Crayon Pop-Soyul – Y-Shirt (feat. Yang Jungmo) released

Crayon Pop member, Soyul has released her solo, ‘Y-Shirt’ on 12 Jan 2015, Monday at noon.

It is available for download on iTunes.

This song is a continuation of previous Crayon Pop’s cute and lively concept portraying a girl’s heart towards a crush in ‘Y-Shirt’

The music video is about the main character Soyul who is a dress shirt designer. The other members of Crayon Pop transform into fairies to help Soyul who had fallen into a slump.

‘Y-Shirt’ was a collaboration between Won Youngbin and Lee Yangban who had been working with Swings and SanE.  As for the lyrics, lyricist Hwang Sungjin wrote it. He also composed for Lee Seungi, B2ST, 4minute and Girl’s Day.

This is the first project Crayon Pop has collaborated with the Rainbow Bridge Agency’s producers Kim Dohoon and Hwang Sungjin.

Source: OSEN

  • NineDaysQueen

    This is the absolute cutest <3

  • NeonMoon

    It’s a shame they are not actively promoting this hit….

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      My thoughts exactly. I’ve held my tongue and will continue to do so, but I hope that Soyul is OK with it. Strawberry Milk got a promotional period, and this is at least as good.

      • NeonMoon

        Since they are crunched for time due to their comeback with STiger…should have scheduled later to release this so that Soyul has the opportunity to promote herself too…seems like it’s being swept under the carpet..just like CP’s OSTs Hey Mister n Come’on Come’on; 1234, I am Beautiful, and even Bbyong Song…all great songs!!!

        • CP Ranger

          I’m sure Yang Jungmo would love to promote this song as well. I never knew he could rap! 😀

        • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

          “I Am Beautiful” will never see the light of day, I’m afraid. Kim Yoo Min, the composer of “Bar Bar Bar,” was a naughty boy with that song.

          • NeonMoon

            Naughty???..,what did he do?..plagerism?

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAK2ILnGYCY
            Add to this the accusations of his plagiarizing the “Lupin III” anime theme with the “Lonely Christmas” intro, and I can’t imagine CEO Hwang wanting anything to do with him ever again. That said, I was surprised when Crayon Pop performed “I Am Beautiful” in Taiwan at the end of August 2014.

          • robertrickett

            Did they actually get sued for this or are they just playing it safe?
            It doesn’t seen like it’s enough to hold up in court as plagiarism, but
            using someone’s hook is cheap songwriting and it’s hard to have
            confidence with a songwriter that;s done it twice. It’s a shame, this
            could have easily been a great song, but I can see Chrome’s reason for
            not recording it.

          • Taylor Simon

            There was no lawsuit or anything.

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            Yeah, it’s a shame because “I Am Beautiful” is superior in every way to the Halestorm track. But George Harrison was successfully sued over a lot less (“My Sweet Lord” and “He’s So Fine”), John Fogerty was sued by his former record company for plagiarizing himself, and at the moment there’s a lawsuit working it’s way through the courts about “Stairway to Heaven,” 45 years after it was released, because of a similar guitar intro.
            .
            I really doubt a jury would hear “I Am Beautiful” and “Beautiful With You,” head to head and rule in Kim Yoo Min’s favor. Those are virtually identical lyrics in the same place in the song.

          • eric

            Men at Work were sued over a Flute riff that sounded like a kindergarten song. The plaintiffs won the case over 20 years after the event.Men at Work were ordered to pay which broke the piggy bank and i believe Greg ham killed himself in 2012.

          • h4iumb1

            They sound similar but they are clearly two different songs so I don’t know why you call him “naughty boy”. And of course there was no lawsuit just some overreacting netizens blaming Crayon Pop for this (nothing new to see). A little reminder how popular music works 🙂 –>

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            A little reminder on how copyright law works – you can protect a lyric, a vocal melody, and a specific recording. The latter is called a mechanical license and it’s in limbo because judges have ruled in contradictory ways – some have said you can sample up to 10/20/30 seconds, others have said that any sampling is illegal.
            .
            Kim Yoo Min lifted about 70% of that song, right down to the guitar intro. The bridge is most different, but even the bridge is probably similar enough to convince a jury. There has been no lawsuit because Crayon Pop has not released it, and any lawyer worth his fee is not going to sue until after it is a hit. Only after it is a hit and there is money to be taken will the lawsuit(s) come.
            .
            I should not have said “naughty boy” because that’s not severe enough. If Kim had done this to one of my clients in the USA, he’d be facing a lawsuit to seize his royalties from “Bar Bar Bar.” Crayon Pop wasted a lot of time, effort and money on “I Am Beautiful,” and that $$$ should be recouped with a lien on his future 3Bar royalties. In any case it’s unlikely he’ll ever work in the Korean music scene again, and good riddance.

