Bye Taemin

By : Shanise Lachelle

Tommorow is the big day and my baby cheese is off to the military. This is my third time now sending one of my idols off to the military and it seriously never gets easy. This one especially is a hard pill to swallow.

From March when I got into shinee, you’ve always been the one to steal my attention and make me laugh the most with your cuteness and random English. It wasn’t until recently I dived deeper into lee TAMIN and was left speechless by the type of artist you are . There is truly not another in kpop like you. You are worshipped by EVERYONE and for good reason. The kpop industry is gonna have a huge taemin size hole until you get back . I’m so proud of how you literally worked HARD AND WITHOUT COMPLAINTS until the very last second. I’m so incredibly heartbroken, but I know time will fly on by and we will see you in a year and a half. Don’t be gone too long please. But also make friends, have fun, work hard( which I know you will) and don’t worry about us looking at others+ lol+. We love and support you forever and I just know you’re gonna come out better and stronger than ever, and ready to kill the charts!!! We love you Lee TAEMIN, forever maknae 6v6!!!!!!

ThankYOU for all that you’ve done for me. Seriously you have no idea how much you’ve changed my life and made me so happy.

My Kpop comfort Boys

By : Shanise Lachelle

Since I’ve gotten into kpop I’ve noticed there are some boys that I’m more emotionally attached too than others. And while I’ll have my bias all set and picked, it’ll be another member of the group who I’m more emotionally attached to and everytime they do ANYTHING- I’m talking bare minimal, I’m sobbing. So here’s my current soft boy- emotional support kpop boy list.

I look at these boys when I’m depressed and feeling low and they IMMEDIATELY bring a sure smile to my face. I feel safe and whole with them. Like nothing this cruel world throws at me can break me and I’ll forever be in debt to them.

I think we all know by now jungkook is my number one for life and everything he does. He was my first ever bias pick and my first kpop boy crush. I love him okay, and just want the best for him. Anything he does brings a smile to my face .

Baekhyun, if I’m feeling super low I just pull up some of his best funny moments and BAM, I automatically feel 100 times better. He’s the loudest most annoying idol I’ve come across and also the sweetest and most charming and TALENTED. And I love him more for it. Seriously he cracks me up. (Spoiler alert): he annoyed me at first. Funny how love works huh!?

This one is recent and oh man it hit me like a ton of bricks!!!! He’s enlisting in a few days and when I tell you my entire heart is breaking in 4. I’m not even exaggerating. I’m almost in tears writing this right now. I love me some lee TAEMIN. There is something so pure and special about him, even though he gets on stage and becomes a sexual genderless demon , off stage he’s just the most humble sweetest forever maknae. I truly admire him so much and his work ethic is insane. I’m gonna do an entire goodbye post for my baby cheese. But I’ll end this here with ,IM SO PROUD OF YOU BUBBA. And he’s also the most chaotic, annoying, spoiler king. But he’s also hilarious and I’m praying for his manager.( Shawols get it)

JINKI!!!!!!!!!!! My shinee bias and that VOICE!!! I just wanna protect him from the world, he seems so fragile, not In a bad way. Just a more soft way. Everything jinki does makes me blush and smile. Everytime he sings I wanna bawl my eyes out. Everytime he smiles it makes my heart flutter. Listen I can’t even begin to explain to you how much I love onew. And I want bunny man to be appreciated more or else!! Just kidding( or not), but seriously onew is my whole entire world. I really love that for me. Ps he’s insanely beautiful!!!!

Do you have any emotional kpop boys or girls?? I might do one for my girls next…

ASHAMED of kpop?

By: Shanise Lachelle

Since I’ve become a multi-Stan of kpop I’ve been living my best life. I’m truly the happiest I’ve been in a really long time, and I love my kpop boys/ girls and will stan/protect them until the end of time.

But what I’ve noticed over the last 7 months or so is how MOST kpop stans feel the need to hide the fact that they stan *insert kpop group*. They have separate social medias for their kpop and get anxious when they post it on their main. They also hide the fact that they’re stans. And I just don’t understand.

Honestly who gives a CRAP. I’m grown and I’m not gonna let anyone make me feel like I can’t like something or shame me for it. Like grow up, it’s 2021. And when kpop stans act ASHAMED of kpop it adds to the stigma that there’s something wrong with liking korean music.

