Black Pearl Cont’d

I’d like to think this song is about me. 😉 jk, jk. Admin Pisces already did a great job plunging into the depths of the meaning of this song.

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This song is an electronic music lovers dream. Full of highs and lows, soft and loud, timid and bold. How can one song be all these things? Keep reading and you shall see.

**Warning: Again, this discussion is based only on an aural analysis. **le sigh** If only an had staff paper in my hands………**whispers** Get Admin Aqua a full score

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The song begins with a muted heavy electronic beat, warp effect and strings that crescendos into the opening of the first verse and mellows out. Already you are wondering where you are headed. The fun starts at the chorus when the music intensifies and we are introduced to a new, familiar electronic effect (Can’t really say the names of all the effects. Too tired to look them up in my music production software). The music mellows once again for the second verse. We are reminded of Machine at the entrance of the rap section full of morphing and warping effects. Once again, the music is muted at the end of this section as D.O. and Chen sing the words below as it transitions on a crescendo back to the chorus.

EXO-M Version

[All]
让汹涌的海面变安静温柔
rang xiong yong de hai mian bian cheng an jing wen rou
I’ll make the rough sea quiet and gentle

让汹涌的海面变安静温柔
rang xiong yong de hai mian bian cheng an jing wen rou
I’ll make the rough sea quiet and gentle

让汹涌的海面变安静温柔
rang xiong yong de hai mian bian cheng an jing wen rou
I’ll make the rough sea quiet and gentle

[Chen]
She’s my black pearl oh

EXO-K Version

[All]
거칠어진 수면의 요동을 재워
geochireojin sumyeonui yodongeul jaewo
Putting me to sleep, shaking rough water surface

거칠어진 수면의 요동을 재워
geochireojin sumyeonui yodongeul jaewo
Putting me to sleep, shaking rough water surface

거칠어진 수면의 요동을 재워
geochireojin sumyeonui yodongeul jaewo
Putting me to sleep, shaking rough water surface

[D.O]
She’s my black pearl oh
She is my black pearl

We see smart decisions made regarding line assignment in this song (although I do have a problem with the fact the Sehun is MIA). The voice that are mellifluous like Suho, Luhan, Xiumin and Lay are placed in the beginning half of the verses. Whereas those with more power, Baekhyun, Chen and D.O. are mostly placed near the end of the verses where it calls for a fierce transition into the chorus. Baekhyun and D.O. in the Korean version are also near the beginning half of the verses at times do to the versatility of their voices. Kai & Chanyeol and Tao & Kris give attitude ridden, agitated articulation in the rap portraying the following.

Black Pearl takes the listener on a mythical ride that we will not experience again until the Exodus album.

*Phew* Two down, one to go (countdown to wine time).

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