B.A.P. – POWER
Wow.That’s all I have to say. I mean, I thought their debut was fierce and strong, but “Warrior” seems almost tame in comparison to “Power” which is a raw mixture of hip hop and rock. Bae Yong Gook’s rapping is fierce and in-your-face while the two main vocalists Daehyun and Young Jae really had the rough rock edge that really complemented the heavy beat and rapping. Well, except, just like in “Warrior” Daehyun has this more R&B part that, again, did NOT flow the best with the rest of the song. Oh, well, it was only in that one part towards the end
And the dance! Wow. It’s freaking amazing what those boys can do. And I do mean boys as I’m five years older than the eldest of the group and 11 years older than the maknae. “Warrior” had the epic stomping, break dancing, and something which reminded me of krumping. This dance has some of that, but it throws in more fight-like dance moves with lots of kicks and what they refer to as the “ax” dance, which is a kind of jumping move and I have no idea how it relates to an actual ax.In “Warrior” and when they made their debut, B.A.P. showed their unity as a group by all going blonde. Which definitely made it hard to identify who was who in the video (well, except Zelo and Daehyun maybe). In their comeback (I am still not liking the term comeback when some groups have been only inactive in the singing scene for a few months…or less. To me, a comeback is after a year or more when you’re finally making your way back to the music scene), the boys have their own individual looks and hair color, which is nice. It was also nice seeing more of Himchan and Jongup. Or maybe I had problems noticing those two because of their blonde hair, but it seemed like they got a wee bit more screen time than before.
Now, the English. There isn’t much, but what is there isn’t exactly right, but nor is it horribly wrong. Now, can anyone tell me what “guernica flow” means? I Google guernica and come up with a city in Spain and a famous Picasso painting of that city. “You got the power. I got the power” is relatively fine, although I am not sure “got” should be used, but the sentence makes sense. “Everybody say hate you” makes sense even though grammatically wrong. “One more say,” however understandable it is, is horribly wrong. But other than that, good English. I wonder why they didn’t say one more time or something to that affect instead.
I also like how B.A.P.’s song is actually addressing a problem with people who are in power [namely read the wealthy, upper class to me]. NU’EST, another rookie group, confronted bullying in their debut single. Ah, that follow up song of theirs…will have to wait for another day as this is about B.A.P.
Support B.A.P and buy their EP! Songs 3 & 4 rock just as much as “Power”.