And to younger kpop stans, like your kpop music and don’t let ANYONE bully you for it. It’s literally not that serious. Liking kpop doesn’t make you weird, it just means you have exceptional taste in music.

Let’s stop making liking kpop music something to be ashamed of. You’re adding to the xenophobic problem not helping it. Post about it on your mains, blast it from your car, and talk about them regularly like you do any western popular artist. Kpop/Korean music has some of the most talented artists I’ve seen in a while, let the world know what they’re missing out on. IM A KPOP STAN AND IM PROUD AS PUNCH.

Atlantis Review

By: Shanise Lachelle

Now that I’ve had a chance to listen to Atlantis in it’s entirely, let’s get into this review.

First things first, I LOVE the concept and the color schemes. And the boys all look beautiful. Second Atlantis is still growing on me, and that’s the honest truth.

From what I’ve seen from other fans, they’re saying this song is more shinee than don’t call me, and even MINHO himself said noone could sing this song but shinee. But since I got into shinee during don’t call me, that’s how I see them. I LOVE don’t call me, but Atlantis has to grow on me.

Don’t get me wrong it’s a fantastic song, just not what I was expecting. And little by little I’m starting to love it more and more.

The choreography is cute, and MINHOs rap is my favorite part . Onews high note is miraculous and key eats up the choreo. And you know taemin, just being the gorgeous king of pop that he is. I think I could really love it, I’m just giving it time to grow on me.

On to my favorite song off the repackaged album- HANDS DOWN AREA IS MY FAVORITE. My favorite thing that kpop artists do is make twerking sounding songs that are actually sad. Area is that SONG period. Noone is coming for sis and onew sounds heavenly.

Have you listened to the repackaged Album yet? And what’s your favorite new song?

Shinee World review

By :Shanise Lachelle

Last night or this morning if you want to be technical, shinee gave us the Performances of their lives!! I’ve been to a few kpop online concerts, but I’ve NEVER been to a shinee concert. I am a baby fan and became a fan during don’t call me era.

These boys know how to put on a show!!! They really went all out and danced their little bums off, so much so they were dripping in sweat by the end of the first 5 songs. I like how you could tell most of it was live, unlike the other concerts were they pre-recorded a few Performances, A good 90% of shinees Performances were absolutely live. If you had any doubt, every time they finished a song you could hear their breathing. And a few times it looked like onew and tae were having mic problems.

I was bummed we didn’t get BODY RHYTHM, and yes I’m SALTY about it. And they didn’t perform kind live, also salty about it. But we got a major Performance of Don’t call me and I was introduced to chemistry and instantly fell in love!!!! Chemistry was definitely my favorite part, the choreography and the VISUALS… Big D energy for sure.

They all looked so happy to be back together and was all smiles every time the camera was on them. Especially minho and key, they were absolutely LIVING. Onew looked a little frustrated at times when his mic went out and when his voice cracked. And I just wanna tell my bias he still did absolutely AMAZING!!! And don’t be upset about it, no matter how much you practice and prepare, things will go wrong.

Overall I enjoyed every single PERFORMANCE and they truly ate that stage up. I’m proud to have become a stan when I did, even though apparently taemin is about to enlist so that means another break.

They also performed Atlantis for the first time, I feel like I could love it. I just need to watch the video and listen to it more.

I love you shinee and I’m so proud!!! You guys did so well.

Shinees Back!!

By : Shanise Lachelle

Guess who’s living their best life and going to Shinees concert this Saturday/Sunday?! MEEEEEE. I was hesitant to buy tickets, because I’m a baby stan and I won’t know any of their older songs ( but REPLAY), SO I thought it would be pointless. But then I thought it would just give me a reason to get into their older music if I hear it live! And I figured they’ll Mostly PERFORM don’t call me and maybe a new song from atlantis…

Either way, I’m super excited and can’t wait. This will be my 3rd online concert experience, and can I just say as an Taurus INTROVERT ,I prefer online concerts. And don’t know why we had to wait for covid to get this brilliant idea. The idea of watching your favorite band from your BED!?! Groundbreaking!!

Catch me back on Monday for a full concert review!!!!! I’m so excited to see my babies.

