I was never been into J-Pop and K-Pop all these years, I even underestimated their music because I basically don't understand what they were changchingchong about. Please don't get offended. I was always into western songs like Paramore, Arctic Monkeys, Against The Current, and etcetera (oh and Taylor Swift). Yeah yeah I know, I have been watching animes and I enjoyed their awesome soundtracks (as in SAO, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gintama, Psycho Pass, Haikyuu!!, Tokyo Ghoul, etc) but I've never paid much attention to them as well as the western one. But hell yeaah, this last few months, I found out that their music are soooo dope!! I don't know whether it was because, in my opinion, western songs don't make any sense these days (and some music videos are considered inappropriate, you know) that somehow it kinda made me cringe for some reason. Or was it because I am currently learning Japanese and Korean? I don't know which one.
Some rookies group really caught my attention like Monsta X(몬스타엑스Trespass!!), Twice, and BTS, even though some old groups are still getting their own place. Their music are so good for dancing (I am so stiff, I can't dance) and their styles are pretty different like... so many colors here and there while the other are so manly themed but still cute idk. Even though I prefer the one in a form of band, like Day6 (as in their song, "Congratulations", pretty much caught feelings). Ahhaha omg I sounded like a Kpopers. Laughing so hard. oMG WHY.
For J-Pop I am currently got my heart attached with ONE OK ROCK and SPYAIR, the fact that they produced a really great music and the music videos are awesome.
And, I mean how could I resist their vocalist and bassist and drummer and guitarist?! I was looking forward to some Youtube videos in Japanese and I discovered both Japanese Rock Bands and clicked their dope MVs. And I was like... "Hey, I thought I've heard this song somewhere.", exactly, animes. The first thing that crossed my mind when I listened to ONE OK ROCK's was "Is it Japanese band? Hmm.. or is it Sleeping with Sirens? All Time Low? *japanese lyric showed up* nah, it is J-pop.", their songs are mostly combined the eigo and nihongo perfectly, I could say that the pronunciation is almost perfect (They even reached 54M in "The Beginning" MV!). And it is even crazier that they sound better live than in the recordings. How can I not realized them earlier, duh... I was listening to Rockin' Out and amazed by how the MV was made, and then I jumped to Samurai Heart an OST for Gintama, to Imagination(イマジネーション) which is the OST for Haikyuu, and I jumped to 現状ディストラクション (Genjou Destruction), and the list goes on. Good job Japan, you never failed to amaze me. To be honest...it was so hard for me to decide which MV shall I pick for this post. Their music and videos are just...amazing. So.. here it is my current new addiction.