Fan Zone

I just created a Fan Zone on my site. It is basically like a guestbook or a very limited forum where you can post messages about Big Mama or just simply leave me a comment. You are still welcome to comment on the regular entries in the front page, but I just wanted to create a space where people can post about the latest Big Mama news and interact with other fans.

I was surfing for some Big Mom news and stumbled on this survey on the Korean idols of the present time:

Mnet music research centre did an investigation on 1000 male and female adults for the whole month of June. The investigation looked into the 57 singers/teams who are the most active currently in the Korean music scene in terms of vocal capabilities, appearances, amiability, talent, performance and variety. (Source).

I have no interest whatsoever in the so-called idols, but one of the results caught my eye because Big Mama is ranked number 1 in Vocal Capabilities. Here’s the top 10 list:

Vocal capabilities:

1. Big Mama
2. Gummy
3. Lee SeungChul
4. Kim TaeWoo
5. Park HyoShin
6. Yoon MiRae
7. SG Wannabe
8. KWill
9. Kim BumSoo
10. Shin SeungHoon

I’m not surprised that Big Mama came in first on singing talents. The individual members are terrific singers in their own right but together they’re unstoppable! If only they would start performing again already.

Digital Single – Never [절대]

01 절대 / Never

+ DOWNLOAD

Big Mama released new single

Sorry for having disappeared for a while. Real life has kept me away from this site as well as from following Big Mama closely. I’m really grateful for people who continue to visit this blog and leave comments updating us on our favourite group. Since I will be rather busy for a while, I might need to rely more and more on other fans for the latest Big Mama news. I’m trying to think of a way to create an area on the blog here where fans can easily post about Big Mama and interact with each other. This way the site can keep going even when I’m not around.

Anyway, the latest Big Mama news is that the group just released a digital single called [절 대]. Google translated the title to “Never”. Any Korean speaker want to confirm or correct that?

You can check out their latest single below (thanks to DGRLA for the tip!):

It’s a pretty upbeat song and I like it. What do you think?

Birth Of the Rich [부자의 탄생] OST Part 3

Lee Ji Young and her brother Lee Seung Woo of Soulstar recently participated in the soundtrack for the TV drama “Birth of the Rich”. The CD was released this Monday as a single with two tracks. Both tracks are kind of jazz-y, and I especially enjoy Lee Seung Woo’s upbeat number. He has a pretty good voice.

Thanks to LENOVO for the tip!

Title: Birth Of the Rich [부자의 탄생] OST Part 3
Artists: Lee Ji Young (Big Mama) & Lee Seung Woo (Soulstar)
Release date: 2010.04.12

Tracklist:

01 Find The Day – Lee Ji Young (Big mama)
02 배짱가 – Lee Seung Woo (Soulstar)

+ DOWNLOAD

Where are they?

Can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since Big Mama released their fifth album, and we still haven’t seen them out and about promoting it! Why are they hiding out? Why are they torturing their fans? We’re going crazy waiting! 😀

Anyway, here’s a clip of Lee Young Hyun singing ‘Resignation’ live. Not sure when it was filmed … earlier this year maybe? This will have to do for now until we get some new clips of Big Mama!

Promo pics

Here are some promotional pictures I found online. They just came out but I don’t think they are current. Judging from their hairstyles, the pictures might have been taken last year when their 5th album was supposed to be released. Here are some pictures from last year where they had the same hairstyles as in the pictures below. I suspect we will see a different look from them when they finally come out to promote their album, but who knows, I could be wrong. They might have kept their hairstyles … stranger things have happened. 😀

Read more of this post

My thoughts on “5”

I have had “5” on repeat for the last few days, and it still blows my mind. What a comeback! After such a long wait, I would have been happy had Big Mama released a mediocre album, but they came out – pardon my baseball metaphor – swinging for the fences. I feel like all our patience has been rewarded with this amazing album, and I’m inclined to agree with those who believe this might be their best one yet. In a way, it is a very Big Mama album, full of songs that showcase their powerful vocals and beautiful harmonies, but it also sets itself apart from their previous efforts with the amount of quality, variety and maturity in the music. The songs were well chosen to show off their musicality with a mix of music genres that include pop, R&B, jazz, and even some hip-hop and Latin beat! As usual, the members’ solos add something extra to the album with their individual flavours, but this time we also get two duets! It’s quite a treat for us Big Mama fans.

Personally, I love every minute of the album, so it’s hard for me to pick a favourite. I’ll say though that the first few tracks are mighty impressive. The great start sets the standard for the rest of the album. I know people might have different opinions as to what their favourite Big Mama album is, but I think most people would agree “5” is their most mature and complete album to date.

Welcome back, Big Mama!