant and devoted support system, a sister as much as a friend, and one of the great loves of my life, and to LizC, one of the most confident, gorgeous, and intelligent women I’ve ever had the pleasure to call a comrade and ally, I share with you this tribute. I implore you to take a listen to this fantastic B-side in the hopes that everyone celebrates along with us.
Happy Birthday, Up10tion