Not even close f(x)
April 19, 2011 § 2 Comments
I realized it a couple of days ago when I first heard the Pinocchio track, but was still in some strange way hoping for a miracle that would save this comeback from complete disappointment.
So, I woke up this morning and the MV was released. But if I yesterday thought that the MV would lift the track as was the case with NU ABO, a track that before the release of it’s absolutley impeccable MV was just another not so interesting track from f(x), this MV did quite the contrary. If the NU ABO aesthetics gave us a glimpse of the future of K-pop, this MV is just empty, and not nearly as good as it should have been. On the other hand the set design really resembles(the same?) one of my favourite MVs of all time, Bulletproof by La Roux and that is at least possitive.
But the main issue here is the track itself, since the clothes they wear are gorgeous and most important, Amber never looked better. The track lacks in refrain and is as far away from a brilliantly simple pop tune it could be, and that is difficult for a main stream pop group to pull off. I find this track boring on the verge of La chA Ta-boring, but with out the melodious feeling. My favourite part of this track is the last 1,5 minutes with Ambers rap part and the ending melody loop that should have dominated over the rest of the track. I have a soft spot for f(x) since they always look stunning in their MVs and as written earlier, really kill in their commercial MVs. But this is not even close to what I was hoping for.
In so many ways I always want the stuff SME releases to be like this, or rather, as shown below, a crystal clear comeback with an adhesive track and a gorgeous MV:
Will Super Junior or SHINee have another album out before the end of 2011?
/The Future is Idol