For the first time ever, I have put Korean hangul in the title of this review. I know right, such a big milestone. 너무 Very 막 is a brand new song released by the band MYNAME just last week. It translates roughly to “too very so MUCH”. As you can see, the title is really nothing to be proud of. They made their last comeback with Day By Day back in 2013, and later went on to release their first (?) Japanese album with the single of F.F.Y in 2014 (which also won Best Japanese Song for 2014. You can check out the other awards HERE!).
Hmmm.. There is this common trend going through many KPOP songs at the moment. They take 2 or more genres and smash them up into one song. It could be a ridiculously mess or an amazing sounding song that blows your mind. To me this song, it is a mixture of both. Parts of this song don’t really match up and it feels disconnected. But as a whole, the song was actually a whole song, so I really could not decide whether it was entirely bad or good. It has a hip hop feel to it, but then the song cut to a very slow instrumental and it got me cringing. I have to be honest, the song is pretty catchy and I guess that is why I keep going back to the song. Their rapping and vocals have been improving and it is kind of hard that a few years back they were doing ballad type songs.
The music video was not funny. People said that they were laughing throughout and my initial thoughts were “really?”. I understand that the music video was meant to be humorous, but just watching it got me confused. I really don’t know sometimes the point of Korean comedy. Sometimes it is funny, sometimes it just makes them look really stupid. Maybe I was born in the era of stand up comedy and am really just used to people standing up and telling jokes rather than acting them out. Like the ambulance scene. A saw and a jack-hammer was used to “operate” on the dude. Actually, the whole ambulance crew rocked up as if they were going to a construction site. And then they cut to something like a limbo scene (which I kind of get, just don’t know why the ambulance men would be there). And then they cut to some factory that produces brains. The they attempt to catch the girl that they have fallen for? You see, none of this make sense. And I am really disappointed about that. (And I am very disappointed in my grammar in this paragraph.)’
Dance was pretty cool. That word they keep on repeating in the song (mainly by the rapper and that chipmunk voice) means headache, and I just love it how they have a dance move that kind of represents you hitting your head during a headache. The dance overall was lively and happy.
Song was okay. Music video was terrible. Dance was pretty good. 4/10