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U-Kiss “Standing Still” – Kpop Music Monday

March 19, 2013


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Yes! We are finally going to talk about U-Kiss’ “Standing Still” which we skipped over last week. Was it worth the wait? Do your thoughts line up with ours? If you haven’t seen it yet and haven’t formed your thoughts on the matter, you can check out the video here:

So, what we feel is basically what we’ve heard from a lot of other people. Great song, but really boring video. And it seems like we like the video LESS because the song is so good, almost too good for a video like this. U-Kiss dancing/homeless. We’ve seen it with so many of their other videos. It’s almost not terribly bad, because U-Kiss’ dance is so great here that it almost makes up for the terrible bizarre shots of the colour contact wearing girl and the burning rose. Burning rose? Really? Come on now! I mean, I know U-Kiss has seen us talk about their homelessness in videos before. They MUST have seen it. I’m just wondering what happened when they saw the flaming barrel. One of them – probably Eli – must have thought to himself “oh, f**k! Never gonna hear the end of this from Simon and Martina.” Admit it Eli. You thought it. I know you did.

One thing that we felt in this video: we’re not sure if you felt it, but does it seem like DongHo kinda got screwed over in this video? He’s always in the back or off to the left when everyone’s dancing. You try to see him, but he’s got people dancing in front of him most of the time. He’s desperate for attention! It even gets to the point that he’s switching is hairstyle between shots, from ponytail to poofy, hoping someone will notice him, but still, nothing. Dongho doesn’t really take center stage that much, it seems.

Another thing we cut out of mentioning in this Music Monday; it was a bit of a nitpick so we skipped over it, buy we found the shot of them walking towards the screen, all in a line, pretty hilarious. Have you ever tried walking in a group of big people? You don’t line up like that. You can barely talk to the person that’s two people away from you. How do you talk to the person all the way at the end of the line? And where do you walk like that? This is Korea! The sidewalks are crammed! The two of us have difficulty enough holding hands while walking without bumping into people or having to single-file our way through a crowd. U-Kiss all lined up like that would result in them clotheslining everyone in their path.

But, again, it’s the video that’s not so good, not the song. The song’s awesome. I think that this is Ryan Jhun’s making, right? If so, Stop Girl and this song are perfect fits for U-Kiss’ sound, IMO. If only they got a video director that matched their style. Point is, if you think the song is as awesome as we do, make sure to pick it up on either iTunes or YesAsia. Other than that, here’s this week’s Blooper Reel, which is really just us screwing up the heartburn skit over and over again. So, if you’re wondering why we went with such a terrible cut for our final version, where we can’t get the bottle to open, it’s because we spent 20 minutes getting the skit wrong over and over again, so we just settled for what we got. Ha!



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