I woke up with a song in my head – with this song in my head. My husband is just as much a music lover as I am, but very different music, so I don’t usually make him listen to Kpop in an effort to ensure he doesn’t make me listen to avant-garde jazz. It’s one of our secrets to a long marriage. But this morning I woke up with Thrilla Killa in my head and I had to have it. I figured I was cooking breakfast for everyone so I should have control of at least 3 minutes and 50 seconds of our collective air time.
Honestly, it made my morning. I’ve been very focused on groups like Oneus, Seventeen, SuperM, and ATEEZ lately as they all have comebacks (or debuts) percolating and I’d put VAV, and a million other loves, on the backburner. It’s to be expected, but it doesn’t change the fact that sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants and today my heart appears to want VAV. I’m going to blame the people in my life that recently consumed No Mercy, the music survival show that resulted in the forming of Monsta X. One of the young, super talented hopefuls on the show grew to be the honey pot of VAV, Ayno. During the hours discussing the episodes and dissecting the ‘where are they now’ of each of those eliminated, I have spent a fair bit of time looking at pics of Ayno then and now.
He’s so great.
The Thrilla Killa EP was one of the many albums I bought in Korea during this most recent trip. It’s an excellent collection of pics and schwag and the title track, Thrilla Killa is one of my favorite songs of this year. The MV is one of my favorite concepts. Period. There are blindfolds, straps, hanging from the ceiling, groping members, black suits, and skin peeks. It’s sexy and rich. All the things I want out of my Kpop.
Thrilla Killa, VAV