On our roll of reviews, we will pick another soloist, this time Lovelyz’s Kei in her song I Go. This is the first time we review a soloist from that group. Sorry also for not reviewing Babysoul, but we will do it this time with Kei.
Using her real name Kim Jiyeon signifies her readiness to embark on solo projects. Will she cling on to the styles used by her group, or attempt to draw her own style? Let’s see here:
(Side Note: As of present, Queendom recently ended its episode. There they tried different genres, and showcased their talents. This helped a lot also for them to be known more. Wishing the best of luck to the group!)
As she goes backward with time, it becomes dark, and as she finds out later, she is being thrown in a series of flashbacks. This kind of throwback tells of her in a paradise, later being trapped in a dark dimension in the other side.
The throwback recalls her visiting various beautiful places, the latest touching a painting of the other place. Meanwhile, the cloud arrow tells of her going to fields where auroras can be seen. The story ends with the girl holding a bright orb. As she holds the sun, everything shines brighter.
Viewers will have a good deal on MV as it features clocks, nature, and piano. Hope this sparks interest for viewers to be nature lovers and be time-conscious.
Review as whole
Gleaning from the MV, its meaning can be drawn up from the broken pieces of time. This meant that time is not being of importance, or that we desire to be free, and not being bridled by time.
I do appreciate her hollow voice, which carries us throughout the whole MV. Also, the finale proved to be moderately tuned even if it started with her high note. However, even in slower mode (unlike that of Lovelyz), she won’t convince me to cry for it unlike their previous lead track.
For a bit of improvement, they have to provide a description in Woolim Ent or 1theK YouTube page.
Noteworthy was on Woolim always featuring 1theK logo at the beginning and end of the MV. As of now, Woolim and RBW (and to lesser extent FNC) are consistent in this act.
We will add some changes starting in this review: (1) Uploaded vids featuring 1theK logo will earn extra five points, and (2) if said 1theK video is prominently featured in YouTube, extra five points will be given also. If these are not complied, no points, but these will not be pull-down factors.
On the other hand, I find the title a bit funny. If it be misheard in Korean, that would be awful. I Go, if misheard, will be Aigoo (아이구). It’s as if you go, then later on tell “Geez!”
Review by others
TheBiasList has a particular interest over Kei, being the member who gives more than required effort. Being more like Lovelyz’s b-side track, it would’ve been better if Woolim gave more solid material for her, like doing a pattern from BoA’s work. Worse, this wastes her pleasant voice and lacks sense of direction as the song paints her as very serious.
Being a vocalist of Lovelyz, KPopReviewed told that Kei has to add some spice to stand out, which she did. While instrumentals are “classic,” the “fantastic” feel from Lovelyz is present in this MV. Had she picked a very serious performance, this will drag her down. Negative point was on too many spoilers at the end, which tend to be messy.
TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 90.53%
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|
|Dance||12||Not too sensual|
|Lessons||13||Moral lesson clearly stated||4|
|Lessons||14||Impart something beneficial for viewers||5|
|Other Matters||15||Sense of humor/expresses emotions||5|
|Other Matters||16||Make it to mainstream media||1|
|Other Matters||17||Review by other sites||4|
|Other Matters||18||Review of MV as a whole||3|
|Other Matters||19||Uploads video to 1theK||10|
|Features 1theK logo (Bonus points)||5|
|Prominently features 1theK vid (Bonus points)|