I much prefer the OG cover as a cover but I do think the new one matches the overall tone of the album much more.
Sounds like AKB48 to me, which is a J-Pop band so that doesn't exactly fit your criteria... however when I read the bolded part, the hook in the song below immediately came to mind. Could it be that one?
Also re any gen 1/2 albums, can’t recommend Lee Jung Hyun’s, Uhm Jung Hwa’s and Brown Eyed Girl’s discographies enough!!
Garam speaks out for the first time since the controversy, in her own words.
Hello, this is Kim Garam.
First of all, I want to convey my apology.
I might be too late, but I didn't have any opportunity to share my position until now.
I put a lot of effort and worked really hard towards my dreams, but it was true that I was frightened that my past actions might break the dream I had been running towards. However, as each day passed by, I got more and more scared about the criticism directed towards me.
And if given the opportunity, I wanted to express my position honestly.
2. I have never been forced to transfer school
- I have never hit or assaulted anyone
3. Never drink nor smoke
4. I have never harassed or bullied anyone.
5. I was just a normal student
The school violence incident occurred in my first year of middle school between March~May, when Yoo Eunseo was caught talking bad behind other friends and took a picture of another friend in their underwear and uploaded it.
I started arguing with Yoo Eunseo because I thought I was helping my friend who was the victim, and I ended up swearing at Yoo Eunseo. At that time, I was unaware of the difference between the majority and the minority, so I did not deepen the thought that it was wrong to argue with Yoo Eunseo.
At that time, I thought it was righteous/loyal to help my friend who was the victim, we didn't know the seriousness of our actions because we felt rewarded doing it.
Looking back now, I was very immature.
At that time, friendship was the most important to me, and I was at the age where I would enjoy my time with my friends the most. My method at that time was wrong, and there were many mistakes and clumsy actions from my part, but I don't want to hate myself for what I did at that time.
My parents often told me not to ignore a friend who needs help and is in trouble.
As expected, at this moment, I don't want to change the meaning behind the actions I did back then.
I am trying to live my life by working harder so that my life in the future can shine.
The debut was the time I spent on the dream that I fought. The 2 weeks after my debut felt like a dream, but it will be remembered as a time I will never forget in my life.
I try hard to become a better person, and I am infinitely grateful to my precious fans who loved and supported me.
I was able to survive thanks to the constant support of the fans. I will do my best.
Thanks for reading this long post.
So like wow reading this I fully stand by my initial opinion that the behaviour of 12 year olds is actually not the nation's business! How grim, an idol for two weeks!
Ah I’m even a Little Gelato I’m afraid, I’m not a stan by any means but I’ve enjoyed all of their leads!
Which one(s)? I’m not a huge fan, either, but I think all their titles have ranged from good to great.