For our another MV Review, we have now Apink, with their song Everybody Ready?
Pardon if I haven’t done a review on their song Eung Eung, (but anyways I included them in my set of misheard lyrics video). As this is the first time for me to do a review of their song as a group, and first time to review a fan song, it was particularly exciting for me to do it.
With so many new groups coming this May, and with older groups coming back, as earlier pointed out, improvements will be done on MV Reviews. This is to save time, and for readers not to be overwhelmed by long articles. But before the author reviews this, you may watch their video below:
- Video must have a storyline – 5 points.
They made the storyline simple, by defining the various places they travel while riding. On the other hand, they express the story on partying while inside a house.
1theK, in its YouTube page, describes what’s in the song:
Celebrating its 8th anniversary this year, Apink is releasing digital single [Everybody Ready?].
The members, who have prepared their fan songs every year for the fans who always go with Apink, chose a special genre this time.
They wanted to sing the joy of being one that they felt while meeting fans through concerts and albums from the start of 2019, and put the whishes into the song.
- Theme must be consistent and clear – 5 points.
Theme consistent is on party and travel themes.
- Moral lesson must be clearly stated – 5 points
Primarily, the moral lesson that is explicitly stated is on their appreciation of fans. Also, at 1:29, they are teaching us to take care of our pets.
- They must impart something beneficial for their viewers – 5 points
Apparently, they are teaching the viewers that we have to take a break, or have vacations. This helps us to reflect and unwind amidst the stress and busy schedules we have today.
- Inject sense of humor in the music video – 10 points
I find the scene at 1:20 very funny, where the two played on the bathtub. They imagined as if they were sailing. That in itself deserves a perfect score.
- Ability of the song to make it to mainstream media – 3 points
Since this is intended to be heard by fans, I doubt if this will be taken up by mainstream media.
- Review by other sites – 5 points
TheBiasList reviewed the song as sharing similar genre with High School Musical, particularly on its upbeats. And necessarily, this effectively serves as their throwback song, deviating from their previous “electronic backdrops” that made them known.
Though they used ordinary concepts from other groups, the blogger still prefers this. The final seconds of the song would be very intriguing, and as he pointed out, it “would be a welcome addition to any live show.”
- Review of the music video as a whole – 5 points
This is actually not their comeback song, but can be interpreted as “coming back” for their fans.
It can be seen that they really enjoyed a lot in producing this. They are creating this just to entertain Pink Pandas who exerted their efforts in supporting them. In fact, as some pointed out, they are doing this yearly as an expression of thanks.
- Other factors
- Shares resemblance with other members – 5 points
At various timestamps (1:55, 2:09 – 2:10, 2:56 – 2:57), Naeun resembles Solar of Mamamoo.
A member at 3:04 resembles Jeongyeon of TWICE:
- Shows appreciation for their fans – 5 points
I decided to add another factor, as this is a very important task for the stars. By doing this annually, Apink always ensures their fans that they appreciate the latter’s efforts. This is also to encourage other stars to do the same for their fans.
TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 93.33%
This was rated too high, but they deserve this grade. Like Dreamnote’s Hakuna Matata, this is what I want in a music video.
Since this is a song primarily intended for their fans, and they did not feature their dance, the two criteria related to these is hereby removed.
Hope their annual project for their fans push other to do the same continuously. This will be a lot of help if more K-Pop groups will do it, as they will benefit from it in the end.