Watch this… SHINee Our page live performances

One aspect I love about  live Korean music shows like music bank and M countdown is how they create a unique atmosphere using set, lighting and outfits  for a song. Its so interesting to see the different interpretations and themes the creators(set designers and stylists come up with for the same song.

I was surprised when it was announced that SHINee would be singing “Our Page” at music shows. Being such a personal meaningful song it could easily be mishandled with the set, the audience etc.  I had my worries alleviated as all of their lives (I’ve seen so far) carried the same aura of the video and the song.  Below are a few that really touched me.

 

Music Bank (watch on youtube)

I was wondered how shows would go about the intro without diminishing the intimate and personal feel of the song. Music Bank did a simple classy short intro reminiscent of the teaser. Very nice (could do without the canned cheering though).

Music core

With it’s blue stars and slivery bordered frames draped in a luminous cloth this stage unlike the others is invocative of night not winter which is a fitting theme. Plus Onew smiles when he looks upwards in this rendition.

 M Countdown

The globe lights and paper snowflakes give this stage a almost soft comforting winter feel.

Inkigayo

While all of the lives were beautiful… I was awestruck when I saw just the thumbnail of it. The set was full of light and it changed constantly during the course of the song climaxing near the end,  with not just snow falling but the platform rising and the sparkling hanging lights descending from above..it moves me every time I view it.

If I’m not mistaken these will be SHINee’s last lives for their comeback and I feel it is a meaningful and heartfelt way to end promotions. What do you think? Did a particular stage move you?

 

 

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SHINee- “Our page” teaser

We’ve come to the last mv in the trio of releases. The teaser for the final title track named  “Our page- The words you left behind” .

 

The teaser gives off a somber and somewhat isolating mood despite this the melody while tinged with sadness sounds hopeful. It was said SHINee will be going back to their R&B roots with this album release. I hope the album musically is in the realms of Romeo+Juliet  the close #2 on the 10 Top Ten SHINee songs list.

 

With a beautiful and profound title “the words you left behind” what are  your expectations for the title track and album?

Top 5 SHINee Concepts

How fitting I post this list now after my strong opinions about SHINee’s latest teaser images.

To start I love concept albums particularly hard concept albums meaning an album that truly keeps the theme not only through images and the design of the packaging but also in the music videos and the tracks on the album.

Artists like David Bowie, Lupe Ficaso and Daft Punk have pulled this off well, in Kpop I would say Sechkies welcome to Sechkies land.

SHINee has done a decent job of picking unusual concepts and sticking to them ( like for odd they were unusual colored eye contacts even for SNL). So below I listed my top five SHINee concepts to date.

 

My to date favorite SHINee concept to date would be ……

shinee married2

Album:  Married to the Music

Song:  Married to the Music

Concept: Horror/Camp

 

SHINee everybody

Album: Everybody

Song: Everybody

Concept: Toy solider

 

 

shinee 90s

Album: 1 of 1

Song: 1 of 1

Concept: fake 90s/confused 80s

 

shinee-get-the-treasure

Album: Five

Song: Get the treasure

Concept: Heist/ freeze frame

 

shinee 3,2,1

Album: 3,2,1

Song: 3,2,1

Concept: comics, fun, Disney lol

 

What is you favorite SHINee concept?

 

 

 

 

SHINee cake struggle

I had it planned that I would make a cake for SHINee’s 10th anniversary yep, all planned out down to the details but like they say about well laid plans….

When May came around I didn’t think I would be able to make the cake and kinda gave up on the idea then I said no! just make the cake it will be fun and a nice way to celebrate the occasion. Everything seems great I got the colors needed to make the roses as well as the icing tips.

But the day of I realized I don’t have the right sized icing bags for these special tips (the ones I have are too big. No problem I’ll just improvise I cut out one end tip of a Ziploc bag and used it instead….:(

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After a week of mostly chilly, rainy weather the day I make my cake it’s blazing hot and melting the frosting as I make it and as I frosted the cake( I kept putting it in the fridge so it would “set” but you’ll see the frosting is still uneven and melty.

The tip I had was too big and hard to manipulate with the odd angled Ziploc bag so the 10th didn’t come out as well as I hoped. HOWEVER I am very pleased with how the roses or ranunculus came out and the color is quite a match for pearl aqua blue. 🙂

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I have plans to make a cake next month hopefully it will turn out better.

 

 

Opinion Post. SHINee comeback teaser umm…..

I like many fans was excited to see SHINee teasers on the web today. However the teaser image and fans excited responses had me feeling like I was in the Twilight zone.  Needless to say I am not too impressed…

 

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First the positive. The title The Story of Light is beautiful and fits in well with SHINee’s name meaning. That being said I’m not sure what the overall design has to do with the theme of light. With its primary color themes and basic shapes this teaser image comes off looking pretty juvenile. Some say they may be going for a 80s theme perhaps due to the “retro-ish” word processor type font, the “3d” render of the circles and the grid background….. but not really. For SHINee’s 10th anniversary (which is a big deal) I was honestly expecting much better.

For example

shinee day

I know this is for an event but it is a beautiful creative image that would make a great teaser. It emphasizes SHINee’s expansive discography with its central image of a spiral made up of the handwritten( which gives it a more personal feel) titles of all their (Korean) songs to date. To add color to the simple image is the title of the event in SHINee’s “pearl aqua”. Even if primary colors are essential to the theme of the teasers and comeback I feel it could be executed better.

Also, I might be worried about nothing as sometimes the initial teasers have nothing to do with the release. I will have to wait and see if it improves fingers crossed.

 

Project Blue Moon

Project Blue Moon is an international charity project in which fans and can send in artwork (photos, prints, lyric art ) inspired by Jonghyun. All proceeds will go towards organizations that help with mental illness and suicide prevention.  For more information check them out here.

I decided to participate because I truly support this organization and their mission (and hard work). The artwork I have submitted is entitled  The Moon by J.R.

To help you can send in your own artwork, purchase artwork or donate.