I Am Really Looking Forward To Bi’s Next Album

Of course, I always look forward to seeing/hearing anything that is from Bi, but his rumoured next album has really got me in anticipation.

Everyone knows that Bi’s set to enter the South Korean army for mandatory military service later this year, so what he does artistically will be crucial since it will be the last we’ll hear from him in a while.

Bi knows that his fan base has grown significantly, so I’m really hoping that he’ll gear it more towards his foreign fans (as well as his Korean ones). I’m really hoping for more English than Korean songs, and an actual release of his album here in the States, even if on a smaller scale than his release in Asia. I also thinks its totally relevant for him to include songs that he’s already recorded that we know and love; namely “Love Story (English version)” and “One” and “Same” (hopefully he can record both in English, as well). I’ve said this before, that Bi has an amazing voice that sounds particularly great in r&b style songs. So I really hope his album is straight r&b and less pop.

What have you got in store for us, baBi boy?

It also wouldn’t hurt if Bi collaborated with a few top American r&b/hip-hop artists to get his name more recognition in the r&b/hip communities; such as T-Pain, Usher, Drake or even Beyonce, just to name a few. Can you just imagine how much more flavor Bi could’ve put in Beyonce and Justin Timberlake’s song “Til The End of Time”?? Just sayin’…

Concerning his image, I think he should stick to his natural good looks to win more foreign female fans’ hearts. Truth be told, I love his dark, straight hair AS IS. Perhaps a medium length cut that frames his face would be appropriate. His style would be mature and classy. I would love to see him in dark grey and black suits in his promo material and album cover. He’s 30 now (if even Korean age), so I’m sure he will be taking his physical image into much consideration.

So, these are some of the things I would like to see in Bi’s next album. What would you like to see?

What I Love About Bi, XI: His Taste In Music

Oh how I wish I could raid this man’s ipod.  If you want to know where he got his onstage charisma and sensuality (besides just being born and blessed with it), I think much of it comes from the music that JinYeong Park, his musical mentor since his debut, likely exposed him to.  JinYeong Park has experience working in the States, producing hits for mostly African-American artists, including the likes of Mase, Will Smith and Cassie, so it comes as no surprise to me that he would get exposed to the music, particularly r&b music.  No doubt he passed alot of that on to Bi.  Don’t know what I mean?  Bi once said in an interview, “I love rnb, hip hop, and rap music.  My favourite singers are Stevie Wonder, Nat King Cole, and Eminem.”  Also, everyone knows he’s a huge Michael Jackson fan, not to mention Janet.  I wasn’t really surprised that he’s into Eminem, but my ears perked up when he named Stevie and Nat.  Nat King Cole is a legend, and Stevie’s the best period, and I really appreciated him for pointing them out.

Bi’s not all talk.  He has covered songs by such popular r&b artists as R. Kelly, Sisqo, James Ingram (a personal favorite!) and Usher. He even serenaded a reporter (check out the vid clip below) in an interview with the Luther Vandross-style version of “Superstar”.  *Sigh*  He sounded good

So yeah, Bi’s got soul in more than ways than one.