My Thoughts on GUHARA’s “Choco Chip Cookies” Music Video

KARA’s Hara makes her solo debut as GUHARA with “Choco Chip Cookies.”

Out of all the Kpop music videos I’ve seen recently, this video seems to have the most palpable chemistry between the leads, which I think is a good thing. I don’t think much of the song at all, but the music video is filled with cute romantic moments that would make any viewer envious. I liked that the video included some intimate moments, while being tasteful. Favorite scene was when the two were dancing on the beach and you could only see their silhouettes.

For those curious as to who the male lead is, he is Matthew Kim, a trainee at DSP. You might have seen him before when he was a contestant on K-pop Star back in 2012.

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My Thoughts on GOT7’s “Just Right” Music Video

GOT7 is back with “Just Right” for the summer.

All of GOT7’s music videos thus far haven’t been all that impressive to me, but “Just Right” is definitely their best and most fun one yet. The video starts off with a young girl who is crying because she’s unsatisfied with how she looks, but suddenly her vanity desk draw starts shaking and she opens it to find a tiny Jackson in it (then later discovers the rest of the tiny GOT7 members). How nice would it be to have a bunch of tiny men tell you that you’re “just right” the way you are? Well, that’s actually kind of creepy, but the intention is nice.

“Just Right” is a cute summer pop song that’s got an easygoing rhythm to it. It sounds like the sort of song that would have heaps of fan service. Love the sets, particularly Bam Bam’s scene in the cereal bowl. I thought it was a nice touch how they added the effects to make the milk seem like liquid when it actually is just a flat white surface he’s laying on.

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My Thoughts on INFINITE’s “Bad” Music Video

INFINITE are willing to bet it all on a bad girl in “Bad.”

The first official video they released was a traditional MV, but they just released their 360 VR MV too! Be sure to watch it on the YouTube app on your phone. It’s a really fun, interactive MV. I wonder if this will be a new thing with other groups making 360 VR music videos. The bar just keeps getting set higher, you know?

I thought it was pretty cool that they really stuck to their mirror theme with the boys singing toward mirrors, Sunggyu running away from himself (mirror) and the group dancing within a frame (like a mirror) because the song is about how they’re fighting themselves. They know she’s bad, so there’s all the internal struggle hence all the mirrors. But they’re still willing to lay it all on the line for her. They bad girl referred to in the video is actually pretty rarely seen in the video (perhaps ’cause she’s so good at stalking/hiding you can’t see her?), but the editing and makeup really do make her seem creepy.

As for the song, I love the harmonies in it. It really gives the song an extra layer and they go really well with the  string instrumentals. What I like about this comeback for INFINITE is that I think it really deviates from their typical style yet retains their signature sound.

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My Thoughts on Girls’ Generation’s “Party” Music Video

Girls’ Generation makes their return with “Party.”

Well, if SISTAR’s music video was a Sketchers commercial than Girls’ Generation’s is a Thai Airline & Thailand travel commercial. Although the song is in Korean, the melody and style sounds really Japanese to me. The song kind of sounds pretty generic though & the lyrics includes one of my pet peeves: listing of things like “lemon soju, tequila, mojito” and “California, Jeju, Rome.” I guess lyrically it’s on par with SISTAR’s song too though.

Their makeup and styling looks so good though, particularly Yoona and Tiffany. Sooyoung’s pink bob is the best hairstyle change I’ve seen in a while. But, I really do not appreciate Taeyeon’s weird up-do that only appears in a few scenes. Don’t think I didn’t see that. That was probably the one aesthetically displeasing thing in this video. But honestly, the girls look better than ever.

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My Thoughts on Girl’s Day’s “Ring My Bell” Music Video

Girl’s Day joins the summer comeback wave with “Ring My Bell.”

Hmm… to put it simply, the song doesn’t really do it for me. It just didn’t really catch my attention. Plus, the “catch point” of the choreography in the chorus didn’t really look all that good to me, so there’s nothing that I really find all that memorable about the song or dance.

The best things about this video: Yura’s red hair, Hyeri’s long black hair and the black & white swimsuits.

Things I want to unsee: Sojin’s frizzy blonde hair. The coordi was out to get her.

