The groove sisters of MAMAMOO are back with their 4th mini-album, “Memory”, and Kpopmap covers the 11 things that can only be found at a showcase hosted by the MAMAMOO girls.
MAMAMOO’s “Memory” showcase was held today on November 7, 2016 at the Yes 24 Live Hall in Seoul. The 4 beautiful, talented and quirky members (Solar, MoonByul, WheeIn and HwaSa) jam packed their showcase with a live performance of their title track, ‘Decalcomania’ and their sub-track, ‘Remember, Remember and Remember’. The girls were also hilariously charming throughout their interview session and photo time, fully introducing their new album to the public.
To celebrate the return of our K-Pop soul sisters, Kpopmap brings the MooMoos closer to the MAMAMOO through a cover of 11 things that can only be seen at the “Memory” showcase!
MAMAMOO’s “Memory” Showcase
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1. STYLE MEMORY
The MAMAMOO girls entered the stage to launch off their “MEMORY” showcase, and we were blown away from the very first moment. The girls came out on stage with new looks that we’ve never seen before. MoonByul donned chic silver hair, Solar had beautifully wavy, light brown hair, WheeIn had cute short bangs, and HwaSa had a fierce aquamarine and purple ponytail! Girl crushes to the max.
2. NEW MEMORY
The girls revealed that they wanted to show the world a different image of the MAMAMOO. For the new album, the girls plan on dropping their beagle-dol image for a while and try a toned down image for a change. Although the girls were exactly that during their performance stages, we think it’ll be a hard task for our beagle ladies off stage. Even though they gave it their best shot, whenever they were given the chance, their hyper, fun-loving personalities broke through their new concept. Serene or silly, we love the girls for every one of their different images!
3. SOLAR MEMORY
Solar on our mind! The beautiful, the cute, the funny, yet dorky leader started off the showcase with her very own quirky pose. She entered the stage as the serene and chic Solar, but as soon as the photo time started, she’d smile her signature laugh and turn immediately into the beagle-dol that we love. All throughout the showcase, Solar’s aegyo would seep out. She’d slap her legs while laughing, pull her head back laughing loudly, and make quirky faces at odd times. With her lovely cuteness, you can’t help but fall in love with the vocalist.
4. REMEMBER MEMORY
The girls’ chose their new track, ‘Remember, Remember and Remember’ as their opening performance. The soft, sultry song was absolutely beautiful. We believe it’ll be the signature song for the Christmas season of 2016! Solar, WheeIn and HwaSa’s beautiful vocals sang about the memory of a fond love shared during Christmas, as MoonByul laid down a mesmerizing rap line to bring in the feels. The performance of each member captured our hearts, but HwaSa’s sultry and thick voice was an exceptional match in completing the whole song. Literally goosebumps all over just from the starting performance!
5. KISSING MEMORY
The girls showed us a behind the scene look into their new music video. Each member took their turn filming a kiss scene with a beautiful foreign model, and each member showcased their different personalities on filming the romantic scene. HwaSa was hilarious as she tried to fight through her back pain as she continuously reassured the male model that it wasn’t his fault. Byul would pull in the model with charisma, but turn into the shy MoonStar as soon as the cameras were off. Solar was the most sexual with her professional-kissing-like hands, but WheeIn was the most inexperienced-like member as she would continuously laugh from embarrassment and turn on her quirky movements when cameras turned away. When asked what her husband (Eric Nam) would think about her kiss scenes, Solar shyly replied, “It’s work, so I gotta do it. I’m hoping he’ll understand.”
6. HWASA MEMORY
HwaSa is always known for her sass and her fierce power. It seems our HwaSa has changed! In her beautiful, white crochet dress, she looked absolutely stunning. She traded in her signature sass for a more graceful and calmer feel. Even without the sassiness, the idol was a sight to behold as she turns more and more beautiful with each comeback!
7. SEXY MEMORY
With the group’s new sexy concept, each member took turns choosing who they thought best nailed the concept. MoonByul chose WheeIn, while the rest of the girls chose HwaSa. The girls were ridiculously funny as they each tried to appeal their sexy sides through various poses whenever each member was choosing.
8. WHEESA MEMORY
The maknae line, WheeIn and HwaSa, have been best friends since they were in junior high. Because of their long friendship, the strong love between the two showed all throughout the showcase. The girls would hold hands, giggle with each other about inside jokes, and stick right next to each other the whole night. Although the bond between the MAMAMOO girls are famous for its strong hold, the WheeSa ship is definitely a treat for the fans!
9. MOONSUN MEMORY
If there’s a WheeSa ship, there’s a MoonSun ship! MoonByul and Solar also has a ship of their own as the MooMoos know just how strong their chemistry is together. The showcase was no exception as they joked around all night, telling us secrets of each other. When the MC pointed out that Solar is known for her preference for sexy things, MoonByul jumped right onto the train to strongly agree that their leader has a hidden love for sexy concepts.
10. WOMAN POWER MEMORY
A reporter asked an important question during the showcase. In the music video, Solar can be seen pulled into a kiss as she walks out of the elevator. When the reporter asked whether they have dropped their powerful women concept, Solar took the mic to explain. Each member was assigned a kiss scene, and 3 of the scenes featured the female leads taking control of the kiss. In order to show a variety in their stories, they decided to film Solar being timid as the male lead finally decides to take the lead himself. The girls ask for their female fans to look on their music video with understanding that they mean no purpose of condoning the loss of women’s right to lead in a relationship.
11. DECALCOMANIE MEMORY
To close off the showcase, MAMAMOO put on a stunning performance of their title track, ‘Decalcomanie’. With their sultry dance choreography and killer vocals, the girls proved just why they were famous as a live K-Pop group. The performance was so good to the point that you’ll definitely want to see it live over and over again. Studio versions just aren’t enough! The harmony, the belted notes, the killer R&B ad-libs! It definitely makes you feel good. One tip for all the MooMoos: HwaSa’s sexy expressions literally floored us.