Infinite – The Chaser: Kpop Music Monday
Shout it out, Inspirits. Shout out the word, “JUSTICE!” “FINALLY!” “GOOD DOES EXIST IN THE WORLD!” Everyone, Justice has finally been served, and Infinite’s “The Chaser” is finally being reviewed for a Kpop Music Monday. It won our EYKAs for the Best Potential Kpop Music Monday, and now we’re finally going to talk about it. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out in all of its near-perfection here:
Side note – contrary to some people’s beliefs, we DO actually check the comments on the KpopCharts. We can’t keep up with all of them, because there are thousands per page, sometimes. We checked the page for Infinite’s “The Chaser” because we wanted to see what you guise thought about the video, what parts you liked. HOLY CRAP WERE YOU PEOPLE GRUMPY AT US! I scrolled for ten minutes and found big long anger posts about why we reviewed ____ over ____. Back then we didn’t have the countdown timer for the KpopCharts, but now we do. Hopefully we won’t get that many grumpy grumbles in the future. Grumpy Grumbles is a real word. They’re round puff balls, fuzzy and faded blue, with brown smudges throughout. Visualize that. NO IT DOESN’T LOOK THAT CUTE!
Ok, back to the song and video itself: I think people get the impression that we, for some odd reason, don’t like Infinite. We weren’t sold on Paradise, and so that suggested to some people that we’re Infinite haters. How ludicrous! We’re big Infinite fans! Just…Paradise wasn’t our cup of tea. But The Chaser reaffirms our love for Infinite. What a solid song! It’s musically coherent (which is a quality that some Kpop songs don’t have), and the chorus has a shoutalongability. Not singalongability. I’m not sure what they’re singing, but I want to shout out some words to match what I think they’re trying to say. The trumpets really add to the effect as well. Trumpets + long drawn out bellowed notes = awesome chorus.
As for the video, I don’t think any one of you can give us an explanation to save the absurdity of the whole thing. It’s got a car that flips in the air nearly 40 times, dudes on a scooter breaking an endless stream of fluorescent lights, a dude climbing a ladder, someone getting lost in a mirror room, another person just standing in a room as the camera pans around him while he looks confused. We’re all confused. And I won’t accept any of your symbolism-laden explanations. Symbolism + coherent plot = great. Symbolism without plot just sucks. DON’T EVER FORGET THAT!
Not that this video sucks. The dancing is AWESOME! Infinite are great dancers, and we’d rather watch the dance version of this video over the random version of the video. No, that’s a lie. The faces Myungsoo makes while flipping in the car are hilarious. BUT I DON’T WANT TO LAUGH AT A MUSIC VIDEO. I want to watch it and be like “yeah man: that’s dope.” We’re very easily amused, though, and find humor in almost everything. It’s rare for us to find videos that don’t make us laugh in some small way.
Another side note: we can’t tell you how happy we are to see that our blue screen works. HOLY MONKEY BALLS! We’re excited beyond belief. This is the first time that we tried it out, and – yes – it’s totally completely cheesy, but WE LOVE CHEESY! In fact, this seems like the perfect amount of cheeses. Can you imagine all of the wonderful possibilities of what we can be doing in Kpop videos? Just…just stop for a second. Think of all of the people we can be dancing with. Hyuna – I know you read our blog, don’t lie. Question for you is this: do you think you’re gonna be Bubble Popping all by yourself now? Are you ready for the backup dancer you’ve been waiting for your whole life? Backup dancer? Scratch that: dance PARTNER. We’re gonna up the sexiness of Kpop to a whole new level.
Ok, we’ll stop squealing over our happiness for our blue screen. We’re still not that good with it, and it took us a while to figure out, which you’ll see in our bloopers below!