I’m always in a conundrum as to what constitutes Kpop. Kpop has so many different sounds that it’s hard to define the musical genre, but is it the genre that makes something Kpop and not the language? I’m inclined to agree, since I think that even though bands like SNSD have a different sound when they go to Japan, they’re definitely not making music in the Jpop style.
Anyway, I digress. I’m really digging the sound of Super Junior M’s single “Swing, save maybe the dubstep breakdown. I also enjoy the video editing; it saves it from the boring box feel. It seems to be done by the same team that did the dance version of EXO’s Growl, and both of the 2014 TVXQ releases. It sacrifices quality, since the zooms are not done during filming, so the close ups are not any better quality than the wide frames, but it’s not dull.
Watch after the song ends too. The ending sequence is just full of ridiculous.
2ne1’s “Come Back Home” The video in 10 pictures. Here we go!
A lot of people were laughing about YG’s “CGI” mishap, because SM entertainment used a very similar excuse when delaying their video. SM said that their footage got corrupted. I can totally see how the CGI could put a dent into 2ne1’s comeback, since it was an integral part of the video. I am so impressed with the quality of this video especially since 2ne1 seemed to be under performing for several years. Please enjoy it.