          • h4iumb1

            Citing the copyright law does not make you a lawyer and to allege that 70 % of a song was “lifted” does not make you a music expert. And even if you are both – this still makes your allegations against Kim Yoo Min not a fact. I do not know him but i know that you are calling him a plagiarist without official prove. Don ‘t sell assumptions as facts is one of the first lessons you should have learned in law study. 😉

          • eric

            The law must be different in every country I can hear familiarity in just about every track recorded by Crayon pop and then some. Even this last one has a run “come to come to me run to run to me” where have I heard that before ?

            Men at Work got sued for a flute riff hardly recognisable as a childrens rhyme over 20 years after the event A court in 2010 found the riff was unmistakably the same as Kookaburra, penned by Toorak teacher Marion Sinclair more than 75 years ago for a Girl Guides competition. and Greg Ham killed himself in 2012 shortly after the judgement.

          • h4iumb1

            He did not kill himself, he had a heartattack – though it was probably because of the judges ruling, which he thought was extremly unjust. And that is another reason why you should stay away from unproven allegations about plagiarism. It can ruin someones reputation or even life.

          • eric

            “Results of the postmortem have not been publish, so the cause of death remains unknown. But the The Sydney Morning Herald reported Thursday that a close friend said Ham had been using heroin and drinking heavily in the wake of the “Down Under” lawsuit. “The whole case had undone him,” the paper quoted the friend as saying.”

          • h4iumb1

            “Mr. Nolte, who runs a Rathdowne Street pharmacy, had known Ham for 30 years. He told the Australian press that he went to check on Ham after a friend was unable to contact him for some days. By the time that Nolte arrived at Ham’s home, it was already too late; Greg Ham was dead. His lifeless body was found in a sitting position against the wall in the home’s front room. He had suffered a fatal heart attack.” REMEMBERING GREG HAM – Examiner.com April 19, 2014

          • eric

            The heart stops when your dead and you can’t tell what stops it until you do an post mortem .I can drink myself to death quite easily and I am sure my heart will stop.

          • h4iumb1

            I only responded to your claim that he commited suicide. And you still haven’t cited a source where this is stated as proven fact, so why are you twisting words?

          • eric

            No one is twisting words that was an extract from a newspaper .There is no proven fact of suicide much the same as someone hitting a truck head on .There is no way to prove that it was unintentional or a suicide or overdosing on drugs while depressed and stopping your heart.
            If it were a hanging or a slashed wrist or a gunshot wound to the head there would be no doubt.
            But if I walk into the path of a truck and die and I am on anti depressants or some form of medication it is impossible to determine whether it was self inflicted as I am not alive to be asked.

            article :http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-20/greg-ham27s-death-not-suspicious-says-police/3962628

            https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120420/02334518572/men-work-musician-found-dead-ridiculous-copyright-ruling-against-band-blamed.shtml

            http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/492365/greg-ham-no-foul-play-in-death-of-men-at-work-instrumentalist

          • h4iumb1

            Thanks for the links, but as I said there is no official statement that his death was declared a suicide. May be you are right may be you are not – only Greg Ham knows. And therefore you should not have written “he killed himself” in your first posting. Greg Ham killed himself and Kim Yoo Min is a plagiarist – both are assumptions, not proven facts.

          • eric

            You are correct of course and only those close to Greg Ham would be able to put the pieces together so I will retract that statement and go by the official coroners report

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            The law must be different in every country
            .
            Yes. I cited the law in the United States because Halestorm is an American band with Atlantic Records, an American company. In the event of a lawsuit, they would most likely sue KYM, Chrome and Sony in American courts.

          • cp_hwaiting

            it was a bad call to include the lyrics “I’m beautiful”, had they not include it the song wouldn’t sound that similar to Haelstrom.

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            Unfortunately, it was that “I Am Beautiful” sentiment that made the song perfect for Crayon Pop at that very moment. Coming out of the viral success of 3Bar, the group was mostly known as that “helmet princess” group. A pretty ballad that showed off their vocal talents, removed the helmets and showed off their looks, and expressed their gratitude to their longtime fans – basically saying, “I Am Beautiful (thanks to) You” – all of those things made it ideal as a follow-up to 3Bar. If it wasn’t plagiarism that prevented its release, then I’d be interested in what theory people find to be more plausible.

          • sas

            Thanks for the comments. Just listened to the Halestorm song. It’s pretty convincing. I’ve always thought CP should try some western covers. What do you think?

