Over the course of 2017 as a year, we suffered some losses, celebrated some wins and experienced some fantastic music. I'm here to review the comeback of an artist that I think had one of the best songs of the year. Sunmi is back with “Heroine” and if it's even slightly like “Gashina”, we'll have an instant hit on our hands.
At first glance, I thought this was a sequel to “Gashina” which in some ways it still can be. Throughout the video, Sunmi is moving between various scene changes that all seem fake and prop-like. She seems to be an actor in a play. I'm going to use one of my favorite poets to describe the theme I noticed in this video. Robert Frost once said “nothing gold can stay” referring to the seasons changing. It can be applied to this music video especially towards the end when Sunmi stands in the rain before a billboard that reads “the show must go on”. I feel like it's trying to say, we need to continue on with our life and move past the past. Right after she turns around, the billboard falls over, sort of taking the glitz and glam of a billboard and saying even the short lived fame or success or optimism has to fade, but we need to move on and look towards the next billboard or the next big moment. Life is constantly changing and we can't stay in the past, no matter how much we may want to. My favorite part of the video was probably when Sunmi and her back up dancers were in a dark room with the fluorescent lights formed in squares. The aesthetic of that scene is so awing.
I wasn't sure what to think of the song at first. It sounded a bit strange in the beginning and then it turned into Dreampop. Dreampop, from my understanding, uses low rumbling and droning bass with high wispy or soft vocals and a ton of synthesizer tones. However, I enjoyed the contrast with her voice in the chorus and build up. She hit some higher notes and her voice dynamics raised quite a bit compared to the verses.
How did you like the song and video for “Heroine” by Sunmi? She's back. I think this is part of a mini album, but I could be wrong. I'll have to go check it out. Anyway, thank you for supporting me. Please like and share this review. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Please also support Sunmi. She broke records with “Gashina”. We can do it again. Thank you and I'll see you in my next review.
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