As my quest to spice things up a bit continues, I’ve decided to dedicate this new segment to whatever it is I’m currently obsession over. I know, it’s hard to believe a fangirl such as myself could ever obsess over anything… *snickers* Well… maybe it’s more like it’s hard to believe I’m only obsessing over one thing at the moment… (Which is actually more likely to be the case.) But whatever. The point is, I’m going to start writing about whatever it is that has most recently captured my heart and to kick things off, I talking about SHINee’s Jonghyun. Or maybe I should say, Jonghyun’s solo albums… But really, Jonghyun… and his albums. *rolls eyes at myself* I’m so hopeless!
I’m not really sure why I’ve been so captivated by Jonghyun and his solo albums these past couple of weeks, but I have. I think maybe it had something do with me getting sidetracked by clips from SNL Korea one morning. One minute I was watching 2PM’s hilarious version of Cinderella and Four Knights and the next thing I knew, I was watching old SHINee sketches and Taemin and Jonghyun’s solo appearances and well, things just kind of took off from there. I somehow managed to wander my way from SHINee’s SNL appearance to their group music videos to their solo videos and somewhere along the way I thought to myself, “Why don’t I own Jonghyun’s solo albums?”
Not really sure how to answer that question, I did what any self-respecting fangirl would do. I smacked myself in the head for being so stupid and then went straight to iTunes and bought both albums. And now here I sit, completely obsessed with Jonghyun’s solo work and I have to wonder, WHAT THE HECK WAS I THINKING, putting this off for so long? I honestly don’t have an answer to that question, other than a momentary lapse in sanity. But what I can tell you is this man’s voice is pretty much the most amazing thing on this planet. HOLY FLIP!
Just listening to the way he says, “You’re so rock-n-roll,” at the beginning of “White T-Shirt” make my insides melt. And listening to “Moon” makes me… OH HELP! *falls to the floor*
To be honest, there isn’t a track on either BASE or She Is that I don’t like. Every track has its charms and the fact that both albums give me an excuse to listen to Jonghyun’s magical voice is all the reason I need to love them. I think, if I had to choose a favorite track, it might be the bonus track on BASE, “시간이 늦었어 Beautiful Tonight.” Don’t ask me why, there’s just something about the funky beat and the cute whistling and Jonghyun’s voice… *siiiiighhhhhhhhhh* Or maybe it’s “White T-Shirt,” or maybe “Dress Up”… I really don’t know. It’s so hard to pick a favorite! Why did I even try!?!
Obviously this current obsession of mine is inspiring all the fangirliness and quite honestly, that’s not going to change any time soon. Especially not that SHINee has made their comeback. Oh good grief! They couldn’t have picked a more perfect (and lethal) time to make their comeback. I mean I’m already suffering an intense case of Jonghyun-inspired fangirl feels and now, all of a sudden, I have to deal with a huge dose of SHINee feels as well??? AUGH! I’m not really sure how I’m supposed to survive this! But maybe that’s the point. Maybe I’m not supposed to survive this. I’m pretty sure this entire year, and all of my encounters with SHINee, have been leading up to this point and maybe that means I can now die a happy, happy fangirl. You know, there are certainly worse ways to go!
But enough with my craziness! Now it’s time for you to tell me what you think of all my ramblings. Are you a fan of Jonghyun’s solo work? Am I completely nuts for waiting this long to add these albums to my collection? (Actually, you don’t have to answer that because I already know the answer and that answer is yes. Yes I am.) Are you as excited as I am about SHINee’s comeback? (I’m actually listening to their new album as I write this.) You know it’s always more fun to fangirl with friends so be sure to join me in the comments below!