Pentagon is back and this time with 2 new music videos for “Runaway” and “Violet”. I honestly haven't followed Pentagon a lot but I know who they are. I know they are under Cube Entertainment but if you were to ask me to name 3 songs from them, I probably couldn't do that. For that reason, I'm trying to repent and fix my mistakes. Pentagon is back and I'm reviewing their videos.
I'm not sure what was supposed to be happening in the music video for “Runaway” but I liked it and the song as well. In the video, we see a member filming a bunch of stuff. Were they trying to make a handheld production? The members stood on a bridge, several of them had light sticks that are used in directing arriving airplanes, and there was a car crash, the members lay out in the street on a cross walk. There was a bunch of different things happening that I wasn't sure the connection, but it was still a good video. I think there was also a surprise in the video for Pinocchio fans. There was a scene where 2 of the members put cones on their heads similar to Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk in the K-drama Pinocchio.
As for the song, it had a subtle tropical house vibe and was a well put-together song. There was a part in the song where the rapping with dark hair started rapping similar to “Pray” by BTOB. The song was building up to the final chorus, but unfortunately it didn't go right into that last chorus, but it was still pretty awesome.
In “Violet”, there was a girl that was the focus of the entire video. I'm not completely sure what her connection was to all the members of Pentagon, but at different points in the video, it appeared that she was dating different members. Maybe towards the beginning of the video, she was dating one member, they broke up, and then she moved on to the next member and that's why they were sad and avoided each other. I was a bit confused with this music video because I don't know all the members names and such. But that's the feeling I got from it.
The song was a mix between Hip Hop, Pop, and Ballad with a hint of Tropical infused. It was a good song. I would have liked if the song brought out more “violet” sounds like synth pads and such. A more ambient-driven version of this song would have convinced me of the violet part of it.
What do you think? Did you enjoy these videos from Pentagon? If you have any suggestions of Pentagon songs I should listen to, please leave them in the comment section and I'll get to them. Please support Pentagon because who knows the next time Cube Entertainment will screw up. Like and share this review on social media. Thank you for always supporting me and I'll see you in my next review.
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