Jive Monkey Playlist: 3/4/16

B.A.P is back! For about a year, they were sidelined due to discord with their management company. Late last year, things were finally worked out and they released a mini album. Now, they are back with another mini album.

For those who have been fans of the group due to their rock/hip-hop and heavy beats style of music, this album veers in a more retro pop direction. From a marketing perspective, it’s convenient when a group sells a certain image but for an average listener, I don’t mind if an artist tries out different things as long as it works.

“Feel So Good” is the title track on this album and that’s exactly what this song does. It makes you feel good with its upbeat melody. It starts off with their voices singing the hook and then gets into the backing track which reminds me of Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September” for its ability to start off slowly and then get the song’s motor running. The concept is simple and the repetitive lyrics will make it easy for you to suddenly starting singing it over and over again. Add an upbeat sound that’s meant to uplift your mood and get you to dance, that’s a winning combination.

B.A.P – Feel So Good

*어떤 애일까 – It literally does translate into “what kind of kid you are” but “kid” is meant to be used as slang just as we do in English.

**사랑에 눈이 먼 다는 – A phrase that literally translates into “love makes our eyes far-sighted”. The English equivalent is “love makes us blind” but it’s meant to reflect how we can’t see things clearly when we’re in love.

Feel So Good

너만을 원해 너를 볼 땐
I Feel So Good
너만을 원해 너를 볼 땐
I Feel So Good

너를 볼 때면 난 계속 느낌이 와
Feel So Good

너만을 원해 너를 볼 땐
I Feel So Good
너만을 원해 너를 볼 땐
I Feel So Good

난 알고 싶어 BABE
아찔하게 넌 과연 어떤 애일까*
화려하진 않아 BABE
그런데 왜 더 빛이 나는 걸까

A-Yo 니 목소린 달콤한 젤리 같아
계속 귓속에 맴돌아 찾아 가네
너를 갖고 싶어 BABE
생각하면 기분이 좋은 건 왜 일까

Baby you 너의 향기
모두 Feel So Good
(Come on Come on Get with it)
(Come on Come on Get with it)
Only you 니 눈빛과
미소는 Feel So Good
넌 다른 여자완 달라
I know you want it

닿을 듯 말듯 Fallin’ Love
(닿을 듯 말듯 빠져 버려)
너무 아름다운 걸
(Feels like it’s love)
매일 너와 있으면
꿈을 꾸는 것 같아 (꿈을 꾸는 듯해)
느낌이 좋아 오늘도 (Oh-Oh-Oh)

너만을 원해 너를 볼 땐
I Feel So Good
너만을 원해 너를 볼 땐
I Feel So Good

Sexy하지 않아도 마치
Diamond같이 Sexy한 느낌
첫 사랑 같아 와인 빛 그때처럼
멍하게 시간이 멈춘 느낌

사랑에 눈이 먼 다는** 말들이 다
나는 거짓말인 것 같았던 느낌
But, 눈을 감으면 네가 보여
헤어 나올 수 없지 너 밖에 안 보여서

Baby you 귀여운 몸매도 Feel So Good
(Come on Come on Get with it)
(Come on Come on Get with it)
Only you 나는 너에게만 Feel So Good
넌 다른 여자완 달라
I know you want it

닿을 듯 말듯 Fallin’ Love
(닿을 듯 말듯 빠져 버려)
너무 아름다운 걸 (Feels like It’s love)
매일 너와 있으면
꿈을 꾸는 것 같아 (꿈을 꾸는 듯해)
느낌이 좋아 오늘도
(Feels like it’s love)

Hey, Girl 내게로 다가 와
살며시 두 눈을 바라 봐
Hey, Girl Give me your love
Give me your, Give me your,
Give me your love to me

다른 여자 말고 너를 갖고 싶어
나는 오로지 너에게 깊이 닿고 싶어
너를 볼 때면 난 계속 느낌이 와
Feel So Good

닿을 듯 말듯 Fallin’ Love
(닿을 듯 말듯 빠져 버려)
너무 아름다운 걸
(Feels like It’s love)
매일 너와 있으면 꿈을 꾸는 것 같아
느낌이 좋아 오늘도 (Feels like It’s love)

