Hello it’s been a while… I apologize for the delay…I was taking time for myself and not as active for the past two months but now I back … Yehey!
I know I am pretty late on this…if going by releases and comeback dates…. About two months actually 😬… And it has been a while since my last review most especially in this case an album review…but better late than never as they say 😅😉✌️
In Honor of the talented Ailee’s long time comeback last month, in July…although her promotions ended early… Still going to celebrate AILEE! Woohoo!
Giving her all the love she truly deserves and #JUSTICEFORAILEE !!! Because she is a phenomenal multi-talented soloist! She doesn’t deserve the treatment that her former company YMC entertainment is giving her! Banning her from promoting her latest masterpiece…ButterFLY…which I will be doing this review btw…
Although honestly…I am pretty behind on the latest news on Ailee and her situation on that…
Anyways as I was saying she doesn’t deserve the treatment they are giving her, after all of her successful comebacks and the millions she gave them from her successful albums, appearances, concert performances, popular songs whether singles and for official soundtracks! NO ARTISTS DESERVE THIS TREATMENT! I noticed that it is so easy for companies to throw artists aside…whether due to contract expirations, wanting a new start, differences, misunderstandings, rumors and scandals …especially if it turns said rumors or scandals are baseless, untrue or not even proven true yet… And on top of all that with haters, antis and media are added to the mix!
And like I said before…I am pretty behind on the latest news on Ailee and her situation on that…So I will definitely check it out later 😉✌️
Anyways…enough of my mini rant calmly breathes back to the main topic! The Focus!
This is all about Ailee and her latest release, ButterFLY ! Giving Ailee all the love, she deserves! As I said…Celebrating her! AILEE!!!
Just clarify…I do not have personally own the Album I about to give my review yet…but i will! I sooo vowed to myself that! I am honestly waiting until my birthday…and most importantly it is saving season for me…. breathes deeply Control sigh I might last for a month or so though… But my aim is to get it most definitely before the year ends! Because Ailee is awesome! I have for a long time before and still am forever been knocking myself mentally in regret for not getting her VIVID album, my favorite album of hers btw, most especially since it looks like they are not re-releasing VIVID anymore sadly pouting and mentally hitting myself on the head But I will also make a review of the VIVID album too after this one!
Ailee ButterFLY Album Review
Disclaimer: I do not own #AILEE … (But I am a #AILEEANS s ) Any information about her, I got from Wikipedia and any pictures I got from Instagram and / or online 😊 Peace out!
First off, like all of my previous album reviews post, I want to clarify I am no musical expert. But I am a music lover who is particularly leaning or more inclined towards KPOP & other Asian music. Don’t get me wrong I am into all kinds of music like classical music, instrumental to anime theme songs and International artists as well like Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Jojo, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Taylor Swift, NSYNC etc etc, just to name a few. But as I mentioned before I lean a little more towards KPOP especially these past couple years.
Also, like I mentioned many times in all of my previous KPop album reviews, my interest in KPOP all started with the debut of 2NE1, BLACKPINK’s, iKON’s, WINNER’s and Lee Hi’s older sister group from the same entertainment agency. The same group…who Park Bom, in one of my previous album reviews was also in…
Like I said…. 2NE1 opened the doors to me to KPOP, with BIGBANG another sibling BUT elder group steeping deeply into my heart, followed by other artists including iKON, WINNER, BLACKPINK and LEE HI in their entertainment agency, YG entertainment. But more of them on another time, including 2NE1 cause to me 2NE1 is always forever and legendary!
But for now, unlike my previous KPOP album reviews… This will be my first ever non-YG artist K-Pop album review. With the focus of my review is on AILEE and her long-time coming masterpiece, ButterFLY Album.
Peace out btw for going off topic. 😊 Warning, I might do this every once in a while. LOL
Why is Ailee a non-YG artist?! It is because if you don’t know yet, and are not a K-Pop fan…. Ailee is not a artist under YG entertainment since she is under Dream T Entertainment, which is her current company. She was previously under YMC Entertainment.
Anyways… As I was saying… the focus of my review is on Ailee and her long-time coming masterpiece, Aillee ButterFLY Album!!!
