We are now on our second review of Super Junior, with their reunion song Super Clap.
We discussed thoroughly the group in an earlier review. Since they provided another comeback for them as a complete group, will they still astound us after several years? Let’s see:
(Side Note: This release was pushed several days later as respect for Sulli. And unfortunately, as KPopReviewed stated, we would not see Heechul, Sungmin, and Kangin reuniting with them due to various issues.)
The storyline tells of them practicing their dance. In line with this, they are giving invitation to the office. This is to see them perform and dance at the airport. Later they are given red carpet.
The music video features settings in the office, dinner, and tennis court. This helps viewers see what is happening in these places, and how people there behave. Beneficial is on featuring what’s happening inside office, featuring arcade dance and for tennis (for exercise).
Funny scene was on the secretary who always takes notes. Added to the fun are on officemates who throw paper, and on members as they react on using the arcade dance.
Review as whole
Brassy beats are played at the start before they sing. The rest of the music prefers to be funky, and is upbeat in a special way. And to note that they did not use Latin beats this time. This is the kind of music I did not see with Super Junior as far as I know.
With regards to dance, the group prefers less energetic dances, which I also understand as they age. However, they managed to keep the moves as uplifiting as possible.
Some symbolisms can be seen here in Super Clap. The red carpet represents their return to the K-Pop scene. It can be remembered that they had been incomplete for eight years due to military service. This time, they are beginning to fly again, as represented by plane flying at the end of the MV.
As an Elf, you will also agree that it’s awkward, but fun to see Super Junior still performing after several years. This is something you won’t see from any agency except from SM. Added 10 points will be given to the group for this.
As such, I have a joke:
2009: Super Junior
2019: Super Senior
Review by others
KPopReviewed noted that the group uses “catchy and groovy” songs in their instrumentals, which adds to song’s being polished. This is not seen in them during their heydays. While the MV was plain, and their performance was constricted, at least they did well.
TheBiasList pointed out that the group is going to a retro “disco funk” beat, which does not disappoint him. The straightforward music does not waste time doing tempo shifts, and claps are plenty. Arrangement is also done to give extra sexiness. The only pull-down factor was that of music being lighthearted.
TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 90.48%
Assessment: Very Good
|Appearance||3||Colorful/color fits emotions||5|
|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||5|
|Dance||11||Learned easily even by beginners||5|
|Dance||12||Not too sensual||5|
|Lessons||13||Moral lesson clearly stated||3|
|Lessons||14||Impart something beneficial for viewers||4|
|Other Matters||15||Sense of humor/expresses emotions||7|
|Other Matters||16||Make it to mainstream media||2|
|Other Matters||17||Review by other sites||4|
|Other Matters||18||Review of MV as a whole||5|
|Other Matters||19||Longevity of Super Junior||10|