Exclusive Review: 5 Ambitious BVNDIT’s Media Showcase Review
On a rather weird rainy day of spring, April 10, 2019, MNH Entertainment’s first girl group and their second produced artist, BVNDIT(it’s pronounced Bandit) debuted with the album, ‘BVNDIT, BE AMBITIOUS!’
All talented renowned K-Pop solo artist, ChungHa , “Shazamed” her powers to 5 sisters(YiYeon, SongHee, JungWoo, SiMyeong and SeungEun) and they formed an idol group called BVNDIT (BE AMBITIOUS N DO IT!) – If you are a comics fan or have recently gone to the cinema, you probably are familiar with the story I just told you (I apologize if this is a spoiler).
Kpopmap attended and witnessed the moment of BVNDIT’s first ever showcase and I’ll tell you all about it!
The Five Bandits
These five bandits were first assembled back in August 2017 and have been preparing for their debut since. As they have ChungHa as their big sister in the company, the group commented that they received a great amount of support and tips from ChungHa. However, it must’ve been a great pressure for the group to meet the expectation by the public when they have ChungHa as their ‘Sunbae’. “It sure was and still is great pressure for all of us. But it also became a motivation for us to practice even harder and a lot more.” YiYeon, the leader of the group said.
MNH Entertainment claimed that each member has unique and different charms individually. Based on my first impression, I do agree with their statement. From their visuals to their voice tones, it seemed as they all had a different color. It reminded me of the western classic, ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (or more like magnificent five in this case).
YiYeon who is the main vocal and also the leader of the group appeared pure and innocent but when I saw her perform, it was different. She was expressive and confident. It must’ve been a nerve-racking moment but it was really hard to catch that she was.
SongHee is also one of the main vocals of the group also known as the ‘Bear’ amongst the members. Not because of her appearances but because of her calm personality. She is beautiful with gorgeous eyes with a sexy smile.
JungWoo is a bobbed hair girl with a cute smile. She has a clean but strong mature voice and she seemed very strong minded as well. (You can see the reason why I said that below)
SiMyeong is the main dancer of the group. She is tall and has a sharp looking visual. She is the girl crush type amongst the group.
SeungEun is the ‘Maknae’ in BVNDIT. She may be the Maknae of the group but she is the foxiest. Before her debut, she made a headline for having a similar look with Gugudan’s Mina and Red Velvet’s SeulGi.
The Five Bandits and Their Songs
In their exciting debut album contains three songs. The first track, ‘Be Ambitious!’ which was also the first official debut performance of the showcase, is a short marching song embedded with electronic sounds, telling the world that the group has started their ambitious journey! It gives you the feeling of excitement that you can only get when something great is about to start.
Number two on the list is their title, ‘Hocus Pocus’, which was surely performed during the showcase! The song ‘Hocus Pocus’ is composed with a mixture of acoustic instruments, based on a trap beat. Hocus Pocus is a spell, telling the listeners that once you listen you won’t be able to resist us. The song, like they have said, is ambitious and the arrangement of the song makes it energetic and gives you a sweet vibe.
I personally felt that their live performance was extremely well executed. Not just for a rookie, but as a performer. The choreography was well synched and organized and I loved their rapidly changing and yet natural facial expressions!
During their live performance, one of the member JungWoo dropped the transmitter of her pin mic which might have thrown not just herself but the whole group off and yet, she performed without any embarrassment and wisely held the mic in her hand and carried out the stage till the end.
Last track on the album is a song with a different color from the other two. ‘Temperature of a Relationship(연애의 온도)’ is a groovy R&B tune where you can truly hear the five uniquely charmed member’s unified harmony.
The BVNDIT’s Journey
YiYeon also shared the group’s goal this year. “Our goal is to be recognized as much as we can without getting hurt and finish our album promotion safely!”
“We want to be a group where people are always curious about.” SeungEun added.
A debut media showcase for K-Pop idols means they have officially started their journey as a professional idol and I for one is curious of these five ambitious girls’ journey.
Don’t forget to check their debut single, Hocus Pocus and their music video as well!