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Well this is something we’re totally not used to: this is Kpop, sure, but not the regular kind of Kpop we usually do. This involves people playing instruments, real instruments, and not fakely mashing them in an attempt to look as if they know what they’re doing, Bilasa style. FT Island’s “Hello Hello” is a rock song, played by a rock band, and almost has a trot-like feel to it. TVXQ’s “Keep Your Head Down” is probably the closest song we reviewed to a rock song, because of the guitar, but it was still a pop song through and through. This song, though, israther unorthodox for a Kpop song, and it’s a really welcome change from what we’re used to hearing.

We like the song. Yes, we like the song. But we did poke fun at the video. Doesn’t it always work out that way, anyways? We only review songs if we like them. Videos, though, don’t go through the same rigorous filtration process. This video wasn’t terrible, mind you. Just confusing. We even tried Googling people’s responses to the video in hopes of finding an answer that might be a decent explanation of what happened, and found nada. The best we could find was that it was filmed in Paju. Cool! There you’ll read the story behind the foreigners cast for the video.

And so, since we couldn’t find any decent answers to explain the video, we had to come up with our own: our guess is that he foresees the fire happening, and foresees himself running into the building as well and saving everybody. But that’s just an explanation for the overarching video plot. An explanation for whatever the hell is happening in that building is beyond us:

FT Island Hello Hello Macro

Not at all weird...

    – Where’s the fire? And don’t say it’s in the building. We saw all smoke, no fire.
    – Why does he take a nap?
    – What’s with the Max Time holes?
    – Why are they flashing spotlights on him when he’s walking in the hallway? Since when do fires turn into spotlights?
    – Why is a freaking band playing inside of a freaking burning building?
    – How did the building hollow out and become so freaking massive that it could host such a large stage for a band?
    – Why wouldn’t the guy immediately drag these loonies out of the burning building?
    – Why was that guy sitting on the firetruck at the beginning of the video so nonchalantly? Does that mean that he started the fire, or is he being playful, or what?

There are too many questions to ask here. Really guys…wtf? If you have answers to these questions, any one of them, please do share. We tried guessing and just gave up.

Anyhow, if you’re a fan of F.T. Island as Martina clearly is, we’d recommend getting their new album, which ships internationally. Huzzah!

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  1. Ha! I’ll give the firefighters a pass since there was um like only some red colored flashing lights and not a flame in sight.

  2. I love F.T. Island, but I’ve got to vote CNBLUE just because I find the Love Girl video so funny xDDD

  3. Actually I think some kpop music videos aren’t supposed to make any sense. I’ve seen a good number of vids over the years that made no sense at all. And some are all about showing pretty faces to a backdrop of music. They just leave me thinking wtf.

    Oh and I hate this band. Their music doesn’t fit my taste at all, yuck. Or maybe I’m just too accustomed to listening to the music of bubblegum girl groups, which I’m so addicted to.

  4. Love this review ! funny as always ! I got into FT.Island after watching this review, quickly went to watch the hello hello video afterwards,and got hooked and listened to their other music, now iam going to get their new CD, i dont know why i dident listen to their music before, they are amazing! and so are you guys, i hope you guys do kpop music mondays forever! well not for ever O.O lol.Oh and i vote all they way for F.T Island!!!

  5. I vite for CNBlue :)
    And next week – SunnyHill “Midnight Circu”, please :)!

  6. either my brain auto-corrects everything into engrish or Simon just said “usefurr” at 3:30 …

  7. waaaahhh!!
    can’t believe that they made a review to this!!

    gomawo!! 
    FT ISLAND HWAITING!!

  8. Would like to vote for CN Blue, basically because THEY JUMP OUT OF THE POSTER, hence, they don’t even need a door to INTRUDE your home, and it’s the ‘home intruder edition’, so basically, it is complete awesomeness. & besides that, their fail hide & seek, banana munching, pretending to be a lampshade & being spazzes is epically adorable. :3 & the circumstances are happier, invading a happy dream as opposed to rushing into a building because of a fire…. (& read lots of theories that Hongki was actually a ghost and was dead & stuff……) :'(
    CN BLUE FTW. <3 

  9. Would like to vote for CN Blue, basically because THEY JUMP OUT OF THE POSTER, hence, they don’t even need a door to INTRUDE your home, and it’s the ‘home intruder edition’, so basically, it is complete awesomeness. & besides that, their fail hide & seek, banana munching, pretending to be a lampshade & being spazzes is epically adorable. :3 & the circumstances are happier, invading a happy dream as opposed to rushing into a building because of a fire…. (& read lots of theories that Hongki was actually a ghost and was dead & stuff……) :'(
    CN BLUE FTW. <3 

  10. I want to vote for F.T Island =)

  11. I want SunnyHill – Midnight Circus !!! Plz!!!!!

  12. YAYY FT ISLAND !! Was waiting for your review ever since it came out!! thanks! 
    LOVE FT ISLAND !!! This song is so awesome ! 

  13. Yay! FT Island!!!! ^^    I really love song! The song is great! But MV…oh…
    and I think that FT Island and CN Blue are indie-pop groups.. but whatever ^^ I still love them! ^^
    I don’t wanna vote ^^ I love both songs ^^

  14. FT Island totally ROCKS TO THE CORE!!! 4EVER A PRIMADONNA!!! ^^

  15. CNBlue, Thank You!  ^_^

  16. CNBlue, Thank You!  ^_^

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  18. Also this song at first made me think I was in Italy, then eastern Europe, then I just decided that the song didn’t know what it was doing and it just became some kind of Cirque du Soleil song.

    Also, I want Changmin to invade my home and wake me up with his lights and stuff… I’d be like “yay best morning ever!!” and my boyfriend would be super pissed off but that’s ok becuse CHANGMINNNN!!! Seriously… Changmin…

  19. I love love love FT Island! I live in America and have been listening to them for years now, i was under the impression that they were not very popular in Korea but this video kind of proves me wrong!

  20. I love both groups but definitely more loyal to CN Blue <3333
    Boice all the way <3

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  22. @simonandmartina Thanks a lot for making a review on FTIsland’s song/MV – Hello Hello ^_^ (even though I was kinda offended by the way u reviewed the MV! LOL But since u guys are so damn funny, I’m gonna let this one pass xPP) and Martina, ur a Primadonna too?? That’s awesome! ^^

  23. well.. maybe there is no fire… thats why you cant see fire in any..where?…. aaaaaaaaa i dont know jajaja i just saw the video once~

  24. C.N. BLUE!!!! Or I have to say cono blue??? kekeke…

    I think Hongki was trying to save the other 4 members, but then he became unconscious because of the smoke. While fainting, he was dreaming about singing and playing band. And then he died. The other 4 are saved.
    And then we got flashback to the time before the accident happen. Hongki saw the smoke but he ignored it. After he knew that the smoke bacame fire, he felt guilty for ignoring not telling others about the smoke. Thus explain his urge to save the day.

  25. CN Blue…. That would be pretty nice to have intruders like that XD

  26. I want FT boys invading my home since their house was already burnt xD .. come here come here boys xD

  27. haha why is there a German with what looks like leaderhosen in Korea selling kpop street signs? 

    Also, Itaewon is a bit creepy. Just sayin.

  28. I was pretty sure hong ki died in the fire thus.. sleeping + seeing the light + not coming out with the other 4 in the end.. :D thx for the review tho. i am surprised the  english is 5 out of 5.. i thought u guys would pick on hongki’s korean accent in saying “helllo”

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