너만을 원해 너를 볼 땐
I Feel So Good
너만을 원해 너를 볼 땐
I Feel So Good
매일 너와 있으면
꿈을 꾸는 것 같아 (꿈을 꾸는 듯해)
느낌이 좋아 오늘도
(Feels like it’s love LOVE LOVE LOVE)

Feel So Good

I only want you whenever I see you
I Feel So Good
I only want you whenever I see you
I Feel So Good

Whenever I see you, I constantly have that feeling
Feel So Good

I only want you whenever I see you
I Feel So Good
I only want you whenever I see you
I Feel So Good

I want to know, BABE
Dizzyingly, just what kind of kid* you are
You’re not glamorous, BABE
But why do you shine more

A-Yo, your voice is like a sweet jelly
It keeps whispering around my ear
I want to have you, BABE
When I think of it, why am I in a good mood?

Baby you, your scent
Everything, Feel So Good
(Come on Come on Get with it)
(Come on Come on Get with it)
Only you, with your stare
Smile, Feel So Good
You’re different from other women
I know you want it

Might reach you, might not, Fallin’ Love
(Might reach you, might not, go ahead and fall)
You’re very beautiful
(Feels like it’s love)
Every day, if I’m with you
Feels like I’m dreaming (like I’m dreaming)
Feels good, even today (Oh-Oh-Oh)

I only want you whenever I see you
I Feel So Good
I only want you whenever I see you
I Feel So Good

Sexy, even if you’re not
Like a diamond, a sexy feeling
Like my first love, like that wine-colored light
Dazed, feeling like time has stopped

The saying that love makes you blind**, all
Feels like it was a lie
But, when I close my eyes, I see you
Can’t get out of it because I can only see you

Baby you, with your cute figure, Feel So Good
(Come on Come On Get with it)
(Come on Come On Get with it)
Only you, only towards you, Feel So Good
You’re different from other women
I know you want it

Might reach you, might not, Fallin’ Love
(Might reach you, might not, go ahead and fall)
You’re very beautiful (Feels like it’s love)
Every day, if I’m with you
Feels like I’m dreaming (like I’m dreaming)
Feels good, even today
(Feels like it’s love)

Hey, Girl, draw nearer to me
Furtively, look at me with your eyes
Hey, Girl, Give me your love
Give me your, Give me your,
Give me your love to me

Rather than other women, I want to have you
I exclusively want to deeply touch you
Whenever I see you, I constantly feel it
Feel So good

Might reach you, might not, Fallin’ Love
(Might reach you, might not, go ahead and fall)
You’re very beautiful
(Feels like it’s love)
Every day, if I’m with you, feels like I’m dreaming
Feels good, even today (Feels like it’s love)

I only want you whenever I see you
I Feel So Good
I only want you whenever I see you
I Feel So Good
Every day, if I’m with you,
Feels like I’m dreaming (like I’m dreaming)
Feels good, even today
(Feels like it’s love LOVE LOVE LOVE)

One of my favorite songs on the album also happens to be titled after the album as well. “Carnival” is another song that’s upbeat and fun. For lack of a better word, it does reflect a carnival for its ability to reflect a whirlwind of emotions. The song reminds me of Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” in that it’s a strong, consistent beat but the beat doesn’t prevent them from varying the style of singing between each stanza. We also get a parade of spoken lyrics, but rather than calling it rap, it feels like an addictive chant. Representative of the lyrics, the melody keeps you moving and spinning ‘round like a Ferris wheel.

B.A.P – Carnival

B.A.P – Carnival

Carnival

지구본은 내 친구야
걍 어디든 가면 돼
I Go 공연 아님 여행,
뭐든 떠나지 It’s Okay
Yeah, I know something
인생은 아름다워요 Play N Chillin’
난 위잉위잉 또는 빙빙
날아다녀 쾌지나 칭칭

맘 가는 대로 Woo
멋대로 사는 거야 Oh Baby
날 내 버려 둬 Woo
멈출 수 없는 My Carnival Oh!

