Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Song: That XX by G-Dragon

Song: That XX

Language: Korean

About: G-Dragon is finally back with a solo mini album. The songs range in style and meaning, showing off many of G-Dragon's vocal abilities with high and low notes. His talent as a lyricist is apparent and hopefully it can still be enjoyed by those who won't understand a word of Korean. The few English lines that are in That XX are perfectly placed to enhance meaning.

His voice is beautifully controlled to fit a conflicted, but resigned mood. The entire song isn't sung the same way, but does stick to a certain emotion. The soft music with the clear guitar is a wonderful accompaniment in order to not clog up G-Dragon's voice. I don't think I could count the number of times I have listened to this song.

The music video is also one of my favorites because it intends to follow the song meaning. K-pop videos usually consist of colorful lights and the artist dancing like their life depends on it. But usually the music videos don't seem to have much to do with the actual song. This one though uses camera angles to create tension within G-Dragon himself for wanting to treat his girl better, but continuing to hurt her. It goes from sharp to soft shots that relay a certain atmosphere and feel.

Oh! The beep is for "sekki", which apparently translates to "bastard".

Official MV:

With Romanization and English:

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