In honor of BAP’s comeback after their grueling year-long hiatus and legal struggle, I’ve decided to write my first post in 2.5 years! I just had so many thoughts and emotions running through my body when I was watching this video that I felt compelled to put it on paper. Or wordpress. Whatever.
The boys are back – for the millionth time! I know they must be tired, but their suffering is worth the enjoyment of all of us K-pop fans… right? (Yes.)
So at the behest of their record company, they come out with their next promotional release, “Coffee Shop”, a leisurely, romantic tune that is accompanied by a tranquil video with a comfortable Instagram-esque filter.
This is “Walden”.
BAP may be rookies, but they seem like veterans of the game with their THIRD promotion already. Man – these guys must be tired! And schizophrenic, apparently, because each promotion has packaged with it a completely different personality and image, starting with the aggressive “Warrior”, leading to the aegyo – I shudder when I use that term – “Stop It”, and now the tormented and quietly violent “Rain Sound”. (Note: another word for that is “Emo”.) So what’s the consensus?