I’ve shared this with a few people already, so if I’ve already showed you this, sorry….but, I want to have record of it on my blog for all time. I simply can’t get over it!
This blog requires that you do 3 things, yes, 3 things, BUT, I promise it’ll be worth it, and even if you don’t want to listen to the full songs, you can still get the full experience by listening to them briefly.
Ok, first thing’s first – who is Seungri (Lee Seung-hyun)? Well, he’s the youngest member of Big Bang, undoubtedly one of the most popular, if not the most popular, Kpop group in Korea. Like many members of Kpop groups, the members often release solo projects, because, hey, you know, they might want to do a thing by their damn selves for a few minutes of the day.
I actually first discovered the song Strong Baby while watching Big Bang’s 2016 MADE concert on Dramafever.com. During the performance, Seungri performed this song, and I was sad it had taken me so long to discover it.
Step 1: Listen to this song – or at least get a feel for it.
Did the song remind you of anything? REALLY think about it for a moment – this should be fairly easy for some of you!
Step 2: Now listen to the second next song.
Wait for it…
Wait for it…
If you watched both the videos, do you hear how similar they are?!?! At first, I was wondering, WHO RELEASED THEIR SONG FIRST?
Well, the answer is that Justin released Sexy Back way before Seungri released Strong Baby (July 2006 vs. January 2009), and I ended up doing some research and discovered that Seungri lists Justin Timberlake as one of his major influences; while I feel like his song is a perhaps just a LITTLE bit too close to Justin’s, I think the sentiments behind it make it kind of sweet, and I’m totally cool with it.
Step 3: Last but not least, listen to this, or this entire blog is pointless (seriously).
And, I’ll just go ahead and leave this right here…