October has been an exciting year for many album and music video releases. SHINee came back with their hit track Everybody, Jaejoong came out with his new music video Just Another Girl, and during the week, Trouble Maker returned with Now (There is No Tomorrow). And though these music videos are popular for a reason, this does not mean that the videos which views did not exactly reach unreachable heights should be disregarded since Korea produces a number of amazing music videos every month, and even those at the bottom of the totem poll deserve much more merit than what they are given.
Here are just some fo the music videos released in October that deserves about four hundred more rewatches:
First in the line of releases is AOA's 흔들려 (Confused)
Though this does not contain all of the elements I wish to see in a music video, especially for recently debuted groups, this video cannot be discredited at all because you'd still watch it from start to finish. I haven't gotten all of the members of AOA down yet (and the fact that they all wear the same thing in this video doesn't help at all because I can't tell any of them apart) but I'm getting there. The song isn't all cutesy-- it still has a bit of a bite to it, the dance is hypnotizing, and it makes up for the lack of substance in the actual video.
Next is Park Ji Yoon with Mr. Lee
Park Ji Yoon became a member of Mystic 89 in 2013 spring. Yoon Jong Shin is the leader producer in Mystic 89. The Mystic 89 and Park Ji Yoon's new project has its point on amplifying the musical talents that she has. They focus on her special one-and-only vocals of her.This album's title song [Mr.Lee] is composed and written by the famous hip-hop musician Primary. It has retro fun beat and addictive chorus. It also shows the special voice Park Ji Yoon in an amazing way. It talks about a girl who is roaming around the man she is interested in. Rapper San E joined as featuring to make the song even better.
The music video was released on October 17, and since then it has not even reached a million views. Apart from Park Jiyoon's vocals, credit is also due to the very making of the music video. It's fresh, it's different, and it has a dash of entertainment to go with the pretty faces. This combine visually appealing with substance in a very subtle way and definitely deserves more love.
Jay Lee is next on the list with his MV I'm Sorry
Jay Lee is a solo RnB artist under KTMusic. The music video has a lot of heart to it, a lot of emotion that really stays with you, and it was presented in such a soft, pretty way-- not in the usual dramatic, in-your-face angst that some music videos do when showcasing melancholy. It's just a really well-made video in my eyes, and a lot of the details that are consistent throughout the video can hardly be overlooked.
Next on the list is a band named Jaurim with their music video Twenty Five, Twenty One (스물다섯, 스물하나 )
This music video tells the story of a person wasting away little by little, and with the song as well as the video, everything ties together beautifully. There isn't much to be said about it since a lot can interpreted from just watching it.
The next music video is Standing Egg's recent release Today I (나 오늘따라)
Standing Egg is probably one of my favorite K indie bands existing to date. This isn't my favorite video of theirs since they have released some amazing ones in the past, but it's still within the ball park of their great video releases. When it comes to heart break and loneliness, Standing Egg can take the cake. They interpret their songs beautifully on screen.
So, these were the music video releases of this month of October that deserves more credit than they did. If you find others that you thing should be on this list, don't be afraid to share them in the comments.