Release Date: February 2, 2012
- Party Rock (feat. Garie Of Leessang & THE KOXX)
- I Love You I Love You (feat. Sunny of SNSD)
- Revenger (Feat. Rude Paper)
- Leggo (Feat. Narsha)
Miryo follows fellow Brown Eyed Girls members Ga-In & Narsha into the world of solo work with her album MIRYO a.k.a. JOHONEY. Being one of the few real MC’s (meaning not defaulted to the role like many other women in K-Pop groups) out there this has been long anticipated among fans of BEG and perhaps K-Pop in general.
Her group mates set the bar pretty damn high with their solo efforts so one has to wonder if Miryo can continue the success of these BEG side projects. The answer is a very emphatic YES.
The lead single Dirty is only a teaser of what to expect on this album. And yes, it sounds a hell of a lot like a 2NE1 song. I’m not sure if that’s intentional or if things just ended up that way. I don’t necessarily find that to be a bad thing.
Every song after Dirty is a collaboration with someone from the world of Korean Hip-Hop or K-Pop. They’re all fine pieces of with the one ballad (I Love You I Love You) featuring Sunny from SNSD and the Pop/Dance of Leggo (featuing fellow BEG member Narsha) standing out. But I think the absolute best of the collaborations is the Dubstep influenced Revenger featuring Rude Paper.
It’s one of those all up in your grill kind of songs meant to kill your speakers, headphones and your hearing with its goodness. There aren’t many who can even attempt to spit over a song like this and Miryo does it so skillfully. I’m not a big fan of Dubstep but stuff like this may change my mind.
This is another fine outing from the BEG camp. It’s a shame that it’s so damn short. Miryo definitely deserves full length instead of just an EP. Hopefully that comes sooner than later.
MIRYO a.k.a. JOHONEY