Jive Monkey Playlist: 6/29/12

If it’s f(x), it must mean it’s summer.  The group is made up of 5 members: Victoria, Amber, Luna, Sulli and Krystal.

I don’t really read too much into the lyrics of their songs but they don’t really write their own stuff.  Well perhaps it’s because for more than half of the members, Korean isn’t their first language.    I do think that because Victoria is a classically trained dancer she must have a lot say in the choreography of the dancing and probably choreographs some of them.   I just find them to be a poppy, fun group whose songs are great for the summer.  I like their vibrant, electro-pop style, enjoy their cute dance moves and love Amber’s rapping.  While I do like their songs, I usually find their songs to be way too high for me to actually sing at karaoke.

They recently released a new album a couple weeks ago and the album and their title track is called “Electric Shock”.

The song is fun and catchy and you gotta love their neon looks.  The album itself has this decidedly 80’s electronic pop vibe.

I also like the song “지그재그(Zig Zag)” for its use of percussive instruments.  When recording the melody for the song, they play some of it backwards which I think accounts for the unique sounds in the track.

f(x) – 지그재그 (Zig Zag)

f(x) – 지그재그 (Zig Zag)

However my favorite track on the album is “Beautiful Stranger”.  The song only features Amber, Luna and Sulli though but I like the strong beat, Amber’s fierce rapping and the melody.  It’s also somewhat lower in pitch compared to their usual tracks.  To me, the lyrics seem to suggest they’re in love with an alien.  Or that’s how I’m picturing the music video in my head.  Spaceship, smoke screen, out of this world costumes.  Hehe.

f(x) – Beautiful Stranger (by f(Amber+Luna+Krystal))

f(x) – Beautiful Stranger (by f(Amber+Luna+Krystal))

Beautiful Stranger

It’s Just Another Story
사랑하게 됐어 A-ha 한 이방인
Yeah And It’s All About Me
어떻게 나를 이해시켜야 할지

Uh 저 멀리 검은 그림자
널 만난다면 수천 킬로 나는 달려가
Haha 가슴에 총소리가 Bang
출발해 널 향한 Race Right Now

Beautiful Stranger
커다란 두 눈에 빠져
온통 신비로운 감정
그 언어 난 맘을 열어

Beautiful Stranger
사람들은 말해 You’re Dangerous
내가 바라보는 너를 그들은
전혀 보려 하지 않아 No

깊은 침묵 속에 담겨진 이야기
다른 모습
또 다른 세상에서 온 너
긴 손을 뻗어 날 바라보면
네가 있는 곳으로 함께 데려가 줘

Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohohoh

내 옆에 호기심이란 아이
날 부르며 따라다녀
From Morning To Night
널 닮은 꿈과 현실의 괴리
상관없어 모두 들려줘
I’m ready

낯선 사람 너무 낯선 우리 사이
알아가고 싶어 그 가면 깊숙이
그 어느 무거운 문이라 해도
I’ll Keep It Open
So That We Can Talk A Little More

Beautiful Stranger
투명한 영혼의 Angel
손끝 전해지는 음성
그 음성 심장을 홀려

Beautiful Stranger
그들에게 넌 Mysterious
이해할 수 없는 네가 두려워
그저 밀어낼 뿐이야 No

깊은 침묵 속에 담겨진 이야기
다른 모습
또 다른 세상에서 온 너
긴 손을 뻗어 날 바라보면
네가 있는 곳으로 함께 데려가 줘

Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohohoh

Hey There Don’t Be Shy
내게 말해봐 내 눈을 바라봐
Beautiful Stranger

망설이지마 손을 잡아봐
나를 데려가
Beautiful Stranger

너도 알아 난 그들관 달라
내 눈을 바라봐
Beautiful Stranger

우린 이대로 지금 그대로
이상하지 않아 No

색깔 없는 빛을 타고 저 멀리 다른 모습
또 다른 세상에서 온 너
그게 어디든 난 준비돼있어
네가 있는 곳으로 함께 데려가 줘

Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
네가 있는 곳으로 함께 데려가 줘

Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohohoh

Beautiful Stranger

It’s Just Another Story
I’ve come to love you, A-ha one stranger
Yeah And It’s All About Me
How will I get you to understand me

Uh, That dark shadow far away
To meet with you, I’ll run thousands of kilos
Haha, In my heart, the sounds of a gun, Bang
Take off towards you, Race Right Now

Beautiful Stranger
Fallen for your two great eyes
Totally a mysterious feeling
With that language I open my heart

Beautiful Stranger
People say, You’re Dangerous
The things I see in you, they
Don’t want to see it, No

The story filled within the deep silence
In a different image
and a different world you’ve come from
Stretching out your big hands, you look at me
Take me with you to where you are

Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohohoh

Beside me, a curious child
Calling me and following me around
From Morning To Night
Similar dreams with you and the distant truth
It doesn’t matter, I’ll listen to it all
I’m ready

A stranger and a very strange relationship
Want to know you, deep behind the mask
However heavy the door is
I’ll Keep It Open
So That We Can Talk A Little More

Beautiful Stranger
A lucid hero’s angel
Fingertips that deliver your voice
That voice bewitches my heart

Beautiful Stranger
To them, you’re mysterious
They’re afraid of what they don’t understand
Just trying to push you down, No

The story filled within the deep silence
In a different image
and a different world you’ve come from
Stretching out your big hands, you look at me
Take me with you to where you are

Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohohoh

Hey There Don’t Be Shy
Talk to me, Look in my eyes
Beautiful Stranger

Don’t waver, hold my hand
Take me with you
Beautiful Stranger

I know you too, my outlook is different from them
Look in my eyes
Beautiful Stranger

Us like this, now like that
It’s not strange, No

Riding a neutral light, far away in a different image
And a different world you’ve come from
Wherever that is I’m ready
Take me with you to where you are

Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Take me with you to where you are

Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohoh Beautiful Stranger
Uhohuhohohoh

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One thought on “Jive Monkey Playlist: 6/29/12

  1. I got addicted to their last summer single “Hot Summer”. The song is very catchy, and it reminds me of summer. That’s enough to make it a win for me. I’m not crazy about f(x) most of the time, but their songs do get better the more I’m exposed to them. I haven’t heard any of their new stuff yet, but I like Beautiful Stranger 🙂

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