My Thoughts on iKON’s “My Type” Music Video

iKON kicks off their long-awaited debut with a “warm up single” titled “My Type.”

It’s a pretty laidback track, but if I’m going to be honest, it’s really underwhelming. Seems like this “warm up single” is something they grabbed just to put something out as a pre-release track. iKON’s fandom has been waiting ages for the group’s debut, so it’s kind of like YG just threw this out to give the fans something.

The video seems to focus a lot on Bobby and BI, who are the two most well-known members of the group due to their pre-debut activities. Generally, the video just shows the guys hanging around & looks like a video made to help you get familiar with the members. I’m not wildly impressed by the song, but I’ll wait for the real title track to say really say something about their debut.

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My Thoughts on Heart B’s “Beautiful” Music Video

Ballad group Heart B returns with “Beautiful” featuring rapper Andup.

This is my first time hearing Heart B and I have to say I like what I hear. The song’s got a nice melody with lilting vocals. I thought the hazy effects and muted colors throughout the video matched well with the song, but personally, I think if they toned down on the blurring a bit, it wouldn’t hurt strain my eyes so much.

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My Thoughts on CNBlue’s “Cinderella” Music Video

CNBlue is back with their new title track “Cinderella.”

Hmm I’m not going to sugarcoat this. Didn’t dig their new song. Actually the first thing I did after listening to the song/watching the video once was go and listen to their previous title track “Can’t Stop,” which I love. And now I can’t find it in myself to go back to their new video to review what I want to say in this post.

With the video being titled “Cinderella,” the video doesn’t really come as a surprise, following the 4 members of CNBlue with a girl and the moment they try to further their relationship, whether it be kiss her or try to talk to her, she turns into leaves behind a bedazzled shoe. Not a really creative video, but it does make sense with the song.

As I mentioned before, I really liked their previous title track “Can’t Stop” and Yonghwa’s recent solo music efforts, so I had high expectations for this new song. Unfortunately, it just didn’t do it for me.

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My Thoughts on Lovelyz’s “Shooting Star” Music Video

Lovelyz returns with all 8 original members in pre-release track “Shooting Star.”

Despite being a slow tempo pop ballad, which admittedly aren’t usually all that exciting, this song is pretty lackluster with no real dynamism. And the video kind of looks pretty low effort & their usual schoolgirl concept, just reading books the whole time. Well, it’s a pre-release track, so maybe they just tossed this one out for the fans and are preparing something much better for their real title track?

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My Thoughts on SEVENTEEN’s “Mansae” Music Video

SEVENTEEN goes to school in “Mansae.”

The video starts off with Seungcheol setting a camera to take a group photo & he rushes back to join the other members for the photo, leaping onto them. The video essentially features all the boys crushing on the same girl, as they try to catch her attention by giving her snacks and protecting her from flying basketballs. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem so into them and rebuffs all their attempts to woo her. (In case you didn’t notice, she’s the mean bully from School 2015.)

More than anything, the song showcases the group’s energetic choreography that involves a lot of jumping, silly arm waving and throwback moves from their debut song “Adore You.”

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My Thoughts on Red Velvet’s “Dumb Dumb” Music Video

Red Velvet returns with a doll concept for “Dumb Dumb.”

I heard a bunch of things before I watched the video about how it was strange and there’s no coherency to the song. Maybe it’s because I’ve already heard the song a bunch of times before writing this (I usually listen to the song/watch the video once before I write a post), but it didn’t sound all that strange to me. I found the song to be really catchy and it’s not like a bunch of random sounds thrown together (like Girls’ Generation’s “I Got a Boy” which some people likened “Dumb Dumb” to). The song kind of reminds me of Jessie J’s “Bang Bang,” particularly the chorus but it’s regarding the song vibe more than the melody.

The video isn’t as entirely random as people set me up to believe (but yeah, it still is kind of random). The song is about how the girls get “dumb” when they’re in front of the guy they like, so they act stiff and awkward like dolls/robots, which explains the whole doll concept. Although, the video shows the dolls taking over, creating more clones and wreaking havoc at the factory, which seems like an entirely irrelevant message about fighting against authority (and seems out of place regarding the song lyrics). In any case, I really like the quirky song and it’s a great title track following “Ice Cream Cake.”

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My Thoughts on MONSTA X’s “Rush” Music Video

Not long after making their debut with “Trespass,” Starship’s latest boy group is back with “Rush.”

Hip hop/pop group MONSTA X is back with another catchy, upbeat track and it’s got a bit of trap mixed into it as well. After hearing both their promoted title tracks, I’m getting a feel for their style and sound. There’s no real storyline to the video, but it’s pretty much about them all being entranced by a beautiful girl.

I don’t know if I just am noticing this, but I feel like this year there’s been tons of music videos taking place at gas stations. Is it just me? At least the gas station directly correlates with the song, what with the “vroom vroom” and rushing to get to the girl.

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My Thoughts on DAY6’s “Congratulations” Music Video

New Kpop band DAY6 makes their debut with “Congratulations.”

First off, I have to say I’m super in love with this song and this definitely is one of my favorite debut songs this year. When you hear the word “congratulations,” you usually think of somebody being happy for another person, but in this song, it’s sung in sarcasm. I wasn’t expecting that twist, but I really enjoyed it and the lyrics that convey the feelings of bitterness when a former lover finds a new lover, not long after breaking up with you.

On top of that, I adore the music video too which I think perfectly matches the song. The video features actors Choi Woo Shik and Jang Hee Ryung as former lovers, but the video often flashbacks to their couple days and their chemistry is mad cute. And that makes it all the more sad when Woo Shik runs into with Hee Ryung and her new boyfriend on the subway. My absolute favorite thing is the seemingly endless flow of confetti that rains on the scene which further emphasizes the ironic “congratulations” since she happily found a new boyfriend so quickly and Woo Shik’s dealing with his bitter heartbreak.

For me, this song coupled with the music video is the whole package, making a strong and impressive debut.

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My Thoughts on Junjin’s “Wow Wow Wow” Music Video

After being active as part of SHINHWA for over 15 years, Junjin finally makes his solo debut with “Wow Wow Wow.” However, he does enlist the help of fellow member Eric for a rap featuring.

Despite being one of the oldest active idols in Korea, Junjin proves that he’s still got the moves, performing some memorable choreography. Plus, I liked that the outfits were designed to have accent colors such as Junjin with red lapels and cuffs, whereas the backup dancers had neon green. Something that surprised me is that even though SHINHWA has released a couple of songs recently, they all retained a sort of old school vibe, but this song sounds a lot more like what younger idols are putting out, particularly the rap and all the English. It’s too bad Eric couldn’t make a cameo for his feature, but it’d be cool to see Eric join Junjin on stage for his promotions.

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My Thoughts on MIWOO’s “Broken Doll” Music Video

MIWOO makes her debut with upbeat R&B track “Broken Doll.”

The video opens with a man looking through mannequins/dolls until he decides on the pretty red-haired and freckled MIWOO. He tries to play with her like a doll, but she remains motionless and refuses to play along. When he’s asleep, she takes off her red wig to reveal her true self and she sings about how she’s a broken doll who won’t hide who she is anymore. I really enjoyed the song’s message and how the video delivered it in such a dynamic way beginning with colorful yet lifeless and ending in dark but expressive. I’m very impressed with MIWOO’s debut and looking forward to more of her work!

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