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Talking about Red Light – f(x)

Hey guys!

How have you all been? 🙂 Today’s Talking about is on f(x)’s Red Light! Yes, that’s right, f(x) is finally back after what seems like a very very long time! I think of the group as often having really fresh and unique concepts, and after seeing the teaser pictures, it seemed like Red Light would be like that too. Enough of the babbling (more to come of that at the end of the post!), let’s get to this title track! 

f(x) is a group under SM Entertainment formed in 2009. The members consist of Victoria, Amber, Luna, Sulli and Krystal. 

Song: Well….I must say, I’m not really in love with the song. Maybe it still has to grow on me and suddenly I’ll be super obsessed with it… As of now though, I don’t feel this way about the song. This isn’t to say that I have negative feelings about it, because that certainly isn’t the case. It is really cool (It seems quite sophisticated) and different from other songs I’ve listened to, which is definitely a plus side and added charm. It has an awesome and powerful sound to me, and what amazes me the most is how distinctive it is! What I mean by that is how much of a new take they’ve taken, which I don’t see (often, if ever) in the K-Pop scene. Let’s just say that Red Light isn’t my cup of tea (I do really like some parts, some of which are just plain cool and some that are catchy, but I’m not obsessed with the whole song), but I totally see how many people love it.

Video: Awesome video! There doesn’t seem to be a plot to the video (or I didn’t pick up on one at least :P) and I don’t say that as a criticism, but rather to talk about how this take seems to be the most common route for music videos in the K-pop scene nowadays, and that in this case, it allows for the video to develop itself to be aesthetically pleasing, or intriguing at the least. I loved the filters and the colorful projections (like the lines and shapes) on their face, as well as the lighting! They also look really gorgeous, even though it isn’t necessarily the conventional way that idols are styled. There’s a lot going on in this video but this causes attraction, and not confusion, for me. I guess what I’m trying to say, generally, is that I like the look they’re going for. 🙂

Seeing how varied the responses were to this release, I’m going to have to set myself on the middle ground because although I do recognize how much of a fresh, awesome concept they’ve brought after being away for so long (or what seems like a long time :P), I don’t think it necessarily fits within my musical preferences, which probably explains why I’m not so crazy about it. Otherwise, though, I’m happy that f(x) has made a comeback, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing what kinds of songs they have on this album! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and also that you’re having a great week! I’ll talk to you guys again soon, I promise! Make sure to leave me a comment until then! 🙂

P.S. Am I the only one who isn’t too fond of the new WordPress posting window? :S Meh, I guess I’ll get over it once I get used to the system. 😛 

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