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BILASA IS BACK! YES! We’re so excited! Not because we like the song or the video in any way, but because it’s Bilasa, and we have sworn fealty to our Galactic Overlords, conquerer of kitties and devourer of teenaged girls’ hearts.

However, regardless of our devotion to Bilasa, we have no choice but to say that we don’t like the song and we don’t like the video. They’re not terrible, and we don’t bear a deep loathing for them as we do – say – Teen Top’s “No More Perfume on You”. This song isn’t offensive or annoying. It’s just, so bizarre, so oddly put together, that if it weren’t for our respect for our overlords, we probably would have refused to review the video altogether. Yeah. It’s that bad. Here it is, if you haven’t seen it yet:

 

We mentioned a bunch of things in the video that we didn’t like. The video is really confusing, the outfits and accessories are quite bad (if not just ridiculous), and there seems to be little to no thought put into this video apart from “make the boys look as cute as possible!” The whole closeups of their faces as they make silly gestures are just silly, but not in a cute way, (seriously: why is the guy with glasses blowing on his thumb to make his fingers pop up?), and altogether the acting just seems so painfully unnatural, and really made us uncomfortable.

I think maybe a story will help better explain ourselves: you might have seen our two videos on making kimchi around Korea. In those videos, we’re supposed to make kimchi with kimchi masters, and taste and describe it. Great. It sounds like a great idea. There was one thing in the filming, though, that really irked us. We kept on being told to have more over-actions. React more. Be super excited! When we tried the kimchi, we couldn’t just shake our heads and say “yeah, this is delicious” and be genuinely impressed by the kimchi. Instead, they wanted us jumping around. Taste the kimchi, and shout, and run around, because it’s so delicious. Uggh. It was so fake and unnatural, and we just couldn’t be SUPER EXCITED about kimchi. I mean, Koreans aren’t even SUPER DUPER EXCITED about kimchi, we eat it EVERYDAY for crying out loud! We really disliked that part of the directing.

When we see this video, we can only think of the same thing. “You! Glasses guy! Make cuter faces! More expression! More energy!” Do more! It felt like watching Barney the Dinosaur, like kids TV. Which makes sense if Bilasa is out to devour teenaged girls’ hearts. But since we’re not teenagers, our hearts aren’t so easily devoured. Yes, we know that a lot of Korean TV is slapstick in that way, and this is more up their alley, but – hey – we have a right to not like it. We prefer videos with better acting and more interesting stories rather than people acting goofy.

Weird Bilasa Camera Guy

Am I famous or something? There's gotta be a reason why I'm awkwardly in this video

Another thing: who the hell is that non-Bilasa guy in the video? Is he someone famous that we’ve just never seen or heard of? And frankly, even if he is famous, he’s SO SO MISPLACED! Hi, I’m the weird camera guy who runs around awkwardly fanning people during the fire. What in the world was his purpose? The point of this video is to see Bilasa looking cute, and for you to say “OMG BARO IS SO DREAMY!” when they do closeups of his face. Having that non-Bilasa guy in the video really is jarring, and shocks you out of thinking about the boys, which is what the video seems to be intending to do. It was almost like Teen Top’s “Supa Luv” in which an old guy is awkwardly out of place. Hmm. Funny how often we use Teen Top videos as examples of what NOT to do.

And one last thing: if you listen to the lyrics, you’ll hear them say tell you to go to myheart.com, and that the id and password is “your love”. LIES! We went to myheart.com. It’s just a crappy page where someone bought the domain and filled it with ads. There’s no where to log in! Shows you how much Bilasa cares about your love, if they send you to a fake site! Why did they even include such a weird line, anyways? Why would you need an ID and password? For what? Gosh. What nonsense.

myheart dot com

Where exactly am I supposed to log in? I don't see the log in button. And what will I be logging in for? DON'T LIE TO ME BILASA!