Seoul To Seoul 날아가
London To Tokyo
매일이 카니발 같지 Wherever
Life is like Choco

Seoul To Seoul 떠나자
Paris To New York
We had a lot of fun all day

날 따라 가는 거야
Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop
리듬에 맡겨 아침 해 뜰 때까지
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop
뜨겁게 달려 전부 미칠 때까지
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

지구본은 내 여자야
걍 어디든 가면 돼
공연 아님 여행, Party,
뭐든 떠나 I Don’t Care
A-Yo Wee-Hee
터지는 내 마일리지와
Black Card (기분 좋아)
나와 놀고 싶으면 일어나
Feeling Good (Yeah)

딴 생각 하지마 Woo
내일은 없는 거야 Oh Baby
맘껏 즐겨봐 Woo
멈출 수 없는 My Carnival Oh!

Seoul To Seoul 날아가
London To Tokyo
매일이 카니발 같지 Wherever
Life is like Choco

Seoul To Seoul 떠나자
Paris To New York
We had a lot of fun all day

날 따라 가는 거야
Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop
리듬에 맡겨 아침 해 뜰 때까지
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop
뜨겁게 달려 전부 미칠 때까지
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

따분할 땐 내가
널 데려 갈게 GET UP
단 오늘 옆에 있으면
재미없다고 말은 못 해
COME ON

Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh

Woo 멈출 수 없는 My Carnival Oh!

Seoul To Seoul 날아가
London To Tokyo
매일이 카니발 같지 Wherever
Life is like Choco

Seoul To Seoul 떠나자
Paris To New York
We had a lot of fun all day

날 따라 가는 거야
Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop
리듬에 맡겨 아침 해 뜰 때까지
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop
뜨겁게 달려 전부 미칠 때까지
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

전부 미칠 때까지

Carnival

The globe is my friend,
you can just go anywhere
I Go, not for a performance but vacation
Leave everything, It’s Okay
Yeah, I know something
Life is beautiful, Play N Chillin’
I’m whirring, again spinning
Flying around winding

Where my heart leads, Woo
Living how I want, Oh Baby
Leave me alone, Woo
Can’t stop, My Carnival Oh!

Seoul to Seoul, flying to
London to Tokyo
Every day is like a carnival, Wherever
Life is like Choco

Seoul to Seoul, leaving for
Paris to New York
We had a lot of fun all day

Come and follow me
Can’t stop, Can’t stop
Leave it to the rhythm, until the morning sun rises
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop
Hot ride, until we all go crazy
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

The globe is my woman,
you can just go anywhere
Not for performance but vacation, Party,
Leave everything, I Don’t Care
A-Yo Wee-Hee
With my exploding mileage
Black Card (Feels good)
Get up if you want to party with me
Feeling Good (Yeah)

Don’t think of anything else, Woo
There’s no tomorrow, Oh Baby
Have as much fun as you can, Woo
Can’t Stop, My Carnival Oh!

Seoul to Seoul, flying to
London to Tokyo
Every day is like a carnival, Wherever
Life is like Choco

Seoul to Seoul, leaving for
Paris to New York
We had a lot of fun all day

Come and follow me
Can’t stop, Can’t stop
Leave it to the rhythm, until the morning sun rises
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop
Hot ride, until we all go crazy
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

When you’re bored, I’ll
come get you, GET UP
Provided that you stay with me today
Can’t say that it won’t be fun
COME ON

Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh

Woo, can’t stop, My Carnival Oh!

Seoul to Seoul, flying to
London to Tokyo
Every day is like a carnival, Wherever
Life is like Choco

Seoul to Seoul, leaving for
Paris to New York
We had a lot of fun all day

Come and follow me
Can’t stop, Can’t stop
Leave it to the rhythm, until the morning sun rises
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop
Hot ride, until we all go crazy
(Oh là là! Shake It Shake It)

Until we all go crazy

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