Favorite Male idols

By : Shanise Lachelle

Now this has to be my favorite list I’ve ever put together. Here are (some,) of my favorite Male kpop idols . In no particular order, even though by now alot of you should know who my biases are. Everyone on this list is EXTRA talented, I just know if kpop was americanized , they’d also be popular over there as well.

1. Jungkook- I know I said no particular order, but my number 1 has to be number one. He’s after all the golden maknae. And my favorite person on this entire planet.

2. Baekhyun- my little bacon has quickly become one of my favorite people, not only his talent, but his hyper personality and humourous wit makes you instantly fall inlove with him. Let’s not forget those cheeks.

SOFT BOY HOUR

3. Suho- now we get into soft hours, if you would have told 14 year old Shanise that 29 year old Shanise would have a thing for soft men, she’d laugh in your face. I used to LOVE a bad boy/ dickhead, so the fact that I’ve now been introduced to soft gentle men, I love it here and im never leaving. From his soft spoken manner,to his soft singing voice, to his soft but firm leadership skills, suho instantly stole my heart.

4. Do- A insane POWERFUL R&b voice but the most simple, sweet and quiet personality. You almost forget he’s in one of the biggest kpop groups in the world or even forget he’s sitting there. He’s comfortable with blending in to the background and letting his members take the lead. Which I can relate to. He also never really talks unless he has something important to say, which I also love. It’s easy to look over him and think of him as boring. I don’t, I just think Do is the sweetest thing. And I wanna protect this little plump lip boy from the world. There’s something special about his quietness.

5 . Minho- I’ve just been introduced to Mr. Flaming personality , and thought ” oh my god he is so FINE” . I would have NEVER thought he was in the maknae line or so soft and cute outside the stage. He’s literally a big giant adorable baby. And I’m not offering my hand in marriage, but I’m also NOT offering my hand . Also didn’t realize he was this insane rapper. He literally loves his members so much and always dotes on them. And he’s GREAT with kids. Whoever marrys him is gonna be so lucky.

6. Onew- the president of Soft boy. He just makes my heart melt into a puddle and makes me wanna bake cookies and cakes for him. And listen to him quietly explain his day. And do puzzles together. Look I wanna live that cottage core life with onew.

DEMON TIME
now on to the kpop boys that eat up the stage every time and have me double question who my bias is- EVERY SINGLE TIME.

7. Taemin- truly the devil child of shinee. He’s so chaotic and a literal spoiler king. He’s hilarious but when he gets on STAGE, my son leaves NO CRUMBS. NONE!! And everyone is well fed.

8. Jimin- so much chaotic good in this little body. Jimin will get on stage and have you questioning your entire bias line. He’s so POWERFUL and mighty. If jimin asked for my first born- I’d happily hand it over. And you’d be wise to do the same.

9. Kai- man, kai gets on stage and performs like the rent is due EVERY DAMN TIME. He never lets you rest, and his solo album- FULL OF BOOTY POPPING BOPS. He would be on my soft boy list, If it wasn’t for all the times he gets on stage and looses his damn mind. DEMON. Mmh kai is the cultural reset kpop needed. And that’s FACTS.

10. Taehyung- would also be on my soft boy list, but have you seen tae perform?!? He gives off this grandpa vibe in everyday life then gets on stage and becomes a whole entire hoe, and for that reason alone, I will stan for LIFE. I love me a grandpa acting hoe.

These are my favorite kpop boys, just off the top of my head and the ones I’m most invested in. did any of your favorites make the list? And which do you prefer more? The demon line? Or soft boy line?

The most distinctive voices in kpop- Male edition

By: Shanise Lachelle

Happy Tuesday, last night an idea came to me, who’s voices would I able to pick out of any song in a heartbeat right now in kpop?! I’m talking one word and BOOM, I know who that is. Who’s got the most distinctive male voices right now?! Well here’s my list.

1.Onew -shinee

I’ve only been into shinee for a couple of weeks but onews tone and voice is so different and beautiful, I know for sure if a song came on with his deep sensual powerful voice, I would know it’s my beloved jinki! Without a shadow of a doubt. Noone in kpop sounds like him. I’m surprised he’s not more loved and popular based on his vocal abilities alone .

