[Review] T-ara provide nostalgic moments on “TIKI TAKA” that get sidetracked at times TheBiasList 11/15/2021 Editorials, K-Entertainment, Reviews
It’s such a joy to write about T-ara today. The group hasn’t made a comeback since 2017 – before many of today’s most popular acts had even debuted! K-pop’s constant changes and debuts keep it exciting, but there’s nothing like hearing from a veteran act. T-ara are such a huge part of K-pop history, and it’s great to see them release new music.
Tiki Taka (티키타카) comes courtesy of a few newer-gen producers, most notably singer-songwriter Colde. It’s interesting that they chose to promote this song with a music video, since the other new track is bolstered by more familiar collaborators. But, I guess it’s good to keep moving forward, and Tiki Taka still draws upon many identifiable T-ara sounds. In an era often fueled by Bratz Doll affectations, the group’s smooth, mature vocals are an absolut..
Hyosung targeted at anti-feminist protests after participating in campaign against dating violence IATFB 11/15/2021 K-Entertainment
A couple weeks ago, former SECRET member Hyosung featured in a video by the Ministry Of Gender Equality And Family for their Drawing Hope Campaign, in which she shared her thoughts on dating violence and expressed hopes that views would change.
The video itself was basically innocuous to any reasonable people. In it, she shares her dream of living in a safe South Korea where there’s no more violence.
The “problem”, apparently is that she talked about gender violence, “When I watch the news these days, I feel there is more news about gender violence. I participated in the campaign because I want to help out even a little bit. … I believe that it is an ambiguous issue for many people that is on the fine line between a crime and love. I came to realize that this is definitely a crime and I feel that still ..