2018 Clockenflap giveaway contest - Aiswarya Rambhatla

By Aiswarya Rambhatla, 14, South Island School

We asked our readers to write review of either a live concert that you went to recently, or of your favourite music album for their chance to win an pair of weekend passes to Clockenflap! Here is one of the entries, which has not been edited for content

By Aiswarya Rambhatla, 14, South Island School |

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Global phenomenon BTS has just released the fourth and final part in the LY-trilogy, titled Love Yourself: Answer. They are doing what many said couldn’t be done: bringing K-pop to the western market, becoming undeniably the biggest K-pop act of the moment. Not to mention repeatedly selling out arena's around the world within a matter of minutes!

The title track IDOL is a serious jam. This was the first tune I heard, and I loved it on first listen. It has the upfront synths, vocals, and in-your-face attitude that are extremely distinctive!  The single stood out unlike the slow blues + emotional rap - all adding up to songs that portray brilliant messages; encouraging resistance and freedom. To add on, the music video is apt for the radiant song; wild and dynamic.

I have to say, the Trivia Series from the rapline aren't really my songs.  Personally, the tracks were too deliberate. I have to acknowledge the relaxing vibe, it's got a neutral, raw feel to it - but I'm into beats that get my blood pumping.

BTS consistently releases solo-tracks - of which Singularity is one of my personal favourites. It really is rewarding to see that they aren’t afraid to experiment with genres like jazz - one of the reasons that separate BTS from the others.

Coming amid high expectations to see what’s next for BTS after they went to No. 1 on Itunes, this album goes beyond with its smash hits. The powerful lyricism portrayed are layered over a great contrast between vocals and rap :).  To finish off, Answer is undeniably a magnum opus that won't fail to awe its listeners.