[110909 U-KISS] Someday + Neverland Live

I know most people seem to find ‘Someday’ nothing special at best, but I’m in love with it. It follows the formula that a lot of pretty ballads seem to follow, and the tune seems oddly familiar to me. And if I looked around hard enough I could probably find a song with the exact same melody and then precede to ruin U-KISS’ career. But I won’t- because I’m beginning to really like these boys.

U-KISS isn’t the most vocally refined boyband ever, but they aren’t the most vocally deprived either. And with a song like ‘Someday’ they don’t need to have outstanding vocals to carry it. The melody is pretty enough to hold the song on its own, and U-KISS’ vocals don’t have to be grand in order for the song to be worth listening to. In short, it isn’t one of those ballads (for examples of those ballads, see almost every ballad Super Junior + KRY has released. Or listen to the entirety of their 4jib.). The piano line caused butterflies to procreate in my stomach, it’s just so pretty. Not to mention THE BRIDGE! I love it so much, I can’t even find it in me to turn it into one of my troll songs- and do you know how hard it is for me not to obnoxiously yell ‘THE PAST, IS THE PAST, IS THE PAST!’ into my friend’s ears? (That’s a lie. I did it anyway.)

The live version is good enough, I don’t expect any of U-KISS’ lives to be exactly like the recorded versions. I wish they did something more creative with the stage production though. They could have really spiced things up, like there should have been artificial snow lathering the floor, and artificial snow falling down upon them slowly, heck put artificial snow in their hair. And it’d be pretty cool if they had a backdrop like this:

Though I’m less into Neverland than I was when it first came out, I still think it’s U-KISS’ strongest single so far. Typical dance track, but it has a strong melody, and it’s convincing enough.

I wish I could same about the live version.

See, the vocal treatment was fine recorded. But it doesn’t transfer well live. On several occasions I couldn’t distinguish their vocals from the back track, and then there were those awkward moments where their live vocals would be audible for two seconds and then quickly slip away. Not to mention I thought Dongho was about to collapse from exhaustion during his rap.

Also, I don’t get why I still feel like there are too many members on the stage. I thought I was immune to large idol groups (thank you AKB48), maybe it’s something about Neverland’s choreography…

Hopefully their lives of Neverland improve as the weeks go by, let them get comfortable with performing the song live. Still, pull up your socks soon U-KISS.

And I refuse to talk about my new found attraction for Kevin. Because it’s not happening. It’s not happening. It’s not happening…

not... happening...

Excuse me while I crawl into fetal position.

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2 thoughts on “[110909 U-KISS] Someday + Neverland Live

  1. Hi there would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog soon
    but I’m having a hard time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.

    P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

    • No problem! I’m working with wordpress, I use the blog theme Oulipo, which is designed this way. I personally like WordPress best, I think it’s easiest/most user friendly. Though if you’re looking at layouts, I hear blogspot has good ones?

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