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My Thoughts on HOTSHOT’s “I’m a HOTSHOT” Music Video

HOTSHOT is back again with another track “I’m a HOTSHOT.”

The video is basically comprised of shots of the boys dancing and walking. I think this is most definitely a personal preference sort of thing, but I find the editing between the dancing and walking scenes to change at random timing that doesn’t seem all that smooth or coherent. Plus, I really didn’t like the lipsyncing scenes of when a member seems to be on some moving platform, while the camera pans in the same direction.

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My Thoughts on Nine Muses’ “Hurt Locker” Music Video

Nine Muses makes their comeback with “Hurt Locker.”

The opening scene of the colorful storage boxes and outfits make a great intro to the summer latin sound of the song. There usually aren’t many girl group dance-centric videos that I care for, but I think this was quite well done, thanks to the styling and outfits. I like that they reuse the storage box set and present it in different ways with different lighting, props and angles. It’s a good way of making the most of one set & not having to spend more to make things look different. I also thought it was a god way of switching things up by filming them dancing on top of the storage boxes too.

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My Thoughts on Big Bang’s “Sober” Music Video

Big Bang is back with their 3rd batch of comeback songs, but this time only “Sober” got a music video.

The opening scenes of the rotating set & camera isn’t anything new, but I really liked how they added the rolling items on the ground to make the illusion seem even more confusing with the boys bounding around the room every which way.

What makes Big Bang music videos so fun is that they always seem to come up with new ways to show off their craziness. They’ve always been much more creatively free compared to other K-pop acts, but I feel like this particular 4-month promotion run is really letting them run wild. I welcome it. I wouldn’t say this song stands out in their repertoire, but the song and video reflects their unique and vibrant personality. And well, they’re just enjoying themselves so you can’t help but feel that energy.

If I were to pick a favorite moment in the video, I like the part in the song when Taeyang sings, “Hey taxi taxi, Take me with you. This place is too tough on me” and he stumbles into this taxi decorated with colorful, festive embellishments. Plus, Daesung’s drumming scenes. I think it’d be rad if they performed it live with Daesung on the drums too.

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My Thoughts on Playback’s “Playback” Music Video

Rookie female group Playback makes their debut with self-titled track “Playback.”

Playback is a pretty cool name for a group & I think it’s a pretty smart idea to release a self-titled debut track, especially when your group name basically implies that your music is worth hitting “playback.” And that’s what the song is pretty much about it. It has this catchy easygoing melody to 90s pop-esque instrumental that reminds me of Ariana Grande’s “The Way” (particularly the instrumentals in CREAM’s cover). I’m sure there’s another song that better represents this sound, but I can’t seem to recall it right now. In any case, I’m into this kind of music.

Nothing really noteworthy happening in the video, but I think the song has me interested enough to keep an ear out for their future music.

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My Thoughts on Horan’s “She’s Alright” Music Video

Well known for being part of experimental Korean group Clazziquai, Horan finally makes her solo debut after being on the music scene for nearly 15 years.

“She’s Alright” is about a woman who tries to mask her pain, claiming to be “alright.” The song has a very interesting upbeat sound that lightens up the sad lyrics. The video features Horan with a totally new look featuring long green locks. While I’m not usually down for green hair, I think it really works for her. The video features Horan as separate from the storyline, as she seems kind of like a mystical figure with green hair and modified traditional Asian-styled outfit. The video includes a lot of scenes that resemble something out of the Sims.

Recently, Instagram is a really hot social media platform used in Korean music videos & Horan’s is another video to add to that list. With how relevant social media has become to present day life, I like how she incorporated the effects of it into the lead female’s life. She pretends to be fine and uploads things onto Instagram that people seem to endlessly “like,” but she’s not really doing all that well. But when she’s out drunk in the streets, people come over to invade her privacy and upload photos of her passed out. The final shot of the lead is when she takes a photo of herself with a finger to her lips as if motioning silence. That could be interpreted in a lot of ways, but my take is that she wants to stop using Instagram as a way to pretend that she’s alright and she’ll just deal with her own pain in silence without other people judging or watching her. Thoughts?

Random note: With the song title & the similarity in musical styles, I can’t help but wonder what a Horan and Lim Kim collaboration would sound like.

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