Thanks to the blog “tobecontinewed” I was recently able to check out some new MVs that dropped. One of them that got my attention in particular turned out to be a debut for a rock group known as The Rose. If not for this post, I woulda probs gone on never having heard of them. So really, thanks again! 🙂 Their MV release is called Sorry and I found it to be straight up goosebumps inducing. I swear from the moment it started it was like a charge of electricity surged throughout my body and safe to say, I am now a die-hard fan. However seeing as they just burst onto the scene they haven’t gotten an official fandom name yet. Although that hasn’t stopped fans from temporarily picking one. For now peeps are calling themselves “thorns” and here I am being all like, “sign me up please.”
The only problem here is that with them being new and all, it’s hard to find info on them because there isn’t much out there readily available. At least not much that I could find at the moment. I’m sure with time that will change because their reception has been wonderful thus far. But for now here are some some of the things I have picked up on through reading comments and talking with other fans:
The band consists of four members. You got Jaehyeong(bass), Dojoon(Vocal, Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar), Hajoon(drums), and lastly Woosung(leader, Vocal, Electric Guitar). What’s cool about them is that originally two of them, Jaehyeong and Dajoon were both street performers on/off which is actually were they first met. Although not much developed between them until Jaehyeong partnered up with Hajoon first. It was at that moment that things got on Dajoon’s radar and so when he was eventually asked to join, it was a no brainer. Then once they thought they had something on their hands they apparently decided to in turn look for another member to complete them. Which is when Woosung came into the mix, though he wasn’t so sure early on. Nonetheless he obviously gave it a go and I suppose things worked out all right cuz here we are talkin’ about them. 😛
Which let me now say, what immediately got me about them is that their song Sorry has an interesting structure to it. For being quite as mellow as it is, it sure has this power behind it. On part because of the instruments. They are more on the upbeat side than you might expect for this kind of song. But ultimately I think a lot of the credit needs to be going the vocalists. Really mostly talking about Woosung here. I mean listen to that range. Everything down to the little inflections in his voice is solid and all around he is marvelous. Not meaning that you should undercut the rest of the band however.
Clearly they are rocking it too. It’s just that with these type of songs the focus is more down to the vocals. They do set a solid foundation that might be easily overlooked though because they don’t get “their moment” to shine. It’s more like for the sake of the song they put enough energy for it to standout from other songs of this type, but not too much to hog the spotlight for themselves. I think as they release other songs they will adjust and the attention will divvy up accordingly. And by the way you peeps also already know that I don’t easily fall for these sadder and more mellow kind of songs usually. The few times I do, it’s mostly because i have already been invested into the solo artist or group from their previous work. Yet in this case, it’s their first song I ever listened to and it has won me completely over.
It’s to the point where I was compelled to write about them even though I have a bunch other things I had been planning to write instead. Goes to show just how much appreciation I actually have for them. 🙂 Meaning between this band, Day6, and N.Flying, it’s been a heck of a time if your are into Korean bands. Specially since each of them gave you a little bit of something different. With Day6 you got energetic and sweet, even if the subject matter itself wasn’t so much. Then with N.Flying you got something fun and silly. And now you get a song that is both mellow and powerful with this one. 😀
So please make sure to take a couple minutes out of your busy schedules to check them out. Like I have said before, bands don’t tend to get as much marketing in Korea which means your views and sharing matter even more. Like always thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to share your thoughts with me. ^____^