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MAMAMOO (마마무) – Gogobebe (고고베베): MV Review

Undeniably, MAMAMOO has become one of my favorite groups in K-Pop. Though they do not have the usual cute looks, they have an edge when it comes to their maturity, especially on content and voice.

And since MAMAMOO released now their first music video for this year, called Gogobebe, we will now do it. You may watch this first before going to the review proper:


Storyline

  1. Video must have a storyline – 5 points

 The group made the storyline very clear. The MV was essentially a flashback on what happened before they slept on the other house. At first, one of them gets bored inside the bathroom, the office, playground, and room, they were invited to house party.

As they knew of the invitation, they imagine what will they expect when they come to party. To their surprise, they came across a study group. It turned out that someone misled them by reversing the number from 66 to 99.

  1. Theme must be consistent and clear – 5 points

They applied consistently their theme on having a party.

Appearance

  1. The music video as a whole must be colorful – 5 points

I must say that the music video is very colorful. This deserves a perfect score

  1. Must be done in good taste – 4 points

All of the video was done in good taste, except for head part. This was on office underneath, where Moonbyul tries to flex herself inside the office, only to stick her head outside.

  1. Does not celebrate Halloween, Easter, or similar celebrations. – 5 points

No celebrations of any sort were seen in this video. Just like Hwasa’s TWIT, they only celebrated their desire to have fun and be happy.

  1. Does not feature astrology – 5 points

I did not see any sign of astrology in this MV

  1. Less horror is featured in the video – 5 points

No trace of horror is featured here.

  1. Not too revealing outfits – 4 points

On the outfits, the most conspicious is that of Hwasa. Just scan the whole video.

Music

  1. Ability of the music to excite the listener. – 5 points

This makes me want to hear it till the end. Though not too energetic, this nevertheless made me exciting.

  1. Music should not be deafening on the ears – 4 points

 I should tell that it might irritate the ears if played too loud. By its nature having a strong vocals which defines the group, this is not surprising.

Dance

  1. Dance can be learned easily even by beginners – 5 points

The easiest part of their dance is on their chorus at 0:55 – 0:58. Other parts, even also in the chorus, can be easily understood by beginners.

  1. Dance must not be too sensual – 5 points

While others might think that some of their dance steps are sensual, I think of it otherwise. They don’t do some steps in the same outfit, like other MVs banned by KBS.

Lessons

  1. Moral lesson must be clearly stated – 5 points

They impliedly shared the lessons, that we can learn from them.

First is on having fun outside. It is given that at present, we are inclined to rest and just deal with the gadgets. However, if we do have spare time, we have to go outside and be active. Wheein must have realized it at 0:19 – 0:24.

Second is on value of work. If Moonbyul did not value it, she would not do the tasks presented at 0:40 – 0:42.

Third is on how to handle awkward situations at 3:01 – 3:19. The girls, when came across a study group, must have found it awkward to proceed. But Hwasa solved it by convincing the group to join a party.

Lastly is on being playful. Aside from the playground, the group had shown it by having time for parties. Let’s just remember that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

  1. They must impart something beneficial for their viewers – 5 points

I gave this score, as they are featuring physical fitness by playing with children.

Another thing viewers might find it useful is on the old TV. We know that many now are unaware on how to use it, but this was used a long time ago, before cathode and flatscreen televisions were widely used.

Other Matters

  1. Inject sense of humor in the music video – 10 points

MAMAMOO clearly hit it right when it comes to humor.

Look at 0:23 – 0:24, where Wheein was on the park. It was funny how she reacted as children play with her. Meanwhile, another funny thing was that Hwasa has no mood while brushing her teeth at 0:46 – 0:47. Hwasa, at 0:59 – 1:02, made me laugh as she dropped her phone upon hearing the party. Just look at her expressions.

Lastly is on Solar having a wide smile at 1:14. This is not the smile that will entice one to love her, but a kind of smile that makes us laugh at her.

  1. Ability of the song to make it to mainstream media – 4 points

I suppose that this will be also presented by mainstream media. However, the question is on their being famous, and the different kind of tune used here.

