So, I have heard of Shinhwa. In the world of K-Pop, you can never do without Shinhwa. But I have never heard any of their songs, never have seen any single music video, do not know their names except Eric because that is just so easy to remember. I just heard of the collective name Shinhwa.
Talks were, they are having a comeback. K-Pop fans were having a heyday, the legends are coming back. Me, growing up with the Western music influence, have no idea what the hullabaloo was all about. So they were the ancient boy band, so what?
My curiosity got the best of me (I am telling you, one of these days, my curiosity will be the death of me.) and I downloaded Shinhwa’s The Return album. My Twitter friend has been spazzing about it for a few days already, and she kinda shares some interest in me so I gave it a try. Who know, I might like it.
And I did! Oh gawd, they sound soooo good! When I first heard of Be My Love, I feel like I was thrown back into the 80’s again (doesn’t mean I am old, mkay? I just have music awareness at a very young age then.) with the disco-retro feel. Boy, did I not feel any regrets downloading this, and if there’s a legal copy of it around here (ooops!), I would certainly buy it.
But I am not yet going to watch their old shows, music videos, etc. Not even their recent comeback concert. I am scared, hahaha, I am scared I might like them too much and I would end up being sucked into the quicksand of a new fandom. TVXQ is already a handful for me, hahaha!
Well, Shinhwa, nice meeting you!