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            From what I’ve read, it sounds like they have a pressing need to solidify their fan base in Korea, so I imagine they’re on the right track with their Shinsadong Tiger collaboration. Looking at his production credits, he seems to be quite good at tailoring his work to fit the artist, rather than trying to squeeze all of his artists into the same box. But whatever they do, I will support them.
            .
            My main concern at the moment is that Chrome needs a publicist, or whomever is currently serving as their publicist needs better training. For example, for “Y-Shirt,” while they might not have any plan to promote it, it’s a bad idea to tell fans up front that they aren’t going to promote it. As consumers, it says to us, “this is a throw-away track, and we don’t really stand behind it.” How is that going to make Soyul feel? Even if they’re trying to have realistic expectations about a song, no one can say if it’s going to catch fire or not. Music is an art, not a science. Unlikely songs hit the big time all the time. So I think that was something better left unsaid, even if it was true.
            .
            Likewise with news about future releases. Of course we all want new music from them, but it’s better to under-promise and over-deliver. I’ve been a fan for 14 months, and I’m sorry to say that their plans, hints and promises have become a kind of standing joke.

          • NeonMoon

            Ditto…well said..it’s better to set up the expectations by peeling one veil at a time slowly..not just coming out with the naked truth..like they wouldn’t able to promote..let’s chalk it up to growing pains…CP is like wine..it gets better with time..as they mature, should be less gimicky…and really hit the mainstream to show others their talents and they are not a one hit wonder…changes are good…

      • SoYul

        Seeing as they’re in the midst of a comeback in February as a group, I think they can’t afford to do any promotions at this time. And frankly, as much as I love SoYul, I’d rather see Crayon Pop have more success as a group first before doing their own solo activities. I wasn’t a big proponent with sub-unit as well. But that’s just me.

        • PopjusshiG

          My thoughts exactly!

        • eric

          I disliked OK intensely and its the only release I have never purchased. Can’t stand this Sub Group mentality but they all seem to do it.
          How many were at that last fan meet was it 20 or 30 ?

          Why can’t they do this stuff on stage together as part of a Crayon Pop performance ?

          • You are free to dislike the concept of a subgroup, but I would like to clarify a few points.

            The last fan meet had 20-30 people showing up as it was planned to be exclusive. Only 100 invitation tickets were available from buying the Strawberry Milk album. Another method to get in was to support at least 13 of their music show performances (they performed approximately 14 in total). As such, they were not expecting more than 130 fans to begin with.

            Of the 100 invitation tickets, it is reasonable to believe that a vast majority might end up overseas, unopened in stores, or does not jive with the winner’s schedule.

          • NeonMoon

            In the marketing sense, Strawberry Milk did well enough to build awareness..they are ramping up for a more fruitful 2015 if they are planning a comeback following Crayon Pop’s comeback with STiger…seem CP is blitzing the first quarter of this new year…starting with Soyul’s Y-shirt…surely their goal must be top 10 and more awards!..CP now has enough song repetoire (combine) to present a full-on concert production..perhaps one of their family groups as opening act..they must have learned a thing or two from their stint with Lady Gaga..heck! we are waiting for Elgu’s debut…the hidden card..don’t say she can not sing..might be in for a surprise, when she comes on with a BANG!..one thing we know, the girls of CP are hardened warriors…kekeke..:D

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            Are the Strawberry Milk promotions over? It seems strange that they’d bother to come up with a complicated choreography for “Feel So Good,” only to perform it a few times.

          • Yes, it ended since mid-November.

          • PopjusshiG

            What happens when a sub-unit becomes more popular than the original, or some feel over/under worked? I seem to recall Soyul posting vids of being bored out of her mind, while the twins where promoting strawberry milk. Dissension has broken many a group up in the past, hope it doesn’t here.

  • apieth

    I wish for a pop con 2015
    And wish they sings all songs since the beginning
    Include unpromoted songs

    • poppincrayon

      with choreography.

  • Hopefully she’ll get to perform her song solo during the upcoming tour(s).

  • robertrickett

    I hope this ends up on an album. This is a great Soyul song and the mv is beautiful

  • Jack_Dawson

    I know it’s a crazy idea, but I’ve always wanted crayon pop play rock and roll.

    Ellin: Drums, crazy vocals
    Gummi: bass, crazy vocals
    soyul: guitar vocals
    way: guitar, vocals
    Choa: guitar, vocals

    Se que es una idea loca, pero siempre he querido que crayon pop toquen rock and roll, al menos una canción. Creo que el rock and roll encaja perfecto con el estilo energico de crayon pop.
    Sorry for my english

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      We know that Way plays keyboards, so instead of three guitars, she could move to keys.

    • eric

      Haahhah I think they would be better off getting S White in from Taiwan to play drums…..Ellin can just dance around.

      • Jack_Dawson

        Ellin can do it if he tries.
        Don’t say she can not sing or play, might be in for a surprise.

        • eric

          Who said she can’t dance and sing. .isn’t that her job description?

  • robertrickett

    I found this song on itunes, It’s listed under Soyol, not Crayon Pop.

    • eric

      Soyul. there was a link to iTunes on the You tube page $3.98AU for the vocal and the music track

  • eric

    Crazy stuff best three C’mon C’mon, Hey Mister and Y shirt no promotion.What’s going on in Korea this is ridiculous