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G-Dragon “That XX” – Kpop Music Monday

September 11, 2012

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Woohoo! G Dragon two weeks in a row! If you haven’t seen G Dragon’s “That xx”, check it out here:

For starters, yes, this is a shorter Kpop Music Monday than usual. There were a lot of other things we wanted to say, but we’re kind of in a rush, because we’re moving tomorrow as of 9AM. So, we’re not staying up until 4AM with this week’s Music Monday. Sorry y’all! Hopefully next week we’ll be long and rambley as we always are (and, if T-ara’s “Sexy Love” wins, we’ll have a lot to say!)

One of the things we didn’t mention in our video: I like this songs for the same reason that I don’t like Leonardo Di Caprio. Yeah that sounds weird, but bear with me:

When L Diddy has to play a really sad emotional scene in a movie, he usually screams his guts out (like in “Catch Me If You Can”). He’s a great scream cryer. Phenomenal! But I don’t remember seeing him displaying sadness in any other way. I think, though, that sometimes a whisper is louder than a scream, and that the loudest screams aren’t the saddest ones. I think we get a good example of that here with G Dragon’s song. Even though it’s a sad song, it’s not one of those ballads where you throw yourself down on the ground and sob. It’s not one of those “hold the mic really close to my lips and sing with watery eyes as I stare at the girl I love in the audience” kinda song. It’s emotional, and pretty, without being quivery, and that gives it more impact, to me, for its subtlety, than an overtly emotional ballad.

The video was also pretty beautiful. And we’re not talking about the people in it (though it was weird that G Dragon’s with a muuuuuch younger girl. She’s only 16, supposedly). Just the whole aesthetic was beautiful. So…French, you know? Or at least that’s what I imagine France to be like. Big rotary phones (well, maybe not THAT big), postcards, bathtubs that aren’t connected to a wall, big mirrors, keyholes. It was just…so pretty! We really liked the look of the video, from an artistic standpoint. We don’t really say that a lot about videos as well, and we just wanted to put that out there!

Anyhow, if you like the song (it’s a pretty cool song, after all), then make sure to pick it up via iTunes or YesAsia or iTunes. Also, since last week was our 100th Kpop Music Monday special, we had a giveaway for four of our T-Shirts. The winners are announced in the bloopers, so check them out here. Woot!

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  1. sorry Simon… GD ha a new MV coming up! totally voting for it!

    3 years ago
  2. Hi Ithidlm07! To request a song, go here (http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts/ ) and click on the [Post A Video] link on the right, which should lead you here (http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/submit-video/ ), where you can submit a youtube video for the Kpop Charts :)

    Unfortunately, GD&TOP’s Dancing On My Own can’t be included/reviewed, because
    – It’s Pixie Lott’s song, not GD&TOP’s
    – It doesn’t have an official MV
    – It’s over 4 weeks old.
    Sorry. T_T But I agree, it’s a really cool song, and we Nasties here at EYK were all spazzing about it when it first came out :)

    3 years ago
  3. Hey, I was wondering because I’m somewhat new in the EYK universe : did you put Paparazzi from SNSD in any Kpop Charts? This song has really been growing on me somehow and I think it was realised 2 months ago but I cannot seem to find anything about it on your channel.

    3 years ago
    • You’re right, I didn’t even realized it though I try to get my SNSD in korean if I can. Damn! Why do they do those song in Japanese, it’s so good! At least if they did both version, I would be happy. Don’t get me wrong, I love Japan and Japanese songs too, but I like my korean korean and my japanese japanese… I’m a purist when it comes to music, tv and movies. Crap…

      3 years ago
  4. #Hold Up…..Brendon is married??!!!

    Tsk.