Altogether, the video isn’t tailored to us, so we don’t like it, and we like it less for doing a bad job of making a video for its target audience, by having the weird looking guy take up way too much screen time in the video. We still love to scream out BILASA as much as possible, and we’re happy that this video gave us the chance to do so, but that’s about the only joy we were afforded this time :(

Ah well. We had fun filming the video, though! Oh Martina has a special message to Viel who personally designed her the awesome and funky earrings she was wearing in today’s video. She sent them to me in the mail with another pair (I’ll be sure to wear them in a video) along with a cool bow ring, it’s like a hair bow, but it spans across two fingers with two ring backings attached to it. Anyways, check out her funky stuff at: www.twentythreejewelry.com and NO, THIS IS NOT A PAID POST, I just wanted to say thank you for making me personalized earrings! I LOVE THEM!!! *SQUEAAAAALS AND JUMPS UP AND DOWN* They’re so cute and—- *Simon takes the keyboard away*

*ahem*

Anyways, don’t forget to check out the super embarrassing bloopers from Simon’s many reggae mistakes. SHABBA! LORDAMERCY!

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  1. B1A4 Beautiful Target for firefighting!

    Ahh and the cameraman is a korean comedian…he is in quite a lot of kpop videos ahahaha.

  2. Simon & Martina = YG biased >.>
    sorry BUT the song is GREAT n i luv it <33 the MV was CLEAR and not confusing at all BUT maybe cuz u guyz r jst 2 old 2 understand younger generation u couldn't get the MV :)
    my vote is B1A4 <33

  3. ………Where do I vote? =.=”

  4. Their outfits were adorable! >:|
    “And one last thing: if you listen to the lyrics, you’ll hear them say
    tell you to go to myheart.com, and that the id and password is “your
    love”.”  That wasnt meant to be taken facetiously!  The lines are so cute! >:O  Seriously, they’re Korean, try the Korean myheart.com>>내맘.com. It’s BANA-made and coming soon.
    The “Blow Me” necklace has a whistle on the end, it’s referring to blowing the whistle.
    I introduced several of my friends to KPOP with this video and they loved it!  Now they’re all full-out KPOPanatics and BANAs, and constantly burst out in random song singing B1A4’s BEAUTIFUL TARGET. Plus, they weren’t on the YT front page for no reason.
    That guy is Kim Kyung Jil, he’s a very famous comedian and friends with the manager of B1A4 AND a very close friend of Heechul of Super Junior.  /who could chomp your heads off/
    I vote B1A4, of course. /completely biased. sorry if I sounded mean

  5. You know, I think he was going to jail for creating the girl… And maybe the girl just disappeared or melted… because she was created from a bunch of Kool-Aid? The song itself wasn’t bad, rather catchy in fact. Just very confusing.

  6. btw is their fanclub name called bana?
    rub my bananas. hehheh.

  7. AHAHA BLOW ME.
    anyway martina you look extra pretty here ;w;

    and i vote for hyori’s mr big :D

  8. I was about to say that b1a4 voters was biased, but then I went to watch Hyori’s video… even none of them wear proper pants, at least b1a4 hit a burning building with their water.

  9. The rap scene is awesome though .. kinda sounds like a bunch of trolls (from world of warcraft) rapping away. ..:D

    My vote goes to Hyori .. seriously .. this is a no contest .. how can one not vote for Hyori :D

    ALL YOU HU-MANS VOTE FOR BEG (for next MOnday) OR I WILL HEX YOUR INTERNET

  10. Ah, the camera man is a comedian named Kim KyungJin. ><; He's known for being awkward &… fail &… just awkwardly awkward as a human being could possibly get. I guess it's kind of his 'thing' as a comedian. ^^; He's in a couple other idol groups' music videos too (SISTAR's "Shady Girl," B2ST's "Beautiful" & M&D's "Close Ur Mouth") & believe me, his cameos are just as awkward & random as in this video… I personally still like him though.