  1. Review by other sites – 3 points

SeoulBeats reviewed the MV as lacking “justice” to the rest of their previous projects and that the storyline was immature, and told that it does not stand out as compared with their previous music videos. However, it finds the video as fun to watch, and reviewed very positively the music. Though “unspiring,” so to speak, they made themselves stand out with their appearance.

TheBiasList reviewed the song as fine but lacking in depth. When taken individually, it looks simple and boring, but taken as whole “it makes more sense.” Gogobebe shows more the fun rather than ending up their series with a definite hit.

  1. Review of the music video as a whole – 5 points

The group made another outstanding performance in this video, especially on how they approach this mature theme. In some other way, they are trying to define to us on how to be happy – and that is by having a party with others.

  1. Other factors
  • Lyrics of “Umbrella” – 5 points

This refers to their lyric “일루와 일루와 일루와” which sounds similar to Rihanna’s Umbrella. I also had to rate it as I saw that they are supposedly inspired by the RnB singer.

  • Different styling of “gogobebe” – 5 points

See 4:36 – 4:37. In this case, they are presenting new concept, where the g’s in gogobebe can be stylized upside down as b’s.

  • Uploads the video to 1theK – 5 points (updated)
  • Features the 1theK logo – 0 points

MAMAMOO is part of the 1theK group.

The only instance where they used the logo is on Wind Flower. That alone is an improvement, but did not feature it again here. Not even in the beginning or end of video. So, no choice.

  • Uses concepts from other groups – 5 points

The group used the concept of shopping bags from BLACKPINK’s Ddu Du Ddu Du (1:34 – 1:43) in their video at 2:37 – 2:40.

  • References to their previous song – 5 points

MAMAMOO made a good deal on featuring Wind Flower, at 0:33, where Solar reminds herself lifting a bunch on their previous song (0:56).

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 91.20% (Updated)

Final Words

MAMAMOO started their day with their fun side, and that’s really fine.

Personally, I see that their music and MV is okay, but not as better as their previous music like Egotistic and Wind Flower. However, they merit better scores in this video. Hope this rating helps them in improving further their next projects.

TXT (투모로우바이투게더) – CROWN: MV Review

This year, we are witnessing the rise of new groups like ITZY and Cherry Bullet. Now, Big Hit Entertainment followed suit by debuting TXT, which stands for the phrase “Tomorrow x Together”. The members are YeonjunSoobinBeomgyuTaehyun, and Huening Kai.

I am also excited on this, as this is my first time to review a music of a boy group, and second time for newbies.

Pardon also if I haven’t done any with BTS. This time, we will do it on the newbie group. You may watch first their music video before reading my evaluation on them:


Storyline

  1. Video must have a storyline – 5 points

The group somehow has a storyline in the video. At first, a boy with horns in his head had been bad, but something’s changed. One had wings, and through this they aim to reach for a star, while realizing that they are just a tiny speck in the world, and they are living in a cramped space.

  1. Theme must be consistent and clear – 5 points

Their theme featuring cramped spaces was consistent throughout the video. They also featured their rooms and their alleys, implying that they are being compressed in the MV. And not to mention their special effects though. These have been used throughout the video.

Appearance

  1. The music video as a whole must be colorful – 5 points

I like how the colors are used playfully in the MV, particularly on 0:39 – 0:41. Same goes with their special effects throughout the whole of the music.

  1. Must be done in good taste – 5 points

I see the video as done in good taste. In fact, I really wanted to view it from beginning to the end.

  1. Does not celebrate Halloween, Easter, or similar celebrations – 5 points

This merits perfect score, as no celebrations of any sort are featured here.

  1. Does not feature astrology – 5 points

No trace of these is seen in the video.

  1. Less horror is featured in the video – 5 points

I did not see something scary in any part of the video.

  1. Not too revealing outfits – 5 points

Their outfits are not too revealing, yet they show how stylish they were.

Music

  1. Ability of the music to excite the listener – 5 points

At the first seconds of the music, they featured a ringtone which describes clearly their name. Aside from that, they posed a different tune which sets them apart from other boy groups we dealt with. This makes one excited and crave for more in this music.

