Once again, I apologize for my continued absence from music video reviews in Kpop. I can’t really say I’ve been busy this week. I’ve just been really tired so I come home from work everyday and pass out from exhaustion and then wake up late and not wanting to do anything. I’m going to try my hardest to break from that habit. Today I’ll be reviewing three newish videos from NCT U, Pentagon, and TVXQ!
What a psychedelic music video! The video for “Yestoday” by NCT U wasn’t at all about the video. It was more about the crazy images they could create with limited amount of budget. It was more about the song than anything. There were some cool effects, yes, but the song was the focus here.
Speaking of the song, it had such a nice flow to it. It was a mix of R&B and Chillhop Hip Hop. I’m not sure all the members, but the rap flow each of the rappers had in this song was smooth as anything else. It went nicely with the beat without trying to win out, but rather complimenting it and adding to it. I love it and the vocals were on point as well. The whole song had a beautiful atmosphere to it. I think this might be my favorite NCT song because of the Chillhop vibes.
Pentagon always has a unique style about them and it’s interesting because it’s cutesy but not. The video I believe was about letting your inhibitions go and letting yourself be free. Letting yourself “Shine”. I don’t know how I came to this conclusion but there was a lot of things falling out of lockers in the video. A locker locks things away therefore letting them go is releasing the trapped energy within oneself. Another word for letting out energy is “Shine”.
Like I mentioned, Pentagon has a unique sound and they definitely displayed it here. The song was playful and cute but not overly cute like Astro or NCT Dream. It was just playful. It still had that edge that Pentagon sort of gives off. I loved this song. Is it my favorite Pentagon song? I don’t know about that.
My last music video to review was an interesting one. TVXQ! has no plans to quit anytime soon with their non-title track video for “Love Line”. The music video followed these men in a vacation home as they fell in love with a girl through technology, I’m assuming. I don’t know if she was actually in the house with them at all or if it was just to reference their growing addiction for her. At the end of the video, they left the vacation home, dreaming of this girl. I could be wrong. Don’t quote me on this.
The song was really bubbly and light for TVXQ! I mean I know they’ve done lighthearted material before but this song sounded a lot lighter than anything I’ve heard them do recently. It had a nice bubbly synth tone that drove the song forward more than a solid beat or anything else. The song itself was really minimal which was also a unique thing for TVXQ!
What did you think of the videos I reviewed today? Which one is your favorite? Out of these, I might say NCT U was my favorite which is why I’ve added it for my contending list of best songs of the year. Let me know which is your favorite and why. Thank you for the support. Be sure to give each of these artists some love. Thank you and I’ll see you in my next review.
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.