As soon as Big Bang’s special edition Still Alive was released, all of its tracks are placed in high rankings on various music websites.
The song “Monster” which was released at midnight of June 3 swept all the first rankings of online music websites including Cyworld, M.net, Dosirak, Bugs, and Soribada.
Moreover, four other songs of the album (“Ego,” “Feeling,” “Bingle Bingle,” and “Still Alive”) continued the rankings, from the second to the fifth on Cyworld, M.net and Bugs. People named this phenomenon “lining up,” and the group’s strong potential in the market amazed them once again because this mini-album brought about the same effect as releasing an official album.
Particularly, the title track “Monster” has attracted attention with pre-released teasers, and it did not disappoint viewers. Spectacular visual effects and the lyrics based on a decent story stand out, helping viewers understand why the group is recognized as the best singing group not only in Korea but also around the world.
The chorus includes a line in which a man says, “I love you. Baby, I’m not a monster,” to his lover who leaves him cold-heartedly. In the music video, however, the line is replaced by the scenes where members are changed into monsters, generating a heartrending emotion.
The music video was expected to appeal with best visual effects. Without a doubt, it succeeded in impressing viewers when each member appeared with different version of monster interpreted in his own way. Living up to its title of “trend leader,” the group maintained stylish fashion.
During the latter half of the work, special effects alone took about a month to wrap up. As a result, the video has a high quality like any other blockbusters. The moment you see it, you will be totally absorbed by it and have no idea how five minutes have passed.
Still Alive is composed of five songs in which some are new and some from the previous mini-album: “Monster”; “Feelings” composed by the worldly-renowned German DJ Boys Noize, G-Dragon, and T.O.P; “Still Alive,” the full version of “Alive” which was listed as an intro track in the previous mini-album and dearly loved with short but strong impression; “Bingle Bingle” composed of YG’s head producer Teddy and G-Dragon; and “Ego” which describes a man falling in love.
The album is specially designed as a collaborated work with Hyundai Card, and the copies will hit the shelves on June 6. For now, Big Bang is busy performing a world tour concert in Japan with 255,000 fans.
Source: TV Report