Oh look, another K-pop music video featuring an evil, deceitful girl…
Note: I can’t tell the twins apart yet, so I’ll be referring to them by their hair color in the music video: “Blonde Twin” and “Purple Twin”
This song had such a 90s feel to it; I liked it. The chorus had a really good, easy to sing along to melody. I liked that there was a rap that broke up the verses before each chorus. It switched up the sound of the song and kept it entertaining. It wasn’t amazing by any means, but it was sung and rapped really well and added something slightly different and refreshing to K-pop.
Video – Story
The twins own this restaurant and a girl shows up who is Purple Twin’s old girlfriend. She wants to get back together with him and he isn’t into it at first because of their apparently bad breakup, but slowly falls for her again and they get back together. As she is running the restaurant with them, Blonde Twin catches her possibly stealing money, but to cover it up, she seduces him. The three of them continue hanging out and having fun, Purple Twin and the girl are “officially” together, but at the same time the girl flirts with Blonde Twin, who enjoys it. In the end, they are walking in an alley and run into a bunch of guys, who I am assuming are her other “boyfriends” and she shamelessly walks away while all of the guys beat up the twins, leaving them behind. She was playing them the whole time, as she apparently does with all guys. It was anger-inducing, but told well. It made it even more dramatic that she was potentially creating a rivalry between twin brothers. It wasn’t clear though who the guys at the end were. I wish they carried out the stealing money part more.
Video – Cinematography
The whole video had a purple/blue/green tint to it. It was creative and looked really good. The use of flashbacks was good and also were timed really well with the music. I liked that while the girl was flirting with Blonde Twin, we also saw his expression. He looked totally wrapped around her finger. In the end, when she realizes that she has been caught, it was well-demonstrated by having her suddenly flash back to all of the happy times she had with Purple Twin as she makes the decision that it is time to leave him.
Their outfits were well-chosen in every scene. They were wearing actual worker clothes in the restaurant and normal, casual clothes when hanging out. The colors were muted to match the tone of the video. The dancing scene outfits were also really good. They had the boy-band feel, but were blue to match the color tone and had the style of a worker to match the characters while still looking like fashionable, confident singers. Giving the twins different hair colors was extremely helpful is keeping up with who was who in the story. The girl’s outfits were also all very realistic. She looks all dolled up in the beginning to attract Purple Twin back, then goes back to normal clothes when they are back in the relationship.
Even if the choreography isn’t extremely special, you can tell from this dance that Daeryong and Soryong are incredibly talented dancers. They nailed every move and were so crisp and sharp in their movements. The chorus of the dance was pretty good. It followed the beat of the song well. Around the chorus was a lot of really energetic, entertaining dancing, but there wasn’t any one move that caught my eye. It was all really good, but as a choreography piece, not the most eye-catching.
Overall, I really liked this video. It wasn’t perfect, but it was still much better than a lot of music videos out there with sub-developed plots and generic videos. I did not really liked TASTY when they first debuted, and was kind of annoyed with them after the whole SM-Woollim merge, but I’m starting to really like them now! They have talent!