Red Velvet actually decided to release a music video for “#Cookie Jar” which I kind of expected, but with these Japanese releases you never know. I mean the Japanese album they are releasing doesn’t even come out for another week and a half. Maybe I’m just so adjusted to the way Kpop releases are handled. Anyway, this isn’t going to be a full review since I’ve already reviewed the song. It will just be a review snippet. If you want to check out my song review, I’ll post it right here:
The premise of this video is pretty interesting. It follows Red Velvet as they discover a “drug inducing” jar of cookies in the woods. They eat and then they are on a sugar rush the rest of the day, taking whatever they can to create more sweets. Towards the end of the video, they realize all the disgusting things that are in sweets (buttons, shoe laces, ants, etc.) and begin destroying and ruining all the desserts they made. The end of the video shows Irene realizing there are ants on the cookies in the woods, as she drops the jar.
This video filming style follows that of previous Red Velvet releases in that it is extremely colorful and bright (the exception videos being “Rebirth”, “Peek-a-Boo” and “Bad Boy”). There were a couple things that appeared in this video that are reminiscent of older Red Velvet videos such as Wendy throwing clothes around (“Rookie”), Jell-O on the table (“Peek-a-Boo”), and them sitting at a table/preparing a table (almost every RV music video).
What did you think of the music video for “#Cookie Jar”? I thought it was quirky enough to be a Red Velvet music video and listening to the song more and more, it is really in the style of Red Velvet. Like I had mentioned in my song review, it sounds like “Rookie” but it has developed its own sound for me, but it still has that tinge of “Rookie” in it. Let me know what you thought of the music video in the comments below. Thank you so much for your support. I’ll see you in the next one.
Twice is one of those girl groups that is taking over the music industry especially in Asia. For Korea, it makes sense. They are Korea’s girl group but lately, they’ve been going after Japan and from the looks of it, succeeding as well over there. Twice has a cutesy appeal that grabs every guy by the collar and hooks every girl by the ear. The musical style is so good and I’m hoping this Japanese release is no different.
“I Want You Back” is the either second or third Japanese comeback from Korea’s girl group, Twice. What’s really sad is how much Twice is being overworked, but at the same time, Onces get new music from Twice several two or three times a year. Which looking at it, is never a bad thing. I mean, this is their job and it’s not like they themselves are in the studio pumping out songs.
Before I jump into the song, I’d like to discuss the vividness of this video. The colors were extremely saturated as expected in a Kpop/Jpop music video, but seriously, the brilliance of the colors were popping almost too much. Also, what happened to Jeongyeon’s hair? I liked it better as blonde.
The premise of this music video was the members of Twice see an audition form and go to try out. Throughout the music video, we as the viewers a set to believe that they passed the audition and moved on to having their own TV show and gaining popularity. The ending scene reveals that all of that is just a dream because Dahyun wakes up as the members go into their audition.
Now, to discuss what everyone is talking about. The song is in fact a cover of the legendary Jackson 5’s song with the same title. It’s amazing to see a Korean girl group cover an American classic in English for a Japanese release. What an interesting concept. As for their English, most of it I was able to understand. Dahyun’s part, for instance was a bit difficult for me to make out, but it’s because she has such a cute accent.
The original version of this song was quite busy, but the cover Twice did felt even more busy. There was so much going on and I kind of lost track of who was singing at what part because of how busy it was. I love when groups do covers but I wish this version of the classic Jackson 5 hit wasn’t so involved. It felt like I had to be relistening to the song several times to hear who sang what part which should never be the case. Overall, a good cover, but Twice could’ve done better.
What did you think of Twice’s cover of the legendary and classic hit “I Want You Back”? Did it live up to the legends? What would you have changed if anything at all? Thank you so much for your support. I appreciate it. Be sure to like this review if you enjoyed it. Thank you again and I’ll see you in the next one.
Like I've mentioned before, music has no language barriers, it knows no language. I want to dedicate this section of my website to reviewing in any way, shape or form other languages of music. This includes Jpop, Mandopop, OPM, Vpop, Latin music, Russian, German, American, Venezuelan, you name it. If you think it's worth giving a listen, I'll listen to it and give you a review.