My Thoughts on BEAST’s “Gotta Go to Work” Music Video

BEAST gears up for their comeback, dropping their pre-release track “Gotta Go to Work.”

The song is about a man who really loves his girlfriend and he keeps wanting to spend time with her, but he has to go to work for their sake. He keeps feeling tempted by her and he just wants to be by her side longer, but has to basically drag himself to work. The video essentially reflects the song with Dujun as the lead.

Although all the singing scenes are filmed on only one set in this makeshift tent, the video keeps it engaging with all the little quirks in Dujun’s storytelling scenes. Whenever Dujun tries to leave for work, he’s always leaving as if on a conveyor belt which I think is a fun way to represent his reluctance to leave that something else has to transport him. The same goes with how he keeps getting drawn back to his lover, symbolized by magnets. Found it super cute that Dujun and his lover communicate through stringed paper cups. But, my favorite part of the video is that when he gets off work, he leaps over a hurdle with confetti flying all around to signify his little victory in finally getting to go home. Plus, I thought it was a nice touch that they replayed it 3 times, each time more zoomed in & in time with the telephone rings in the song.

Personally, I haven’t been into many of BEAST’s recent songs, but I found this quite pleasant. Looking forward to hearing their real comeback song!

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My Thoughts on Jay Park’s “My Last” Music Video

Jay Park returns with “My Last.”

The storyline to Jay’s music video is pretty typical. Boy sees beautiful girl. Boy falls for beautiful girl. But, he took the time-old story and made it fun with silly antics with accidentally beer-spraying onto Loco to emerging from the ocean in snorkeling gear just to get a closer look at the beautiful girl. Loco and Gray’s featurings fit right into the song too, but I’m not surprised with how tight Jay is with his crew. I feel like Jay Park isn’t one of those artists people think of when they think of summer, but I actually think a lot of his pop/hip hop tracks are pretty compatible with the summer season.

It’s a simple video, but coupled with the cute upbeat song, the silly twist on a conventional story really did it for me. Really enjoyed this video!

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My Thoughts on Super Junior’s “Devil” Music Video

Super Junior makes their return with “Devil.”

The music video has the exact same vibe as their previous “MAMACITA” (both produced by Zanybros) with all the comic book-esque editing. Although sadly, it’s not as humorous. Well, you can’t have it all. This music video is not nearly as interesting as “MAMACITA,” but the song is heaps better.

Frankly, the music video storyline has no cohesion at all except for the simple fact that Super Junior all like the same “devil” woman and nobody gets her. Each scene is so irrelevant to the next and it’s just rationalized by “movie titles” but actually, everything is just random. It almost feels like this music video is just trying to remind us who each member is with how every 5 seconds, a name title will flash by. If I was bored and had the time, I would count all the times their names showed up in the music video just to make my point. (Don’t worry, Super Junior’s been around for a decade. I know who you all are.) But honestly, the redeeming point is that the song is actually one of their better recent title tracks, which is a pleasant surprise.

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My Thoughts on BTOB’s “It’s Okay” Music Video

BTOB makes their summer comeback with “It’s Okay.” Unlike other groups, they decided to return with a ballad. It’s a pretty bold and unconventional song choice, but with BTOB’s rising popularity (recently thanks to Sungjae), I think it set them apart from the others.

The song evokes nostalgia, reminding me of the good ol’ 90s R&B group days. The video features each member going through his own hardships and on the verge of giving up. As the video continues, they realize that it isn’t the end. They pick themselves up and keep working at it, finally becoming happy and satisfied with their progress.

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My Thoughts on Apink’s “Remember” Music Video

Apink joins the summer comeback rush with “Remember.”

The music video’s got every scene to fulfill the summer music video requirement with scenes on a boat, on the beach (day & night), in a field and even by the poolside. So instead of writing about stuff we always see, I’ll write about the things that stuck out to me in the video, which are all styling-related.

I never thought I’d love the combo, but I really liked Namjoo’s yellow eyeliner & pink liner on her bottom lash line, coupled with the light pink lipstick. Bomi’s rainbow color-blocked nails are super cute too.

Bomi’s hair goes through some crazy changes in this video. It’s bright pink, blonde and this faded pink/blonde mix. I saw some offstage photos of Bomi and her hair looks wrecked from all the coloring. Crazy colors are fun and all, but damaged/falling hair isn’t. Hoping that her coordis will take better care of her hair and tone it down a bit or else there won’t be hair to dye anymore.

