A brief reprieve from the Hwayoung-gate scandal, here's a long-awaited review of Wooyoung's solo debut MV.
DISCLAIMER: This review is going to be gif-laden eyecandy for the fangirls, so fellas might want to skip this.
Wooyoung's solo debut came a bit out of left wing since no one was really expecting it, from him least of all. You would think a solo from Taecyeon or even Nichkhun would come first, but that's the way JYP's cookie crumbled.
Anyway, Sexy Lady's MV is straight up dance in a box with "sexy" walking around a club. There isn't even the barest scraps of a storyline that I can
bullshit interpret here, so I won't even bother. Unless of course you consider Wooyoung heading to the club and walking around looking for the next bitch he's going to take back to the crib a storyline.
As such, the majority of the MV is fairly standard for this kind of release. Throw Wooyoung and some dancers into a box or two, shine some lights in there for fancy effect, and vary the camera angles for even more fancy effect, and you've got the majority of Sexy Lady's MV in a nutshell. Some dance highlights I found hilarious.
|Best new dancemove ever. The seizure fingerbanging/humping ass-slap is genius.|
|It's like the KPop interpretation of an Irish river dance.|
|This "ottoke" dance bit is the point dance. At least I think it is.|
|"THRUST ME TOO OPPA, THRUST ME LIKE YOUR CHEAP SLUTS AT THE CLUB"|
|"FUCKING STRIP, YES UNF CUM TO UMMA"|
|"SHOW ME MORE OF THAT BODY I FAPPED TO IN THE MEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE"|
|Fangirl: "OPPA WHY ARE YOUR ARMS SO MUSCULAR AND STRONK?"|
Wooyoung: "ALL THE BETTER TO FUCK YOU WITH, MY DEAR"
The song itself is a typical summer club banger. But don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean it's a bad thing at all. I personally enjoyed the pounding beat and the blaring synth this song brings to the table. 2PM, let alone Wooyoung, aren't the strongest of singers (to put it lightly), so it was nice to see him stay firmly within his range and not attempt any vocal acrobatics (mostly, more on that later). The autotune on his voice, while quite prevalent throughout the song, was applied rather lightly each time so that he didn't sound like Steven Hawking but instead like a Western release's club anthem.
This song doesn't go without gripes though. My primary beef with this song is the attempt at being a real singer Wooyoung makes towards the climax. I didn't need that slow breakdown AT ALL, it was an entirely unnecessary addition to the song that only breaks the flow. Those kind of parts are usually reserved for the main vocals to start belting and earning their keep, but since Wooyoung can't sing for shit, it came off as really weak and forced. Oh and for anyone wondering about the random dance break in the MV, it is thankfully absent from the actual song itself, so it's only a negative for the MV.
|Wooyoung stole this off of Jo Kwon's MV too.|
Wooyoung's solo gets down in da club without any other 2PM oppas cockblocking him at every turn.
- great club banger for the summer
- solid visuals
- plenty of fanservice for the ladies
- nothing particularly innovative
- dance break
- song's buildup to the climax is completely unneeded/unwanted (the more I listen to this song, the more this bothers me)
I give this MV a 3 out of 5, but the song gets a 3.75 out of 5 on its own.