When news broke out that Seungri was going to have a solo comeback, I was rather shocked. YG is notorious for being a really shitty organizer, and Seungri's solo comeback had been teased on and off for a long time coming now. Ever since Daesung got into that unfortunate car accident, Big Bang has pretty much been left to their own devices. Considering how hard YG is dickriding his trainees and GD and CL, I was beginning to lose hope on ever seeing Seungri or TOP release some new solo material. ((RIP in peace GD&TOP vol 2, RIP in peace TOP solo mini/full-length))
Even so, I had pretty high expectations for this comeback. Seungri's last one (which was his "debut" 2 and a half years ago, apparently) was really good and a solid mini album overall. Those tracks were leaps and bounds ahead of the trash we're getting from YG now, so when we got the first notes from the teasers, I was hyphy as fuck. On the visual hand, those initial teasers also happened to drip with sex, almost like the whores he fucks and towels. I'm talking 19+ ratings, so my expectations were even higher. I mean, when you give us shit like
you would expect the MV to be an orgy of sex, expensive jewelry, and other trophy-like displays of power/wealth like a rapper's MV. Instead, I was rather disappointed with the the
comparatively downright tame offering we actually got.
Gotta Talk to U's MV is kind of a storyline MV, kind of a dance-in-a-box MV hybrid. Taking its source material literally for once, the "plot" (if you could call it that) is about Seungri's voyeuristic tendencies. He plays a troubled (l0l) young man who discreetly (not really) spies on the hot girl living in the high-rise across the street from him.
|He sees you when you're showering, he knows when you're awake.|
|Observe, the mating ritual of the South Korean popstar its natural habitat.|
|Click to EXPAND|
But who really cares, l0l
Not exactly the most groundbreaking work of artistic merit, but the consistency of the song's lyrics and MV concept is kind of refreshing for a change. We get so many bullshit MVs that make absolutely no sense, especially considering what the artist is singing about, so I thought it got huge points for that at least.
Aside from the admittedly hilarious MV plotline, I thought the dance bits were a toss up between also hilarious and bizarre/lazy.
|WTF is this Matrix lean shit, l0l0l0l|
|Not sure if this is how he beats the meat or towels his hos.|
|He be on that suit and turtleneck shit, meng.|
That's also how he fux with his bitches.
The song itself also does not disappoint. Literally one of, if not the best things YG has released since... 2011 (Big Bang's Tonight promo cycle, in my opinion.). Seungri's always been kinda nasally and higher pitched in vocal color, so this kind of softer mid/high-tempo piece fits him well. Bonus points for no rap, no dubstep, and no straining for vocal acrobatics!! You might find fault with his Engrishy "I'ma huserrin'" hook, but I thought it was hilarious because it pretty much describes him as a person.
|Fuck bitches, still get money.|
Not to mention the rather good "Hard Remix" we get of this song too. Personally, I like the original better, but the remix is quite the crubbanga. I can see him smashing the pussy to his own remix.
TL;DR: Best YG song in ages. If you like Seungri, you jizz. If you hate YG, this might change your mind.
- song is jjangbak af
- Seungri in suit and tie and turtleneck instead of trashy "en vogue"
- Seungri toweling/masturbating gif
- "I'm huserrin'"
- I was lied to (didn't get 19+ rating MV release)
- "I'ma huserrin'"
- bizarre editing
I give this song/MV a 4.25 out of 5. Seriously, I fucking love this shit.