... Why Sulli’s new solo album Goblin has confused f(x) fans. I’m a f(x) fan so I acknowledge her contributions as a member of the group. It really doesn’t sound k-pop at all (and that’s not a bad thing). C. What about literature? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Maybe I’ll like her next one. [+803, -30] She half assed everything when she was in f(x) because she wanted to get into acting and she got her way by leaving which disbanded the group ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ now she realizes that acting is a lot harder than she thought so she's back to releasing music? I don’t want to give too much away regarding the concept of this release before I get to the music video. Its opening verse sets an ethereal mood, which takes an unexpectedly upbeat turn as we head into the chorus. Sulli was born on March 29th 1994 in the City of Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Republic of Korea, but spent her childhood in Busan. Song – 9/10 In truth, corporations remove humanity from almost every aspect of day to day operations. Hmm, just wish to remind y’all that Sulli isn’t a k-pop idol anymore and i guess this is more than clear with this comeback, so analysing this song or her perfomance with this point of view on mind is kinda pointless. Unfortunately, they’ll have to wait until their contracts are over and they are no longer working on someone else’s dime. Sorry if i wasn’t very clear and caused misunderstandings. Goblin’s most alluring aspect is Sulli herself. The same corporation that devalues idols as product, devalues you as ‘a coin purse’. Many of my friends thought I was crazy giving up my freedom for years, but it was what I wanted so the sacrifice was tolerable. I reject that reasoning. But i also don’t mean that being a product is a bad thing. K-pop star Sulli, formerly of the band f(x), has been found dead at her home. Early idols (1st gen, 2nd gen) may have been blind-sided by the harshness of idol life, but this latest batch have no excuse. There was a new TXT that came out a week or two ago “Nap of the Star”. Why am I here? This song is alright’ish. It's time to go to the swamp in real life. While the music video does have some creepy vibes going on, it didn’t feel that creepy up until the end, when she ends her commentary. Her … As previously reported, "Goblin" is the former f(x) member's first ever solo single since she debuted 14 years ago. And her voice gives so much tension in a lightly instrumented track. I really like her airy approach. Stay tuned for updates. If it was an agency track, we could at least defend Sulli by saying, “Well, it isn’t her fault.” Your contention paints a bulls-eye on her forehead. It’s a cyclic relationship. In my comment, “So when someone comes along and dismisses idols as pointless corporate chattel..”, please focus on the direction of this. The third is the evil side, which I think aims to kill people. Why are you here? 모든 조각 전부 파고 들어와, Sulli was recognised as a prominent figure in Korean popular culture for her outspoken … Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Check back frequently for new reviews and commentary on everything kpop! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I reject the idea that just because you wrote the song you’re singing, it’s now art. The subject of fans is a VERY rickety bridge to try to traverse because emotions run deep. ..I don’t get it. I’m enjoying the comments but wanted to say it’s refreshing to find a thread where posters disagree but still keep it civil. Sorry, but again.. ..huh? I think that this the main PoV that you and a lot of other people that frequent this site (and Nick, as well) have about kpop or at least, when you review these songs. You’re the air they breathe, the blood in their veins, the sustenance that feeds their bodies. While under contract, most won’t. ( Log Out /  "Sulli - 도로시 (Dorothy) (English Translation)" Track Info Release Date June 29, 2019 Sulli - Goblin (English Translation) Genius English Translations Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Just.. ..yeah. Still, I understand the desire to wear t-shirts or display items that have idols on them. Each week, I’ll be taking a listen to the newest kpop releases and giving my thoughts. Corporations depend on fans. As far as Sulli, I “do” give her credit. The documentary-style MV follows Sulli as she explores different sides of herself through a multiple personality concept. As expected from the quirky f(x) legacy, Goblin is a left-of-center pop track, more akin to western alternative styles than glossy, choreographed dance music. I find Goblin to be similar to how an innocent nursery rhyme can be so scary in the right surroundings. Idols aren’t just denied creative control, they’re denied life control. I think what you’re trying to say is that this site mainly focuses on K-pop, so anyone that frequents here shouldn’t treat this specific release with the same tinted glasses that we review regular K-pop because this is indie. While Sulli hasn’t been a part of f(x) since 2015, her debut solo single Goblin (고블린) brings renewed hope that SM hasn’t completely given up on these girls. But, in my opinion, i believe Sulli never really liked to not have this control over her work, so that’s why i think that, perhaps using her perfomance on this release as the main reviewing criteria isn’t right. Corporations get money, idols get fame, fans get love. I just didn’t care for this particular release. “Love makes you do crazy things…”. No one ever credit the fans (as obsessive as they may be) for having to do so much work (time and money) for their fave groups, so that none of the groups have to face the slight threat of disbandment. Do you remember what your teenage years were like? Here’s an example. If you’re suggesting that her switching genres (pop > indie) means she deserves a tabula rasa, then I disagree. You will work as many hours as your told and sleep in the slivers of time between activities. If they want control, then don’t become an idol. And now, even mobile games have succumbed to the power of K-pop. Heavy analytics, precision market targeting, and a tactful assembly of personnel to form a scaffold around their artists that includes managers, choreographers, stylists, wardrobe, trainers/teachers, travel logistics, etc., etc., etc.. K-pop is an enormous house of cards that all rests on the fragility of each idols shoulders. 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