Today I’m going to share with you my thoughts on MAMA performances while commenting on live vocals in Kpop generally in 2020 while showing how they have evolved since 10 years ago. From Ateez to Twice, to Stray Kids to IZ*ONE, this video isn’t meant in a malicious way because you can still have great performances without singing live, but for me personally, I connect with live vocals.
We have some performances that were LAR, or live all recorded, where the idols are lip syncing over a pre-recorded track that sounds live, but the movement they do or the energy they have doesn’t match the track that is playing. So if someone jumps, you don’t hear it, if someone is out of breath, you’re not going to hear that because they likely were not dancing while recording this track. The thing is, if you can’t hear a struggle, then I’m apprehensive. But Kpop has gotten smart, they even started recording imperfections into their lip synching tracks.
We also have LMR performance, where live vocals peak through a back up track and we have very few of those this year. We also have performances that are live, but heavily autotuned so no imperfections are heard.
But not having live vocals, or performing over a pre-recorded live track does NOT mean that the performance is bad. My favs do it, your favs do it. It’s impossible to expect people to sing and dance and sound super stable and 100% perfect. That’s not reasonable. If you are dancing, you’re going to hear a struggle when you’re singing.
So all that to say, I personally value live vocals, but I also understand the state of Kpop and how it’s evolved and I get that not every performance should be expected or needs to be live. We all value our own things in performances, but I just want everyone to understand that I do not hate groups that don’t sing live, I don’t feel entitled to their live vocals, and these are just my observations based on what I like. Also keep in mind that we have no idea what the award show or these music shows do in terms of editing idols voices before they upload these videos, and they have been known to add autotune.
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1:15 Types of Vocal Performances
1:49 LAR, Live All Recorded
3:28 LMR, Live Music Recorded
5:07 The Stigma
8:20 Ateez: Inception + Answer
12:23 Twice: Cry for me, More & More, I Can't Stop Me
14:47 Jessi & Hwasa: Gang, Nununana
16:22 Stray Kids: Victory Song
18:51 (G)i-dle X Oh My Girl: Bad Girl, Good Girl
20:39 NCT, Taemin: Resonance, Criminal
23:11 TXT: Blue Hour, Dynamite
23:58 BTS: On, Dynamite, Life Goes On
25:09 BigHit Labels Vocals?
27:59 IZ*ONE: Medley + Secret Story of the Swan
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2020 9 دسامبر