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My Thoughts on Stellar’s “Vibrato” Music Video

Stellar makes their return with another sexy concept for “Vibrato.”

To be honest, the teasers made me think the video was going to be a lot sexier than it turned out to be. People were saying a lot of things about how lewd the teasers were, but the video didn’t really seem to be all that crazy. I wouldn’t say I’m disappointed, but it felt like all the hype was for nothing since it didn’t seem as controversial as anticipated. I wonder if I’m just desensitized to all the sexiness now that I just don’t even recognize it. I did pick a pretty sexy looking cover photo for this post… They look good though.

I was kind of focused on the visuals just waiting for something controversially lewd to happen that I didn’t really pay that much attention to the song. But personally, nothing really left an impression on me either way. Better luck next time?

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My Thoughts on Roy Kim x Bae Da Hae’s “Nice To Meet You” Music Video

Roy Kim and Bae Da Hae team up with Team Pet Rescue to create a campaign song titled “Nice To Meet You” (literally translated as “In Order to Meet You” in Korean).

If you love dogs, this video is for you. Even if you don’t like dogs, this video might turn you into a dog lover anyway. The video starts off with a few scenes of people hanging out and having fun by the Hangang river while a dog watches them. Then, a bunch of dogs are let loose and each of them have various messages on their bandanas or shirts. A handful of messages say “Please play with me,” “Please walk with me,” and “Please hug me tightly.” Without any hesitance, all the people proceed to oblige the requests and have a good time together. With Roy Kim and Bae Da Hae’s smooth vocals, the song is also just as sweet and heartwarming as the video is.

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My Thoughts on Yunho’s “Champagne” Music Video

With Yunho having recently enlisted into the army, both members of TVXQ released their own solo songs.

Yunho gives a fanservice-packed music video as a gift to his fans. The music video begins with Yunho playing several different roles at once: a bartender, a flirtatious hip hop sweg guy, a boisterous rocker, a hunched over old man and a baby… at a bar…? Okay, sure. Anyway, Yunho goes all out in his music video of merriment and partying, wearing all the multi-colored outfits he’s ever wanted to wear, but never could. Looks like he’s trying all kinds of looks so his fans have something to tide themselves over for the next 2 years. Hope Yunho’s military enlistment goes by safely and smoothly!

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My Thoughts on TVXQ Changmin’s “Rise as One” Music Video

With Yunho having recently enlisted in the military, both members of TVXQ released solo songs.

Changmin’s “Rise as One” is an EDM ballad and it reminded me of something like a more vocally talented version of Beat Burger’s “She’s So High,” which Changmin featured in as a MV lead. I wonder if starring in that MV inspired him to choose “Rise as One” as his solo song.

Can’t say I really get what the video is all about. There are 2 little boys who appear to live together in an abandoned warehouse and they’re pretty tight. They’re probably Changmin and Yunho. They play with butterflies together and they frolic in the rain together. You can briefly see Changmin and Yunho lying on some glass boxes, so that seems to signify them going into a slumber/hiatus. A random dancing lady appears, but my guess is she’s some human embodiment of rain?? Don’t get why she’s there. They collect a bunch of old TV monitors, somehow having electricity in this old warehouse and plug it all in… only to set it all on fire. Why?? Well, they certainly don’t care since soon after, they hitch a ride on the back of some random car and end up by the sea, away from the burning TVs. The end.

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My Thoughts on SEKAI NO OWARI’s “Anti-Hero” Music Video

SEKAI NO OWARI releases their first English title track with “Anti-Hero.” Previously, they released an English version to their originally Japanese track “Dragon Night.”

The video features a bunch of masked chefs who prepare sushi for SEKAI NO OWARI to feast on. Not really sure what that has to do with Fukase singing about being an anti-hero who is feared and hated by everybody, but will protect his cherished ones. I was already surprised by the song, so I guess anything goes with them.

I wasn’t expecting a jazz pop track from SEKAI NO OWARI, so this was definitely a surprise for me. I have to say I think the song lyrically is interesting, but I’m not really a fan of the melody. Personally, I just really don’t like songs that have this “Halloween” sound to them. I like dark melodies, but “Halloween” sounding songs have this strange playful sound that I just can’t get into. I don’t think I explained myself very well, but that’s a personal bias I totally acknowledge. I do respect that SEKAI NO OWARI is trying new things and I definitely would want to hear more jazz pop tracks from them.

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