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BIGBANG MADE REVIEW

The  Kings are back!

With a bittersweet end to 2016, we can finally say that Big Bang빅뱅 swooped in at the very last minute, and ended the game! They have dominated a number of charts, and this all happened in less than 24 hours. It seemed so effortless!

The highly anticipated full version of Big Bang’s빅뱅 MADE album, was released yesterday, with a total of 11 tracks. Almost each one has been accompanied by a music video, with different styles, concepts and beautiful cinematography.

In April last year Big Bang빅뱅 returned, and released two singles and music videos a month, in preparation and celebration of their 10th year anniversary. As well as it being their last album before T.O.P’s military enlistment! Therefore, they had to do something special!

The final additions to the album are “에라 모르겠다 (FXXK IT)”, “Last Dance” and “Girlfriend.”

Having listened to all 11 tracks, we can definitely say that there is a song for everyone, depending on your mood, or taste in music. Every song is relatable, whether it reflects your past or a present situation.

This time Big Bang빅뱅 returned (first in April 2015), with a more mature and adult-like theme; this was reflected in their song lyrics, and of course their startling and eye-catching music videos. This transition was inevitable, as each member is now in their mid to late 20’s. We like to call this their coming-of-age album.

It was extremely hard to choose, but here are our 3 top favourites, in no particular order!

에라 모르겠다 (FXXK IT)

One of the newest releases. It has a feel good vibe, and the lyrics are somewhat “19+.” Okay, they absolutely get straight to the point, with no beating around the bush! And that’s exactly what this song is about. Forget about your worries; don’t take life too seriously, and have fun! The beat is light hearted and entertaining. The costumes, props and locations are all very different to each other, but funnily enough it all pieces well together. Can you spot the Hangul signs with your biases’ name? Another personal touch that we liked most!

BAE BAE

The lyrics to this song are very colourful, and extremely metaphorical; and the beat shadows all of this. It’s a playful, mid-tempo bop, with an iconic chorus and drumbeat. The music video displays a lot of sexual innuendo, with a mixture of fantasy. Almost like Alice In Wonderland we’d say, as their desires are met. Here, we see the boys running wild, and most definitely free.

BANG BANG BANG 뱅뱅뱅

The most upbeat song of the album! This track was a club banger, with a mixture of electronic dance and trap! Cars on hydraulics, an array of costumes, scenery and dance breaks; this music video is 100% hyped and the lyrics speak about getting ready to do something reckless! The powerful beat and delivery of each rap and verse, makes this our absolute favourite. And did Seungri 승리just appear from underneath the sand? (Badass moment!)

This video was choreographed by Parris Goebel – and she makes a fierce cameo too!

Although Big Bang빅뱅 will now be on hiatus after their schedules, we anticipate future solo material!  But for now, let’s all get ready for around 2-3 weeks of music shows, and hopefully variety show appearances!

We would like to wish T.O.P the best of luck in his military service!

 

 

 

Shari Coakley

Longing to travel, and document my experiences. A vast taste in music; always enthused by culture and people. Favourite city so far? Seoul...<3

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