My Thoughts on NU’EST’s “Overcome” Music Video

NU’EST makes their return with “Overcome.”

Feels like NU’EST has been out of it for a long time, but now they’re back and with a pretty solid track too. I’d even go as far to say it’s their best title track yet. I really wasn’t expecting an R&B pop track, but now that I’ve heard them do it, I think they should do it all the time. To me, it sounds a lot like some of EXO’s b-tracks, which I think are great and should be featured more, but thankfully at least NU’EST is doing that.

And wow, what a beautiful music video?? The fantasy concept meshes surprisingly well with NU’EST and once again, they should consider venturing more into this with future releases. I really love the cinematography and the sets, particularly the red stairs that start narrow then widen in the ending scene. That’s just a really beautiful staircase. I appreciate these details.

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My Thoughts on Brave Girls’ “Deepened” Music Video

Brave Girls have been out of the scene for a while, but they’re now back with “Deepened.”

This is a very nice video. I like that I’m seeing shots that you don’t see often in K-pop videos. A lot of times, especially for girl groups, videos are shot up really close, showing off how pretty they are (which is nice at times). But, I like that the video makes more use of the sets like with the girls dancing on the different balconies, which adds levels, as opposed to just them dancing on the ground in front of a building with balconies.

It’s an R&B pop song, which isn’t what I was expecting from a girl group that’s been away for a while. After a few listens, it has grown on me, but I wouldn’t say this is the song they need to catapult them into the spotlight.

p.s. I think they’ve got moves, but I really hate that slow squat move.

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My Thoughts on RAINBOW’s “Whoo” Music Video

RAINBOW makes their return with “Whoo.”

At first look, you can tell the girls are working with a pretty low budget for this video. They do a pretty good job keeping it dynamic by being bright and energetic. But still, nothing to really write home about. Although, I really liked how when they burst the black balloons it was filled with white and colored feathers. It was a nice way to visualize the climax of the song and well, represent their group name.

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My Thoughts on AOA CREAM’s “I’m Jelly BABY” Music Video

AOA debuts a new sub-unit AOA CREAM releasing their first song “I’m Jelly BABY.”

As the song title suggests, the video is about a girl catching her boyfriend cheating on her and she’s jealous, so she decides serve up some punishment. I think it’s super cute they employ the Sailor Moon-esque transformation, when the girls appear in princess dresses and set out to exact revenge. I have to say their definition of revenge is a bit mild for my taste like how is exploding glitter/confetti/streamers on him revenge? I guess it’s not uncommon in K-pop videos though (e.g. DAL SHABET’s “Someone Like U”). On a final note, AOA CREAM’s makeup is on point and I think glitter eyebrows should be a thing.

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My Thoughts on MAMAMOO’s “Taller Than You” Music Video

MAMAMOO came back with an unexpected sound for “Taller Than You.”

I’m totally in love with this song. I love the sound and the concept to bits. The entire track is about how they’re arguing who’s better than who by using height, but the reality is the difference is only very slight; they’re basically making fun of themselves. The song is not only catchy, but reveals their personality and it’s hard for me to believe that nobody would be able to resist MAMAMOO’s charm after listening to this song.

Set-wise the video doesn’t have all that much, but I love how the video is filled with their attitude instead. A lot of groups engage viewers with their slick moves and great cinematography/editing (which isn’t a bad thing at all), but this video is just straight up MAMAMOO being incredibly entertaining by just being themselves, which isn’t an easy feat. Thought I couldn’t love MAMAMOO any more than I already did, but thanks for giving me more reasons to.

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My Thoughts on 4MINUTE’s “Hate” Music Video

Collaborating with Skrillex, 4MINUTE makes their return with “Hate.”

Throughout the entire track, you can hear some quiet synth instrumentals underneath the vocals that really step forward during the chorus. Personally, I feel like there is something jarring about the switch from verse to chorus. I’m feeling everything from the verse up to the build up, but when the chorus comes around, it just sounds like it doesn’t belong. It’s not that I don’t like the idea of an EDM chorus, but it just feels like it should have been different, just something else for it to sound more coherent. But, I will say there is clearly an addictive catchiness to the chorus. I just feel like this chorus should be in a different song.

Most notably, 4MINUTE’s makeup is on point. They look absolutely gorgeous and I like how this makeup style largely differs from their previous concept, showing viewers a different look to 4MINUTE. The shots are quite pretty, but mostly because they’re closeups of 4MINUTE’s faces which I can appreciate. My personal main takeaway is that I really love Hyuna’s sunglasses and I kind of need them now.

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My Thoughts on Kim Jaejoong’s “Love You More” Music Video

While serving the military, JYJ member Kim Jaejoong releases his 2nd solo album with “Love You More” as the title track.

The video is structurally quite unconventional, in that parts of it is filmed like a singing music video, while also featuring behind the scenes/making footage and snippets of storyline with other people. It’s not all that cohesive and I’m not entirely sure he went for this approach, considering that he could have chosen to film it entirely singing or with actors and a storyline. Maybe he figured that since he’s in the military, he might as well just do whatever he wants. Can’t say I enjoyed the video all that much due to the lack of flow between scenes, so instead, I’ll just listen to the song on its own because I can always get down to Jaejoong singing some rock tunes.

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My Thoughts on Taeyeon’s “Rain” Music Video

Taeyeon releases another solo release titled “Rain.”

Although Taeyeon’s debut music video “I” featured heaps of beautiful scenic shots and was generally a very convincing ad inspiring viewers to travel to New Zealand, the “Rain” music video is quite bare and low budget in comparison. The video features a very dark and saturated color scheme (which I happen to hate very much), sprinkled with a few black and white scenes. Color schemes mean a lot to me and it pretty much sets up the entire mood of the video and well, super saturated things just really turn me off. Taeyeon really got the short end of the stick for this video, but I guess she (and we) can’t complain since she got such a beautiful video for her solo debut.

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My Thoughts on WINNER’s “Baby Baby” Music Video

WINNER makes their long-awaited comeback with a series of music videos with this post featuring “Baby Baby.”

Of their songs for this comeback, “Baby Baby” did it for me. Hearing this style of music in K-pop is pretty fresh and WINNER pulls it off well. The video is pretty interesting itself too, depicting the different ways people deal with their loneliness. Some just wallow, while others try to party the loneliness out of them; either way, it doesn’t really shake that lonely feeling off. It’s not the kind of video I’d go back for a repeat, but I think the concept was depicted in an interesting, artistic way for the video which makes it stand out from a lot of other mainstream K-pop idol videos (that also feature the actual members in it).

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My Thoughts on WINNER’s “Sentimental” Music Video

WINNER makes their long-awaited comeback with a series of music videos with this post featuring “Sentimental.”

I have to say the song doesn’t really grip me, but it reminds me a lot of GD’s “Missing You,” which I love (largely because of Kim Yoon Ah’s featured vocals). While “Sentimental” doesn’t hold my attention all that much, I really love the video concept of filming various scenes from above. Moreover, the rooms are decorated with such aesthetically pleasing color schemes, which makes the overhead filming all the more enjoyable. I also really appreciate the intentionally mega cheesy dance moves that fit pretty perfectly with the swaying melody.  Rather than the song (despite being a decent tune), I’d more likely recommend people to check out the video for the visuals.

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