2PM’s first official appearance as a 6 member group at the dream concert left a bittersweet taste among their fans, as an apparent empty spot seems to signify that Jay’s non-presence BECAME his presence.
Their latest chocolate brownie CF shows a sexier 2PM, with Khun on the limelight for his more toned abs.
2PM in OnStyle interview
This interview showed a more lively side of the boys that we all know and love. They were laughing, joking around, Wooyoung’s ssanti-ness, pants get torn (Junho’s), more jabs at Khun’s perfection, talking about how they “honor and respect GDragon,” elite Junsu’s sense of style, Chansung being Chansung (he can just sit there and look pretty) and as always, fashion terrorist Taec fails as the spokesperson of the group.
Khun’s “sweat tissues.” Khun: “The stylist put these tissues so my makeup won’t get smudged or get ruined.” Junho teases Khun: “It’s not because he’s sweating. Even if it looks like it.” LMAO!!!
HOT GUY ALERT.
Comeback teaser caps:
The teaser was actually very intriguing. You get to see the boys in a hospital-like setting (half-naked of course) and looking all gloomy, asking the question: “What makes your heart beat?” I think it’s a really good concept, it’s kind of like a well-made ad for some big company that sells insurance or something LOL. But I have to say, I found the teasers for Again and Again even more intriguing, interesting and innovative with the guys spinning arrow boards in a crowded Myeongdong. Talk about an attention grabbing tactic!
Taec’s teaser was especially interesting:
“The people I love makes my heart beat.
The love I give, the love I receive.
My family, friends AND OUR 7 MEMBERS.
The more I think of them, my heart gets warmer.
I want to be with you guys forever.”
JAEBEOM USED AS MARKETING?
“As much work has been put into the song, they have put in a lot of effort into the marketing as well. As they have gained a lot of attention through the ’01:59PM’ ‘Tired of waiting’ ‘I was crazy for you’ as well as the teaser marketing, they have completed the image marketing with the connection between ‘Heartbeat’, the idea of ‘waiting’ and the actual pulse of the heart. Anxiety, fear, yearning and various other meanings have been attached to the song ‘Heartbeat’ and has been coupled with the sound of the actual pulse creating an image sound for this whole album’s concept.” The result of many fans discussing how the album’s title, ’01:59PM’ has been used to call 2PM without Jaebum, along with how the songs, ‘Tired of Waiting’ and ‘I was crazy for you’ seems to reflect the 6 members’ and Jaebum’s thoughts are all a result of how the marketing point has hit its mark.
DISCLAIMER: To be fair to the boys, I will make this review by temporarily putting the whole Jay issue on the shelf. I know it’s really hard to talk about 2PM without mentioning Jay, as it took me quite a while to figure out how to begin. But I decided to base my review on the music/output itself—so regardless of whether Jay is in 2PM or not, here’s what I think:
Chansung had the best comeback look, methinks.
My Heart (Intro/Prelude) – Before this album was released, JYP said in his tweets that he has made something that no one has ever heard before, even showing twitpics of him playing the piano and working on the mixers. But will it really sound unique? This intro sets the whole tone of the album—dark, melancholic, mysterious. JYP made an experiment by incorporating a “monologue” of Taec basically just talking (either to himself or to someone), starting off calm and ending with: “WHY, WHY?!! I don’t know why I’m like this. I’m still in to you. My heart still beats for you.” Idunno, it sounds pretty weak to me. The sound of their intro for Again and Again, “What time is it now,” is still pretty much the same style with the talking, but the music is much more stronger. and it makes the listener even more excited. My Heart, however, failed a little to rouse that kind of interest. Even though Taec’s lines were supposed to sound like a heartbroken/scorned person, maybe his intonation of the monologue didn’t quite capture the whole angst-ridden sentiment.
Taec still rocking his Ear Candy look—only dirtier, manlier and hotter ROFL
Gimme the light – Very sleek and sexy slow song. Very JYP, though I’d hate to imagine him singing this seductively. *shivers* Chansung gets a singing part!! Maknae doing really well and all grown up! The slow RnB tune suits Junsu’s voice perfectly. But honestly, the song is a bit forgettable. Being preceded by the last 2 tracks which were amazing, this one seems to pale in comparison.
Back 2U – If you like slow songs ala Usher and R. Kelly, you might like this one. I actually really like it. It’s really cool that they’re going more for a slow route with their ballads and you can barely hear any “happy” song except for some of the remix, which is all good, but a bit overdone. Which means, by going this style the album may lack some variety into it. Nevertheless, this track is really good.
10 out of 10, Again and Again – These are not exactly remixes but I wish JYP did something to them other than just add them as a filler songs. Other artists do this but I just don’t see the point. Unless the album is repackaged or it’s a “Best Of” album, I don’t see the need to add these in just to increase the number of songs. Pretty cheap, JYP, and pretty disappointing. Good for people who didn’t buy their previous releases, though.
On a more brighter note, 2PM IS BACK Y’ALL!! So this calls for a 2PM gif attack!
Taec hearts you!
Work it, ssanti Wooyoung!
Khun’s “that’s effing ridiculous!!” look LMAO
Chansung: Lick it, if you like it.
2PM FIGHTING! Your leadja Jay hyung is right behind you all the way.
P.S. Like the album/mv or not?