Finally, I interest Korean pop songs or anyone call it “K-Pop”. For me, when I listen songs, I focus to sound quality, melody, atmosphere in songs. Yeah, I’m listener that is so freak than another people who listen vocal more than another parts of each music. Sound quality is very important for me. I must listen songs from high quality song files. MP3 with bit rate 128 kbps is same as demo or some sounds from YouTube. Music Videos on YouTube many people feel appreciate with sound and visual, but sound width or details are lacked from being compressed. I knew them well. That songs from MP3 with low bit rates or YouTube always give incomplete sound width and details.
If I want to listen each songs deeply and give more time with it, I buy songs from iTunes or listen at legal music streaming services, not Youtube that compress to low quality.
Although many people say “Hey!!! This song is beautiful.”, but if I listen via YouTube, I will buy that songs and listen from high quality file immediately. I always support musicians or artist who made great songs and I chose it. I know they make songs very tired. And when I buy high quality songs, they are worth to buy. Many high quality song files have many details to analyze and listen carefully. It make me to have more concentration to listen musics.
Someday my friend who loved to listen K-Pop songs chatted me via Facebook chat. I didn’t know why she chatted to me about Jessica. She said Jessica will publish at May 16. I ever heard about Jessica since she was in a group of SNSD since SNSD appeared in this world. But Jessica in that time wasn’t famous much. Until I ever heard Jessica got out from SNSD. That news everyone interested a lot. OK… Then my friend said more about Jessica to me via Facebook.
“I think Jessica is free after she got out from SNSD. She is real artist!! No one can control her. She will show her real identity!” My friend said.
But I didn’t say anything more because I don’t know about Jessica, SNSD or any K-Pop news much. I feared when I said with wrong information, I will be guilty. So I see Jessica as “Artist”, not anything more.
And are Jessica’s songs really beautiful? Let’s check it out!
Mastering quality : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Scale : F# Gorgeousness : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
First impression in this music video is…. “Jessica”.
Yeah!!! Jessica’s beauty isn’t come from human, but come from the angel from the heaven! No girl group dancing (although in this video has another dancers). Jessica’s every movements I have ever seen are very attractive to see music video until music video end. I don’t know what lyric say about, but for song’s name, that can say about Jessica in this time clearly. She can fly to the liberty from the cage of imprisoned angels.
But… this music video will be banned in some countries due to “Including religious stuffs.”
Do you see that? Cross, Simple sentence “God is love”, Bible, Asking Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior sentence “I’m a sinner please come upon my body and into my heart”. This maybe banned in some countries that don’t agree Christianity.
For sound in this song, it reminds me to “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift. Don’t blame “Fly” copied “Blank Space”, but say “Fly” got inspirations from “Blank Space”. With heavy bass rhythm, this song is really fun, but not upbeat. So listening to increase adrenaline, I don’t recommend this song much. Rap verse is nice. It harmonized this song well.
Oh!!! And the best moment in “Fly” is “Mastering”. Mastering is making sound sequence that mixed vocal, instruments sounds to be each songs. When into chorus, music, instruments is very wide and very nice atmosphere. If you listen with in-ear monitor (as me), you can feel it well!
That isn’t disappointed!! “Fly” is one of nice tracks in this album, but look like another Jessica’s songs are greater. “Fly” is just started.
Big Mini World
Mastering quality : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Scale : F Gorgeousness : ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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This song is similar as another K-Pop songs with deep bass rhythm and synthesized clapped hand sound that also appears in many Rap songs. Nothing is interested in this song. Look like similar as “Fly” or “Blank Space”. That doesn’t mean it is bad, but song style is more similar to “Flash” or “Blank Space” and this song used “F” scale that same as “Black Space”, so interesting in this songs don’t have much.
But this song has very wide atmosphere as same as “Fly”.
