My Thoughts on Hyolyn, Bumkey & Jooyoung’s “Love Line” Music Video

SISTAR’s Hyorin, Bumkey and Jooyoung team up for the  “Love Line.”

We’re familiar with Hyorin and Jooyoung collaborating as they released “Erase” together, but now we’ve got Bumkey thrown into the mix. Upon hearing that these 3 vocalists would be on the track, I already knew the song would be oh so smooth and they delivered. Aside from smooth vocals, the song is such a catchy, groovy R&B track. I was pleasantly surprised to find out the song was produced by US producers Da Internz & this is their first K-pop track, so I’m really looking forward to any of their future works in the K-pop realm. My highlight of the song is Hyorin scatting because we don’t hear a lot of that in K-pop and when Hyorin does it, it’s lovely. I need more of that.

The song’s about 2 men and a women being entangled in a love triangle. I love how the video takes “love line” literally and represents it with phone cords between Hyorin, Jooyoung and Bumkey. I particularly like the symbolism of the red ribbons piled into a heart and untangling into a straight line connecting Hyorin and Jooyoung. The video keeps it pretty simple, but the vocals and melody do more than enough to captivate the listener.

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My Thoughts on ZICO’s “Eureka” Music Video

Zico is back again with sax-tastic track “Eureka” featuring Zion.T.

As one can probably guess from the title, the song is about a guy searching for a hot girl… and then he found her, exclaiming “Eureka!”

What I like about the video is that it conceptually fits with the song, opening with Zico & Zion.T working at a detective agency. From there, Zico travels all around meeting different beautiful women throughout history such as Marilyn Monroe and Cleopatra. It’s a fun video with plenty of attractive women, but I feel like with such a catchy song, the video could have been a bit more dynamic.

I think Zico performing choreo in a solo MV is a first too, so I’m really anticipating a live performance.

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My Thoughts on Lovelyz’s “For You” Music Video

Lovelyz makes their return with “For You.”

This is a different kind of video for Lovelyz, considering this is their first MV only featuring acting scenes (aka no choreography). The video basically features the girls traveling together and enjoying themselves.

While listening to the song, I immediately recalled BoA’s “Atlantis Princess.” They both share that bright, uplifting pop sound. Personally, I think this is Lovelyz’s best title track yet, as it features a stronger sound from the girls and a really dynamic melody.

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My Thoughts on SEVENTEEN x Ailee’s “Q&A” Music Video

Ailee teams up with Vernon, S.Coups & Woozi of Seventeen to release “Q&A.”

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve heard Ailee sing a cute, feel-good pop song because she’s usually putting out music with lots of belting. So, this is a really nice change that really suits her voice. The members of Seventeen also hold their own, making the collaboration a pleasant and unexpected surprise. I’d put this song in the same category as Ariana Grande ft. Mac Miller’s “The Way.” They’re both of that same sound and style, which happens to be good in my book.

I think it’s fun that they took the concept of guys-never-understanding-girls and turned it into a literal study session, complete with an actual test. Wish Ailee could have been in the video though!

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My Thoughts on Roy Kim’s “The Great Dipper” Music Video

Roy Kim returns with “The Great Dipper.”

I love stars/constellations and pretty much anything to do with the night sky, so the song title immediately caught my eye. Couple that with Roy Kim’s name & I knew I had to check it out.

As usual, Roy Kim’s vocals are warm and soothing as he delivers lyrics about being like the “Great Dipper” constellation and always being there for you, shining the way.

The video has so many pretty aesthetics with light being a central theme. Particularly loved the scenes with Roy Kim standing in front of a wall with a projection of stars moving by him.

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My Thoughts on PHANTOM’s “Could You Be Mine?” Music Video

PHANTOM is back and asks listeners “Could You Be Mine?”

I don’t know why but it feels like it’s been forever since I’ve heard from PHANTOM, so I was pretty excited to hear their new material. I usually refrain from listening to teasers, but I couldn’t help myself and I instantly loved the instrumental. And as expected after listening to the track, the instrumental is still #1 and it’s what makes the song for me. Of course, the group also delivers the vocals and ultimately carry the song with a nice melody.

The music video is kind of just a hodgepodge of pretty aesthetics that I don’t really make sense of. (But who cares about anything other than that instrumental??)

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My Thoughts on Royal Pirates’ “Run Away” Music Video

Royal Pirates makes their return with “Run Away.”

The band initially had plans to make their comeback this past summer, but due to a severe accident, the bassist James had to undergo surgery and recovery. The accident was serious enough that he had to give up the bass and switch to another instrument, synth/keyboard. Don’t know if he’ll ever be able to play the bass again 😦

The trio have gone through a lot and they decided to feature some of these experiences in this video. Drummer Sooyoon’s mother has been struggling with an illness for a while & he felt that as she has gotten older, she has been drifting away from him. The flower he holds and its scattering petals represents his mother and the feeling of not wanting to lose your loved ones. As for guitarist/vocalist Moonchul, he is seen looking through photos of himself and his older brother, who was the former bassist of the band & has passed away. Moonchul pays tribute to his brother by placing a rose on a bass. Lastly, bassist James is forced to give up the bass due to his injury, so he’s seen smashing a bass into a large shield that bursts into flames.

I think this is a great comeback song and the instrumental breakdown is wild. Definitely glad to see them back.

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My Thoughts on PSY’s “NAPAL BAJI” Music Video

PSY is finally back with 2 title tracks with this post being about “Napal Baji.”

Without knowing any Korean, I’m sure viewers can guess that “Napal Baji” means bellbottoms in English. The Korean phrase “Napal baji” literally translates to trumpet trousers (because that’s what bellbottoms look like to Korean people). What I love about this song is that not only is the song about bellbottoms and just living your life your own way, but the song plays on “trumpet trousers” and incorporates horns into the song too. Basically, everything connects and I like how it all cleverly came together.

The music video is full of fun special effects from PSY staring at his reflection in a mirror and then pulling said reflection through the mirror to sets falling onto PSY and his dancers that turn into a stage they start dancing on. Also, love all the scenes that have sets moving around to reveal other sets making this sort of continuous traveling story. He’s just such a fun performer and storyteller.

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My Thoughts on PSY’s “Daddy” Music Video

PSY is finally back with 2 title tracks with this post being about “Daddy.”

It’s been rumored for a while that PSY was supposed to release “Daddy” about a year ago, but for whatever reason it got delayed until now. This title track is definitely geared more for international audiences with the song pretty much playing off of “I Got it From My Mama” by Will.I.Am (who also participated in producing PSY’s track).

PSY’s always been one of those performers that knows how to seamlessly combine humor, catchy tunes with memorable moves to create fun performances. I’d say “Daddy” is no exception. This dance is theoretically simple, but most people would have a hard time even trying to dance 1 whole minute of it. I always have to give it to him for his amazing commitment to his performances.

This music video is just pure fun the whole way through.

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My Thoughts on UP10TION’s “Catch Me” Music Video

UP10TION is back with “Catch Me.”

I think the concept of the video is loads of fun. The song lyrics are about telling girls to “catch” great guys like them or else they’ll be the ones to catch you. Rather than taking the romantic route for the video concept, UP10TION plays a prank on one member & he ends up chasing them around some topsy turvy places. They try to surprise him one last time, but he ends up scaring them all (with the ending being the cheesiest and most awkward shots of the boys trying to act surprised).

I think going with this kind of video concept is a lot better than having 10 guys go after 1 girl who none of them gets in the end (like many other Kpop videos). I enjoyed the variety of sets used in the video, keeping it really dynamic and engaging.

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