  11. OMFGsun….The picture on your laptop back ground totally just wow….damn thats HOT =.=

    BLOW ME…..My God…Kpop producers sure have sick minds even in funny cutesy songs =.= 

  12. Imo, I find B1A4 a group with so much talent and maybe cute is just not your cup of tea, but I found this video absolutely adorable. I’m sure B1A4 will release something that will grab you, the same way BATOOST did with Fiction ;)

  13. Well, I’m not a Bana, but I had fun watching this video. Maybe I just like various concepts – dark being my favourite – but this was a total candyparty for me. Bunch of overly cute guys having FUN in cute (sometimes TOO cute) outfits (tiger one was the best), bizarre action and settings, Kyungjin (whom I find totally unnecessary, even though I kinda like him) – it was all a little surrealistic for me, but in a fun way. This court with innocent-looking judge and IMMORTAL sprout dance made me laugh because of the contrast with typical super-boring court. Their props looked like toys and I guess they were all like a bunch of kids who are playing their own imaginary game. 
    Aaaand I’m not writing this to criticize anything, I would just like to share my point of view, which is slightly different – actually I HAD fun watching all that bizzarness and I somehow thought, that you would have it too, even if you aren’t too much into such cute songs. I thought, you would like it more than other cute songs – I guess I was wrong :)
    But nothing’s wrong with that. Simon’s reggae totally owned this.

    (OK, by ‘song’ I meant mostly MV)

  14. Wow, -5 out of 5.  That in itself is a pretty awesome feat.

    Or maybe I should have said, “Excite! -5 of 5.  Awesome feet itself has pretty.”  You know, keeping in pattern and all…lol.

  15. Haha, the misplaced man called as ‘natural mountain’, he is korean young comedian.
    I know this because I saw him somewhere in variety show ‘go to school’ or sth like that.
    I agree with you, he is misplaced

  16. Lotsa cute boyz doin’ cute things. This looks like a “So bad it’s actually pretty good.” bit of filming. I love those. I just don’t understand how that deep voice is coming out of that little boy. (I’m old enough to be his and probably your mother, I can call him a little boy. LOL). Anyway, you two are too too cute and those are some great earrings.

  17. Oh, and I’m a BANA so I don’t want to further ruin their video…but did no one else notice that during the news broadcast the text in the background says “FIRE AT WM ENTERTAINMENT”?

  18. I actually really loved the music video, probably because it was fan-service. I voted for it numerous times, thinking that would count. Who cares if they speak nonsense, they’re hot thus they can get away with it. If they just filmed Jinyoung, Gongchan or Baro making random insane sounds at camera, I would still watch that, I’d probably but the t-shirt. Then again, my complete acceptance of they’re terrible grammar (I’m a bit of a grammar nazi) and insane clothing (and strangers think I dress like crazy) may come from the fact that I’m one of the teenage girls who’s heart they’ve conquered.

  19. Awesome!  I’m glad you didn’t find our review too harsh (even though we think we did rip into them).  Maybe we were just in too happy a mood to say things angrily?  Yay!

  20. I personally happen to like Kim Gyeongjin and think that he’s pretty funny (in a ridiculous way), especially on Oh My School!.
    P.S. he’s in SISTAR’s Shady Girl as well with Heechul

  21. I feel like guys would vote for Hyori and girls would end up voting for B1A4 but, whatever…
    My vote’s for B1A4. Baro is an adorable, if not all that effective…firefighter.

  22. i never reall cared much about B1A4, but my friend is a huge fan of them, so i decided to watch the video. yeas, i agree with everything you guys said, though, i must say that the camera guys is actually pretty famous, no0thing that justifys him being there, but…
    the “blow me” whitles… wow, i dont even want to think about it XD
    well, im going to mock my friend using this video, so thanks ;D
    great as always

  23. That’s not fair!! I wanted you to do the “i like i lke i lke it” dance!!!!

  24. I really liked the song, but it seems that if you’re not a fan of the boys themselves then you won’t find anything amazing about the music video.

