Announcement: Pardon for delays on MV Reviews this August. We are catching up on publishing reviews for July releases, but rest assured that reviews for August releases are in progress.
For our another review, we will feature for the first time UHSN (Foreign Female Students). For a bit of info, this group is composed of girls from different nationalities, who are given chance to feel what’s inside K-Pop. They are Lisu (Estonia/Sweden), Vlada (Ukraine), Nada (Egypt), Oline (Norway), Mind (Thailand), Maria (United States), Deesee (Russia), Erii (Japan), Livia (Sweden), and Luna (Poland).
If not careful enough, one might get confused on group’s name with that of GWSN (Girls in the Park) and WJSN (Cosmic Girls).
No one gave a written MV review on this, considering that this is also part of K-Pop, albeit performed by non-Koreans. So, I have to touch on this. They also need to be featured in K-Pop even for a moment, hence this MV review.
The storyline revolves on a girl who, after playing with the cassette recorder, imagines herself with her friends playing, running, and dancing together. At the end of the song, she wakes up and smiles but cries as she remembers this moment. Meanwhile, the fun theme present is consistent in the video.
Viewers might learn the lesson of having fun and playing outside. They might also find it useful to appreciate people from other cultures. It also helps that they feature cassette tapes, where people like me used to play it before MP3 players and Spotify were created. Viewers will benefit from experiencing simple living through these tapes.
Review as whole
As a whole, this MV is very catchy, with bop, and lively. Some funny scenes featured were on 1:49 – 1:50, where they play bubbles as if they blow it. With regards to the tune, the term popsicle is being repeated so many times. That’s a minor problem, but it serves as an upbeat to most parts. Another thing: The ending was tearful, since that would be the only time that they were together.
Their project will be useful for agencies to open up its doors to more non-Koreans, noting that more Koreans (and K-Pop lovers) also want this stuff. It would be helpful for the agency handling it to provide a permanent group like this, if not planning to reunite them again. This will change perception of K-Pop, and will add more flavor to leading genre in the coming years.
The group shares some similar scenes with BLACKPINK, Lovelyz, and MOMOLAND. At 0:29, this shares the bus concept with Lisa on Playing With Fire. 1:18 shares similarities with As If It’s Your Last. 2:57 – 3:30 shares similarities with When We Were Us, where they throw pillows. Finally, 2:02 shares the bus concept in I’m So Hot.
Other factor added was that Mind looks like BLACKPINK’s Lisa. What a coincidence, since both are Thais.
TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 91.00%
|Appearance||5||No Halloween, Easter, etc.||5|
|Appearance||6||No astrology featured||5|
|Appearance||7||Less horror featured||5|
|Appearance||8||Not too revealing outfits||5|
|Music||10||Not too deafening||4|
|Dance||11||Learned easily even by beginners||5|
|Dance||12||Not too sensual||5|
|Lessons||13||Moral lesson clearly stated||5|
|Lessons||14||Impart something beneficial for viewers||5|
|Other Matters||15||Sense of humor||6|
|Other Matters||16||Make it to mainstream media||1|
|Other Matters||17||Review by other sites|
|Other Matters||18||Review of MV as a whole||5|
|Other Matters||19||Shares concepts from other groups||5|
|Resemblance with other groups||5|