Secondly, I have listened to this entire album on #Spotify and #Youtube when it was first released not too long ago. Anyways since I am making a review of all the songs, I will still give a heartfelt review as best as I can. Especially since this is one of my favorite Albums! Although like I said I do not own her album personally yet…but I will later this year…or in a month or so if I really can’t help myself anymore! The heck with saving!
Thirdly, disclaimer, I want to clarify this review is like a mention before is from my thoughts, feelings and possibility on interpretation of the songs and the entire album…before and after reading the English translations… So you don’t have to take what I say seriously just with a grain of salt. But I do hope this gets you interested in Ailee and KPOP as a whole.
Just a little bit about Ailee…
Ailee is a Korean-American singer and songwriter based in South Korean. She was at first signed to Muzo Entertainment in America before moving to South Korea and auditioned and was signed under YMC Entertainment now called Dream T Entertainment. She was recognized for her singing on Singer and Trainee, before making her acting debut on drama series Dream High 2. Ailee received numerous awards… including Best New Artist Awards at Melon Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards, Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards and the Seoul Music Awards; Best Newcomer Awards and Four Best Female Vocal Performance awards at the Mnet Asian Music Awards for “U & I”, “Singing Got Better”, “Mind Your Own Business” and “If You.” It was in 2015, when she released her 1st full length album VIVID and soon after for the third in the row won Best Female Vocal Award at MAMA 2015. Then in 2017, she released her single “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow” for popular K-drama Goblin aka Guardian: The Lonely and the Great God which did undeniable well on top on the charts. In March 2018, she also performed at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Also, in September of that year, she was also chosen as the member of the South Korean cultural delegation for the third inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang, North Korea and also performed “I Will Go to You Like the Frist Snow” at the banquet. And just recently this July, which I am doing this review for, her latest and second full-length studio album ButterFLY was released marking her return under her company Dream T Entertainment, with the title track “Room Shaker”.
Anyways onwards to the actual review!
Ailee ButterFLY Album!!! Woohoo!!!
Moving on…I am starting with…
“Midnight” – I love this song on Ailee’s 2nd full length album ButterFLY. It is a perfect start to this album’s discography! I got party, club vibes from this song! it is undeniably one of my absolute favorite songs on this album. I like how both the beat and Ailee’s vocals slows down a bit so you can sway but bob you head along to the music before it hits the chorus and it starts picking up that you start pumping yourself up!!! Totally love that! Anyways this is such an awesome song, when you read the lyrics you get the feeling of beautiful, kind of flirty party song. That the song, is about potential lovers focus is on each other and them enjoying themselves and hopefully each other. Anyways I love this song! It is undeniably amazing. A refreshing new taste of Ailee’s vocals!
“Want It” – I totally love this song! Like the previous song, it got party disco club vibes. I love Ailee’s vocals here, it so refreshingly different but of the same time makes you want to move along with the bit. It is a totally awesome groovy song! When you read the lyrics, she is basically telling her potential lover that if he wants her to bring her closer! To be manlier and bolder! To show it to her! Anyways, it is an undeniably sexy groovy enticing song. I absolutely love it! I will let the song speak for itself, because it is absolutely amazing!
“Headlock” – I love this song! I might be wrong but for me I got some jazzy show girl vibes from this song! Like Ailee will start by sitting down and once it it’s the bridge and chorus, she will start dancing giving her audience a splendid jazzy performance! When you read the lyrics, if I understand the english translation correctly…she is basically telling her potential lover that she got him in a headlock, she can’t lose him and he can’t get away from her. And from the tone, sounds like he doesn’t mind. Anyways, like “Want it” it is an undeniably sexy groovy enticing song. I absolutely love it! I will let the song speak for itself, because it is absolutely amazing!
“Room Shaker” – I love this song on Ailee’s 2nd full length album ButterFLY. It is a perfect title track as well as a comeback song. It is a different but totally refreshing! This is a mixture of sexy, powerful and club vibes! The beat is sick! Totally love it! To summarize the lyrics of this song, she is basically making a statement, she is will turn it upside down and that she is a Room Shaker. Pun intended. Like both “Want It” and “Headlock”, “Room Shaker” is an undeniably sexy groovy enticing song. I absolutely love it! I will let the song speak for itself, because it too is absolutely amazing!
