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JYJ – In Heaven: Kpop Music Mondays

September 19, 2011

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JYJ is back! Woot! This song, though, is completely different than what we’re used to from JYJ. Our first experience with them was a really long time ago, when we reviewed “Ayy Girl“. That was, perhaps, one of our favourite reviews ever, with Junsu’s sexy man apron, eagle punching, Kanye’s “WHAT’S YO FRIEND’S ATTITUDE WHY SHE SO DAMN RUDE HAAA,” and – most importantly – JYJ Rolling down their sexy windows.

The video was epic. The song was epic. Our review was – in our hearts – epic. We loved JYJ from then on for giving us so much material to work with. They held a special place in our hearts since that review, and will do so forevermore.

And so, we were a bit worried when their new video came out. How could it possibly live up to our expectations? How could anything live up to Ayy Girl? “In Heaven” came out, and though it’s a really pretty song with a really good video to go with it, we’re still a little saddened. No aprons. No windows. No bananas. No Kanye. AYO SIMON I’MA LET YOU FINISH BUT AYYY GIRL WAS THE GREATEST VIDEO OF ALL TIME.

Roll Down Your Sexy Windows
Look at this gif and tell me you didn’t think about window rolling! Tell me!

What we’re feeling for this video, I guess, is similar to what we felt with Super Junior’s “Mr Simple.” Both are great songs and videos in their own respect. They don’t live up to the awesomeness of their older videos, and that’s unfortunately getting in the way of us liking it as much – though we’d definitely like the songs and videos if we could possibly tear ourselves from their context. “In Heaven” after all is a really nice song. It’s a ballad, which automatically turns Martina off, but she, too, can appreciate the song’s quality, even if she doesn’t like it. It’s not hyper produced and dependent on post-production. Three great singers just singing a great song. This song really showcases their raw talent and answers the question: can JYJ make it on their own? Yes, 100%, yes they can.

The only other thing that turns us off of this song (and this is only because of our personal preference and not because of video quality) is that it’s a freaking sad song, with a really freaking sad video. And, really, we’re not into freaking sad things anymore. We’re not sure why anyone is, for that matter. Take movies, for example: a long time ago, back when the two of us weren’t even engaged to be married yet, we watched “House of Sand and Fog.” We had heard it was a good movie, deep and profound and blah blah blah. What happened at the end of it, we won’t ruin it for you, but it was miserable. Miserable! We were sobbing, hugging our knees and crying, and our day was ruined. And all for what? We spent two hours of our short, short lives to intentionally make ourselves sad.

House of Sand and Crap

Rubbish. We put a ban on all sad things henceforth, and try to stick to it as much as possible. We’re happy people, and we’d like to keep it that way. Does that mean we’re blissfully ignorant of bad stuff happening around us? Not at all. It does mean, though, that sadness as an artform doesn’t speak to us anymore.

And so, this is another reason why we’re not too fond of “In Heaven” as a song and video. It’s about death. The girl dies twice. Junsu dies once. The sunflower dies as well. That dude who crossed the street more than likely died, too. It’s also about remorse, and not wanting to be apart, and other such stuff. No thank you. We’re not faulting JYJ for making the song and video, though. We just would like to politely decline. Give us more Sexy Car Window Rolling, less Deadly Car People Hitting.

Sooo…now that our rant is over, how about those pickles! Junsu…loves dem pickles. *cough* Ok no recovery. How about our silly bloopers? Yay!

Anyhow, if ballads are your thing, though, then you can’t go wrong with this song and album. Pick it up if you haven’t already and support JYJ. They need all the support they can get!!!! Check out the link below to get it:

JYJ

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  1. is it too late for me to write a comment now?? hehehe…anyway..I love
    the song & the MV…yup! sad story sucks! but I love how they
    portray the sadness & the regrets one is felt after the separation
    (by death T____T)…I think they’re doing a great job..and let me quote your words : “This
    song really showcases their raw talent and answers the question: can
    JYJ make it on their own? Yes, 100%, yes they can.”
    yes they can!!! no
    doubt! :)

    7 years ago
  2. is it too late for me to write a comment now?? hehehe…I love the song & the MV…yup! sad story sucks! but I love how they portrayed the sadness & the regrets one is felt after the separation (by death T____T)…I think they’ve done a great job..and let me quote your words : “This song really showcases their raw talent and answers the question: can JYJ make it on their own? Yes, 100%, yes they can.”
    yes they can!!! no doubt! :)

    7 years ago
  3. Would not have taken some tights a la Bowie amiss myself (js)..