  1. Music should not be deafening on the ears. – 4 points 

The chorus part is just deafening when played too loud.

Dance

  1. Dance can be learned easily even by beginners – 4 points

The dance can be easily learned, except at 1:25. I don’t know how to apply this when I dance the song.

  1. Dance must not be too sensual – 5 points

Nothing sensual was seen in the video.

Lessons

  1. Moral lesson must be clearly stated – 5 points

So far, the moral lesson they impliedly portray is more on reaching the dream, and that is obtaining the crown which represents triumph.

  1. They must impart something beneficial for their viewers – 5 points

A little bit detail of the video will tell viewers to do something, as we’ll see the timestamp later. With some fans who are busy with K-Pop, they unconsciously tell us that we have to wash and hang our clothes.

Other Matters

  1. Inject sense of humor in the music video – 6 points

This refers to the boys doing “Hide and Seek” on clothes, and on how the boy reacted at 2:38 – 2:40. Same goes with 3:43 – 3:44, where they play another game called tug of war. The boy standing in between and holding the clothesline kept himself cool.

  1. Ability of the song to make it to mainstream media  – 5 points

I suppose that this may be picked up by mainstream media in the near future, as young ones clamor for new songs, and new voices from new boy groups. In short, they want something new, and I might not be surprised if mainstream media will play it.

  1. Review by other sites – 5 points

Comments by netizens follow:

I just can’t stop watching the music video! BigHit did a great job forming this group, just like BTS!

Whether you liked it or not, you can’t deny the fact that this was a great start, especially for a debut song

So strange to hear bighit intro thingy and not see BTS omfg

Obsessed and Assessed reviewed the song “Crown” in a different way. Like in the past, the blogger has been hesitant over new groups and their debut songs.

The blogger viewed it as lively, and this serves as main distinction that separates them from a senior group (BTS). According to him/her, this will be their great advantage as they might reach wider audience.

On the music, it noticed that the music was clean, crisp, and fresh. (Looks like I’m hungry btw.) But this fails to make the newbies stand out in relation with other boy groups, and instead may be an extension of “track for ASTRO or NCT Dream…”

Regarding the video, the group has its fun side especially on choreography and mix of colors.

The blogger has its side note that “BigHit sure does love their three-letter abbreviations.” (Well, if I may add, Big Hit can make another boy group in the future. We will name it CLL, or COL, which means we have to call. If now we have TXT, then we have CLL/COL to communicate. 😀 )

Though it was in itself exciting enough, the blogger sees it as not meeting expectation, considering the hype over the group. However, it sees “serious potential” in the group, especially in the future.

AllKPop reviewed the song as bold, light, and more “masculine.” It told that the group fits in as a cute boyband group, and noted that initially, they did not show their diversity when it comes to singing.

The negative side revolves on cramped spaces when they dance, and on dance where the choreography was not so challenging.

TheBiasList viewed the MV and the song as “brightening”, and is pleased to learn of new offer by Big Hit. To say the least, it was youthful, energetic, and fresh. It expects more success from the group as it caters more to other target market. The lead song “Crown”, is also explicit, and can be easily understood. The blogger ends with a note that the debut music of TXT was their strong debut indeed.

  1. Review of the music video as a whole – 5 points

So far, this offers a fresh perspective of how we view boy groups. While other groups normally sing and dance, and do something, TXT had its advantage of featuring special effects to render it more exciting.

I also noted how Big Hit Entertainment played its logo at the start of the video. Normally, everytime Big Hit’s logo is played, we think of BTS. However, by including it, somehow this will change our perception in their future projects.

  1. Other factors
  • Special effects are used – 5 points

They made a good choice on featuring special effects as their advantage. At the start of the video, it can be seen, defining the energy the boys have. It also adds depth to the message they want to convey to us, as also seen on a member having so may tails, and another with wings.

  • Illusions are featured – 5 points

This refers to 2:05 – 2:08 of the video, where Hueningkai leans on the brick wall without falling. Also noted is on 2:15 – 2:20 where Yeonjun at first looks like sitting on a room, but later on, actually stands on a wall.

