Monday, 7 November 2016

GOT7 - Flight Log: Turbulence

Hello
Annyeoung
Konnichiwa
Ni Hao


With today's post, we are finally up to date with all of GOT7's Korean releases over the past 2 years, it's not the last you've seen of them though as I still have their 1st Japanese full length album to share with you as well as their latest Japanese mini album, and I'm sure I've mentioned in an earlier post we still have the JJ Project, well let's not let this post get any longer.

Flight Log: Turbulence is their 2nd full length album following their 2014 album Identify, and the 2nd release in their Flight Log series following Departure. At the end of their Fly tour a VT was shown teasing their comeback revealing it would be called Flight Log: Turbulence.
On September 15th JYP released a Flight Log: Turbulence Schedule Announcement on their official Twitter. On September 17th the track list was released, revealing their title track and comeback single to be called 하드캐리(Hard Carry).
Like with Departure a trailer was released on September 19th titled Flight Log: Turbulence Trailer.
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On the 20th of September the first set of teaser pictures were released of the members.
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The next day on the 21st the second set of teaser pictures were released and this time included 2 group shots.
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Owned by JYP Entertainment
September 22nd a choreography teaser was released for 하드캐리(Hard Carry).
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The next day on the 23rd of September not 1 but 2 M/V teasers were released.
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On September 24th the Flight Log: Turbulence Album Spoiler was released.
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Flight Log: Turbulence was released on the 27th of September with the M/V for 하드캐리(Hard Carry) being released on the same day.
하드캐리(Hard Carry) Choreography M/V
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Flight Log: Turbulence consists of 13 tracks, which in the album spoiler revealed that the members had participated of the making of 11 of those tracks.
JB aka Defsoul co-wrote and composed tracks Skyway and 니꿈꿔(Dreamin'), JB also wrote and co-composed Prove It.
Jinyoung wrote and co-composed Mayday.
Yugyeom, Mark, BamBam & Jackson co-wrote 노잼(No Jam), with the track being co-composed by Yugyeom & Mark.
BamBam & Mark co-composed 만약에(If).
Youngjae aka Ars co-wrote and composed Hey.
Mark co-wrote and composed My Home & Let Me.
Youngjae, Mark & Jackson co-wrote 아파(Sick).
Lastly Jackson co-wrote and composed Boom x3.

하드캐리(Hard Carry) won 4 music show awards, and charted in Europe as well as Asia, peaking at No.178 on the Belgian Albums Chart, No.136 on the French Albums Chart, No.6 on the New Zealand Heatseekers Albums Chart, No.7 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums Chart & No.1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
Gaon Physical Sales:
200,00+
Turbulence has become GOT7's best selling album, with the 하드캐리(Hard Carry) M/V having 20,725,544 views, which is continuing to grow each day. Missions were released with the 하드캐리(Hard Carry) M/V for IGOT7 to help increase the M/V's views as well as GOT7's popularity, when a mission was completed a special video was released as a thank you along with a new mission goal, one of the video's released was the above choreography M/V.
After many fans confusion Mark was asked to explain what the term Hard Carry meant with Jackson (amusingly) translating into Korean. Mark explained that Hard Carry is a term used when a team is losing and a member raises them to victory, they are seen as hard carrying the team. The GOT7 members all tend to use this term now as they say that IGOT7 Hard Carry them, individually and as a group.

Flight Log: Turbulence is set out in the same black box case with a white metallic looking cover, it's all designed to be like a Flight Data Recorder from a plane. The album comes in 8 versions, 1 being a group version and the other 7 being a member version, all the photobooks are different with the member version being about that certain member. There are 21 different versions of photo cards available which you get 1 at random with each album, there are 7 ID Card versions, 7 Baggage versions and 7 Making Cut Versions(1 of each member), there are 8 sticker pages, 1 in each box for whichever version you get. If all 8 copies are collected the booklets show the Flight Log: Turbulence logo, as well as the board holding the CD forming a group shot when all placed together.

Track List:
Skyway
하드캐리(Hard Carry)
Boom x3
Prove It
노잼(No Jam)
Hey
Mayday
My Home
Who's That
만약에(If)
아파(Sick)
니꿈꿔(Dreamin')
Let Me

 
 





 

 
 

 
 



I have the group version of this album and I love how it's all set out, it's definitely a big step up and improvement from Identify. I would love any of the member versions, more so for either Mark, JB, Jinyoung or Yugyeom as they are my favourite members. I do have another copy of this album coming soon as I pre-ordered a copy that's been signed by one of the members. Like the group copy I won't know what version I get as it's selected and sent at random, everywhere I have looked they are only available as selected at random. Fingers crossed I get a member version and cross your toes I get one of my favourite members. 
There's been some amazing albums released this year that I have including BTS - Wings, EXO - Ex'Act, GFriend - Snowflake & LOL, 4 Minute - Act 7,  NCT 127 & GOT7 - Flight Log: Departure but I have to say by far for me personally Turbulence is not only GOT7's best album released it's also the best album I've heard and bought this year. From start to finish of this album I couldn't help grinning like a Cheshire cat with how freaking amazing this album was. I've never been so proud of a group as I have been with these guys. I may have only been a fan for a few months but I can tell these guys have a very bright future and see them along with BTS changing the way K-pop is seen around the world. I can't wait to see how GOT7 grow and change over the years. I found it really difficult to only choose a few tracks to share with you, so if you like these 7 tracks there another 6 tracks to go check out.

Mayday

Boom x3

Skyway

니꿈꿔(Dreamin')
By StaRix

Let Me

My Home

하드캐리(Hard Carry)
By MBCkpop

I can't praise this album enough and I can tell we've not even had GOT7's best yet, we've had their best for now but you can tell that there is even better to come in the future. If I had to recommend 3 male groups for you to check out, it would have to be GOT7, VIXX & BTS. They all make their own marks in the K-pop world with each release, I've yet to feel any disappointment from these groups.

Which version of Turbulence do you have?
Do you have a favourite track?
Let me know in the comments below.

See you soon!


Annyeoung
Sayonara
Zai Jian
Bye

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