2. Chen- exo

Mr. Chen- holds the number one spot In my heart for Favorite male kpop vocalist,( which onew might be stealing soon). He has one of the biggest more versatile voices I’ve ever heard, not just in kpop but in music general. He’s definitely one of the best vocalist PERIOD and I could pick him out of any song. His voice caught my whole entire attention when I first saw OBSESSION. He’s so stable and controls his big voice very well. He knows what he’s capable of and never strains.

3. Baekhyun- exo

Baekhyun voice is without a doubt one of the most stable, versatile, consistent voice in kpop. Live or In a album he sounds the SAME. He even has this hight note he does alot that I’ve coined the : bacon high note. He sings so effortlessly, it’s like walking to him. You could put him in a western country song and I’d be like THERE HE GO . eating that country shit up. That’s my Baekhyun.

4. Jimin- bts

I’m not gonna lie to you, when I first heard him sing I thought it was a woman singing. He may not have the most powerful voice like the 3 up above him, but his voice is definitely WORTHY of being on this list. And his voice is powerful in other ways. Noone else could sing jimins solos the way jimin does with such confidence. And that’s the thing with park jimin. Anyone could sing baekhyuns songs or cover onews. But NOONE can cover jimins. Jimins tone is so distinctive and so light and rich you know it’s JIMIN. Not to mention he CHOOSES to sing in that light tone, jimin can also go deeper . In alot of their older songs jimin uses his lower register and sounds AMAZING.

There you have it, granted these are from the groups that I listen too and that are my favorite. There very well just might be some hidden gems in other groups and I’m not ignoring them. But I based this all on vocal abilities.

Ps- I originally forgot to add taehyung to this list. When his deep voice is always recognized and never mistaken for anyone else. When I first got into bts he was the only voice I could pick out of the singing line easy. I even gave him the nickname ” tae braxton”. In my opinion he doesn’t get enough credit for his voice. That intro to Dna is STILL the best thing V has EVER done.

Don’t call me review

By: Shanise Lachelle

It’s happened again, I’ve fallen into another kpop group black hole and this time it’s:SHINEE. I kept seeing aespa and superm react to don’t call me, so I got curious and now here I am a small FULL blown fan. I know they’ve been a group for over like 12 years and they sadly lost a member to suicide. And 3 of the four have already done their military duty’s. When I read about their tragic past it was hard for me personally to see past that and it was kind of a trigger for me. So I didn’t want to get into them, just knowing if I ever wanted to listen to their older music their lost member would in their music. But after hearing this entire album and watching live Performances and their interviews, I decided if they could push ahead and keep going, I could stan them. And not label them because of their tragic past.

So introduction aside, let’s get into this review. I was pleasantly surprised by shinee and I LOVED the entire album, so picking FAVORITES was very hard.

This entire album gives me spring vibes, like it’s something I’ll listen too on a road trip, on a picnic, a walk in the park, at the pool ect. It just feels so warm and comfortable and cozy and like fresh flowers. They officially got a fan out of me and this was such a good introduction to shinee for me.

Here are my favorites

1. Code- girl the intro alone with minho(bias wrecker) and key( other bias wrecker) is enough to make you stan shinee for life.

2. Don’t call me- I have to put their single on this list, only because it’s a bop and it’s what got me into shinee. Not to mention they all look AMAZING in this video. They’re only getting better with age. Onew with his nonchalant baby doll face and deep chocolate vocals got me hooked and I just knew he was gonna be my bias.

3 I really want you- a fun 80s themed BOP!!!!! It really gives me michael jackson vibes .

4. Body Rhythm- this is the only summer themed song on this album and rightfully so. Body rhythm has some Rights. And onew in this song….* Fights the air*

5. kind- as soon as the song started I stopped what I was doing and just listened. For some reason it just feels so personal and makes you feel so emotional. This song is personal for them and they wrote it for their fans , you can FEEL IT. It’s my favorite and one of the best on the entire album. I gotta shout out onew once again for those vocals… Because HOLY GOODNESS, his voice is magic.

I’m glad I decided to give them a chance. Not only are they Legends, and continue to get better with age. They are SUPER talented and HILARIOUS . What they went through could have and should have broken them, but they continue on and decided not to let that be shinees story, just part of it. I just know he’s watching from heaven so proud of his brother’s.