PoMinitSrut made a Japanese cumback, but since it's PoMinit and not Hyuna, no one really noticed. CEPT ME.
4Minute's new Japanese single PV is kinda atypical for this kind of song. Though at first blush a typical dance-in-a-box with closeups PV, Love Tension's presentation feels more like a tech demo for an 3D-enabled HDTV. It's quite odd. This manifests most obviously in the group dance scenes.
|No idea what exploding crystals and redlines have to do with a Love Tension though.|
|Female-version fap dance?|
As for the dance, there's not much of it present in the PV. From what we do see of the dance, it doesn't look like anything too fancy or terribly complicated. Nothing is fantastic, but nothing sticks out as horrible or oddly choreographed.
|Pretty shrug-worthy, amirite Jiyoon?|
It does get bonus points from me for minimizing Hyuna's presence in both the PV and song. I was extremely surprised to see Hyuna hardly in the PV at all. She doesn't get any more closeups than everyone else in the PV, and she only pulls center duty once or twice! Her vocal presence in the song is limited to a couple of random talky-bits, without two rap lines to rub together! Shocking, very shocking.
This does have the added effect of giving everyone else a chance to shine, and they take every opportunity to this time around. Special mention must go to Jihyun who looks smoking hot in this PV. JUST LOOK AT HER:
|I don't get why they didn't let her draw a complete heart though, why would you edit|
the PV this way?!
And like I said earlier, the whole PV feels like a 3D TV tech demo, so everything is very crisp and shiny. Very slick presentation with a strange emphasis on water and cars. Guess nothing showcases the technical capabilities of your TV better than a cool car and hot girls.
Solid song backed by a PV that looks like it came straight off the 3D TV showroom.
- solid song
- minimal Hyuna (I'm sure the fans of the other 4 Minutes + Hyuna haters will appreciate this the most)
- excellent styling
- random 3D-like explodey tetrahedrals and laser beams
- fairly standard production
- dykish Jiyoon
- awkward dance break
I give this a 3.75 out of 5 (You may be questioning this score but JIHYUN PUT THE WHOLE TEAM ON HER BACK, DOE).