Jive Monkey Playlist: 8/25/14

So apparently, there’s a new boy band on the block and it’s taken me awhile to listen to their debut album. Not because I didn’t want to but simply because I’ve been playing catch up. I can’t believe it’s the first boy band that YG has debuted since Big Bang so I’m sure expectations were high. Not sure if they’ve met those expectations yet but the fact that they’re winning first place on a number of music charts means that they’re doing something right, no?

The group was first introduced as Team A on Who is Next: WIN and as their group ended up as the winner of the competition show, I expect that’s how their name became WINNER. There are five members: Kang Seung Yoon, Kim Jin Woo, Lee Seung Hoon, Song Min Ho and Nam Tae Hyun. Kang Seung Yoon is the leader and originally debuted through Superstar K2 but I know him better from High Kick 3. As far as I could tell, he is a very talented musician so it looks like he’s bring his singer-songwriter sense to the group.

Their title tracks from their debut album are the Big Bang-esque track, “공허해 (Empty)” and Taeyang/Tablo-esque “컬러링 (Color Ring)”. Although I’m pretty sure they’re misspelling color ring and it probably refers to caller ring as when you change your caller ringtone. I like the songs and appreciate that the members are even writing and composing their own songs but I feel like that they’re emulating the styles of their sunbaes too much that I can’t really hear their own voice beyond it.

Instead, I gravitated towards “이 밤 (Tonight)” even though it’s not a totally unique track. The rhythmical sound feels familiar enough to be comforting but different enough to give me an idea of what the group is about or more specifically Nam Tae Hyun who wrote and composed the track. Especially if you consider the lyrics. I was pretty surprised to read how the guy regrets breaking up with his last girlfriend while in bed with another girl. I guess it’s not what you expect to hear from a break up regret song in the K-Pop world.  I certainly wasn’t expecting that at first but it feels like a very adult sentiment that we don’t get all that often.

WINNER – 이 밤 (Tonight)

WINNER – 이 밤

이 밤

힘들어 마음이 괴롭혀 밤이
그리워 많이 기억하긴 하니
들지 않아 잠이
그래 난 잠시라고 믿어
아직은 날 잊지마
I’m sorry

네가 너무 보고 싶어
쉽게 잠 못 드는 이 밤
그땐 그녀가 좋았어
네가 너무 지겨웠어
할 말이 많아지는 밤

이 느낌 싫어
그땐 쉬울 줄 알았는데
어째서 눈물이 나요
이 느낌 싫어
지금 내 옆에 잠든 그녀가
너로 보이잖아

Hey 네가 없는 밤이
이렇게 외로운 지 몰랐어
나 몰랐어
너를 그리워하며 그녈 품에 안아요

슬픈 밤
너를 보낸 후에
네가 없는 이 밤
늦어버린 후회
익숙해진 네가
cuz I’m stupid
다신 돌아오지 않을 이 슬픈 밤에

난 준비 돼 있어
모질게 욕을 해도 돼
함께 할 수 만 있다면
악마와 손 잡아도 돼
벌써 나 너의 아파트 밑이야
올라가도 돼
Knock knock are you there
Knock knock give me an answer

대답해봐 무릎을 현관 밑에 두고서
말하잖아 네 기억에 있는
나는 죽었어
오늘은 해줘 오 오늘은 대답해
못 견디겠어 사라져 제발 내 옆에서

이 느낌 싫어
그땐 쉬울 줄 알았는데
어째서 눈물이 나요
이 느낌 싫어
지금 내 옆에 잠든 그녀가
너로 보이잖아

Hey 네가 없는 밤이
이렇게 외로운 지 몰랐어
나 몰랐어
너를 그리워하며 그녈 품에 안아요

슬픈 밤
너를 보낸 후에
네가 없는 이 밤
늦어버린 후회
익숙해진 네가
cuz I’m stupid
다신 돌아오지 않을 이 슬픈 밤에

시시했던 우리 대화도
아련하게 떠오르는 지금
당장 보고 싶어 보고 싶어 네가 ooh

Hey 너와 나눈 밤이
내 마음 깊은 곳에 남아서
난 아직도 너를 그리워하며
이 노래를 불러요

슬픈 밤
너를 보낸 후에
네가 없는 이 밤
늦어버린 후회
익숙해진 네가
cuz I’m stupid
다신 돌아오지 않을 이 슬픈 밤에
Woo 이 밤에

Tonight

It’s hard, feeling tormented on this night
Miss you terribly, do you even remember?
Can’t sleep
Yeah, I’ll believe you for the moment
Don’t forget me just yet
I’m sorry

I want to see you so much
Can’t easily sleep tonight
Liked her then
Grew tired of you
There’s a lot of words to say, this night

I hate this feeling
Back then I thought it would be easy
How is it that I’m crying?
I hate this feeling
The girl sleeping next to me now
Seems to resemble you

Hey, nights without you
Didn’t know I’d feel lonely like this
I didn’t know
Embracing her while missing you

Sad night
After I left you go
Tonight without you
Already late, this regret
Gotten used to you
cuz I’m stupid
Won’t come back to me, this sad night

I’m ready
Even if you harshly curse me out
Just to be with you
Can join hands with the devil
Already downstairs at your apartment
Can I come up
Knock knock are you there
Knock knock give me an answer

Answer me, who’s kneeling by the front door
Talking to your memories
I’m dead
Do it today, oh answer me today
Can’t take it anymore, disappear please from my side

I hate this feeling
Back then I thought it would be easy
How is it that I’m crying?
I hate this feeling
The girl sleeping next to me now
Seems to resemble you

Hey, nights without you
Didn’t know I’d feel lonely like this
I didn’t know
Embracing her while missing you

Sad night
After I left you go
Tonight without you
Already late, this regret
Gotten used to you
cuz I’m stupid
Won’t come back to me, this sad night

Petty our banter
Faintly recalling now
Immediately want to see, want to see you, ooh

Hey, the night spent with you
Will remain deep in my heart
I still long for you so
I sing this song

Sad night
After I left you go
Tonight without you
Already late, this regret
Gotten used to you
cuz I’m stupid
Won’t come back to me, this sad night
Woo this night

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