I know that I like to stan the phuck out of T-ara, but overall my favourite K-pop group is Brown Eyed Girls — a.k.a. one of the greatest girl groups of ALL TIME.
The true queens of K-pop (no hyperbole) are set to cement their musical legacy with their first greatest hits compilation in a few days time (August 8 for digital release, 12th for physical), followed by their sixth studio album in the Fall.
Yes, you read correctly: we’re getting TWO new BEG albums over the next few months.
The 2-disc greatest hits album, titled Special Moments, will contain all the group’s singles, from their early classics like “Second” and “L.O.V.E.” to newer stuff like “Abracadabra,” “Sixth Sense,” and “Recipe,” as well as some random album cuts and promo tracks. There’s also a brand new song titled “Hush,” produced by “Gangnam Style” hitmaker Yoo Gun-hyung.
This is pretty amazing, especially for people who aren’t familiar with BEG’s pre-“Abracadabra” discography. I’m sure 80% of K-pop fans don’t even know that perfect (no exaggeration) BEG songs like “My Style” and “Oasis” exist.
Also, BEG is the longest-running still-relevant girl group in K-pop, so it’s about time they dropped a hits collection. They’ve been active since 2006, and still chart incredibly well with every release — even “Recipe” and “Kill Bill” made the top five.
As for the new studio album, there’s no info on it yet other than a rough Fall release date.
I can only hope that the new album is actually promoted properly, as the Black Box era was one of the most mismanaged eras for a top-tier girl group outside of Girls’ Generation’s Mr.Mr mini. It doesn’t help that BEG has been releasing some real growers lately, like “Kill Bill” and Ga-In’s “Truth or Dare,” but the failure of Black Box is really down to how Nega Network handled everything. I can see why Ga-In has been working with other agencies for her solo career, but BEG doesn’t have that luxury, so Nega needs to get their shit together so BEG can start topping charts and winning first place again like they usually do.
Anyway, check out the Special Moments tracklisting below. Sorry for all the hangul titles, but if you Google them it’ll come up with YouTube links for the songs.
CD1-05 Must Have Love
CD1-06 Hold The Line
CD1-07 My Style(Hidden Track)
CD1-08 Sixth Sense
CD1-09 Candy Man
CD1-12 Kill Bill
CD1-13 Hot shot
CD1-15 Magic(FOI 2010 주제곡)
CD2-02 한 여름 밤의 꿈
CD2-03 Far Away(feat.MC 몽)
CD2-04 내가 웃고 있어요 (가인)
CD2-06 너에게 속았다
CD2-07 오늘은 그대와 하늘 위로(feat. Bobby Kim)
CD2-08 잠에 취해
CD2-10 못 가
CD2-11 다시는 사랑 안할래
CD2-12 Must Have Friends
CD2-13 여자가 있어도
CD2-14 불편한 진실
CD2-15 떠나라 미스김