Today, you get another double feature music video review because I didn't have my headphones at school today, so I didn't get to check out these videos until now. But today Fiestar released their music video and comeback for Mirror. The concept looks dark and sexy, so I'm excited for that. The last release we heard from Fiestar was You're Pitiful which rocked the k-pop charts. The second video I'm going to review is Cosmic Girls (WJSN) with their song Catch Me. The name reminds me of Catch Me by TVXQ! and Catch Me If You Can by SNSD. I'll first start off with Fiestar and Mirror
The music video was pretty much as it appeared. It was dark and sexy. There were a ton of mirrors in it and some “underwater” scenes where the stage they were dancing on appear to be underwater by lighting and the sand on the ground. The video was filtered for most of the scenes by either a faint sepia tint, cool blue tint, or a high exposure/faded filter. The video's concept seemed to be girls in distress. I'm not sure exactly what the mirrors had to do with it, maybe it's like a “mirror, mirror, on the wall” trope.
The song was rather unexciting. The song never seemed to reach a peak, but rather stayed low and subtle. Their voices were breathy to convey a sexy sound, but it might have been overdone in this song. The raps however were bomb and those were honestly the best parts of the song. Overall, this song isn't anything special. I'm sure I'll like it more as I listen to it again, however it didn't thrill me. It's nothing compared to You're Pitiful.
Next up, we have Cosmic Girls (WJSN) with their second title song Catch Me. That music video was pretty boring. But while it was boring, it still caught my attention. Rather than just being a dance video, they did cool camera shots. The filter was cool because it gave the video a dark effect. The video seemed to be shot in a room of some sort with several doors and a skyview ceiling.
The song was bumping. It reminded me sort of like SNSD's You Think, mixed with Hellovenus's I'm Ill and 4Minute's Act 7 album as a whole. It had a cool trap feeling throughout the entire song, however, I wasn't a fan of the transition with the pre-chorus. I felt like that could have been left out because it felt very disjointed and unnatural. The song was pretty hard, but then twice in the song, it suddenly shifts to a happy cutesy tune. I don't like it but that doesn't mean I probably won't go buy this song because that's probably the first thing I do once I post this up.
What were your thoughts on these two videos? Which did you like more? For me, it was definitely WJSN. They can nail the cutesy thing. They can nail the hardcore thing, but next time, don't mix the two. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, don't forget to follow me and hit me up on Facebook: www.facebook.com/openthekpop and Twitter: www.twitter.com/openthekpop. Please like, comment, and share this post. Thanks for all your support and most importantly K-POP EVERYDAY!
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