Heigh Ho, pricey beautiful rainbow tribe, welcome again to Bobby’s CD sandbox the place we provide our broken-down breakdowns of latest music releases. So, strap in and prepare, as Bobby goes on the document ABOUT the document.
This week’s album entry within the BobbyFiles comes from the now-defunct musical extravaganza KPOP, which opened and closed at Circle In The Sq. Theatre late final 12 months, having run a scant 17 performances from opening night time to closing night time. One might need assumed that will be that for this noble, absolutely BIPOC-backed and created effort, however shortly after its closing, the present’s forged album was introduced for launch in February of this 12 months… then it was pushed again… then it was pushed again once more and simply once you would possibly assume KPOP’s Broadway Bubble had KPOPPED fully, this OBC landed in shops and streams a few weeks in the past. Not having seen the present, owing to its too-short run, Bobby got here to this album assessment a bit blind, hoping there can be clues throughout the Harvey Mason, Jr. produced album in regards to the present’s story and the characters’ struggles, relationships, and wishes. Sadly, this isn’t a type of forged albums within the vein of the hit SOME LIKE IT HOT OBC, though it, too, is an unique guide musical, written by Jason Kim with music and lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon. In the long run, although the forged of Min, BoHyung, Kevin Woo, Marina Kondo, Joshua Lee, Lina Rose Lee, Zachary Noah Piser, Eddy Lee, Julia Abueva, Main Curda, Jinwoo Jung, Jiho Kang, Amy Keum, James Kho, Jully Lee, Timothy H. Lee, Abraham Lim, Kate Mina Lin, Aubie Merrylees, Patrick Park, John Yi, and bonafide KPOP star Luna introduced some memorable vocals to Bobby’s rainbow ears.
TBH, my pricey readers, at first, we thought that KPOP was the title of a band (Bobby’s previous… don’t hate) and that this musical was about one intrepid musical group making their method on the earth. It’s, although, about 2 bands (RTMIS & FB) and a solo diva, MwE, rehearsing for a live performance. KPOP, as we had been to seek out out, is the Americanized abbreviation for Korean widespread music, and is the style of teams like BTS, Black Pink, EXO, and Twice. Trying up these bands, one can assume that being supermodel beautiful is a standards for KPOP, throughout the board. All of the members of those teams are nearly unbearably stunning younger individuals, and in trying up this specific present, the identical may be mentioned of this Broadway firm – GORGEOUS and all with beautiful voices, as one can hear on their album. Every track is both beautiful or danceable, and every performer brings their all, vocally, in each Korean and English. EVAN HANSEN historical past maker Zachary Noah Piser was recent off his casting as the primary ever BIPOC lead in that present’s future, and it appears a bit unfair that his very subsequent undertaking suffered so on the field workplace, given his wonderful singing on HALFWAY. Luna, the KPOP veteran, additionally turns in wonderful performances on SUPERSTAR, STILL I LOVE YOU, & WIND UP DOLL, with this final track exhibiting off her excellent pop vocals with rhythms that made this grandpa chair dance.
Every of the three music entities within the present has numbers well-tailored for his or her vocal compositions and specific kinds, and because the recording doesn’t give indications of what’s going on with them when not singing (ergo their causes for singing) one is left to grapple with music and which means. In the long run, what you might have within the forged album of KPOP is a wonderful KPOP album with a number of enjoyable, danceable music being sung by Broadway-caliber voices, and that ain’t so dangerous. Is that this music Little Bobby’s cup-o-tea? Some, sure, and we do really feel that a couple of extra listens and dances round the lounge will endear it much more. The truth that we’re nonetheless clueless in regards to the present after listening to its rating is a little bit of a letdown, Bobby’s not gonna lie, and Bobby’s gonna give this one a delicate…
2 ½ Out Of 5 Rainbows
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