September 2, 2014
We’re back in the studio! Well, for a little bit. We’ve got another big event we’re doing in October (announcement video coming this week), but we’ve got a solid few weeks in the studio until then! And now we’re finally getting a chance to talk about some more Kpop videos, since we missed out on so many of them. Eep!
Well, today we talked about a couple of points that we’d like your input on. For starters:
I feel like such an old timer when I talk about the kind of kpop videos that I like. So, I’d like to know what you think. Do you prefer fun, vibrant, colourful kpop videos, or do you prefer darker, greyer kpop videos? Do you prefer to see videos with people smiling and having fun, or videos of people looking angry, angsty, and sad? I don’t want to see kpop artists in pain, looking angry, yelling, banging their hands on walls, falling to the ground, throwing things, laying around moping. I’d like some more sparkle and shine please. I’ll take Orange Caramel’s videos in a heartbeat over Winner’s videos any day of the week. How about yourself? Or am I just framing the argument incorrectly?
It just dawned on me a week ago or so how often discussions of Kpop songs include talks about the artists helping in creating their own song, and mention this as a bonus quality. Isn’t that supposed to be…standard? Should I be congratulated for writing my own blog posts? How often are you congratulated for attending your own classes, or for picking out your own clothing? We’re congratulating musicians for doing what is standard around the world: what’s that a sign of?
I have a feeling people will not be too happy about Taemin being SM’s G-Dragon. Yes, I know that there are very many differences between the two of them, and people can meticulously pick them out. We’re more thinking about it from an artistry perspective. The way GD has transcended Big Bang, even though Big Bang is a great group, I feel the same way about Taemin. We both love SHINee, and were totally amazed at how phenomenal they were in SMTown. But when we see Taemin he just clearly seems, to us, to be on a different level. Different artists in SM will do their own solo stuff from time to time, but those times looks like they’re just having fun. It doesn’t look that way with Taemin. With Taemin, it looks like he’s working his ass off to do something more.
I can’t explain it better, because I don’t know enough terminology for this. Any professional dancers out there know what we’re talking about? Our new web developer, Rose, is a semi-professional dancer, and she coincidentally loves Taemin, but we’re not sure if it’s because of his artistic flair or because he’s HAWT. Haven’t asked her yet. Should have asked her before writing this. Hmmm…
Anyhow, we’ve got some scenes that didn’t make the final cut. Check em out in the bloopers as well!
And lastly, click on the button below for more videos. Shabooya!