I am behind on my music video reviews. I can’t believe I let myself fall so far behind. So for those of you that have been following my website for some time know what’s about to happen. For those of you who are new to this, when I fall behind in my video reviews, I take a bunch of music videos and review them in one post. I try to keep a lot of my same content, but sometimes the reviews get cut shorter because I’m doing so many reviews in one sitting. Please forgive me.
The music video for Hoya seemed to be conveying a message about people in the spotlight. The idea of “All Eyes on Me” and being that center of focus brings to light so much about our world, our society and even just us as Kpop fans. We dwell too much on little insignificant things about these “idols”.
The song seemed to be very scarce. There was jungle rhythm instruments and an altered voice part repeated throughout, but besides that there wasn’t anything going on melodically except for the portion where the synth kicks in. This wasn’t Hoya’s best song. I definitely liked “Angel” a lot more than this. I’m hoping the album is more like “Angel” to be honest.
TVXQ! used a lot of contrasting light to create an interesting music video. I don’t think there was any storyline to it, but it was just them dancing with some back up dancers. The lack of light in certain scenes to create a sexy tone and then using bright backdrops with dark suits gives a sort of timelessness to their video. TVXQ! are one of the originals. They have created a legacy for themselves.
The song as well had a sort of old Kpop appeal about it that made it feel timeless. TVXQ! are really good at pulling that off. The song style kind of reminded me of “Black Suit” by Super Junior but there was a difference. It had its own personality to it. It had that jazzy vibe and keeping a steady beat with the kick and snare.
Mad Clown always surprises me. This video took yellow to another level. The song is called “Butterfly” and there was a lot of photo booth time which makes me think that maybe art or people or something else takes time to get right. Like a butterfly, the people in the video went into the photo booth and came out possibly as different people. I don’t know. It’s all just speculation, I guess.
The song was surprising as well. Mad Clown has done a lot of grimier stuff and a lot of more laid back music, but this song was fun and upbeat and sort of silly. Also, the song was very fast paced. It moved along pretty quickly. Overall, it had a Latin vibe with a light beat. It was definitely one of Mad Clown’s more interesting songs.
“Grow Up” by Stray Kids is my final review for today and we ended on a good note. The video seems to be following the various members involved in their personal activities. They are all just hanging out, but there is one member inside the bus waiting for the others. Maybe he’s done his growing up and now he’s ready to go to District 9. It had a very nostalgic feel to it. Even the song.
The song was an anthem for all the kids that have to eventually grow up. It felt like the last song you listen to during your summer vacation. The last and final song you blast before returning home from an extravagant trip. It felt this way and I feel it conveyed the message of growing up very well. It was bittersweet.
What did you think of the songs? Which song did you enjoy the most? I think for me, it was probably Stray Kids because, like I said, it has that nostalgic emotion that makes me think of my “good ol’ days”. Thank you so much for your support. Be sure to go give some love to each of these artists. They all deserve your love more than I do. Thank you for everything. I’ll be back soon with some more video reviews, lyrical analysis, and more. Thank you again. I’ll see you in my next review.
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My Quick Reviews are conglomerates of music video reviews. For instance, if there are several releases in a single day that are all related or somewhat related, I will do a Quick Review segment.