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SECRET Thread Let's secret time! 58 replies to this topic Started by /// , Sep 23 2010 10:46 PM · 

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 10:46 PM

Time for a fresh thread. I bring you... Secret!

시크릿 (Secret)

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Label: TS Entertainment (I can't find any info on this label at all. No Wikipedia page, no official homepage in ANY language, no other signed artists, nothing. :hahaha: If this is really their first group, they struck gold.)

Releases:

Singles:
1: "I Want You Back" (2009) (MV)
2: "Magic" (2010) (MV)
3: "Madonna" (2010) (MV)

Mini-albums:
1: Secret Time (2010)
2: Madonna (2010)

Members:
Only four! Easy!
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Jun Hyo Sung - 전효성 - Leader.
She started out on another label (Girl Entertainment or something?) and was supposed to be in another group, but ended up here. I don't really know her all that well to be honest, but I really like her style. She's definitely a good singer too. Oh, she also doesn't blink. Yeesh...
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Zinger - 징거 - Rapper.
Despite having a rapper, this group is actually not that rap-focused, aside from the first single anyway. But she made her mark on a show called Bouquet, when she imitated Hyuna's dance from Change, hilariously. Apparently that show now has a regular segment that they call Zinger Moment (really good name as well). (EDIT: Fixed the video link--thanks Ap!)
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Song Ji Eun - 송지은 - Strongest vocalist.
Ji Eun kind of like the "serious" member, I guess, but definitely one of my favorites, because... well: this kinda thing.
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Han Sun Hwa - 한선화 - Youngest ("Maknae").
I know SunHwa mostly from the Invincible Youth variety show, where she is known as "white paper" because she's just so stupid (mostly exhibited in lack of factual knowledge and inability to multiply). It's really quite jarring to see her all serious like this, actually :(

Personally, I wasn't really into Secret after their frankly horrifying first single, but since then I started watching a lot of Korean variety shows, and one thing that happens a lot is they perform dances or parody songs. On Invincible Youth of course one of the members of Secret appeared, and so I got to hear Magic quite a lot, as that was their new single at some point during that show's airing. I didn't even associate it with the same Secret that made the tepid hiphop track from before, but eventually I just had to download the song and that's when I realized it was the same group. I absolutely love Magic, even if they say "massic" or "mazik" or whatever. It's a great funky song that's well constructed and has a really cute "ama-ama-ama" hook.

There's a scandal (if you can call it that) about their new single, Madonna, being too similar to Magic. The response from TS to the scandal has basically been along the lines "1) it's different enough, sheesh and 2) we're trying to establish their style", which I think is a great response. I certainly hope they continue in the trend set by the two leading songs. Personally, I think they're somewhat similar, but it's not like I can't tell 'em apart. I don't love it quite as much as Magic (yet), but I still think it's a solid song. The style is just really cool to me.

So there ya go, Secret! I'll see if I can add some cool random videos (like lives or something) later.

#2 eri

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 10:55 PM

I thought this was a secret thread. Like, post a secret. Disappointed but pictures of pretty things easily cheer me up. Also, girls named Zinger.

Jun Hyo Sung - is she the girl on the far left in both group photos? She's got an eerie resemblance to BoA.

#3 DarkRidley

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:12 PM

Ooo, I was considering writing up a thread on these girls but couldn't be bothered. :hahaha:

I heard I Want You Back a while ago and thought it was generic, boring and not worth my time. Then they release TWO FUCKING DISCO TRACKS complete with horns, cowbell and general funkiness and I'm won over. Unfortunately, I thought the mini-albums as a whole were much less interesting, but Magic and Madonna are so damned refreshing. I love them.

Otherwise, the only other track from the mini albums that really left an impact on me was Empty Space. A sparse ballad? In pop music? I thought I was dreaming. Good stuff.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:10 AM

eri: Haha, she does look a bit like her doesn't she? Not so much in motion though. She can sing, though! (I totally just love these radio live things, haha.)

Ooo, I was considering writing up a thread on these girls but couldn't be bothered. :hahaha:

It was this or KARA, but Secret is probably relatively more unknown (although they're certainly successful in Korea).

I guess you're right that I Want You Back isn't so much horrid as it is just really boring, but it remains a baffling debut single choice. I don't know if the response to it in Korea was poor or something, but thankfully they changed direction immediately after it. And the new direction is AWESOME!

EDIT: This is kinda cool, a radio cover of Stick Wit U, and Zinger takes on a singing part. Looking at the related videos, apparently Stick Wit U is like a standard in Korea? :(

#5 Ap2000

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:47 AM

Jun Hyo Sung - is she the girl on the far left in both group photos? She's got an eerie resemblance to BoA.


At first I thought she was Rika. :(
She's like a Rika and Jessica (SNSD) crossover to me.

As for the band... who is the one with the gray hair ? Zipper ? (what a name lol)
Your Zipper video is not working.

The first song indeed is very boring and uninteresting, the second and third one didn't click with me either though, but they definitely improved.
I will listen to them some more after going to sleep, 3 AM is not a good time to judge songs. :hahaha:

#6 Shoujo Q

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:27 PM

Here's TS's Homepage.

