Blogged By: La Tray
Source & Story Credit: MTVK – Corynn Smith
Media Credit: Photo (MTVK via DSP Media) / Video (dspAJAX)
Posted: Monday June 4, 2012 @4:52 p.m. PST
After months of anticipation, DSP Media’s newest idol group A-JAX has finally hit the airwaves with their official debut mini-album. Gone are their trainee days, documented by the reality show Making the Star, where fans were able to catch a rare glimpse into the intense preparation and competition that idols must overcome in the hopes of one day becoming big pop stars. These days the members of A-JAX are fully immersed in the difficult rookie stage, and while they may look like your typical male dance group on the surface, do they have what it takes to set themselves apart from the pack?
Earlier this month, a pre-debut music video featuring KARA‘s Goo Hara was uploaded to A-JAX’s official YouTube Channel, showcasing the members’ above-average vocal talent without having them actually appear in the MV. Very smart move by DSP since typical dance/pop debuts tend to rely more heavily on visuals and choreography as opposed to vocals, especially when most ballad debuts have a tougher time capturing audience attention. Lucky for them, A-JAX can now focus on a dance-heavy release without having to worry about proving their musical skills at the same time.
Debut single and mid tempo dance track “One 4 U” is an aggressive declaration of unrivaled love and devotion. We’ve heard plenty a love song in the last few months, but the message is even more convincing when reinforced with epic strings and electric guitar as on this record.
A-JAX – “ONE 4 U” MV
The mythical music video for the debut single is fitting for the group named after the legendary Greek hero. According to numbers thrown around earlier this week, $42,500 USD was the assumed cost of making this MV, but as it turns out, that price tag was just for the CG effects. Whoa.
ONE 4 U SINGLE ALBUM JACKET