Kpop is known for its cheery nature, but like any genre, it spreads its wings into other realms like that of the more solemn and bitter nature. Enter Kpop boy group B.A.P.’s “Blind.” What makes this band different from other Kpop acts is their blend of hip-hop elements. This is all too obvious when you listen to “Blind.” The song starts with an ominous tone, and quickly blends both vocals and rapped verses.
It opens with lyrics that start with a growing anger of a scorned lover. The subject matter has made a mess of the singer with her lies. She’s cheated on him. The singer had an inclination that she’s done something wrong prior to his knowing, and he was only more scorned after his hunch was proven true.
The singing and rapped parts complement each other well, with the vocals communicating a sadder tone and the rapped verses giving a more accusatory tone. They both work well with the chorus that brings the feeling of betrayal to its peak. The chorus demands “go away” in English.
The emotions however are not as easy to deal with, as they sing that their love is blind, but that they are haunted by the girl’s voice and wish that for at least one day she wasn’t in their head.
The struggle becomes more apparent as the rap verses become more frenetic in between the chorus and they act as contractive natures in the song. They struggle with saying that they’ll forget her, but know that they can’t, but want to. This push and pull nature of their feelings will resonate with listeners on a deep level, especially those who are in the process of a break up.
The song then slows itself down at the end and leaves with the same ominous feeling it came with. The experience is overall a cathartic one, but the lingering feeling will make listeners want to come back for more.
The song is on their album “Matrix.” It also contains the massively popular “Young, Wild & Free” check it out and as always, let us know what you think.