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BLOCKTOBER: Favorite Block B Songs – “눈감아줄께”

Once again, it’s BLOCKTOBER in the k-pop world. BLOCKTOBER YAY!!! For those who are unaware, BLOCKTOBER is basically the BBC’s celebration of the return of Block B in October. After another painful and rough year for Block B, they are returning to us this month. So, in honor of that, BLOCKTOBER is taking over K-Pop Krunch!! All posts will be about Block B. In case you haven’t figured it out, the editors of the blog are BBCs. We love our Babies (that’s what we affectionately call Block B) and are strong supporters of the group. In addition to reviewing their new music, we’ll also talk about our favorite songs that they’ve released over their tenure. In particular, we’ll talk about our favorite non-title tracks.

Next song to be reviewed is my ultimate Blockbuster song, “눈감아줄께”. Otherwise known as “Shut My Eyes (Overlook Your Mistakes)” in English. ~Juju

This song was the first single after the whole Thailand ‘controversy’ bullshit, that was released, along with “Action”, and was apparently written before their debut by Kyung and Zico (if the internet {and LOEN} is to be believed). (I put controversy in brackets, because not only do I not agree with what happened to the boys and what they had to deal with; I was also disgusted with how a group of people can decide to throw so much hate at a  group of individuals just because of how they act. Which, by the way, wasn’t badly. They were joking around, how is that punishable with hate and ostracism? Just, blown out of proportions. Stupidity, ughh. For more detail on what happened, Andy did a post about it all, you can view it here) Note that while the singles were released, the group did not start promotions back up at the time. Instead they continued with their ‘reflection’ period. This song is special because it showed a ‘new start’ for Blockbuster; humble, cautiously happy and optimistic for the future. It hurts my heart, in a good way, every time I hear it. These boys. 💗

The song itself is about reminiscing about a past relationship and learning to let it go and look forward.  (Appropriate) A lot of the songs that Block B put out have strong, upbeat music mixed with equally strong vocals (whether it’s rapping or singing). This one is more on the down-low, with quiet, almost whisper-like vocals and a comforting melody (it’s sort of soft and easy on the ears) and lyrics that are reflective. It tugs at your insides and makes your feel all warm and lovely. And every time I hear Baby Taeil sing the chorus, “hey girl, it’s ok,” I sing back, “hey guys, it’s ok.” Because it is.

 The MV:

The video is pretty straight forward, basically a walk down memory lane, like the song. It shows the boys hard at work, and happy to be so, with shots of them dancing, performing, doing fanmeets/showcases, and generally being their lovely self. The fanmeets are particularly sweet, with the group showing their gratitude towards their fans for being there and supporting them (come what may). (That’s actually one reason the song always gets to me. Remembering how they smiled so much and worked so hard in the MV. And it being released for the 1st anniversary while going thru so much crap)(These guys are my definition of strong and courageous. With everything that has been thrown at them, they’re still standing, as a unit, and stronger every time.) There are two particular parts that gets to me every damn time, the first being P.O crying (*squishy squishy*), and the second is when JaeHyo does a deep bow to the audiance. Whether it is in thanks or apology, i do not know. What I do know is that it melts my insides and makes me one sappy individual. (These boys, my heart. *sigh*) (The boys have our hearts ♥)

 The Music:

The music for this song is soft and easy, opening with some snare (tom?) and an easy guitar riff, and evolves into a mix of acoustic guitar, drums (light cymbal with rim hits), as well as a keyboard. As the song progresses, a bass guitar is also added to the music. However, the additions of instruments does not make the song heavier. It is still soft and easy (and doesn’t take away from the singing).

 The Lyrics:

The lyrics, these words, are basically what one wants to say/thinks when they finally realise they are getting over that somebody. When you wake up and realise that the world isn’t dark or bad, that you (both) made mistakes and choices and are living with the results (whether you like them or not). It’s not good, nor bad, it just is. You learn, reflect, and move on.

The chorus is both sweet and bitter, with the person torn between wanting what once was, screw the faults in the relationship, and learning the positives of change. “Yeah girl, it’s ok” is a sentiment I can relate to, and it makes me smile every time I hear it. (bittersweet) Who says that just because a relationship is over, it’s forever? There seems to be a ‘maybe in the future’ type of feel towards the dissolute relationship throughout the whole song. (but that may just be me) 

Final Opinion:

Perfect. the optimistic feel of the music mixed with the reflective lyrics strike a cord at every listen. This song is simply gorgeous, and you must be crazy if you don’t think so. (I’m in looove~) (your fangirl is showing) (honestly, when is it not, where these boys are concerned? hahaha) (Very, very true. I’ve been in a state of constant fangirl for the past couple of weeks hahaha)(same. we’re so lost hahaha)

Favourite Blockbuster song to date. 5 out of 5, of course. ~Juju
imply lovely and touching. 5 out of 5, as well. ~Andy (now excuse me while I go off to cry)


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