Hi, K-Poppers sorry if I haven’t been reviewing a lot lately, as I’ve stated before I’m trying to find admins in my previous post and I’ve also been super busy. The fact that I’m able to get a review out today must mean that I really love you guys because I’m popping some reviews out this week. After reading this post, you do happen want to be apart of my K-Pop family, then click here to see what you have to do. Today, we’ll be witnessing the debut of Akdong Musician, a sibling duo that consists of Lee Chan-hyuk and Lee Soo-hyun who won the second season of K-Pop Star and is now a part of the YG Family. I’ve never really seen K-Pop Star, but I do know that Lee Hi came out the same show, so I was really looking forward to see the debut MV of this singing duo.
First of all, they look like normal people (as in they have no surgery) and I love that. Its their way of saying you don’t have to look like a doll in order to be a K-Pop idol. I love my K-Pop idols and some of them look like dolls, there’s nothing wrong with that though, but its refreshing to see new, non doll-like faces. Another thing, YG said that he’ll be promoting three songs from AKMU; a song they chose, a song he chose, and a song the public chooses. This week, the MV that’s released is the one YG chose 200%. It has all of YG’s charisma within the song, but its also a feel-good song and I like it. Its not too cute and its not too badass. What I also love about this group before I review the MV, is that Lee Chan-hyuk produced, wrote, and composed every song on the album. It might have took GD a while to get to that point, but in order to do that off-hand is really impressive. Now I will review the actual MV.
200% debuted on April 6TH (April 7TH in Korea) 2014, and it currently has 501,364 views with 29,182 likes and 226 dislikes. If you would like to contribute to these views, then I’m sure you wouldn’t mind clicking on the video below.
Anyway, the MV tells a love story between Lee Soo-hyun and a boy that she likes. I love this girl, she is so unbelievably geeky, but it works for her as trying to get attention of this boy. As the MV progresses, you can see them hanging out more. She starts walking with him, riding the bus with him, watching him run around the playground (I think that’s a playground or a regular track). On the bus, she even hands him a paper bird that she made using origami and I just find it so dorky, yet so cute. But wait…this is a YG MV and with YG, things are never what it seems
(just look at his comeback dates) . Its near the end of the MV that we see another girl, she’s taller and prettier and she’s basically has this bitchy-like attitude. Uh-oh. The pages are literally unfolding, everything Lee Soo-hyun imagined happening to her, was actually happening with the guy’s girlfriend. The ice cream they shared, was actually between the couple with Lee Soo-hyun sitting at another table and imagining that she shared the ice cream with him. The bus ride where they hit that bump, the girlfriend was behind the guy and she looked at Lee Soo-hyun as if she was crazy. The walk on the stone wall was actually the couple walking ahead of Lee Soo-hyun walking behind them. The walk on the road, basically the same thing except Lee Soo-hyun was beside them instead of behind them. The girl knows Lee Soo-hyun likes the guy, when she tries to hand girl girl her origami bird at the end of the MV, while the girl acts sweet , we see her drop the bird on the ground as if it was trash. This might not be one of my favorites of the year, but I did enjoy it and even though I’m sad about the MV, I liked that too and honestly, if it wasn’t for that plot twist, then the MV wouldn’t have done that well.
The editing was pretty straight-forward with its usually high YG quality. I like the unfolding towards the end when we were introduced to the girlfriend. And the chalk-drawing of the play symbol at the beginning was pretty as well.
I did like the song, but as I’ve stated before this probably won’t be a favorite song. But its not their fault nor is it YG’s. New artists to me are like anime and manga, whenever I start a new one it takes me a while to get used to it. If I keep listening to their songs, then I”ll probably add them to my playlist, but not right now. Also, they’re coming back with the MV of the song they chose, Melting and its slower so it will definitely be interesting. Until next time: Happy K-Popping!!