I hate to have my first post of 2010 be a horrible one, but I can’t help it. I’ve just read a ‘post’ on Allkpop.com about 4Minute’s Hyun Ah‘s solo single, entitled ‘Change’.
[Note: I know I’ve going to get a lot of comments saying I’m wrong or just a lot of unintelligent, unthought through comments, but if I am honest I don’t really care. This is my opinion and my blog and I shouldn’t have to hold back]
The reason why this is my first post of 2010 is that when I first read the ‘post’ it almost made me pee myself!!!! It was that funny!!! It was this sentence that made me laugh:
“This track shows off HyunA’s vocal talents in both rapping and singing, and I’m sure that many fans will be delighted by the fact that the entire track has no signs of auto-tune.”
I’m sorry but no auto-tune?????? The song is completely auto-tuned!!!! Do people know the definition of auto-tune? I think people are getting it mixed up with all the digitalised stuff thats been a big hit recently, yes that is a form of auto-tune but it isn’t just that. Here is a definition courtesy of Wikipedia:
“Auto-Tune uses a phase vocoder to correct pitch in vocal and instrumental performances. It is used to disguise off-key inaccuracies and mistakes, and has allowed singers to perform perfectly tuned vocal tracks without the need of singing in tune.”
YES indeed!!! IT IS USED TO DISGUISE OFF-KEY INACCURACIES!
We all know Hyun Ah isn’t very good at singing live [you may wish you argue this point but you will not change my view and please do not give me any of the ‘oh its because you’re jealous’ crap]. You may also wish to say I should wait for the live before I say anything…. I think I’ve said it before in a previous post but I’m pretty good at this stuff and from the stuff Hyun Ah has done in 4Minute [live stuff] there is nothing to prove to me she is good at live.
Also when she does perform this song, I suspect she won’t be singing a lot either, she most likely just be dancing [something she should stick to, since she is good at it]
Well enjoy the song, I must say it is a good song and catchy too but it a far cry from what Hyun Ah really sounds like now, she has a really annoying tone to her voice [something she didn’t use to have prior to 4Minute], hey maybe she has lost that annoying tone now that it’s just her on her own, I guess I’ll find out when she does do the live!
I have now watched Hyun Ah’s performance of Change and has my mind changed about her? No, though I do correct myself as I had said I thought she wouldn’t ‘sing’ [not quite sure if sing is the word as it didn’t sound like she sung more like talked] a lot of the song but she did as you can clearly hear when she was and when she was not [not quite sure if thats a good thing or not].
The first minute or so I thought ‘hey shes not that bad’ but as it went on it got worse. Around the 2.55 mark it was terrible, I’ve read comments giving excuses for her out of breathlessness due to dancing…. I ‘m not accepting it, she is a performer and if her company is going to give her a song with a dance routine she should have prepared well. I’ve read a comment saying if you compare it to when CL of 2NE1 raps/sings, she doesn’t dance a lot so of course she is going to sound better. Let me remind you YG isn’t a compare known for its big dance routines, plus I think it is because they know what their artists are capable of and if they can’t dance and sing at the same time, they’ll choreograph it so that their artists don’t have to.
I think the big problem I have with Hyun Ah is her tone her of, I hate it. Its very squeeky, want to be child like. If you’re a follower or a fan go back to the Hot Issue song of 4minutes remember how annoying Hyun Ah sounded in that, I had thought she was just going to sound like that for that song but no thats is how she sounds like.