Falling Crazy In Love
Mastering quality : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Scale : E (F# at chorus, D at Pre chorus 3rd time) Gorgeousness : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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This song start with piano sound with scale E major and mixed with some electronic sounds. That is really interesting. After that sound from tycoon percussion gold bar chimes appeared. That sound was same as stardust from the sky. This is second recommended song in this album. Although rhythm still used with deep bass, but this is better than “Big Mini World” that is similar as “Fly” or “Blank Space”. Jessica’s voice is really beautiful and sound stage is very wide as the heaven. Look like this song should be used in some TV series or movies.
Love Me the Same
Mastering quality : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Scale : C# Gorgeousness : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Second music video that just published in May 18 2016. I think this song can tell about Jessica more than “Fly”. And I highly recommend everyone to listen this Jessica’s song. This contains the heart of single artist very well. Now Jessica is single artist who had more freedom. Actually, she was suitable for slow tempo songs. I don’t know why, but I ever saw “Gravity”, song from Jessica when she sang alone. Her power when she sang slow tempo song can show obviously. That was simple, gorgeous in same time. Not cryptic and more puzzles from Jessica.
This song uses drum kit. That make music to be natural and lively as same as live music that always plays at bars or pubs. Bass is same as using in another Jazz musics. It has natural atmosphere. The greatest thing in this song is “Piano”. Look like this song usually uses real instruments, so I can feel the heart of this song very simply more than another songs that used with electronic instruments.
This is the best songs in this album ever!!
Mastering quality : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Scale : E Gorgeousness : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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This songs make Jessica to be more adult. Melody and another instruments harmonized gorgeously. Now Jessica is growing up like the angel of the love and peace. Gentle feeling from her mind came from this song completely. But this songs had some flaws about instruments are louder together until I feel confused in sometimes. Golden Sky still used deep bass as rhythm and clapped hand sound effect as same as second song “Big Mini World” and have more melody from Falling Crazy in Love. Sometime I feel bored too.
Mastering quality : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Scale : D# Gorgeousness : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Last song from this album. Look like this song can make everyone to be relax. Atmosphere from this song is so really wide and tender. If you listen this song when rain is falling or you just wake up, wow!!! This song is compatible very much. Rhythm of this song still used deep bass as same as K-Pop’s standard, but plus with Jazz style. Although Dear Diary ends with fading, but if you adjust your player to play repeat all songs, when music player replay “Fly” again, that is very compatible!!! You can feel this album is endless.
How to buy Jessica’s fly album for a foreigners
The only way to support Jessica for foreigner is “buying song on iTunes”.
Due to new Jessica’s songs were published by Coridel Entertainment that only had Jessica as the artist. And Coridel Entertainment isn’t big record label as same as Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group or Sony Music Group, so CD version in another countries will be available rarely. Only importing, you can buy it.
But I have another easy way to support Jessica’s song. You can buy this album in iTunes. Look like this time Jessica’s song is hottest. Look at Top Chart and you can see her songs at here.
Price of each songs is $1.29 (approximately 46 Baht). Why this song isn’t $0.69? Because Jessica’s new album isn’t published under Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group or Sony Music Group That 3 big record labels are worldwide. Coridel Entertainment is domestic record label so every songs include tax to buy with another countries.
I am serious with sound quality, and “With Love, J” doesn’t make me disappointed. Gorgeousness from these songs are really cool, peaceful and harmonized as crystal clear. Instruments and vocal harmonized very well. Sound range are really wide and very good atmosphere. Although some songs are boring, but look like melody from K-Pop songs are evolved to be greater, greater and greater.
Not only sound quality, Jessica is back!!! She comebacks with the next level of artist. Wow!!! She comebacks for every loyal fans!!!
+ This is real “Jessica”. She comebacks to every fans.
+ Very great sound quality. Look like mastering from the heaven.
+ Very wide atmosphere.
+ Composers are paying attention to make great songs. Every songs from Jessica fulfilled with pure spirit of artist.
– Too expensive (1.29 USD per song). No discount when buy with whole album.
– Song length is less than 4 minutes. Only “Fly” reach to more than 4 minutes.
“Love Me the Same” and “Dear Diary” are songs you should buy first (If you don’t have more money). Their sound are really beautiful. If you have money to buy whole album, please buy with whole album.
Overall score : 9/10
(Peaceful sound from the heaven, but some songs still be humanity)