This being the first album review for The Impacts’s new blog, there wasn’t any previous format for me to go off of. Being overwhelmed with the idea of all the possibilities or lack there of that came to my mind, I decided to just get the ball rolling. I loaded indie folk-country band Frontier Ruckus’s newest album Eternity of Dimming onto my iPod and took a nice little Sunday stroll, letting the inspiration come to me.
Jay Park, formerly known as Park Jaebeom of 2PM, just released New Breed, his first full-length studio album as a solo artist. New Breed is more than just a debut as a solo artist; it’s a symbol of all the hardships of being a K-pop artist in the spotlight, and Park’s personal expression.
After training hard for years, JYP Entertainment debuted brother groups 2PM and 2AM in September of 2008. 2PM was always the flashier, dance-driven group while 2AM focused on ballads, bringing 2PM into the spotlight and into the hearts of millions of tween girls around the world.