A lot of new groups came and went during the great rookie rush of 2011, but few have been as memorable to me as Blady.

First of all, their name sounds way too close to ‘bladder’ than any girl group name should, and secondly, for as long as I live I’ll never forgot what Blady’s agency said when the group debuted with “Crazy Day.”

“Blady’s Crazy Day official music video released! It was filmed in Maldives directed by Young-man Kang, a Hollywood movie director. The most interesting part is, its 3D VERSION will be released in August.”

Naturally, Young-man Kang is just some Korean hack scraping the Z-list in Los Angeles, the fancy Hollywood video in the Maldives is nothing more than cheap footage of Blady dancing in some off-season resort that’s probably owned by heroin dealers, and the promised 3D version was never released.

All of this was enough to turn Blady into a permanent running joke between my friends and I. (Shameless media play like this article will never not be hilarious.)

Like April Kiss, Leader’S, or Swing Girls, Blady was the kind of group you expected to release one single then vanish into obscurity forever, so imagine my shock when they unexpectedly returned in 2013 with a new lineup and the delicious synth-pop track, “Blood Type B Girl.”

It flopped (as expected), and I assumed that Blady were finally dead and buried for good.


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Queen Blady made another comeback this week with more new members, a full mini-album (the appropriately titled ‘Renovation‘), and an amazing new single called “Come To Me.”

I don’t know how many sponsors these worn out gangnam unnies had to fuck to pay for the superb swing-tinged Latin pop production on “Come To Me,” but it was worth it. It’s legit MAMAMOO level good.

Blady’s even managed to put together a fairly polished music video where they play sexy hostesses in an underground bar filled with mobsters. (So basically, their real life.)

It’s about time a K-pop group did a room salon girl concept and showed what really goes on behind the scenes in the Korean entertainment industry. Blady’s so brave!

The Renovation album is also pretty good (check out “Fantasy”), so this comeback is pretty much a win all round.

I’m already looking forward to Blady’s next comeback in two years time with new members and a new sound!

  • KingBeaArthur

    “Blood Type B Girl” deserved so much more!! That song still kills!
    Come To Me’s post chorus and concept are everything.

  • Suzy Sooyoung

    lmfao fucking resilient kweens! The song is SO good! They need to get more sponsors so they can get a hit G-Friend style!

    • Suzy Sooyoung

      and omg I forgot about that ICONIC April Kiss song lmfao

    • UncleFan

      “They need to get more sponsors…”

      Oppa is HERE!

  • parsley

    you can try and hold queen blady down, but like herpes you’ll never truly get rid of them. this is the comeback that no one asked for but we all needed.

    does anyone actually stan for these goddesses? it’s kind of hard because they go through members faster than 9muses. i only recognze two of them from their last comeback. what happened to the blonde girl? the rough-faced rapper?

    • roelm

      “this is the comeback that no one asked for but we all needed.”

      There is truth in this.
      Speaking of 9M, I can’t help but feel that songs like “Come to Me/Come Closer” would fit in their discography.

      • So true, Nine Muses would slay Come To Me!

    • T-rollypoly

      Coco? she just disappeared into the abyss.

  • Reddyyay

    Blady continues to slay me! This new album is SO good also I am said that tone-deaf queen Coco left but these new girls are really good! Can’t wait to see which one of them will be coming back in 2017 with 4 new members!

  • HavokWWE

    Blady honestly had it’s best line up when they came back with Blood Type B Girl.

    Now their like even better. I think it’s because they have a decent main vocal in Gabin, two decent lead vocals in dayoung and tina and then yeeun and giru make up the numbers.

    This song doesn’t catch my attention, but their slower song “Love You So I” is incredible.

    • yosafbridge

      Fun Fact : Gabin was in the vocal duo 2NB with EXID’s Solji from 2009 till 2012. She was known as Song-Yi then. Gabin is a good singer but even then, Solji was considered the stronger vocalist of the two.

  • roelm

    “… superb swing-tinged Latin pop production …”

    Not bad at all! Very catchy. It also reminds me somehow of spy movies and late ’60s and early ’70s soul perhaps partly because of the “wah-wah” guitar and the funk element.

  • T-rollypoly

    Fun Fact: One of the new girls of Blady was EXID’s Solji’s ex-bandmate.

  • Sunny

    this group will never die until the company goes broke or runs out of trainees to play musical chairs with for a spot in the group.

    & *dead* at Pops In Seoul for saying Tina was an original member XD guess it would look bad if they said none of the original members are there.

    the girls do seem nice and the song is killer. I will be checking for the EP thanks to this post