    Baro’s weird reggae thing reminded me of Block B’s leader Zico when he had dreads. He’d burst into song like a hobo you’d see on the street thus the “Jamaican Beggar” was born. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W82WcxB7nYw)

    I have to agree with the wardrobe choices as if the stylist seemed to have picked out in a dark room. ^^

    Oh and about the myheart.com, it actually exists! But you have to write it in Korean which is: 내맘.comLove you guys! Mondays are finally awesome because of you! <3

  25. BILASA!! their video made me laugh so hard i couldn’t dislike it :) 
     besides it annoyed me that Hyori’s song was called “Mr Big” but it always sounded like she was saying “Mr Boy”

  26. I personally loved the video <3 It was really fun and made me want to dance all over the place. Sure the English isn't that best but it doesn't seem to bother the fans. I absolutely love B1A4 I've been a Bana since their debut. I think if they improved their song writing skills they could possibly shoot up the charts. I loved the lyrics for "Only Learned Bad Things". Their songs may not make sense but I believe that they do have talent when it comes to their vocals and rapping. Maybe it's because they are a rookie group in a fairly new and unknown talent agency but I believe if they were given the right guidance they have the potential of being big. Lots of Love to B1A4 and Eat Your Kimchi!! <3 Keep up the good work!

  27. OMG this Music Monday was as hilarious as I thought it was going to be. I voted for this song because I knew you guys would have a lot of fun discussing it.

  28. ABSOLUTELY HYO RI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS THE SEXY QUEEN ND I LUV HER :)

  29. We all know why this video made it to K-pop Music Mondays. We all wanted to write BILASA!!! and watch you say things like, “BILASA!!! Galactic Overlords, conquerors of kitties and devourers of teenaged girls’ hearts” three time fast while the screen goes up in one fiery intergalactic fiesta of destruction.
    Can’t help but agree with the whole thing. This video is not exactly my cup of tea, even if it is meant to be ridiculously cute (emphasis in the ridiculous part.) I was specially bothered by the fakeness of it all. Como on, does that kid really have that deep voice? It’s like, is this the k-pop version of Milli Vanilli .
    Anyway, thanks for the review and adding one more fav moment to my list of must remember moments with the B1A4 Army of Robots.Specially in the blooper reel where they go after Spudgy. Priceless.

    • I usually don’t defend bands or reply to comments so I’m kind of going out on a limb here…But, yes, Baro’s voice is actually that deep. I was really surprised when I heard it at first, though, too. I actually had to hear them sing live for me to believe it, haha.

  30. Btw, the creepy guy was also in episode 2 of ”the ojakkyo brothers’

    LOL

  31. For me 2AM was much more sad.. oh well. I chose Hyori BTW.. 

  32. Actually there is a website 내맘.com I believe K-Bana’s made it.
    The camera guy is a comedian, his name is Kim Kyung Jin, he was also in B2ST’s “Beautiful” Video and M&D’s “Close ur mouth” along with other artists.

  33. i did not catch the blow me whistle the first few times i saw this.  but yeah i get you guys … the song and mv are kinda terrible … but so terrible its freaking adorable.  and i think that the camera guy is some one famous.  I can never remember his name but he’s in B2ST’s Beautiful MV and in M&D’s MV and he was on Idol League …. he’s so freaking creepy and i love him.

  34. I love you Simon. Come here and give me a big Brohug

  35. Let’s request it. ^^ The most voted/requested get reviewed… :) on the right side of this site you will see where to request…

  36. Even though B1A4 video had alot of flaws, I still loved the video to death :) first time i listened to it i thought it was weird, but I soon got used to it and started singing along “Oh my beutiful target, you joom joom heart like a locket!” but i will give them a high five for the news scene, the bottom thing (subtitle?)  had from what i can tell perfect english (Compared to FT Island Hello Hello). Oh and i have to say the OTEL lived up to its name (The Big Flaming(‘O?) otel)

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