“LOVE feat CHEN’ – This is such an undeniably beautiful and thus being the fifth song on this album that I consecutively love, for me Ailee doesn’t disappoint! it is undeniably one of my absolute favorite songs on this album. Ailee’s vocals are absolutely gorgeous and CHEN of EXO’s vocals is so smooth and sexy! Their vocals for this song especially together is undeniably gold! Anyways basically, the song is about falling in love, being in love, and their love. This is such a beautiful sexy love song! I will let the song speak for itself, because it is absolutely amazing!
“Nothing At All” – This is such a beautiful song! I got sentimental groovy vibes from this song! It gives me the feels!!! it is undeniably one of my absolute favorite songs on this album. The line that would hit me the most if this came years back but memorable all the same would be, “You got me stuck.” Anyways this song, this different from the R&B vibes I would hear from Ailee before, but I found that Ailee totally rocky this kind of music. Makes me want to sway forward and back while snapping my fingers along with the beat. The song if I interpret it correctly is basically about telling a lover…a former lover most likely… that the memory of them got her stuck, that without them, it is nothing. Such a beautiful song, the feels! I absolutely love it! I will let the song speak for itself, because it is absolutely amazing!
“You Are So Precious”- I totally love Ailee’s vocals in this song! Her vocals are so beautiful and filled with strong emotion. it is undeniably one of my absolute favorite songs on this album. This song greatly touched me and I found it absolutely beautiful. The song to me, is about telling a special someone, even to oneself and or a special someone to them that that they are so precious. And the lines that I adore most in this song is “Never Give Up. Pray with both hands. Tomorrow is waiting for you.” I also love the lines “You who is in this world. You are so precious.” And I also love the lines, “Everyday is lonely. I remember those days. When I’m felling down and I just want to stop. I want to be stronger. I have a light for you. For you. I will pray.” This is such a undeniably beautiful touching song. I will let the song speak for itself, because like the others in this album, it is absolutely amazing!
“Fire” – I totally love Ailee’s vocals in this song! And the song itself is beautiful as it is different! I got party, club vibes from this song! This is the type of song where you just want to let loose, the feeling of being free and enjoy yourself! I will let the song speak for itself, because like the others in this album, it is absolutely amazing!
“Ain’t That Pretty”- I totally love Ailee’s vocals in this song! And the song itself is beautiful as it is different! It stirs something deep in my heart and soul. It is undeniably one of my absolute favorite songs on this album. Just listening to the song itself, I although I may be getting quite repetitive describing the songs, I get this sentimental vibes as I feel so much emotion… Like I said, it stirs something deep within me… When you read the lyrics, she says that she is not a perfect girl but she wants to express her pain…her burdens, things that she kept deep within her heart that she always wanted to express. She knows what her lover wants from her and she can’t give them to them. She will not care anymore on what they want and will express the real her and says and/or asks them “aint that pretty.” The feels for this song! No wonder it touched me and stirs something within me… It is so relatable. I will let the song speak for itself, because like the others in this album, it is absolutely amazing!
“Heartcrusher feat Undaunted, DJ Koo” – This is the last and tenth song on Ailee’s ButterFLY album, and like the rest of the songs in this album, I totally love this song! This song is so addicting! I got pop party vibes from this song! In this song, she is telling a potential suitor that she basically telling him yes he is sexy and attractive but she knows he is not for her, she can see through his lies and will not be fool. That he is a heartcrusher! Pun intended! The lines that I totally love in this song is chorus “I’m don’t think that you can be my lover. I’m not gonna be the one to suffer. Cause you ain’t nothing but a mean Heartcrusher mean heartcrusher crusher crusher”. Anyways. I will let the song speak for itself, because like the others in this album, this last song on the album it is absolutely amazing! And it is undeniably one of my absolute favorite songs on this album.
Overall, as I mentioned before I just love Ailee’s entire album! And for me, there wasn’t really any song in this album that I can say I dislike because I found it as an absolutely undeniable masterpiece. Although honestly VIVID is still my favorite album from her, because the style of that album is more of my taste, which I will talk about in a separate review of it on a later post. But back to Ailee’s ButterFLY album… It is simply amazing and awesome! This album clearly expresses a different kind of Ailee while still accentuating her powerful vocals! She truly is a VOCAL QUEEN!!! She doesn’t disappoint because her talent is undeniable. This album in my opinion clearly proves that she is not afraid to reinvent herself in a sense, because it is still her of course and knock her fans to their knees and look forward to more from her.
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