I can’t help it. That “Shimmy, Shimmy” needs to be added to the title.
Last July 18, SMEnt finally released EXO’s comeback song Ko Ko Bop, much to EXO-L’s delight. EXO’s been lying low for a while so this comeback is definitely much-awaited and considered long-overdue to fans.
So here are my two-cents on the video and the song. Yes, I do have two separate opinions about the MV and the song itself.
The MV is trippy (in a very good way)! As expected of most Kpop music videos, the colors are basically “in your face”. The blues and greens, which are very prominent in the video, give off a pretty cool aesthetic. Combined with the splashes of reds, yellows, pinks here and there reminded me of those colorful gumballs. Basically, I think, the whole video is one Gumball Machine and EXO and everything else are gumballs.
No? Ok, I’m stopping right here.
As always, the boys’ visuals never disappoints, and though I facepalm myself everytime I see Baekhyun’s mullet and Kai’s dreads, the group’s overall look still hits a punch.
And yes I have to make mention of Kai’s well-toned abs, Sehun’s slightly open shirt, and Xiumin! OMG have you seen Xiumin?!? His visuals in this comeback definitely stood out!
Ko Ko Bop is… I don’t really know how I feel about the song. I didn’t like it when I first heard it so I’ve listened to it a couple more times just to see if my opinion would be slightly different. I think after doing so all I can conclude is that it is an okay song. There are definitely parts where it sticks to you like Chen’s “It goes down, down baby” (Chen’s vocals always gets me) and the part where they sing “Ah woo”, which sounds really good by the way, BUT was it a strong comeback song? I think no.
I remember when I heard Growl for the first time, I knew right off the bat it was an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G song, and I still think so. I even blogged about it at that time because I was that impressed by it.
You can check out the post HERE if you’re interested. Sadly, I didn’t feel the same impact with Ko Ko Bop.
As a whole, EXO’s 4th album “THE WAR”, is for sure better than their previous ones. Their sound definitely matured and got better and I really dig that. I just happen to finish listening to the album last night, and I must say, for now, my favorites are “Going Crazy” and “The EVE”.
Speaking of The EVE, how excited was I to wake up and see this golden fancam on my youtube feed?
There’s a non-fancam version of this performance, but I prefer this one better because I get to see the group dance as a whole without the camera going back and forth between members and making me dizzy af. Plus, we can all better appreciate their very rude choreography in this angle more.
I want an MV of this song ASAP!!!