  • Gives fresh perspective – 5 points

So far, Big Hit Entertainment made a great deal to set TXT and BTS apart. What BTS did was to feature their style in their debut song “No More Dream,” and that is their strong persona. This was different in TXT, where they show themselves as calm and cool persons. Remember that first impression lasts.

  • Date is set – 0 points.

Let me tell you why I gave zero points to this.

Almost all videos released have a date set on the video. This will let fans tell if this is released for this year or last year. This is the only thing they missed, but also important.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 90.43%

Final Words

Remember that Big Hit in the past created 6ACES, where rumors tell that it will replace BTS. But considering what happened now, it was not fulfilled. They then created TXT, and it does not replace the longstanding group. As to 6ACES, we may have wondered on what happened to them now, as no news of them was heard as of this writing.

Anyway, given that the newbie group set their music right, we might wonder on what will they show to us further.

This music is a good start for them, and it caters well for those who want to find diversity in this genre. Some points that should be considered are minimal, and hope this will inspire them in their journey.

SHINee (샤이니) – Good Evening (데리러가)(Full English Misheard Lyrics)

We are on another encounter with SHINee, with their song Good Evening.

Considering the misheard lyrics below, the alternate title for this song is “Chocolate, Joke On Yoongi“. So does this mean that chocolates have a role in playing jokes on Suga? Well, let’s see.

Lyrics posted in the video are underlined here.

You may play this video while reading the following contents. Enjoy the misheard lyrics of “Good Evening” (데리러가) (SHINee/샤이니) from TweetNewscaster!


Book a nun. Order me, to throw marlin
Mentor could hit at me, so who can shit?
Building, yeah, callin no more good Sarah
Can’t butter me on

Older man,
She’ll love a Barney
Yeah, room
Make a darn motel
My Mara, now go ship phone girl
Show man, oh!

Die bit shower love
Moon rookie, show me nodder
Tell me, don’t cut
(Where me don’t cut)

God shall more love
Not a single car, you’ll chicken
Tell me, tall car
(Tell me, don’t car)

Tell me don’t cut (Tell me tall car)
Tell me don’t cut (Tell me tall car)

I run. Hey, you! I tear up, she

Fairy, your car.
He banner. I’ll share love more
He’ll tell here you’re car
(Tell here you’re car)

Up shimmer, back her me, na na none
The only cob. I’ll chicken. Make a make a, may gay roam car
Whole lesson, could he mole Baam Baam Baam?
Can meet? He cheer a chicken. Dory Dory Dory, on car

Should jam do jar or on carpool? So me!
No one may suck idiot, who should pee. Gee!
But on ship, Dad may hammer a car
May I? Mommy joke a pack, a hey
Should a soup do reign? Nope, yeah!

Chocolate, joke on Yoongi nature.
In the gong, he’s so…
Soon, carpool a gay to go
Moose cat, oh

None, I’ll go ring. Go the gall, gone, so go!
Oh, say some modern guitar. My roof on nigga
Mom on Joe, “Why you ship phone? He model zoom gun.”
Shoot her people? Done!

I can feel, who are looking each other with the star
Let’s see your eyes. Don’t slips? Check!
She’s your huddle. Peep your dad who to
Two mall, he meant to do cut her
If you mean name, am an your viand
Shall done what? Hanky bitchy brand

Doll bit, shower love
Moon rookie show me nodder
Tell me don’t cut
(Where he don’t cut?)

God shall more love
Not a single car, you’ll chicken
Tell me, tall car
(Naked on car)

Tell me, don’t cut (Naked on car)
Tell me, don’t cut (Naked on car)

Tell who mean you naked up she… Naked on car
Marry too car

He banner. I’ll share love more
He’ll tell here you’re car
(Tell here you’re car)

I share my mocker here, banana
The only coward, chicken
Make a maker. Make hero car
I’m just a goodie. Whole Baam Baam Baam
Can he make? I share a chicken. Dory Dory Dory, on car

Chuck, he know. Leave one. He make a
Meghan make a make a Meghan
He’d banner. I’ll chill a maker
Dory Dory, there hero car!