Its been a long time since I wanted to write something about one of my favorite groups – B.A.P.
One of the reasons I like B.A.P is because they choose to be different. Instead of traditional songs about love, they sang about breaking free, social problems and fighting injustice – pretty strong statements, a brave move for a rookie. Their music, strong dance choreography and stage style managed to set them apart from the many other boy bands.
B.A.P made their powerful entrance into the music scene in 2012 with their song, “Warrior“. Beside the strong lyrics Bang Yong Guk, Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, Jongup and Zelo impressed with powerful voices and perfect dance synchronization.
They secured their spot as rookies who brightly shined the 2012 music industry by sweeping the rookie awards for various end-of-the-year award ceremonies.
B.A.P also has crossed continents and has placed first on a music charts in Europe. “The German Asian Music Chart operator shared the achievements by B.A.P this year is unique for any artist. Since the creation of the chart in 2009, this is only the second time a rookie artist has topped the chart.”
But they choose to continue to experiment with their music and style. Showing a different side of them with each album B.A.P explored themselves as an artists.
Their strong and powerful image was established with songs like “Warrior”, “One Shot”, “Unbreakable”, “What the hell”, etc.
But songs like “Secret Love”, “With You”, “Rain Sound”, “It`s all lies” B.A.P showed another softer side and their sweet vocals.
In February 2014, B.A.P won their first public broadcast win in South Korea, two years after debuting, with their title song “1004 (Angel)”. This showed their growth as singers and confirmed their efforts to continuously progress.
At the end of 2014 B.A.P filled a lawsuit against label TS Entertainment to nullify their contract due to unfair conditions. I hope that the group will be back soon and continue to make the music we love.
My personal favorite B.A.P playlist:
“Secret Love”, “With You”, “Rain Sound”, “It`s all lies”, “Warrior”, “One Shot”, “Unbreakable”, “What the hell”, “1004(Angel)”, “Body & Soul”, “No Mercy”, “Save Me”, “Stop It”, “Voice Message”, “Where Are You?(어디니? 뭐하니?)”