    3 years ago
  5. Martina, you hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tutorial please!! it’s awesome! ^^

    that said, pretty awesome KMM guise. Simon dancing had me in stiches…

    oh and is it just me, but doesn’t GD look much older than he usually does in this video? i mean, not in a bad way, he looks pretty good like a man and not a boy… ^_-

    3 years ago
  6. Lo & behold, Big Bang could be secret fans of yours and they’ve got you guys figured out, that’s why GD decided to unveil a new song every week so he can dominate the kpop chart bwah-ah-ah… oh he’s so nasty

    3 years ago
  7. Yup, I personally like seeing people write comments in different languages, because I know we get viewers from almost 200 countries here at EYK, and their videos are often subtitled into several different languages for people who aren’t fluent in English. As long as you don’t spam/bash, it’s fine (i check the comments via google translate, lol). But yea, if you can include an English translation (even a short, rough summary), I’m sure lots of people would appreciate it :)

    3 years ago
    • อาจจะเพราะคนมักจะใช้ภาษาต่างประเทศเมื่อพวกเขาดูถูกคน เว็บไซต์ส่วนใหญ่จึงทำว่าเป็นสแปม
      แต่ฉันพยายามที่จะสนับสนุนให้คนใช้ :)
      Maybe because people often use foreign languages when they’re insulting someone, so most websites mark it as spam. But I’ve been trying to encourage people to use it :)

      3 years ago
  8. That XX is such a pretty song. But I think I’m gonna vote for the happier song and go with “One of a KInd” for my favorite.

    Simon’s “you so nasty dance” was epic. Hopefully the next tenants never know what happend to their countertops :D

    3 years ago
  9. I vote for The XX. It is more in depth and the song is very pretty. It actually reminds me of some Spanish rock songs I’ve heard before, to which is driving me nuts because I can’t pin point what band/song it reminds me of. Other than the very young girl in the video I actually thing the video is great and beautifully shot. And you are right it has very French/European feel to it.

    3 years ago
  10. I think Simon and Martina need to visit France so that they can see that big rotary phones aren’t like… a thing.

    3 years ago
  11. I like that xx and I can’t wait for crayon to come out

    3 years ago
  12. i love you guys just for putting sexy love as a wallpaper. Your video is funny as ever

    3 years ago
  13. hahahahaha oh god that wedding photo cracked me up!!!
    *sniff sniff* last music monday in that apartment!! T_T
    try and leave happy…if that’s even possible… dance out with the Sherlock dance!

    3 years ago
  14. That’s a fun ep. compare to the girl is young, it’s more of gd is potrayed much older. Cause he is a fucker lol and i think the delusion/naive girl have obvious photos of not her in loving photos because her relationship is far from lovey dovey/out of reach, the 3 different rooms represents the characters very well . I don’t know how does her blur photo translates though. And yes. She probably have a teeny head because she looks teeny beside gd and we know gd is small XD

    I vote for that xx
    I love one of a kind slightly more but that xx mv is too beautiful.. it was fun to analyze too.

    3 years ago
  15. Thanks for such a great video! I love that you put so much effort into it since I couldn’t be bothered to figure out what it all meant. The whole video has so much more meaning for me now. Really appreciate it! Much love. xoxo Rachel

    3 years ago
  16. What a fantastic dance send-off, Simon. xD

    3 years ago
  17. You can tell when he’s “bad” GD because he has tattoos -_- Ohhh Korea. I still really liked the video though.

    3 years ago
  18. great video, but… no K Crunch Indie this week? Ryan is sad, so very sad.

    3 years ago
  19. Absolutly loved this video… You guys should go be comedians, seriously… I couldn’t stop laughing…. But i think the turtle neck worked for him, he might just be a turtle then… lol Good luck at your new house! :D

    3 years ago
  20. Nic

    I love your hairstyle Martina!

    3 years ago
  21. CRAYON will be released this 15th!! <3
    Another GD track!

    3 years ago
  22. Simon’s “Oooh you so Nasty” dance is an epic win moment.

    3 years ago
  23. Hi, but I think another G Dragon music video is coming.. named Crayon!! that’s the title track of the mini album.. XD XD gonna be another episode of music monday!!

    3 years ago
  24. ahhh so that’s what the bleep meant…

    3 years ago
  25. Oooh, wow, first comment! Hi!

    I was wondering what you were going to say about the turtleneck XD Good times.

    Thanks for yet another awesome video, and I hope the move goes well tomorrow! If I lived in Korea, I’d offer to come and help out, but… I live in… Europe… so it’s kinda far away ;_; Still, all the best!

    -Kirky^^

    3 years ago
  26. weee!!! First! Kekekeke~ Sorry, couldn’t help it. Off to watch the vid ^_^

    3 years ago
    • Nahh. The filter is not to make the girl older but just gd older. Girls character is naive and delusional (love photos) so her being young is appropriate. the older bad gd is. The more of an asshole he becomes

      3 years ago
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