    7 years ago
  4. why do you have german pickles? O_o;

    8 years ago
  5. Coming in a bit late here, but yeah, this is a great song by JYJ.  This definitely grows on you.  I laughed a good 7 minutes though while you dissected the video (nothing wrong with a man who likes pickles).  :)

    Spudgy needs more guard training.

    8 years ago
  6. Get Out – JYJ

    8 years ago
  7. 2am

    8 years ago
  8. jyj in heaven

    8 years ago
  9. 2am is more sadder….i cried when i first watch 2am

    8 years ago
  10. My vote goes to David Bowie in the Labyrinth. TIGHT PANTS OI!

    8 years ago
  11. LOL…I love the Ga In desktop photo…let’s get some BEG Sixth Sense MV love 

    8 years ago
  12. Voting for 2AM!

    8 years ago
  13. It’s quite awesome the fact that even when you’re reviewing a sad song/video, you can turn ’em into something lols worthy: PICKLES FTW!
    xD

    I totally respect the fact that you can appreciate the song even if you’re not so into it. It’s just that the song itself is kinda sad ’cause Hero (JJ) wrote it for a friend, who passed away while they were on their worldwide tour.
    :(

    Here:
    http://sharingyoochun.net/2010/06/30/news-park-yong-has-best-friend-jaejoong-is-burst-in-tears/
    http://jyj3.net/2011/06/29/trans-park-yong-has-mother-talks-about-jaejoong/
    http://jyj3.net/2011/04/07/staff-account-about-in-heaven-why-was-it-called-in-heaven-t__t/

    Still your review was quite funny and I’m already waiting for “Get Out” review!

    Wow! And also thanks for the cultural tips of “What not to do while in Korea”. They’re  very usefull… except for the chopsticks in the nose part..
    xD

    Have a great Sunday~~~!

    8 years ago
  14. Simon! your hand dissappears @ 4:45

    8 years ago
  15. SIMON! your hand dissappears! @ 4:45

    8 years ago
  16. My vote goes for JYJ

    8 years ago
  17. Hey!

    JYJ’s video is just like this video, except for the ending, i guess. 

    watch?v=ujh9LoVx2mI

    but, yah, 2AM was kinda much sadder

    8 years ago
  18. I smiled reading your review.  I actually like sad ballads, plus this is dedicated to their friend.  I love love their voices, their raw voices get to me every time.  Thanks for the review.

    8 years ago
  19. Knorr dillschnitten??…Spudgy loves it??? you should visit germany!!!!!!! And me :P
    jk
    why is the name of the pickels not translated…??? I mean… Not everybody speaks german?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 years ago
  20. Seem like you like Ayyy girl very much, haha. Well then i think you sould try to make vid for Get out. There will be a lot for you to say. :”D
    ——-
    Sorry for my bad English. 

    8 years ago
  21. I have to choose 2am this time. The first time I watched that video I cried and I still tear up. They all look so sad, and when he’s yelling at her to not open the door, and he’s crying, and jeez, so sad. JYJ’s  video was definitely sad, but 2am’s made me actually cry.

    8 years ago
  22. Dont u guys watch Running man?! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE JO HYO!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS LIKE THE MOST AWESOME KOREAN ACTOR THAT DOESNT ACT ALL CUTESY!!!!!!!!!!

    8 years ago
  23. Heaven gets my vote, cause… i actually cried in that one XD 
    And LOOOOL~ “the house of misery and torturing sadness” . Think i might have to go watch that now haha :D
    ….is it really really sad though? what would you say the age group appropriate for watching it? (basically, will it ruin the rest of my childhood/ send me in to depression or something like that?)

    8 years ago
  24. I love how there’s a squeaky sound when Simon puts Spudgy on the shoes XD

    Whoa, alliteration there.

    8 years ago
  25. vote for JYJ!!!! :)

    8 years ago
  26. Driving in Korea LOL. I guess it is marginally better than before. Korea used to be #1 is road fatalities. Last time I was there it was far better than what it was in the 80’s that was like drivers playing bumper cars. 

    I don’t know what is with Korean Singers trying to become actors. I see members of Tara in drama, UEE, TOP, etc… 

    BTW Jaejoong stated that his ideal woman is Kang soo yeon, she is 20 years his senior. She was flattered and wondered whether it was legal to get hitched with somebody with such a big age difference. She is famous for being the first Korean actress to win a Venice film award with Surrogate Mother. 

    8 years ago