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[Single Review] B.A.P "Coffee Shop"

June 28, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

Coffee Shop

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June 28th, 2013

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TS Entertainment

SINGLES

Coffee Shop

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Hot on the tails of their world tour, B.A.P is already back in action. Of course, they're not bringing us just one single like you might expect after the busy year they've had, or even two as they did with their "Rain Sound"/"One Shot" promotions. This time around, K-Pop's most active rookie group is bringing us three comeback songs at once!


SEE ALSO: B.A.P returns with MV for 1st title track "Coffee Shop"



"Coffee Shop" is definitely the groups least ambitious song to date, but even with something this simple, they manage to squeeze in a few surprises. Laid-back and understated is a whole new style for the group- while they've done ballads before, this one strips away the heavy drama we usually get when B.A.P takes on melancholy songs. The rap sections are short and simple, Daehyun's not wailing on any high notes, and Himchan, Jongup and (most surprisingly) Zelo have all taken on on the most extensive singing parts we've ever seen from any of them.

 

Understated works for B.A.P in this case, showing us that they can be plenty impressive without having to be in-your-face-alien-warriors all the time. It's a good thing too! With a three-song comeback, these guys definitely need to pace themselves. Don't doubt for a minute that they're done with the tough-guy image- we can probably expect at least one of their next singles to bring back their aggressive style- but for now, "Coffee Shop" is a nice break from the usual.

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himchanmychan
· Posted August 14, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

B.A.P!! NAEKKEOYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

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qlh926
· Posted July 23, 2013 @ 9:58 am

best song B.A.P song to date

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Celestine
· Posted July 18, 2013 @ 10:53 am

Flawless. 10/10.

Anything else that need to be said?

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김래라
· Posted July 9, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

Whatever the music genre, they are always AWESOME!! (●´∀`●)

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김래라
· Posted July 9, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

Whatever the music genre, they are always AWESOME!! (●´∀`●)

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zikah
· Posted July 9, 2013 @ 4:40 pm


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zikah
· Posted July 9, 2013 @ 4:33 pm


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yeoja-dae
· Posted July 5, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

They are BEST, ABSOLUTE, PERFECT.
Enuf said

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yeoja-dae
· Posted July 5, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

They are BEST, ABSOLUTE, PERFECT.
Enuf said

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julee22
· Posted July 1, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

"Daehyun's not wailing on any high notes" Excuse me, Daehyun does not WAIL.

But I semi like the song. It's really calming and melodic and as the article points out, a big change from their usual concepts. The MV as just them being gorgeous and making the singing look effortless. Not bad and obviously points out the simplicity. But i guess there's not a really strong point in the song. It's just really chill. Which may be the purpose of it all but I personally like songs with a bit of a climax. (Also no harmony going on there and I'm a sucker for harmonies)

The best surprise was the a lot more even distribution of parts in the song. Himchan's  voice was really soothing and matched the song really well. It surprised me TBH. I think he should sing like that more often then his low raspy attempts. And then Zelo sang and I fall in love with the boy all over again. His airy voice is intriguing. Jongup's parts are one of the most memorable.

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princessbubbletea
· Posted June 30, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

It was a really beautiful song -- and that's a lot coming from me, because I really don't like ballads. But this was very smooth and mellow and relaxing, and I really like how toned-down it was. Not to mention my baby Jongup got way more lines~!

Their mv was only a little bit disappointing. Despite the fact they looked gorgeous the entire time, the lack of story or even point was a minor let-down for me. Maybe it's just because I assume that, if a mv is filmed in another location that's not SK, I always expect it to be an amazing storyline, such as One Shot or Block B's Nillili Mambo.

Nevertheless, I liked the song and my babies are looking good! ^^

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atynkatsumi
· Posted June 30, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

THIS IS WHY THEY ARE B.A.P

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nymphalis
· Posted June 30, 2013 @ 11:08 am

they've proven again why they're the best rookie group of 2012, they can literally pull of any style they try ♥ I'm really looking forward to the next two singles ^^

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mweew
· Posted June 30, 2013 @ 9:27 am

i really like all the songs they have produced this year! its amazing how they can pull of any genre. really admire them. after the promotions they better get some rest, because they deserve it

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sophieel
· Posted June 30, 2013 @ 8:38 am

I really do like this song, for one because it's so relaxing and laid back and it makes me feel happy and two it really shows off all the members soft singing voice which makes me melts haha 

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syahidahzakaria
· Posted June 30, 2013 @ 6:11 am

BEST SONG EVER!

Love every single thing about this song. The mv, the concept, their voice, their look, the scenes, the song, the melody....IT'S PERFECTION!

Let's keep supporting and loving them dear fellow BABYz! B.A.P hwaiting! :>

B.A.P ALL THE WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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avilaaa
· Posted June 30, 2013 @ 5:38 am

I care much about their looks. and in this song, i love Jongup's. He's so incredible

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shineebyunbyun
· Posted June 29, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

yeah,this hip hop ballad-jazz song is definitely not sth we expect from the 'warrior-dol', but i like this change,its nice,calming,smooth & for once i dont feel the intension they usually give out,and can feel many colors they can show~esp the jazz piano part,never heard jazz,but its nice~i like it~

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2-any1-in-4minutes
· Posted June 29, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

i loved it, cant wait for my boys to release the other tracks ~

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AnD
· Posted June 29, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

I fell in love with this song, the second I heard it! ^^