EP : 1／10
Artiste : Broccoli You Too (브로콜리 너마저)
Release Date : 2012.12.07
Genre : Indie, Rock
Broccoli,You Too! I think the exclamation mark already summarized my feels about this band and their songs. It'd be really hard for me to find something to hate about their songs no matter what. hurm. While some of their songs may not resonate with my taste in music...something i won't deny is that there's soul in their music, not simply melody. Even when i don't understand some lyrics...(i do go search for the meanings at least just a gist would do...cuz their lyrics have been amazing for the songs that have been translated...the depths are no joke so it'd be a waste to not understand even if some lyrics sound simple on the surface) i do wish more people who could translate Korean-English would translate their songs.
The EP starts with 막차
or google-translated as 'Last Bus', a song I'd like to announce right now as my favourite in this EP. Not only the music and singing and overall feels tugged at my heartstrings, but even before knowing the lyrics, I knew it'd have a meaningful beautiful heart wrenching lyrics. I mean, what other expectations would I have with the title 'Last Bus' and coming from a band rich with layered meaningful subtly heart ripping lyrics like Broccoli,You Too? I saw a kind soul translating it on a site, not sure if it's accurate or not, but hey, it sounds good, I'll take that. Broccoli,You Too always had that songs that made me sad/depressed/choking on the inside but tears won't fall because the melodies are so calm n beautiful and instead I'd be left reflecting on my life with a sigh n regrets maybe n longing for something i don't even know of. I like this feeling a lot better than songs that scream at you "Hey i'ma sad song, hear me and wail" kinda song, which is a good majority of Kballad songs with highly emotional voices. Well, i don't mean to bash them, i know there are many who like those type of songs and call them 'real music' but different people has different taste right? Last Bus, with a song a title as poignant as this, I suggest that you watch this awesome live perf posted on their youtube for maximum impact. Ugh, how awesome would it be if they'd be performing at a bustop near my home, i think i'd faint due to starstruck even just imagining it. okay fine. Enough fangirling. lol.
1/10 - Which is also the title of this EP, in case you forgot...lol. Hmm, since I haven't found lyrics translation of this song i can't say much about it. It sounded alright, following the melo-pattern in this EP, but didn't hook me much unlike the other two earlier tracks. But the sounds in the song gave some countryside/seaside vibes? i dunno. I might be totally wrong. but yeah, that's the impression I got.
손편지 - or google translated as 'Hand Letter' wraps up this album. I think it's safe to say there are no shock or surprise in this album as all four songs carry the same vibe, just with different tunes. This song starts with just vocals accompanied by piano throughout till the end, and it's not hard to get into it, despite the lack(or none) of my understanding on what the song lyrics are about. The emotions can be easily followed by the sounds alone. If I have to choose, I prefer this song than the title song, oh...is this a curse...why is it happening with most albums? i always seem to like the title song the least compared to other songs.
Overall, if you're looking for variety, then maybe this isn't the album for 'ya. If you like albums with a firm concept without mixing everything in a bowl, then this might be for 'ya. If you love some moody, mellow calm songs, then this is definitely for you. As for me, i'm too deep sunk into the blackhole that is Broccoli,You Too's awesomeness to not love this album, despite the tone being a little too gloomy than usual for me. One of the reasons i freaking lurve Broccoli,You Too songs is cuz their songs are like...a life-reflection therapy some sort to me. Though I prefer a leeeettttttttttle more upbeat, i can still enjoy most songs in this EP because i know the songs are meaningful, i just need to find somebody who can translate Broccoli,You Too gems. Any volunteer? It saddens me to see many sites that do translation for Korean songs would translate in a heartbeat for songs from big overrated names even when their lyrics are meaningless cringeworthy thingies and even when other sites are all translating the darn same songs as well....hmm...but when there's singer with lyrics worth translating, there's nobody to translate 'em, except for some rare people. i'ma whiny brat. take it or leave it.
As for the instruments, I don't think i need to talk about their guitar/keyboard/drums cuz the ladies are just fabulous. I love how the melodies from each instruments can be heard clean n clearly without jumbling up everything until you can't distinguish the sounds of what. Uhh, yeah...that's my opinion. Like i always say, I'm no good in music at all, so the lesser i talk about it, the better. lol.
HSL song choice(s): 막차 (obviously)