Super Junior A Cha – Kpop Music Mondays
FOCACCIA! FOCACCIA! IT’S SO DELICOUS!
That’s what we thought the song was about. Focaccia. Or maybe we thought that because we’re really hankering for some good bread lately. Korea doesn’t really have good bread. Well, they do if you like white bread, but if you’re into Rye bread, or pumpernickel, or focaccia, you’re out of luck, unless you’re willing to travel for the bread. That’s kind of why we did the skit with the croissant: we couldn’t find focaccia, so we used the next best thing: croissants. Anyhow, Super Junior, being Super Junior, and thus immensely wealthy, can easily afford these luxurious breads, and fell in love with Focaccia, and sang their latest song in tribute to the bread. No? Well then, we’ve made a terrible mistake.
Otherwise, we’re a lot happier with this video than we were with Mr. Simple, though by we I mean me, Simon, since Martina likes Mr. Simple as a song better. We’re starting to think that, yes, every Super Junior video from now on will just have well dressed guise dancing in oddly lit rooms with cheesy sound effects. Don’t believe us?
And the list goes on. But we’re starting to think that it’s redundant for us to expect any more from a Super Junior video, and we have a theory behind this. Our theory: SM wants you to stop thinking of Super Junior as regular people, and think of them more as gods.
SM is really taking the idea of “idols” very seriously. Super Junior are idols, and to be treated as gods; these music videos, in turn, are meant to show off their godliness. The rooms that they’re in are meant to be as non-distracting from their godliness as possible. Look at their faces up close, look at them dancing meticulously. Don’t focus on anything else, but the awesomeness of Super Junior.
For their music videos, they’re not to be shown in mundane, human situations, because they’re to be thought of as above humans, as idols. So forget a story to their videos. Forget a plot. They’re in situations that no one would ever be in (seriously: if I found myself in a weird room with flickering lights, I’d do my best to GTFO rather than dance and make sexy faces).
Being a Super Junior fan becomes a religion; Super Junior fans spread the word of Suju, and freak out over people who say bad things about their gods. It also might explain why some people ask us how we didn’t break down into a heap of tears and start screaming when we met Super Junior on Star King. I mean, why would we? To us, Super Junior are just good singers and dancers, not idols, not icons, not gods. So we talk to them like we would talk to other people.
To those Super Junior fans who are getting offended by this: we’re just trying to figure out why so many of their videos are so similar. How many more oddly lit rooms are we going to see? Why can’t we have a cool music video, where things happen, where the video can stand on its own as an interesting video? A story, a mini movie, something? SM has the money for it, and SJ certainly has enough members to create a wicked m-ni-movie video, but it seems SM either doesn’t have the desire, or there is some other secret reason we can’t think of. Is it maybe just too time consuming with the boys all off doing different things on different shows and adventures?
Are we off in our reasoning? Is SM doing a good or bad thing with not having any substance to Super Junior videos apart from face closeups and dancing? I mean, we know SJ themselves have substance, they’re one of the few boy bands who will joke about themselves and their height on TV, openly talking about their height creating insoles or about getting eye surgery (Shindong recently had his eyes done), so we’re not saying the MV videos directly relate to SJ as personalities. Hrm. What to do. Let us know what you think, we need some input!!!
Also, let us say that we’re only talking about the videos here. We like Super Junior’s music, which is why we put them as our Kpop Album of the week for two weeks in a row. If you haven’t picked up the new Super Junior album, you can do so by clicking the link here:
Otherwise, we’d like to thank everyone for taking part in our Brown Eyed Girls Sixth Sense album giveaway contest! We picked two winners: one from YouTube, and one from the comments on our site. If you’re the winner, send us an email and we’ll send out your giant sized album ASAP. Woot!