I'm indifferent about Secret, I liked their newest single and Magic was okay. They just seem sort of generic to me like all the other groups out there.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:32 PM

Oh, Untouchable is theirs? They're pretty decent too, had a cool single with Narsha, Living in the Heart (warning: lip syncing actress/model type person replaces Narsha).

#8 Shoujo Q

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 01:46 AM

Secret are back with a single.

Only two songs, Shy Boy and No. 1 , It's being released on the 6th.

They are promoting Shy Boy and the MV is already out. It's a big change from their previous stuff. IMAGE CHANGE START! And the MV is very 50s/60s inspired. Enjoy!

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:23 PM

Haha, it's really cute and I like it a lot, but it sounds really airheaded, I can't help but think Sunhwa is involved in that somehow. =3= But yeah it's great, Hyosung and Jieun make this song especially awesome. They all really look the part for the video too, the style is great. =3=

#10 Shoujo Q

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:02 AM

Shy Boy is stuck in my head and it wont leave.

You are My Shy Shy Shy Boy (Shy Shy Shy Boy)
Oh Oh Oh My Boy (My My My Boy)

#11 Plum

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:33 AM

OH OH OHHH MYYY BOYYY. :puppyeyes:

I love Shy Boy too, is what I'm saying.

#12 freezingkiss

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:53 PM

'Madonna' is a great song! Love them! :)

#13 eri

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:06 PM

Oh my god, I am obsessed with this video.

#14 Shoujo Q

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:23 PM

Secret won their first M! Countdown award for Shy Boy

Watch as they cry and then try to pull themselves together and utterly fail. Come on girls, S/mileage could do it why can't you!?

#15 Plum

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:28 PM

Awww, yay! Maybe their agency will buy them curtains now.

#16 eri

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:46 PM

....If it wasn't for the extreme hair styles, I would never be able to tell any of these girls apart.

#17 Plum

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:48 AM

I can tell Zinger and Sunhwa apart, but the other two are just Pretty Girl and Pretty Girl. :puppyeyes: Zinger stands out and Sunhwa is very recognizable thanks to this.

#18 Ap2000

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:53 AM

As for the band... who is the one with the gray hair ?


4 months later...

Is she ?

#19 Plum

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 02:28 AM

Oh, that's Pretty Girl. :puppyeyes:

#20 eri

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 02:32 AM

I mean, I know its called a "standard of beauty" because it...standardizes but damn, I can't keep these Kpop girls straight. At least H!P has girls of all different heights and uh, sometimes girths but these girls are all the same height, same legs, same skinny-skinny. Maybe I'm just not letting myself get familiar? Now that its been some time, I can tell the difference between most of the Shojo Jidai girls.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 03:18 AM

WTF, imgur deleted my OP post images? What gives, dudes? D: (EDIT: Fixed)

Ji Eun and Sunhwa look the most alike to me, but I've seen Sunhwa in IY too long to ever mistake her for anybody else, so that gives me Ji Eun by process of elimination if nothing else. The other two are easy to tell apart in my opinion. :puppyeyes:

#22 Ap2000

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:21 PM

Oh, that's Pretty Girl. :puppyeyes:


Which one is Pretty Girl ?

#23 eri

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 03:50 PM

I watched the Shy Boy video about 200x yesterday. I can tell them apart now :puppyeyes:

I was mixing up Zinger and Jun Hyo in the video because both have that exact same shade of blond hair. But, Jun Hyo is actually a lot prettier. So Sun Hwa is the one with short brown hair and red dress, right? Ji Eun is the one with the puffy long brown pigtails. I think she's my favorite. However, when the video transitions to them dancing in white with totally different hair/makeup, I get confused. It is crazy how makeup and styling can make someone look so different. Look!

4 snaps of Ji Eun:
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She looks like a different person in every single frame. She also has an Ishikawa Rika vibe in the 3rd one, doesn't she?

Finally, because why not when I'm making screen caps...
Great makeup:
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#24 Anderei

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:39 PM

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If at any time you can't tell Hyosung and Zinger apart, Hyosung is the thinner one.






JiEun is releasing a solo song soon.

Teaser:
http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded

It's a ballad but there's a guitar in it and the instrumental sounds AWESOME. I normally hate kpop ballads but I have hope for this one.

Edited by Anderei, 27 February 2011 - 04:39 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:44 AM

That song does sound kinda cool! And Ji Eun is a really good singer, so I have some hopes for this one as well. Not sure what the deal is with the video, but I guess it's piqued my interest anyway so it works well enough.

#26 Shoujo Q

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:52 AM

The MV for Song Ji Eun's single, Going Crazy is out.:danceman:

#27 Anderei

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:11 AM

MV is nothing special and while it's the standard ballad with a rap, I feel that the instrumental completely saves the song. In other words the song is amazing and I've been playing it all day long.


Not sure how I feel about that wig and the tired makeup though.

#28 Nao

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:25 AM

This has one of the most amazing instrumentals I have ever heard.



I can see her breath in all of her singing shots. Geez, she must have been freezing (unless I am completely off and they did that on purpose).

#29 Plum

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:22 AM

It's worth noting that the lyrics combined with the video make this entire thing sort of terrifying.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:15 PM

So, apparently in different performances they have a short bit snuck into the Shy Boy choreography that always changes. Every new bit is a reference to another famous K-pop dance, i.e. Sorry Sorry or something similar. I AM SO LATE IN FINDING THIS.