f(x)’s Luna Has Gone Solo With ‘Free Somebody’! +Debut Review

31 May

f(x)’s Luna has finally debuted as a solo artist with a fierce new music video and EP album called “Free Somebody”.

If you don’t know who f(x) is: f(x), the Korean Spice Girls

Of all the f(x) members, Luna has been known to be the most talented but the most outshined member. Many of her fans labeled her the “underdog” among other “lead vocalists” in other groups and fans have been anticipating her solo for a long time. f(x) as a group has been considered the underdogs under their powerhouse label SM Entertainment.

Luna is a very talented young woman. Everyone has known this. Take a look at my collection of her talents when you get a chance: f(x)’s Luna, How Talented is She?

It’s about time she went solo! Luna has come with it this time! She’s singing, dancing, WRITING, and looking fierce and beautiful at the same time!

I just want to take this time to review her overall comeback: her teasers, her music video, and her album!

Teasers dropped around May 28, showing her natural girl-next-door charms and beauty.

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Luna makes her natural look both sporty and sexy! I love it. She’s really bringing out her real self. Ever since she went on a diet, she has slimmed herself down and now looks healthier than ever. But she always looked naturally pretty even with her chubbiness. Her photos are fantastic and even better when you see them in her album booklet.

Next, take a look at her MUSIC VIDEO:

This music video is fierce, sexy, sleek, but also artsy and unique! There is definitely an f(x) vibe going on here. You can tell Luna has a hand in choosing some of the songs that make it on f(x)’s albums. Everything is perfect for me. She is showing the world that she isn’t just a lead vocalist but also a terrific dancer. But fans already knew this.

I always loved that Luna had unique facial features, nice strong legs, and an overall separate look from the Kpop standard.

The DHL shirt is being spotted as well as the Powerpuff Girls’ Buttercup. I ❤ it so much. I want to rock this look. Yellow seems to be the trend among SM Town artists…

The dancing in this video is a little bit of Janet Jackson and I see some BoA Kwon (that ponytail reminds me of BoA’s “My Name” and “Quincy” days). Luna used to be known as BoA’s little sister back during her debut days. I see it even more now that she has gone solo. XD

The video shows Luna with a young man (not sure who he is, someone drop a bone and let me know). She seems to be fantasizing about him in this elevator and wants to be free to get with him. With all of these idols trying to date, I can kind of see where this music video is going…

By the way, at the end, it is NOT a condom. There are so many people misinterpreting it. It’s candy. 😉 You know Kpop is subtle…

And now, her album:

1)Free Somebody 

The title track of the album has an EDM feel, which has been really popular in Kpop for a while. It has really influenced f(x)’s music. f(x) is known as an experimental group and her group’s music really seems to have influenced her style.

It’s groovalicious, seductive, and catchy. It’s definitely a nice dance-pop song. It’s my favorite club song of the year. Luna doesn’t bring out the strongest of her vocals here, but she still certainly delivers. I wouldn’t call this song sub-par, but Luna can certainly sing stronger. Perhaps she’s saving her voice, knowing that she will have to perform this live…Since this is the promotional track.

It’s still one of my favorite tracks from her album. It’s something, as many pointed out, that could be good for a fashion montage at Forever 21. This is a song that can get stuck in the noggin.

The song is about being free to follow your dreams. It seems to be in regards to Korea’s strict rules about dating and wanting to be free to date. If not, it can certainly relate to people who have that desire.

2) Breathe

A nice, smooth ballad that really showcases Luna’s powerful vocals. I’m happy this was the second track because it balances out the pump of the first song. It may sound like your average ballad, but the chorus brings a unique flavor that I love. It suits Luna.

The song seems to reflect time and how it is passing by. People are changing, people are forgotten, and everything becomes distant memories. It could be a break-up song, where you are left alone, or it can relate to how friendships break and change over time. It depends on how you want to relate to it. I love the lyrics.

3) Keep On Doin’

Definitely an SM-style sound, definitely reminds me of BoA (except that rap-talk part, that’s more f(x)). This a funky electronic pop tune that may be good for going out with friends at night. It has a mature and yet happy feeling. It has a touch of retro in it.

I love the part: It’s Ok.

That makes this song ok with me. 😉

The lyrics seem to be helping to boost someone’s confidence and making its listeners feel good. Just keep dancing, just keep smiling, just keep being yourself. It has a nice message that suits Luna’s cheery personality.

4)예쁜 소녀 (I Wish)

Luna wrote this song herself! Amazing! It’s a lovely, dreamy ballad that seems to be to her younger self or to any younger girls who need guidance. It is saying ‘try to “pour honey” into everything to make it better and avoid disappointment or “bitterness”‘…From what I’m hearing…

It’s a good message for young ladies who are just trying to find their way into the world. Luna has certainly grown up from the little girl she used to be.

5) Galaxy

Also could’ve been a BoA cut once upon a time, I love it. It’s upbeat and kind of reminds me of the electronic music in 2010 to 2012. It is upbeat and new-age. It’s catchy. Her vocals actually shine in this song, surprisingly. It’s hard to achieve that in such an electronic pop song. It takes me to another world, honestly.

Sounds like a love song about getting lost with someone and escaping into the “galaxy” with them.

6) My Medicine

Just six songs aren’t enough. This is the final song on the mini album. 😦

This is another smooth ballad from Luna. This was also written by Luna! I’m so impressed with the talent she has put forth with this debut. She has shown her individual color for sure!

This song is so sweet and wistful. It brings out Luna’s vocals well. I hope she sings this live along with all the others. The song is so beautiful down to the lyrics. The song is for her mother and also seems to reminisce about the past.

Readers, please support Luna and her solo endeavors! She’s really worked hard for this and it shows. I’m so happy that she’s finally getting the shine she deserves. This album is currently on repeat and will probably be one of my favorite Kpop albums of the year.

If international fans want to Buy Free Somebody: Click Me or Me for a better price!

Vote for Luna on MCCountdown!

Watch Luna’s solo performances!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you fellow K-poppers think of Luna’s debut!

f(x) will be attending KCON FRANCE June 2, 2016! Get your tickets! 

 

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4 Responses to “f(x)’s Luna Has Gone Solo With ‘Free Somebody’! +Debut Review”

  1. HopeGrim 2016/05/31 at 22:46 #

    I need to check out her solo debut; I’ve been out of the k-pop loop since 2EN1 and Miss A were downsized to trios with departure of Minzy and Jia.

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    • generationnext 2016/05/31 at 22:59 #

      For real! Minzy was one of my biases from 2ne1, too! And Jia left too? I’ve really been out of the loop. 😦

      This debut took me by surprise. But I loved it and had to check it out.

      Thanks for reading. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. #9 2016/06/26 at 22:10 #

    Such a late reply, but I am so proud of Luna! I have been anticipating a solo from her since I became a fan of f(x)! One of the best things about this comeback is that it fits her so well. The pictures and the outfits were on point. Not to mention, her back-up dancers were great too! Also, I thought it was cute how Amber supported Luna throughout her promotions. She’s like her biggest fan! Ahaha

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    • generationnext 2016/06/27 at 01:28 #

      It’s okay to reply late. Just glad you enjoyed reading.

      I also felt that this debut really showed Luna’s unique personality and also revealed what she may have been contributing to her group all along.

      Amber is a super supportive person. If she knows you, she will support you. XD

      Thanks for commenting and sharing your thoughts! 🙂

      Like

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