You know, sometimes choosing a Tune of the Week is incredibly easy and other times it’s really frickin’ hard. This week was one of those “really frickin’ hard” weeks, not because there was a lack of music that struck my fancy but because there was so much music that did! Seriously! Why does every other group on the face of the planet have to make a comeback in the same week!?! Not that I’m complaining about the overabundance of music (I actually love that) it just makes choosing one song to
squee about review really stinking difficult!
Of course, eventually, I had to force myself to choose just one song to feature as this week’s Tune. Which I did (after much whining and wishy-washy-ing and MV watching) and JYP’s newest boy band, DAY6, came out on top. Wahoo!
I’ve gotta say, JYP certainly has a knack for debuting groups that instantly steal my heart. It took exactly 27 seconds for me to fall for DAY6 (which just so happens to be the exact length of their teaser video… Go figure!) and I’ve been squeeing over them ever since.
I think part of the reason I fell so hard for DAY6 is because they’re an actual band, as in an instrument playing, heart stealing, soul-stirring, rock-inspired, band of incredible musicians whose talent stretches far beyond what you see on stage. What can I say, rock will always be the music of my soul and I will always be a sucker for a good band (and guitar players). I know, I’m hopeless!
Another other part of my falling so hard has to do with the fact that these boys wrote and composed all their own work which immediately places them on my list of artists to be admired. I have such an appreciation for artists who take an active role in their musical career, writing and composing their own music, and to know DAY6 has debuted with The Day, a mini-album they took part in creating just makes me love them more.
On a more fangirly level, I wanted to show a little love for DAY6 and do what little I could to help them get their MV views up after their originally posted video was hacked. It broke my heart to hear their 900,000+ viewed video had been taken down and I really want to help them get the views of their newly uploaded video back to where I should be. After all, a fangirl’s gotta do what a fangirl’s gotta do!
If you haven’t taken the time to give DAY6 a listen, you really need to. “Congratulations” is such a great song and the video is just… *sigh* I swear, you’d never guess these guys had just debuted! Their sound is such a fantastic mix of rock and pop, with the obligatory rap blended in for good measure, and the lyrics… OMG! They’re the perfect mix of snark and spite and I absolutely love it! (Mostly because it’s exactly the same reaction I’d have if my significant other ran off with someone else.) In short I think “Congratulations” and DAY6 are nothing short of perfect and though they haven’t even been “officially” out for a week, I’m already dying for more.
So tell me, what do you think of JYP’s first-ever boy band? Are you as much in love with DAY6 as I am or are you waiting to see what their sophomore project brings before you make a decision? Any thoughts on “Congratulations” and/or the video? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let me know what you’re thinking by leaving me a comment below!