I'm almost completely caught up for now. I've been backed up with music video reviews for quite a while and now I finally have almost reviewed every music video in my YouTube feed. I'm back with one more Quick Reviews for the time being. Hopefully this will be it for a while but I fear a storm is brewing within the K-pop industry. We have BTS appearing on American television 3 times this month, along with several other highly anticipated comebacks. Well, let's focus on today. Today I'll be reviewing Kim So-Hee as well as Rothy. I honestly don't know these girls very well but I'm excited to see what they offer.
I have to say I really enjoyed “Fluttering” by Kim Sohee. The overall tone of the song and video was solemn and melancholy without being a depressing video with rain everywhere. In fact, throughout most of the video, there were feathers falling from the sky like snow. I have a theory for this. In the video, we see Kim Sohee walking through the alleyway where she had spent a lot of her time with her boyfriend. Everything is paused; not moving. At the end of the video, she is in her bed and she begins to levitate. I believe Kim Sohee's character in this music video had died and that's why nothing was moving and that's why the feathers were falling. It is a symbol of Heaven. Maybe I'm way off on that.
I may be wrong about the video but the song was so chill and calm. Her voice is majestic because she has a really cute voice that is soft, but at the same time, she has power. I can tell. She doesn't sing like many of the cute style girl singers. Her vocals were fuller. I enjoyed the chill vibe. I didn't realize it's a Christmas song. There was a line in the song that said something about a white Christmas. Now on to the rap. The rap was really nice and slow to match the atmosphere of the song. I'd expect nothing less from my favorite female rapper. Yezi killed, but I wish she had a longer rap or another rap verse later in the song. I could imagine her rapping and then Kim Sohee comes in and right before the chorus kicks in, Yezi slays a 2 line rap that carries the listener into the chorus. Wishful thinking I guess. Overall I really liked it though.
I'm really glad I decided to watch “Stars” by Rothy. I don't remember why I came to watch it. I think it was just a suggestion on my YouTube channel, but I'm glad. Rothy is a solo artist under no name record label Dorothy Company. The music video followed Rothy as she fueled her obsession with stars and the sky. She finds a moon shape in her room and takes it up to the roof to give it back to the sky. As the moon touches the night sky, the Aurora Borealis bursts from her hands. I think the meaning of the video goes deeper than that though. There is a specific scene where she is sitting in a stairway with candles placed all around her. Now, you could be obsessed with light all you want, but people don't typically light that many candles for no reason. She also had a real obsession with understanding the heavens. I think the video is discussing death and moving on from that. As she places the moon back in the sky, I can't help but think about moving past the death of a loved one.
As for the song, this piano ballad with R&B influences was beautiful. Her voice is stunning and sort of reminds me of a mix between IU and Lee Hi. Actually come to think of it, she also had a similar appearance to Lee Hi. I don't know what it was, but she was breathtakingly beautiful as was the song. Honestly, I don't know what else to say about it, but I am hands down glad I decided to watch it. Thank you Dorothy Company. Thank you CJ Music. Thank you Rothy. Thank you K-pop.
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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.