Kpop Music Mondays: Kara “Jumping”
This week we review Kara’s new song “Jumping” and try to figure out what’s the deal with all of the non-jumping in the dance. I mean, really: for a song about jumping you’d be surprised at the lack of jumping in it. They try to do a bit of a jump during the chorus when they say “Jumping, jumping, jumping up” but they just scoot their feet and get no vertical whatsoever. Definite lack of jumping in the video.
Also, I don’t know about you, but the video just didn’t do it for us. Girls’ Generation recently came out with “Hoot” and it was a similar video of good looking girls dancing around, but they were more playful in that video. They had the whole James Bond thing kinda going on in black and white, and the girls were wearing different costumes at least. Kara’s “Jumping” doesn’t really have that much going on in the video. A girl sits on the bed and then the rest of the girls dance and kick water. That’s about it. The Japanese version of the video has a lot more going on, even if it’s really confusing. At least it’s got something!
Another thing: we’re not sure about what’s going on in the song with the whole “Jumping” bit. The English lyrics aren’t terrible, but when they’re paired with the Korean lyrics it’s just totally confusing. “Jumping” isn’t really the word Kara’s looking for if they’re trying to get back into someone’s heart. Bah! The song’s pretty good on it’s own, though, and it’s jumping, jumping, jumping in my head. That’s another way of saying it’s stuck in my head. Anyhow, if you’re a Kara fan, and want to get your hands on the CD, we don’t have a giveaway this week (sorry!) but you can Buy the CD here if you’re interested :D
By the way, we’d also like to say that Simon’s actually awesome at basketball, but he’s a good actor so he made it look like he sucks in the video. Don’t believe it? Check out our Facebook page tomorrow and you’ll see some behind the scenes mad skillz. On another side note, the end of the year is nearing. You know what that means, right? Christmas? Yeah, but not that. New Years? Yeah, but not that either. We’re talking about How to Dance Kpop 2010. We’re starting our preparations for that, so really sorry if this episode was a bit lamer than usual :( Also, as always, big thanks to JB and Annie from [ë‹‰ì‘¤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for the Korean subtitle translations! They’re always spot on :D