I’m probably one of the few people around that actually likes Eunjung‘s solo debut, but I’m objective enough to admit that it’s a hot ass mess. The low budget. The awkward lyrical-meets-sexy concept that just doesn’t work. The Elsie moniker. The fact that it’s all just an inferior version of everything Jiyeon did for her own solo.

MBK Entertainment clearly made a lot of mistakes with Eunjung, but “I’m Good” is still a pretty strong midtempo ballad (if you’re into that kind of thing) and the b-sides are great.

Naturally, it’s totally tanked in Korea (what did MBK expect?), but it’s doing well in T-ara’s new home away from home, China.

“I’m Good” has already followed previous T-ara hits by topping China’s biggest music video chart, Yin Yue Tai, where it’s remained No. 1 for the past three weeks. Now Eunjung’s wisely dropped a half-Chinese version of the song to keep the momentum going, which is something I’m surprised T-ara hasn’t done already.

Only T-ara could release some cheap half-assed heavily-accented single and have it slay charts overseas. They did it for years in Japan, and now it’s China’s turn to experience their frugal domination.

Anyway, while T-ara continues to receive unnecessary hate in Korea, they’ve been going from strength to strength in the Chinese market as they lead the current hallyu wave for girl groups. They’ve already secured their own CFs over there, picked up a few big music awards, and Jiyeon’s just landed the lead role in a Chinese-Korean film. And come June, they’ll officially start their first Chinese concert tour.

The fruits of T-ara’s determination are truly endless.

  • MolkangMolkang

    I actually love the song and to be honest, it’s enough to get me by. I wish they would have tried harder though considering she’s arguably the most well rounded member. I would love if she was made a regular on Witch Hunt though, she’s so good on it as the red pencil teacher (or whatever the name is).

  • I wish they’d just officially debut in China already. I want some actual Chinese singles coming out! It seems so many girl groups have spoken about advancing into China but none have actually done anything, other than miss A.

  • KingBeaArthur

    I love that it’s a bilingual hybrid that was obviously recorded at two different times, AND that it actually sounds really good. I wish she’d just passed over Korea and released it in China instead. Why waste her time…

    My only complaint is she didn’t record a studio version (in either Korean or Chinese) featuring Hyomin! Don’t tease me with perfection, Elsie aka Eunjung aka Baekhee aka Ham!

  • Nana’s Disco Stick

    i am one of the few who have been slayed by this cheap-ass $2 solo along with you Jacques.

    but the kweens have decided to resurrect me from hell and kill me once more when T-ara 69 unofficially launched their duo with a lesbian duet of kween Elsie`s heart-wrenching ballad.

    https://youtu.be/LGjtEJTyPrc

    • Egbutts Egbust

      T-ARA 69 MUST HAVE A COMEBACK PLEASE. I WASN’T READY FOR THIS OR FOR IMMORTAL SONG. I wanted Eunjung to do that whole moping over the shoulder while going into a body-wave booty pop on Hyomin, but one can dream.

  • Vivienne Greatly Disapproves

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it agian, that Korean ₩₩₩ don’t count for shit. This song alone will likely sell more this afternoon than T-ara’s entire discography did in Korea

  • *Reading your comments grinning like Original KeumJo* #PrayForHyeyeon