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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. And to answer your questions as best I can…
    Where’s the fire? And don’t say it’s in the building. We saw all smoke, no fire.
    The fire is another part of the building =D

    Why does he take a nap?
    He passed out and died

    What’s with the Max Time holes?
    A drumstick accident ;D  No, it was probably the fire, did you see the state of the band room?

    Why are they flashing spotlights on him when he’s walking in the hallway? Since when do fires turn into spotlights?
    Because he’s dead and to move on he had to finish up what he started- find the band

    Why is a freaking band playing inside of a freaking burning building?
    Because it’s not real.  It’s all in Hongki’s head

    How did the building hollow out and become so freaking massive that it could host such a large stage for a band?
    It didn’t hollow out… the building is pretty big to begin with…?

    Why wouldn’t the guy immediately drag these loonies out of the burning building?
    Because it was the last time he could play with the band since he died… and it wasn’t even real… Poor Hongki ='(

    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?
    He was the reason Hongki decided to go in there- since Hongki is pychic enough to know the building was going to burn, he saw his friend on the firetruck indicating that his friends were in there. 

     

  2.  Okay, here’s what happened…
    Hongki is passing by the building because he hears the fire trucks and stuff.  He realises that that’s the place where his band practises and he rushes in there to see if his bandmates are in there.  He’s in there without the proper safety gear and passes out.  He wakes up and he’s drawn toward his band still playing.  He sings a few songs with them and takes them back out.  Everyone rushes to the bandmates while Hongki is awkwardly outside of the crowd with his guitar and in regular clothes.  This means… when he passed out, he died and when he found his bandmates, he was a ghost showing them the way out- the playing with the band wasn’t real, he just thought it was real and was playing with the band for the last time.  When they’re outside, he’s dead so he’s not part of the celebration they’re alive.  At the very end of the video, when Hongki is passing by the building, he’s leaving band practise and has a vision of the fire but shakes it off.  Hope this helped, this was just my idea on it!  =)

  3. Well, I think that… it was one of your best Music Mondays, really!! ;D
    I’d love to have the same point of view as you guys, you just describe it so well… GREAT!

  4. Rachel Lau

    WELL. As they probably aren’t cold after coming out of a fire, there are things called fire blankets that are made specially so that less oxygen is provided to fires, thus smothering them. Or as you said, it could have been a cold fire. :D

    And I love them both pretty equally, but I’m going with CNBlue cause any fan would probably love it if their favorite idols jumped out of their wall poster. I know I would.

  5. i say FT ISLAND :D hongki is just too awesome in the video^^

  6. Anonymous

    I read that a small fire broke out in FT Island’s dorm recently…dunno if it was before or after this video was filmed so maybe it’s a coincidence, but I would say it’s probably not. Here’s a link to the article about it on allkpop:
    http://www.allkpop.com/2011/05/f-t-island-escapes-dorm-fire-uninjured

  7. 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.

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

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  10. Yeah…. But, you spelled the word ‘dying’ wrongly!!

  11. FTIsland already invaded my home, but I guess it would nice to have them again. So I go with FTIsland. BTW, you guys are really funny + beautiful!!!!

  12. Nasirah A.

    FT ISLAND RUUUUULESSS!!!

  13. hayati ahmad

    My fav korean band forever!!!!  FTIsland…. 

  14. Get FT Island to invade my room plse……

  15. Anonymous

    CNBLUE! I voted for them for K-pop music mondays, but they never made it…so sad :'(
    But yes, yes I would like them to invade my home.
    Unless they went into my room and started trying on my clothes like they did in the video…
    That’s a little too creepy…and rude.

  16. 제욱 김

    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.

  17. 제욱 김

    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.

  18. 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!!!

  19. Hooooooow did this song get a 5 out of 5 for English? 8D ‘Cause most of the anti-hellos sound sorta like “Kuh-pp-eye, kuh-pp-eye”, and that’s just odd. Or am I just being nitpicky with the pronunciation here?

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

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

  22. i love honkii
    but i have to vote for CNBLUUE :)

  23. This is so irrelevant to your vid but MARTINA WERE YOU AT SAMSUNG PLAZA TODAY?! cuz you walked by me and I jst froze as if I saw one of the bigbang members. Inside I was like “OH EM GEE ITS MARTINA SHOULD I SAY HI? SHOULD HI NOT? OMG WHAT SHOULD I DOOOO” and then you were gone :( I’m so sad nowwww… T_T I didn’t want to scare you by screaming out “OH MY GOD MARTINA HIIII! IM YOUR FANNNN”

  24. Anonymous

    Forget U-Know Yunho Time and Max Changmin time?……….i will take a pass Lol Jokes….Honki Time …..O_o doesnt quiet have a nice ring to it like U-Know time :D…….Lol I defo vote F.T. island invading my house XD

  25. Anonymous

    Forget U-Know Yunho Time and Max Changmin time?……….i will take a pass Lol Jokes….Honki Time …..O_o doesnt quiet have a nice ring to it like U-Know time :D…….Lol I defo vote F.T. island invading my house XD

  26. Anonymous

    Forget U-Know Yunho Time and Max Changmin time?……….i will take a pass Lol Jokes….Honki Time …..O_o doesnt quiet have a nice ring to it like U-Know time :D…….Lol I defo vote F.T. island invading my house XD

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

    gomawo!! 
    FT ISLAND HWAITING!!

  28. Hey now! It’s not my fault that lead singer slipped past me!

  29. 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 

  30. 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 

  31. 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 

  32. 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 

  33. 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 

  34. Haha i love it.  My friend turned me onto you guys today because I’ll be deploying to Korea for a year.  You can bet i’ll be following you guys from now on =)

    Just curious, what do you use to make your videos? iMovie or something more hi-speed?

  35. Lorena Abrodos

    There’s no way someone could possible answer all of your questions, ajajaj not even the director… but.. My theory is /  I think the guy tried to save their friends, right? He went into the building.. couldn’t breathe so he fainted; then he “saw the white light” coming from the place where we go when we’re almost dead and looks like a.. stage? There his friends were dying (and playing music). He showed them the way out and saved them but he died…inside the smoky building… ’cause just 4 of them left the building, right?…. jaja 

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

  37. Am I the only one, or did the news woman really said something about “shoot their neighbours … separated the neighbours 11:29″ if they shoot why are the fireworkers there???

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