T-ara N4 – Countryside Life (Jeon Won Diary) – Music Core May 4th 2013 Review

4 May

T-ara are finally back although not as we know it! Launching as a sub-unit we have Jiyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin and Areum joining forces to become T-ara N4. So while we’re missing Boram, Qri and personal favourite Soyeon, we’re stilling enjoying T-ara’s characteristic sound and performances – high energy dance routines to go with infectious chorus hooks and random words. But whilst we’re missing T-ara proper, how does T-ara N4 measure up? Keep reading for the review of their performance on Music Core and let me know your thoughts!

Style & Staging

Countryside Life / Jeon Won Diary - Music Core

It’s great to see the girls in styles that actually look like they were planned and thought out. T-ara have developed a reputation for charming yet kitsch stage costumes. From the kitten paws that launched them into stardom, to the very odd Native American concept for YaYaYa and then to the mannequin concept for Sexy Love, sometimes it all just gets too much even for us Queens (I laugh on so many levels).

So, for Countryside Life, the girls are back to their hip hop inspired (I use this term loosely…) styling and I think it works well. The concepts where the whole band wears the same outfits never really appeals to me (here’s looking at you Kara; just saying…). So I personally enjoyed this look.  Plus, Jiyeon looked bloody cool! She needs to wear mesh vests and orange coulettes more often…

Countryside Life / Jeon Won Diary - Music Core

Overall rating for Style & Staging – 5 / 5 stars.

Choreography

The infamous bunny and dinga dinga dance! I don’t think it’s going to quite catch on as much as Gangnam Style did but hell it looks cool. I kind of just watch and stare like this: (⊙_◎) because I have no idea what they’re doing. Too many different body parts are moving at different times. Those arms!

Countryside Life / Jeon Won Diary - Music Core

I love the little toil all day section – it’s charming and what I’ve come to expect from T-ara. They don’t take themselves too seriously which is often welcome when you work a stressful job. Plus, they always know how to build drama with a bit of Jiyeon’s talk to the hand:

Bitch please.

Bitch please.

Overall rating for Choreography – 5 / 5 stars.

Vocals

Aw, where to begin?! T-ara are often overlooked for their vocal ability and their lead singer, Soyeon, is not as popular as other lead sings. Their songs will often negate the need for a vocal at all because they’re just… catchy. But I do think something is missing without Soyeon here. She has such a distinctive, soulful sound that is unique amongst the other groups. You can instantly recognise her voice even though it may not be the most powerful. I heart her.

Nonetheless, Hyomin and Eunjung are both solid vocalists and would do better if they weren’t reduced to rap segments or lead chorus vocals. Areum continues to go from strength to strength. Her voice isn’t stand up and listen amazing, but I’m sure with time she’ll develop and grow as a singer.

Countryside Life / Jeon Won Diary - Music Core

Overall rating for Vocals – 4 / 5 stars.

Overall Score

The Overall Score for T-ara N4’s Countryside Life/Jeon Won Diary performance on Music Core is… 4 / 5 stars!

Review Conclusion

T-ara N4 – Countryside Life performance on Music Core May 4th 2013 – reviewed by K-pop Peach on April 20th 2013.
T-ara N4 make a solid comeback but I still think it would be a bigger success if it wasn’t a sub-unit. T-ara N4 hwaiting nonetheless.
Score – 4
/ 5 stars.
Advertisements

4 Responses to “T-ara N4 – Countryside Life (Jeon Won Diary) – Music Core May 4th 2013 Review”

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. K-Pop Music Hot » T-ara N4 – Countryside Life (Jeon Won Diary) – Music Core May 4th 2013 Review - 11/10/2013

    […] UK K-pop Blog – K-pop News, Lyrics, Videos » K-pop […]

  2. K-pop Hot News » T-ara N4 – Countryside Life (Jeon Won Diary) – Music Core May 4th 2013 Review - 16/02/2014

    […] UK K-pop Blog – K-pop News, Lyrics, Videos » K-pop […]

  3. My Website » T-ara N4 – Countryside Life (Jeon Won Diary) – Music Core May 4th 2013 Review - 03/06/2014

    […] UK K-pop Blog – K-pop News, Lyrics, Videos » K-pop […]

  4. Love Kpop Song » T-ara N4 – Countryside Life (Jeon Won Diary) – Music Core May 4th 2013 Review - 08/03/2015

    […] UK K-pop Blog – K-pop News, Lyrics, Videos » K-pop […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: